A working group created by the Ukrainian regulator National Council has published recommendations on the country’s transition to digital broadcasting.

In its view, the process should be undertaken in four stages, with the first, completed in June 15, 2015, seeing analogue signals switched off in 10 locations including the capital, Kiev.

This would be followed by five more locations switching off at the end of next year, eight more on June 30, 2016 and finally two locations – Lugansk and Donetsk – at the end of 2016.

The group listened to proposals about a pilot project in Kiev and talked about the need for a broad information campaign and the issue of set-top boxes.

Its recommendations will now be considered by the National Council.