The Hong Kong government is still deciding whether to allow more free-to-air stations in Hong Kong. The two companies that now own such rights, TVB and ATV, are up in arms, claiming that the local market can’t afford more stations. Meanwhile, City Telecom has been waiting for over 1000 days to get a licence to start broadcasting. Why is the government so slow to make a decision? is there really not enough room in the market for another station or are ATV and TVB simply frightened of the competition.
Personally, I think a little competition would help improve local programming. Hong Kong has been stuck with the same sort of shows for decades: melodramatic soap operas and celebrity game shows. Isn’t it time to get some newer ideas?
What do you think?