|Launched||July 15, 1998|
|Owned by||StarLightMedia Group|
|Picture format||16:9 (576i, SDTV)|
|Slogan||"Life is Bright" (Ukrainian: "Життя Яскраве")|
|Astra 4A (Europe/CIS)||12188 H / 30000 / 5/6 (FTA)|
|Amos-3 (Europe/CIS)||11175 H / 30000 / 3/4 (FTA)|
|Available on most cable systems||Check local listings for channels|
The channel was launched on August 15, 1998. 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%.
In 1999-2004 the channel was headed by Oleksandr Tkachenko. 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
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.
- "Six Ukrainian TV channels consolidated into one brand StarLightMedia". Ukrinform. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
- Dmitry Tymchuk, Facebook, translation Vladimir Germanov
- Російське кіно все ще домінує на українському телепросторі (in Ukrainian). Espreso TV. 09.09.2014
- Українські канали показують у день по 7,5 годин російських передач (in Ukrainian). Tvoye misto. 23.09.2014