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8. Programme Genres

8.1 Domestic Free Television Programme Services
8.2 Domestic Pay Television Programme Services8.3 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 an 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 an 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 covering health and environmental issues etc. Metro Plus provided music programmes with hourly news reports and also programmes for ethnic groups like the Filipino, Indian and Indonesian communities in Hong Kong as well as recent arrivals from Mainland China.

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. A list of channels of RTHK is at Figure 25.

Figure 25 :   RTHK’s Radio Service

Radio 1
Chinese news, information and general programming
Radio 2
Chinese youth, entertainment and popular music
Radio 3
English news, information and general programming
Radio 4
Bilingual serious music and fine arts
Radio 5
Chinese elderly, cultural and education
Radio 6
BBC World Service relay
Radio 7
Putonghua general programming, news and finance

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