SOCHI, February 15. /TASS/. Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology and Mass Media (Roskomnadzor) has found certain divergences from the norm when inspecting British TV LLC, the BBC World News broadcaster in Russia, head of the regulator Alexander Zharov told reporters on Friday.
"The issue around the Russian broadcaster BBC is not only a supervising one, but also a political one, which is why we are exploring and will be exploring it further on, and if we have some specific complaints against BBC requiring particular actions from the side of Roskomnadzor we will make it known at the right time. As all broadcasters, they have certain divergences from the norm, and we will define the level of divergence after finalizing the analytics, which will take some time," he explained.
On December 21, 2018, the regulator announced that it was launching a probe into the BBC’s websites and the BBC World News channel for violations of Russian laws following British media regulator Ofcom’s statement, which said that the RT TV channel had broken impartiality rules.