TVB City

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TVB City
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Broadcasting Block
General information
Town or city Tai Chik Sha, Tseung Kwan O New Town, New Territories
Country Hong Kong
Groundbreaking 1 January 2000
Construction started 1 March 2000
Completed 30 September 2003
Opened 12 October 2003
Inaugurated 12 October 2003
Renovated 12 October 2013
Cost 2.2 billion HKD
Design and construction
Architect Gensler International and
Leigh & Orange Architects
Structural engineer Dragages et Travaux publics (HK)

TVB City (Chinese: 電視廣播城; Cantonese Yale: din si gwong bo sing), is the headquarters of Television Broadcasts Limited, located at 77 Chun Choi Street in the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, Tai Chik Sha, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, near to Shaw Studios. TVB is by far the biggest tenant of the estate and the first service-providing company in there.

The city officially opened on 12 October 2003 durated and was constructed at a cost of HK$2.2 billion. It was designed to cope with future development and expansion, especially for digital television production.

TVB City has a building area of over 110,000 square metres, 30% more than that the old headquarters, TV City, at Clearwater Bay. The facilities includes an 11-storey broadcasting centre, workshops, a newsroom, a satellite antenna farm, two outdoor shooting sites and 22 production studios, of which "Studio 1" is one of the largest studio amongst all commercial television stations in Asia.

Contrary to many other television studios worldwide, TVB City is not open to the general public (except for live audience members on certain programs). In addition, the company does not offer tours of any kind, and strict security measures are taken in the interest of safety of television artists and staff.

Facilities[edit]

The map of TVB City
  • Outdoor Shooting Sites - features buildings for traditional Chinese town and generic early 20th century Hong Kong settings
  • Workshop Block
  • Main Block - along with Studio Road, it is often used as generic office building/hotel scenes for TVB's modern dramas
  • Variety Studio Block - used for shooting variety and specials
  • Drama Studio Block - used for shooting drama shows
  • Satellite Antenna Farm

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Coordinates: 22°16′45″N 114°16′21″E / 22.27917°N 114.27250°E / 22.27917; 114.27250