Provisional City Community Cable Television System Management Rules

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State Administration of Radio, Film and Television Decree

No. 7.

The “Provisional City Community Cable Television System Management Rules” were passed at the executive meeting of 11 December 2001, are hereby promulgated, and take effect on 1 February 2001.

Director: Xu Guangchun

26 December 2001

Article 1: In order to strengthen city community cable television system management, stimulate the construction of a community spiritual civilization, according to the “Radio and Television Management Regulations” and relevant State provisions, these Rules are formulated.

Article 2: These rules apply to concentrated residential areas such as residential quarters and organ and enterprise work unit living quarters, etc. (not including residential districts especially provided for foreigners and Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan residents).

Article 3: Where the local administrative regional cable television transmission coverage network has already reached the community, the community cable television network must be connected to it.

Article 4: Where the local administrative regional cable television transmission coverage network has not yet reached the community, the community may apply for establishment of a city community cable television system, install satellite earth receiver facilities to receive central and provincial-level television programmes transmitted by satellite, to transmit programme signals to the residents of that district.

Article 5: For applications for of a city community cable television system and installation of satellite earth receiver facilities, the local neighbourhood committee must agree, and relevant certification must be held of its drawing up, applications will be put to the county-or higher (including county-level, hereafter likewise) administrative radio and television entity, and after approval by the city-level administrative radio and television entity, obtain a “City Community Cable Television Permit” and a “Domestic Programme Satellite Transmission Receiver Permit”.

Article 6: For city community cable television systems establishment, a construction work unit having the corresponding qualifications must be responsible for construction, its facilities and installation must conform to radio and television entity technological standards and demands, and only after being examined as meeting standards by a county level or higher administrative radio and television entity, may it be put into operation.

Article 7: For city community cable television systems, a relevant management system must be established and perfected, allocated with enough specialized personnel being trained by the county-level or higher administrative radio and television entities to meet qualifications, to overhaul and safeguard regularly the equipment and transmission network, and timely deal with technological hitches such as programme signal breaks and static images etc., possibly endangering propagating safety, where major breakdowns occur, they must be reported to the county-level or higher administrative radio and television entity within one hour

Article 8: City community cable television systems may not broadcast television programmes by itself and may not operate television selection programmes.

Article 9: City community cable televisions may not install foreign satellite television earth receiver facilities, and may also not receive or transmit foreign television programmes.

Article 10: Those violating these Rules, will be punishes by the county-level or higher administrative radio and television entity according to the relevant provisions of the “Radio and Television Management Regulations” and the “Satellite Television Broadcast Earth Receiver Equipment Management Regulations”, etc, to those obstructing, or resisting administrative radio and television entities in administrating according to the law, shall be punished by the public security entities according to the law; where circumstances are grave, and constitute a crime, the judiciary organs shall investigate the responsible persons for criminal liability according to the law.

Article 11: City community cable television systems already established before these Rules were implemented, shall within three months according to the provisions of these Rules, again conduct examination and verification, those conforming to conditions shall be granted to conduct examination and approval formalities; those not meeting conditions, shall remove already installed satellite earth receiver facilities, and their  “Domestic Programme Satellite Transmission Receiver Permit” shall be recalled by the issuing organ.

Article 12: These Rules shall take effect on 1 February 2002.

城市社区有线电视系统管理暂行办法

国家广播电影电视总局令
第7号
《城市社区有线电视系统管理暂行办法》经2001年12月11日局务会议通过,现予发布,自2002年2月1日起施行。

局长:徐光春
二00一年十二月二十六日
第一条 为加强对城市社区有线电视系统的管理,促进社区精神文明建设,依据《广播电视管理条例》及国家有关规定,制定本办法。

第二条 本办法适用于住宅小区和机关、企事业单位宿舍等居民集中居住区(不包括专供外国人及港、澳、台人士居住的公寓等住宅区)。

第三条 当地行政区域性有线广播电视传输覆盖网已经通达社区的,社区有线电视网络必须与之联网。

第四条 当地行政区域性有线广播电视传输覆盖网尚未通达的,社区可以申请建立城市社区有线电视系统,设置卫星地面接收设施接收卫星传送的中央和省级电视节目,向所在小区的住户传送节目信号。

第五条 申请建立城市社区有线电视系统和设置卫星地面接收设施,须经社区所在街道办事处同意,并持其开具的有关证明,向当地县级以上(含县级,以下同)广播电视行政部门提出申请,经市级广播电视行政部门批准后,领取《城市社区有线电视系统许可证》和《接收卫星传送的境内电视节目许可证》

第六条 城市社区有线电视系统的建设,需由具备相应资格的施工单位负责施工,其设备和安装须符合广播电视部门的技术标准和要求,经县级以上广播电视行政部门验收合格后,方可投入运行。

第七条 城市社区有线电视系统须建立健全有关管理制度,配备足够的经县级以上广播电视行政部门培训合格的专业人员,定期检修、维护相关设备和传输网络,对可能危及宣传安全的节目信号中断、静止画面等技术故障及时进行处理,发生重大事故,必须在1小时内向当地县级以上广播电视行政部门报告。

第八条 城市社区有线电视系统不得自行播放电视节目不得开办视频点播节目。

第九条 城市社区有线电视不得设置境外卫星电视地面接收设施,也不得接收、传送境外电视节目。

第十条 违反本办法的,由县级以上广播电视行政部门依据《广播电视管理条例》和《卫星电视广播地面接收设施管理规定》等有关规定,予以处罚,对阻碍、抗拒广播电视行政部门依法行政的,由公安部门依法处理;情节严重、构成犯罪的,由司法机关依法追究有关责任人的刑事责任。

第十一条 本办法施行前已经设立的城市社区有线电视系统,应在三个月内按本办法规定进行重新审核,符合条件的予以办理审批手续;不符合条件的,应予取消,拆除已安装的卫星地面接收设施,其《接收卫星传送的境内电视节目许可证》由发证机关收回。

第十二条 本办法自2002年2月1日起实施。

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