|Launched||September 28, 1993|
|Owned by||TVBS Media Inc.|
|Country||Republic of China (Taiwan)|
|Sister channel(s)||TVBS Entertainment Channel, TVBS News, TVBS Asia|
|Taiwan CATV||Channel 56|
TVBS Media Inc. began its broadcast through satellite DTH and local cable systems on September 28, 1993. As the very first privately owned broadcaster, it broke the decades-long oligopoly of the three state-owned terrestrial television stations in the Taiwan market. The debut of TVBS marked a new beginning of a diverse, unfettered, and competitive media era. TVBS currently operates five television channels, which are TVBS’ 56 Channel, TVBS News, TVBS Entertainment, TVSB-Asia (overseas), TVB8 (MOD).
“Innovation and Justice” are the core values of TVBS Media Inc.. It has achieved several milestones, including the establishment of Taiwan’s first entertainment variety channel, TVBS-G, and the country’s first 24-hour news channel, TVBS-News, providing both an abundance of entertainment programming as well as real-time news information. TVBS Media Inc. has completely changed the way Taiwanese viewers watch television, giving them an entirely new perspective.
TVBS Media Inc. is also a leader among television networks in Taiwan on the technological front, being the first network to go full HD, from filming to production to broadcast. It was the first to introduce 4K cameras paired with movie-quality lenses to film and produce its dramas, programs, and news special reports, bringing Taiwanese television into the new era of high-definition programming!
The devotion of TVBS Media Inc. to its core values has also won the public’s support and trust for the entire TVBS Group Channels. Not only has this resulted in higher ratings, but also several awards for the station. Its efforts in producing programs have been recognized with several Golden Bell awards. TVBS News’ ratings consistently lead other networks, and the news channel has been named the most watched station by graduating communication majors as well as the ideal television news media in Yahoo! Kimo online polls. It has also won numerous significant news awards over the years.
In the future, TVBS Media Inc. will continue to provide the finest high-quality programming content and most professional news reporting. The network will strive to become the Chinese-speaking world’s leading media brand and to be an international media outlet with a global perspective.
TVBS operates four channels:
Now Broadcasting Time
TVBS Wealth News (Starting on August 1, 2011)
- Monday to Friday at 9:00am to 10:00am (except National Holiday)
TVBS Wealth Report (Starting on August 1, 2011)
- Monday to Friday at 10:00am to 11:00am (except National Holiday)
TVBS Wealth Life (Starting on February 6, 2012)
- Monday to Friday at 11:00am to 12:00pm (except National Holiday)
- Monday to Friday at 12:00pm to 2:00pm and Saturday & Sunday at 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- Monday to Sunday at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
- Monday to Sunday at 11:00pm to 12:00am
TVBS Hot News (Starting in August 28, 2009)
- Monday to Friday at 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Noon Taiwanese News
Evening Taiwanese News
- Government Information Office (GIO) Taiwan head Pasuya 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.
- Zhou Zheng-bao Video Tape incident (周政保影帶事件): happened on March 26, 2007. On March 30, the NCC fined TVBS a total of two million New Taiwan dollars and required TVBS to replace the general manager.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to TVBS.|
- (Chinese) TVBS Official Site
- (English) TVBi
- (English) Chuang, Jimmy; Shan, Shelley (29 Mar 2007). "Gangster footage shot by TVBS reporter". Taipei Times. p. 1.
- (English) The Star: “Taiwan reporters fired over TV gangster video”, 2007-03-29
- (English) ic Wales: “Taiwanese gangster threatens to kill rival”, 2007-03-27
- (English) Earthtimes: “Man's TV threat proves costly”, 2007-03-29