Ricky Wong

Who said it?

Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng

I think he genuinely loved her. Everyone is wondering what went wrong

Biographer Michael Wolff on Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng


Clearly, we're going to make a thorough scrub of what his China connections are

Saturday, 15 June, 2013, 1:53am 1 comment

Talking points

Ricky Wong

A specially invited audience gets a first glimpse of the programme line-up for City Telecom's new CTI television station. In the ballroom of the InterContinental in Tsim Sha Tsui, the station's boss, Ricky Wong Wai-kay, shows off trailers of the drama shows on which he is spending HK$1 million per episode. The only catch is that the channel has yet to receive its free-to-air licence from the government, casting doubt on when or where the full shows will ever be broadcast.

4 Dec 2012 - 3:47pm

Stock Watch: City Telecom

City Telecom CEO Ricky Wong tried to turn ATV's fortunes around. He lasted 12 days. Photo: Sam Tsang

Business transformations are highly risky and can go horribly wrong. One home-grown example is Boto, which was one of the world's largest artificial Christmas tree makers. In 2002 it sold this profitable business to Carlyle, a private equity outfit, to invest in an animation firm, in which it had limited experience.

15 Oct 2012 - 1:02am

Lai See

Who dares wins, or what inspired the City Telecom chairman

13 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

A network of influence

The controversy might have died down, but a question mark continues to hang over how Financial Secretary John Tsang Chun-wah awarded a HK$220 million cyber-learning contract to an affiliate of the Internet Professional Association (iProA).

29 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Main events

July 1982 Deacon Chiu's family takes 50 per cent stake in RTV, later renamed ATV, and buys out broadcaster two years later

August 1987 Lim Por-yen's family and Cheng Yu-tung's New World Group each buy a third of ATV shares. Cheng becomes ATV chairman two years later

12 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

CTI net soars 57.5pc as more users sign up

City Telecom (CTI), Hong Kong's second-largest broadband service provider, said net profit grew 57.5 per cent to HK$75.3 million in the six months to February as it signed up more subscribers who spent more on services.

26 May 2009 - 12:00am

ATV says beauty contest result to stand despite voting problems

The result of last year's Miss Asia Pageant will stand and meets public expectations, ATV said yesterday, despite admitting to problems with the contest's voting mechanism.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

ATV must earn licence renewal: legislator

Democratic Party lawmaker Lee Wing-tat yesterday urged the government to impose tighter competition standards when granting free-to-air broadcast licences, saying ATV should have to prove its worth before having its licence renewed.

21 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Taiwanese investor may have put in more than HK$500 million to bail out station

Asia Television executive chairman Linus Cheung Wing-lam yesterday hailed the investment by Taiwanese rice-cracker tycoon Tsai Eng-meng, saying ot had solved the broadcaster's financial problems, and hinted that a transformation of ATV would take begin as soon as late March.

31 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

ATV chief continues an intriguing line in selling himself

What is it about the new ATV chief, Linus Cheung Wing-lam (pictured), who keeps making references to himself as a courtesan? Does he entertain a secret fantasy? At a news conference this week about his new book on the path to success, he referred to himself as having to sell 'his skills and his body' as the money-losing station's new boss.

27 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

ATV chief denies HK$10m payoff rumours

ATV executive director Linus Cheung Wing-lam yesterday denied rumours that recently departed chief executive Ricky Wong Wai-kay was paid HK$10 million for his silence on his 12 days in the position.

24 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Outspoken, and out of a job

Ricky Wong Wai-kay was withering in his criticism of Asia Television (ATV). The broadcaster's new chief executive told staff it was probably the worst-run corporation he had seen. It had no internal communications, no morale and no direction. 'I think I just need only 20 per cent of my previous experience to successfully turn around ATV,' he said, just days after taking up the role.

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

News chief insists editorial freedom intact despite board ties to Beijing

ATV news chief Leung Ka-wing insists the station's editorial independence has not been compromised, despite a management structure widely perceived as being loyal to Beijing.

20 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

We need HK$1b for next 3 years, says ATV chief

ATV needs about HK$1 billion to keep going for the next three years, its executive chairman said yesterday.

Linus Cheung Wing-lam also said the directors had been working to secure new and longer-term capital.

20 Dec 2008 - 12:00am