Thursday, August 18, 2011
ATV has been a weak channel for many years, and because of this lately the station has been constantly broadcasting reruns of old series to provoke audience. Yesterday a magazine reported that ATV has been cutting back on resources. Earlier ATV was shooting new sitcom Close Friends (親密損友) starring Kelvin Kwan, and only had one van to deliver costumes and equipment. They also announced early that shooting has completed. It is still unknown of when the sitcom will broadcast. It was reported that ATV purchased 7 year old low-end production Shanghai Bund: Legend of Hero and Doctor (俠醫傳奇) from EEG for a low price.
ATV Executive (Yip Ka Bo) clarified that ATV isn't cutting back, Close Friend is near completion. Producer Gary Tang has strict expectations, where the set and music had to be perfect. How can ATV be cutting back! On the contrary, they are increasing their resources, and will have more self-produced programs in the next half year. There will be Miss Asia, Mr. Asia and many other large-scale productions. The recruitment process has started recently. As for Ada Choi, Lawrence Ng and William So's low-end production Shanghai Bund: Legend of Hero and Doctor, Mr. Yip felt that cannot be side and that the series is scheduled to broadcast end of this year because it is also produced by Gary Tang. The new sitcom is estimated to air early next year.
Labels: ATV News