Crimea cuts Ukrainian cable channels

March 10, 2014 11.41 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

1+1The Ukrainian broadcaster 1+1 says that cable operators in Crimea have been forced to turn off Ukrainian channels.

It adds that 1+ 1 was itself taken off the air by the local authorities in Crimea, with its frequency being allocated to Channel One Russia.

However, it was still available on cable networks until March 9.