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Rediffusion ( Hong Kong ) Limited
Rediffusion House
81 Broadcast Dr
Kowloon Tong,
Hong Kong       Tel: 4424544
              RTV HQ in Hong Kong 1975
( The "Limo" is HM Queen Elizabeth Visiting HK.
Radio Rediffusion was established in Hong Kong in 1949 featuring the wired distribution of the highly successful Rediffusion radio channels comprising one English language and one Chinese. A further Chinese Channel was added in 1956.
On 29 May 1957, a subscription Television Service was introduced using the same HF wired distribution technique as in the UK.  The service was predominantly English but a Chinese service was introduced in 1963.  By 1967 RTV had over 60,000 subscribers.  The receiving equipment was generally the Televisions and Loudspeakers manufactured by Rediffusion at it's UK factories. There was no competition until Hong Kong Television Broadcasting Co. Ltd.(HKTVB) was granted a license to transmit an "off air" television programme  in November1967.
On 6 April 1973 Radio Rediffusion was offered a free-to-air television broadcasting license which eventually saw the end of the cable broadcast service in the colony. The company was renamed Rediffusion Television Limited or RTV. In March 1981, Rediffusion in the sold 61% of his shares to an Australian consortium. This ended the reign of Bristish owned RTV in Hong Kong.
In July 1982, a Chinese Enterprise called Yuen-dung Company bought part of the shares.  On September 24 Lai-dik Broadcast Limited was renamed as Asia Television Limited after acquiring the balance of Rediffusion shares.
Later, in 1984, the Australian consortium sold their holdings in the company to Hong Kong businessman Chiu Tak Kan, Deacon.  Asia Television is now owned by companies of Chinese capital



Rediffuse Newsletter 1969

Rediffuse Newsletter 1969

Rediffuse Newsletter 1969

Rediffuse Newsletter 1969

Rediffuse Newsletter 1969

Rediffuse Newsletter 1969

Rediffuse Newsletter 1969

Rediffuse Newsletter 1969

Did you work for Rediffusion HK ?  What are your memories.  Let me know and I will publish them HERE !
email - Gerald Clode
Pictures of the RTV service staff from the early 1960's together with Pages from the HK Rediffuse. Bulletin. 
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Rediffusion  HK  Johnston Road  c1949
Rediffusion  HK  Johnston Road  c1949
Rediffusion  HK  Johnston Road  c1949
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RTV HQ in Johnstone Road  1949
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Engineers pose on Ford Anglia Van C1964

Engineers pose on Ford Anglia Van C1964

Engineers pose on Austin Van C1964

Engineers pose on Austin Van C1964

Sin Kwan-Sang, Lee Chuck and Tso Wai-Sau ( 1965 )

Sin Kwan-Sang, Lee Chuck and Tso Wai-Sau ( 1965 )

RTV Studios 1968

RTV Studios 1968

Network Training Room (1964)

Network Training Room (1964)

Training (1964)

Training (1964)

(Images 1- 6 courtesy K T Chan.)
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(Yuen-dung's English name is Far East Consort International, owned by Chiu Tak Kan Deacon)
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