TVB Jade

TVB Jade (Chinese: 無綫電視翡翠台), or simply Jade, is a Hong Kong Cantonese-language free-to-air television channel owned and operated by Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB) as its flagship service, alongside its sister network, the English-language TVB Pearl. Broadcasting started on Nov 19, 1967. It is headquartered at TVB City at the Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate in Tseung Kwan O, in the Sai Kung District. Primarily broadcasting entertainment programming, TVB Jade has historically been the most dominant television channel in the region in terms of viewership, with its closest competitor having been the now-defunct ATV Home.[2][3][4]

TVB Jade
Launched19 November 1967
Owned byTelevision Broadcasts Limited
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Audience share86%[1]
CountryHong Kong
Broadcast areaHong Kong
various parts of Guangdong
Headquarters77 Chun Choi Street
Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate;
New Territories, Hong Kong
Sister channel(s)TVB Pearl, TVB J2
WebsiteTVB Jade
AnalogueVariable by district
Digital terrestrial televisionChannel 81 (HD)
TVB Jade
Traditional Chinese無綫電視翡翠臺
Simplified Chinese无线电视翡翠台

Jade primarily broadcasts in the Cantonese language; it has also offered programs with alternative audio tracks in Mandarin, English, and other foreign languages. Some shows also offer subtitles in multiple languages.


During the 21:30 to 22:30 weekdays time-slot, TVB Jade consistently attains the highest television audience ratings in Hong Kong. With an average of a '32' ratings point in that time-slot, it is watched by more than 80% of the TV audience in Hong Kong.

Digital broadcasting

Jade was launched on digital terrestrial television in 31 December 2007, using virtual channel 81.[5]

Overseas broadcasting

United States of America

Australia, Canada & Europe

Southeast Asia

TVB Jade Southeast Asia
Launched1 May 2016 (Malaysia)
1 September 2018 (Singapore)
Owned byTelevision Broadcasts Limited
Picture formatHDTV (1080i 16:9)
Audience share85.9%
CountryHong Kong
Mandarin (Selected only)
Broadcast areaMalaysia
HeadquartersTVB City 77 Chun Choi Street Tseung Kwan O Industrial Estate, Tseung Kwan O, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
Formerly calledTVB Jade Malaysia
TVBJ Singapore
WebsiteTVB Jade Southeast Asia
Astro (Malaysia)Channel 326 (HD)
NJOI (Malaysia)Channel 326 (HD)
Starhub TV (Singapore)Channel 838 (HD)
Singtel TV (Singapore)Channel 511 (HD)

TVB Jade Southeast Asia is a pay television channel owned by Television Broadcasts Limited. It was first launched on Astro on 1 May 2016.[6][7] As a main general news and entertainment television channel, it broadcasts in both Cantonese and Mandarin. It simulcasts Hong Kong TVB Jade primetime slot, including live events. TVB Jade SEA also features variety shows and newscasts (in simulcast from Hong Kong).

See also

Notes and references

  1. "2008 Interim Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2 November 2008.
  2. Chow, Vivienne (29 March 2015). "Wong Ching, the leading man in ATV's sorry drama". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
  3. "Farewell ATV as its survival fight ends". The Standard. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  4. "ATV, World's Oldest Chinese TV Channel, Closes Down". Variety. Retrieved 11 April 2016.
  5. "Hong Kong enters new digital broadcasting era (with video)". Hong Kong Government. Retrieved 10 February 2008.
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