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  1. News - Hong Kong - MEDIA

    Warning for TVB over talks with HKTV

    Posted Feb 17th 2014, 04:54am by Amy Nip

    ... over talks with HKTV TVB could be in breach of telecoms laws if it refuses to lease transmission stations to Hong Kong Television Network for its mobile TV broadcasts, the Communications Authority has warned. TVB announced last month it had terminated an agreement with China Mobile Hong Kong Corporation (CMHKC), which has been acquired by HKTV, to lease six hilltop transmission ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Consultant in TV licence row was right to quit

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 07:22pm by Robert Chua

    ... Robert Chua Robert Chua says hired consultants fail professional standards when they openly criticise their client's decision, as one did recently in TV licence row Wrong channel It should come as no surprise that Jenny Ng Pui-ying, the consultant wh ...

  3. News - Hong Kong

    HKTV’s Ricky Wong wins big in annual Icon of the Year poll

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 09:34pm by Phila Siu and Carol Cheung

    ... executive?" He made the comment in October after the government declined to grant his HKTV a free-to-air television licence. The runner-up prize went to Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah, ... and TVB Jade personality Nat Chan Pak-cheung. Chan made the news recently after he vowed to crawl home on his knees if TVB's anniversary gala garnered fewer than 200,000 viewers. HKTV ...

  4. 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

    ... Vivienne Chow and Fanny W. Y. Fung Ricky Wong unveils plans for three to five channels, including a 24-hour news service HKTV to launch internet TV programming in July Hong Kong Television ... be viewed through the internet from July 1. HKTV will begin offering content on three to five channels in the form of what is known as "over-the-top content", similar to that offered ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - CITY BEAT

    Can politics be separated from TV station ownership?

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 04:58am by Tammy Tam

    ... Tammy Tam Some say Ricky Wong's mobile TV plan sends conflicting messages Can politics be separated from TV station ownership? Business and politics are inevitably intertwined. But is this the case with Ricky Wong Wai-kei and his dramatic bid for a l ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    What price freedom of expression?

    Posted Dec 03rd 2013, 10:52am by Robert Chua

    ... of a recent programme produced by TVB about HKTV and the free-to-air TV licensing issue. But if the print media had produced a similar commentary, it would not have stirred up any significant ...

  7. News - Hong Kong

    Legco bid for HKTV licence probe defeated

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:58pm by Lai Ying-kit, Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong and Lai Ying-kit The motion to invoke special powers to investigate the HKTV licence saga was defeated in the Legislative Council late Thursday afternoon following two days ... enough yet. We will step up our campaign Yeung Chi-ho, HKTV staff union The debate resumed earlier on Thursday after legislators spent hours discussing Mok’s motion until late on Wednesday night. ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TV LICENCE ROW

    Leung Chun-ying says public need time to understand HKTV decision

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 08:48pm by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Chief executive downplays plummeting poll numbers, as consultant says government twisted her reports to justify HKTV decision Public need time to grasp TV ... was misusing her reports to justify denying Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV) a free-to-air licence. Jenny Ng Pui-ying, managing partner of Value Partners Asia, said on Thursday that the government ...

  9. Comment - Letters

    Due process flouted in TV licence saga

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 02:16am

    ... Parties knew rules but process not followed in TV licence vote In his letter (" No need for HKTV to hire 500 staff before licences were awarded ", November 14), Tony Harding writes that, "when HKTV applied for a licence it knew the process, and so did Legco". That's true. But the problem is that the process was not followed. There would have been few ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    HKTV doomed to fail from the start, ex-RTHK chief says

    Posted Nov 16th 2013, 04:39am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com HKTV doomed to fail 'from the start' To a media veteran who led RTHK for 13 years, Ricky Wong Wai-kay's failure to get a free-television licence for his station came as no surprise. The outcome was obvious to former broadcasting director Cheung Man-yee back in 2010, after Wong applied for a licence. But it was ridiculous ...




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