TVB reaches out to the Overseas Chinese communities.
Special TVB events such as the annual TVB Anniversary Celebration are broadcast to planetary audience.
TVB also runs talent programmes such as the annual Miss Hong Kong and Miss Chinese International beauty pageants.
Successful contestants may be offered TVB's contracts and represent Hong Kong to take part at world-class beauty contests, including the Miss World Pageant.
Television Broadcasts Limited, commonly known as TVB, was founded as the first wireless commercial television station in Hong Kong. Its commercial rival for free-to-air terrestrial television broadcasts is Asia Television (ATV), whilst the government-owned Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) produces television programmes, but does not itself broadcast them. It is still usually referred to with that name, although there is more than one terrestrial television station now.
TVB runs five free-to-air television channels in Hong Kong, and is one of two free-to-air terrestrial television broadcasters in Hong Kong, and one of the largest commercial Chinese programme producers in the world. The company's previous chairman was Sir Run Run Shaw.
TVB's headquarters (Hong Kong TVB City) is Asia's largest commercial television production centre.
TVB currently operates five free channels in Hong Kong: TVB Jade (Cantonese) and TVB Pearl (English) are TVB's flagship television channels.
Under the digital terrestrial television platform, which formally commenced on 31 December 2007, J2 and i NEWS are new channels launched with standard definition, while J5 is Hong Kong's first 24-hour broadcasting free channel in high definition.
TVB relaunched its pay-tv service in 2014 under a new brand, changing the name from TVB Pay Vision to TVB Network Vision.