As part of its efforts to closely monitor China's media industry, Chinese authorities are investigating Beijing Rejian Hulian Advertisement Co over its leasing of satellite-television channels in China to local operators who do not have state permission to broadcast foreign programming, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company, also known as Beijing Hotkey Internet and a unit of News Corp, became the target of investigations in June. Currently, 31 foreign channels — six of which are owned by News Corp — have the right to broadcast to the restricted market. While News Corp could face sanctions if found to be in violation of current regulations, it remains unclear how the investigations would affect News Corp's China operations.
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