The Ukrainian DTT broadcaster Zeonbud has been forced to take its services off the air, only to have the suspension lifted a day later.

On Monday, March 23 the Broadcasting, Radiocommunications & Television Concern (BRT) acted against Zeonbud for what it termed the constant violation of the terms of its contract in the last four months.

Specifically, the DTT operator had not paid the BRT for the services it had provided in the period 2014-2015.

As a result, Zeonbud was forced off the air throughout Ukraine, with the exception of Donetsk and Lugansk in the east of the country.

Zeonbud was allowed to resume transmissions when it partially repaid its debt.

The BRT has said it hopes this was no “emergency measure” used to “temporarily resolve the situation” and urged all interested parties to find an early and comprehensive solution to the problem on Zeonbud’s debt.