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NTU becomes 20th EuroNews shareholder

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Ukranian Public TV NTU has taken a 1% stake in the EuroNews holding company SECEMIE, becoming the channel's 20th shareholder.

"We are delighted to welcome NTU as a shareholder of EuroNews. Our channel has once again demonstrated its ability to attract a full range of members of the EBU2, in keeping with its mission and articles of association," said EuroNews president Philippe Cayla. "By becoming a shareholder, NTU acquires the right to broadcast EuroNews via its terrestrial channel across the Ukraine. EuroNews will at first broadcast in Russian and then we will examine the possibility of a new language version in Ukrainian. Our expanded shareholder structure will allow us to continue our European public service mission by developing the channel in Europe and neighbouring countries."

NTU plans to broadcast EuroNews on a part-time basis on its flagship UT1 channel.

"Taking into account its progress and striving for European integration, Ukraine is seeking new opportunities for information exchange," explained NTU president Vitaliy Dokalenko. "As a new shareholder, NTU will work with EuroNews to establish a Ukrainian language version as soon as it is possible. This will offer new prospects for ours companies, for Ukraine, and for Europe. We want EuroNews to launch a new version in Ukrainian language and this will give us the opportunity to highlight the most crucial and exciting events taking place in Ukraine fairly and objectively. We will also strive to give the Ukrainian audience competent information about events taking place around the world. That is why we are planning to broadcast EuroNews via our terrestrial channel."

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