Оfficial appeal to content creators and distributors - Національна рада України з питань телебачення і радіомовлення

Оfficial appeal to content creators and distributors

Dear content creators and distributors,

 

We are sure that all you know what is happening right now in the very heart of Europe. Ukraine is in the hardest fight against Russian invasion launched with the only purpose – to stop democratic and freedom-minded Ukraine on its way to democratic and freedom-minded Europe. To stop or to destroy, to wash it out of the planet.

While part of Ukrainians are defending their territory and another part are hiding in shelters or elevators’ halls or basements, listening to bombing sounds and air raid signals, Russian viewers are still watching NatGeo, Animal Planet, VIP Premiere, TV1000, Mezzo Live HD and listening to MTV’s 00 and the whole MTV music family. More than 50 tv-channels…

We ask you to stop their comfortable and familiar life. We ask you to cancel distribution of your channels to the territory of aggressor. We ask you to feel and realize your responsibility for 8 years of distribution of your programming to annexed Crimea and occupied by Russia isolated territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine that sent signal to Kremlin that the world was supporting their dirty deeds.

It’s not about closing the sky over Ukraine. It’s about shutting the door in front of the face of the beast.

We promise to save access of Ukrainian audience to all channels that will cancel their distribution in the Russian territory today. And we will do our best to help Ukrainians to forget about channels that will be available on aggressor’s territory tomorrow.

War is war. Who is not with us is against us.Ukraine will overcome. With you or without you – it is up to your choice and strong decision. We would prefer “with”.

 

Sincerely Yours,

Olga Herasymiuk,
Chairperson,
National Council of Ukraine for Television and Radio Broadcasting

 

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