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Netflix refuses to carry Russian TV channels

Posted On: Jun 29, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Netflix refuses to carry Russian TV channels

All major streaming services making a profit in the country are required by law to include them on their platform
US streaming giant Netflix will not comply with a Russian law that requires all video content providers with over 100,000 daily views to add 20 free-to-air TV channels to their platform. “Given the current situation, we have no plans to add these channels to our service,” a Netflix spokesperson told Variety on Monday.
The entertainment news website called the required package “propaganda channels,” and stated that one of them was “Spa, a channel operated by the Russian Orthodox Church.” The religious outlet it was referring to is called Spas, which means ‘Savior' in Church Slavonic. The two packages comprising the obligatory set also include several entertainment channels, a children's cartoon channel, and a music channel.
Netflix localized in Russia over a year ago. Its Russian subsidiary was added to the official list of content providers in late December, after pressure that its competitors...

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