On March 1, regulations introduced by the Russian media organization Roskomnadzor came into effect, requiring broadcasting platforms to join the display of Russian state-owned TV channels. Netflix has said it will not add state-owned channels to its Russian service due to aggression against Ukraine, Reuters reported.
– In light of the current situation, we do not plan to add these channels to our site – a spokesperson for Netflix said in a statement quoted by Reuters, referring to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Netflix will not add state-owned Russian channels
Politico first announced that Netflix, which launched its service in Russia in October 2020, will be subject to new Russian regulations requiring compliance from March 1.
Regulations overseen by the Russian communications regulator Roskomnadzor impose audio-visual services used by more than 100,000 subscribers in the country, Commit to broadcasting 20 free news, sports and entertainment channels – Reuters reported.
A Netflix spokesperson declined to comment on whether the company had held talks with Russian regulators. It is not clear how this decision will affect the service.
Russia is one of the 190 countries where Netflix is available.
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