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Television in Hong Kong

Inside the bowels of Phoenix TV

As part of the Discover Design programme, organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre, student designers were invited to the headquarters of Phoenix Television to learn about TV production.

Thursday, 26 July, 2012, 12:00am

Hairun gears up for US$1.55b IPO listing

Hairun Media & Entertainment began promoting its US$1.55 billion initial public offering yesterday and plans to kick off a road show next week.

The Beijing-based television series producer plans to list its shares on the Hong Kong market. If the listing goes ahead, it will be the first mainland television series producer to list in the city.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

TV review skirts issue of monopoly: legislators

New requirements imposed by the authorities on the two free-to-air television broadcasters have failed to address the problem of the lack of competition in the local free-to-air market, some legislators say.

Doubts have also been cast on whether ATV can fulfil its investment pledge, given its unclear leadership and disputes among major shareholders.

13 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Viewers urged to buy Ofta-approved receivers for high-definition broadcasts

Television viewers wanting receivers to watch high-definition (HD) broadcasts should buy models approved by telecoms watchdog Ofta to ensure they can receive local programmes, the Consumer Council says.

16 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Digital TV set-top box warning

The government has urged the public to hold off buying basic-tier set-top boxes five days after the start of digital broadcasting, as none of them have passed Office of Telecommunications Authority tests.

But industry officials challenged the warning, saying it was not mandatory for set-top box manufacturers to have their products tested by the government.

6 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Digital TV not cause of snowing, says Ofta

Inquiries flood in over new transmissions

The telecoms watchdog has received more than 300 inquiries since digital television broadcasts began on Monday, five of them about analogue televisions plagued by 'snowing'.

3 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Private buildings slow to upgrade for digital TV age

Of 3,000 private residential buildings that will be able to receive high-quality digital TV signals from December 31, only about half are ready or intend to upgrade their systems to support digital terrestrial services, a government survey has found.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Digital TV to reach 75pc by Olympics

Broadcasters to speed up expansion of higher-definition television network

Three-quarters of households will be able to enjoy better-quality television images of the Beijing Olympics next August after the city's two free-to-air broadcasters said they would speed up the provision of digital services.

27 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

TVB earnings still rising despite looming threat from competition

Television Broadcasts (TVB), the city's dominant free-to-air television broadcaster, is set to benefit from robust advertising in the first half of the year. But the growing market share of pay-television rivals may cast a shadow over the party.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Now TV buys Italian football rights

PCCW arm deals Cable TV a new blow after English Premier League

PCCW, the city's biggest telephone company, says its Now TV unit has bought the Hong Kong broadcast rights for Italy's top football league matches, stepping up its challenge to Hong Kong Cable Television.

17 Feb 2007 - 12:00am


The word 'television' is derived from mixed Latin and Greek roots, meaning 'far sight': Greek 'tele' - far; and Latin 'vision' - sight (from video, vis- to see).

Are you a 'COUCH POTATO'?

31 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Legal threat to bars airing foreign Cup feeds

The broadcasting industry is set to take legal action next week against bars and restaurants that showed unauthorised feeds of World Cup matches - having held off until the tournament was over to avoid accusations it is a spoilsport.

8 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Pay TV ruling sends mixed signals

Owners of unlicensed TV signal receivers, confused about a court injunction against the sale of the decoders yesterday, called a broadcasters' association to determine whether they had been violating copyright laws.

13 Jun 2003 - 12:00am

Proficiency in both languages important

The thinking behind the latest proposal to slash English-language programming on TVB and ATV to make way for more Putonghua programmes strikes me as a simplistic solution to a business problem that is much more to do with quality of programming than with language.

13 May 2002 - 12:00am

Hong Kong could become irrelevant curiosity

When I was growing up in Australia, we commonly found 'Made in Hong Kong' on a great number of manufactured items. Now, it doesn't matter what part of the world you are in, you will very often find 'Made in China' and almost never 'Made in Hong Kong'.

This simply highlights the obvious fact that Hong Kong's manufacturing industries have migrated across the border.

13 Jan 2002 - 12:00am