During the Taiwan in View conference, held by the Asia Video Industry Associations (AVIA) at the Taipei Marriott Hotel on May 4, 2023, NCC Commissioner, Wang, Jiang-Jia participated as a panelist at the 21st Century Taiwan Policies and Regulations session, in which he shared policies and regulations relevant to the audio-visual industry.
Commissioner Wang outlined regulations and policies pertinent to the audio-visual industry, including specific regulations for broadcasting, the Institute of Watch Internet Network (iWIN) mechanism, the establishment of the Internet Communications Office, and the key points of the Over-The-Top Media Services Act Draft. The Commissioner also took the opportunity to underscore actions combatting piracy, enhancing the capability of domestic productions, and responding to misinformation/disinformation, etc. He emphasized that the development of the audio-visual industry in Taiwan involves a combination of ministries. Through their coordination and communication with the industry, it is hoped that an environment that is free and diverse, delivering accurate information can be soundly established.
The Taiwan in View conference hosted by AVIA in Taiwan primarily discusses core issues of Taiwan's audio-visual industry in various aspects under globalization, including streaming wars in Taiwan, the evolution of the cable TV and broadband market, the future of television, how to improve the quality of domestic productions, and anti-piracy. By doing so, AVIA, industry, and the government can all gain understanding of the current and future development trends.
During his welcome address, Louis Boswell, CEO of AVIA, stated that piracy not only threatens the survival of the audio-visual industry chains in many countries, but also affects the safety of individuals using the internet, and has even become a matter involving national security. He also underscored the importance of the government’s role in combating piracy, which should start by educating the public. It is hoped that the government, content producers, industrial associations and other stakeholders can actively work together to solve this serious issue.
Photo 1: NCC Commissioner, Wang, Jiang-Jia, outlines policies and regulations of the audio-visual industry
Photo 2: NCC Commissioner Wang, Jiang-Jia with Acting Chief Policy Officer, Clare Bloomfield