|Govt puts up harsh requirements against HKTV: Ricky Wong
Hong Kong Television Network (1137) chairman Ricky Wong Wai-kay said it was brutal and laughable for the administration to require his station to obtain a license to provide mobile television services.
Wong called it a "mission impossible" to broadcast throw mobile network and limiting it to fewer than 5,000 households receiving the signal.
"OFCA is of the view that the Company's proposed transmissions
standard would render its mobile television service immediately available for reception by an audience of more than 5,000 specified premises in Hong Kong, thereby requiring the Company to obtain a domestic free television programme service license and/or a domestic pay television programme service license before the commencement of its mobile television operations,'' HKTV said in a statement, citing a letter from the authority.
Wong questioned the government for changing its policy on mobile television services.
HKTV is reaching a dead end after numerous attempts by the government to stop the station from operating, Wong said.
Wong said he will discuss with lawyers to determine the next steps, which include a review on the decision.