Friday, April 01, 2011
Two of TVB's programs Scoop and The Jade and the Pearl Star Fight Night was fined HK$160,000 but the Broadcasting Authority (BA). The reason is because the program promoted the film The Jade and the Pearl. According to the data, 2009's 72 Tenanats of Prosperity also got a similar fine for the same reason. Towards being fined for the two programs, TVB felt deeply regretful. TVB Foreign Affairs Director (Tsang Sing Ming) expressed that the BA is a base system that permits TVB to file an appeal to the magistrate and the HK Executive Council regarding the fine, but because the producers is complicated and that a great amount of resources will be wasted, TVB can only helplessly accept the fine. In the future, TVB will strengthen the communication with BA in order to avoid this from happening again.