China Media Capital Launches CMC Live

By Faith Magbanua, January 13, 2018 05:01 AM


With hopes to integrate the best resources across the entertainment industry, China Media Capital (CMC) announced the launch of CMC live this January 10, 2018.

One of the main target of CMC live is to serve as a platform for artists, live show organizers, and sponsors; to add to that, the team has put together live concerts for big names like The Rolling Stones, Katy Perry, and Pink Floyd in the past by launching a joint venture with Creative Artists Agency and partnering with international companies.

CMC hopes to bring more global stars to smaller Chinese cities through CMC live. On its 2018 agenda are concerts of major Chinese pop stars including G.E.M., May Day, and Jacky Cheung.

However, amid the news for CMC live, China has issued another set of rules for entertainment programs.

For starters, China's top state media regulator has administrated that television and radio programs cannot broadcast in any format once given an official warning - whereas in the past, shows could return to the air or be shown online after "rectifying" certain elements.

Meaning, if a show has been given a certain warning for "violating" the law of the Chinese media regulator, any television or radio broadcast program could not return again.

The notice, issued by the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television (SAPPRFT) in December, also laid out new rules stipulating that reality entertainment inspired by international shows must apply for preapproval two months before broadcasting.

However, one of the downside of this law is that supporters and fans fear that the new guidelines might cause some hit reality shows to disappear forever.

For example, just last September of 2017, "Go Fighting!" - a variety program modeled off a South Korean series - was suspended during its third season, with viewers speculating that a storyline involving traitors was the issue. The show resumed with a final episode two months later.


Related Article

Must Read

comments powered by Disqus

More from CCD

Most Expensive Film in China Gets Pulled Out After First Screening

China's most expensive film gets an early boot despite only starting this week.

China Children's Theater Festival to Open on July 14

Check out the details of the incoming Children's Theater Festival in China

'Animal World' Takes No 1 at Chinese Box Office

Which is the leading movie in the Chinese box office this week?

New Chinese TV Show Features Foreigners in Unique Chinese Jobs

What other jobs can foreigners try in China? One TV show aims to show these possibilities.

China Blocks HBO Website After John Oliver Mocked Xi Jinping

Another foreign site has been blocked off by China after a criticism made to its current president.

Disney's Live-Action 'Mulan' Introduces New Love Interest

It's not the same character you remember from the animated version.

Here's What NCT's Chenle's Home in China Looks Like

Check out the house of NCT's Chenle in China.

Chinese Authorities to Investigate Fan Bingbing for Tax Evading

Fan Bingbing's leaked contract breaks the Chinese internet.

Fox to Vote on Potential Merger with Disney on July 10

The fate of the largest merger in entertainment will be decided in July.

James Caan Defends Morgan Freeman Against Scandal

Caan said that God made both men and women naturally attracted with each other.