Hong Kong broadcaster drops Academy Awards telecast after 52 years, says ‘commercial decision’ unrelated to Beijing displeasure over nominees

//Hong Kong broadcaster drops Academy Awards telecast after 52 years, says ‘commercial decision’ unrelated to Beijing displeasure over nominees

Hong Kong broadcaster drops Academy Awards telecast after 52 years, says ‘commercial decision’ unrelated to Beijing displeasure over nominees

The home of Hong Kong’s Academy Awards telecast for more than 50 years will not be broadcasting this year’s Oscars amid reported calls by Beijing for mainland media to either boycott or downplay the glitzy celebration of the global film industry.But Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), which has aired the show on its English-language channel Pearl, has maintained the decision was a “purely commercial” one, saying it simply chose not to acquire the broadcasting rights this year.It was not…

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