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

2.3 Number of Broadcast Hours

The weekly number3 of television broadcast hours of programmes provided by the licensees to the viewers in Hong Kong in August 2005 was 43,647 (41.4% increase over 2004). The four channels of ATV and TVB provided a total of 639 hours per week while the 207 channels of domestic pay television programme service licensees, 34,776 hours. The 49 channels of non-domestic television programme service licensees receivable in Hong Kong provided a total of 8,232 hours per week. The weekly number of broadcast hours for sound broadcasting (including RTHK) was 2,184 (same as 2004). The respective weekly hours of different categories of licensees as at August 2005 are shown in Figure 5.

Figure 5 : Weekly Broadcast Hours in August 2005


3The weekly number is based on a sample week in August 2005.

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