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Rada Obliges National TV Channels To Broadcast 75% Of Content In Ukrainian Language

Rada Obliges National TV Channels To Broadcast 75% Of Content In Ukrainian Language

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has obliged the national television channels to broadcast at least 75% of content in the Ukrainian language.

With 226 votes required, 269 lawmakers voted for law No. 5313, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

The law envisages that in the weekly volume of broadcasting time of the national television channels at least 75% of programs, news programs, and movies shall be in Ukrainian in the intervals between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. and between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m..

Local television companies are obliged to broadcast at least 60% of content in the Ukrainian language.

The television channels shall broadcast movies and programs that are not their own product only in the Ukrainian language (other than children's programs and movies and cartoons) except for movies and programs created before August 1, 1991.

A program is considered in Ukrainian if all words of anchorpersons are in Ukrainian.

The law establishes a fine of 5% of license fee for violations.

The law will take effect in four months after the date of publication.

During the first year after the enactment of the law all programs fully or partially created by television companies are considered as made in Ukrainian.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko says the share of content in the Ukrainian language on television is very low.


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