Stars protest HKTV shutdown

Stars protest HKTV shutdown
Profile photo of actress Yoyo Mung.

HONG KONG - Former TVB actress Yoyo Mung had filmed a drama for HKTV for seven days when production was shut down after the station was denied a free-to-air licence.

But Mung - one of several stars who took part in a demonstration on Sunday to protest against the Hong Kong government's refusal to explain the decision - said she did not regret joining HKTV, reported Sky Post yesterday.

"I collaborated with HKTV for only seven days," said the star of TVB shows such as Only You (2011).

On the last day, when the government announced last week it was granting first free-TV licences to PCCW and i-Cable but not HKTV, "I still started work", she added.

She said: "TVB blood flows in me, but wanting TVB to do well doesn't mean wanting the others to do poorly. We should open the market and increase competiveness."

Actors who joined the protest included Frankie Lam, Maggie Cheung Ho Yee and Bernice Liu, former TVB actors who had hopped over to HKTV.

TVB actor Power Chan Kwok Pong also took part in the demonstration with his wife and daughter.

The police said there were 21,800 protesters at the demonstration's peak.

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