Broadband TV News: Squeeze on Ukrainian cable

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Sept. 20, 2012, 1:56 p.m. | Ukraine | Politics — by Broadband TV News

Larger players of cable market such as the leader, Volia will likely benefit from the introduction of digital TV services.

The introduction of digital TV services is forcing a growing number of small operators to leave the cable market in Ukraine.

This, reports Kommersant, is likely to benefit larger players such as the market leader, Volia.

Smaller operators have also been hit by recent regulatory changes that have seen the number of must-carry channels increase from 16-19, depending on the region the operators serve, to 42, including all that have recently received digital licences.

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