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i-CABLE News Channel
CountryHong Kong
Broadcast areaHong Kong
SloganAt the Forefront of Facts (走在事實最前線)
HeadquartersTsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Programming
Picture format576i (SDTV 4:3)
1080i (HDTV 16:9)
Ownership
Owneri-CABLE News Limited
i-CABLE Communications Limited
History
Launched31 October 1993
Links
Websitehttp://cablenews.i-cable.com
Availability
Cable
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 152 (SD)
Channel 109 (HD)
Satellite
Cable TV Hong KongChannel 152 (SD)
Channel 109 (HD)
DirecTV (USA)Channel 2109

i-CABLE News Channel is a Cantonese cable news channel in Hong Kong. It is the first 24-hour television news service in Hong Kong and Asia.

The channel forms part of Cable News Hong Kong and is owned by i-CABLE News Limited, and is seen on Channel 9 (Until 23 May 2018 in SD and Channel 209 Until 7 May 2018 in HD) on Cable TV Hong Kong's channel lineup. News bulletins are presented throughout the day, including financial, weather, sport and breaking news, updated every thirty minutes.

Starts 8 May 2018 and 24 May 2018, i-Cable News Channel Was Renumbering On Channel 109 in HD and Channel 152 in SD.

History

The original Cable News Channel debuted on 31 October 1993, as part of Cable TV's launch lineup. The channel was split into two services in 1995: Cable News Channel 1 (有線新聞1台) offered in-depth news analysis and business programming along with several news bulletins at various times of the day, while Cable News Channel 2 (有線新聞2台) provided headline news service 24 hours a day.

On 3 January 2006, Cable News re-organised its outputs: Cable News 1 was rebranded as Cable Finance Info Channel (有線財經資訊台), with a focus on business news; Cable News 2 was rebranded as the new Cable News Channel (有線新聞台).

On 1 December 2020, the broadcaster dismissed 40 staff members with immediate effect, citing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several other staff members resigned in protest.[1]

Newscasts

Current news sections are named as follows.

Originally, news sections are named according to the time of day at which they are screened.

The main cast are at 19:00 (with two anchors, jointly with Hong Kong Open TV), 19:30 (with two anchors, only on Weekends), and at mid-night(00:00 with an anchor, jointly with i-Cable Family Entertainment Channel) every day. From 3 February 2020, weekdays 1900 News extend to 1 hour during the coronavirus epidemic (with two anchors, jointly with Hong Kong Open TV), 1930 News which have the same Chinese name is cancelled during weekdays.

Programs that are broadcast jointly with i-Cable Family Entertainment Channel including:

News Section Time Day
CABLE Morning News 08:00-09:00 Weekdays
CABLE News Weekends
1800 News 18:00-18:15 Weekdays
CABLE News 18:15-19:00
China Beat 21:30-22:00
2400 News 00:00-00:30 Daily
CABLE News 05:30-06:00

Anchors

Anchors are responsible for the casts on the channel, reporting live news daily. Some of them are the host of programmes of i-CABLE Finance Info Channel.

Some Reporters may also host news occasionally.

Former anchors:

References

  1. ^ Kwan, Rhoda (1 December 2020). "i-Cable's China reporters resign in protest after 40 colleagues sacked". Hong Kong Free Press. Retrieved 3 May 2021.