Netflix is pausing all projects and acquisitions based in Russia as Moscow continues its invasion of Ukraine.
A Netflix spokesperson told The Hill on Wednesday that the streaming service is pausing “all future projects and acquisitions from Russia while we assess the impact of the current events.”
The company had four Russian-language series in production and post-production stages, according to the spokesperson: “Anna K” and “Nothing Special,” both of which finished filming in December 2021; “ZATO,” which has since been paused; and one other untitled product that is “wrapping shooting.”
AND ROKU’S RESPONSE
Roku will join several other technology-related companies in imposing a ban on Russian state-controlled media over the nation’s invasion of Ukraine.
The streaming media company will remove Russia Today, a state-owned television network, from its Channel Store globally, a Roku spokesperson said Tuesday after already imposing the restriction in Europe on Monday.
In Russia, independent media and news organizations that have been critical of the attack on Ukraine have reportedly been removed from the air.