HK Television Entertainment
|Founded||18 January 2010|
HK Television Entertainment Company Limited (Chinese: 香港電視娛樂有限公司, or HKTVE) is a television service operator in a Hong Kong operated by Hong Kong billionaire Richard Li's PCCW, through its subsidiary PCCW Media, which also owns an IPTV platform, Now TV.
Launched in January 2010, HKTVE has been applying for an over-the-air license for PCCW Limited. HKTVE's license was formally approved by the Hong Kong government on 1 April 2015, concurrent with the announcement that ATV's over-the-air license would be revoked on 31 March 2016.
Per the approval, HKTVE planned to launch a Cantonese channel within 12 months of the approval, and an English channel within 24 months. The Cantonese service, ViuTV, will operate on a 24-hour schedule, while the English channel, ViuTVsix, will broadcast on a 17-hour schedule. The license was issued on a 12-year term, subject to a mid-term review in 2021.
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