China Said to Limit Foreign TV Content on Streaming Websites

The regulations, set to be announced as soon as today, will cap the number of foreign shows at 30 percent of content offered by the sites, according to the person, who asked not to be identified because the rules haven’t been made public. […] Chinese video streaming sites, including those offered by Sohu.com Inc. and Youku Tudou Inc., have snapped up copyrights to licensed TV content, offering shows from the U.S., Europe and South Korea to consumers for free — often within hours of the episodes airing in their home countries. In March, China responded to the exploding demand on video-streaming sites by stepping up regulations to block content deemed vulgar or having a “negative impact on society.” – Lulu Yilun Chen,Bloomberg News
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