BBC launches a TV news programme in Ukrainian on Hromadske TV

We are happy that, through our collaboration with Hromadske TV, we will be able to provide its viewers - as well as the BBC’s digital audiences - with our regional and global reporting and analysisNina Kuryata, Editor, BBC News Ukraine
Date: 26.02.2018     Last updated: 26.02.2018 at 18.10
BBC News Ukraine - BBC News Україна - is launching its first TV programme. From Monday 26 February, the live 12-minute news bulletin will air on the Ukrainian channel, Hromadske TV, at 22.00 local time (20.00 GMT), Monday to Friday. The programme also will be available via the website bbc.ua and the BBC News Ukraine YouTube channel.

The news bulletins in Ukrainian, broadcast live from London, will bring the best of the BBC’s coverage of Ukrainian and global developments. Equipped with touchscreen technology, the dynamic, presenter-led programme will deliver BBC reports and analysis on politics, the economy, business, sports and culture.

The launch is part of the major enhancement of the BBC World Service offer in Africa, Asia and Europe, funded through a £291m grant from the UK Government.

BBC News Ukraine Editor Nina Kuryata comments: “This launch is a landmark for the BBC’s offer in Ukrainian. We are happy that, through our collaboration with Hromadske TV, we will be able to provide its viewers - as well as the BBC’s digital audiences - with our regional and global reporting and analysis.”

Katya Gorchinskaya, Executive Director of Hromadske TV, says: “We are honoured and proud to partner the BBC in this new project. We have shared values and we are very happy that our joint project will help provide Ukrainians with high-quality information in their native language.”

Hromadske TV is broadcast via satellite, online and on cable networks. Its content is also available via the website hromadske.ua, its Facebook page, and Twitter - in Ukrainian @HromadskeUA, English @Hromadske and Russian @HromadskeRU.

In addition to the website bbc.ua and the YouTube channel, BBC News Ukraine delivers its content via Facebook, Twitter - @BBC_ua (in Ukrainian) and @bbcukrainian (in Russian) - Google+ and Instagram.

BBC News Ukraine is part of the BBC World Service.

Notes to Editors
The BBC attracts a weekly global news audience of 346 million people to its international news services including BBC World Service, BBC World News television channel and bbc.com/news.

BBC World Service delivers news content around the world in 40 languages, on radio, TV and digital, reaching a weekly audience of 269 million. As part of BBC World Service, BBC Learning English teaches English to global audiences.

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