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  1. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    HKTV row: Lawmakers poke at government vision on broadcasting laws

    Posted Mar 27th 2014, 01:51pm by Amy Nip

    ... Council debate yesterday as a lawmaker played on the title of late director Stanley Kubrick's last film. Legislators suggested the government had erred in its assessment by not updating ... with legislation, it would not be restricted on the type of transmission to use. Lawmakers disagreed, saying the latest rows revolving around Hong Kong Television Network stemmed from outdated laws. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Government and HKTN battle for lawmakers' votes in TV inquiry

    Posted Nov 03rd 2013, 06:28am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Government and HKTV lobbying lawmakers about an investigation into the decision that left network the loser in free-to-air licence decision Battle for votes to hold Legco TV inquiry The government is in a tug of war with staff of the Hong Kong Television Network. Both are trying to pull lawmakers to their side ahead of a Legislative Council ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Watchdog urged to be transparent over ATV and TVB licence renewal

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 03:29am by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ng Kang-chung kc.ng@scmp.com Lawmakers urge watchdog to set clear criteria for controversial free-to-air broadcasters- and push for them to be kicked off air if they fail Transparency call over ATV, TVB licences Lawmakers have criticised as "opaque" and "unclear" the yardsticks set by the broadcasting watchdog for the renewal of ATV and TVB's broadcasting ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Bid to use special Legco powers to investigate HKTV case falters

    Posted Oct 26th 2013, 03:26am by Tanna Chong, Amy Nip and Emily Tsang

    ... Tanna Chong, Amy Nip and Emily Tsang When it comes to crunch, pro-government lawmakers fail to follow through on tough talk Legco attempt to force licence inquiry defeated Pan-democrats ... representative Charles Mok, the motion was intended to force the government to produce all relevant papers involved in the vetting and approval of licence applications. One lawmaker abstained, while ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Ricky Wong plans court action as HKTV plans hit 'dead end'

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 06:51pm by Vivienne Chow

    ... but to postpone the HKTV launch and suspend production of new programmes," Wong said. "It's ridiculous... more fictional than fiction," Civic Party lawmaker Claudia Mo Man-ching said. ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Legco sends plans for RTHK HQ back to the drawing board

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 11:40pm

    ... request and the scale of the new HQ project. Pan-democrat information technology sector lawmaker Charles Mok expressed surprise that the government backed down so quickly and said: "The ... to RTHK's expansion, but said the scale needed to be justified and he claimed pan-democrats were only backing the move because they felt politically obliged to do so. But lawmaker Sin Chung-kai, ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    HKTV boss faces roadblock over plans for mobile TV

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 04:07am by Amy Nip, Vivienne Chow and Ada Lee

    ... the requirement because different transmission standards had been adopted. It said mobile TV operators could only offer coverage at moving locations, not households. Information-technology lawmaker ... treating Wong differently, the government is giving a very bad impression," Fung said. "It has turned Hong Kong into a city of unfair competition." Lawmaker Claudia Mo said: ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Ricky Wong's plans for mobile TV hangs on legal grey area

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 03:15am by Stuart Lau and Amy Nip

    ... lawmaker Charles Mok said. "It failed to explain which aspect of the DTMB technology, or its usage, was in conflict with the policy concerning mobile TV." Professor Anthony Fung Ying-him, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Executive councillor under fire for 'conflict of interest' in TV licensing rejection

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 04:53am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Laura Cha under fire for 'conflict of interest' Lawmakers yesterday demanded to know if executive councillor Laura Cha Shih May-lung was involved ... in ATV, which strongly opposed the opening up of the market and was identified in consultancy reports as the most likely station to fail in the face of greater competition. Lawmakers wanted ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    RTHK to revise costs of new headquarters

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 03:10am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Broadcaster says it has to expand if it is to meet programming needs of new digital channel RTHK to revise costs of new headquarters RTHK aims to take a revised plan for its new headquarters to the Legislative Council this month after lawmakers rejected its HK$6.1 billion funding request on Friday. The station revealed the plan yesterday as it geared ...




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