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Broadcasting Authority

Zooming into the real issue in TV licence row

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