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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

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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

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.

23 Oct 2012 - 4:01am

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.

23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm 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.

23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm 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".

20 Oct 2012 - 3:18pm 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."

23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm

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.

23 Oct 2012 - 1:05pm 2 comments

Court grants broadcaster DBC the right to appoint accountants

Albert Cheng King-hon (centre) bids farewell to the Digital Broadcasting Corporation with staff and radio hosts in Cyberport on its last day of operation on 10th October. Photo: K. Y. Cheng

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

Messages of support for DBC.

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

DBC radio begins 'revival campaign' after announcing closure

Albert Cheng has called on the government to mediate a dispute among the station’s shareholders about funding. Photo: Sam Tsang

After announcing it was going off the air last week, Digital Broadcasting Corporation has bounced back with a seven-day “revival campaign”, co-founder Albert Cheng said on Monday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

DBC announces closure after investors pull out

Albert Cheng announces the closure of DBC Radio on Tuesday. Photo: Sam Tsang

Troubled digital radio broadcaster Digital Broadcasting Corporation will stop airing programmes on Wednesday night as it is no longer financially viable.

Speaking on a DBC programme on Tuesday, founder and host Albert Cheng King-hon said regular programming would stop at 5pm. From 5pm to 8pm, hosts of weekend programmes will go on air to bid farewell to listeners.

9 Oct 2012 - 9:20pm 1 comment

DBC's Albert Cheng says only a last-ditch deal with co-founder Bill Wong can save the station

The Digital Broadcasting Corporation will today begin a 100-hour countdown to closure - unless shareholders agree a last-ditch deal for a change of ownership

The broadcaster's co-founder, Albert Cheng King-hon, said yesterday he had made a proposal to major shareholder Bill Wong Cho-bau that would see Cheng buy Wong's stake at a 50 per cent discount, or vice versa.

26 Sep 2012 - 4:34am

DBC on brink of closing unless founders Albert Cheng and Bill Wong can strike deal

The Digital Broadcasting Corporation will today begin a 100-hour countdown to closure - unless shareholders agree a last-ditch deal for a change of ownership

The broadcaster's co-founder, Albert Cheng King-hon, said yesterday that he had made a formal proposal to major shareholder Bill Wong Cho-bau that would see Cheng buy Wong's stake at a 50 per cent discount, or vice versa.

26 Sep 2012 - 3:38am

Talking points

Former Taiwanese president Chen Shui-bian during his release for a check-up earlier this month.

Taiwan's jailed ex-president back to hospital

21 Sep 2012 - 2:28am

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