The UK’s most watched South Asian news channel, ARY News has bizarrely stopped broadcasting commercials.
Over the last few hours, ARY News has been running network show promos in place of adverts during commercial airtime. This seems rather strange as the channel would be losing out heavily on revenue it garners from mainstream spots placed by Sky Media. While some have said that it could be down to a technical glitch, others have told us that it could be due to the closure of ARY Network’s London office. It is being said that a new structure is being implemented after recent administrative changes in UK.
Only a few days ago, news surfaced of ARY Network’s London office being shut down.
ARY Network UK has been embroiled in controversy lately due to tensions with rival, Geo Network’s owner, Jang Group. The issues reached a head last month when Jang Group’s Chief Executive and Editor in Chief, Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman won a £185,000 in libel damages from ARY Network UK. Apparently, the final total is in the region of £3 million when legal costs are included.
ARY Network UK has not commented on the latest developments.
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