Digital Television

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.

Wednesday, 15 August, 2012, 11:07pm

New York to learn about China through free digital TV channel

Beijing hopes to capture the attention of TV audiences in New York with a news and entertainment channel aimed at boosting China's image abroad.

9 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Analogue television gets three-year reprieve

Plans to stop broadcasting analogue television signals at the end of next year have been delayed for three years to allow more people time to switch over to digital TV sets.

The government yesterday announced its decision to wait until 2015 after a survey found the purchase of digital TV sets and signal receivers was slowing down.

23 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Spots for innovative minds

With wireless broadband, video downloads and internet access via mobile phones, what was once just science fiction has become part of everyday life.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

2012 date for analogue switch-off dropped

Termination of free-to-air analogue television is off the government's timetable. Previously there had been a tentative target of a close-down before 2012. 'We are not yet in a position to determine when the best timing is for the analogue switch-off,' said Greg So Kam-leung, undersecretary for commerce and economic development.

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

12 cities to lead tie-up of TV, phone and computer networks

After a 12-year battle between competing government ministries to lead the massive 688 billion yuan (HK$788.24 billion) integration of the mainland's television, telephone and computer networks, Beijing has selected a dozen cities for a pilot scheme.

30 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

World Cup games to air on TVB and ATV

TVB and ATV will air four matches live and screen highlights from soccer's World Cup, which starts on June 11 - but only on their digital channels.

The free-to-air television stations reached a compromise with iCable to screen the matches. The broadcasters said last night a consensus was reached in the public interest.

27 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

Set-top box scams double in year

Nine companies have been named by the Consumer Council for their dishonest methods when selling set-top boxes for reception of high-definition television door to door.

The action comes after complaints received by the council about unscrupulous companies more than doubled this year.

23 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

More complaints over sales of set-top boxes

The Consumer Council has seen an increase in the number of complaints of dishonest tactics used in the sale of TV set-top boxes - devices that enable older television sets to receive and decode digital television signals.

16 May 2009 - 12:00am

One-third of homes using digital TV

About one-third of the city's households are watching high-resolution television programmes on wide screens, 15 months after digital broadcasting was rolled out.

A survey in March found some 769,000 households out of 2.2 million were receiving digital television signals, the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau said in a paper submitted to lawmakers yesterday.

6 May 2009 - 12:00am

iMac takes computing to another level

If there is one hard and fast rule in marketing, it is that convergence - the combination of two functions into a single device - never works.

The received wisdom was that we humans developed set patterns of behaviour that we associated with specific products or brand names. Once we had done that, we were unable to cross over to a different way of thinking.

29 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Quick Guide


29 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Brave, new digital world explained

In the beginning there was Web 1.0. Producers created websites, consumers looked them up through portals and advertisers bought display space.

Then came Web 2.0. Consumers started driving content, people linked up through social networking sites and marketers began losing control of what happened onscreen.

25 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Rise in digital terrestrial viewers

The number of digital terrestrial television viewers rose 60 per cent in two months, a survey conducted by the government and two free-to-air broadcasters found. Some 15.6 per cent, or 351,000, of the city's households had watched digital television by the end of July.

18 Aug 2008 - 12:00am