The Hong Kong Broadcasting Scene - 13 Developments of Pay TV Services in Hong Kong
13.1  Delivery Systems and Packages 13.2  Pay TV Piracy
1 History2 The Broadcasting Landscape3 Transmission Modes4 Penetration of Different Broadcasting Services5 Broadcasting revenues6 Investment in TV Industry7 Viewing Habits8 Programme Sources9 Programme Genres10 Programmes and Channels for Minority Ethnic Groups in Hong Kong11 New Advertising Modes12 Compliance with Regulatory Requirements13 Developments of Pay TV Services in Hong Kong14 Hong Kong as a Regional Broadcasting Hub15 Hong Kong as a Stepping Stone into the Mainland Market

13.2 Pay TV Piracy

The Broadcasting (Amendment) Ordinance 2004, which came into effect on 7 July 2004, provided for criminal sanction against the possession of unauthorized pay television decoders for commercial purposes. The maximum penalty is a fine of HK$1,000,000 and an imprisonment of 5 years upon conviction. The pay television licensees may also take civil action for damages, an injunction or other appropriate remedy, order or relief against users of unauthorized decoders for either domestic or commercial purposes.