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Hong Kong Cable Television newspaper clippings

Identifier: HK CVU 1003/CORP/CableTV

Consists of newspaper clippings collected by Hong Kong Cable Television to support their reporters, editors, and photographers conducting news research and programming. Arranged as received by topics.


  • 1993-1997


Language of Materials

Chielfy in Chinese with some in English

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 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.

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

Users are responsible to abide by the law of copyright and privacy. The copyright on some materials in the collection may be held by the creators, donors or any other persons. Users must obtain written permissions from the copyright holder(s) and the Librarian prior to publishing any materials 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 must note 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.


10 box(es) (currently only 10 of the 894 boxes are arranged and described)

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.

i-Cable Communications Limited. “Management Update,” April 2016, (9 June 2017)
i-Cable Communications Limited. “Pay-TV,” Last modified 2004. (9 June 2017).
Wong, Lucinda. “Visit to Sing Tao Group & Cable TV Libraries,” Hong Kong Library Association Newsletter, no. 62 (November 2002), (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。 (2017年6月9日)。


Arranged into 1 series

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.


Hong Kong Cable Television newspaper clippings
Special Collections (Archive Management)
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Repository Details

Part of the CUHK Library Archival Collections Repository

Special Collections Reading Room
3/F, University Library
The Chinese University of Hong Kong