New Tang Dynasty Television has reported that it obtained a hard copy of a confidential notice indicating that, at the end of 2010, the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television of China issued an official notice that would prevent New Tang Dynasty Television, an independent oversea’s Chinese language television broadcaster, from obtaining movie and television airing rights from any of their sources. The notice was sent to the administrative offices of Radio, Film, and Television at various provincial and municipal levels with copies to the 610 Office.
According to the notice, all of the entities under the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television of China were strictly prohibited from providing movies or television programs to New Tang Dynasty either directly or indirectly through a third party. Violators would be subject to strict fines and punishment.
New Tang Dynasty has also reported a number of instances in the past few years when overseas Chinese television movie distributors backed out of movie distribution agreements because they feared pressure from their Chinese suppliers.
(Ed: Founded by Falun Gong practitioners, New Tang Dynasty (NTD) Television is a television broadcaster based in New York City, with correspondents in over 70 cities worldwide.)
New Tang Dynasty Television, June 10, 2012