The Hong Kong Broadcasting Scene - 6 Investment in TV Industry

The domestic free and domestic pay television licensees made substantial investments. TVB invested HK$2.2 billion in the construction of its new and fully digitized TVB City in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate. Its capital expenditure in Hong Kong in 2003 amounted to HK$523 million. A total amount of HK$520 million would be invested by TVB over four years from 2003 to 2006 in Galaxy10.

As regards the domestic pay television programme service market, i-Cable Communications Limited, the parent company of HKCTV, reported in its 2003 Annual Report that the capital expenditure of the group for the year amounted to HK$437 million with major items including investment on digital set-top boxes, cable modems and related equipment, and further network upgrade and expansion expenditure.

No public information is available for other domestic television licensees and the sound broadcasting licensees.

10Source : TVB 2003 Annual report.


1 History 2 The Broadcasting Landscape 3 Transmission Modes 4 Penetration of Different Broadcasting Services 5 Broadcasting revenues 6 Investment in TV Industry 7 Viewing Habits 8 Programme Sources 9 Programme Genres 10 Programmes and Channels for Minority Ethnic Groups in Hong Kong 11 New Advertising Modes 12 Compliance with Regulatory Requirements 13 Developments of Pay TV Services in Hong Kong 14 Hong Kong as a Regional Broadcasting Hub 15 Hong Kong as a Stepping Stone into the Mainland Market