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Russia registers Netflix as an audiovisual service – Business & Economy

MOSCOW, December 28. /TASS/. Russia’s mass communications watchdog Roscomnadzor has registered Netflix as an audiovisual service, according to the agency’s website.

An entry made on December 28, 2021 in the website’s online database shows that Netflix is ​​now on the watchdog’s list of audiovisual services.

Roscomnadzor said the company Entertainment Online Service had met the requirements of Russian law to put Netflix on the list, according to the agency’s comment to Izvestia newspaper.

The Entertainment Online Service company broadcasts Netflix in Russia and is part of the National Media Group, Izvestia reported.

Russian video services represented by the Internet-Vide Association have previously called for operating conditions equal to those of Netflix, saying that localized Netflix attracts more than 100,000 users per day and should therefore be registered by the government as an audiovisual service. , reported Vedomosti.

The list of government-registered services also includes IVI, Megogo, More.tv, Movix, Okko, Premier, SPB TV Russia, Start, Wink, Amediateka, Beeline TV, Kino1TV, Kinopoisk, Match TV, Megafon TV, MTS TV, NTV Plus, Channel One, Smotrim, Tricolor Kino and TV Online.