|Derek Yee finds Mainland China's refusal to broadcast the Hong Kong Film Awards regrettable|
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The Hong Kong Film Awards reportedly due to this year's Best Film nominee TEN YEARS' politically sensitive content has been banned from Mainland broadcast this year. The Hong Kong Film Awards in the past few years have been broadcast on Mainland internet sites and television stations and received sizable broadcasting fee. Hong Kong Film Award Association chief Derek Yee Tung Sing confirmed the matter. "We learned about the reason from certain means, but we haven't seen any actual documents. However no matter what we will refund the Mainland sites that originally would broadcast the event. The cost will be around several million." Due to the lack of Mainland broadcast, the audience will lose tens of millions of viewers. Siu Bo felt that would be regrettable, but stated that the financial loss would not affect the Hong Kong Film Award production.