State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Ra­dio and Tele­vi­sion bans World Cup live broad­casts on in­ter­net TV

Global Times - Weekend - - NATION -

The State Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Ra­dio and Tele­vi­sion on Thurs­day banned in­ter­net tele­vi­sion from live broad­cast­ing the 2018 World Cup.

The ad­min­is­tra­tion sus­pended in­ter­net TV plat­forms from live or de­layed broad­cast­ing of matches through­out the World Cup. Only af­ter-game broad­cast­ing on de­mand is per­mit­ted.

In­ter­net TV plat­forms were also asked to step up ex­am­i­na­tion on con­tent in­volv­ing broad­cast­ing of the World Cup to avoid vi­o­la­tion of the new reg­u­la­tion, Baidu’s ag­gre­ga­tor web­site Bai­ji­a­hao re­ported.

A Youku spokeper­son who re­quested anonymity told the Global Times on Fri­day that the video-stream­ing com­pany would not be af­fected by the ban as it was not in­ter­net TV.

Youku an­nounced in May it had gained the right to broad­cast the World Cup as the des­ig­nated new me­dia part­ner of China Cen­tral Tele­vi­sion.

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