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Digital Broadcasting Corporation faces sanction over 4-day shutdown

Albert Cheng King-hon appears in Digital Broadcasting Corporation in Cyberport after the radio station ceased operation. Photo: SCMP

The embattled Digital Broadcasting Corporation has breached its licensing terms by halting scheduled broadcasts for more than four days last month, the communications watchdog says in a provisional ruling.

Tuesday, 6 November, 2012, 4:09pm

Tape proves broadcaster DBC a victim of Bejing meddling, co-host says

Albert Cheng has received a letter from Bill Wong's lawyers barring him from speaking about their dispute. Photo: Sam Tsang

A leaked tape seen as proof that troubled radio station DBC was a victim of political interference from Beijing has sparked renewed controversy over the broadcaster's future.

23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm 2 comments

Watchdog says DBC shutdown may have breached licence

Messages of support for DBC.

The broadcasting watchdog said troubled Digital Broadcasting Corporation may have breached its licensing conditions for failing to broadcast its seven channels 24 hours a day.

This comes as the radio station bounced back for a seven-day "voluntarily broadcasting campaign" after announcing it was going off the air last week.

16 Oct 2012 - 3:14am

A bad week for … (October 14, 2012)

Albert Cheng King-hon

Albert Cheng King-hon

14 Oct 2012 - 2:32am

Government stays clear as digital broadcaster DBC goes off air

Signs with slogans professing support for the Digital Broadcasting Corporation festoon the station's premises in Cyberport. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The government says it will not meddle in the dispute among Digital Broadcasting Corporation shareholders, keeping out of a row which has led to the downfall of the digital radio station.

The four-month-old station aired its final programme last night after an 11th-hour deal for a change of ownership failed to materialise. Thirty fans gathered outside the station to take photographs.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

Fate of Digital Broadcasting Corporation to be known today

The fate of the troubled Digital Broadcasting Corporation should become clearer today after its major shareholder vowed to come up with a final decision on the future of the four-month-old radio station.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:15am

DBC's Albert Cheng says only a last-ditch deal with co-founder Bill Wong can save the station

The Digital Broadcasting Corporation will today begin a 100-hour countdown to closure - unless shareholders agree a last-ditch deal for a change of ownership

The broadcaster's co-founder, Albert Cheng King-hon, said yesterday he had made a proposal to major shareholder Bill Wong Cho-bau that would see Cheng buy Wong's stake at a 50 per cent discount, or vice versa.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:34am

DBC on brink of closing unless founders Albert Cheng and Bill Wong can strike deal

The Digital Broadcasting Corporation will today begin a 100-hour countdown to closure - unless shareholders agree a last-ditch deal for a change of ownership

The broadcaster's co-founder, Albert Cheng King-hon, said yesterday that he had made a formal proposal to major shareholder Bill Wong Cho-bau that would see Cheng buy Wong's stake at a 50 per cent discount, or vice versa.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:38am

Albert Cheng agrees to open DBC's accounts to Bill Wong

Albert Cheng King-hon

A major shareholder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation will get access to the radio station's records after reaching an agreement with its management.

The two sides had agreed that station chairman Bill Wong Cho-bau was entitled to view the accounts and employment records, the Court of First Instance heard yesterday.

11 Sep 2012 - 3:11am

Bill Wong Cho-bau takes DBC fight to court

Bill Wong Cho-bau, major shareholder of Digital Broadcasting Corporation, has asked the High Court to declare that he was not in breach of a shareholder agreement when he refused to inject HK$50 million into the financially troubled company.

8 Sep 2012 - 2:44am

DBC radio won't rely on tycoons' money, says co-founder Albert Cheng

Jimmy Lai hosts a programme for DBC. Photo: Jonathan Wong

Troubled radio station Digital Broadcasting Corporation will not accept any more funding from tycoons and affluent corporations, co-founder "Taipan" Albert Cheng King-hon says.

Speaking on his morning radio show yesterday, Cheng said the station would rely on income from commercials and donations from the public.

7 Sep 2012 - 3:10am

DBC radio station vows to stay on air as presenters take 50pc pay cut

Troubled radio station Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) will remain on air this month, with hosts willing to take a 50 per cent pay cut, co-founder Albert Cheng King-hon said last night.

Cheng also said he and chief executive Morris Ho Kwok-fai would forgo their salaries from the station.

1 Sep 2012 - 3:57am

Government failing Hongkongers with national education push

Government failing Hongkongers with national education push

With the new school year quickly approaching, almost the entire city, especially secondary school principals and nearly 200 primary and secondary schools affiliated with the Catholic diocese of Hong Kong, are against the introduction of national education. The Catholic diocese has written to all its schools to make its stance clear.

31 Aug 2012 - 3:52am

Chairman takes Albert Cheng's Digital Broadcasting to court

The rift between media veteran Albert Cheng King-hon's radio station Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) and its major shareholder Bill Wong Cho-bau has widened after Wong filed a High Court writ against the company, of which he is chairman.

30 Aug 2012 - 3:36am

Don't allow DBC Radio to be silenced

Don't allow DBC Radio to be silenced

The majority of shareholders of DBC Radio decided early this month not to inject further funds into the company, despite an earlier pledge to do so, and are now attempting to liquidate the company and dismiss all staff.

17 Aug 2012 - 9:05am

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