Welcome to the Website of Robert Chua, one of the great pioneers of broadcasting in Asia. With 50+ years of broadcasting experience involving all aspects of television production and distribution, Robert has now turned his attention toward producing concepts and content for TV and the Internet.
Robert has a proven track record as a producer and innovator, but this is not just another vanity website. Its purpose is clear: to profile Robert for potential investors, suppliers, consulting clients, new business partners and friends around the world. It will also serve as a useful source of information to journalists and researchers. The site has been created in the open, transparent style Robert has always maintained in his business dealings.
Robert pioneered terrestrial television in Hong Kong in 1967. As one of the first executive producers at Hong Kong’s first terrestrial TV station, TVB, he brought the first ever live show to Hong Kong, starting off with a variety program (Enjoy Yourself Tonight), and created the first Miss Hong Kong pageant. He also produced Hong Kong’s first charity marathon live show.
Robert soon became Production Manager at TVB and was eventually promoted to Special Assistant to the Managing Director.
On 11th, March 1995 he launched a Chinese language satellite TV service: China Entertainment Television Broadcast Ltd (CETV,) which has just joined forces with Time Warner. Robert will retain his shareholding and remain as chairman. After years of taking an intensely hands on approach to his broadcasting interests, Robert has begun looking for partners for new business ventures, including creating new ‘formats’ for international television shows, The first to be launched international in 2002 will be “Everyone Wins” a virtual interactive quiz show..
Although he is an extremely well known figure in Asian broadcasting circles, Robert often gets enquiries from North America, Europe and other parts of the non Asian world. Hopefully, this site will set him well apart from others in Asia who make claims of experience and influence without the track records to back them up.
(Christopher Chapel, Hong Kong based journalist.)
Note: This site will be updated as more information is gathered
I have created and formatted a Book with the use of QRB codes to allow readers to enhance their reading pleasure.
Readers can have immediate online content and interaction with me and some of my friends featured in this Book.
The QRB codes consist of Voice, Video, Stills, Text , AR and VR. Some codes allow readers to leave a message and even speak “live” with me and some of my friends who appear in the Book. All my friends who agree to participate need to do is to install an App which allows them to “Switch on” to take calls whenever they are and simply “Switch off”at other times.
The First of it’s Kind.