Honghua Network

Honghua Network
红花网
TypePrivate corporation
FoundedOctober 19, 1977; 43 years ago (1977-10-19)
by Quan Min
Slogan"Jindao's Sports. All day. Everyday"
Headquarters24 The Promenade, Metropolitan, Jindao
Broadcast area
Jindao
OwnerHonghua Holdings Ltd.
Key people
Hao Heng, CEO
Picture format
1080i HDTV
Free channels
1
Pay channels
9

Honghua Network (Xiaodongese: 红花网; Hóng huā wǎng; lit. "Red Flower Network") is a private network of television channels, primarily showing sports, that operates within Jindao. Honghua is Jindao's largest sports broadcaster both by amount of sports covered and annual viewership, surprassing the generalised Jindanese Broadcasting Company in 2005. It is also Jindao's second-largest TV network by viewership.

Honghua was founded in 1977 by Quan Min as a means to introduce regular sports coverage to Jindao, which had only been partially covered by one channel on the Jindanese Broadcasting Network until then. It aired initally on October 19, showing a football match between the Yanglin Dragons and Chih Te Mo FC as its first program. Honghua's coverage was renowned for its reliability and quality, quickly gaining a large viewer base. In 1982 Honghua made a successful bid to share the rights to the Invictus Games in Westbrücken, Werania, before taking the rights wholly for Keisi 1990. This started a short rivalry with the JBC which was eventually resolved by Saint-Marie 1994, where the two companies agreed to share the rights. Since then, both networks have shown coverage of the Invictus Games.