Source: SCMP
http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1775463/hong-kong-court-orders-exco-reconsider-hktv-licence-denial

A High Court judge on Friday ordered the Executive Council to reconsider its decision to deny a the free-to-air TV licence to Hong Kong Television Network (HKTV) in October 2013 after ruling that the government had failed to follow the policy that stipulates there should be no limit on the number of broadcasting licences issued.

Mr Justice Thomas Au Hing-cheung allowed the judicial review launched by HKTV and claimed the governments decision failed to take into account the legitimate expectation to the television station with regard to any changes in policy.

He quashed the governments decision and remitted it back to the Chief Executive in Council (CEIC) for reconsideration.

The CEIC should have regard and take into account the policy as constructed in this judgment and HKTVs legitimate expectation, Au wrote in the judgment.

Au said the government had effectively decided that there should be a limit of no more than two licences that could be granted.

He found the government considered and ranked which of the three applicants should be granted a licence.

The decision is therefore in my view made not in adherence to the policy, the judge wrote.

The judge also found that if the government wanted to change the policy, it could only do so lawfully by taking into account the legitimate expectation of the parties involved, and to publicly justify its course of action.

The government had failed to do so in making the decision and in any event [it] had not given any reasons for why [it] decided to change the policy the judge wrote.

He found HKTV had a legitimate expectation that its licence application would not be rejected simply because there was a pre-set number of licences to be granted.

HKTV shares closed at 4pm on Friday 10 HK cents higher, or 3.32 per cent, at HK$3.11 before the court news broke.

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Television Broadcasts (TVB) shares surged yesterday as Hong Kong's dominant free-to-air station and its major new partner from Shanghai set their sights on cracking the mainland market while introducing innovation to diversify production.

 

The investor group that owns the controlling stake in TVB has brought in Li Ruigang, the founding chairman of CMC Capital and chairman of Shanghai Media Group (SMG), as a shareholder, making him an indirect TVB investor.

 

The change in the shareholding structure was welcomed by the stock market - while the Hang Seng Index was down about 0.4 per cent, TVB shares closed 3.59 per cent higher at HK$50.45 on the first trading day after the announcement on Wednesday.

 

Li, a Shanghai-based media executive who commands considerable respect in the mainland entertainment industry as well as in Hollywood, has been dubbed by some industry insiders as "China's Rupert Murdoch".

 

A source familiar with the TVB deal jokingly described Li's entry as "the TV version" of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme, which links the cities' share markets and has in recent weeks given a welcome stimulus to the local bourse.

 

TVB wants to capitalise on Li's connections and further build up its international profile, while improving content that is seen to be stagnating in a lacklustre Hong Kong market.

 

The local television industry is expected to get a much-needed boost with the arrival of Li, as well as Pansy Ho Chiu-king, daughter of Macau tycoon Stanley Ho Hung-sun, who has joined a consortium seeking a new free-to-air licence in Hong Kong.

 

Having known former long-time TVB boss Mona Fong Yat-wah for many years and won her trust, Li has been working with the company in producing programmes and promoting the station's artistes on the mainland since 2010.

 

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Thursday April 23, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Nicky Wu's (吳奇隆) popularity was rising in Mainland China and he went to Macau to attend a mega music award ceremony. The reporters from Mainland China discovered him and when asked if he brought his wife, Cecilia Liu (劉詩詩) along, Nicky said: "She did not come to Macau before and accompany me after completed filming series. Hope to have some time to browse around quietly."

When asked when they will arrange their wedding, Nicky said: "I understand everyone is concerned about it and it is hard to arrange based on my current hectic work schedule, but will announce to the public once it is confirmed." Asked if he had any plans for children, Nicky replied: "We have work contracts now and no plans of having children yet."

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/

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On Instagram: Daniel Wu's wife shared their family photo

Thursday April 22, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Five days ago on Instagram, Daniel Wu's (吳彥祖) wife, Lisa S. uploaded their group photo of Daniel Wu and their daughter, Raven and left a comment: "My boo and my lil' pooh bear under the sea New Orleans style." In the photo, both father and daughter appeared to be on the water and it was very interesting. Netizens left their comments that Raven grew up very fast and was a beautiful little girl now.

Source: Ming Pao (HK)
Translated by: Admin @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/

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Thursday April 23, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg   Singer Don Li (李逸朗) and Ms ex Hong Kong Rebecca Zhu (朱晨麗) were taken photographs of watching movie together and she also went to his house for a short gathering. It was rumoured they were in a relationship for 3 months and on Weibo, Rebecca expressed it was monitoring in progress and described as good friend with Don.

Don and Joe Tay (鄭敬基) returned to Hong Kong airport after their Phuket holidays and when asked about his relationship with Rebecca Zhu, Don replied they were friend. When mentioned that Rebecca disclosed they were good friends, Don said: "We are indeed friends only and have no idea about the developments in the future. (She is your type?) She is OK and we know each other very long." He added that he was not afraid of the news affecting their friendship.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/

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Dior Cheng Yi Kin and Josie Ho Chiu Yi's badminton skills are on par with each other. Ekin cooked up a "badminton romance" and married his pretty wife Yoyo Mung Ka Wai; Chiu Yi was on her elementary and secondary school team. She even was the Ontario women's double runner up in Canada. Recently they turned their interest in great wisdom as they worked together on a badminton themed inspirational comedy sport film FULL STRIKE (CHUEN LIK KAU SAT) in hopes of starting a badminton fever as they worked with companies to develop a badminton video game.

Chiu Yi and Ekin talked about the film earlier. Chiu Yi said that her producer husband Conroy Chan Chi Chung had an artist temperament and gave up in mid production. Later he was upset that the subtitle was done well enough and spent several nights assisting its repair, in order to make the Weitou dialect English translation even more accurate. Chiu Yi said that the Weitou dialect was hard to deal with. Once due to dialogue problems she threw a tantrum at director Derek Kwok Chi Kin on the set. "Tse Kwan Ho, (Ronald) Cheng Chung Kei spoke the Weitou dialect very well, originally I had to speak it too but I couldn't do it well. The director said that I sounded horrible so in the end I didn't have to." Ekin who witnessed the incident ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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The 5th Beijing International Film Festival closing and award ceremony took place last night. Media Asia film HELIOS (CHET DOH) was the closing film and the entire cast attended. Directors Longman Leung Lok Man and Sunny Luk Kim Ching led Jacky Cheung Hok Yau, Nick Cheung Ka Fai, Shawn Yue Man Lok, Chang Chen, Choi Si-Won, Ji Jin-Hee, Janice Man Wing Shan, Wang Xueqi, Feng Wenjuan and others on the red carpet. Choi Si-Won took selfies of the cast back stage before the red carpet. They ran into one of the guest presenters Eason Chan Yik Shun. As soon as Yue Man Lok saw Eason he said, "Are you here for the sequel? Are you that hidden 'Helios'?" Everyone then flocked to welcome Eason to join the family.

Ka Fai said that two nights ago at the premiere, many viewers praised Hok Yau's top notch acting. Yet Hok Yau said that nothing Ka Fai said has even been true and said that he would not believe him. Hok Yau said that everyone would put a lot of effort into this film. Although his character did not have to fight, he saw all other action scenes that the other actors had and felt bad for them. He hoped that this film would perform well. He also said that Choi Si-Won and Yue Man Lok ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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Artist Anita Chui Bik Ka earlier at an event talked about her new film SPECIAL FEMALE FORCE (LAT GAING BA WONG FA). Anita said that she hoped that it would be able to be released in the summer. "Although I haven't been notified, I hope that it will be released in the summer. I don't know if it will be my first film to be released, but it is the first time that I have a heavier role." This time the character was very challenging to Anita because it was completely different from her image. "The character is pretty silly. She would use her beauty to seduce people, but actually it is very low and very high school student feel. I am a little more rational." Anita revealed revealed that she has been looking for new scripts as she hoped to be able to challenge different characters. "Like single mother, depression or mental patient."

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Wednesday April 22, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Shawn Yue (余文樂) is a car lover and has many beautiful cars. A few days ago, Shawn did not need to work and drove his three million dollars, Lamborghini car to the Central. Around 3pm in the afternoon, it was full of people and the carpark was full. Finally, a small Japanese car drove away and Shawn tried to park his luxury car, and finally managed to park it after the car in-front drove away as well. He then parked the car in a fast speed and passed his car keys to the valet. Apparently, Shawn was in a hurry and quickly crossed the street to walk into a big building.

Source: ON.CC (HK)
Translated by: tvfan @ Asian E-News Portal
http://www.asian-enews-portal.blogspot.com/
 

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Lacked of 'ah jie' pool? TVB is currently heavily grooming newcomers Grace Chan, Sisley Choi and Moon Lau?

Wednesday April 22, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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2013 Ms Hong Kong was Grace Chan (陳凱琳) and the runner ups were Sisley Choi (蔡思貝) and Moon Lau (劉佩玥). Recently, their popularity was increasing rapidly and they were classified as 'female goddess'. Grace and Moon became famous after acting in the series, Raising the Bar (四個女仔三個BAR), while Sisley was classified as 'short hair female goddess' based on the series, Young Charioteers (衝線).

TVB 'Ah Jie' Charmaine Sheh (佘詩曼) was moving towards big screen production. Her movie, Triumph in the Skies (衝上雲霄) hit the box office and Charmaine will act as the main lead for movie version, Line Walker (使徒行者) shortly. As for the other 'Ah Jie' Myolie Wu (胡杏兒), she had been focusing on her relationship lately while Kate Tsui (徐子珊) was concentrating on movie market recently. As such, TVB had less 'Ah Jie' pool now. Catherina Tsang (曾勵珍) headed the artiste department and when asked that TVB had disputes with 'Ah Jie' team now, she replied TVB was trying to promote newcomers and praised Grace, Sisley and Moon had great potential and suitable to work in this line. She added that 'Ah Jie' pool was never enough and Grace was a hardworking artiste who needed to fight and fly by wire in new series, Captain of Destiny (張保仔).

3 of them became the new generation of female goddess in TVB successfully. According to the source, TVB had been heavily promoting them and assigned them to film series continuously. In July, Grace will be acting with Edwin Siu (蕭正楠) and Kristal Tin (田蕊妮) in new series, Brother's Keeper 2 (巨輪2), While Ruco Chan (陳展鵬) and Linda Chung (鍾嘉欣) who acted as couple in Brother's Keeper only made ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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