Oct. 13, the law on language quotas for TV, obliging companies to conduct 75% of broadcasting in Ukrainian, comes into force, Radio Svoboda reports.
The law was published on July 13.
Under the law, national broadcasters are to run 75% of their programs in Ukrainian.
Local TV companies are to maintain the amount of broadcasting in Ukrainian at 60%.
Earlier, the Inter TV channel protested against the language quotas, while Opposition Block (former Party of Regions) threatened to take the case to the Constitutional Court.
Ukraine remains a heavily Russified country. Russian czars in the late 19th century banned Ukrainian and Soviet Russia Communists picked up from them, enforcing merciless Russification on Ukraine.