The Hollywood Reporter says that the Russian channel 2×2 has suspended broadcasting of “South Park” and other shows due to treats of loss of its broadcast license.
“The channel disagrees with the experts’ decision (on the content of ‘South Park’) but until the situation is cleared out, these animated series won’t be broadcast,” the company said Monday.
Due to its “extremist” content, “South Park”, “The Simpsons”, and “Family Guy are all on hold until the Russian federal service of communications and mass media consider 2×2 broadcast license renewal.
Meanwhile, the channel is running an ad campaign, in which it says that the recent attacks on the channel from are being masterminded by someone who wants the channel’s frequency. Last weekend, several hundred youths took part in rallies in support of 2×2 in Moscow.