Ukraine will probably have to put off its ASO date, currently set for July 17, by between six months and a year.

Quoted by RBC and Satkurier, Oleg Naliwajko, the chairman of the State Committee for Television and Radio, added that Zeonbud, the operator of Ukraine’s DVB-T2 network, was incapable of meeting the deadline.

Indeed, there are some parts of the country where DTT coverage is still only around 40-50%.

The July 17, 2015 ASO date was set in accordance with the Geneva 2006 Agreement.