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Eutelsat agrees to drop Russian channels after watchdog rules

Eutelsat has agreed to stop broadcasting three Russian channels after regulator Arcom responded to a ruling from France’s highest court and ordered the satellite operator to drop the channels. Following a ruling from the Conseil d’État instructing Arcom to look again at the issue, the regulator switched from its earlier position of non-intervention and ordered […]

Conseil d’État forces watchdog to look again at Eutelsat’s Russian business

France’s highest court, the Conseil d’État, has rejected media regulator Arcom’s contention that it is not competent to stop Eutelsat from transmitting Russian channels that disseminate state propaganda and misinformation, forcing the watchdog to reconsider its position on the issue. The Conseil d’État said there was “serious doubt about the legality” of Arcom’s position on […]