Netizens Protest Limited Channel Selection|網路"轉台運動" "標註"小吃店播放頻道


Does it matter to you what the TV plays in the restaurant you eat in ? Some university students have boycotted restaurants that limit their selection of news program on television. Netizens have also started a movement that advocates free channel selection. They have published the channel selections of snack shops and restaurants on a map and have questioned some shops for purposefully limiting the channel selection on their TVs.


Many in Taiwan have the habit of watching television while eating. However, some news channels have drawn protests from university students for their controversial reporting. There have also been reports that some eateries and restaurants only allows a limited selection of channels on their televisions. In response, some internet users have begun to advocate for free channel selection. Part of the movement involves marking the channels provided by restaurants on the map so customers could be aware of their choices ahead of time.

Some others students are involved in the movement. There are indeed some restaurants who are willing to allow customers to change channels. However, there are also many who don't allow.

The convener of the movement declined an interview. University students said they did notice that many restaurants only provide limited channel selections on their TVs. When asked about the issue, some restaurant owners declined the interview, and some denied that they've limited their televisions' channel selection.

A customer once asked me why does our TV frequently shows programs on channel 52 and 56. I said I had no idea.

Some other restaurant owners set their TVs to play science and educational channels in order to avoid controversy.

In order to avoid political controversy, we only play programs on Discovery channel or National Geographic.

When asked about whether television channel selections have been limited, the National Communications Commission (NCC) said in a print media article that upon initial investigation, they did not find any content providers to have locked their users' channel selections. The NCC said it will investigate fairly if they receive public complaints on the matter.



「吃飯配電視」是不少台灣民眾的習慣,不過有特定新聞台存在新聞倫理爭議,近期遭大學生發起抵制、拒看活動。加上日前傳出有餐飲店,被鎖定在少數新聞頻道、不能自由轉台,因此網友發起「新聞頻道轉台運動」,依據民眾回報,將小吃店播放的頻道,公開標註在地圖上,供消費者參考。

關注轉台運動學生表示:「有其他學生嘗試在做這件事情,確實是有一些店家願意提供轉台,但其實也有滿多店家,他們不願意提供轉台的。」

活動發起人表示不接受採訪,關注的大學生則表示的確有觀察到綁頻現象。實際走訪被標註的餐飲店,有業者低調不願受訪,也有業者否認被鎖定頻道。

餐飲店業者 阮碧水表示:「有一次有客人說,為什麼你要看52台、56台比較多?我說我也不懂。」

為了避免被貼標籤,有早餐店索性播放科普頻道,避免爭議。

早餐店家表示:「因為怕太有政治色彩,所以我們店的話,都是播Discovery,或者是國家地理頻道。」

坊間是否存在綁頻、鎖頻現象? NCC在平面媒體表示,初步對有線電視系統進行調查,並沒有發現業者在頭端或遠端就直接被鎖定,或排除特定頻道無法收看,若接獲民眾檢舉,會請公平會調查。

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