Communications Authority Press Release (December)


This press release summarises the decisions of the Communications Authority ("CA") following its 81st meeting held in December 2018:

Broadcast Complaints

The CA considered two complaint cases in respect of broadcasters' non-compliance with the Generic Code of Practice on Television Advertising Standards ("TV Advertising Code") and the Radio Code of Practice on Programme Standards ("Radio Programme Code") -

  1. complaints against the television advertisement for "Chewy - Kumai Premium American Pearl Rice" (超力 - 熊井美國珍珠米) broadcast on 6 and 7 August 2017 on the Chinese Channel of Fantastic Television Limited ("Fantastic TV"), and on 17 August 2017 on now TV News Channel of PCCW Media Limited ("now TV") respectively. The CA decided that the two licensees should be advised to observe more closely the relevant provision in the TV Advertising Code; and
  2. complaints against the radio programme "Crazy & Happy" (瘋Show快活人) broadcast on 11 July 2018 on Radio 2 Channel of Radio Television Hong Kong ("RTHK"). The CA decided that RTHK should be advised to observe more closely the relevant provision in the Radio Programme Code.

Details of the above cases are at Appendix.

Communications Authority
Secretariat

21 December 2018

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