You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Exex nix BBC World service after cult report

Dispatch

HONG KONG — The BBC is negotiating with Chinese TV authorities to get its BBC World channel back on air after it was pulled July 1 following a report about the Falun Gong, the controversial religious cult banned by the government.

Earlier, fears of sabotage by the Falun Gong forced state broadcaster China Central Television and Phoenix Chinese TV to scrap live coverage of speeches marking the fifth anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China. CCTV later air taped broadcasts.

Cult followers managed twice in June to intercept satellite signals in China to broadcast pro-Falun Gong messages, for periods lasting from a few seconds to several minutes. Those incidents are being investigated by Mainland security officials.

More TV

  • Saturday Night Live Hallelujah

    'Saturday Night Live' Adds Three Featured Players

    HONG KONG — The BBC is negotiating with Chinese TV authorities to get its BBC World channel back on air after it was pulled July 1 following a report about the Falun Gong, the controversial religious cult banned by the government. Earlier, fears of sabotage by the Falun Gong forced state broadcaster China Central Television […]

  • ESPN

    ESPN Reorganizes Content Team

    HONG KONG — The BBC is negotiating with Chinese TV authorities to get its BBC World channel back on air after it was pulled July 1 following a report about the Falun Gong, the controversial religious cult banned by the government. Earlier, fears of sabotage by the Falun Gong forced state broadcaster China Central Television […]

  • Sofia Vergara Highest Paid TV Actress

    Sofia Vergara Tops Forbes List of Highest-Paid TV Actresses for Sixth Consecutive Year

    HONG KONG — The BBC is negotiating with Chinese TV authorities to get its BBC World channel back on air after it was pulled July 1 following a report about the Falun Gong, the controversial religious cult banned by the government. Earlier, fears of sabotage by the Falun Gong forced state broadcaster China Central Television […]

  • Fox News' Sean Hannity Tops MSNBC's

    Fox News' Sean Hannity Tops MSNBC's Rachel Maddow in First 9 p.m. Matchup

    HONG KONG — The BBC is negotiating with Chinese TV authorities to get its BBC World channel back on air after it was pulled July 1 following a report about the Falun Gong, the controversial religious cult banned by the government. Earlier, fears of sabotage by the Falun Gong forced state broadcaster China Central Television […]

  • JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE: GAME NIGHT -

    TV Ratings: Kimmel Opens Season With Demo Win Over Fallon, Colbert

    HONG KONG — The BBC is negotiating with Chinese TV authorities to get its BBC World channel back on air after it was pulled July 1 following a report about the Falun Gong, the controversial religious cult banned by the government. Earlier, fears of sabotage by the Falun Gong forced state broadcaster China Central Television […]

  • 'Star Trek: Discovery' Drives CBS Mobile

    'Star Trek: Discovery' Drives CBS Mobile App Downloads Up by 64% (Study)

    HONG KONG — The BBC is negotiating with Chinese TV authorities to get its BBC World channel back on air after it was pulled July 1 following a report about the Falun Gong, the controversial religious cult banned by the government. Earlier, fears of sabotage by the Falun Gong forced state broadcaster China Central Television […]

More From Our Brands