The Hong Kong Broadcasting Scene - 8 Programme Genres

picture 8.1  Domestic Free Television Programme Service
8.2  Domestic Pay Television Programme Service 8.3  Sound Broadcasting

8.3 Sound Broadcasting

CRHK operated two Cantonese services on the FM frequencies, viz. CR1 and CR2, and one English language service, AM 864, on the AM frequency. CR1 was largely an information channel targeting mature audience, providing mainly news, current affairs, financial and personal views programmes. CR2 was mainly an entertainment channel featuring pop culture and music targeting young listeners. AM864 was primarily a music channel.

Metro operated two Cantonese services on the FM frequencies, viz. Metro Finance and Metro Showbiz, and one English language service on the AM frequency, viz. Metro Plus. Metro Finance mainly provided real-time, market-moving news and information about financial markets around the world on a 24-hour basis. Metro Showbiz mainly provided round-the-clock entertainment news as well as weekend programmes on health and environmental issues. Metro Plus provided primarily information and general entertainment programmes.

RTHK, the public broadcaster in Hong Kong, operated seven radio channels, providing Cantonese, English and Putonghua services. It offered a variety of thematic channels ranging from information to general entertainment and culture.

Most of the programmes of the three stations were also broadcast live on their respective web sites 24 hours a day.

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