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State media regulator suspends TV network after vulgar talk show

Gan Lulu performs at the Lady Gaga Nightclub in Shenzhen. Photo: Edward Wong

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 i

Friday, 30 November, 2012, 8:16pm

Stone Age broadcasting laws in a digital world

Greg So Kam-leung want us to think the granting of radio and television licences is purely a policy matter, not politics.

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

Ask public if they want more free TV, says station

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

ATV's bid to stop new licences rejected

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

Above board

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

Property-sales levy to pay for watchdog

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

Licensing of agents reaches all-time high

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

Cable TV wants free-to-air station

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

Shoeshiner prosecutions dropped

Environmental officials confirmed yesterday that prosecutions against four shoeshiners in Central have been dropped.

7 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Getting a radio licence in HK should be straightforward

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