TVB News


TVB News

TVB News (zh-t|t=無綫新聞), formally known as the News and Information Division (新聞及資訊部), is the newsgathering arm of Hong Kong's Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). The slogan of TVB News is "TVB Cares" (無綫新聞 事事關心). TVB's news division is renowned for its factual accuracy, quality, and immediacy.

Newscasts

TVB News is broadcast at the following time slots on the company's free-to-air channels, TVB Jade and TVB Pearl.

TVB Jade newscasts

(in Cantonese unless otherwise noted)
* 6:30 a.m.: "Good Morning Hong Kong "(香港早晨)
* 1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.: "Noon News" (午間新聞)
* 5:50 p.m.: "Financial Report" (財經消息)
* 6:30 p.m.: "Jade Prime News" (六點半新聞報道)
* Between 8:30 p.m. and 10:40 p.m. (times vary): "News Headlines" (新聞提要), or "News File" (新聞簡報)
* 11:35 p.m.: "News Roundup" (晚間新聞), followed by "Today's Finance" (今日財經)

TVB Pearl newscasts

* 7:00 a.m.: "TV-am News" (in English)
* 6:20 p.m.: "Financial Report" (in English)
* 6:35 p.m.: "Putonghua News" (in Mandarin)
* 7:30 p.m.: "" (in English)
* Between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (times vary): "News Headlines" (in English), or "News File"
* 11:40 p.m.: "World Market Update" (in English)
* Between 11:45 p.m. and 1:00 a.m.: "News Roundup" (in English)

Format

All newscasts on TVB Jade are in Cantonese, except "Putonghua Financial Report", which is in Putonghua (aka Mandarin). "Good Morning Hong Kong" and "Putonghua Financial Report", and other business newscasts are seen on weekdays. Also, programmes have in-vision captions for the hearing impaired, as mandated by local regulations (this was originally only used on the Jade version's News File). In the early days of TVB News, both channels aired a 5-minute News File, giving the top headlines of the day and a preview of the News Roundup; it usually aired at various times around the 9:00 p.m. hour (9:00 at the earliest, 9:30 at the latest).

The starting sequence of the news features the sound of the Morse Code signal for "NEWS TODAY", with the pitch at about 1700 Hz.

Standalone weather reports are aired after the News at 6:30 p.m. on TVB Jade and the News at 7:30 p.m. on TVB Pearl. They are famous for Freddy (天氣先生), a cartoon figure which gives the forecast for the next day. The highly stylized and comical format is considered an institution, and is widely recognized by many Hong Kong people. (The rest of the weather forecast is read by an actual human presenter.)

News programmes

Investigative reports and extended news stories are often shown on three programmes: "Tuesday Report" (星期二檔案) and "News Magazine" (新聞透視) on TVB Jade, and "The Pearl Report" (明珠檔案) on TVB Pearl. "Sunday Report" and "The Pearl Report" focus more on stories involving individuals and has a softer approach, while "News Magazine" focuses more on social problems in general.

(Note: "Tuesday Report" has been shown on days other than Sunday, in which case the programme is accordingly re-titled "Monday Report", etc.)

News channel

Additionally, TVB's news department is also responsible for the output on the 24-hour news channel, TVBN(無綫新聞台), carried on the pay TV platform TVB Pay Vision (無綫收費電視). On June 2006, another news channel, TVBN 2(無綫新聞2台), will also be carried on the pay TV platform TVB Pay Vision.

External links

Official websites

* [http://news.tvb.com/ TVB News official website]
* [http://www.tvbn.com.hk/ TVB News Channel official website]


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