Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Too much Olympics?

TVB viewers has been sending overwhelming complaints to TVB because they feel that there is too much Olympic content on the channel. The station has received close to 600 complaints since the Olympics started on August 8, 2008.

Most of the viewers who send in their complaints are fans of drama series, Moonlight Resonance. Moonlight Resonance has been rescheduled to a later time slot to accommodate the Olympic schedule.

On the other hand, the Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority said they have only received 8 complaints to date.

A forum on discussion.com.hk, 60 percent of forumers said that they prefer to watch Moonlight Resonance over Olympic events.

TVB's external affars deputy controller, Tsang Sing-ming said that it is not easy for the station to please all their viewers and they have to juggle between enthusiasm for Olympics (which is held once in 4 years) and the needs of the station's loyal viewers.

Tsang said,""As much as possible, we try to show the events in which China or Hong Kong have a chance of winning medals, as many people want to watch them.

We have also explained before that some programs have had to be rescheduled because our priority is the Olympics.

After all, the Games come once every four years and it is the first time that China is playing host. Showing more Olympic events is more appropriate and I hope our long-time viewers will understand."

Source: Diana Lee @ The Standard

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