Transcarpathian authorities ask Kyiv to create a new provider of digital broadcasting
The regional authorities have appealed to the State Committee for Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine with a proposal to create another provider and operator of digital broadcasting - the RRT Concern. They believe that currently this state enterprise is the only operator in the region that has proper infrastructure and is able to provide broadcasting of television and radio programs in digital quality.
Since 2011, the only enterprise, that has been introducing digital broadcasting in the DVB-T2 standard, has been the "Zeonbud" Ltd. The enterprise built 6 digital signal transmitters, although it was supposed to build 40. Since 2012, the company has not been extending the network. Currently, only half the population of the region has access to digital broadcasting. Broadcasting is completely absent in Mizhhirya and Volovets districts, partly in Velyky Berezny, Perechyn, Svalyava, Tyachiv, Rakhiv and Irshava districts.
On June 17, the system of analog television broadcasting was to be disabled in Transcarpathia. By the decision of the National Council on Television and Radio Broadcasting, the shutdown was postponed indefinitely.