A judge yesterday described as "unusual" an ATV shareholder's application to have an independent supervisor appointed to the station's board of directors amid allegations of mismanagement.Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 4:06am
The rags-to-riches media tycoon Roy Thomson famously described the ownership of an ITV franchise in Britain as a "licence to print money". I would say his joy at his profits was evidence that a Whitehall bureaucrat got it wrong and sold his country's patrimony cheap.
13 Jun 2013 - 6:26am 4 comments
The Office of the Communications Authority can publish the findings of its investigation into ATV while protecting the identities of the insiders it interviewed, the Court of Appeal ruled yesterday.16 May 2013 - 5:13am
The Communications Authority can release details of a report on ATV majority investor Wong Ching’s role in the operations of the free-to-air television station, the Court of Appeal ruled on Wednesday.15 May 2013 - 4:02pm
I watched the US Senate hearings into the JPMorgan US$6.2 billion loss on credit derivatives. Banks justify their huge bonuses, saying that they are needed to attract talent. If the collection of mumbling, fumbling, buck-passing individuals who testified are the best talent available, it is not surprising that the banks are in such a mess.20 Apr 2013 - 3:25am
Tributes and protests at Thatcher funeral17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am
The Communications Authority will review television's code of practice to better regulate personal-view commentary programmes after it received 42,000 complaints against an ATV show.12 Apr 2013 - 4:29am
A judge asked yesterday why he should accede to TVB's request to intervene in ongoing government deliberations on the issuance of new licences for free-television stations.28 Mar 2013 - 10:01am 1 comment
ATV has been hit with fines totalling HK$260,000 for breaches of broadcasting codes, mostly for biased programmes on the issuing of new free-to-air television licences that the station opposes.
The breaches included a show filmed outside the government's Tamar headquarters on November 11, for which ATV was fined HK$50,000. It featured key investor Wang Zheng dancing.27 Feb 2013 - 4:29am
The importance of a free media was raised in the High Court yesterday when ATV asked the court to ban press coverage of an upcoming appeal case.6 Feb 2013 - 5:52am
Crocodile too small to move in with Pui Pui11 Dec 2012 - 3:20am
ATV won its judicial review to block the release of a damning report by the Communications Authority that criticised its management and found its executive director unfit to hold a broadcast licence, it emerged yesterday.
The judicial review was heard in private in August and the judgment was made known only to the parties in October.8 Dec 2012 - 4:10am
ATV warned over Scholarism comments6 Dec 2012 - 3:40am
City Telecom has proposed to change its name to Hong Kong Television Network Limited in a bid to prove it is a quality free-to-air licence applicant.
CTI also showed highlights of its catalogue of television programmes at an event on Tuesday. Many of its more than 220 artists and 500 member of its production crew attended to campaign for CTI.29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am
The government has yet to decide on whether to approve new domestic free television licences in Hong Kong. ATV's executive director James Shing Pan-yu said our city could not accommodate more TV stations and that such a move would be disastrous for the industry.5 Dec 2012 - 3:16am