Barry Freed in comments below pointed towards a CNN article on the CGI animated news stories run by Apple Daily and reproduced here from time to time, involving an interview with the group owner Jimmy Lai:
With or without his own station, Lai thinks his animations are headed for televisions worldwide. His company is currently in talks with several major media organizations to churn out news animations on demand using Next Media's graphic artists and software tools.
I knew it. It solves so many problems, with the expense of news itself and with the necessarily incomplete nature of broadcast coverage. I can’t wait to see Jeremy Paxman introduce one. It's just a shame Baudrillard isn't around to see it.
A word about Jimmy Lai. Some call him the Chinese Murdoch due to his tabloid enthusiasms and hardcore free marketeer politics. That’s unfair. Murdoch spent years crawling to Beijing, and I sometimes think that the folk in Zhongnanhai eventually flipped him off out of sheer embarrassment at having him fawning around so much. Lai, on the other hand, lost one of his businesses after calling Li Peng a turtle’s egg.