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I-CABLE News Channel (Hong Kong)

i-CABLE News Channel
Launched October 31, 1993
Owned by i-CABLE News Limited
i-CABLE Communications Limited
Picture format 576i (SDTV 4:3)
Slogan 走在事實最前線 (At the Forefront of Facts)
Country Hong Kong
Broadcast area Hong Kong
Headquarters Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Website [1]
Availability
Satellite
Cable TV Hong Kong 9
DirecTV (USA) 2109
Cable
Cable TV Hong Kong 9
IPTV

i-CABLE News Channel is a Cantonese cable news channel in Hong Kong. It is the first 24-hour television news service in Hong Kong.

The channel forms part of Cable News Hong Kong and is owned by i-CABLE News Limited, and is seen on Channel 9 on Cable TV Hong Kong's channel lineup. News bulletins are presented half-hourly.

History

The original Cable News Channel debuted on 31 October 1993, as part of Cable TV's launch lineup. The channel was split into two services in 1995: Cable News Channel 1 offered in-depth news analysis and business programming along with several news bulletins at various times of the day, while Cable News Channel 2 provided headline news service 24 hours a day.

On 3 January 2006, Cable News re-organised its outputs : Cable News 1 was rebranded as Cable Finance Info Channel, with a focus on business news; Cable News 2 was rebranded as the new Cable News Channel.

Newscast

News sections are named according to daily time period. (All time HKT)

  • Morning Edition(Mondays to Fridays: 06:00-07:00 & Saturdays and Sundays: 06:00-09:00)
  • Good Morning CABLE(Cable早晨)(Mondays to Fridays: 07:00-09:00)
  • Morning Edition(09:00-12:00)
  • Noon Edition(12:00-14:00)
  • Afternoon Edition(14:00-18:00)
  • CABLE News(18:00-19:00)
  • CABLE News(新聞最前線)(19:00-20:00)
  • International News 國際最前線)(20:00-21:00;22:00-23:00)
  • Prime News(21:00-22:00)
  • 2300 News(23:00-23:30)
  • 2330 News(23:30-00:00)
  • 2400 News(00:00-00:30)
  • Late Night Edition(00:30-04:00)
  • CABLE News(04:00-06:00)

The main cast is at 19:30 (with two anchors), jointly with i-CABLE No.1 Channel on channel 1, and at mid-night(00:00 with an anchor) every day.

Programs that are broadcast jointly with i-CABLE No.1 Channel include:

News Section Time Day
Morning Edition 06:00-07:00 Weekdays
Morning Edition 06:00-09:00 Weekends
Good Morning CABLE 07:00-09:00 Weekdays
Morning Edition 09:00-09:30 Weekdays
Morning Edition 09:00-10:00 Weekends
Noon Express 12:00-13:00 Weekdays
Noon Express 12:00-12:30 Weekends
Afternoon Edition 15:00-15:30 Daily
CABLE News 18:00-19:00 Weekdays
News Express 19:30-20:00 Daily
Prime News 21:30-22:00 Weekdays
2330 News 23:30-00:00 Weekdays
2400 News 00:00-00:30 Weekends
Late Night Edition 03:30-04:00 Daily
CABLE News 05:00-06:00 Daily

Anchors

Anchors are responsible for the casts on the channel, reporting live news daily. Some of them are the host of programmes of i-CABLE Finance Info Channel.

former anchors:


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