Next Magazine

Next Media was founded by high profile businessman Jimmy Lai, known for his support for democracy and criticism of China. It introduced tabloid-style journalism into Hong Kong and Taiwan, with the hugely successful Apple Daily. The group made a rare misstep by entering Taiwan’s saturated broadcasting market. In October 2012 it agreed to sell its loss-making Taiwan TV unit and to terminate its video-on-demand (VOD) services, but the deal fell through in March 2013.

Traffic case against think tank member Sophia Kao dropped

Sophia Kao Ching-chi. Photo: David Wong

The justice department has decided not to pursue a government think-tank member's alleged breach of traffic rules reported in a magazine last year.

Saturday, 16 March, 2013, 6:59am

Briefs, December 23, 2012

Secretary for Food and Health Dr Ko Wing-man said yesterday that the government was mulling whether to review the law to better monitor cooking oil companies.

23 Dec 2012 - 4:55am

Hong Kong shares in Next Media jump 56pc on Taiwan deal

Hong Kong mogul Jimmy Lai announced he would sell his Taiwan assets. Photo: AFP

Shares in Hong Kong’s Next Media (0282.HK), controlled by media mogul Jimmy Lai, on Thursday jumped as much as 56 per cent after the firm said it would sell its Taiwan assets in a deal worth US$600 million.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Actress Zhang Ziyi sues US website over Bo link claims

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is suing US-based Chinese online news outlet Boxun. Photo: EPA

Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi is suing a US-based Chinese online news outlet over claims that she was a prostitute who had sex with top official Bo Xilai and others, a lawyer said on Wednesday.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

'Bo prostitute' lies made public hate me, says Zhang

Film star Zhang Ziyi (pictured) says defamatory reports claiming she had sex with disgraced former Chongqing party secretary Bo Xilai for money, made her the object of hatred, contempt and ridicule, according to a writ filed in the High Court.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Next says it won't give up on Taiwan

A senior executive of Hong Kong-based Next Media admitted yesterday that its television business in Taiwan has suffered significant losses since launching its cable operations last year, but the group is not yet under pressure to sell off its operations there.

12 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Bill Roedy

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE I was born in Boston [in the United States], but grew up in Miami. My parents split when I was three and my mother raised my sisters and me on her own, which was pretty tough in 1950s America. I finished high school before the Vietnam war, at a time when a life in public service was still widely viewed as cool.

15 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

The unlikely whistle-blower

At first blush, Jeremy Godfrey appears an unlikely whistle-blower.

Sober-suited and bespectacled, the IT professional has spent his working life flitting between the private sector and government service in Hong Kong and Britain. In fact - uncharitably, perhaps - he might have been considered a faceless bureaucrat.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Media man of action

With two channels to run and big plans for Asian-themed action movies, Jef Lim has little time these days to sit back and relax in front of his television. Instead, the head of programming and production for Tiger Gate Entertainment is out planning, buying or adapting programmes for the firm's Thrill and KIX pay channels and initiating projects for the big screen.

3 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Readership surveys ... it's just child's play

Men are always asking what women want. We newspapermen want to know what readers want. Sometimes we pay consultants who charge a lot of money and know nothing about the business to find out.

30 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Eason Chan's wife has a Whole Lotta Love for her Canto-pop husband

Teen idol Eason Chan Yik-shun may have many fans in the city, but they apparently don't include his wife, Hilary Tsui Ho-Ying, and their daughter. Both ladies have repeatedly been seen leaving his sold-out concerts, usually during his provocative dance routines with scantily dressed dancers, who it seems have become mandatory in Canto-pop shows these days.

6 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

In the corporate jungle, Jimmy Lai wants survivors for management

Remember the television show Survivor, where a group of people were marooned in a remote location and had to do battle to find the strongest and smartest?

Next Media, the city's biggest listed publisher of newspapers and magazines, is organising its own version of the show to find rising management stars in the group.

20 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Next Media's presses are on a roll with more news that's fit to print

Next Media, the city's largest listed publisher, is expanding its newspaper printing business to help offset the sluggish advertising performance of Apple Daily and Next Magazine.

24 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

don't believe the truth

Standing at the bathroom mirror, preparing yet again to scrape a blade across my stubbled visage, I realised shaving consumes so much time that could be spent on community-based popularity website Digg, social bookmarking website Reddit, or worse.

24 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Next Media net profit drops 22pc

Next Media, the publisher of Chinese-language newspaper Apple Daily in Hong Kong and Taiwan, reported net profit for the year to March dropped 22.3 per cent due to fierce competition in Hong Kong and the magazine industry.

19 Jun 2007 - 12:00am