Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority
The Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority (Chinese: 廣播事務管理局 or 廣管局) is an organization responsible for licensing and regulating the broadcasting industry in Hong Kong. It was formed in 1987. The organization is authorized to investigate complaints made regarding programmes, issue warnings & fines, or even suspend the license of the radio or television station.
Since April 2012, Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority, along with Television and Entertainment Licensing Authority and Office of the Telecommunications Authority was merged to form the Communications Authority.
Similar bodies around the world are:
- Australia: Australian Communications and Media Authority
- Canada: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
- France: Superior Audiovisual Council (formerly the ORTF)
- United Kingdom: Ofcom
- United States: Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority Homepage (Chinese) (English)