CUHK Library Archival Collections

Hong Kong Cable Television newspaper clippings (HK handover) Edit


HK CVU 1003/CORP/CableTV
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Special Collections (Archive Management)
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  • 1993-1997 (Creation)


  • 10 box(es) (Part)
    Total 894 boxes. Currently 10 boxes of clippings (pre-1997 and 1997 only) on Hong Kong handover are arranged and described.

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  • Scope and Contents

    Consists of newspaper clippings collected by Hong Kong Cable Television to support their reporters, editors, and photographers conducting news research and programming. Usually without providing newspaper title. Arranged chronologically, then by subjects as received.

  • Arrangement

    Arranged into 3 series

  • Language of Materials

    Chielfy in Chinese with some in English

  • 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.

  • Preferred Citation

    Hong Kong Cable Television newspaper clippings. CUHK Library Archival Collections, the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Access to materials is restricted by legal requirements, written agreements with the donor(s) and policies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong Library. Users/researchers are required to sign an application form to use the collection. Records containing personal data which might constitute intrusion of privacy are not available for access.

    We made our best effort to protect personal data and copyrighted materials during archival descriptive process by marking:
    1) Note 1: to indicate materials contain personal data or sensitive information; access restricted
    2) Note 2: to indicate copyright restrictions may apply

    If you have any questions or concerns on personal data and copyrighted materials of this collection, please email us and we ensure that we would respond to your written request accordingly within a reasonable time period.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    The copyright on some materials in the collection may be held by the creators, donors or any other persons. Users/researchers must obtain written permissions from the copyright holder(s) and the Librarian prior to publishing or reproducing any material in this collection.

    Photocopying requests must be made to CUHK Library staff in writing for approval by the Librarian. It must be noted that provision of photocopies does not constitute permission to reproduce, publish, or circulate these materials in any formats.

    Archival records may contain materials with personal, sensitive or confidential information that is protected under privacy law. Users/researchers are advised that the disclosure or use of certain information pertaining to identifiable individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals or concerned parties may have legal ramifications for which The Chinese University of Hong Kong assumes no responsibility.

  • Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

    Originals of some materials are not available due to physical conditions or the need of special equipment. Copies are provided if available.