The situation in Britain is very different from here. Most UK people only get 4 channels, 2 of which are supposed to follow some kind of public service remit. So, no, you probably wouldn’t want politicians with their own shows.
But Taiwan has countless privately funded cable channels. I really can’t see what the principle is against letting politicans have their shows and letting the market determine if anyone wants to watch. The more open discussion, the better, no?
What’s different about politicians appearing as regular guests on the same sort of shows (e.g. Newsnight in the UK)? Diane Lee and Lai Shi-bao seem to spend their evenings flitting between studios casting pearls of wisdom.
And I wonder in particular what’s so sacred about TV . Politicians often write commentaries for newspapers. Many have their own websites. Would video-streaming a show over the internet be ok? I don’t get it.