Britain’s media regulator says it has withdrawn the license for the English-language international channel of state-run China Central Television to broadcast in the United Kingdom.
The regulator, Ofcom, announced the revocation of the license of China Global Television Network, or CGTN, on Thursday.
Ofcom said UK broadcasting laws “state that broadcast licensees must have control over the licensed service — including editorial oversight over the programmes they show.” It added that “under these laws, license holders cannot be controlled by political bodies.”
Ofcom said its investigation concluded that the Chinese media company that held the license for the CGTN service “did not have editorial responsibility” for the channel’s output and so “is not a lawful broadcast licensee.”
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