Digital Broadcasting Corporation is Hong Kong’s first digital radio broadcaster which fully operated in May 2012. On August 3, 2012, company’s chairman and major shareholder Beijing-loyalist Wong Cho-bau announced he would withhold an investment of HK50 million, ultimately lead to the stop of official programme. Station’s co-founder and host Albert Cheng Kong-hon claims DBC’s troubles are result of suppression of freedom of speech.  

Broadcasters get one year to produce electronic guide

Protesters supported DBC last year. Photo: Edward Wong

Three digital broadcasters have been given only another year to produce an electronic programme guide, although they had asked for an indefinite extension.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 5:05am

Feuding DBC parties call truce

Feuding DBC parties call truce

A shareholders' dispute over Digital Broadcasting Corporation has ended after the two feuding shareholders reached an out-of-court settlement.

18 Jan 2013 - 5:05am

City Digest, December 18, 2012

Twelve trapped inside HK Disneyland ride

18 Dec 2012 - 3:49am

City Digest, December 4, 2012

Political adviser cleared of vote-rigging

4 Dec 2012 - 2:37am

Talking Points

Nearly 17,000 police will be deployed to cope with the political rally in Bangkok, Thailand.

New round of protests in Bangkok

8 May 2015 - 9:30am

DBC fined HK$80,000 for five-day shutdown

Albert Cheng King-hon appears in Digital Broadcasting Corporation in Cyberport after the radio station ceased operation. Photo: Sam Tsang

The Communications Authority has fined the embattled Digital Broadcasting Corporation HK$80,000 over its five-day shutdown.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:51am

Digital Broadcasting Corporation faces sanction over 4-day shutdown

Albert Cheng King-hon appears in Digital Broadcasting Corporation in Cyberport after the radio station ceased operation. Photo: SCMP

The embattled Digital Broadcasting Corporation has breached its licensing terms by halting scheduled broadcasts for more than four days last month, the communications watchdog says in a provisional ruling.

A sanction would be imposed on the radio broadcaster, the Office of the Communications Authority said.

6 Nov 2012 - 4:09pm

City Digest, November 3, 2012

Lawmakers vote down investigation into DBC

3 Nov 2012 - 3:18am

City Digest, October 24, 2012

Guide killed in Turkey by falling material

A Hong Thai Travel Services tour guide was killed by falling building material at a hotel in the tourist spot of Cappadocia in Turkey yesterday. A spokeswoman said he was hit while organising a bus for his 22-member group outside the Suhan Hotel Cappadocia. Another guide had taken over and the tour would continue.


8 May 2015 - 9:30am

Communications watchdog asks DBC to explain switch in programming

Protesters protest to request for a resumption of Digital Broadcasting Corporation and an investigation on the digital radio broadcaster's closure at People's Square outside Central Government Offices in Tamar. Photo: Edward Wong

The embattled Digital Broadcasting Corporation must answer to the communications watchdog after stopping scheduled broadcasts and playing non-stop music on all its stations from Sunday night.

8 May 2015 - 9:30am

Protest rally denounces digital radio stations closure

DBC supporters pack the area around the government headquarters in Admiralty last night, the culmination of a three-day sit-in. Photo: Edward Wong

DBC ceased to broadcast original programming last night despite a huge crowd that turned out to protest over allegations of political interference at the troubled radio station.

8 May 2015 - 9:30am 2 comments

Tape proves broadcaster DBC a victim of Bejing meddling, co-host says

Albert Cheng has received a letter from Bill Wong's lawyers barring him from speaking about their dispute. Photo: Sam Tsang

A leaked tape seen as proof that troubled radio station DBC was a victim of political interference from Beijing has sparked renewed controversy over the broadcaster's future.

8 May 2015 - 9:30am 2 comments

Political interference alleged in protest over shutdown of DBC

Supporters of the Digital Broadcasting Corporation's protest yesterday with signs outside the government headquarters at Admiralty. Photo: Felix Wong

Activists and hosts of the city's first digital radio broadcaster began a three day sit-in yesterday in front of the government headquarters.

Digital Broadcasting Corporation was forced to go off air after a shareholders' row, with host Albert Cheng Kin-hon calling the dispute "politically motivated".

8 May 2015 - 9:30am 1 comment

DBC hosts protest 'politically motivated' closure of radio station

Supporters demand the reopening of DBC Radio outside government offices in Tamar. Photo: Felix Wong

DBC Radio hosts staged a sit-in outside government headquarters on Friday, claiming that the radio station's closure in the wake of a funding row was “politically motivated."

8 May 2015 - 9:30am

Government should investigate DBC Radio saga

Albert Cheng King-hon appears in Digital Broadcasting Corporation in Cyberport after the radio station ceased operation last week. Photo: Sam Tsang

DBC Radio's special week-long broadcast, initiated by its former hosts and staff after its official closure last week, might come to an end sooner than expected following an application to the High Court by some shareholders to put the company into liquidation.

8 May 2015 - 9:30am 2 comments