“Eurosport regrets to inform its viewers and general public in Ukraine, that the Ukrainian cable operator Volia, recently announced on its website that it will switch off Eurosport channels from its line-up effective January 1, 2012,” Eurosport said in a statement issued on Dec. 30
“Eurosport would like to inform the Ukrainian public that it has a valid contract with Volia, which was agreed in the beginning of this year and which is valid until the end of 2013. Thanks to this contract Volia has been benefiting from better conditions, including a lower license fee per subscriber,” Eurosport added.
Volia, Ukraine’s leading cable television service provider, announced on Dec. 25 that it would drop Eurosport and Eurosport2 starting Jan. 1 2012. To compensate, Volia said that it would add another sports channel, ViasatSport in its basic package of channels, and offer Russian NTV+Basketball and NTV+Tennis on to its Sports package.