Not granting license of for all foreign television channels

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information and Communications has petitioned the Ministry of Information and Communications central to promulgate clear regulations for cable television to enable local authorities to monitor service providers.

Accordingly, granting license for the broadcasting of foreign television channels to TV stations should be in accordance with the recommendation of the local authorities.

However, the ministry should limit the number of foreign channels on the air and give priority to domestic TV channels which has influence of preserving the Vietnamese cultural characters in the community, the department advised.

By V.Anh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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