TVB Jade

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This article is about the television channel in Hong Kong. For other uses, see Jade.
TVB Jade
Launched 19 November 1967 (TVB Jade)
31 December 2007 (TVB Jade digital version)
Owned by Television Broadcasts Limited
Picture format 576i 4:3 (PAL SDTV)
1080i 16:9 (Digital HDTV)
Audience share 86%[1]
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Broadcast area Hong Kong
various parts of Guangdong Province and Guangxi Province
Headquarters 77 Chun Choi Street
Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate;
New Territories, Hong Kong
Sister channel(s) TVB Pearl, TVB J2
Website TVB Jade
Hong Kong Analogue Variable by district
Hong Kong Digital Channel 81 (HD)
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 838 (HD) (as of TVBJ)
TVB Jade
Traditional Chinese 無綫電視翡翠台
Simplified Chinese 无线电视翡翠台

TVB Jade (無綫電視翡翠台) is a flagship TV channel in Hong Kong, established by Television Broadcasts Limited, and is one of the free-to-air Hong Kong Cantonese television channels in Hong Kong, the other being its arch-rival ATV Home. It broadcasts 24 hours a day, with a wide range of entertainment-led programming, such as comedy, anime, variety shows, popular drama, and chat shows. Along with its sister Hong Kong English station, TVB Pearl, TVB Jade is broadcast from TVB City at 77 Chun Choi Street in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate in Tseung Kwan O, in the Sai Kung District, which is in the Eastern region of Hong Kong's New Territories. The channel first started broadcasting on 19 November 1967, with most of the programmes in Cantonese. For over 15 years, some programmes have been broadcast simultaneously in Mandarin, English and other foreign languages, by using the stereo NICAM system in analogue version, or multiple AC-3 streams in digital version. Most of TVB Jade's programmes are widely distributed around the world, and as can be seen in the following section, it is the overwhelmingly most popular television channel in Hong Kong.

Since the launch of digital terrestrial television on 31 December 2007, some programmes on TVB Jade have been simulcast with TVB HD Jade, TVB's first 24-hour broadcasting channel in high definition until 22 February 2016, the simulcast period has been ended at 3.00 AM.

The transmission of TVB Jade digital TV channel have been upgraded from SDTV to HDTV video format on 18/03/2013 at 03:00.


During the 21:30 to 22:30 weekdays time-slot, TVB Jade consistently attains the highest television audience ratings in Hong Kong. With an average of a '32' ratings point in that time-slot, it is watched by more than 80% of the TV audience in Hong Kong.

Transmitter channels and frequency of all analogue television signals[edit]

See also in Chinese Wikipedia

Transmitting station Band Channel Frequency (MHz)
Tsz Wan Shan (main) UHF 21ch 471.25
Tseung Kwan O Village, Fu Tei Yuen Long 374 UHF 22ch 479.25
Tui Min Hoi UHF 24ch 495.25
Tsuen Wan, Hang Hau Village, Central and Western District,
Yuen Long, New Times Square
UHF 26ch 511.25
Kau Wa Keng Pan Chung Tsuen, Tai Po, Ap Lei Chau and Aberdeen UHF 28ch 527.25
Mawan Tian Liu Village UHF 29ch 535.25
Blue, Cheung Chau UHF 32ch 559.25
The Jinshan, Brick Hill, Pottinger Peak, Hong Lok Yuen,
Tai O, Sha Tin Royal Ascot, Pok Fu Lam
UHF 33ch 567.25
Aoyama, Fei Ngo Shan, Stanley, Shek Pik, Yuen Long Hong
Lok Road
UHF 34ch 575.25
Cha Kwo Ling UHF 36ch 591.25
Ying Pun, Tuen Mun number of village UHF 39ch 615.25
Sham Tseng UHF 41ch 631.25
The Tung Chung number of Village UHF 45ch 663.25
Chai Wan, Mount Nicholson, safflower Ridge, Beacon Hill,
Lantau 275, Sheung Yeung Shan, Yuen Long 297, Tai Lam Chung 141
UHF 48ch 687.25
Cloudy Hill, Lamma Island, Piper's Hill, Chiu Keng Wan
Shan Wang Chau, Shek Kong, Tai Po Tsai, Sha Tau Kok
UHF 49ch 695.25
Kwai Chung Tai Pak Tin UHF 51ch 711.25
Tsing Yi UHF 57ch 759.25
Ma Wan UHF 58ch 767.25

Digital broadcasting[edit]

Jade officially started digital and High Definition (HD) broadcasting on 31st December 2007, with the terrestrial number 81 for digital broadcasting[2] The aspect ratio of the digital version and High Definition (HD) version of Jade is 16:9.[3]and it changed to full HD on 22nd February,2016

On-Air Identity[edit]

TVB Jade's on-air identity is similar in principle to its European counterparts, but also has great differences. A typical TVB ident package typically consists of only one to two idents (the record is four), and does not have a unifying theme (with the exception of the "seasons" ident that was aired during the early 1990s).

Overseas broadcasting[edit]

Singapore, Australia and Indonesia[edit]

TVB Jade Satellite Channel
Launched 1 June 1995; 20 years ago (1995-06-01)(Singapore,Australia)
16 September 2013; 2 years ago (2013-09-16)(Indonesia)
Owned by Television Broadcasts Limited
Picture format SDTV (480i 4:3)
PAL (576i 4:3)
DVB-T (Digital UHF)
HDTV (1080i 16:9)
Audience share 85.9%
Country Hong Kong
Language Cantonese
Broadcast area Singapore
Headquarters TVB City
77 Chun Choi Street
Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate
New Territories, Hong Kong
Formerly called TVB Zongyi Channel
Replaced TVB Zongyi Channel
Website TVB Jade
StarHub TV (Singapore) Channel 838 (HD)
First Media(Indonesia) Channel 213 (HD)

TVB Jade Satellite Channel (was formerly known as TVB Zongyi Channel) is a cable television StarHub TV on Channel 838 with Television Broadcasts (International) Limited has a main general news and entertainment television channel in Cantonese it was officially launched on 1 June 1995 as TVB Zongyi Channel by the 12-hour broadcasts from 12:00 until 00:00 SST in daily. Outside broadcasts with 3-cable[television channels of 12-hours from 00:00 until 12:00 SST in daily on StarHub TV airs TVB Drama International a 2-hour broadcasts from 00:00 until 06:00 SST in daily, CCTV-1 & CCTV-13 a subsidiary of CCTV a 3-hour broadcasts from 06:00 until 09:00 SST and TVB Entertainment News a 3-hour broadcasts from 09:00 until 12:00 SST in daily.

Currently in Singapore to watch, this play version of the channel and Singapore play different versions of the channel to broadcast news, drama, music, entertainment news and entertainment variety information programs.

It signed an agreement with TVB allowing its access to television series programmes of nightlife drama at 20:00-22:00 SST & 23:00-00:00 SST in daily on live simultaneously by terrestrial production's TVB Jade with Cantonese dubbed and Chinese subtitle and simultaneously broadcast on CCTV-1 & CCTV-13 a subsidiary of CCTV at 06:00 until 09:00 SST in daily.

It also relayed News at 6:30 and News Roundup with news programme from Hong Kong free-to-air terrestrial television channel's TVB Jade which is also available in Singapore and live simulcasts on TVB Drama International (00:00-06:00 SST), CCTV-1 & CCTV-13 a subsidiary of CCTV (06:00-09:00 SST) and TVB Entertainment News (09:00-12:00 SST).

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "2008 Interim Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-11-02. 
  2. ^ "Hong Kong enters new digital broadcasting era (with video)". Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 2008-02-10. 
  3. ^ 望月 (6/9/2007). "獨家專訪TVB 折解數碼廣播七大疑團". e-zone AVzone. pp. 4–5.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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