September 16 – 19, 2019 Hyatt Regency Kyiv, Ukraine
Legal Round Table Discussion

Round Table Discussion: New Legislation in Forth and Upcoming Trade Regulation of Ukrainian TV and Media Sphere  

September 8, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Kyiv | 15:00 - 19:00

The round table discussion will be held in the course of KYIV MEDIA WEEK 2015 special program Legislation and Trade Regulation. New and Future Ukrainian Legislation on TV and Media.  

Round table discussion: New Legislation in Forth and Upcoming Trade Regulation of Ukrainian TV and Media Sphere is a joint initiative of KYIV MEDIA WEEK forum, Telecommunications Chamber of Ukraine, and #KinoKraina activist group.

The discussion will be moderated by Evgeniya Derbal, a legal counsel of FILM.UA Group.

During the event, three main topics will be raised:

1. Co-production of TV and film projects (development, production, distribution)  

  • Ways of state support;
  • Attracting state funds for production;  
  • Ukrainian context and experience of the Western world;
  • Tax rebates system.

2. Bans on broadcasting certain content in Ukraine. Practical implementation of Law 159-VIII. Legislative bans on broadcasting content in the practice of other countries.

  • Issues arising during the implementation of the law on protection of informational TV and radio space in Ukraine in the part of ban on propaganda;
  • Issues arising during the implementation of the law on protection of informational TV and radio space in Ukraine in the part of ban on Russian films;
  • Practical implementation of the law by the Ukrainian National Film Agency: approaches developed and charges brought against TV and radio companies; 
  • Temporary penalties from the Ukrainian National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting;  
  • Viability and necessity of evaluation criteria to determine the producing country, cases of their usage;
  • Demonstration quotas for European and Ukrainian broadcasting products. 

3. Fighting non-licensed content on the Internet. Experience of the Western world  

  • Why fight non-licensed content; 
  • Issues in applying current legislation for this field. Budgets of copyright holders for content protection in this setting;  
  • Several alternative law drafts for this field. Features of their proposed concepts; 
  • Experience of the Western world.

To discuss the most pertinent topics of the media market, we have invited lawyers from leading TV and media companies of Ukraine, representatives of state institutions, experts and business leaders from Ukraine and other countries: Ivan Shestakov, MEGOGO (Ukraine); Anatoliy Maksimchuk, StarLightMedia (Ukraine); Philip Illyenko, head of Ukrainian National Film Agency; Vladimir Kotenko, Ernst&Young (Ukraine); Grigoriy Shverk, deputy head of the Ukrainian National Council for TV and Radio Broadcasting; Yuriy Kraynyak, Jurimex (Ukraine); Olga Panteleymonova, StarMedia (Ukraine); Irina Stroyko, 1+1 Media (Ukraine); Viktoriya Tsomaya, VOLIA (Ukraine); and others.

 

"For successful development of media industry in our country, it is extremely important to reform legislation. Such reforms are not only to reflect the changing political and economic reality but are also to harmonize the legislation of our country with global standards as well as to encourage investments. At a round table discussion in the course of KYIV MEDIA WEEK we’ll have leading media lawyers, representatives of state institutions and business getting together and discussing the most pertinent problems of the industry and ways of their resolution," - says Evgeniya Derbal, a round table discussion moderator and a legal counsel for FILM.UA Group of companies. 

 

KYIV MEDIA WEEK invites media market professionals to join the round table discussion as listeners and ask their questions to the discussion participants. Preliminary registration and accreditation confirmation from KYIV MEDIA WEEK organizers are mandatory. The applications are accepted at info@mrm.ua with a subject line "Round table discussion: New Legislation in Forth and Upcoming Trade Regulation of Ukrainian TV and Media Sphere" (first and last name, company, post and contact data to be indicated in the message body).  

Telecommunication Chamber of Ukraine is the leading association in Ukraine, which unites the leaders on several markets – Pay TV, Satellite TV and OTT services. Association’s members are VOLIA, Viasat and MEGOGO companies.

#KinoKraina is an initiative that unites the largest Ukrainian TV and film productions. Its' members have proven that they have successful experience of shooting for mass audience and they are ready to make more movies and serials. They announced #KinoKraina on the 9th July of 2015 and presented the model of regulatory changes to create profitable and effective film and serials industry in Ukraine. The members of #KinoKraina are: StarLightMedia (TV channels STB, ICTV, Novy, М1, М2, QTV), Inter Media Group (TV channels Inter, NTN, Mega, K1, K2, Zoom, Pixel, Enter-film), Media Group Ukraine (TV channels Ukraine, NLO TV, Football 1, Football 2, Indigo TV and regional channels), film studious FILM.UA Group, Star Media, Pro TV and "Kvartal 95".