Domestic Pay Television Programme Service Licence
Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (HKBN) first made an
application for a domestic pay television programme service
licence in October 2005. In October 2006, HKBN wrote to the
Authority formally withdrawing its licence application. HKBN's
broadband TV service is available on the Internet, and is
exempted from licensing under the Broadcasting Ordinance.
Licences of Non-Domestic, and Other Licensable Television Programme Services
Auspicious Colour Limited and Phoenix Satellite Television Company Limited were granted non-domestic television programme service licences by the Authority in September 2005 and May 2006 respectively. The Authority also renewed two other licensable television programme service licences for the provision of television programme service in hotel rooms in Hong Kong.
Sound Broadcasting Licence
Ocean Technology Limited (OTL) submitted an application for
a sound broadcasting licence in September 2005. In accordance
with section 13C of the Telecommunications Ordinance (Cap.
106), the Authority deliberated the application and made recommendations
to the Chief Executive in Council. On 12 December 2006, the
Chief Executive in Council decided to reject OTL's application
after considering the Authority's recommendations and OTL's
representations in response to the Authority's recommendations
and the Administration's views. The factors which the Chief
Executive in Council took into account before reaching the
decision include the feasibility of the OTL's technical proposal
on the use of radio frequency spectrum, and the management,
financial and technical capability of OTL to establish and
maintain a sound broadcasting service.