27 Oct '11, 5am

China to limit vulgar and 'overly entertaining' TV programming

China to limit vulgar and 'overly entertaining' TV programming

Contestants take the stage during the recording of an episode of popular Chinese matchmaking television show 'If You Are the One' in Beijing Sept 24, 2011. China plans to limit reality TV shows and other light fare shown on satellite television stations. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING (AP) - China plans to limit reality TV shows and other light fare shown on satellite television stations as part of a drive to wrest back Communist Party control over cultural industries that have fuelled more independent viewpoints. The order from the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television refers to shows that are vulgar or 'overly entertaining.' It singles out programmes dealing with marital troubles and matchmaking, talent shows, game shows, variety shows, talk shows and reality programming. The country's 34 satellite TV stations must largely phase out such shows by next year, to be...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Asia/Story/STISt...

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