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CGTN fined £225,000 by Ofcom

CGTN has been handed a £225,000 fine from Ofcom as tensions between the Chinese state broadcaster and the UK broadcasting apparatus continues to escalate. The fine comes weeks after the broadcaster had its UK licence revoked on the grounds that the network’s owner, Star China Media Limited (SCML), “did not have editorial responsibility” over the […]

CGTN turns to France following UK ban

Chinese state broadcaster CGTN has applied for a French broadcasting licence. The network is trying to regain a foothold in Europe after Ofcom revoked its licence to broadcast in the UK earlier this month. The regulator said that the network’s owner, Star China Media Limited (SCML), “did not have editorial responsibility” over the channel and […]

BBC banned in China as country retaliates over CGTN removal

BBC World News has been banned from China in an escalation of tensions between the UK and the Asian superpower. The ban comes days after UK broadcast regulator Ofcom revoked the licence of Chinese state media outlet CGTN in the country. The broadcaster’s owner Star China Media Limited was found to not have “editorial responsibility” […]

Ofcom revokes Chinese media outlet CGTN’s broadcast licence

Ofcom has revoked Chinese state media outlet CGTN’s broadcast licence in the UK. The regulator said that the network’s owner, Star China Media Limited (SCML), “did not have editorial responsibility” over the channel and “as such, does not meet the legal requirements” to be a broadcast licensee. Instead, Ofcom pointed to China Global Television Network […]

CGTN rehires former Ofcom and Sky News head as pressure mounts

China Global Television Network (CGTN) has rehired a former Ofcom board member amid ongoing pressure on the regulator to revoke the state-owned broadcaster’s UK licence.  Over the past few months, the broadcaster has been found guilty on multiple occasions of breaching impartiality rules and airing forced confessions, and has been forced to register as a […]

Pressure grows on Ofcom to ban Chinese state-owned news network from airwaves

Ofcom is under increasing pressure to remove China Global Television Network (CGTN), the state-owned broadcaster, from the UK. This comes after the broadcaster has been accused of breaching impartiality rules and airing forced confessions. The former was brought into prominence last month when the regulator found that CGTN had broadcast a forcibly obtained confession from […]

Chinese state broadcaster hires former Ofcom director

China Global Television Network (CGTN), the Chinese state broadcaster, has hired former board member of Ofcom Nick Pollard. As per the Financial Times, Ofcom is currently investigating CGTN over a complaint filed by a British citizen who accused the channel of broadcasting a confession made under duress. A second complaint was made by a UK-based […]