Hong Kong Television Network

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Hong Kong Television
Network Limited
香港電視網絡有限公司
Type Public
Traded as SEHK1137
NASDAQHKTV
Industry Broadcasting and Streaming
Founded 1992[1]
Headquarters Hong Kong
Key people Ricky Wong Wai-kay
Website www.hktv.com.hk

Hong Kong Television Network Limited (HKTV, Chinese: 香港電視網絡有限公司) is a planned Hong Kong television station.

HKTV's application of Hong Kong domestic free television programme service license has been rejected by the Hong Kong government in October 2013.[2] 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.

History[edit]

In January 2013, City Telecom took on the name HKTV.[3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

On 21 December 2013 HKTV acquired mobile TV licence and spectrum from CMHK, and planned to relaunch utv on 1 July 2014 as HKTV.[6] It also plans to broadcast through over-the-top format.

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.[7] 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.

TV series[edit]

A list of tv series produced by HKTV:

Facilities[edit]

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HKTV acquired land at Wan O Road and Wan Po Road in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate in 2011 to build their television production studios and plans to have it completed in 2014.[8]

The facility is located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) north of TVB City.

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