NCC approves broadcasting channel for Mirror TV
The National Communication Commission (NCC) has approved Mirror TV's application to air its news show on channel 86 on 32 cable networks. The move means Mirror TV could now begin broadcasting on the channel as early as mid-July.
The application was approved more than 500 days after the NCC granted the company a broadcast license to operate a news channel. Final approval was given in a 4 to none vote at the seven-seat commission, with two members casting blank votes and Vice Chairman Weng Bo-cong abstaining.
Weng opted to abstain from the vote because he has been accused of leaking information regarding the NCC's review of Mirror TV's request for replacements of its board of directors and supervisors in November 2022.
The NCC has attached a condition to the approval, requiring Mirror TV's eight major shareholders to sign an agreement confirming they will not sell their shares, or partake in any scheme to circumvent the rule.
Mirror TV launched its news programme on Chunghwa Telecom's MOD system and other MOD platforms in May of last year.