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Digital Broadcasting resumes service

A besuited Francis Mak (centre), the new head of Digital Broadcasting Corporation, at yesterday’s launch. Photo: David Wong

Francis Mak Yun-sau said the station's policy directions had not changed. It was not banned from criticising the government and the only instruction from Beijing-loyalist shareholder Bill Wong Cho-bau was to maintain freedom of expression.

Tuesday, 29 January, 2013, 4:32am

City Digest, January 1, 2013

he saga over Digital Broadcasting Corporation took another twist yesterday after a main stakeholder, Beijing loyalist Bill Wong Cho-bau, failed to reach a deal to buy a significant number of shares from other stakeholders. Station co-founder Albert Cheng King-hon said Wong unexpectedly added additional clauses to the deal, so they refused to sign it. Cheng said there "may be a lawsuit to come".

1 Jan 2013 - 4:20am

Albert Cheng agrees to sell his stake in Digital Broadcasting Corporation

Bill Wong Cho-bau

A breakthrough has finally been reached in the months-long Digital Broadcasting Corporation dispute, with its co-founder yesterday confirming his plan to sell his stake to a Beijing-loyalist fellow shareholder.

23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

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

DBC conversation tape doesn't prove interference, says minister

Lau Nam-kwong (left, in mask) goes to hospital after a hunger strike in support of DBC. Photo: Felix Wong

A recording - offered as proof of Beijing's interference in a Hong Kong broadcaster - is far from conclusive evidence of any such meddling, the commerce secretary said yesterday. He acknowledged having heard the clip last month.

27 Oct 2012 - 2:55am

Talking points

Marine Department will meet leaders of the ferry, pleasure boat and fishing industries to discuss immediate measures to improve safety.

Talks on ferry safety

26 Oct 2012 - 2:10am

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

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

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

Briefs, October 14, 2012

Zurich Asia director Louis Mangin with the stamps.

Sun Yat-sen stamps sell for record HK$5.5m

14 Oct 2012 - 4:13am

Government stays clear as digital broadcaster DBC goes off air

Signs with slogans professing support for the Digital Broadcasting Corporation festoon the station's premises in Cyberport. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

The government says it will not meddle in the dispute among Digital Broadcasting Corporation shareholders, keeping out of a row which has led to the downfall of the digital radio station.

The four-month-old station aired its final programme last night after an 11th-hour deal for a change of ownership failed to materialise. Thirty fans gathered outside the station to take photographs.

11 Oct 2012 - 4:44am

Urgent meeting fails to save Digital Broadcasting Corporation

DBC co-founder Albert Cheng King-hon, who is leaving his seventh job as a radio station host. Photo: Sam Tsang

The troubled radio station Digital Broadcasting Corporation will go off the air tonight after the failure of a last-ditch deal for a change of ownership.

Regular programming will stop at 5pm, the station's co-founder and host, Albert Cheng King-hon, said on a DBC phone-in programme yesterday. From 5pm to 8pm, hosts of weekend programmes will go on air to bid farewell to listeners.

10 Oct 2012 - 3:28am

Fate of Digital Broadcasting Corporation to be known today

The fate of the troubled Digital Broadcasting Corporation should become clearer today after its major shareholder vowed to come up with a final decision on the future of the four-month-old radio station.

28 Sep 2012 - 3:15am

DBC's confidentiality injunction upheld

Albert Cheng King-hon. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Albert Cheng King-hon must not disclose confidential information heard at meetings of troubled Digital Broadcasting Corporation, the Court of First Instance ordered on Thursday.

27 Sep 2012 - 6:42pm

Digital radio reception still fuzzy

The alleged political interference at Digital Broadcasting Corporation (DBC) has raised questions about the future of digital radio in Hong Kong.

13 Sep 2012 - 12:19am