The law on language quotas on TV in force

Закон о языковых квотах на ТВ вступил в силу

TV will be mostly Ukrainian-speaking

On TV at least 75% of the broadcast will be in Ukrainian.

Today, 13 October in Ukraine came into force the law on language quotas on TV, national channels requiring at least 75% of broadcast news is in Ukrainian, UKRINFORM reports.

As noted, the law was published in the parliamentary newspaper Voice of Ukraine on 13 June and came into force, as envisaged, within four months from the date of promulgation.

According to the document, transfer, movies, and news, made in the Ukrainian language, shall be not less than 75% of the total duration of the shows and movies each of the time intervals between 07:00 and 18:00 and between 18:00 and 22:00.

Local television and radio category broadcast must broadcast at least 50% of broadcasting in Ukrainian.

Under the quota do not fall programs and films made before 1 August 1991. Enough of them to subtitrat in the Ukrainian language, then they are included in the Ukrainian quota.

For non-quota channels will be fine. The amount of each penalty is 5% of the total license fee for the channel.

We will remind, on may 23, the Verkhovna Rada adopted in the second reading the bill establishing a compulsory share of Ukrainian-language content on national TV channels.

President Petro Poroshenko has signed the law on 6 June.