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Paramount Pictures to cease broadcasting its TV channels in Russia from April 20

Amid the relentless war between Russia and Ukraine, Paramount Pictures is set to stop broadcasting its TV channels in Russia beginning April 20. This will include Paramount Comedy, Children’s Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon HD, NickToons, and Nick Jr. Besides, all of MTV’s music channels will also stop broadcasting in Russia, NEXTA reported. The Paramount Pictures Corporation is a film and television production and distribution corporation based in California in the United States.

As the sanctions on Russia continue to increase, Google also blocked the Russian State Duma’s YouTube channel “Duma TV” on April 9. As per media reports, the channel had as many as 145 thousand subscribers, and all the videos posted on the channel garnered over 100 million views in total. State Duma deputies’ comments and broadcasts of plenary sessions, as well as propagandists’ unique programmes, were reportedly carried on the channel. Vyacheslav Volodin, Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation, termed the blockage of the channel as an act of violation of freedom of expression by the United States, as per NEXTA. Republic World

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