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Television in the United Kingdom

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson dies aged 83

Gerry Anderson with toy Thunderbirds in 2005. Photo: AP

Gerry Anderson 1929-2012

British television and film producer Gerry Anderson, best known as the creator of the shuffling puppets of the Thunderbirds, has died at the age of 83.

Friday, 28 December, 2012, 5:41am

Beeb runs rings round rival

BBC Olympics vs London 2012 Both free Rating 9/10 for BBC Olympics, 5/10 for London 2012

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Time wasted in race for Olympics

The uncertainty about whether everyone in Hong Kong will get to see the London Olympic Games has been resolved. Just 10 days before the opening ceremony, a deal was struck between the official broadcaster, iCable, and the two free-to-air television stations.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Watching Olympics live hinges on Cable TV

Hong Kong sports fans may not get to watch live coverage of the London Olympic Games this summer if Cable TV's plan doesn't go through. The company is pressing the government to approve its application for a free-to-air licence.

11 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Analogue television gets three-year reprieve

Plans to stop broadcasting analogue television signals at the end of next year have been delayed for three years to allow more people time to switch over to digital TV sets.

The government yesterday announced its decision to wait until 2015 after a survey found the purchase of digital TV sets and signal receivers was slowing down.

23 Jun 2011 - 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

HK lagging behind in digital TV broadcasting, say hi-tech experts

Digital television broadcasting in Hong Kong has a long way to go to achieve its full potential, technology experts said a week after its launch last Monday.

7 Jan 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

Fresh prince coming to town for premiere

He was a fresh prince once and also a man in black. Now, Will Smith is one of the biggest box office draws around, and he will be getting jiggy in Hong Kong next weekend. The local office of Warner Brothers is bringing the rapper and actor to town to promote his new movie, I Am Legend, where he plays the sole survivor in a world full of vampire zombies.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

channel hop

Had the summer sun persisted, you would have opened the page to bikini-clad girls riding monster Hawaiian waves in new-to-Hong Kong surfer drama Beyond the Break. Alas, the weather has turned, so instead let's consider the cooler side of television.

23 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Staff provide invaluable feedback on what the customer wants

When it comes to improving business operations, the views of staff members - particularly those in the frontline - are invaluable. They are involved in everyday operations and can identify problems and solutions that the company faces.

27 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Licence to spend

In the past, the BBC had great difficulty hanging on to its stars. Many top comedians, presenters, writers and technicians were eventually lured away by the commercial opposition, usually for much bigger pay cheques. How times have changed.

29 May 2006 - 12:00am

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1 May 2005 - 12:00am

CCTV adds six channels as digital rollout across the mainland gathers pace

The mainland's national broadcaster plans to launch six digital channels next week.

China Central Television will broadcast the channels from Monday and will start charging 58 yuan a month for the digital package from September.

4 Aug 2004 - 12:00am