Hong Kong - Convergence - Triple Play and Digital TV

Synopsis

The market for triple play and convergence in Hong Kong is supported by a sophisticated telecommunications infrastructure. The country has extensive DSL and cable coverage coupled with a large fibre optic footprint, a valuable precursor to consumer uptake of triple play and IPTV. Television is a substantial market in Hong Kong, with an estimated customer base of almost 2.2 million households (99%). There are over 200 domestic, regional and international TV channels broadcasting in a range of languages, including free-to-air commercial channels, pay TV channels and a variety of FTA satellite channels. Hong Kong was initially unsuccessful in its efforts to bring competition to its pay TV market, which had been dominated by i-Cable Communications. The advent of ADSL-based TV services started to change all this, however. This report provides an overview of the Hong Kong TV market, developments in digital cable and satellite TV, and an overview of the major players.

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Convergence
    • 2.1 Overview of media convergence
    • 2.2 Key general trends
    • 2.3 Regulatory issues
      • 2.3.1 Digital 21 IT Strategy
    • 2.4 Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
    • 2.5 Triple play models
    • 2.6 Quadruple play models
  • 3. Digital TV
    • 3.1 Overview
    • 3.2 Regulatory issues - history
    • 3.3 Regulatory environment
    • 3.4 Technology platforms
      • 3.4.1 Terrestrial transmission
      • 3.4.2 Hybrid Fibre Coax Cable (HFC) and Microwave Multipoint Distribution System (MMDS)
      • 3.4.3 Satellite transmission
      • 3.4.4 Broadband network
    • 3.5 Free-To-Air (FTA) broadcasting
      • 3.5.1 Television Broadcasts Ltd
      • 3.5.2 Asia Television Ltd
    • 3.6 Pay TV
      • 3.6.1 Hong Kong Cable Television Ltd/i-Cable Communications
      • 3.6.2 NOW Broadband TV
      • 3.6.3 TVB Pay Vision Ltd
    • 3.7 Interactive TV (iTV)
    • 3.8 IPTV
      • 3.8.1 Hong Kong Broadband Network Services (City Telecom)
    • 3.9 Satellite TV
  • 4. Related reports

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Last updated 15 Mar 2008
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Analyst: Paul Budde

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