The first channel did not show the passage of the Ukrainian national team at the opening of the Olympic Games in Tokyo; during the release of Ukrainian athletes, the broadcast was interrupted for advertising.
“The parade of athletes lasts about two hours, to fulfill commercial obligations, its display is interrupted by advertising several times”, – explained this situation RBC in the press service of the First Channel.
During the European Football Championship, Channel One did not show the start of matches with the participation of the Ukrainian national team, when the national anthem was played.
The opening ceremony kicked off at 14:00 Moscow time at the National Stadium in Tokyo.
The Tokyo Olympics will run from July 23 to August 8, 2021. It was originally supposed to take place in the summer of 2020, but the competition was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.