TV series may get ratings system from watchdog
China’s media watchdog says it is looking into providing rating systems for television series. Controversial works may be aired on designated channels and at later time periods.
Deputy director Tian Jin of State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) said it has begun reviewing the rating systems of more than 10 countries and regions and is considering designating different broadcast times for different programs and establishing specific channels for programs unsuitable for minors.
China’s rating system will divide television series into three categories: those unsuitable for minors, those with parental advisory and those appropriate for all audiences to see.