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Yeung Yuk Mui as a film producer invited Vivien Leung Siu Bing, Vincent Wan Yeung Ming, Calvin Poon Yuen Leung, Lawrence Cheng Tan Shui, Alfred Cheung Kin Ting and others to attend a film investment project contract signing ceremony in Tsim Sha Tsui and announced that the project will spend HK$ 200 million to assist Hong Kong new directors.

Yeung Muk Mui greeted guests all over the venue. Leung Siu Bing said that she attended in support of Yeung Yuk Mui. She said that she has known her since she was 18, at the time they even shot a karaoke video together. "In 1990 we competed in beauty pageants. She was the Miss Asia first runner up, I was the Miss Hong Kong second runner up. Later we became close sisters and had a great connection. Congratulations to her on becoming a producer, I hope we will have a chance to work together in the future."

Speaking of the HKTV series THE MENU being adapted into a Stephen Shiu Jr. invested film, Siu Bing said that she was very happy the series had such a tremendous response. She thanked Ricky Wong Wai Kay and Stephen Shiu Jr. for working together. She also said in the tone of her character, "This news is ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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TVB's interest in ATV spectrum raises alarm

Source: SCMP
http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/1804771/tvbs-interest-atv-spectrum-raises-alarm

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Dominant local terrestrial station TVB said it was interested in seeking the broadcast spectrum soon to be vacated by cash-strapped broadcaster ATV, raising concerns about further concentration of its market power in the city's free TV sector.

TVB Group chief executive officer Mark Lee Po-on said yesterday the station required additional spectrum on top of its existing assigned frequencies to enhance its high-definition digital terrestrial television service.

The television giant has written to the Communications Authority to ask for more spectrum, after separately requesting permission to reallocate its own spectrum to air its flagship Jade channel in higher picture quality.

Asked whether TVB would monopolise broadcast spectrum in the local TV sector if it was given some of ATV's frequencies, Lee said: "TVB only has the 'air' [spectrum], but our competitor has the air as well as 'land' [landline network]."

PCCW's new service, HK Television Entertainment Company (HKTVE), was formally granted a free-to-air TV licence last month and has applied for spectrum to air its free programmes.

An increasing number of aspiring new entrants to the local free TV sector are also eyeing the available spectrum.

This follows the government's decision, advised by the authority, last month to withdraw the two sets of analogue TV channels and 11/2 digital multiplexes assigned to ATV after its free licence expires from April 2 next year.

Leaving aside the analogue spectrum to be taken over by RTHK, the Communications Authority considered the digital multiplexes of spectrum withdrawn from ATV to be more than enough to meet the requirements of HKTVE.

The authority said the surplus of digital multiplex would be available for assignment to other free TV licensees. TVB said it would be interested in applying when the surplus spectrum was available for bidding.

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Source: SCMP
http://m.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/law-crime/article/1804759/hong-kong-government-accused-using-appeal-hktv-case-delay

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The government faces criticism for using the appeal process to try to delay execution of the High Court's order that it reconsider its decision to reject HKTV's free-to-air licence in 2013.

Legislator and barrister Ronny Tong Ka-wah said the government was trying to halt the review of its decision for as long as possible using the appeal, which might take more than a year.

His comments came as Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung said the government was looking into seeking a stay of that order during the appeal.

The Executive Council on Tuesday announced it would appeal against the court's decision last month that its rejection of HKTV's licence was unlawful.

"I think the government is definitely trying to delay the review [of the free TV licence decision]," Tong said. "If it didn't apply for appeal, the Executive Council would have to start the review immediately."

Tong said there was "zero chance" the court could start processing the government's appeal application this year given its full schedule.

A stay of the court's decision would be bad news for mobile television broadcaster HKTV, whose founder Ricky Wong Wai-kay told shareholders yesterday that the company's online platform had not performed well since it started in February.

In a written reply to a series of questions from lawmaker Frederick Fung Kin-kee about the government's plans and contingencies regarding the court's decision, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So Kam-leung defended its actions as "prudent and responsible".

He said the government would "follow up with [HKTV] on the arrangements for processing the application, including whether the order of [the High Court] should stay in respect of this appeal case."

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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A few days ago, female star Angelababy attended an event and was classified as online female goddess from the organisation committee. During the event, she expressed that many esport stars were her idols and a feeling of meeting up with the netizens when playing games with them.

Angelababy disclosed she will play online games to relax despite heavy workload and will not be engrossed into it. Due to hectic work schedule, Angelababy seldom met up her with fans lately and was shocked that her fans visited her during the event.

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

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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Leanne Li (李亞男) and Wong Cho Lam (王祖藍) were married not long and were in different countries due to workload. Earlier in order to spend more time together with her husband, Leanne followed Cho Lam to Mainland China. On that day after working, Leanne went to the street and ate alone. On Weibo, she shared photo of herself with black shade and wrote: "Does not matter. I will write letter to you in my heart." Looking at his wife's boredom, Cho Lam replied: "Sorry for not able to accompany you."

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

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Benevolent Michelle Ye donated $100,000 to special school in Tibet

Wednesday May 20, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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A few days ago, artiste Michelle Ye (葉璇) donated $100,000 (RMB) to special school in Tibet. In order to express their gratitude, the school arranged their special local dance to welcome Michelle and tour her around in the school. She also had discussions with teachers and students, and told them they could approach her should if any problems encountered. This shows Michelle indeed had a benevolent heart.

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

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Five days ago, Queenie Chu (朱慧敏) was filming the TVB sitcom, Come Home Love (愛.回家) and expressed that she and her fiance, Eddie (彭迪安) did not contact each other for a month. When mentioned about having secret affair, Queenie Chu said: "In fact, we already had problems and did not contact each other for a month....A lot of things but it is not due to third party."

Queenie Chu expressed that she had not understand about the relevant reports and thought that Eddie was a kindhearted person. She also trust Eddie will not date with other girls secretly and said: "I am a person who believe in hard evidence and will not think too much based on one photo....Unless I see some intimate photos."

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

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 Hong Kong

 

 

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43 years old beautiful mum, Gigi Lai (黎姿) always maintained in a tip-top condition. One week ago at 7pm, Gigi and her three daughters were seen at the central with 3 maids. Gigi was wearing a white top and jacket with her hair tying up, and looked very energetic. 4 years old Pricia and Ganna wore the same colour skirts, while the youngest daughter, Pegella wore the flower skirt. Gigi was holding each daughter by her arms while 2 years old Pegella held onto her. Gigi was smiling to her children when walking to the lift. After few minutes, her husband, Patrick Ma appeared and it was believed that he was meeting them for dinner.

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

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 Hong Kong

Source: MingPao
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Tavia Yeung, Chin Siu Ho, Jason Chan, Carat Cheung, etc. attended a promotional function for TVB's upcoming drama "Wudang Rules" in Taipo. When Tavia was interviewed, she expressed that she was quite worried filming this drama due to her old hip injury: "In the beginning, I was worried that doing Taichi would affect my hip, but the producer said Taichi can help strengthen the body, plus there aren't a lot of action scenes. Thank goodness I had no injuries in the end." Asked if she taught Him Law some Taichi? She replied: "I don't dare teach anyway. I just know the poses, not really how to do it. Before, I wanted to show my mom a clip and teach her how to do Taichi, but scared that the poses are inaccurate and would make her get hurt!" 

Jason Chan revealed that he has a love triangle with Tavia Yeung and Carat Cheung in the drama. Thinking back to his bed scene with Tavia, it was embarrassing and rushed: "Originally, we were to roll around the bed together, but because I had to rush to another job, we couldn't plan the actions. In the end, we just hugged on the bed, topless, but didn't have any kiss scenes." He exposed that he did report to his girlfriend, Sarah Song before and after filming. In fact, he is more scared that Tavia's boyfriend, Him Law will be jealous. He laughed: "A little scared. He's so big, but should be okay. It was the director's request!" 

Carat Cheung doesn't dare hit her idol 

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Wednesday May 20, 2015 Hong Kong

Source: MingPao 
Translated by: Chloe.C @ http://asianuniverse.net/forums

 

 

image.jpg image.jpg     Angelababy and Huang Xiao Ming have been dating for 5 years; their relationship quite stable. Yesterday, someone impersonated Angelababy on Facebook and uploaded two photos that looked like "wedding photos" and announced marriage plans. Although the "wedding photos" was just a prank by a netizen, but according to sources, Huang Xiao Ming and Baby are already in Paris taking real wedding photos, and even openly admitted that the two will get married this year. The actual date and details are still unrevealed. 

Angelababy, who is 26 years old this year, and 37 year old Huang Xiao Ming have been dating for 5 years. There have been many rumours that the two would get married this year. Yesterday, there was finally some news about Baby's "wedding date". On Facebook, someone labeled "Angelababy楊穎" uploaded a photo of Baby and Huang Xiao Ming in front of flowers, and wrote the caption "From now onwards, I belong to you. As long as you are here, no matter what words and gossip, I don't care." 

Netizen impersonated Baby 

The post attracted a lot of attention from fans, asking Baby whether she already got married in low-profile and became "Mrs. Huang". When MingPao contacted Baby's management company, the representative clarified that Baby's official Facebook did not post anything of the sort. The account that had posted the photo is just a netizen's impersonation. Baby's manager, Kim has already left a message on the account to clarify the news.

Went to France from Cannes to meet Xiao Ming 

Although it was a prank, but the two's marriage news definitely weren't coming from nowhere. According to sources, the two will be ..... (article cut to save bandwidth)

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