HK Television Entertainment
|Founded||January 18, 2010|
HK Television Entertainment Company Limited (Chinese: 香港電視娛樂有限公司, or HKTVE) is a television service operator in a Hong Kong operated by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li's PCCW, through its subsidiary PCCW Media, which also owns a IPTV platform, Now TV.
Launched in January 2010, HKTVE has been applying for an over-the-air license for PCCW Limited. HKTVE's license was formally approved by the Hong Kong government on 1 April 2015, concurrent with the announcement that ATV's over-the-air license would be revoked on 31 March 2016.
Per the approval, HKTVE planned to launch a Cantonese channel within 12 months of the approval, and an English channel within 24 months. The Cantonese service, ViuTV, will operate on a 24-hour schedule, while the English channel, ViuTVsix, will broadcast on a 17-hour schedule. The license was issued on a 12-year term, subject to a mid-term review in 2021.
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