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ATV shareholder's bid for supervisor unusual, says judge

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 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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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