Public Consultation on Free TV Licence Application from Forever Top

The Hong Kong Communications Authority (CA) will publish a notice on 21 August 2015 to invite members of the public to express their views on an application for domestic free television programme service licence by Forever Top (Asia) Limited.

Apart from publishing the notice in the Gazette on 21 August 2015, the CA will arrange for the notice to be published in two local newspapers (Metro Daily and South China Morning Post) and uploaded onto the CA’s website on the same day.

The CA received the application from Forever Top on 15 April 2015. The CA received further information and clarifications from Forever Top in July 2015. The CA will process the application in accordance with the Broadcasting Ordinance (BO), the guidance notes promulgated by the CA for processing free TV licence applications and established procedures before submitting recommendations to the Chief Executive in Council, which is the authority to grant a domestic free television programme service licence under section 10(1) of the BO.

Section 9(3) of the BO provides, inter alia, that the CA shall consult the public on the application by publishing a notice in the Gazette stating the name of the applicant and the type of licence sought by the applicant together with such other particulars as the CA thinks fit.

Members of the public may submit their views on the application to the CA from 21 August 2015 to 2 October 2015 through any of the following means –

By Post: The Communications Authority
20/F, Wu Chung House
213 Queen’s Road East
Wanchai, Hong Kong
By Fax: (852) 2507 2219
By e-mail:

All comments received will not be treated as being made in confidence unless specified otherwise. The CA may reproduce and publish the submissions received in whole or in part (except confidential information as marked) in any form without seeking the permission of, or providing acknowledgement to, the party making the submission.



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