The Regulation is generally applicable, binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States. Under the Regulation, it shall be prohibited to broadcast TV programs via cable, satellite, IP-TV, internet service providers, internet video-sharing platforms or applications, whether new or pre-installed.
The Regulation concerns the restriction of publication and dissemination of any content the following sources *:
RT – Russia Today English;
RT – Russia Today UK;
RT – Russia Today Germany;
RT – Russia Today France;
RT- Russia Today Spanish) and
*As of today, these are the only entities, referred to in Annex XV to the Regulation. The list in Annex XV to the Regulation is subject to further amendments (additions).
Under the Regulation, the validity of all TV and radio broadcasting licenses or permits within the range of restrictions shall be suspended.
So far, there are no official statements, comments and/or information, regarding the actual (technical) implementation of the obligations under the Regulation by the Platforms.
Below you can find some random examples of how the Platforms can functionally adjust to the current situation (before we have been given clear practical guidelines) in order to be able to fulfill their obligations under the Regulation:
This Statement does not constitute legal advice or consultation but is rather an expression of Dimitrova, Staykova & Partners Law Firm team’s opinion.