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Free-to-air TV licences

TV licence to thrill: Ricky Wong's pledge for the future

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.

Tuesday, 27 November, 2012, 10:24am

Letters to the Editor, June 2, 2013

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.

2 Jun 2013 - 3:59am 3 comments

New free-to-air TV licences will bring variety to viewing

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

Must the court step in? asks judge over TVB's judicial review plea

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

Quality counts in free-TV licensing, TVB poll finds

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

Letters to the Editor, December 7, 2012

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

Letters to the Editor, December 3, 2012

Air quality objectives are outdated

The government should implement new air quality standards as soon as possible.

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am

Letters to the Editor, November 29, 2012

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

TV companies finally provide entertainment - but only off-air

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

City Telecom staff file lawsuits in 'secrets' row with ATV

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

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