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RT America Shuts Down After DirecTV, Roku Drop Channel

Inside RT Studios In Moscow

Photographer: Misha Friedman/Getty Images

RT America, the U.S. arm of the Russian-government-controlled TV channel, will shut down and lay off most of its staff after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine led distributors to drop the network.

Misha Solodovnikov, general manager of T&R Productions, the company that produces RT America, cited “unforeseen business interruption events” in a memo to employees obtained by Bloomberg News. CNN reported earlier on RT’s move.