English International Channel (CCTV-9) Debuts
on Hong Kong Cable
Kong June 28, 2002) China
Central Television (CCTV) and Hong Kong Cable Television Limited
(Hong Kong Cable) jointly announced today that CCTV-9, the English
international channel of CCTV, will be carried by Hong Kong Cable from
provides English-speaking viewers in China and around the world with a
wide array of news and current affairs programmes 24 hours a day.
The channel also offers a variety of feature and entertainment
programmes with insight into China’s politics, economy, history,
culture, customs and all other social aspects.
The channel will appear as Channel 24 on Hong Kong Cable’s
announcement was made today at a ceremony hosted by the Deputy Chief
Editor of the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of China
(SARFT), Mr Tian Jin; the Deputy Channel Manager of CCTV, Mr Zhang
Changming; and the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong
Cable, Mr Stephen T.H. Ng
are glad that CCTV-9 will land in Hong Kong, providing a reliable, updated
and comprehensive news service about China to English-speaking viewers.
The channel will also enrich their understanding of China and to
promote the exchanges between China and the rest of the world through the
wide variety of programmes that are offered by the channel, “ the Deputy
Channel Manager of CCTV, Mr Zhang Changming said.
the increasingly closer tie between China and the rest of the world, the
carriage of CCTV-9 by Hong Kong Cable will no doubt offer an opportunity
for our English speaking viewers to gain a better understanding and keep
abreast of the developments in the Mainland.
At the same time, the channel will further strengthen our news and
information platform,” the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hong
Kong Cable, Mr Stephen T.H. Ng, said.
Deputy Chief Editor of SARFT, Mr Tian Jin said the carriage of CCTV-9 will
go a long way to promote better understanding and relationship between
China and Hong Kong as well as with the rest of the world.
top of CCTV-9, Hong Kong Cable has been carrying CCTV-4, a Putonghua
satellite channel which offers reports on modern China’s politics,
economics, society, culture, science, education and sports in an objective
and timely manner.
was officially launched on September 25, 2000.
It provides current news on China as well as reports concerning the
nation’s history and culture.
CCTV-9 has been broadcasting in several American cities including
New York, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle, as well as
Africa and Macau via Cable TV or satellite TV.
Hong Kong Cable Television Limited
Kong Cable Television Limited is the leading Pay TV service provider in
Hong Kong. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the publicly-listed i-CABLE
Communications Limited. i-CABLE Communications Limited is Hong Kong’s
only fully integrated communications company which owns and operates the
territory’s second near-universal telecommunications network; creates
its own multimedia contents; and provides Pay TV and Internet access
service, including Broadband service, at the same time.
is listed in both the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 1097) and
NASDAQ is the US (Symbol: ICAB). i-CABLE is
79.4% held by The Wharf (Holdings) Limited, which is also listed in
the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 0004).