Mei Ah Entertainment Group plans to submit a proposal today to operate two Chinese-language channels in a bid for one of the pay-television licences being offered by the Government. The company wants to operate a Chinese-language movie channel and an information channel, managing director Patrick Tong Hing-chi said yesterday. However, Mei Ah would not lay its own cables. Mr Tong said the company hoped to piggy-back on existing networks of either Wharf Cable or Cable & Wireless HKT's iTV service. 'We have the software, which is what cable and pay-TV needs most,' he said. 'That's why we have decided to apply for the licence. 'But we don't intend to provide the hardware and start laying lines again, which means that we can get off the ground pretty quickly once we get approval and a deal is set with one of the existing operators.' Mei Ah plans to provide for at least 50 per cent of the content of the channels. The company, which listed in 1993, has subsidiaries involved in film production and video distribution. Mei Ah Film Production, has about 400 titles in stock and produces about 10 films a year.