Hong Kong - Digital Economy and Digital Media - Historical

Synopsis

Underpinned by widely accessible, fast and affordable fixed and mobile broadband, Hong Kong has developed into a digital economy to improve socioeconomic development. Technology has been utilised to improve the quality, accessibility and affordability of commerce, government services, healthcare, education and utilities.

One of the earliest and biggest adopters of technology has been Hong Kong’s digital media industry. Starting with terrestrial and cable networks, access to digital media is now possible through fixed and mobile broadband networks. Increasing disaggregation between content providers and distributors has allowed OTT video and music providers, both legal and illegal, to flourish in Hong Kong.

This report offers a concise overview of developments within Hong Kong’s digital economy and media market together with relevant statistical information.

Key developments:

  • Electronic healthcare record launched
  • Over half the population has accessed e-government services
  • Smart grid trials show consumers adapt behaviour when given feedback on electricity usage
  • A smart city blueprint has been created for East Kowloon
  • Companies covered include: NOW TV, i-cable, TVB, ATV, KKBox, Soliton, Spotify

Table of Contents

  • 1. Synopsis
  • 2. Digital Economy
    • 2.1 Introduction
    • 2.2 E-Commerce
    • 2.3 E-Payments
    • 2.4 E-Government
      • 2.4.1 E-government statistics
      • 2.4.2 Central Cyber Government Office (CCGO)
      • 2.4.3 E-Government Infrastructure Services (EGIS)
      • 2.4.4 E-government network
      • 2.4.5 Smart Card
    • 2.5 E-Health
      • 2.5.1 Overview of Hong Kong’s healthcare system
      • 2.5.2 ICT usage in Hong Kong’s healthcare system
      • 2.5.3 Electronic Health Record
      • 2.5.4 Improving the accuracy of drug dispensing
    • 2.6 E-Education
    • 2.7 Smart Grids
      • 2.7.1 Overview of Hong Kong’s electricity market
      • 2.7.2 Regulatory incentives for renewables
      • 2.7.3 Smart Grid developments
    • 2.8 Smart Cities
  • 3. Digital media
    • 3.1 Introduction
      • 3.1.1 Pay TV
    • 3.2 Key Digital Media Players
      • 3.2.1 NOW TV
      • 3.2.2 i-cable
      • 3.2.3 Television Broadcasts Ltd (TVB)
      • 3.2.4 Asia Television Ltd (ATV)
    • 3.3 Hybrid fibre coax cable (HFC) and microwave multipoint distribution system (MMDS)
    • 3.4 Internet Protocol TV (IPTV)
    • 3.5 Analogue transmission
    • 3.6 Digital terrestrial transmission
    • 3.7 Videostreaming
    • 3.8 Social Media
    • 3.9 Communications: VoIP, messaging, conferencing
    • 3.10 Music
      • 3.10.1 Introduction
      • 3.10.2 Major players
  • 4. Related reports
  • Table 1 – ICT employees by job category – 2014
  • Table 2 – Total number of online shoppers – 2004 - 2014
  • Table 3 – Amount spent by online shoppers – 2014
  • Table 4 – Items purchased by online shoppers - 2014
  • Table 5 – Channel used to access e-government services – 2014
  • Table 6 – Age of e-government users – 2014
  • Table 7 – Type of e-government service used – 2014
  • Table 8 – Reasons cited for not using e-government services – 2014
  • Table 9 – Government expenditure on IT – 2008 - 2014
  • Table 10 – Pay TV viewer share – 2013 - 2014
  • Table 11 – NOW TV Revenue and EBITDA – 2009 - 2014
  • Table 12 – NOW TV subscribers and ARPU – 2003 - 2014
  • Table 13 – Digital terrestrial television population coverage – 2007 - 2013
  • Table 14 – IP telephony subscribers – 2007 - 2014
  • Chart 1 – Hong Kong IP telephony subscribers – 2007 - 2014
  • Exhibit 1 – Digital economy – key developments
  • Exhibit 2 – Popular online activities
  • Exhibit 3 – Advantages of e-learning
  • Exhibit 4 – Transmission modes employed by TV licensees
  • Exhibit 5 –TV broadcasting licensees – June 2015
  • Exhibit 6 – Radio broadcasting licensees – June 2015

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