Statement : TVB responds to Mr. Ho Kai Ming Kalvin’s public apology statement
(30 August 2022) In 2020, former District Councillor Mr. Ho Kai Ming Kalvin published certain false statements regarding the revocation of the mandatory directions for domestic free television programme service licensees to broadcast programmes of Radio Television Hong Kong, asserting that TVB is biased, colluding with the Hong Kong Government to restrict freedom of expression, or otherwise under the influence of the Chinese Government. The truth is, following the revocation by the Communications Authority, TVB decided to terminate RTHK programmes purely out of commercial, operational and programming considerations, with the aim to vacate the timeslot to offer the audiences a greater diversity of television programmes. RTHK programmes would continue to be aired on RTHK’s own channels, and RTHK does not object to the revocation.
On 25 August 2022, Mr. Kalvin Ho retracted his assertions and published public apologies in the newspapers and his social media channel, admitting that his assertions are unfair, unsubstantiated, and devoid of the truth. We reiterate that we will safeguard the name of TVB and continue to provide services to the public with professionalism and neutrality.