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Television Broadcasts Limited
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Television Broadcasts Limited

Television Broadcasts Limited, commonly known as TVB, is the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong. It was first established on November 19, 1967 with only about 200 staff. TVB is now the largest Chinese programme producer in the world, with a size of about 5,000 including contract artistes and staff in overseas subsidiary companies.

The current chairman is Run Run Shaw. It owns two channels in Hong Kong, PRC, namely TVB Jade and TVB Pearl. TVB Jade owns the largest audience shares in Hong Kong and is often referred to as simply TVB.

TVB reaches out to communities all over the world with its programs available in Canada, Australia, Mainland China and Singapore, amongst others. Its dramas are internationally acclaimed, and many of Hong Kong's top film and pop stars started their careers in TVB. Special TVB events such as the annual TVB Anniversary Celebration are broadcast to worldwide audience. TVB also runs talent programs such as the annual Miss Hong Kong pageant. Successful contestants are offered TVB contracts.

See also: List of Chinese companies

Table of contents
1 Location
2 Notable Shows from TVB
3 External link


To enhance its services to the public and to cope with future development, TVB moved its headquarters, TV City to Tseung Kwan O. Its new headquarters has an area of over 110,000 sq. metres, which is 30% larger than the former TV City at Clear Water Bay. The new broadcast center is fully digitized. Relocation started in late 2002, and was completed in October 2003.

Notable Shows from TVB

External link