Vedomosti: Disney products will be removed from Russian video services in March

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In March, licensing contracts for the screening of TV series and films by the American studio Disney in Russia come to an end. After this period, Disney products will not be available in Russian online cinemas. About it Vedomosti told the top managers of video services.

Now access to Disney films and TV shows is available in the online cinemas Kinopoisk, ivi, Okko. Disney stopped the release of its premieres in the Russian box office in March 2022. However, as Vedomosti was informed, the studio allowed Russian video services to broadcast their products until the end of license contracts. Disney has assured that it does not intend to renew or enter into new contracts.

After the start of the military operation in Ukraine, in addition to Disney, the film companies Warner Bros., Sony, Paramount and Universal Pictures suspended their work in Russia. According to the analytical company TelecomDaily, by the fall of 2022, the amount of foreign content on Kinopoisk and Okko decreased by 5%, on ivi – by 42%.

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