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ATV shareholder's bid for supervisor unusual, says judge

Tsai Eng-meng. Photo: Oliver Tsang

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

New Hong Kong television licences must not be sold cheap

The current licences for ATV and TVB will expire in 2015.

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

ATV loses fight to reveal informers

Wong Ching: his role at ATV has been brought into question

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

Critical report on Chinese tycoon's role in ATV to be released, court rules

Mainland tycoon and ATV majority investor Wong Ching. Photo: Edward Wong

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

Letters to the Editor, April 20, 2013

Banks must now be called to account. Photo: Bloomberg

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

Talking points

The funeral of Margaret Thatcher takes place at St Paul's Cathedral in London

Tributes and protests at Thatcher funeral

17 Apr 2013 - 3:25am

Watchdog to review TV code after complaints over biased shows

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

Must the court step in? asks judge over TVB's judicial review plea

Photo: Nora Tam

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 slapped with HK$260,000 fine for biased broadcast

ATV slapped with HK$260,000 fine for biased broadcast

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

ATV asks court for press ban on appeal case

Wong Ching

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

City Digest, December 11, 2012

Crocodile too small to move in with Pui Pui

11 Dec 2012 - 3:20am

ATV feud with Communications Authority spills into open court

ATV executive director James Shing Pan-yu. Photo: David Wong

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

City Digest, December 6, 2012

ATV warned over Scholarism comments

6 Dec 2012 - 3:40am

City Telecom proposes name change in licence bid

(Left to right) To Wai-bing, chief executive of City Telecom, chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay and vice-chairman Paul Cheung Chi-kin attend a function in Tsim Sha Tsui on Tuesday. Photo: David Wong

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

Competition will lead to better TV in Hong Kong

Ricky Wong Wai-kay. Photo: May Tse

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