TV licences

TVB seeks High Court review of recommendation for new TV licences

Media wait at TVB City in Tseung Kwan O. Photo: Sam Tsang

TVB yesterday applied for a judicial review of a government agency's decision to recommend the granting of new free-to-air television licences, in an apparent effort to avoid increased competition in the terrestrial television market.

Friday, 4 January, 2013, 3:30am 1 comment

Filmmakers call for speedy decision on issuing TV licences

Film industry representatives raise their concerns at a media briefing in Kwun Tong. Photo: Dickson Lee

Hong Kong filmmakers have demanded that the government issue new free-to-air television licences immediately, saying the future of the city's culture and creativity is was at stake.

They submitted a statement yesterday to Commerce Secretary Greg So Kam-leung, who is responsible for the new licences, calling for action.

13 Dec 2012 - 3:31am

Legco calls for more free-to-air TV licences by March

Greg So Kam-leung

The government has never agreed not to issue new free television licences before the expiry of current licences held by TVB and ATV in 2015, the minister in charge of broadcasting policy said yesterday.

30 Nov 2012 - 3:20am