ICTV (Ukraine)

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Ictv ua.png
Owned by StarLightMedia Group
Picture format 16:9 (576i, SDTV)
Country Ukraine
Headquarters Kiev, Ukraine
Website www.ictv.ua

ICTV (in full, International Commercial Television) is a privately held TV channel in Ukraine. Its coverage area allows it to be received by 56.6% of the Ukrainian population, making the channel the fourth in the nation in terms of coverage (trailing the state-controlled UT1 and privately held Inter and 1+1), and third (well ahead of UT1) by the viewers' ratings.

The channel is owned by several business structures connected to the Ukrainian businessman Viktor Pinchuk. It first went on-air on 15 June 1992, and since 1995 it has broadcast 24 hours a day.

Related to the Crimean crises 2014 ICTV broadcasts in Sevastopol ended on 9 March 2014, 14:30 o'clock East European time [1]


Since 2014 ICTV channel was criticised for broadcasting Russian serials. According to the results of monitoring made by "Boycott Russian Films" campaign activists in September this channel was broadcasting 7 hours and 40 minutes of Russian content per day.[2][3] At the end of month the part of Russian origin content took 43% of all broadcasting time.[4] Also, according to activists, ICTV shows almost the biggest amount of serials about Russian law enforcement and army.[5]


  1. ^ Dmitry Tymchuk, Facebook, translation Vladimir Germanov
  2. ^ Російське кіно все ще домінує на українському телепросторі (Ukrainian). Espreso TV. 09.09.2014
  3. ^ Українські канали показують у день по 7,5 годин російських передач (Ukrainian). Tvoye misto. 23.09.2014
  4. ^ Кількість російського контенту на українських екранах збільшується, - дослідження (Ukrainian). Espreso TV. 30.09.2014
  5. ^ Зомби против сериалов (Russian). Channel NEWS. 03.12.2014

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