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UK media regulator revokes licence of Iran’s Press TV

The UK media regulator has revoked the broadcasting licence of the Iranian state broadcaster's English-language outlet Press TV, the Guardian has reported. Ofcom ruled in May that the channel committed a serious breach of the broadcasting code when it aired an interview with Maziar Bahari, an imprisoned Newsweek journalist. Press TV will be allowed to submit a final appeal, before Ofcom announces its final decision in the coming weeks. The channes claimed Ofcom has "succumbed to the British royal family's demands" to revoke the broadcasting licence of the Iranian state broadcaster's English-language outlet Press TV.