Channel “Ukraine” is among most viewed national television channels in the country. It reaches 91,1% of all the households in Ukraine. It transmits via analogue transmission network, cable networks, T2 digital broadcasting network and satellite. It combines infotainment, educational, drama and sports programs. The channel was created as a public utility by Donetsk city council in 1993. In 2001 the channel became private for 75% since this part of shares was bought by SCM holding. In 2003 “Television channel “Ukraine” became national from regional.
Media Companies / Groups
Media Group Ukraine
The channel is a part of "Media Group Ukraine" holding, which for 100% is owned by System Capital Management Limited (Cyprus), which through SCM Holdings Limited (Cyprus) is owned solely by Rinat Akhmetov. “System Capital Management” is the only share holder
Donetsk city council
Affiliated Interests Founder
The channel was created as a public utility by Donetsk city council. At that time Volodymyr Rybak was a mayor of Donetsk. He is also one of creators and the first head of the Party of Regions. He was a mayor of Lviv untill 2002. According to “Correspondent”, in March 2001, 75% of shares were bought by SCM (System Capital Management) holding owned by Rinat Akhmetov.
Ievgen Liashchenko, Director of television channel “Ukraine”
Affiliated Interests Ceo
Ievgen Liashchenko came to media business from financial and consulting industry. His first appointment at managerial position was in 1998. He worked as a financial director at Slobozhanska Budivelna Keramika. In 2003-2004 he was a regional director of “Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine”, in 2005-2007 he was a financial director of “Alaska Trade”, in 2007-2011 he worked as a financial director at “London and Regional Properties Ukraine” and in 2011-2012 he was a financial director at Corum (SCM Group). On July 3, 2012 Ievgen became a Financial Director of “Media Group Ukraine”. In 2014 he became the head of the media holding and the Director of television channel “Ukraine”.
Affiliated Interests Editor-In-Chief
Since 1998 Yuri has worked at the television channel “Ukraine” as a journalist and later on as a chief of information service. In 2009 he became the director of the television channel “Donbas” (Donetsk and Luhansk regions). In November 2013 he was appointed as a director of “Regional Media Group” that was a part of “Ukraine” holding. Besides “Donbas” TV-channel, the group included “34 Channel” (Dnipro), “Sigma” (Mariupol) and “TV-Sfera” (Khartsyzk). Since September 2014 Yuri Suhak is the Editor-in-Chief of television channel “Ukraine”.
Other Important People
Affiliated Interests other important people
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In autumn “Ukraine” is to show “Na linii zhyttya” (“At the life line”) drama
Rinat Akhmetov and Dmytro Firtash shared the third place in “Media enemies-2016” nomination
There is no public information about full Supervisory Board of the TV-channel. For the inquiry of “Telekritika” in 2010 SCM company informed that it is the only member of TV-channel Supervisory Board. There is no information about business activities of the channel. The company didn’t respond to the inquiry of MOM.
Sources Media Profile
Unified state register of the Ministry of justice of legal entities, individual entrepreneurs and civic formations. Retrieved in August 2016, from https://usr.minjust.gov.ua/
State register of the National Council of Television and Radio Broadcasting of Ukraine. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://www.nrada.gov.ua/ua/derzhavniyreestr.html
Official web-site of this media. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://kanalukraina.tv/about/
Індустріальний Телевізійний Комітет. Про ІТК. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://www.itk.ua/ua/page/members/
MMR. Новым директором Медиа Группа Украина стал Евгений Лященко. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://mmr.ua/show/novym-direktorom-media-gruppa-ukraina-stal-evgenij-ljaschenko/40209
Official web-site of the media group. Retrieved in August 2016, from http://mgukraine.com