French speaking international channels TV5 world And the France 24 It announced that it will not be broadcast since the end of this week on the Russian cable television network, but that it will still be accessible via satellite reception.
Russian law in question
In question, the entry into force of a new law on Friday in Russia Punishment of up to 15 years in prison for publishing information that would discredit the Russian military. The law also eliminates any call to punish Moscow.
“Our distributor Canal + International, through its subsidiary Thema Russia, requested to hide all of our information offers (JT and magazine) including those of our partner channels (France Télévisions, Radio Canada, RTBF, RTS, ARTE France),” the chain details. “Because it does not have sufficient technical means and is morally opposed to ‘cutting’ its programmes, TV5Monde has been compelled to accept the suspension of the distribution of its signals to its Russian operators,” she adds.
Continuation of a long series
The day before, France Media Monde noted that Russian cable operators had suspended France 24, France’s public channel for continuing international information. However, the latter and TV5Monde remain available in Russia by satellite reception, respectively via HotBird and the HB13 satellite, each of which can reach 1.7 million households in the country.
TV5Monde can also be seen in this way by files Ukraine and in Belarus as well as on TV5Monde Europe broadcasts. Its fully digital presentation can be accessed on the TV5Mondeplus platform.
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