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Monday, September 10, 2007

MTV Ukraine promises lots of (beige?) fun

An editor at the Kyiv Post is all excited about a new development in TV in Ukraine...

MTV Ukraine ... looks really promising so far. ... MTV UA already hired a team of VJ’s fronted by a known writer, Irena Karpa, hosting MTV News.

The musical filling of the channel is so far represented by 30 percent Ukrainian and 70 percent foreign artists, and features videos which are now in active rotation on MTV Europe, as well as Ukrainian videos, mainly by bands like Okean Elzy, S.K.A.Y. and Esthetic Education.

In terms of programs, the channel is already offering popular MTV shows such as “Bust-a-Move,” “TRL,” and “Beavis and Butthead.” We can also expect programs made in Ukraine – “Rock Ukraine” and “MTV Ukraine Top 20.”

However, what excites me most is that “South Park” is listed among the future shows on MTV.

Well, obviously there's no accounting for taste...

But seriously, I find it very sad that media folk in Ukraine aren't providing and/or demanding more of the great indigenous Ukrainian talent the country is brimming over with.

In that way, Ukraine is unfortunately very much like Canada ... a country living in the shadow of its giant neighbour and that displays too little pride (or interest) in its own culture.


Tania said...

Thank you for the post! Sharing with you - more information on Ukraine -
Ukraine travel guide!

Pawlina said...

And thank you, Tania! Will definitely be visiting your blog soon! ;-)

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