A number of encrypted satellite-delivered Ukrainian channels have unexpectedly become available FTA, albeit temporarily.

Satkurier reports that the channels in question – Futbol 1, Futbol 2, English Club TV and English Club TV HD – are distributed by Astra 4A at 4.8 degrees East and use such encryption systems as Conax, Viaccess and VideoGuard.

Although Satkurier says the reason is most likely down to a failure on the part of the operator, Broadband TV News notes there have been no statement issued by SES.

Futbol 1 and Futbol 2 are part of Media Group Ukraine’s portfolio.