New look looms for TVB channels

Central Station | 16 Feb 2016

TVB will be reorganizing its high definition channels next Monday for those using either integrated digital TV sets or set-top boxes.

Viewers watching Channel 84 Pearl will have to rescan the digital channel after 3am on that day.

At the same time, the simulcast arrangements on channels 81 Jade and 85 HD Jade will cease.

Popular prime-time programs, including drama series, will be available only on Channel 81 Jade in enhanced high definition from then onward.

Channel 85 HD Jade will be renamed J5 and become a new channel focusing on wealth and knowledge.

It will broadcast self-produced finance information programs as well as acquired documentaries, drama series, movies and variety programs.

The analogue TV channels Jade and Pearl will not be affected.

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