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Broadcast Engineering: Ukraine waters down must-carry rule

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Aug. 31, 2012, 8:03 p.m. |

The Ukrainian government will no longer require cable operators to carry all digital terrestrial channels in their program packages after a strong backlash from the industry.
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The Ukrainian government will no longer require cable operators to carry all digital terrestrial channels in their program packages after a strong backlash from the industry. The Ukrainian National Council on Television and Radio announced the controversial rule in July, stating then it would oblige cable operators to carry a “benefits” package comprising all 32 channels licensed for digital broadcasting.

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