Ukrainian Independent Information Agency

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IndustryNews agency
FoundedMarch 1993
HeadquartersKiev, Ukraine
Owner1+1 Media Group[1]

The UNIAN or Ukrainian Independent Information Agency of News (Ukrainian: Українське Незалежне Інформаційне Агентство Новин, УНІАН; Ukrayins'ke Nezalezhne Informatsiyne Ahentstvo Novyn) is a Kiev-based Ukrainian news agency. It produces and provides political, business and financial information, as well as a photo reporting service. In 2012, UNIAN changed its owners which caused the raising number of publications in Russian.

UNIAN is a part of 1+1 Media Group, related to oligarch Ihor Kolomoyskyi.[2][3]


UNIAN Building in Kiev

UNIAN was founded in March 1993 as Ukrainian Independent Information Agency of News.[citation needed]

Since 1995, UNIAN has a monitoring department, which covers the central and regional press and also owns an evening prime-time television.

In 1999, UNIAN created one of the first instant photo news services in Ukraine. As of 2008, the UNIAN photo database and photo archive had more than 200,000 photos.

UNIAN was the first in Ukraine to establish Internet press conferences.

UNIAN has close to 500 media clients worldwide and its photobank includes over 200,000 images.[citation needed]

The agency has its own building, inherited from the period of the Soviet Union. It is situated on Khreshchatyk Street in Kiev.[4]

UNIAN press conference hall[edit]

UNIAN offers own press conference hall to interested customers.[5][6]

UNIAN TV[edit]

Owned by1+1 Media Group
Picture format16:9 576i (SDTV)

UNIAN also runs its own TV channel, UNIAN TV. The channel's content includes news, analytical programs, documentaries, sport and movies. The General Producer of the channel is Vladyslav Svinchenko.[7]

Broadcast details[edit]

The channel is available on satellite, cable and IPTV networks. It broadcasts unencrypted from the AMOS-2 satellite (4.0 W), at 10722 Horizonal, 27500.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ [1], 1+1 Group (18 August 2014)
  2. ^ "President v oligarch". The Economist. 28 March 2015. Retrieved 28 March 2015.
  3. ^ Lydia Tomkiw (25 August 2014). "Ukraine Today jumps into the Ukraine-Russia media war". Christian Science Monitor. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  4. ^ Contact us. UNIAN
  5. ^ Інформація для замовника. UNIAN
  6. ^ List of press conferences in Kiev on 6 March 2018. Kiev city administration. 6 March 2018
  7. ^ "UNIAN TV | 1+1 Media". 1+1 Media Group.

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