Fairchild Group

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The Fairchild Group
Type Private company
Industry Media
Founded 1983
Headquarters 3248 Cambie St. Vancouver, British Columbia V5Z 2W4 Canada
Key people Thomas Fung Wing Fat (馮永發)
Chairman & Founder
Products Broadcasting, Publishing, Retail, Real Estate Development
Owner(s) Thomas Fung Wing Fat
Website www.fairchildgroup.com

The Fairchild Group (Traditional Chinese: 新時代集團, Simplified Chinese: 新时代集团, Pinyin: xīnshídài jítuán, Jyutping: san1si4doi6 zaap6tyun4) is a business conglomerate in Canada, with headquarters in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Fairchild Group operates various media properties under the Fairchild Media Group name. Fairchild currently operates the Cantonese channel Fairchild TV, Cantonese & Mandarin radio network Fairchild Radio, and Mandarin channel Talentvision. Fairchild Group is also involved in film production, real estate development, retail, telecommunications and wholesale trade.

History[edit]

The Fairchild Media Group acquired the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) broadcasting licence from Chinavision Canada and Cathay TV in 1993 to form Fairchild TV and Talentvision respectively. Later on, it formed Fairchild Radio with stations is Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. It has an investment portfolio over US$350 million.

Corporate headquarters are located in Vancouver, British Columbia with separate regional offices in Richmond Hill, Ontario and Calgary, Alberta.

Ownership[edit]

Fairchild Media Group is entirely owned by Mr. Thomas Fung Wing Fat (馮永發).

Coverage[edit]

  • 80% Cantonese
  • 20% Mandarin

Fairchild Media Group[edit]

TV[edit]

Fairchild Group operates four national ethnic television channels that cater to both Cantonese & Mandarin speaking audiences- Fairchild TV, Fairchild TV 2 HD, Talentvision & Talentvision 2 HD. Hong Kong broadcaster TVB owns a minority stake (20%) in both channels.

Fairchild TV and Talentvision currently consists of 6 feeds:

Radio[edit]

Fairchild Group operates 4 multicultural radio stations and shares programming on another station. All stations feature programming for both Cantonese & Mandarin speaking audiences:

  • Fairchild Radio Calgary: CHKF-FM/94.7 (Cantonese and Mandarin broadcast)
  • Fairchild Radio Toronto: CHKT/1430 & CIRV-FM/88.9 (Cantonese and Mandarin broadcast)
  • Fairchild Radio Vancouver: CJVB/1470 & CHKG-FM/96.1 (Cantonese and Mandarin broadcast)

Fairchild is jointly operating AM1540 with Sing Tao (Toronto). Some radio personalities from the FM station of Fairchild Radio Toronto are being transferred to this new AM station.

Film production[edit]

Fairchild Group operates Fairchild Films International Ltd., a motion picture production company that creates Chinese language films for international audiences.

Real Estate Development and Management[edit]

Retailing[edit]

  • St. Germain Bakery - Chinese bakery
  • Aberdeen Post Office
  • Racing Devils Hobbies - Hobby store
  • Daiso Canada - Japanese dollar store
  • Smart Living Design - Home furniture store
  • Smart Office Furniture - Office furniture store
  • A Light Idea - Lighting retail store
  • Memory Collection - Gift shop
  • Living Colors - Modern home & kitchenware store
  • aR Fashion - Fashion retailer
  • Ozone Fashion - Fashion retailer
  • Gado Gado Fashion - Men's fashion retailer
  • Gibson Travel Accessories - Luggage / backpack / Travel accessories
  • IT Power - Computer retail / service store
  • Menji Stationery store - Stationery retailer
  • Impulse Sports - Sporting Equipment Retailer
  • Super Garage - Auto accessories
  • Party Goodies - Party supply retailer
  • Pot and Plant- Artificial floral retailer
  • Pot Arts - closed
  • Timbuktu Military Surplus & Apparel - Military Surplus & Apparel retailer - closed
  • Voodoo Palace - Voodoo dolls retailer
  • Bike Stop - closed
  • Giordano
  • Santayaya -
  • Planet Food
  • 7th Heaven Cafe
  • Ajijiman
  • Hanabi
  • Bean Factory
  • Frappe Bliss
  • Hainanese Chicken
  • David and Goliath

Trading[edit]

  • Hutchison Imports has extensive wholesale and distribution interests in general merchandise, dollar store items, toys, RC hobby, sports, apparel, furniture, consumer and lifestyle products. The company works with manufacturers and suppliers all over the world to source out products for the North American market.

Hutchison Imports has its own brand - "Menji". Menji products are fast becoming a staple on many dollar/discount store shelves.

Telecommunications[edit]

Fairchild Group operates various online, internet-based businesses:

  • eSeeNet.com Ltd.- a business solutions company, founded in 1995
  • eSeeHosting- Web hosting provider
  • Lynx Communications- Internet service provider, based in Richmond, B.C.

Foreign investment[edit]

  • Stone Group - a pharmaceutical firm in China via Fairchild Investments Ltd.

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