Wednesday, May 18, 2011
TVB and the Big 5 record labels (HKRIA) royalty dispute still has not formally come to an end yet. A few days ago, a Netizen with sharp eyes discovered that TVB broadcast two programs on May 21st that had Universal Music singers in them. TVB broadcast Prudence Liew's music special (repeat) on the Jade Channel that morning and Kay Tse's hosted program From City to City Series on HD Jade Channel that same day. Netizens suspect TVB and Big 5's relationship will soon break the ice.
TVB Foreign Affairs Deputy Director (Tsang Sing Ming) expressed: "We do have this arrangement, we will broadcast these two programs. (Imply that TVB is breaking the ice with Big 5?) Not related, the royalty issue still has not been settled. This time we are rebroadcasting Prudence Liew and Kay Tse's programs because TVB production dept. have the broadcasting rights. As long as we schedule the broadcast outside of prime time, it is not a problem at all."
Translated by: aZnangel @ AsianEU