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Long wait ahead for Hong Kong's new TV licences

The minister in charge of broadcasting policy has hinted there could still be a long wait for a decision on new free-to-air television licences.

Monday, 19 November, 2012, 4:35am

Protecting free-to-air TV not the answer

ATV rallied its staff outside the Admiralty government headquarters yesterday for a live broadcast to oppose a "disastrous" pledge by the former administration to issue new licences for television broadcasting.

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13 Nov 2012 - 5:03am 1 comment

City Telecom looks to courts over television licence delay

City Telecom may try to seek a judicial review if the government refuses to make a decision on new free-to-air television licences, chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay said yesterday.

"A judicial review is definitely something a commercial entity would consider," he said, adding that it was "only one of the options to be considered".

8 Nov 2012 - 3:25am

Anger at delay in bidding process for new TV licences in Hong Kong

If the bidding process for new free-to-air television licences was a long-running drama series, Ricky Wong Wai-kay would have taken over the director's chair and yelled, "Cut".

26 Oct 2012 - 4:19am

City Telecom chief steps up pressure for new free-to-air television licence

City Telecom (CTI) chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay will step up the pressure on the government to grant new free-to-air television licences after waiting more than 1,000 days and investing HK$300 million.

19 Oct 2012 - 3:34am 1 comment

City Telecom chairman Ricky Wong slams government over licence delay

The chairman of City Telecom (CTI) continued his scathing criticism of the government for the second day in a row on Thursday, saying it was “infuriating” to be kept waiting for 1,022 days.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:55pm

Who said it?

Protracted procrastination is not only an act of irresponsibility but, as some may say, a sin

City Telecom chief Ricky Wong Wai-kay on the government's failure to approve its free television station  

I am in a state of shock. For us this should be a life lesson

18 Oct 2012 - 2:29am

City Telecom chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay slams delay on new licences

City Telecom (CTI) chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay is outraged over the amount of time it has taken the government to approve new free-to-air television licences, saying they have been delayed for more than 1,000 days.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:06am

Stock Watch: City Telecom

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15 Oct 2012 - 1:02am

City Telecom delays schedule for TV launch until mid-2013

City Telecom has set back its target launch date for its free-to-air television station to the middle of next year, saying it is confident it will win a licence despite years of waiting.

13 Sep 2012 - 3:52am 1 comment

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15 Aug 2012 - 10:58pm

Statutory paternity leave could be in place by 2013

Statutory paternity leave of three to five days could be introduced in Hong Kong next year, the labour minister said yesterday.

23 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

HKBN aims to increase hot spots by a third

Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) aims to aggressively invest in expanding its Wi-fi coverage, services portfolio and marketing efforts, following its HK$5.1 billion acquisition by the Asian unit of British buyout firm CVC Capital Partners.

25 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

CVC to buy City Telecom assets

City Telecom, with its focus fixed on entering Hong Kong's free-to-air television market, has agreed to sell its telecommunications assets for HK$5.01 billion to a company backed by British buyout firm CVC Capital Partners.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

City Telecom set to challenge TVB and ATV

City Telecom's new free-to-air television channel will give veteran rivals TVB and ATV a run for their money and improve the industry in the city, says the company's chairman, dismissing the threat of a legal challenge to the channel's licence application by ATV.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

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