Billy Long

China to keep closer eye on U.S. TV shows streamed on Internet

China to keep closer eye on U.S. TV shows streamed on Internet

American TV shows offered by Chinese Internet companies will likely face tougher scrutiny next year after China’s media watchdog announced plans Friday to step up enforcement of licensing regulations and emphasized the need for wholesome content. 

China’s State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television said foreign TV shows failing to obtain a license will be taken offline starting April 1, 2015. 

“Qualified Internet video content providers are encouraged to introduce healthy and well-produced foreign TV shows that promote positive values such...

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