Hong Kong Television Network
|Traded as||SEHK: 1137
|Industry||Broadcasting and Streaming|
|Key people||Ricky Wong Wai-kay|
HKTV's application of Hong Kong domestic free television programme service license has been rejected by the Hong Kong government in October 2013. Later, HKTV has acquired the mobile television network owned by CMHK and planned to launch the first 2 channels on 1 July 2014. HKTV is also planning to challenge the government's decision by judicial review.
In January 2013, City Telecom took on the name HKTV.
The license application was again rejected by the Hong Kong Government on 15 October 2013 amidst competition from television operators I-CABLE COMM and PCCW Hong Kong Television Entertainment Company Limited. There was strong outcry against the decision by the general public.
Tens of thousands of protesters in black T-shirts marched to request the government giving the license to HKTV on 20 October 2013.
On 6 Jan 2014, HKTV has filed an application for leave to apply for judicial review in respect of the Government's decision in rejecting HKTV's application for a domestic free tv programme service license. which was accepted by the High Court.
HKTV is now exploring new business opportunity : E-Commerce, by consolidating mobile TV spectrum and Over-The-Top Internet platforms. Leveraging on the strong brand presence & program library of HKTV, it aims to build the largest and the most diversified in terms of brand names, products & services e-shopping mall in Hong Kong, providing one-stop shop & 24 X 7 services.
A list of tv series produced by HKTV:
- Love in Time
- Once Upon a Song
- Second Life
- Hidden Faces
- Paranormal Mind
- Police Boundaries
- Hakka Sisters
- The Menu
- Beyond the Rainbow
- Incredible Mama
The facility is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of TVB City.
- "Company Profile". HKTV. Retrieved December 23, 2013.
- PCCW, i-Cable awarded free TV licenses, Ricky Wong draws a blank
- "Gregory So: Fantastic TV & HK TV Entertainment will launch 1 channel within 12 mth after license granted".
- Thousands protest to 'defend Hong Kong's core values' after failed HKTV licence bid
- "HKTV 收購 UTV：明年七月電視頻道跳入手機". 2013-12-21. Retrieved 2013-12-21.