China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television (SARFT) took a Jiangsu television network off the air on Friday after a popular television game show violated broadcasting regulations and created "negative iFriday, 30 November, 2012, 8:16pm
Officials like commerce chief Greg So Kam-leung want us to think the granting of radio and television licences is purely a policy matter, not politics. Rules and procedures are in place to ensure fairness and to serve the public interest. Who is he kidding?15 Nov 2012 - 2:34am 2 comments
A company bidding to run a new free-to-air television station has waded into a row over the future of the free television market by urging the government to launch a consultation on whether the public really wants more free channels.23 May 2012 - 12:00am
Asia Television's legal bid to stop the government granting three more free-to-air TV licences has hit a setback in the High Court.
Mr Justice Johnson Lam Man-hon, of the Court of First Instance, dismissed ATV's application for leave to seek a judicial review yesterday after a short hearing.7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen's close ties with tycoons and the fact that he appears to have rented a luxury Shenzhen apartment from a mainland tycoon who is a shareholder of the Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) has captured the media spotlight.25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
A levy on property sales will be introduced to support a future watchdog to regulate building management companies.
The government says the levy, to be set at not more than 0.01 per cent of the transaction value, will bring a steady source of income for the statutory body, which it first proposed in October last year.1 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
In a reflection of the strength of the property market, the Estate Agents Authority says the number of licensed property agents in Hong Kong has reached a record high of 31,586, up about 15 per cent from 28,000 two years ago. The authority is assessing whether there is a need to increase the licence fee.25 Feb 2011 - 12:00am
One of the leading pay television operators, Cable TV, says it wants to start a third free-to-air station, amid a stream of public criticism recently against the two current broadcasters.29 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
Environmental officials confirmed yesterday that prosecutions against four shoeshiners in Central have been dropped.7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
First of all our government restricts a basic right to freely express opinions through broadcasting, then it restricts a constitutional right by not allowing a radio station to open. It does this in what is supposed to be an international city.3 Feb 2009 - 12:00am