On March 1, 2022, the Council of the European Union, following the decision of the National Broadcasting Council and similar decisions adopted by several other regulators, pursuant to Art. 215 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, adopted regulation 2022/350 temporarily suspending the possibility of broadcasting, facilitating the dissemination and any other distribution of Russian channels:
RT- Russia Today English, RT- Russia Today UK, RT – Russia Today Germany, RT – Russia Today France, RT- Russia Today Spanish and Sputnik.
The regulation stipulates:
“Prohibition of broadcasting or enabling, facilitating or otherwise contributing to the broadcasting of any content by legal persons, entities or bodies listed in Annex XV [RT- Russia Today English, RT- Russia Today UK, RT – Russia Today Germany, RT – Russia Today France, RT- Russia Today Spanish, and Sputnik], including by transmission or distribution by any means such as cable, satellite, Internet TV, Internet service providers, online video-sharing platforms or applications, regardless of whether they are new or pre-installed.
Any licenses and authorizations for broadcasting granted to legal persons, entities or bodies listed in Annex XV, as well as transmission and distribution arrangements with those legal persons, entities or bodies, shall be suspended. ”
In addition, on March 4, 2022, the National Broadcasting Council adopted a resolution to remove the following Russian and Belarusian programs from the “Register of TV programs distributed exclusively in the ICT system and distributed programs”: Belarus 24 (also known as: TV Belarus) and the first channel (also known as : Channel 1 Russia, ORT1)
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