CUHK Library Archival Collections

Hong Kong Cable Television Edit

Summary

Agent Type
Corporate Entity

Name Forms

  • Hong Kong Cable Television
  • HKCTV
  • Cable TV
  • 香港有線電視有限公司
  • Xianggang you xian dian shi you xian gong si
  • 有線電視
  • You xian dian shi

Notes

  • Administrative History

    Hong Kong Cable Television ( 「香港有線電視」 ) (below referred to as “Cable TV”) is a pay television services operated by i-Cable Communications Limited ( 「有線寬頻通訊有限公司」 ). It was formerly called Wharf Cable TV ( 「九倉有線電視」 ). In 1993, Cable TV awarded a 12-year domestic pay television program service licence and began broadcasting on 31 October. It is the second pay television station in Hong Kong.

    Cable TV offers local and overseas channels including movies, news and sports television programs, it also produces its own television programs to provide entertainments and news. In particular, Cable TV launched 24-hour Cantonese news channel and often acquires exclusive broadcasting rights of many international and regional sports events in Hong Kong.

    To support news broadcasting, Hong Kong Cable TV Library collects news materials such as newspaper clippings, government publications, journals, daily raw news footage to preserve news resources.

    Sources:

    i-Cable Communications Limited. “Management Update,” April 2016, http://www.i-cablecomm.com/ir/presentation/upload/2016/mgt%20update.pdf (9 June 2017)
    i-Cable Communications Limited. “Pay-TV,” Last modified 2004. http://www.i-cablecomm.com/business/paytv/index.php (9 June 2017).
    Wong, Lucinda. “Visit to Sing Tao Group & Cable TV Libraries,” Hong Kong Library Association Newsletter, no. 62 (November 2002), http://www.hkla.org/newsletter/2002nov/media.html (9 June 2017).
    香港有線電視企業有限公司。「有線電視資料概覽」,2014年4月。http://www.hkce.com/facts/FF1404.pdf (2017年6月9日)。