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Digital Radio

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.

Thursday, 13 September, 2012, 12:19am

Transmission power increased for digital radio after talks with mainland authorities

I refer to recent press reports and your editorial ('Digital radio must have more support', August 6) on the development of digital audio broadcasting in Hong Kong.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:07pm

Officials should do more to bring HK's radio broadcasts into the digital age

Digital audio broadcasting services are generally accessible in Hong Kong. Besides the three Metro Broadcast channels that are still being tested and the one operated by Phoenix U Radio, RTHK has five and DBC Radio has seven.

27 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Volunteering brings its own rewards

A few weeks ago, I joined a volunteer group run by the Tsuen Wan Home Affairs Department. Our job was to help poor and immigrant families enjoy a day out in Rambler Channel and Ma Wan Park.

7 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

New wave

This month, RTHK is launching five digital audio channels by relaying the programmes from four existing AM channels and an added channel of the China National Radio. The five new digital channels include two in Putonghua, two in English and one in Cantonese.

19 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Digital RTHK to offer English, Putonghua

RTHK will provide a lifeline for listeners of English and Putonghua radio shows facing a limited choice under the new digital radio system.

18 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Little in English on digital radio

Hong Kong will have 13 digital radio channels for the first time, but only a small fraction of their programmes will be in English.

Digital Broadcasting, Metro Broadcast and Phoenix U Radio had been granted 12-year licences to provide a digital broadcasting service, the government said yesterday.

25 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Losing listeners, radio seeks a digital revival

Hong Kong's first digital broadcaster is confident it can break even within its first year of operation.

The Digital Broadcasting Company is expected to kick off in a few months' time. Hurdles remain, such as lingering signal-transmission issues and the matter - as yet unaddressed - of finding an audience for this new medium.

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Investors get nod to launch new radio age

Radio fans will literally be able to read what they're listening to and enjoy better sound quality with the launch of digital audio broadcasting in 2012.

Three investors - Metro Broadcast, Wave Media and Phoenix U Radio - have had their applications approved and will be granted 12-year sound broadcasting licences to provide city-wide services.

6 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

New audio age

The government's call for applications for digital audio broadcasting operating licences is in its final stages. Commercial Radio, which submitted an application a few months ago, suddenly withdrew it this week and said it would instead focus on developing interactive digital broadcasting on the internet.

26 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Activists held after attack on DAB-sponsored show

Violence flared over political sponsorship of radio programmes in an attack on a DAB-sponsored live broadcast early yesterday.

Four activists from the Web radio FM 101 and a cameraman were arrested after an incident involving a radio crew car at a barbeque site in Tai Mei Tuk, Tai Po.

16 May 2010 - 12:00am

Four firms apply for digital radio licences

Four companies have applied to provide digital audio broadcasting services, according to the media watchdog.

1 May 2010 - 12:00am

Democrats call for radio review after DAB pays to co-host show

The Democratic Party has urged a Legislative Council panel to review regulations covering the political sponsorship of radio programmes after it emerged that the Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong is paying about HK$500,000 for a Commercial Radio show it will co-host.

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Digital radio may be on air by end of year

Radio listeners in the city could have up to 13 more free channels to choose from by the end of this year, for an initial outlay of a few hundred dollars - the cost of a digital receiver.

12 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Market not that keen on digital radio in HK

I refer to A. L. Nanik's letter ('Getting a radio licence in HK should be straightforward', February 3).

As in jurisdictions the world over, radio broadcasting in Hong Kong is licensed and regulated by relevant legislation to ensure that the radio spectrum, a scarce resource, is properly managed.

7 Feb 2009 - 12:00am