Citizens of Ukraine who live in the temporarily occupied Crimea and want to watch Ukrainian channels can try several ways to connect to them.
The easiest way is to set their satellite receivers to auto-search and find the desired channels. If this option does not work, you can try to calibrate the satellite dishes to receive the signal. To do this, it is better to get help from competent specialists in the region.
You can also watch Ukrainian TV via the Internet using VPN services. Connecting from Ukrainian IP addresses will allow you to watch the main news and entertainment channels broadcast on free online TV platforms (Megogo, 1+1 video, YouTV, etc.) for free.
In addition, a VPN allows you to hide/mask the user’s location from the Internet provider.
VPNs are easy to use. You just need to follow a few steps:
1) create an account on the page of the selected VPN service;
2) download the application files and install them, and then log in;
3) open the VPN application and click the “Connect” button. The service will automatically start working by connecting to the virtual server. You can also select a country from the list of servers;
4) while the VPN is running, enter the name of the selected Ukrainian online TV platform in the search bar of the browser.
A detailed explanation of how to connect to AtlasVPN and EspressVPN services was prepared by the Ministry of Reintegration together with the Cyber Forces Department of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The detailed instructions are available here.