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Magazines

Most international magazines are available in Hong Kong and several Asian focused editions are published here. If you cannot do without your monthly Architectural Digest or Harper's & Queen, most of the larger bookstores, such as Dymocks in the Prince's Building, and expatriate orientated news stands, such as the one next to the escalator on Staunton Street in Soho, carry the international glossies, but at a high price. It may well be worth subscribing internationally for a more economical choice.

HMV, in Central Building, carries most major magazines at a slightly more reasonable price than other stores. For books and magazines at US prices visit Fenwick Pier in Wanchai. Established primarily for use by military personnel, the shopping arcade at Fenwick pier is one of Hong Kong’s best-kept secrets for obtaining cheap magazines. Take your passport along with you when you visit, although it is unlikely you will be asked to present it.

To subscribe to the following, dial:
 
 
Asiaweek  3128 5000
Far Eastern Economic Review 2508 4338
Newsweek 2921 2928
The Economist 2585 3888
Time  3128 5688


Newspapers


The major English language newspapers published in Hong Kong are listed below.  To have one or more delivered to your home or office contact:
 
 
Asia Times  2585 7119
The Asian Wall Street Journal 3105 2555
China Daily 2518 5130
The Standard 3181 3355
International Herald Tribune 2922 1171
South China Morning Post 2680 8822
USA Today 2730 6556 

For deliveries in Mid Levels, contact Lam Tin Newspaper Agent on 2546 2689.


Radio


Commercial Radio 864 AM

Metro Finance 104 FM

Metro Plus 1044 AM

RTHK Radio 3 567 AM

RTHK Radio 4 97.6-98.9 FM

RTHK Radio 6 (BBC World Service) 675 AM

Voice of America (VOA)


Television

Domestic Free-Television Programme Services
ATV and TVB are licensed to broadcast one Cantonese and one English language channel each. Under the terms of their licenses, ATV and TVB are required to broadcast news, documentaries, current affairs, educational, arts and culture programmes and programmes for children, young persons and senior citizens, as well as programmes provided by RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong). On average, they transmit some 580 hours of programmes weekly, reaching about 6.81 million viewers, or 2.12 million households.

 

Domestic Pay-Television Programme Services

HKCTV (Hong Kong Cable Television) started broadcasting services in 1993. It currently offers more than 30 channels. PCCW VOD launched its video-on-demand programme service in March 1998. It offers viewers a choice of interactive multi-media services ranging from movies and general entertainment, to infotainment and interactive learning programmes. More than 1.9 million households have access to pay-TV services provided by Hong Kong Cable Television Limited (HKCTV) and VOD programme service by PCCW VOD Limited.

CABLE TV Basic Package

Basic service includes News 1 and 2, Cable Sport, ESPN, STAR Sports, Movie 1, 2 and 3, Discovery, CNBC HONG KONG, BBC world, CNN, TCM & Cartoon Network, National Geographic, MTV Asia and AXN.

To subscribe call the customer service hotline or to access the online application form log onto their website.

Hong Kong Cable Television
Customer Service Hotline: 1832 832
Website

Yes TV is a privately owned company offering TV, broadband and VOD (video on demand) services. YES TV hopes to be the first to successfully challenge the existing monopoly cable TV incumbents.

Yes TV
6/F, Asia Pacific Centre
8 Wyndham Street 
Central
Hong Kong
Tel: (852) 2289 0500
Fax: (852) 2289 0599
Website

Non-domestic Television Programme Services

Hutchvision, the first Hong Kong-based satellite TV licensee, started broadcasting its STAR TV network in 1991. This network transmits 28 channels in seven languages and reaches approximately 300 million viewers in 53 Asian countries. Viewers in Hong Kong have access to three satellite channels - Channel V International, Star World and Phoenix Chinese Channel. If your building does not already have a satellite dish installed on the roof, you will need to employ the services of a licensed contractor to install one for you. For details of licensed contractors, contact:

STAR TV
8/F, One Harbourfront
18 Tak Fung Street
Hunghom
Kowloon
Tel: 2621 8888 
Fax: 2621 8000
Website

 

 

 

Last Updated: 5 March, 2003


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