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  • Sep 23, 2014
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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. 

Monday, 27 May, 2013, 4:22am

Free World Cup broadcasts good news for soccer fans

For the first time in 16 years, Hong Kong's soccer fans will be able to see the important games of the World Cup tournament free of charge. TVB's winning of the broadcasting rights and its decision to show 22 of the 64 games, the opener, both semi-finals and final among them, on its free-to-air channels, is a sure-fire crowd-pleaser. Avid soccer fans would like to see each and every goal without having to pay, as they did in 1998. But the broadcaster claims it is financially constrained. Although not the perfect outcome, it is at least an improvement.

26 May 2013 - 4:35am

bbTV to suspend local news channel

Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV) spokeswoman Jessie Cheng Ching-man said bbTV's contract with HKTV ends on August 31 and the pay-TV service would not be renewing it.

8 May 2013 - 5:13am

TVB Pearl blinks and misses climax to Rugby Sevens

In front of a raucous, capacity crowd in the cup final Fiji came from a 19-0 deficit against Wales at half-time to level the match at 19-19. With all left to play for and minutes left to go - local broadcasters cut to the news.


25 Mar 2013 - 8:58am 17 comments

CCTV airs video of live-fire helicopter drill in Hong Kong

China Central Television broadcasted for the first time footage of a live-fire military drill held last week by the Hong Kong garrison of the People's Liberation Army.

25 Mar 2013 - 6:55am 1 comment

The rough and tumble of going on air

Roy Tang Yun-kwong, the RTHK chief at the centre of a politically charged row, could have seen it coming on his first day on the job. In September 2011, Tang, a veteran civil servant seen as a rising star among administrative officers, was greeted by a black carpet and protesters at the broadcaster's Kowloon Tong offices.

25 Mar 2013 - 6:55am

Handle broadcaster with care, RTHK's Tang is told

Exco convenor Lam Woon-kwong has weighed into the escalating row at RTHK, saying its broadcasting director Roy Tang Yun-kwong should exercise caution in his role as it is different from heading up other government departments.

18 Mar 2013 - 10:02am 2 comments

PCCW predicts rapid growth for Now TV after Premier League win

PCCW, which is controlled by the media and telecommunications mogul Richard Li Tzar-kai, reported yesterday a consolidated net profit for 2012 of HK$1.66 billion, up from HK$1.61 billion in 2011.

28 Feb 2013 - 5:02am

Briefs, February 24, 2013

Six underground tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in the US state of Washington are leaking radioactive waste, but there is no immediate risk to public health, Governor Jay Inslee said.

24 Feb 2013 - 6:25am

Reeva Steenkamp talks of 'good exit' in TV snippet

"Not just your journey in life but the way that you go out and make your exit is so important, you have either made an impact in a positive way or a negative way," Reeva Steenkamp said in a snippet of a celebrity reality TV show set to air later yesterday.

17 Feb 2013 - 6:35am