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CGTN says it resumes service on Vodafone Germany

Christian Fernsby |
China’s state-owned CGTN television said it has resumed service over Vodafone Germany’s cable network after receiving the go-ahead from the French media regulator.

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Vodafone Germany, a unit of British telecoms group Vodafone, had to stop distributing CGTN television on its cable services last month as a result of a media dispute between Britain and China.

"After receiving the confirmation letter from the French media regulator stating that CGTN's right to broadcast in Europe falls under its jurisdiction, Vodafone Germany resumed distributing CGTN and its Documentary channel at approximately 7 a.m. on March 5 through its cable service," CGTN said in a statement.

France’s CSA said CGTN was subject to standards such as pluralism of information and refraining from incitement to hate or violence.

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