Ricky Wong’s (王維基) HKTV launched its online and mobile service on November 19, coinciding with the 48th TVB Anniversary Gala.
The station held its opening ceremony at the JW Marriott Hotel in Admiralty, where it was attended by over 100 advertisers and 60 artistes, including artistes who have ended their contracts with HKTV. Felix Wong (黃日華), Liu Kai Chi (廖啟智), Frankie Lam (林文龍), Dominic Lam (林嘉華), Sunny Chan (陳錦鴻), Ha Yu (夏雨), and Bondy Chiu (趙學而), among others, came to support HKTV.
The broadcast of the channel’s first two dramas The Election <選戰> and The Borderline <警界線>, both starring Liu Kai Chi, will be going head to head with TVB’s Come On, Cousin <老表，你好hea！> and Overachievers <名門暗戰>. The next show to broadcast will be survival reality show The Challenge <挑戰>, which features celebrities performing dangerous challenges like storm chasing.
First Episode of “The Election”
The media was treated to the screening of the first episode of The Election, a political mystery drama starring Liu Kai Chi and Angelica Lee (李心潔). The drama has a movie-like atmosphere and many scenes were shot in real sets rather than in studios. The pacing of the first episode was as gripping as American dramas.
Wai Man Hin (Poon Chan Leung 潘燦良), the husband of Yip Ching (Angelica Lee) passed away in a car accident on the night before he was to be elected as the 2017 Hong Kong Chief Executive. The other candidate Luk Wai To (Savio Tsang 曾偉權) was discovered to have had an illicit affair, and he and his wife had to hold a press conference to apologize to the public.
Sung Man Shan (Liu Kai Chi), president of the Legislative Council, originally wanted to dispose Luk Wai To from power, but he was later ordered by Mainland Chinese officials to gather all his sources to support Luk as Chief Executive.
On the other hand, Wai Man Hin’s assistant is willing to go through all means, including forgery, to push Wai’s wife, Yip Ching, to become the next Chief Executive. Remaining faithful to her husband’s mission of freedom and democracy, Yip Ching wants to compete in the elections fairly, but she finds herself tangled in a web where she is unsure who to trust.
Source: Ming Pao
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.