China: Watchdog further regulates online TV
July 9, 2015
China’s media and television watchdog has reportedly asked licensed online content providers of Internet TV and STBs to rectify violations, including tweeting video website applications or installing Internet browsers in TVs.
The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) issued a notice asking the seven State-owned licensed Internet TV content providers in China to stop selling STBs which could install apps through a USB port, according to techweb.com.cn.
Currently, people in the country can watch movies, TV channels, including those unavailable on cable TVs like CNN and BBC, through such applications.
The watchdog has also asked providers to halt video and radio apps which allows mobile phones to be used as TV remote controls.