Founder's Message

The idea of forming the HK section came across me in 1994. At that time, there have been a lot of growth in the TV industry in HK. New stations like STAR, WHARF, CTN, TNT, NBC as well as many production houses were set up. The number of engineers and production people engaged in the TV field have grew substantially. I think it will be nice if there is a chance for these people to meet regularly so that they can share their experience... (read more)

Governor-at-Large (Current) Lam Kwok-luen 林國聯


Dear Prospective Member :
Become a member of SMPTE, one of the world's leading professional engineering associations. When you join, you will get the professional recognition and career development you seek... (read more)

Section Chair (2020 - 2021) Kevin YF Chu 朱雨發

Dear SMPTE Hong Kong Section Members,

Working as a technical professional in the media industry is never easy. Media technology is moving fast. From analog to digital to IP, from tape to hard drive to the cloud, from terrestrial to IPTV to OTT.... (Read more)

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