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2016.12.21

TVBS Foundation was established, promoting its two main schemes, “Ecological Civilization” and ”Constructive Journalism”.

2016.12.21

To build a totally brand new image, TVBS Media Group announces its new CIS and renews its name into「TVBS Media Inc.」.

2016.02.24

TVBS is officially obtained permission to become a 100% Taiwan-invested television company.

2015.09.26

Obtained 6 major awards from the 50th Golden Bell Awards which is the highest number of award obtained since its establishment.

2014.12.31

A true 4K coverage of the year and fireworks of Taipei 101 was broadcasted and provided to over 200 TV stations globally during the 13th production of “Taipei New Year’s Eve Countdown Party”.

2014.11.29

The Virtual Objects technology, an identical technology to BBC’s, was applied on the election coverage.

2014.11.14

TVBS Media Group firstly purchased full 4K production systems for drama, entertainment and documentary production. TVBS is also the first commercial TV broadcaster who had utilized 4K technology in live coverage of large outdoor events in greater Chinese market.

2014.7.19

The Way We Were broadcasted. It is the 4th TVBS signature drama series. Rating of the last episode has created historical records.

2014.7

Obtained 2014 FIFA World Cup cable broadcasting right. TVBS Media Group is the first television station that applied HD technology to broadcast major international sport activities in Taiwan.

2014.3.06

Milestone of Taiwan TV history : All TVBS Media Group local channels-TVBS, TVBS News, and TVBS Entertainment-have accomplished upgrading to 100% HD format, leading Taiwanese television industry into a HD era.

2013.12.31

A record high of 1.16 million people were attracted to participate in the “Taipei New Year’s Eve Countdown Party”. And this is the 8th consecutive production of TVBS of this event.

2013.9

TVBS News Channel upgraded its broadcast format unto full HD format and it has become the very first HD television channel in Taiwan.

2013.5.6

The New Media Department was set up.

2013.3.29~8.10

Dragon Gate, the first TVBS-produced drama series, represented TVBS returning to the drama industry.

2013.3.18

FOCUS broadcasted, program scheduled at 7pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday. The one-hour news focusing in-depth coverage on global economy and happenings you must know.

2012.05.01

Mr. Harvey Chang was elected by the Board of Directors as Chairman, succeeding Mr. Leung. Also, “Justice and Innovation” are assured the core values of TVBS Media Group.

2009.08

Southern Taiwan was heavily devastated by Typhoon Morakot (the 88 Flood). “Wild Flood, Warm Community – Contributions for Children Victims”, a special charity program produced and broadcasted by TVBS Media Group in the evening of August 11 to help children victims. Overwhelming contributions from the Taiwanese communities were received. 592 million NT Dollars was collected during the one-month charity activity.

2009.6

Officially, TVBS-G was renamed TVBS Entertainment. TVBS-NEWS was renamed TVBS News.

2009.5

Relocated TVBS headquarter to the newly-built building in Ruiguang Road, Neihu District.

2008.3

Launched TVBS News Channel in Singapore. It is the only “news-only” channel established by a Taiwanese TV in Singapore.

2003.10.8

Mr. Norman Leung was elected by the Board of Directors as Chairman, succeeding Mr. Chiu.

2000.3

Established the first International Broadcast Center (IBC) for the Presidential Election in Taiwan.

1999.12.31

TVBS produced and broadcasted the first “Taipei New Year’s Eve Countdown Party” sponsored by Taipei City Government. Henceforward this countdown party becomes the most iconic year-end event in Taiwan.

1999.9

Occurrence of 921 Earthquake in Taiwan. Exerting the power of media influence, TVBS Care and Love Taiwan Culture and Education Foundation collected over 1.1 billion NT Dollars from 56,213 donators to help children victims, who ceased their study due to the disaster, to return to school. Co-built “921 Earthquake Museum of Taiwan” with the government.

1999.5

TVBS Love and Care Taiwan Culture and Education Foundation founded. Exerting media power, to care and concern affairs of Taiwan.

1997.6.2

TVBS Asia launched-the first infotainment TV channel covering overseas markets, namely Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, United States, etc.

1996.2

Established the first television poll center in Taiwan.

1995.10

TVBS-NEWS, the first 24-hour news channel in Taiwan launched.

1994.9

TVBS-G launched - the first entertainment-only channel in Taiwan.

1994.8.1

Launched the first nation-wide television call-in program 2100, People Talk. Viewers were invited to discuss the public matters on live TV show.

1993.9.28

TVBS Media Group first debuted on September 28, 1993, as the very first privately owned TV Station in Taiwan.

1993.8.6

With HK TVB’s 70% shareholding and Taiwan ERA Group’s 30% shareholding, they co-found Liann Yee Production CO., LTD. Mr. Chiu Fu-sheng was elected by the Board of Directors as Chairman.