July 15, 2008

East Ukrainian TV Company Stripped of License for Broadcasting Russian Channels

The Donetsk-based cable television company Nadezhda has been stripped of its license for broadcasting Russian TV channels, the Russian ITAR-TASS news agency reported on 15 July, quoting company's director-general Vadym Pohorzhelskyy.

Pohorzhelskyy said the National Council for Television and Radio Broadcasting stripped the company of the broadcasting license due to the company's unwillingness to remove the Russian-language channels from its schedule.

The Nadezhda broadcasting company provided cable TV to almost 120,000 Donetsk residents, ITAR-TASS said.

Originally published by ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow, in Russian 0509 15 Jul 08.

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