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Former TV head switches sides

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 06 March, 2012, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 06 March, 2012, 12:00am

Former TVB general manager Stephen Chan Chi-wan, who was acquitted of corruption charges last year, has been appointed Commercial Radio's chief executive officer.

The appointment came less than a week after the 51-year-old left TVB. He resigned in December after a court cleared him of bribery allegations brought by the Independent Commission Against Corruption.

One of the charges was that Chan had cheated five TVB artists out of appearance fees after they attended his book launch, an event for which he received HK$300,000 in sponsorship.

The Department of Justice planned to file an appeal, but has not yet done so.

Originally Chan said he would take time off to focus on study and exchange tours in the United States. But he changed his mind when Commercial Radio deputy chairwoman Winnie Yu Tsang offered him the position last Thursday. His salary and length of contract have yet to be confirmed.

Chan is set to host a new programme on the chief executive race alongside some of the channel's primetime political commentators.