The Hong Kong Broadcasting Scene - 2 The Broadcasting Landscape

picture 2.1 Number of Licensees 2.2 Number of Channels 2.3 Number of Broadcast Hours
2.4 Number of Hours of Station Productions

Picture2.1 Number of Licensees

As at August 2005, the total number of domestic free, domestic pay and non-domestic television programme service licensees was 18.

The number of domestic free television programme service licensees remained at two, viz. Asia Television Limited (ATV) and Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), whilst the number of domestic pay television programme service licensees remained at three, viz. HKCTV, PCCW Media and Galaxy.

As at August 2005, there were 13 non-domestic television programme service licensees following the surrender of its non-domestic television programme service licence by Pacific Satellite International Limited. The number of other licensable television programme service licensees increased from 23 in 2004 to 25 in 2005 providing television programme services in 80 hotels in Hong Kong.

The number of sound broadcasting licensees remained at two with CRHK and Metro.

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), a Government department, is the public broadcaster in Hong Kong. In addition to radio broadcasting, RTHK also produced television programmes for broadcast by the domestic free and domestic pay television programme service licensees.

Figure 2 : Television and Radio Licensees in Hong Kong 1


1Excluding Other Licensable Television Programme Service (Hotel) licensees.

14 Hong Kong as a Stepping Stone into the Mainland Market 13 Other Licensable Television Programme Services 12 Hong Kong as a Regional Broadcasting Hub 11 Compliance with Regulatory Requirements 10 Advertising Modes 9 Programmes for Minority Ethnic Groups in Hong Kong 8 Programme Genres 7 Programme Sources 6 Investment in TV Industry 5 Broadcasting revenues 4 Penetration of Different Broadcasting Services 3 Transmission Modes 2 The Broadcasting Landscape 1 History