Thu, Feb 12, 2009 - Page 1 News List

Next Media picks close aide to Ma to head TV station

By Mo Yan-chih  /  STAFF REPORTER

The NCC said yesterday it had yet to receive Next Media’s application to launch a TV channel.

It said any new channel would be subject to the Satellite Radio and Television Act (衛星廣播電視法).

NCC spokesperson Lee Ta-sung (李大嵩) said once King’s appointment is finalized and formally listed on the operational plans for the TV channel, the commission will check whether King holds any positions in a political party.

Article 9 of the Act stipulates elected officials and government or political party workers may not found a satellite radio or TV channel or take a position as board member, executive or manager.

Additional reporting by Rich Chan, Shelley Shan,


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