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Public Broadcasting

BBC Trust chief Chris Patten reaffirms autonomy amid Jimmy Savile scandal

BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten yesterday reaffirmed the broadcaster's independence after the British government told it to get a grip over the Jimmy Savile child sex abuse scandal.

Thursday, 25 October, 2012, 4:44am

Commercial Radio boss Stephen Chan Chi-wan plans interactive digital radio

The digitalisation of the city's radio industry doesn't need new licences, but rather a new mode of operation and content development combining the best of traditional and new media, Commercial Radio boss Stephen Chan Chi-wan says.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:14am

Black carpet welcomes RTHK's new boss to his first day in broadcasting

RTHK's new director of broadcasting, Roy Tang Yun-kwong, arrived for his first day at work yesterday to be greeted by dozens of staff angered by his appointment.

16 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

New RTHK chief in at the deep end

When Franklin Wong Wah-kay was named director of broadcasting three years ago critics questioned his commitment to RTHK's editorial independence. Now Wong, who did not seek a new term for health reasons, has joined them in expressing reservations about the credentials of his successor, civil servant Roy Tang Yun-kwong, to lead the troubled public broadcaster through uncertain times.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Media novice named as new boss at RTHK

The government has chosen a veteran civil servant with no broadcasting experience as the new head of RTHK after failing to identify a suitable candidate during a nine-month recruitment exercise.

10 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Union queries RTHK axing of Szeto webcast

Franklin Wong Wah-kay defended the cancellation of a controversial live webcast last month, on his last day as director of broadcasting.

But the RTHK Programme Staff Union, which asked in a letter why management had banned a live webcast of late democracy stalwart Szeto Wah's memorial service and funeral last month, remained unconvinced.

9 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Losing listeners, radio seeks a digital revival

Hong Kong's first digital broadcaster is confident it can break even within its first year of operation.

The Digital Broadcasting Company is expected to kick off in a few months' time. Hurdles remain, such as lingering signal-transmission issues and the matter - as yet unaddressed - of finding an audience for this new medium.

6 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Next RTHK chief will be a yes man, critics say

The search for a new boss at Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) has begun with an open recruitment exercise, a move critics say points to the government wanting a 'yes man' for the job.

The administration wants someone with at least 15 years' media experience to fill the post of director of broadcasting, now held by Franklin Wong Wah-kay.

18 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

More money and staff planned to boost RTHK

A blueprint for the future of RTHK was unveiled yesterday by the government, which pledged more money and a renewed recruitment drive to staff planned new services.

However, staff of the public broadcaster are concerned that the proposals will lead to the loss of experienced staff who are currently employed on contracts.

4 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

Battle lines drawn again on RTHK's future

RTHK could be set for more turbulent times after Director of Broadcasting Franklin Wong Wah-kay yesterday announced he would not renew his contract when it expires in February.

Editorial staff hope a new chief will lead RTHK - currently a government department - down a path to becoming a public service broadcaster and also carry out reforms to improve staff morale.

21 Nov 2010 - 12:00am