Notice concerning Further Strengthening Management of Radio and Television Presenters and the Use of Guest Stars

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This translation is based on a Xinhua announcement via QQ News. I am not sure this is the complete text of the Notice, given its brevity and lack of detail, but no more complete version has so far been published.

XGDF No. [2015]129

I, Strictly implement on-the-job management regulations for presenters.

News, commentary and interview programmes may not have or covertly have assisting presenter positions, radio and television programmes must have a clear division of work between presenters and guest stars, presenters shall be responsible for anchoring, guiding and controlling the programme, it is prohibited to have “guest star presenters”, and guest stars cannot exercise the duties of presenters.

II, Strengthen information management of presenters’ professional conduct.

III, Earnestly implement pre-broadcast censorship and rebroadcast re-censorship structures.

IV, Strengthen education and training for presenters and guest stars.

V, Make clear who bears chief responsibilities, and ensure they are satisfactorily carries out.

VI, Ensure that presenter qualifications are inspected and management structures are constructed for presenters and guest stars.

This Notice takes effect on 1 July 2015. The Notice requires that all radio and television work units “grasp the research and formulation of management rules for presenters and the use of guest stars in that work unit, professional conduct information management rules, pre-broadcast censorship regulations and education and training plans.

国家新闻出版广电总局关于进一步加强广播电视主持人和嘉宾使用管理的通知

新广电发[2015]129号

一、严格执行主持人上岗管理规定。

新闻、评论和访谈类节目不得设置或变相设置辅助性主持岗位,广播电视节目要明确主持人和嘉宾的分工,主持人应承担节目的串联、引导、把控等功能,不得设置“嘉宾主持”,嘉宾不能行使主持人职能。

二、加强主持人职务行为信息管理。

三、认真落实播前审查和重播重审制度。

四、加强主持人和嘉宾教育培训。

五、明确责任主体,确保落实到位。

六、做好主持人资质清查和主持人、嘉宾管理制度建设工作。

本通知自2015年7月1日起正式执行。通知要求各广播电视单位“抓紧研究制定本单位主持人和嘉宾使用管理办法,职务行为信息管理办法,播前审查细则和教育培训方案。”

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