TVB Jade

TVB Jade (Chinese: 無綫電視翡翠台), or simply Jade, is a Hong Kong Cantonese-language free-to-air television channel owned and operated by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) as its flagship service, alongside its sister network, the English-language TVB Pearl. Broadcasting started on 19 November 1967. It is headquartered at TVB City at the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate in Tseung Kwan O, in the Sai Kung District. Primarily broadcasting entertainment programming, TVB Jade has historically been the most dominant television channel in the region in terms of viewership, with its closest competitor having been the now-defunct ATV Home.[1][2][3]

TVB Jade
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CountryHong Kong
Broadcast areaHong Kong
Macau
various parts of Guangdong
Headquarters77 Chun Choi Street
Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate;
New Territories, Hong Kong
Programming
Language(s)Cantonese
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerTelevision Broadcasts Limited
Sister channelsTVB Pearl, TVB J2
History
Launched19 November 1967
Links
Websiteprogramme.tvb.com/jade/
Availability
Terrestrial
AnalogueVariable by district
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 81 (HD)
Cable
Verizon FiosChannels 1792-1794
Satellite
AT&T U-verseChannels 3638-3664
Dish Network (USA)Channels 9939-9998
TVB Jade
Traditional Chinese無綫電視翡翠台
Simplified Chinese无线电视翡翠台

Jade primarily broadcasts in the Cantonese language; it has also offered programs with alternative audio tracks in Mandarin, English, and other foreign languages. Some shows also offer subtitles in multiple languages.

AudienceEdit

During the 21:30 to 22:30 weekday 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.

Digital broadcastingEdit

Jade was launched on digital terrestrial television on 31 December 2007, using virtual channel 81.[4]

Overseas broadcastingEdit

United StatesEdit

Australia, Canada and EuropeEdit

Southeast AsiaEdit

TVB Jade Asia
 
CountryHong Kong
Broadcast areaMalaysia
Singapore
HeadquartersTVB City 77 Chun Choi Street Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, Tseung Kwan O, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Programming
Language(s)Cantonese
Mandarin (selected only)
Picture formatHDTV (1080i 16:9)
Ownership
OwnerTelevision Broadcasts Limited
Sister channelsTVB Xing He
Asian Action Channel
History
Launched1 May 2016 (Malaysia)
1 September 2018 (Singapore)
ReplacedAstro Wah Lai Toi (HD)
Former namesTVB Jade Malaysia
TVBJ Singapore
Links
WebsiteTVB Jade Southeast Asia
Availability
Satellite
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 310 (HD)
NJOI (Malaysia)Channel 310 (HD)
IPTV
Singtel TV
(Singapore)
Channel 511 (HD)
StarHub TV (Singapore)Channel 838 (HD)
Streaming media
Astro (Malaysia)Astro GO / TVB Anywhere+ (HD)

TVB Jade Southeast Asia is a pay television channel owned by Television Broadcasts Limited. It was first launched on Astro on 1 May 2016.[5][6] As a main general news and entertainment television channel, it broadcasts in both Cantonese and Mandarin. It simulcasts Hong Kong TVB Jade primetime slot, including live events. TVB Jade SEA also features variety shows and newscasts (in simulcast from Hong Kong). Starting 1 April 2020, TVB Jade SEA will merge with some of the Wah Lai Toi content and due to this Astro Wah Lai Toi will transition to be exclusively available via Video on Demand.[citation needed]

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Chow, Vivienne (29 March 2015). "Wong Ching, the leading man in ATV's sorry drama". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Farewell ATV as its survival fight ends". The Standard. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  3. ^ "ATV, World's Oldest Chinese TV Channel, Closes Down". Variety. 2 April 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Hong Kong enters new digital broadcasting era (with video)". Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
  5. ^ "TVB Jade launches in Malaysia".
  6. ^ "Astro | Mediaroom".

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