TVB News Cares

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TVB News, formally known as the News and Information Division, is the newsgathering arm of Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts Limited (TVB). Its slogan is “TVB News Cares”

History

On 19 November 1967, TVB premiered its very first 2 News Report programmes, the evening News at 7:30 and Late News (22:30).

On 16 November 1970, Noon News and News Headlines were also added into TVB Jade’s schedule.

On 1 November 1976, News at 7:30 was renamed News at 6:30 as the newscast moved back by one-hour.

On 1 January 1968, the first Morning Talk and News programme, Morning Assembly, hosted by the news editor Edward Ho, From 19 April 1976 to 29 April 1977, the show was renamed Morning News Report.

On 19 November 1980, the Nightly News at Ten was launched.

On 6 September 1981, Good Morning Hong Kong premiered and currently airs from Monday to Saturday.

On 19 November 1967, the first few male news anchors: David Lee, Josiah Lau, Chu Wai Tak, Stephen Shiu.

On 2 January 1978, the first female first anchor Anite Yip debuted on TVB News.

On 4 January 1988, all news programmes on both TVB Jade and Pearl updated their opening sequence with the day’s date and the headline sequences.

On 1 January 1980, Cantonese subtitles were introduced.

On 3 January 1983, TVB News News at 9:30 added subtitles and was renamed News File in 1985.

News File ended on 14 May 1993.

On Monday, 2 September 1996, computer subtitles was reintroduced and it has remain ever since.

On 21 September 2003, TVB and its news department, along with other divisions moved to TVB City at Tseung Kwan O. Subtitles was also included on TVB Pearl on 17 October 2006.

On 13 July 2008, TVB News programmes started broadcasting in 16:9.

On 2 February 2009, TVB News programmes started in High Definition permanently.

On 30 June 2012, TVB iNews converted from Standard Definition to High Definition, News ticker was also modified to fit the HDTV screens and News Titles for iNews was also updated.

On 27 August 2012, tvb.com began to include more News, Finance, Weather and Information in its website.

On 15 November 2012, Weather Report began broadcasting in high definition and in subtitles for the first time.

On 1 January 2013, TVB Jade, TVB HD Jade, TVB iNews and TVB Pearl modified their subtitles to fit into high definition.

On 20 May 2013, TVB iNews remodified their schedules and broadcast the news programmes live and continuously in high definition.

On 14 July 2013, TVB News updated their opening sequences to make it more realistic.

On Sunday, 1 June 2014, TVB News’ main news studio were given a major revamp as well as the new titles for all of its news programmes and subtitles. Good Morning Hong Kong also updated its opening sequences on Monday, 9 June 2014.

On 22 February 2016, Putonghua News moved to TVB J5.