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On Thursday’s Backchat, we’re talking about the changing landscape of Hong Kong’s media industry.
Earlier this week, TVB announced it’ll lay off more than 300 people as part of a restructuring plan that'll merge two free-to-air channels to create one that’s more focused on a younger audience.
Hong Kong’s dominant broadcaster said while it would continue investing in prime-time production, it’ll cut budgets for fringe-hour content and axe non-performing programmes.
It added that it expects to save a further HK$100 million in content costs by 2024, having announced HK$260 million in annual cost savings earlier this year.
After 9:45am…we find out more about a new study on the mental health of children and adolescents.
9:05-9:30am Dr Florin Serban, Lecturer in the School of Communication at HKBU
9:05am-9:45am Marcel Fenez, President of Fenez Media limited
9:30am-9:45am Vera Yuen Assistant Lecturer, Faculty of Business and. Economics, University of Hong Kong
9:45am-10:00am Dr Sandra Chan, from the Children and Adolescent mental health team