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No game-changers in new free-TV stations

Ricky Wong Wai-kay . Photo: Dickson Lee

Officials can fret about licensing new free-to-air television stations. Politicians can make noise and media scholars can talk about how competition will improve programming quality.

Thursday, 10 January, 2013, 5:09am 4 comments

Letters to the Editor, December 22, 2012

Jackie Chan is wrong about protests in the city. Photo: AP

Steps, but no strides, in poverty battle

The problem of poverty in Hong Kong has been in the spotlight again recently, but it has to be asked what our government is doing about it.

The city's Gini coefficient reached "a record high" of 0.537 last year ("One in six people struggling with poverty in city", November 14).

22 Dec 2012 - 1:57am 2 comments

Competition will lead to better TV in Hong Kong

Ricky Wong Wai-kay. Photo: May Tse

The government has yet to decide on whether to approve new domestic free television licences in Hong Kong. ATV's executive director James Shing Pan-yu said our city could not accommodate more TV stations and that such a move would be disastrous for the industry.

5 Dec 2012 - 3:16am

Four in five Hongkongers want more free television stations

City Telecom boss Ricky Wong Wai-kay. Photo: Ricky Wong

More than four out of five Hongkongers want to see more free television stations, saying they are unhappy with existing programme quality, two university surveys suggest.

Poll respondents were also displeased with the government's delay in issuing new licences for free television.

20 Nov 2012 - 4:41am 2 comments

Leung Chun-ying faces heat over new TV licences

ATV rallied against the new TV licences. Photo: Felix Wong

The long-overdue issuing of new free-to-air television licences could be the next political bomb for Leung Chun-ying's government as public discontent rises.

This has become evident amid a mounting chorus of protest against both the delay and the issuing of the licences.

13 Nov 2012 - 7:16am 2 comments