TVBS

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TVBS
TVBS.svg
Launched September 28, 1993
Owned by TVB (Hong Kong)
TVBS (Taiwan)
Country  Republic of China
Headquarters Taipei
Sister channel(s) TVBS Entertainment Channel, TVBS News, TVBS Asia
Website www.tvbs.com.tw
Availability
Cable
Taiwan CATV Channel 56
TVBS Nangang building in Taipei City

TVBS or Television Broadcasts Satellite is a satellite television channel and nationwide cable TV network in Taiwan, launched on September 28, 1993. It was established by TVBI Company Limited (TVBI), a subsidiary of TVB in Hong Kong, and ERA Group of Taiwan, and became a wholly owned subsidiary of TVB of Hong Kong in early 2005.

TVBS channels[edit]

TVBS operates four channels:

Now Broadcasting Time[edit]

Financial News[edit]

TVBS Wealth News (Starting at August 1, 2011)

  • Monday to Friday at 9:00am to 10:00am (except National Holiday)

TVBS Wealth Report (Starting at August 1, 2011)

  • Monday to Friday at 10:00am to 11:00am (except National Holiday)

TVBS Wealth Life (Starting at February 6, 2012)

  • Monday to Friday at 11:00am to 12:00pm (except National Holiday)

Noon News[edit]

Former Named TVBS Noon Report, In September 16, 2003 renamed TVBS Noon News In May 5, 2008 renamed TVBS Noon Hot News, In May 8, 2010 returned to TVBS Noon News.

  • Monday to Friday at 12:00pm to 2:00pm and Saturday & Sunday at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Evening News[edit]

Former Named TVBS Evening News Report, TVBS Evening Report, In September 16, 2003 renamed TVBS Evening News.

  • Monday to Sunday at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Nightly News[edit]

Formed Named TVBS Late Night Report, TVBS Nightly Report World News, In September 16, 2003 renamed TVBS Nightly News.

  • Monday to Sunday at 11:00pm to 12:00am

Entertainment News[edit]

TVBS Hot News (Starting in August 28, 2009)

  • Monday to Friday at 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Closure News[edit]

Noon Taiwanese News[edit]

Formed Named TVBS Noon Report - Taiwanese News, In September 16, 2003 renamed TVBS Taiwanese News.

Evening Taiwanese News[edit]

Formed Named TVBS Taiwanese Evening Report, In September 16, 2003 renamed TVBS Taiwanese News.

Controversy[edit]

  • Government Information Office (GIO) Taiwan head Pasuya Wen-chih Yao claims TVBS violated Taiwan media ownership laws, requiring that a foreign juristic person should not directly own majority shares of local satellite channels. On November 1, 2005, the announced a fine of NT$1 million against TVBS and ordered that it comply with the ownership rules in a practical timeframe, and afterwards TVBS appealed to Executive Yuan against Yao's decision. TVBS stated that TVB held majority ownership of the company by a local juristic person. Executive Yuan announced that TVBS's ownership models is legal and GIO are required to return the fine.
  • Bitumen duck incident (瀝青鴨事件): happened on December 29, 2006. Although TVBS apologized, the incident had already caused damage to the duck industry.[1]
  • Zhou Zheng-bao Video Tape incident (周政保影帶事件): happened on March 26, 2007.[2][3][4] On March 30, the NCC fined TVBS a total of two million New Taiwan dollars and required TVBS to replace the general manager.[5]

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