Implementation Rules Concerning Strengthening Online Radio, Film and Television-Type Programme Management (Trial)

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According to the “Central Committee Secretariat, State Council Secretariat Notice Concerning Transmission of the ‘Central Propaganda Department, State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and General Administration of Press and Publication Some Opinions Concerning Deepening Press and Publications and Radio, Film and Television Sector Reform”, (NDC No. (2001) 17) and the SARFT “Provisional Information Network Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programme Supervision Management Rules” (SSS No. (2000)166), concerning strengthening online radio, film and television-type programme management, the following Implementation Rules are formulated.

I Launching online dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes work refers to the organic integration of all sorts of information display methods such as speech, written language, sound, images, pictures, etc., and conducting dissemination through the Internet. Programmes are divided into: news-type; television and film drama-type; entertainment-type, including music, opera, sports, etc; special-type, including science and technology, education, medicine, finance and economics, military affairs, etc.

Technology models of online dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes, adopting Internet online service shape at the current stage, regardless of whether it concerns websites offered on the Internet or launching this sort of work through utilizing other networks, must adopt interface and service images identical or similar to Internet websites.

II, Launching online dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes work, must be reported to SARFT for approval. Those using the complete screen-method to broadcast audiovisual programmes, are managed according to the examination and approval rules for cable television channels; those using the complete screen method to broadcast audiovisual programmes on demand, are managed according to the examination and approval rules for developing on-demand broadcast work.

III, Launching online dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes work, shall simultaneously meet the following basic conditions:

(1) conforming to the concrete plans, technological standards and management requirements of dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes through information networks to the public;

(2) having own finances, equipment and premises suited for the business scale;

(3) having radio, film and television-type programme resources conform to State regulations suited for the business scale;

(4) having the necessary expert personnel;

(5) conforming to other relevant provisions of State laws and regulations.

For launching online dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes work, the following qualifications shall also be met:

(1) already having obtained the “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit”, engaging in disseminating entertainment-type or special-type programmes for three years of more;

(2) being a news organ established according to the law for three years or more.

For launching dissemination of television and film drama through information networks work, the following qualifications shall also be met:

(1) having obtained the “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit”, engaging in disseminating entertainment-type programmes for two years or more;

(2) being a film and television production business organ operating according to the law for three years or more.

IV, Launching online dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes work, will be reported, examined and approved according to the following procedures: direct central-subordinate work units and enterprises registered with the State Administration of Industry and Commerce, may directly raise applications with the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television; other work units put forward applications with the provincial-level administrative radio, film and television entity, and report to SARFT for examination and approval.

After obtaining the “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit”, when change occurs in matters such as the launching work unit’s name, address, website address, web-site name, legal representative, etc., they shall within 30 days of the change apply for permit exchange with the original permit-issuing work unit. When change is necessary of matters such as the symbol, dissemination method, dissemination carrier, dissemination scope and programme category clearly indicated on the “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit”, relevant modification examination and approval formalities shall be conducted according to the abovementioned procedure.

When applying for establishment of a special organ to launch online dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes work, the sponsoring work unit conducts examination and approval formalities. Those operating this sort of work in an enterprise form, before going to the industry and commerce entity to conduct registration formalities, must first obtain a “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit”.

V, Only when holding a “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit”, is it permitted to launch online dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes work. After obtaining a permit, dissemination work may only be launched according to the symbol, dissemination method, dissemination carrier, dissemination scope and programme category clearly indicated on the “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit”. Work units obtaining permits shall open work formally within one year; of those not able to open in excess of the time limit, the permit-issuing organ recalls the permit.

VI, It is prohibited to disseminate programmes violating state laws, regulations and rules through networks. Work units apart from radio and television broadcasting organs launching online dissemination of radio, film and television-type news, television and film drama work, may only disseminate programmes broadcasted by provincial-level or higher radio stations or television stations, and obtain authorization.

VI, Radio stations and television stations are encouraged and supported to disseminate those stations’ programmes online. All levels’ radio stations and television stations shall vigorously create conditions, disseminate those stations’ programmes online as soon as possible, and expand online programme dissemination positions.

Other work units directly broadcasting, transmitting or using radio stations’ and television stations’ programmes through information networks, shall obtain permission from that radio station or television station.

VIII, Daily supervision and annual examination are combinedly implemented for “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit” management.

The period of validity of the “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit” is three years. Within the period of validity, work units obtaining an “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit”, shall within the statutory time limits submit annual examination reports and conduct annual examination formalities. Those not meeting annual examination qualifications rectify within a set time, those not meeting conditions after rectification, will have their “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit” recalled. Permits of work units not conducting annual examination formalities according to regulations, become invalid automatically. Those needing to continue to operate when the period of validity expires, shall conduct continuation of permit formalities 60 days before the permit expires.

IX, All levels’ administrative radio, film and television entities shall through methods such as monitoring, establishing corresponding public supervision reporting systems, etc., conduct daily supervision and management over dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes through information networks.

Work units applying to launch online dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes work, must provide technological methods and network gateways, making radio, film and television entities able to monitor the programmes and electronic catalogue disseminated online.

SARFT and provincial-level administrative radio, film and television entities must organize corresponding organs and allocate personnel according to work requirements, install monitoring systems, perfect supervision work, raise supervision capacity, implement supervision duties.

X, Information network possessors and operators may not in any way rent or sell their network to work units not having a “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit” for use in dissemination of radio, film and television-type programmes through information networks to the public, and may not provide network hardware and software platforms and other services related to radio, film and television-type programme dissemination to work units not having a “Online Dissemination of Radio, Film and Television-Type Programmes Permit”. Those violating regulations, must be strictly dealt with.

关于加强网上传播广播电影电视类节目管理的实施细则(试行)

根据《中共中央办公厅、国务院办公厅关于转发〈中央宣传部、国家广电总局、新闻出版总署关于深化新闻出版广播影视业改革的若干意见〉的通知》(中办发(2001)17号)和国家广电总局《信息网络传播广播电影电视类节目监督管理暂行办法》(广发社字(2000)166号),就加强网上传播广播电影电视类节目的管理,制定以下实施细则。
  一、开展网上传播广播电影电视类节目业务是指通过互联网等信息网络将语言、文字、声音、图像、影像等各种信息表现方式有机融合并进行传播。节目划分为:新闻类;影视剧类;娱乐类,包括音乐、戏曲、体育等;专业类,包括科技、教育、医疗、财经、气象、军事等。
  网上传播广播电影电视类节目的技术模式,在现阶段采用互联网在线服务的形式,即不论是在互联网上开设的网站还是利用其他网络开展此类业务,必须采用与互联网网站相同或相似的界面和服务形式。
  二、开展网上传播广播电影电视类节目业务,必须报国家广电总局批准。以全屏方式广播视频节目的,按建立有线电视频道的审批办法管理;以全屏方式点播视频节目的,按开办视频点播业务的审批办法管理。
  三、开办通过网上传播广播电影电视类节目的业务,应当同时具备以下基本条件:(1)符合通过信息网络向公众传播广播电影电视类节目的具体规划、技术标准和管理要求;(2)有与业务规模相适应的自有资金、设备及场所;(3)拥有与其业务规模相适应的符合国家规定的广播电影电视类节目资源;(4)拥有必要的专业人员;(5)符合国家法律、法规及其他有关规定。
  开办网上传播新闻类节目的业务,还应当具有以下资格:(1)经国务院新闻办公室批准,具有网上发布新闻的资格;(2)已取得《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》,从事三年以上娱乐类、专业类节目传播业务或依法设立三年以上的新闻机构。
  开办通过信息网络传播影视剧类节目的业务,还应当具有以下资格:(1)取得《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》,从事娱乐类节目传播业务二年以上;(2)依法经营三年以上的影视制作经营机构。
  四、开办网上传播广播电影电视类节目业务,按照以下程序申报和审批:中央直属单位和在国家工商行政管理总局注册的企业,可直接向国家广电总局提出申请;其他单位向当地省级广播电视行政部门提出申请,报国家广电总局审批。
  取得《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》后,开办单位的名称、地址、网址、网站名、法定代表人等项目发生变更时,应当在变更后的三十日向原发证单位申请换证。《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》载明的标识、传播方式、传播载体、传播范围和节目类别需要变更时,应当按上述程序办理有关的变更审批手续。
  申请成立 专门机构开办网上传播广播电影电视类节目业务的,由发起单位按规定办理审批手续。以企业形式经营此类业务的,到工商管理部门办理注册登记手续前,须先取得《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》。

五、持有《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》,方可开办网上传播广播电影电视类节目的业务。取得《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》后,只能按照许可证载明的标识、传播方式、传播载体、传播范围和节目类别开办传播业务。取得许可证的单位应当在一年之内正式开通业务;逾期不能开通的,由发证机关收回许可证。

六、禁止通过网络传播违反国家法律法规及规定的节目。广播电视播出机构以外的单位开办网上传播广播电影电视类的新闻、影视剧业务,只能传播省级以上广播电台、电视台播出过的节目,并取得授权。

七、鼓励、扶持广播电台、电视台将本台节目上网播出。各级广播电台、电视台应积极创造条件,尽快将本台节目上网播出,拓展网上节目传播阵地。

其他单位通过信息网络直播、转播广播电台、电视台节目的,应取得该广播电台、电视台的许可。

八、对《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》的管理,实行日常监管和年检年审相结合。《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》有效期为三年。在有效期内,取得《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》的单位,应当在规定的期限内提交年检报告,办理年检手续。年检不合格者限期整改,整改后仍不合格的,收回《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》。未按规定办理年检手续的单位,其许可证自动失效。有效期届满,需要继续经营的,应当在许可证届满前六十日办理续证手续。

九、各级广播电视行政部门应通过监听监看、建立相应的公众监督举报制度等方式对信息网络传播广播电影电视类节目进行日常监督管理。

申请开办网上传播广播电影电视类节目业务的单位,必须提供技术手段和网络接口,使广电部门能够监听、监看到其在网上传播的节目或电子目录。

国家广电总局和省级广播电视管理部门根据工作需要组建相应的机构和配备人员,设置监听监看系统,完善监管业务,提高监管能力,履行监管职责。

十、信息网络的拥有者和经营者不得以任何形式将网络出租、出让给未持有《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》的单位用以向公众传播广播电影电视类节目,不得向未持有《网上传播广播电影电视类节目许可证》的单位提供网络硬软件平台和其它与传播广播电影电视类节目有关的服务。违反规定的,必须严肃处理。

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