VIEWERS of satellite television may be separated by different cultures and boundaries but their complaints are pretty much the same, according to a sample of opinions collected by the Hong Kong Government. STAR TV's sports presenters came under fire as annoying or biased. Viewers either disliked promotional items or wanted more and while repeats were out of favour with most, some people wanted to see more of their old favourites. The responses were from people watching STAR TV in the Middle East and across Asia for a government review of the licence allowing the channel to broadcast from Hong Kong. A Broadcasting Authority report released yesterday says the 124 opinions from 15 countries showed viewers wanted the service to expand, improve and continue. Its estimated audience is in 54 million homes across Asia. Three viewers from Hong Kong and Bangladesh were disappointed the BBC World Service channel was removed from the northern beam covering China. The Hong Kong Journalists' Association was worried because STAR TV owner Rupert Murdoch had admitted the move was 'aimed at healing bad relations with China', the report says. There was praise from the Middle East and India for cricket coverage but also some disappointment that Mr Universe and the Rugby League Cup were not shown.