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恶播 e

derogatory | Gaining Popularity

the vicious TV show

This phrase, meaning literally “vicious broadcasting,” has been popping up in Chinese media reports and online posters recently after several provincial TV stations telecast the same series using aggressive and unconventional methods in order to attract audiences. Some broadcast two or three episodes of the series more than 10 times a day, others presented an “abridged” version to “outplay” other TV stations. The phenomenon reflects a serious shortage of good TV products and lack of effective market regulations in the outlying country regions.

Added on Mar 22, 2009 | Last updated on Jun 17, 2011 | 605 Buzzes


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