Lawmakers Ann Chiang Lai-wan and Emily Lau Wai-hing appear on talk show. More channels can allow for better quality political debate. Photo: David Wong

New free-to-air TV licences will bring variety to viewing

Gone were those days when viewers in the Pearl River Delta defied officials by setting up special antennae to receive TV from this side of the border. Meanwhile, back in Hong Kong, during the past week or so, speculation spread that the Executive Council had finally come to a consensus about handing out new free-to-air TV licences.