MultiChoice has confirmed that Russia Today (Channel 407) will not run on the DStv platform from Tuesday “until further notice”.
“Sanctions imposed on Russia by the European Union have resulted in the worldwide distributor of the channel to stop providing its broadcasts to all suppliers, including MultiChoice,” MultiChoice said in a statement Tuesday evening.
The decision has received mixed reactions from South Africans, who have taken to social media to express their views.
“Russia Today has disappeared from Freeview. I was dubious about this, but after watching it occasionally over the past few days, I think it’s the right decision. All semblance of balance was gone. It was pure, unabashed lies and misinformation. And Russia must be attacked on all fronts,” Otto English tweeted, while others disapproved of the decision.
This is because the channel is still available in other African countries.