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Broadcast Engineering

Another TV hurdle for English speakers

English-speaking Olympics fans in Hong Kong are furious after finding that most of the coverage on iCable is in Cantonese.

Saturday, 28 July, 2012, 12:00am

Another TV hurdle for English speakers

English-speaking Olympics fans in Hong Kong are furious after finding that most of the coverage on iCable is in Cantonese.

The paid-for channel originally held the exclusive right to broadcast the Games, and reached an agreement with free-to-air TVB and ATV only last week to allow them to screen 200 hours of events.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

New audio age

The government's call for applications for digital audio broadcasting operating licences is in its final stages. Commercial Radio, which submitted an application a few months ago, suddenly withdrew it this week and said it would instead focus on developing interactive digital broadcasting on the internet.

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Off the dial

Since October 2005, illegal broadcasts by Citizens' Radio have raised public awareness about the contentious issue of whether the government should liberalise existing airwaves.

5 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Jockey Club delight over Valley turnover

Officials at the Jockey Club were pleasantly surprised, to say the least, as the meeting returned the best turnover figures for the season to date and a record Jockey Challenge investment to boot.

2 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Restaurant ad ruled in bad taste

The Broadcasting Authority yesterday upheld a complaint against a television advert for the Itacho Sushi restaurant, saying it was indecent and in bad taste.

The advertisement showed a waitress in a low-cut blouse serving the children's set meal to a boy, who appears very happy to be getting more than he expected - a close-up view of her cleavage.

23 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Three mobile TV licences up for bidding next year

Television viewers in Hong Kong will be able to watch their favourite dramas while they are on the go in two to three years' time.

A broadcasting revolution in the city came a step closer yesterday with the announcement of an auction of new mobile television licences in the second half of next year.

23 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

US auction system is best way to allocate unused radio channels

The case involving Citizens' Radio took a bizarre twist, mainly due to poorly defined criteria for granting broadcasting licences. Magistrate Douglas Yau Tak-hong, ruled that the Telecommunications Ordinance was in breach of both the Basic Law and the Bill of Rights, before later halting his judgment at the request of the government.

30 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Low-quality AM band only option for channel

The application for a new AM radio channel by talk-show-host-turned lawmaker Albert Cheng King-hon has revived local interest in the broadcast band, but experts say its technical constraints are difficult to overcome.

Once dominant, AM radio has largely been replaced by FM because of the comparative quality of signal, especially in urban areas.

25 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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