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  1. World Cup fans demand free broadcasting

    Posted Jun 29th 2010, 12:00am by Vivian Li

    ... semi-finals and final will be broadcast on ATV and TVB, but only viewers with high-definition televisions will be able to watch. 'We're giving them a yellow card now, but if the government ... on Thursday if no action was taken. 'In the long term, we want the government to have legislation for free-to-air television broadcasters to broadcast the important matches, so that citizens can ...

  2. Free-TV Olympics coverage certain, says sports chief

    Posted Jul 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... broadcasters, the city's sports chief pledged yesterday. Timothy Fok Tsun-ting, president of the Sports Federation and Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, said: 'They [the International Olympic Committee] have told me I can convey this message. There will be free-to-air television broadcast of the Games. And [the arrangement] will be made public as soon as within one or two days.' Fok ...

  3. listening+

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 2 Which TV operator recently won the rights to broadcast the English Premier League for the next three seasons? a. ATV b. TVB c. Cable TV d. Now TV Question 3 What do soccer fans in general think ... service. iii. They are not happy with the operator's service. a. i) only b. i) and ii) c. ii) and iii) d. all of the above. Question 5 Why do TV operators want to win the rights to broadcast ...

  4. 'Princeling' surprised by his broadcaster's 'scoop'

    Posted Jul 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... shareholder Wang Zheng denied having advance knowledge of the story. 'I learned the 'news' only when I saw the ATV broadcast,' Wang Zheng told reporters outside the station's ... have made the mistake as it wanted to gamble on a scoop,' Tam said. The Broadcasting Authority received 18 complaints over the ATV report yesterday, with many saying the news ...

  5. Free-to-air broadcasters offer more channels

    Posted Nov 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... begins on December 31. TVB and ATV denied the new digital channels would intensify competition with pay-TV broadcasters, despite both providing similar content. 'The business model in pay-TV and free TV is different. The number of channels of free TV is still limited by the spectrum, it's not as diversified as pay-TV,' Ho Ting-kwan, chief operating officer of ATV, said. ...

  6. ATV sued for HK$9 million

    Posted Feb 05th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui The Composers and Authors Society of Hong Kong has sued broadcaster Asia Television in the High Court for HK$9 million. The society filed a writ on Tuesday seeking the payment from ATV. The dispute arose from a licensed agreement made with the broadcaster on June 26, 2001. A spokesman for the society yesterday declined to comment on the case. ...

  7. Legal drama behind late deal for free Olympic TV

    Posted Jul 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy Broadcaster iCable last night withdrew a breach-of-contract lawsuit it had filed against rivals ATV and TVB just hours before a governmentbrokered deal to ensure free coverage of the Olympics was struck. The cable provider had on Tuesday asked the High Court to prevent the two free-to-air broadcasters 'conspiring' to cut a coverage deal in violation of its 2007 ...

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

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

    ... - when the online voting system was brought down by 14 million hits - exposed TVB's inadequate technical know-how of new media. The broadcaster has said the debacle was due to hacking, ... broadcasters' service than by introducing new players," he said. TVB has long dominated the market over its lone, much weaker competitor ATV. There had been hopes that the duopoly would be broken ...

  9. TV channels urged to focus more on arts

    Posted Jul 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Council says. It says Television Broadcasts (TVB) and Asia Television (ATV) should increase by half the time they devote to arts programmes and allocate about two minutes for arts news during their evening newscasts. The calls are made in a submission to the Broadcasting Authority, which is reviewing the programming and services of TVB and ATV. The stations have to observe a set of programme ...

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    City Telecom delays schedule for TV launch until mid-2013

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... earlier hoped to begin broadcasts as early as next month, said his station could launch in mid-2013 at the earliest if he secured a licence. He mocked the government for delaying the licences. ... for a licence in January 2010. The broadcast regulator reportedly recommended that the government grant the licences but the Executive Council has yet to give its approval. Despite the wait, Wong said ...




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