"Foreign TV Footage Needs to be Free"
Richard Kuslan of Asia Business Intelligence had a very interesting post about a State Administration for Radio, Film and Television regulation, that allows Chinese TV stations using exclusively pictures of foreign TV stations that are broadcast by CCTV or CRI.
Kusland quoted a complaint by Han Jijun, Chief Editor of the Evening News of Shenzhen TV Station: "This is harmful in two ways. Firstly and economically, TV stations need not pay for the pictures they get from programs of foreign TV stations..." Source Interfax-China published on Mainichi Daily News. Mr. Han's complaint may be representative for the Chinese media.
Read Kuslan's article here.
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