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DBC Radio

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.  

Talking Points

New round of protests in Bangkok

Saturday, 24 November, 2012, 3:03am

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.


24 Oct 2012 - 4:41am

Communications watchdog asks DBC to explain switch in programming

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.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

Protest rally denounces digital radio stations closure

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.

23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm 2 comments

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

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.

23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm 2 comments

Political interference alleged in protest over shutdown of DBC

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".

20 Oct 2012 - 3:18pm 1 comment

DBC hosts protest 'politically motivated' closure of radio station

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."

23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm

Government should investigate DBC Radio saga

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.

23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm 2 comments

Court grants broadcaster DBC the right to appoint accountants

The High Court yesterday granted an application by Digital Broadcasting Corporation's major shareholder, Bill Wong Cho-bau, to appoint two accountants to take over the radio station.

18 Oct 2012 - 3:56am

Watchdog says DBC shutdown may have breached licence

The broadcasting watchdog said troubled Digital Broadcasting Corporation may have breached its licensing conditions for failing to broadcast its seven channels 24 hours a day.

This comes as the radio station bounced back for a seven-day "voluntarily broadcasting campaign" after announcing it was going off the air last week.

16 Oct 2012 - 3:14am