Hong Kong is enriched in different aspects and media industry is one of them. Media outlets in Hong Kong can be classified into three different forms – print, broadcast, and internet-based. All the media are open to the public and come with numerous types of news, information, and articles for the audience. Basically, the local communities get benefitted with the news and information from the media in Hong Kong.
Media outlets in Hong Kong, particularly the newspapers have experienced a remarkable number of ups and downs. Once the number of newspapers were many but gradually they have declined. Some of the newspapers experienced financial loss and got closed. Besides, some of the newspapers are best-selling in the country and cover some sensational news and reports.
Press freedom is protected by the state in Hong Kong. But in some other parts of China, freedom of media is not available. The country has been ranked second on the list of media freedom.
The number of newspapers in Hong Kong is around 40 and five of them are published in English. The readership in Hong Kong is also high. The country also has some bi-lingual newspapers. Most of the newspapers are published on a daily basis while there are some weeklies and bi-weeklies are available as well. Despite being a Chinese country, the number of English newspaper subscription is remarkable. Besides, there are magazines also available in the land and those are published in several languages.
At present, there are four television channels are in full operation in Hong Kong. The very first television was launched in 1967 in this territory. And now the number of television productions are great and remarkable. Different types of television programs are made including daily soap, varieties of shows, comedy shows and more. Most of the shows aim to entertain the audience. Moreover, many of the international broadcasters have opened their wings in Hong Kong to reach a mass audience.
In Hong Kong, both state-run and private radio stations are operating in the full-fledged state. The radios are operated in languages like English, Mandarin, and Cantonese. They air different types of programs like showbiz shows, financial events, and much more.
Magazines have also a large group of readers. A substantial number of magazines are available in Hong Kong. And they are published in different languages.
The number of online newspaper readers using the internet is also on the rise. There are some online newspapers who operate round the day. The number of such online newspapers is approximately seven.