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  1. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    BBC edits out lesbian kiss from Doctor Who episode shown in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Hazel Parry

    ... would, public display of affection included. "This is not about tolerance, it is about equality." John Erni, chairman of the Pink Alliance, said: "When relevant to the story line, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582043/bbcs-edit-doctor-who-without-lesbian-kiss-rankles-gay-groups-hong
  2. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    HKTV shopping channel a desperate measure, boss Ricky Wong admits

    Posted May 27th 2014, 04:22am by Ernest Kao

    ... public support. But explaining his plans to a sold-out crowd of business leaders at a General Chamber of Commerce lunch yesterday, the colourful entrepreneur admitted he had no interest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1519751/hktv-shopping-channel-desperate-measure-boss-ricky-wong-admits
  3. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    RTHK staff challenge their boss over press freedom

    Posted May 06th 2014, 03:47am by Ng Kang Chung

    ... agreed principles for a public service broadcaster. The book of producers' guidelines spells out the role of RTHK, the referral system, media ethics, and how to deal with complaints. ... as the public service broadcaster in Hong Kong, the station must fulfil purposes that include providing "an open platform for the free exchange of views without fear or favour". RTHK Programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1505275/rthk-staff-challenge-their-boss-over-press-freedom
  4. 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

    ... Officials faced mounting public pressure yesterday to explain why they denied Ricky Wong Wai-kay's company a free-to-air television licence. The shocked telecoms entrepreneur revealed that he ... 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1332855/hktv-chief-says-free-air-tv-licence-defeated-dark-government
  5. 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 ... and say something like 'gradual and orderly approach'," finance industry worker Cathy Chan, 29, said. "Everybody wants to watch TV, not only TVB... the public can tell Ricky ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1333178/public-dubious-tv-license-decision-hktv-staff-back-ricky-wong
  6. 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

    ... uncertainties even with the new standard. "If public antennas of more than 5,000 premises can pick up transmission signals [of the new standard], must HKTV apply for a free-to-air TV licence?" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1477070/hktv-makes-fresh-bid-licence-offering-fewer-channels-and-more
  7. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    HKTV will flout rules if even one person views content via antenna, watchdog tells Ricky Wong

    Posted Mar 30th 2014, 05:14am by Amy Nip

    ... would breach mobile television licensing rules if just one person watched the service at home using a public antenna. Wong would need to obtain a broadcasting licence on top of a mobile licence, ... in Japan and Europe. Wong called the requirement unreasonable, as it was impossible for a station to prevent viewers from plugging in receivers to public antennas. "I've been working ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1460629/hktv-will-flout-rules-if-even-one-person-views-content-antenna
  8. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    HKTV row: Lawmakers poke at government vision on broadcasting laws

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

    ... Ordinance was reached after a series of public consultations in 2007 and 2008. "It was not a misjudgment," he told the Legco panel on information technology and broadcasting. "It ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1458417/hktv-row-lawmakers-poke-government-vision-broadcasting-laws
  9. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    Ricky Wong warned two months ago about plans to upgrade mobile TV service

    Posted Mar 12th 2014, 01:39pm by VIVIENNE CHOW AND AMY NIP

    ... areas"- would be reviewed. The sources refused to comment on whether the government had assessed the extent of public anger over its denial of a new free-to-air licence to Wong, after which he ... to receive other signals without any external devices. Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing said the government owed the public an explanation for blocking HKTV. HKTV shares, suspended ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1447042/telecom-watchdog-defends-stance-hktv-mobile-service-plan
  10. 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

    ... of pro-Beijing bias. The authority was seeking lawmakers' views on the licence renewal process, which is also subject to a two-month public consultation, ending on April 3. Its chairman, Ambrose Ho Pui-him, told the panel it would take into account the track records of the licence holders, their financial strength and public opinion before making a recommendation to the chief executive. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1445589/watchdog-urged-be-transparent-over-atv-and-tvb-licence-renewal

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