China’s broadcasting regulator on Thursday made an announcement on pulling BBC World News off the air in the country for serious content violation.
The development came a week after Britain’s media regulator revoked Chinese state television’s broadcast licence.
In a statement issued, the administration said an investigation found BBC World News‘ China-related reports had “seriously violated” regulations, including that news should be “truthful and fair,” had harmed China’s national interests and undermined national unity.
The channel, therefore, does not meet requirements for foreign channels broadcasting in China and its application to air for another year will not be accepted, it added.
English-language BBC World News excludes in most TV channel packages in China but found available in some hotels and residences.
The BBC did not immediately respond to a request for comment.