Ukrainian President Zelensky has signed a decree that will consolidate all national television channels in the country into a single platform.
According to the National Regulatory Council, following a decision by the National Security and Defense Council, multiplex operator Zeonbud will work under the Concern of Radio Broadcasting, Radio Communications and Television during the period of martial law. He added that the two bodies must work together to ensure:
The sustainable operation of digital broadcasting facilities and the uninterrupted broadcasting of television channels in MX – 1, -2, -3, -5
Round-the-clock monitoring of terrestrial network, main multiplex station equipment, satellite and terrestrial communication channels
The reservation of satellite channels for the delivery of programs and equipment from the main multiplexing station
Emergency delivery of TV channels to digital transmitters with the involvement of an alternative satellite operator
At the same time, the single platform will unite all national television channels whose program content consists mainly of news and/or news analysis programs.
The National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine considers the implementation of a unified information policy a priority issue of national security, achieved by uniting all national television channels.
The National Council concludes by stating that “this decision was taken in view of the direct military aggression of the Russian Federation, the active dissemination of misinformation by the aggressor state, the distortion of information, as well than justifying or negating the armed aggression of the Russian Federation”. against Ukraine, as well as to get to the truth about the war during the period of martial law in Ukraine”.