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  1. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    HKTV makes fresh bid for licence, offering fewer channels and more investment

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 02:42am by Vivienne Chow, Amy Nip

    ... to the previous 12, with an investment of HK3.4 billion over six years, six times the earlier figure. It said it had submitted the new application "in order to provide TV service in the regime ... permission from the Communications Authority to use the DVB-T2 format for the mobile service, using the licence it acquired with its purchase of China Mobile Hong Kong. The format, which supports ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - CULTURE

    Time to rethink the vision for West Kowloon?

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:21am by Vivienne Chow

    ... to revisit the vision and mission and to see how to apply that in 2014 and in the long-term development of culture in Hong Kong, greater China, Asia and the world," he said. Yung isn't ... and cultural project, not a property development project". Money spent on the arts hub was an "investment in culture and the arts" to attract and nurture talent, and to provide "an ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - ARTS

    Duty-free tycoon Robert Miller donates HK$100 million for arts funding

    Posted May 08th 2014, 04:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... they can showcase that work to the Hong Kong audience," Miller told the South China Morning Post. Born in 1933 in Quincy, Massachusetts, Miller settled in Hong Kong in 1960 and co-founded Duty Free Shoppers, now known as the DFS Group. He also runs an investment firm in the city. Alice Mong, executive director of the centre, said Miller had long been affiliated with the Asia Society ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    HKTV may get worldwide audience but not in Hong Kong

    Posted Mar 26th 2014, 11:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... in the station's hometown. "We hope Hong Kong can watch our shows too," To said. "We don't want Hong Kong to be left behind." HKTV obtained a mobile TV licence by acquiring China ... Ordinance if its signals were able to reach more than 5,000 homes via rooftop antennas without a free-TV licence. The station has invested more than HK$1 billion- including HK$1 million for each TV ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Eastern promise for voice of HKTV: Kashy Keegan

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Vivienne Chow

    ... but Ricky Wong Wai-kay's HKTV, which had invested more than HK$900 million in the project, was not. It subsequently laid off 320 staff. Viewers fed up with broadcaster TVB's dominance ... it's all very commercial. I hope that can change." HKTV has pledged to return in July with an internet-based mobile television service after acquiring China Mobile Hong Kong Corporation, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Ricky Wong abandons free-TV dream for digital one with HKTV relaunch

    Posted Dec 20th 2013, 07:53pm by Vivienne Chow, FANNY W.Y. FUNG

    ... of the rest is yet to be decided, but most will be free, except video-on-demand services. Wong unveiled his plan following the company's HK$140 million acquisition of China Mobile Hong Kong Corporation, a subsidiary of state-owned China Mobile which holds a unified carrier licence that allows the licensee to offer mobile television services through its broadcast spectrum. The platform ...

  7. The success stories made in Hong Kong

    Posted Oct 18th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... animation houses on developing original feature-length animated films, and Shanghai Media Group is working on a sequel to Pleasant Goat due to open early next year. China Film Group Production Corp ... Tse Lap-man and Storm Rider by Dante Lam Chiu-yin. McDull Kung Fu and Storm Rider were both adapted from popular Hong Kong comics. Two mainland studios, China Film Group and Cinema Popular, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Critics and viewers fear for the future of Hong Kong's golden TV tradition

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by Vivienne Chow

    ... from TVB's dominance- will continue, Ng says. "Cultural and creative industries are an important investment, without which Hong Kong can't be an international city," Ng ... population, helping counter the influence of communist China and shaping the city's identity after the riots. In his 1999 book Culture, Politics and Television in Hong Kong, critic Eric Ma ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Miss Hong Kong votes debacle sparks calls for more free-to-air competition

    Posted Aug 29th 2012, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow, Johnny Tam

    ... that the server would have to support," Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association chairman Cheung To said. TVB also might not have invested enough in the system. The broadcaster said ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    Cloud Atlas points to new role for the Hong Kong film industry

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... and Tom Tykwer, who directed the 1998 German hit Run Lola Run. The ensemble cast includes Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, and Asian screen darlings Zhou Xun of China and Bae Doo-na from ... of growth in the Chinese market. China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television said mainland box office takings rose 30 per cent last year to US$2.74 billion, making ...




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