Multiple Functional Constituency Lawmakers are Connected to Existing TV Operators

I am here with the HKTV staff for their right to protest and for media freedom. This gives you good background on the issues.

The Real Hong Kong News

Apple Daily

30th October 2013

Multiple Functional Constituency Lawmakers are Connected to Existing TV Operators

功能組別多人與電視台有利益關係 表決特權法 八議員應避席

TV License - Interests

Hong Kong SAR Government rejected HKTV’s license application and issued two licenses to Cable TV and NowTV. The beneficiaries are not only the two paid TV companies (Cable and Now), but also TVB. In early November, the Legislative Council (Legco) will decide whether the Legco will use the Legislative Council Powers and Privileges Ordinance to investigate the matter. However, under the separate vote count system, it is unlikely to be passed by the Functional Constituency (FC). A number of FC members who plan to vote against the bill have interests in three of the TV broadcasters.

Ma Fung-kowk of the Sports, Performing Arts, Culture and Publication Division, said he would abstain. Chairman of the Film Development Council (FDC), Ma declared to the FDC that he is a director of A Stars Entertainment Group, but he did…

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