The cable network operator Vodafone has been pausing the broadcast of CGTN in this country for a few days.
Following the withdrawal of the broadcasting license for the state-owned Chinese foreign broadcaster CGTN in Great Britain, the cable network operator and media regulators are clarifying possible effects in Germany. A company spokesman told the dpa on Friday: “Due to the license withdrawal, we are currently in an exchange with the state media authorities and those responsible at the station to clarify the legal situation.” The specialist briefing newsletter “China.Table” reported on this first.
Vodafone plans to resume CGTN broadcasts soon
Vodafone spreads the transmitter CGTN so far only in the federal states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. The spokesman said: “We have decided to pause the broadcast of the program content for the time being and hope that we can continue broadcasting again soon. We have temporarily activated a still image on the program space. “
The state media authorities said that they were in contact with network operators to determine whether a valid license was a prerequisite for the further distribution of the program. “If a network operator wants to further distribute the CGTN program, he must provide evidence of a valid license, otherwise the basis for cable retransmission does not apply.”
A week ago, the British media regulator Ofcom justified the ban on CGTN in Great Britain with a lack of independence. It has now been announced that China, in return, stopped broadcasting the British international broadcaster BBC World News on Friday (DF article from the day).
Source: DIGITAL FERNSEHEN by www.digitalfernsehen.de.
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