SARFT Circulates the Acts Gravely Violating Regulations of Chongqing Television Station’s “The First Heartbeat” Nationwide

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On 15 August, SARFT issued a circular to all provincial, autonomous region and municipal radio, film and television bureaus, the Xinjiang Production-Construction Corps radio, film and television bureau, the three central stations and China Education Television, to criticise the acts gravely violating regulations in the selection activity “The First Heartbeat”, broadcast of which was organized by Chongqing Television.

The Circular points out, the selection-type television activity with mass participation, “The First Heartbeat” organized by Chongqing Television has gravely deviated from the aim of competition, hankering after making activities driving up amusement, and major errors have appeared in aspects such as choosing jury members, competition sequences, expressions by the jury, song content, plot management and broadcast supervision, etc., damaging the image of television media, engendering harmful social influence, with strong reactions from broad  audiences. The Chongqing municipal television bureau’s and Chongqing Television’s corresponding responsible persons’ and editing staff’s sense of responsibility is not strong, their guiding consciousness is weak, expert level deficient, their content checking riddled with oversights, leading to the occurrence of abovementioned problems, which are hereby criticized nationwide.

The Circular finds, the competition sequence design of “The First Heartbeat” is ugly and crude, the jury’s words, deeds and bearing are unmannered, its programme design lacks artistic level, content and artistic style is vulgar, the performed songs are philistine and vulgar. Chongqing Television does not take the least responsibility over live broadcasting, has not performed any effective handling of the utter disorder prevailing at the scene, appointed displays as they pleased, and have abandoned the responsibility of the broadcast organ. The Chongqing municipal radio, film and television bureau has not reported this situation to SARFT, to the detriment of management.

In order to strictly propagate discipline, SARFT decides:

I, Immediate halt of broadcasting the selection activity “The First Heartbeat”;

II, Chongqing municipal radio, film and television bureau and Chongqing Television must contrast tithe SARFT opinion concerning comprehensive arts and entertainment programme management and a number of management regulations concerning  mass-participation selection-type radio and television activities, and earnestly search for problems, realistically draw lessons, and make deep inspections;

III,  The programme planning, examining and checking, administrative management and corresponding staff will be dealt with severely.

The Circular requires, all levels’ administrative radio, film and television entities and broadcast organs must take this as a lesson, firmly establish political consciousness, a consciousness of the general situation and responsibility consciousness, take the initiative in observing political discipline and propaganda discipline, give high regards to the broadcast management of mass-participation selection-type activities. All levels’ administrative radio, film and television entities must take resisting vulgar tendencies as an important task to grasp in raiding governing capacity, realistically take their management responsibility, strictly implement corresponding SARFT provisions, persist in achieving strict enforcement of orders and prohibitions, scientific management, bold management, strict management, on their own initiative safeguard the regular order of selection-type radio and television activities in which the masses participate, persist in cutting off the repeated occurrence of this sort of problems. All administrative radio, film and television entities and broadcast organs are requested to conduct a one-time arrangement of the radio and television programmes in their jurisdiction, all those having vulgarity problems must be immediately corrected. All levels’ broadcast organs must earnestly implement propaganda management regulations, realistically strengthen education and management over editing and broadcasting personnel, implement all duties well, from programme planning to examination and checking, to construct a desirable television screen environment and public opinion environment.

广电总局全国通报重庆电视台《第一次心动》严重违规行为!

8月15日,国家广电总局向各省、自治区、直辖市广播影视局,新疆生产建设兵团广播电视局、中央三台、中国教育电视台下发通报,批评重庆电视台举办播出的《第一次心动》选拔活动严重违规行为。
通报指出,重庆电视台举办播出的群众参与的选拔类电视活动《第一次心动》严重偏离比赛宗旨,热衷制造噱头炒作活动,在评委选择、比赛环节、评委表现、歌曲内容、策划管理和播出监管等方面都出现了重大失误,损害了电视媒体形象,产生了不良社会影响,广大观众反响强烈。重庆市广播电视局和重庆电视台相关负责人和编播人员责任意识不强,导向意识薄弱,专业水平缺失,内容把关疏漏,导致了上述问题的发生,现予以全国通报批评。
通报认为,《第一次心动》比赛环节设计丑陋粗糙,评委言行举止失态,节目设计缺乏艺术水准、内容格调低下,演唱曲目庸俗媚俗。重庆电视台对现场转播极不负责,对现场混乱不堪局面未作任何有效处理,任其随意表现,放弃了播出机构的责任。重庆市广播电视局对此情况未向总局报告,失于管理。
为严肃宣传纪律,国家广电总局决定:
一、立即停播《第一次心动》选拔活动;
二、重庆市广播电视局和重庆电视台要对照总局关于综艺娱乐节目管理意见和群众参与的选拔类广播电视活动的若干管理规定,认真查找问题,切实吸取教训,做出深刻检查;
三、对节目策划、审查把关、行政管理及相关人员作出严肃处理。
通报要求,各级广播电视行政部门和播出机构要以此为戒,牢固树立政治意识、大局意识和责任意识,自觉遵守政治纪律和宣传纪律,高度重视群众参与的选拔类活动的播出管理。各级广播电视行政管理部门要把抵制低俗之风作为提高执政能力的重要任务来抓,切实负起管理责任,严格执行国家广电总局有关规定,坚决做到令行禁止,科学管理,大胆管理,严格管理,自觉维护群众参与的选拔类广播电视活动的正常秩序,坚决杜绝此类问题的再次发生。请各广播电视行政部门和播出机构对本辖区所属电台电视台的节目进行一次清理,凡有低俗问题的立即纠正。各级播出机构要认真执行宣传管理规定,切实加强对编播人员的教育和管理,落实好从节目策划到审查把关各项职责,以营造良好的荧屏环境和舆论环境。

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