The Ukrainian regulator (National Council) has set finding an optimal path for the transition to digital broadcasting as one of its objectives.

Speaking in an international forum in Kiev, Yutiy Artemenko, the Councilís chairman, said that it was aware of the complexity of the process, problems of regional and local broadcasters and the right for every broadcaster currently offering analogue services to broadcast in digital.

Oleg Chernysh, a member of the National Council, meanwhile said that a plan for the phased transition to digital broadcasting should be in place by the end of this year.

Other issues discussed in the forum included the development of alternative Digital Network Broadcasting and recognition of the monopoly position of Zeonbud and regional and local DTT multiplexes.