Supplementary Notice concerning Further Perfecting the Management of Online Dramas, Microfilms and Other Such Online Audiovisual Programmes

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This is a translation of the press release on this notice published on the SAPPRFT website. In good SAPPRFT tradition, the original document has not been made public. 

EDIT: The original document was made public in March 2014.

Recently, in response to the problems of topic selection, programme content, production quality and other aspects of a number of online dramas, microfilms and other such online television programmes, the State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Television has issued the “Supplementary Notice concerning Further Perfecting the Management of Online Dramas, Microfilms and Other Such Online Audiovisual Programmes”, which aims to further perfect management, create a civilized and healthy online environment, and prevent online audiovisual programmes with vulgar content and a low style, which play up violence and sex to have a harmful influence on society.

The “Supplementary Notice” stresses that Internet audiovisual programme service work units must carry out their responsibilities as operating subjects well, strictly keep the broadcast gate, and produce and broadcast online dramas, microfilms and other such online audiovisual programmes that are suited for online dissemination, reflect the spirit of the times, carry forward the true, the good and the beautiful, that the people love to see and hear. Bodies engaging in the production of online dramas, microfilms and other such audiovisual programmes shall obtain a “Radio and Television Programme Production Permit” issued by the administrative radio, film and television departments according to the law. Internet audiovisual programme service work units may not broadcast online dramas, microfilms and other such online audiovisual programmes produced by bodies that have not obtained a “Radio and Television Programme Production Permit”. Where online dramas, microfilms and other such online audiovisual programmes are produced and uploaded by individuals, the Internet audiovisual programme service work unit that transmits this programme is to bear the responsibility of the producing body. Internet audiovisual programme service work units can only transmit online dramas, microfilms and other such online audiovisual programmes uploaded by individuals after verifying their real identity information and where they conform to content management regulations, they may not transmit this sort of programmes uploaded by users not using their real names.

The “Supplementary Notice” requires that all localities’ administrative press, publications, radio, film and television departments strengthen management over radio and television production and business bodies, launch focused training for main creative personnel producing online dramas, microfilms and other such online audiovisual programmes, strengthen management over online drama and microfilm theme selection, and guarantee that the selected topics are positive, healthy and upward. At the same time, they are to adopt methods including organizing creative fora, launching excellent programme competitions, sector self-discipline and artistic criticism to guide creative personnel to persist consciously in the correct orientation.

The “Supplementary Notice” provides that before online dramas, microfilms and other such audiovisual programmes are broadcast online, programme information filing shall be completed; where, after online broadcast, the masses report or the press, publications, radio, film and television department discovers that programme content does not conform to relevant State regulations, it must be immediately taken offline. Where radio and television programme production business bodies produce online dramas, microfilms and other such online audiovisual products, and the product content violates relevant radio and television regulations, the controlling department imposes punishment according to the “Radio and Television Management Regulations”, the “Radio and Television Programme Production Management Regulations” and other such relevant regulations.

In July 2012, the then SARFT and the State Internet Information Office jointly issued the “Notice concerning Further Strengthening Management over Online Dramas, Microfilms and Other Such Online Audiovisual Programmes”. In response to new issues that emerged in practice, the State Administration of Press, Publications, Radio, Film and Televisions researched and formulated the “Supplementary Notice”.

国家新闻出版广电总局印发
关于进一步完善网络剧、微电影等
网络视听节目管理的补充通知

近日,针对部分网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目在题材选择、节目内容、制作资质等方面存在的问题,国家新闻出版广电总局印发了《关于进一步完善网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目管理的补充通知》,旨在进一步完善管理,营造文明健康的网络环境,防止内容低俗、格调低下、渲染暴力色情的网络视听节目对社会产生不良影响。
《补充通知》强调,互联网视听节目服务单位要履行好开办主体的职责,严把播出关,制作播出适合网络传播、体现时代精神、弘扬真善美、人民群众喜闻乐见的网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目。从事生产制作网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目的机构,应依法取得广播影视行政部门颁发的《广播电视节目制作经营许可证》。互联网视听节目服务单位不得播出未取得《广播电视节目制作经营许可证》机构制作的网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目。个人制作并上传的网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目,由转发该节目的互联网视听节目服务单位履行生产制作机构的责任。互联网视听节目服务单位只能转发已核实真实身份信息并符合内容管理规定的个人上传的网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目,不得转发非实名用户上传的此类节目。
《补充通知》要求,各地新闻出版广电行政部门要加强广播电视节目制作经营机构的管理,对生产制作网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目的主创人员开展有针对性的培训,加强网络剧、微电影选题管理,确保所选题材积极健康向上。同时,采取举办创作座谈会、开展优秀节目评比、行业自律和文艺批评等方式,引导主创人员自觉坚持正确导向。
《补充通知》规定,网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目上网播出前应完成节目信息备案;上网播出后,群众举报或新闻出版广电行政部门发现节目内容不符合国家有关规定的,要立即下线。广播电视节目制作经营机构生产制作网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目,节目内容违反广播影视有关管理规定的,主管部门要按照《广播电视管理条例》、《广播电视节目制作经营管理规定》等相关规定予以处罚。
2012年7月,原广电总局和国家互联网信息办公室联合印发了《关于进一步加强网络剧、微电影等网络视听节目管理的通知》。针对实践中出现的新问题,国家新闻出版广电总局研究制订了《补充通知》。

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