He has incredible news from the Moscow Times. It seems that the Russian Internet Regulatory Authority and TV added Netflix to the audio-visual services register, requiring the streaming of state channels.
Netflix must comply with the rules imposed by the authorities to operate in the various markets, for example an EU regulation has required Netflix to offer 20% of the content produced in Europe. In Russia, the legislation provides that companies added to the register in question broadcast at least 20 state television channels streaming, including NTV information networks, the Generalist Channel One and the channel of the Russian Orthodox Church Spas.
The Russian government detractors claim that these channels are propaganda. Netflix will be required to start operating from March 2022, and also provides that the company will register a new subsidiary in the country.
Among other impositions, it is also expected that Netflix will ban the promotion of extremism and critics have expressed their concerns in this regard as it would make communication difficult for opposition parties.
Russia could, however, be the laboratory for Netflix, who for the first time could face the need to broadcast live streaming content on a large scale. Last summer, during the Serie A TV rights award contest, there was also talk of a possible insertion of Netflix. In the end, however, as we could see, Serie A was entrusted to DAZN.