Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Hacken at the TVB HD Series For 2008 Launch

[credit: http://www.batgwa.com/story.php?id=400, translated by Emma Lam]

22 December 2007

TVB's HD Broadcasting Roadshow <高清數碼廣播全面睇> reached East Point City (東港城) today and General Manager Stephen Chan (陳志雲) led the opening ceremony, together with many artistes, who did their part to promote some forthcoming series that will be broadcasted in high definition.

[*left out parts not Hacken-related*]

Other shows in the HD showcase included Hacken Lee (李克勤)'s music special, Jade Solid Gold <勁歌金曲> presented by Patrick Tang (鄧健泓), Living Up<更上一層樓> hosted by Maggie Cheung (張可頤), daily sitcom Best Selling Secrets <同事三分親> starring Esther Kwan (關詠荷), Alvina Kong (江欣燕) and Angela Tong (湯盈盈) and Sharon Chan (陳敏之)'s current affairs show Info Link <事必關己>. The four Miss Hong Kong winners were also on hand to promote the forthcoming beauty pageants.

Hacken was asked about the section in his music special where he will be interviewing "the boss" Stephen and he revealed that this was quite a challenge because if he kept his questions too tame, the audience would lose interest, but if his questions were too prying, he risked losing his job. He revealed that he will be asking about the reports surrounding the allocation of TVB awards. As for whether he would bring up the matter of sexual orientation, Hacken said evasively: "Sometimes you do not have to be too direct, a successful interviewer is able to turn a general conversation into a kind of trap. If you take it easy, you can slip the odd question in without your subject realising."

To show his support for the HD launch, Hacken has spent the equivalent of his fee for half a concert on a new 65 inch HD-ready television and 110 inch projection unit at his home. He laughed that when Liza visited him, she was stunned when she saw it.

Asked if he would terminate Hacken's contract if he did not like the questions at the interview, Stephen laughed that TVB would not do something like this. He said that if Hacken asks the question, he will answer it. With his numerous appearances on television, will Stephen be spending more time on his skincare regime in the future? He said that he already goes for skin-cleansing treatment every seven to ten days, so he will not increase this any more.

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