BBC Studios has withdrawn the licenses for all its content for users in Russia

BBC Studios has stopped licensing all of its content to Russian users, the British company said .

This decision was made after "close observation" of the development of the situation (military operations in Ukraine).

As RBC recalls , in 2019, Yandex signed a deal with BBC Studios to buy series and film formats for their production in the future. Since 2020, users of the Kinopoisk video service (owned by Yandex) have had access to more than 100 hours of BBC Studios content.

At the end of July, the Russian Association of Cinema Owners asked for an exemption from liability for showing foreign films without the consent of film companies in order to leave a "window of opportunity for showing Hollywood content."

On July 23, it became known that the IMAX corporation, which provides the cinematic system of the same name, left Russia. In early July, Universal Pictures announced the closure of its Russian business.

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