Nine unauthorised foreign channels will stop airing in Vietnam, stated Truong Minh Tuan, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, on March 19.

Three local cable network providers -VTV Cab, AVG, and Viettel- have long broadcasted those channels without official approval, including True Sport HD, OPT1, Golf HD, Russia Today, True Tennis HD, and four VOD piloting channels.

After a careful inspection, the Authority of Broadcasting and Electronic Information under the Ministry of Information and Communications required that all three broadcasters halt the telecast of the nine channels and submit detailed reports.-VNA