Roku, NewsPlayer+ remove RT
March 1, 2022
In view of the on-going situation in Ukraine, RT (formerly known as Russia Today) has been suspended with immediate effect by the UK-based global streaming news platform NewsPlayer+.
A NewsPlayer+ spokesperson said: “NewsPlayer+ is committed to bringing global perspectives and diverse views to our audience. But with a growing footprint around the world, in particular in Europe, NewsPlayer+ has taken note of the concerns of the EU and the UK Government that RT is demonstrably part of Russia’s global disinformation campaign.
“It appears clear that RT would seek to continue to broadcast inaccurate propaganda amid events in Ukraine and so, as a responsible UK-based broadcast operator, we have therefore made the decision to suspend the channel from our line-up with immediate effect,” added the spokesperson.
Streaming media company Roku is also removing the app for RT from its Roku Channel Store in Europe, according to a Reuters source.