On December 28 & nbsp; Roskomnadzor completed the procedure for adding the American streaming platform Netflix to the & nbsp; register of audiovisual services.
& laquo; LLC & bdquo; Entertainment online service & ldquo; ensured compliance with the requirements of the current legislation of the Russian Federation, necessary for its inclusion in the & nbsp; register of audiovisual services in & nbsp; as the owner of the audiovisual service Netflix in & nbsp; Russia. Roskomnadzor entered the Internet service into the & nbsp; ABC register & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; said in the & nbsp; department comments on December 28 & nbsp;. Online Entertainment Service, which operates Netflix in & nbsp; Russia, is part of the National Media Group.
LLC bdquo; Online Entertainment Service & ldquo; ensured compliance with the requirements of the current legislation of the Russian Federation, necessary for its inclusion in the & nbsp; register of audiovisual services in & nbsp; as the owner of the audiovisual service Netflix in & nbsp; Russia & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; stated in the & nbsp; press service of NMG.
Netflix entering the & nbsp; register & nbsp; & mdash; positive point, believes CEO of the Internet Video Association Alexey Byrdin . According to & nbsp; he said, this should ensure the equality of foreign and & nbsp; domestic services before the legislation of & nbsp; RF and & nbsp; put all players on the Russian market in & nbsp; more equal conditions.
“ I myself & nbsp; welcome this step, because it is impossible to be in a & nbsp; situation where Russian services obey the laws, and & nbsp; foreign services operating in & nbsp; Russia for some reason do not. There are a lot of demands & nbsp; we have in & nbsp; this business segment, and & nbsp; the fact that Netflix was outside the Russian legal field for such a long time gave it an unjustified competitive advantage '', & nbsp; & mdash; Byrdin believes.
According to & nbsp; he said, the owner of Netflix (both the & nbsp; service and & nbsp; site belong to an American company) will have to open a Russian legal entity that will accept legally significant messages from & nbsp; Russian supervisory authorities. “ There will be a full-fledged office in & nbsp; Russia. This is a direct legal requirement. In addition, Netflix will have to distribute 20 federal TV channels, as well as the rest of Russian services, as a result of new requirements introduced already in & nbsp; this year, starting from & nbsp; March next year. It will be necessary to transfer data to a single measure of the Internet audience, it will be necessary, in & nbsp; including, to mark all your content in & nbsp; in accordance with the & nbsp; requirements of Russian law. Now there is content marking in & nbsp; Netflix, but & nbsp; to what extent it complies with the Russian law & bdquo; Protecting children from & nbsp; information & ldquo;, I & nbsp; am not & nbsp; sure that & nbsp; fully. Most likely, after some time, the content labeling and & nbsp; its & nbsp; appearance will have to change a little, and & nbsp; somewhere from & nbsp; spring, most likely, it will be possible to watch Channel One on & nbsp; Netflix, and & nbsp; some other TV channels, included in & nbsp; 20 & nbsp; federal & raquo;, & nbsp; & mdash; he commented & nbsp; future changes.
The register of audiovisual services was created by Roskomnadzor at the & nbsp; end of 2020 with the & nbsp; purpose of monitoring prohibited content in & nbsp; online cinemas available in & nbsp; the territory of the Russian Federation. Resources with & nbsp; daily audience of more than 100 & nbsp; thousand are added to & nbsp; users. On & nbsp; today, the & nbsp; registry includes more than 20 & nbsp; platforms, including More.tv, KION, Kinopoisk and & nbsp; others. Netflix & nbsp; & mdash; the first foreign platform to be included in this list.