Russia gives Netflix food for thought

Kommersant reports that the regulator Roskomnadzor will keep records of such services by analysing their audiences. If their audience share is over 50% Russian they will not be restricted by limits on foreign capital. Otherwise, foreign companies will only be allowed to hold a maximum stake of 20% in the services, or apply for permission to exceed this limit. […] [I]f Netflix does not reach 100,000 Russian users a month it will not be covered by these regulations. Once it exceeds this number, it will have to negotiate with the Russian authorities or find a local partner. – Chris Dziadul, Broadband TV News

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