BBC encrypts in Lithuania

January 24, 2014 09.52 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

bbc world newsBBC World News has seen its status changed in Lithuania and is now an encrypted service.

In a statement, the country’s Radio and Television Commission (RTK) says that, having considered all the circumstances, it agreed to a request from BBC World Distribution for the move.

In its request, BBC World Distribution said that BBC World News is a commercial news programme, funded by the BBC’s commercial entities’ distribution and marketing activities and separate from the publicly funded BBC.

As a result of the change in status, BBC World News will no longer be available as a FTA channel on the DTT service operated by the incumbent telco TEO LT.