Former TVB exec Ivy Wong reveals plans to launch multi-channel network for young Hong Kong talent

Ivy Wong on stage with Jasper Donat

Ivy Wong on stage with Jasper Donat. Pic: Twitter

Former TVB, Next Mobile and Yahoo! executive Ivy Wong revealed on stage at the Social Matters conference in Hong Kong today that she has plans to launch a multi-channel network for young talent in Hong Kong.

Wong, the founder of fashion media and commerce platform Viss, said: “Why not create another TV station for youngsters? YouTube doesn’t help young talent survive [commercially]. We want to create a multi-channel network and help kids monetise it,” she said.

“We don’t need Ricky Wong,” she said, referring to the Hong Kong entrepreneur who has long held ambitions to set up a new TV channel in the territory, but has struggled to get a broadcasting licence.

When pressed by her interviewer, Branded CEO Jasper Donat, on whether the idea is “just a dream” or a genuine plan to create an internet-based TV channel, the former head of former COO of confirmed her plans.

The news emerged from a discussion about the implications of the Occupy Central pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong at Social Matters, and how to find a voice for young talent in the territory.

The MNC would be geared towards supporting local content creators in Hong Kong.


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