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Commerce minister Greg So hits back in row over TV licences

Louie King-bun, ATV's new executive director, said the station would focus on non-drama and current affairs shows. Photo: Nora Tam

The row over free-television licences continued yesterday as the commerce minister rejected a consultancy's allegations that the government misquoted its report to justify rejecting Hong Kong Television Network's (HKTV) application.

Tuesday, 3 December, 2013, 9:00am 5 comments

Speed up new TV licences, Legco told

Greg So Kam-leung. Photo: David Wong

Fantastic Television, a subsidiary of i-Cable Communications, urged the government to explain the obstacles, and devise a timetable for when the permits would be issued.

26 Jan 2013 - 5:01am

No plan to expand exhibition centres despite space constraints

Greg So Kam-leung. Photo: Felix Wong

The Convention and Exhibition Centre has turned away 44 exhibitions and 89 conferences in the past three years because of a shortage of space.

10 Jan 2013 - 4:34am

Legco calls for more free-to-air TV licences by March

Greg So Kam-leung

The government has never agreed not to issue new free television licences before the expiry of current licences held by TVB and ATV in 2015, the minister in charge of broadcasting policy said yesterday.

30 Nov 2012 - 3:20am

Zooming into the real issue in TV licence row

The truth is: Greg So is just buying time.

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

Stone Age broadcasting laws in a digital world

Greg So Kam-leung want us to think the granting of radio and television licences is purely a policy matter, not politics.

Officials like commerce chief Greg So Kam-leung want us to think the granting of radio and television licences is purely a policy matter, not politics. Rules and procedures are in place to ensure fairness and to serve the public interest. Who is he kidding?

15 Nov 2012 - 2:34am 2 comments

DBC conversation tape doesn't prove interference, says minister

Lau Nam-kwong (left, in mask) goes to hospital after a hunger strike in support of DBC. Photo: Felix Wong

A recording - offered as proof of Beijing's interference in a Hong Kong broadcaster - is far from conclusive evidence of any such meddling, the commerce secretary said yesterday. He acknowledged having heard the clip last month.

27 Oct 2012 - 2:55am

Crisis? What crisis, asks Leung's right-hand man

The man who ran Leung Chun-ying's election campaign has dismissed suggestions that his administration is in crisis and says Leung can overcome what he called 'difficulties'.

Barry Cheung Chun-yuen, an executive councillor, told the South China Morning Post yesterday the administration was not facing a crisis despite seven cabinet members being mired in controversy.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Legco rejects probe of 'tear gas' claim

Lawmakers have rejected a call to investigate accusations that chief-executive-elect Leung Chun-ying suggested using riot police and tear gas in 2003 to quell protests against controversial security legislation.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cabinet needs to 'reach public'

The city's next leader wants a team around him who can connect well with the public and spell out the government's policies clearly.

Members of his cabinet should be capable of communicating with residents effectively and canvassing support for policies, chief executive-elect Leung Chun-ying said yesterday.

15 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Refund for mainland women 'too small'

The Hospital Authority board has endorsed a proposal by which mainland women who have prepaid HK$39,000 for an obstetric package in public hospitals can get a refund of HK$20,000 if the pregnancy is terminated before they check in.

21 Sep 2007 - 12:00am