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  1. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    TVB boycott planned in protest of broadcaster's 'hegemony'

    Posted Nov 19th 2013, 11:23am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... been described as the broadcaster’s “hegemony” over the local free-to-air television market. A Facebook page has been set up urging viewers in the 800 households in which TV meters have been ... and send it to the social networking page as proof of their support. The Facebook page has yet to announce how many of the 800 households have joined the boycott. The Facebook page administrator ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    After HKTV decision, anger grows among viewers over poor TVB fare

    Posted Dec 18th 2013, 05:46am by JEFFIE LAM

    ... Jeffie Lam jeffie.lam@scmp.com For many, there's nowhere else to turn Tens of thousands of protesters joined in a week-long rally in October after the government granted two free-to-air TV licenses, overlooking a third bidder. The decision, some protesters said, represented a form of broadcast hegemony. Online, disgruntled viewers started a Facebook campaign urging ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    TVB plays charity card with pledge of HK$3m

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 04:47am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... the rating down even before the show airs. By last night, more than 20,000 users had "liked" a Facebook page urging people to track down the 800 households where TV meters were installed ... "Hongkongers should be cautious about whether it has any hidden agenda." Chan, meanwhile, was scornful of the organisers of the Facebook campaign. "They urge young people to turn off ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Catholic charity Caritas drawn into row over TVB 'hegemony'

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 05:21am by Vivienne Chow, Johnny Tam, Jennifer Ngo

    ... the "death of television" in a protest against TVB's "hegemony". The protest at TVB headquarters in Tseung Kwan O, initiated online, came alongside a Facebook campaign urging ... the anniversary by submitting its application for a renewal of its licence, which had to be submitted by November 30. Members of the Facebook group which called for the boycott said they hoped to see TVB ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Who's who of film unite to attack TV licence decision

    Posted Oct 19th 2013, 03:44am by Vivienne Chow, Amy Nip

    ... for a legal battle. The ensuing public outcry has seen nearly half a million signatures in a Facebook petition demanding HKTV get a licence. Thousands are expected to join a rally tomorrow. "The ... and grievances. At the same time, Free TV Action- the group behind the Facebook page- will lead a protest march from the East Point Centre in Causeway Bay to the Tamar offices. Student group Scholarism ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Public outcry over rejection of Ricky Wong's free-to-air TV licence bid

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 09:47am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Politicians and 410,000 on Facebook demand explanation as entrepreneur says he was asked by government to join bidding process in 2009 Outcry over Wong’s TV rejection ... and i-Cable's Fantastic Television caused a public outcry online and in radio talkback shows. Politicians and nearly 400,000 people who signed a Facebook petition demanded that the government give ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Thousands protest to 'defend Hong Kong's core values' after failed HKTV licence bid

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 04:53am by Staff Reporters

    ... people joined the rally. HKTV suggested 80,000 may have taken part, but this was only an estimate as there had not been an official count. The march was organised via a Facebook page that has ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Two new free-TV licences approved, but backlash over HKTV's exclusion

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 07:22pm by Staff Reporters

    ... By 1.30am today, a Facebook page calling upon the government to issue a licence to HKTV had attracted some 256,000 "likes". Internet users were also preparing a protest on Sunday. Asked ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Wong proves he can draw an audience

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:52am by AMY NIP AND JOSHUA BUT

    ... who had shown their support via a Facebook page that is calling for the government to issue Wong's Hong Kong Television Network with a licence. "The more-than 400,000 likes show ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Public dubious of TV license decision as HKTV staff back Ricky Wong

    Posted Oct 17th 2013, 12:00am by SAMUEL CHAN, Johnny Tam and Amy Nip

    ... Samuel Chan, Johnny Tam and Amy Nip 'Is Hong Kong still a free market?' The public uproar caused by the government's rejection of a free-to-air licence for Ricky Wong Wai-kay's HKTV grew yesterday as staff expressed support for Wong despite the announcement of 320 lay-offs at the station. Last night, 417,000 web users had "liked" a Facebook page urging ...




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