Ukraine is looking into the possibility of significantly simplifying the licensing of TV channels.

Speaking in a working meeting with representatives of the media and government, Yuiy Artemenko, the head of the industry regulator (National Council), added that it is also looking into the possibility of must-carry services, which in future may be restricted to only public or public service broadcasting channels.

There was general agreement at the meeting that ASO will take place when at least 80% of the population can receive digital TV signals, either in the middle or at the end of next year.