ATV - Asia Television Limited
Asia Television Limited is one of the two free television broadcasters in Hong Kong. It was established in 1957, the first Chinese television station in the world. However, ATV was surpassed by its major rival Television Broadcasts Limited both in terms of company size and viewership. ATV’s reputation was badly damaged after its false report of former leader Jiang Zemin’s death on July 6, 2011.
Punters from as many as 480,000 households who do not own digital television sets may miss out on live broadcasts of Mark Six and horse racing after TVB took over ATV's exclusive rights and decided to air them only on its digital channel J2.Tuesday, 14 July, 2015, 12:10pm 2 comments
Asia Television is expected to announce details of a deal with new investors who plan to inject fresh capital to keep the troubled broadcaster going and offer it a fighting chance to win back its lost free-to-air licence.13 Jun 2015 - 2:55am 5 comments
Dominant local terrestrial station TVB said it was interested in seeking the broadcast spectrum soon to be vacated by cash-strapped broadcaster ATV, raising concerns about further concentration of its market power in the city's free TV sector.21 May 2015 - 5:45am 3 comments
International film producer Fox has agreed to buy 28 vintage TV series from Asia Television for an unspecified amount, as the struggling free-to-air TV station desperately seeks cash to stay afloat.8 May 2015 - 7:03pm 1 comment
The second son of late former ATV owner Deacon Chiu Te-ken is leading a consortium to apply for a domestic free-television licence.22 Apr 2015 - 8:29pm
Beleaguered broadcaster ATV says it is willing to hold talks with Hong Kong Television Network boss Ricky Wong Wai-kay over his proposal to air HKTV shows on the station.
The development came yesterday, ahead of a 5pm deadline for ATV to respond to the offer.21 Apr 2015 - 4:34pm
Asia Television's days might be numbered, but that hasn't stopped another potential investor from expressing an interest in taking over the beleaguered broadcaster.17 Apr 2015 - 9:38am
Hong Kong Television Network boss Ricky Wong Wai-kay’s offer to air his station’s shows on Asia Television was “questionable”, the beleaguered broadcaster’s executive director Ip Ka-po said.16 Apr 2015 - 12:44pm 5 comments
There is a chance to resurrect Asia Television, says the businessman who still aspires to be the "white knight" of the ailing broadcaster, if the government allows the station to keep its spectrum for another three years.15 Apr 2015 - 11:48am 3 comments
Advertising industry veterans in Hong Kong are urging the government to decide as soon as possible on the reallocation of the free-to-air spectrum to ensure fair and open competition in the television market.15 Apr 2015 - 11:49am 1 comment
Producers at RTHK have drawn up a proposal to provide "mini newscasts" as a contingency measure when ATV stops broadcasting.15 Apr 2015 - 11:50am 1 comment
Ailing broadcaster Asia Television should be closed if it does not have sufficient funds to pay wages, a magistrate told an ATV senior executive before imposing a hefty fine of HK$690,000.15 Apr 2015 - 11:48am 1 comment
The final nail has not yet been hammered into ATV's coffin, with a deal to acquire the beleaguered television station still possible despite the imminent loss of its free-to-air licence.15 Apr 2015 - 12:05pm 1 comment
The RTHK staff union last night lambasted the commerce minister's decision to have the public broadcaster take over ATV's television channels.
That decision was made in haste, the union said in a meeting called to discuss the new role of providing analogue television services that had been thrust upon their organisation.15 Apr 2015 - 1:06pm
The government should not have asked RTHK to take over ATV’s analogue spectrum once the TV station closes because the businesses are different in nature, a panel of analysts said.15 Apr 2015 - 1:48pm