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Novyi Kanal (Ukrainian: Новий Канал) is a Ukrainian television channel. The channel is a part of StarLightMedia broadcasting group, created by Viktor Pinchuk.[1]

Novyi Kanal
Новий Канал
The logo of Novyi Kanal
LaunchedJuly 15, 1998
Owned byStarLightMedia Group
Picture format16:9 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan"Life is Bright" (Ukrainian: "Життя Яскраве")
Broadcast areaUkraine
HeadquartersKyiv, Ukraine
DVB-T2MX-2 (14)
Astra 4A (Europe/CIS)12188 H / 30000 / 5/6 (FTA)
Amos-3 (Europe/CIS)11175 H / 30000 / 3/4 (FTA)
Available on most cable systemsCheck local listings for channels


The channel was launched on August 15, 1998.[citation needed] At first, it was broadcast only in Kyiv, but since 1999, it has extended its range to six other regions of Ukraine. Starting in 2000, the channel has been received in more than 17 major cities. Novyi Kanal has been transmitted by satellite since December 20, 2000.

In 2002, Novyi Kanal was third in Ukrainian television ratings after Inter and 1+1. However, the channel's ratings have steadily decreased in recent years: 10.11% in 2004, 9.1% in 2005, 8.5% in 2006, and in 2007, only 7.42%.

Novyi Kanal broadcasts in Sevastopol ended on 9 March 2014 at 14:30 o'clock East European time due to the 2014 Crimean crisis.[2]


In 1999-2004 the channel was headed by Oleksandr Tkachenko [ru]. In 2005-2012 the Novyi was run by Iryna Lysenko. The channel was managed by Vladimir Lokotko since May 2012, in 2019 Alexey Gladushevsky became General Director

Many prominent journalists have worked at the channel since its inception, including Andriy Kulykov, Andriy Shevchenko, Hanna Homonai, Lidiya Taran, and Sviatoslav Tseholko.

Original contentEdit

According to the results of monitoring made by "Boycott Russian Films" campaign activists, there was demonstrated to be an average of 7 h 35 min of Russian content per day during the period from 8th to 14 September 2014.[3][4]

Referred sourcesEdit

  1. ^ "Six Ukrainian TV channels consolidated into one brand StarLightMedia". Ukrinform. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  2. ^ Dmitry Tymchuk, Facebook, translation Vladimir Germanov
  3. ^ Російське кіно все ще домінує на українському телепросторі (in Ukrainian). Espreso TV. 09.09.2014
  4. ^ Українські канали показують у день по 7,5 годин російських передач (in Ukrainian). Tvoye misto. 23.09.2014

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