Netflix has decided to suspend its service in Russia over the country’s ongoing invasion in Ukraine. A Netflix spokesperson confirmed the news.
The video streaming company, which has about 1 million subscribers in Russia, made this major decision after refusing to comply with a new Russian law that requires large streamers to host 20 Russian propaganda channels, including NTV and Channel One. Netflix later announced that it would suspend all its productions and acquisitions in Russia.
Other than Netflix, major companies in the film industry that have boycotted Russia include Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount Pictures, and Sony, that have delayed the releases of their latest films in Russian theatres, including films like The Batman, Turning Red, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2. In addition to this, Microsoft, Google, Apple, and Samsung have also withheld product sales in Russia.