Hong Kong

In 2002, Hong Kong had:

Daily newspapers: 54
Chinese-language dailies: 27
English-language dailies: 3
English-language newspapers publishing 5 or 6 days a week: 6
Bilingual dailies: 5
Newspapers in other languages: 7
Free-to-air commercial TV companies: 3
Subscription TV licensees: 4
Non-domestic television programme licensees: 12
Government radio-television station: 1
Commercial radio stations: 2


Hong Kong has two broadcast television stations, ATV and TVB. The latter, launched in 1967, was the territory’s first free-to-air commercial station, and is currently the predominant TV station in the territory. Paid cable and satellite television have also been widespread. The production of Hong Kong’s soap drama, comedy series and variety shows have reached mass audiences throughout the Chinese-speaking world. Many international and pan-Asian broadcasters are based in Hong Kong, including News Corporation’s STAR TV. Hong Kong’s terrestrial commercial TV networks, TVB and ATV, can also be seen in neighbouring Guangdong and Macau (via cable).


Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) – government-funded, operates seven networks in Cantonese, Mandarin and English
Commercial Radio (CR) – operates CR1, CR2 networks in Cantonese and mediumwave (AM) English-language station AM 864
Metro Radio Hong Kong (MRHK) – operates Metro Showbiz, Metro Finance and English-language Metro Plus

Book publishers

Sino United Publishing, formed in 1988 through merger of some of the historic publishing agencies, is Hong Kong’s largest integrated publishing group. It has an estimated 80% share of the book publishing market. It is Hong Kong’s largest Chinese-language publishing group, has 51 retail outlets in the territory, and is wholly owned by Central Government Liaison Office, which also owns newspaper titles Ta Kung Pao and Wen Wei Po.


According to independent surveys conducted by The Chinese University of Hong Kong, South China Morning Post and Ming Pao are the most trusted newspapers in Hong Kong.

The Chinese language newspapers Headline Daily, Oriental Daily News, Apple Daily and Sun Daily have the highest shares in the Hong Kong newspaper market, while the Hong Kong Economic Times is the best-selling financial newspaper. The Standard, a free tabloid with a mass market strategy, is the most widely circulated English newspaper by a significant margin. Its rival, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong’s newspaper of record, has the most paid subscribers among English-language papers in Hong Kong.


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East Week
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Sudden Weekly
Ming Pao Weekly
U Magazine
Weekend Weekly
Three Weekly
New Monday
Whiz Kids Express Weekly
Capital Weekly
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