2.1 Number of Licensees
2.1.1 Television Programme Services
As at August 2006, the total number of domestic free, domestic pay and non-domestic television programme service licensees was 19.
The number of domestic free television programme
service licensees remained at two, viz. Asia Television
Limited (ATV) and Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB), whilst
the number of domestic pay television programme service
licensees remained at three, viz. HKCTV, PCCW Media
and TVB Pay Vision.
The number of non-domestic television programme service
licensees increased from 13 to 14, with the grant
of licences to Auspicious Colour Limited and Phoenix Satellite
Television Company Limited and the surrender of licence by
Asia Plus Broadcasting Limited. The number of other
licensable television programme service licensees
providing television programme services in Hong Kong remained
at 25. Altogether they provided services to 84 hotels.
2.1.2 Sound Broadcasting Services
The number of sound broadcasting licensees
remained at two, namely Hong Kong Commercial Broadcasting
Company Limited (CRHK) and Metro Broadcast Corporation Limited
Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK), a Government department, is the public broadcaster in Hong Kong. In addition to radio broadcasting, RTHK also produced television programmes for broadcast by the domestic free and domestic pay television programme service licensees.
|Figure 2 :
||Television and Radio Licensees in Hong Kong1
Other Licensable Television Programme Service (Hotel) licensees