Taiwan’s TV industry still salvageable, expert claims

LOW-QUALITY FARE:Domestically produced TV shows are often inferior to those produced abroad, as they are underfunded and lack talented people, an academic said

Taipei Times
Date: Sep 01, 2015
By: Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

An academic yesterday urged the government to take the percentage of locally produced programs a TV channel transmits into consideration when deciding whether to renew broadcast licenses.

“There are still ways to salvage the nation’s TV industry if everyone faces the crisis honestly,” National Chung Cheng University professor Luo Shih-hung (羅世宏) said. “The government should increase funding for locally produced TV programs and limit the broadcast of programs imported from China and other nations. The funding for public broadcasting channels should also be increased.”

Meanwhile, the percentage of a TV network’s locally produced programs, as well as the funding for such programs should be an important gauge in the evaluation of the performance of the network and the decision on whether to renew its broadcasting license.”     [FULL  STORY]

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