Sony-owned anime streaming services Crunchyroll and Wakanim announced that they are suspending services in Russia due to the current situation surrounding the country's invasion of Ukraine.
Sony Music Entertainment (SME), a subsidiary of Sony Group, announced that it is suspending business in Russia due to the invasion. Sony has also suspended sales of its PlayStation software and hardware in Russia. including shipping electronics products to the country, due to the invasion.
Movie studios Disney, Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, and Paramount Pictures have also halted film releases in Russia in light of the invasion. Apple and Microsoft have also ceased sales and services in Russia.
Netflix suspended its streaming service in Russia. It had earlier decided not to carry 20 Russian channels, including the state-run Channel One, despite a law that would have required the service to carry them. It had also decided to suspend future projects and acquisitions from Russia.
Amazon announced on Tuesday that it is halting its Amazon Prime streaming service in Russia due to the country's ongoing invasion of Ukraine. The company also suspended shipment of retail products to customers based in Russia and Belarus, and it will no longer accept new Russia and Belarus-based Amazon Web Services customers and third-party sellers.