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Fox are launching a Fox US entertainment branded channel on the internet tv (IPTV) platform, ‘Now TV’ in Hong Kong. The channel shows topUS shows from Fox US including drama, scifi, action movies, animation, comedies and reality shows. There will ...

RTHK to remain a government body

Bonnie Chen The Standard 22.09.2009
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Radio Television Hong Kong is to remain a government department and its 300 contract staff will become civil servants, a source said yesterday.


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The government says it would welcome a bid by Cable TV to provide a free-to-air service. The pay-TV station has not yet submitted an application, but says that it plans to do so.

Fearful RTHK staffers air grievances

Bonnie Chen The Standard 28.07.2009
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Hundreds of RTHK staff took to the street yesterday to vent their frustration at the government's foot-dragging on the future of the station.


Another 110 jobs cut as TVB adjusts picture

MandyLo and NickkitaLau The Standard 21.05.2009
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For the third time in six months, Television Broadcasts Ltd (0511) has wielded the ax, with another 110 employees being told to join the growing queue of unemployed.

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Secretary for Commerce & Economic Development Rita Lau has urged film practitioners from all over the world to capitalise on Hong Kong's experience and the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement's benefits in opening up the Mainland film market.


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Radio Television Hong Kong will spend $213.5 million in 2009-10 on standard definition (SD) and high definition (HD) programme productions, Director of Broadcasting Franklin Wong says.

ATV shareholding changes approved

news.gov.hk 24.02.2009
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The Broadcasting Authority has approved the proposed change in the shareholding and ownership structure of Asia Television Limited arising from the introduction of a new shareholder.


ATV sacks 200 staff

RTHK 12.02.2009
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Asia Television has announced that it's sacking more than 200 employees.

Lai's new focus

Adele Wong The Standard 06.02.2009
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Tycoon Jimmy Lai Chee-ying is close to acquiring a Taiwan media corporation with direct television access to Hong Kong and mainland markets in a big money deal, a source said.


Ticketmaster, Live Nation in merger talks

Jui Chakravorty Das and Joe Giannone Reuters UK 04.02.2009
Ticketmaster, Live Nation in merger talks

Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc (TKTM.O) and Live Nation Inc (LYV.N) may unveil a merger as soon as this week, creating a music industry powerhouse with a combined market value of over $700 million, a source briefed on the talks told Reuters on Tue...

Facesaver

Bonnie Chen and Adele Wong The Standard 18.12.2008
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The soap opera at the top of ATV took a conciliatory twist yesterday when chief executive officer Ricky Wong Wai-kay resigned as part of a facesaving deal that sees him appointed as an adviser to the loss-making station.


Black comedy as ATV goes from bad to worse

Adele Wong The Standard 17.12.2008
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The problems at ATV resemble a bad soap opera that is getting worse, dragging the company's revenues down with it, according to an advertising expert.

ATV saga turns sour

Adele Wong The Standard 16.12.2008
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Asia Television's reformist chief executive Ricky Wong Wai-kay was edged out of the station's leadership in a day of high drama just 12 days after taking up the highly publicized post.


Tribune Co. Taps Lazard,Weighs Filing for Chapter 11

DENNIS K. BERMAN, SHIRA OVIDE, MATTHEW KARNITSCHNIG The Wall Street Journal 09.12.2008
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Tribune Co. is preparing for a possible filing for bankruptcy-court protection as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter, in a sign of worsening trouble for the newspaper industry.

Debt-Saddled Tribune Co. Files for Bankruptcy

Frank Ahrens The Washington Post 09.12.2008
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Media giant Tribune Co. yesterday became the first major newspaper or chain in several decades to enter Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as the debt-saddled company fights sharply dropping advertising revenue and an ongoing recession.


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New York Times Co., facing a $400 million debt repayment in May, may borrow as much as $225 million against its Manhattan headquarters.

Survival drama

Alfred Liu and Adele Wong The Standard 05.12.2008
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Troubled ATV has pulled in two big names from the telecoms industry to take control of the station in a bid to turn its fortunes round.


TVB cuts 212 jobs

RTHK 01.12.2008
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The broadcaster, TVB, has confirmed that it's to lay off 212 employees because of the economic downturn.

ATV lays off 47 people

RTHK 14.11.2008
The Chairman of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, Ronald Arculli

The free-to-air television station, ATV, has axed 47 jobs citing the need to cut costs because of the current financial crisis.