Posts Tagged: SARFT


china video censorship

China forces video sites to hire government-approved censors

Update March 27, 2014 @ 11:30am - China’s state news agency Xinhua has released a report denying heavier scrutiny of US and UK video ...

  • March 25, 2014
  • at 9:00 pm
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Xiaomi Box

Report: Xiaomi’s Set-Top Box Finally Coming April 9

China’s Xiaomi has proven itself to be pretty great at selling phones, but the company surprised a lot of people when it announced it ...

  • March 12, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Xiaomi Box on sale soon

New Partnership Means Xiaomi Box No Longer Banned, Sales in 3 Cities Starting Soon

On Friday evening we suggested that the Apple TV-esque Xiaomi Box had risen from the dead after being given regulatory approval. And that...

  • January 28, 2013
  • at 7:23 pm
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Rumor: Xiaomi Set-Top Box Returning Soon With Less Content; Rebranding Possible

Mobile phone makers Xiaomi recently branched out into the world of entertainment, announcing a set-top box that looked ready for an interest...

  • December 4, 2012
  • at 1:02 am
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Xiaomi TV Set-Top Box Service Suspended, Regulatory Kerfuffle Perhaps to Blame [UPDATED]

Just one week after the launch of Xiaomi’s set-top box for streaming media to TVs, the company has announced that it has been forced t...

  • November 23, 2012
  • at 10:30 am
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A Week Later, China Says TV Adaptations Ban is Just a False Rumor

Two weeks ago, the folks over at SARFT announced a ban on six aspects of television drama, including banning shows adapted from web novels a...

  • August 14, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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China’s SARFT to Censor Original Internet Video, Criminalize Rainbows, Ban All Fun

Grab another drink, everyone, because it sounds like the party is nearly over. SARFT, China’s fun police film censorship bureau is fin...

  • July 10, 2012
  • at 1:00 pm
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SARFT: Internet Celebrities to be Banned from TV

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television, a government bureau tasked with eliminating all television programming ot...

  • April 11, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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SARFT Banning TV Ads During Shows; Good News or Bad News for Online Video?

For the past few days, rumors have been swirling that along with its limitation of “entertainment” programs, China’s State...

  • November 25, 2011
  • at 2:43 pm
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New proposal to force all video uploaders in China to use their real names

China’s State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT) yesterday issued a notice that proposes, among other things, anyon...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 11:45 am
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Will China’s Ban on TV Ads for Luxury Goods Boost Web Ads For Baidu and Youku?

Last week, we learned of a ban on TV advertising luxury goods in China issued by SARFT that is preventing luxury goods advertisers from reac...

  • February 14, 2013
  • at 8:00 am
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Xiaomi Smart TV

Xiaomi Box Finally Gets Regulatory Approval, Can Soon Go on Sale

Remember the set-top streaming device from Xiaomi which was seemingly killed off by China’s media regulators before it even hit the st...

  • January 25, 2013
  • at 10:49 pm
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How and Why Xiaomi Ran Afoul of China’s Media Regulator

We reported on Friday that Xiaomi’s TV set-top box had stopped working and speculated that the reason might be regulatory. And while t...

  • November 26, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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China Establishes State-Run Telecom/Internet Company

Our friends at SARFT have been quiet recently, so I figured they were working on something, and it turns out I’m right. In response to...

  • November 15, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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China’s New TV Ban: No Web Game or Novel Adaptation, No Remakes of Foreign Shows [UPDATED]

UPDATE 8/14: SARFT officials now deny this story and say these reports were just a baseless rumor. Our friends at SARFT, China’s film ...

  • August 3, 2012
  • at 11:00 pm
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With Government Backing, China Close to a Netflix-Like Video Subscription Site

A deal between state-backed China Movie Channel and Jiaflix will bring a Netflix-like video subscription service to consumers in China later...

  • June 29, 2012
  • at 11:45 am
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SARFT Establishing Platform For Regulating Internet Video in China

Well, we all knew it was coming. Heck, I even wrote it was coming in an article three months ago. Now, it’s official: China’s St...

  • February 16, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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VeryCD, After Shunning Piracy and Going Legit, Loses 50% of Traffic

It has been a rough passage for the Chinese site VeryCD, which this year has been transitioning away from being a piracy-lovin’ music ...

  • November 16, 2011
  • at 4:00 pm
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