2.3 Number of Broadcast Hours
The weekly number of television broadcast hours of programmes available to the audience in Hong Kong in August 2004 was 30,868 (64.5% increase over 2003), whereas that of sound broadcasting (including RTHK) was 2,184 (same as 2003). The four channels of ATV and TVB provided a total of 628 hours per week while the 163 channels of domestic pay television licensees, 27,384 hours. The respective weekly hours of different categories of licensees are shown in figure 5.
Figure 5 : Weekly Broadcast Hours