By Shelley Shan / Staff reporterTelevision channels must adhere to the required percentages for first-run programs and those produced by the channels themselves, National Communications Commission (NCC) Chairwoman Nicole Chan (詹婷怡) said yesterday. Chan made the remark at a meeting of the legislature’s Transportation Committee, which was scheduled to review proposed amendments to the Satellite Broadcasting Act (衛星廣播電視法), Radio and Television Act (廣播電視法) and Cable Television Act (有線廣播電視法). The nation’s television channels have a tendency of broadcasing same movies and programs multiple times, Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) Legislator Chen Hsueh-sheng (陳雪生) said. “As long as the channels meet the minimum percentage requirements for [first-run programs and those produced by the channels themselves], they would be allowed to broadcast programs again. First-run programs, on the other hand, must account for at least 40 percent, according to the regulations.
Source: Taipei Times April 16, 2018 15:56 UTC