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Jackie Stewart, Viasat, Stockholm, Sweden, Tuesday, September 23, 2008

STOCKHOLM - Oksana Ferchuk has been appointed as the new CEO of Viasat Ukraine.  Richard Caproni, who has been the CEO will assume the position of chief financial officer of the company.
Previously Ferchuk was the marketing and sales director of the national telecommunications systems provider PEOPLEnet in Ukraine, commercial director of MSG and its nationwide retail chains Astel & Mobilochka, and prior to that worked for more than six years in various positions within Ukrainian Mobile Connection. 

“Oksana Ferchuk has extensive experience from related business in telecom as well as from start ups, which we consider a perfect background for when Viasat Ukraine goes into the next, commercial phase,” said Ulrik Bengtsson, the CEO of Pay TV for emerging markets at MTG.

Caproni has been CEO of Viasat Ukraine since it was founded as Vision TV in 2006. “Aligned with the plans, Richard Caproni remains in the company in a position where we can continue to utilize his top expertise in finance and administration, ” said Bengtsson.
Viasat Ukraine, a joint venture between Modern Times Group (MTG) and Strong Media Group, was the first digital premium DTH satellite TV operator in Ukraine when it launched in April 2008.  LINK: http://www.worldscreen.com:80/newscurrent.php?filename=viasat092308.htm

NOTE:  Vision TV (Viasat Ukraine) is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC).