The Hong Kong Broadcasting Scene - 6 Investment in TV Industry14 Hong Kong as a Stepping Stone into the Mainland Market13 Other Licensable Television Programme Services12 Hong Kong as a Regional Broadcasting Hub11 Compliance with Regulatory Requirements10 Advertising Modes9 Programmes for Minority Ethnic Groups in Hong Kong8 Programme Genres7 Programme Sources6 Investment in TV Industry5 Broadcasting revenues4 Penetration of Different Broadcasting Services3 Transmission Modes2 The Broadcasting Landscape1 History

The TVB City in Tseung Kwan O came into operation in October 2003. To pave the way for digital terrestrial television, TVB planned to upgrade its digital production centre in phases to cater also for high definition television (HDTV) productions. ATV was planning to move to a new headquarter cum production centre in Tai Po Industrial Estate which will be ready for digital broadcasting. ATV and TVB had committed respectively $2.4 billion and $7 billion for their six-year investment plans for 2004 - 2009. At the end of 2005, both ATV and TVB submitted plans to invest more than $400 million each for digital terrestrial television in-station facilities and programming in addition to their original six-year plans.

As regards the domestic pay television programme service market, i-Cable Communications Limited (i-Cable), the parent company of HKCTV, reported in its 2004 Annual Report that the capital expenditure of the group for the year amounted to HK$428 million with major items including investment on digital set-top boxes, cable modems and related broadband equipment, television production facilities and further network upgrade and expansion expenditure. i-Cable also announced that it would invest to produce full length features films together with other partners. Furthermore, PCCW Media also planned to provide HDTV service in 2006.

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