Broadcasting Authority

Zooming into the real issue in TV licence row

The truth is: Greg So is just buying time.

The current furore over granting new television licences serves as a good example of how we as a community are simply incapable of carrying out an informed debate on public policy.

Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 3:18am 1 comment

TV station fined over false news

ATV senior vice-president Kwong Hoi-ying repeatedly told the television station's news department to run a report of former president Jiang Zemin 's death that was later found to be wrong, the Broadcasting Authority said. It fined ATV a record HK$300,000.

7 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Critics urge tougher stance on ATV

Legislators and journalists yesterday called on the Broadcasting Authority to suspend ATV's licence if senior executives are found interfering in the station's news department again.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Record fine for Jiang 'death' report

ATV senior vice-president Kwong Hoi-ying repeatedly pressed the station's news department to run a report of former president Jiang Zemin's death that was later found to be erroneous, the Broadcasting Authority said yesterday.

It fined ATV a record HK$300,000 for not verifying the report and answering the watchdog's inquiries in an 'irresponsible manner'.

6 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

ATV hit for broadcast of sponsored programme

The Broadcasting Authority has strongly criticised ATV for transmitting on its local digital channel a mainland-produced news programme that displayed the brand names of commercial sponsors.

4 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Masked Rider slips under the radar of children's programmers

He is Japan's answer to Superman, except he rides a turbo-charged motorbike and has the face of a beetle. I must confess I am rather partial to the Masked Rider, having grown up on a heavy diet of the TV series in the 1970s with the superhero doing battle with baddies.

7 May 2011 - 12:00am

Cartoon pigs flying into trouble with sensitive viewers

Red Bull, the energy drink, has given the phrase 'when pigs fly' a whole new meaning. A controversial new television advert has attracted at least one complaint to the Broadcasting Authority. The reason? It's animal cruelty.

26 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Now TV fined HK$150,000

30 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Complaints over big-budget bonanza of intrigue, double-dealing ... and rape

TVB's dramas might be the popular choice for most households for their nightly television viewing, but that doesn't mean everyone's happy with them, especially regarding its most recent hit, Born Rich. The series, set in the world of high finance, involves a brother and sister who meet a dubious big-time international investor.

16 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

TV viewers invited to join feedback group

Television viewers who want to express their views on standards can now apply to join the Television and Radio Consultative Group. The Broadcasting Authority, which opened recruitment yesterday, said anyone aged over 15 could apply for one of the 540 seats in the group. The new term will last for two years, starting from next January.

18 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Public to have say in ATV, TVB licence reviews

The Broadcasting Authority will conduct a public survey early next year as part of a midterm review of the licences of Asia Television and Television Broadcasts. Under the Broadcasting Ordinance, the licences may be reviewed by the Chief Executive in Council after December 1, 2009.

31 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Faults found over news reports

The Broadcasting Authority dealt with 166 complaints last month, related to 95 programmes or advertisements on television or radio. It found two complaints constituted minor breaches. In one, a TV news report provided inaccurate headlines. In the other, a news programme was found to be at fault for failing to provide subtitles when necessary.

1 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Complaints on broadcasting drop

The Broadcasting Authority received 206 complaints about television and radio broadcasting services last month. That was a decrease of 18.9 per cent from the 254 complaints received in November. The three TV programmes that received the most complaints were News at 6.30, Marriage of Inconvenience and Infolink. The Broadcasting Authority received a total of 2,992 complaints last year.

17 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Watchdog advice over radio hosts' comments

The Broadcasting Authority yesterday issued advice to two radio stations in relation to two complaints filed by members of the public against two programmes.

1 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Ad leads to call for stricter regulations

Health product commercial spurs legislator, medical expert to question current law

A legislator and a medical expert have called for better legislation to regulate advertising for health products in retail shops after an ad that drew a severe warning to a television station continued to be broadcast by a pharmaceutical chain.

14 May 2007 - 12:00am