Phoenix InfoNews Channel
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CountryHong Kong
Broadcast areaInternational
HeadquartersTai Po, Hong Kong
Programming
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerPhoenix Television
Sister channelsPhoenix North America Chinese Channel
Phoenix Television
History
Launched1 January 2001
Closed1 July 2020 (Astro, Malaysia, but relaunched on 9 July 2020)
Links
Websitephtv.ifeng.com
Availability
Streaming media
Sling TVInternet Protocol television
Phoenix InfoNews Channel
Traditional Chinese鳳凰衛視資訊台
Simplified Chinese凤凰卫视资讯台
Hanyu PinyinFènghuáng Wèishì Zīxùn Tái

Phoenix InfoNews Channel is a Hongkonger pay television news channel owned by Phoenix Television. It is the first channel to report news across the Greater China region, which includes Mainland China, Macau, Taiwan and Hong Kong. This channel was established on 1 January 2001, delivering news and financial updates around the clock. Analysts also provide comments and analysis on current issues and topics.

It is the channel's coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks that prompt China Central Television to launch its own rolling news channel, CCTV-新闻 (now known as CCTV-13) in May Day 2003. At the time when the story broke, InfoNews was on-the-scene and provided reporting as the situation unfolded, whereas CCTV did not even report it for as many as two successive days.[1]

On March 14, 2019, Phoenix InfoNews Channel switch to 16:9 format on Astro.

Phoenix InfoNews Channel, including Phoenix Chinese Channel ceased operations on July 1, 2020, on 12:02am on due to Astro's decision not to renew their contract, but resumed on Astro on 9 July 2020.

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References

  1. ^ Thussu, Daya Kishan (2006-10-31). Media on the Move: Global Flow and Contra-Flow. Routledge. ISBN 9781134325887.