Ukrainian TV language quotas enforced as of Oct 13
Ukrainian law No. 5313 on amendments to certain laws of Ukraine regarding the language of audiovisual (electronic) mass media came into force on October 13, obliging the national channels to broadcast at least 75% of their content in the Ukrainian language.
The amendments to the Law "On Television and Radio Broadcasting" establish that the national language should account for at least 75% of the total duration of the programs and/or movies (or their parts) in each period of time between 07:00 and 18:00 and between 18:00 and 22:00 in the total weekly volume of broadcasting of national and regional broadcasting organizations.
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As UNIAN reported earlier, the law on Ukrainian music quotas for the country's radio stations came into force on November 8, 2016.
The law stipulates that broadcasters must ensure that the share of the songs in the country's official language (Ukrainian) shall be no less than 35% of the total number of songs broadcast in 24 hours, in particular, at least 35% of the total number of songs played within the time intervals from 07:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 22:00.
However, the broadcasters whose daily content is at least 60% of songs in the official languages of the European Union, in particular at least 60% in the time intervals from 07:00 to 14:00 and from 15:00 to 22:00, should provide the share of Ukrainian songs of no less than 25% of their total number.