New strength of competition and innovation : China’s independent television production

Lui, Bonnie Rui (2010) New strength of competition and innovation : China’s independent television production. In 2010 Conference of the International Communication Association : Matters of Communication, 22-26 June, 2010, Singapore.

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The state-owned media system in China has evolved considerably since 1994 when the first independent TV production company was officially registered. Today, there are thousands of independent TV production companies looking for market opportunities in China. Independent production companies have facilitated the circulation of program trade and investment, and in the process have encouraged innovation and professionalization. This paper focuses on the evolution of independents and the changing face of the television market. It discusses the ecology of independent television companies in China and how government regulations are impacting on the TV production market. It argues that independent TV is providing a new strength for China‟s TV market, one often suspected of being imitative, propagandistic and lacking colour.

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ID Code: 34083
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: China, independent television, governement regulations
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > FILM TELEVISION AND DIGITAL MEDIA (190200) > Film and Television (190204)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2010 Please consult the author.
Deposited On: 12 Aug 2010 02:40
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2010 14:42

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