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Star China Media hit with Ofcom fines

UK media regulator Ofcom has fined Star China Media Limited a total of £200,000 (€233,0000) for serious breaches of its fairness and privacy rules on its CCTV and CGTN services. Following investigation, Ofcom upheld two complaints after it found the individuals concerned were unfairly treated and had their privacy unwarrantably infringed. Among other things, CGTN […]

August 26, 2021By Colin Mann

Eutelsat explains non-removal of China’s CGTN

Eutelsat has explained why it cannot itself remove China’s controversial news channel CGTN which has been criticised by many countries, including the UK’s Ofcom regulator. China Global Television Network (CGTN), on April 10th, welcomed the acknowledgement of Ofcom that CGTN’s right to broadcast in Europe falls under French jurisdiction, which perhaps paves the way for […]

April 13, 2021

Chinese ban BBC channel

On February 4th, UK broadcasting regulator Ofcom revoked the transmission licence of China’s CGTN news channel alleging that it had not held a lawful licence. February 11th saw the Chinese retaliate. A statement from China’s National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA) said BBC World News’ reporting on China had “seriously violated” regulations, including that news […]

February 12, 2021By Chris Forrester

Ofcom revokes CGTN broadcast licence

Broadcast regulator Ofcom has withdrawn the licence for international English-language satellite news channel CGTN to broadcast in the UK, after its investigation concluded that the licence is wrongfully held by Star China Media Limited. In the UK, broadcasting laws made by Parliament state that broadcast licensees must have control over the licensed service – including […]

February 4, 2021By Colin Mann

Pollard back at CGTN

Nick Pollard, who ran Sky News for a decade, has been rehired by Chinese state broadcaster CGTN. The China Global Television Network, which two years ago was forced to register as a foreign agent in the US, has recently been found guilty by Ofcom of breaking UK broadcasting rules on impartiality after allegations that it […]

August 3, 2020