Chinese Historical, Idol Dramas Pulled Out of Broadcast for Remainder of 2019
In a public message sent out via WeChat, China’s broadcasting authority, the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA), announced that it will temporarily pull the brakes on broadcasting historical and idol dramas this year, in celebration for the 70th anniversary of the establishment of “New China.”
The message, sent out on July 31, said the government will launch a 100-day celebration in honor of the 70th year establishment of the People’s Republic of China. The government has already selected 86 upcoming television dramas to fill out time slots across the nation. Starting August 1, dramas with “strong entertainment value” such as historical dramas and idol dramas will not be aired.
Among the 86 dramas that were chosen to air include The People’s Choice <人民的选择>, People’s Premier Zhou Enlai <人民总理周恩来>, The Rhythm of Endeavors <奋进的旋律>, Lovely China <可爱的中国>, and Courageous Turning Point <伟大的转折>, among others. The broadcasting authority emphasized that these dramas are high quality productions with “stand-out themes” and “rich topics” that can inspire, encourage, and uplift citizens, teaching that dreams can be achievable through positivity, dedication and hard work.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.