Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
30th December, 2015
Ukraine has allowed the broadcast of three erotic channels. The corresponding decision was made on December 30th by the national Council on television and radio broadcasting, reported the website of the organization.
TV EROX HD, Playboy TV and Erotica TV, have obtained a license which was issued by the Dutch regulator. They will be broadcasted from 24:00 to 4:00 (in accordance with the Ukrainian law "On protection of public morality"). Licensees of EROX HD TV and Erotica are in the Netherlands, Playboy TV in the UK. The station broadcasts in English and French.
The Council recognized that all three channels meet the requirements of the European Convention on transfrontier television.
In April it was reported that a request for permission to broadcast in Ukraine was filled for four erotic channels: Playboy, XXL, Russian night and EroxHD.
According to local media reports, despite the fact that the proliferation of products with erotic content is allowed in the country, the operators do not include "adult" channels in their package. They fear that the Council may regard erotica as pornography, which is prohibited.