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The National Radio Company of Ukraine (Ukrainian: Національна радіокомпанія України, NRCU) is the publicly funded radio broadcaster in Ukraine. The First Channel is a news and current affairs channel that also features literary and musical programmes, programmes for children and youth. Channel 1 also broadcasts live sittings of the Ukrainian parliament (the Verkhovna Rada). As of 1 February 2009, this channel broadcasts 24 hours a day (previously, there had been a break between 01:00 and 05:30 (weekdays) or 06:00 (weekends)). Nevertheless, night segment contains only repeats of the day-time shows and there are no hourly newscats. This night segment is only available via the Internet, Satellite and limited number of FM outlets.