WCSA - On This Day – November 19, 2022 - The establishment of TVB, the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong, in 1967

19-11-2022

(wcsa.world) Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) is a television broadcasting company based in Hong Kong. The company operates five free-to-air terrestrial television channels in Hong Kong, with TVB Jade as its main Cantonese language service, and TVB Pearl as its main English service. TVB is headquartered at TVB City at the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate.

It began operations on 19 November 1967. The company was registered on 26 July 1965 and was co-founded by Sir Run Run Shaw, who was chairman from 1980 to 2011, together with Sir Douglas Clague and Harold Lee Hsiao-wo of the Lee Hysan family. 

When TVB first began broadcasting it was commonly known as "Wireless Television" in Chinese to distinguish it from the then cable television broadcaster, Rediffusion Television which later became ATV. It is still usually referred to with that name, although ATV later switched to "wireless" (terrestrial) broadcasting as well.

TVB is known primarily for its dramas, and produces the Miss Hong Kong and Miss Chinese International pageants. It has historically been the most dominant broadcaster in Hong Kong.

 

According to wikipedia


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