Free-to-air TV licences
First of all, I would like to express my appreciation to the government for its courage and vision in finally coming up with plans to tackle waste. An aggressive target has been set - a 40 per cent reduction in the amount of waste sent to landfills by 2022.Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 3:59am 3 comments
Gone were those days when viewers in the Pearl River Delta defied officials by setting up special antennae to receive TV from this side of the border. Meanwhile, back in Hong Kong, during the past week or so, speculation spread that the Executive Council had finally come to a consensus about handing out new free-to-air TV licences.27 May 2013 - 4:22am
A judge asked yesterday why he should accede to TVB's request to intervene in ongoing government deliberations on the issuance of new licences for free-television stations.28 Mar 2013 - 10:01am 1 comment
Hongkongers consider programme quality the most important factor in determining whether a broadcaster should get a free television licence from the government, a TVB-commissioned survey shows.
The survey also finds news and public affairs programmes are the most popular among audiences of free and paid television in the city.16 Mar 2013 - 4:53am
Many Western countries face difficulties balancing their budgets. One of the biggest factors is the ever increasing cost of health care, with a greying population and the development of better but expensive medicines and treatments.7 Dec 2012 - 4:24am 1 comment
Air quality objectives are outdated
The government should implement new air quality standards as soon as possible.7 May 2015 - 3:07pm
I refer to the letter by Sai Pradhan ("Weak law on idling engine ban is proving impossible to enforce", November 26). I totally agree that the Statutory Ban Against Idling of Motor Vehicle Engines is a pitiful piece of legislation that has made a laughing stock of the transport and environmental protection departments.29 Nov 2012 - 3:15am 1 comment
At last the TV stations TVB and ATV are producing live entertainment worthy of the name, but alas it is largely happening off-air. Their public spat with CTI chairman Ricky Wong over his plans to muscle in on the free-to-air TV market is frequently the stuff of farce. Take ATV's accusation that Wong walked off with its business plan when he was briefly CEO in 2008.28 Nov 2012 - 2:34am 1 comment
The row over free-to-air television licences heated up yesterday when City Telecom staff filed libel lawsuits against ATV after it publicly accused CTI chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay of obtaining confidential information from ATV.
The legal action was revealed after ATV held a press conference to make the allegation against Wong, who was ATV chief executive for 12 days in 2008.27 Nov 2012 - 10:23am
Ricky Wong Wai-kay loves green. In his modest office in an industrial building in Kwai Chung, the City Telecom chairman has a selection of ties in various shades of green resting on a rack next to his chair. There's a tall green plant and a load of chunky objects in viridian decorating the shelf behind his glass desk.27 Nov 2012 - 10:24am
TVB has shelved a plan to launch an international English channel in the face of uncertainties in the free-television market, group general manager Mark Lee Po-on has revealed.26 Nov 2012 - 4:22am 2 comments
If the battle over new free-to-air television licences is as much about public opinion as it is about the government's long-delayed decision, then TVB executive director Mark Lee Po-on is coming out swinging.26 Nov 2012 - 4:23am
Dam will not disrupt flow of Mekong
I refer to your editorial ("Laos risking decades of co-operation with Mekong dam project", November 17).
In pursuit of its poverty reduction policies and modernisation programmes, the Lao government is developing its hydropower potential for the benefit of its people.25 Nov 2012 - 2:06am
Provisional free-to-air TV station licences could be a way to solve the current deadlock, applicants say.
It has been three years since City Telecom, i-Cable and PCCW lodged their applications for the TV licences, with no sign from the government indicating approval or not.22 Nov 2012 - 4:20am
The current furore over granting new television licences serves as a good example of how we as a community are simply incapable of carrying out an informed debate on public policy.22 Nov 2012 - 3:18am 1 comment