China bans rowdy game show for 'wanton' content
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese regulators suspended a broadcaster on Friday after an unaired segment of a TV game show was leaked online showing a raucous shouting match about nudity between spectators and a woman who calls her daughter the next Lady Gaga.
The suspension of all of Jiangsu Education Television's programming - because of content deemed vulgar and not educational enough - marked the government's latest attempt to rein in the increasingly freewheeling media sector. China also said earlier this year it would limit American-style reality TV and other light fare shown on satellite TV.
The latest ruling was prompted by the game show "Bang Bang Bang," which has games of chance for cash prizes as well as entertainment segments with attractive women.
A video clip apparently filmed by an audience member features Ms Gan Lulu, an auto show model well-known in China for racy outfits and whose career was launched by a nude video of her posted online by her publicity-seeking mother.