凤凰卫视1996年3月31日启播，以“拉近全球华人距离，向世界发出华人的声音”为宗旨，致力为全世界华人提供高质素的华语电视节目。经过近19 年的努力，从一个单一频道的电视台，已经发展成为拥有中文台、信息台、欧洲台、美洲台、电影台和香港台6个电视频道，超过2.5亿观众，并同时发展互联 网、周刊、户外电子大屏幕、出版、广播和教育等多元化业务的全媒体集团。
集团旗下的凤凰卫视中文台、信息台、欧洲台、美洲台、电影台和香港台透过AsiaSat-3S、China Sat-6B、Eurobird、Telsat-12、Directv、Echostar、G3-C、Satmex-6、Bell ExpressVU等卫星直播平台，覆盖亚太、欧洲、美洲、拉丁美洲、中东及非洲180多个国家和地区。
PHOENIX SATELLITE TELEVISION began to broadcast on 31 March, 1996, with the philosophy of “reducing the distance within the global Chinese community and expressing the voice of Chinese to the world”, and striving to provide Chinese everywhere with high quality Mandarin Chinese television programming. Through nineteen years of hard work, Phoenix has developed from being a one-channel station into a multi-channel television broadcaster, with the Phoenix Chinese Channel, the Phoenix InfoNews Channel, the Phoenix Chinese News and Entertainment Channel which broadcasts in Europe, the Phoenix American Channel, the Phoenix Movie Channel and the Phoenix Hong Kong Channel. These six channels currently have an audience in excess of 250 million viewers worldwide. Phoenix has now evolved into an omni-media corporate group, with an internet website (www.ifeng.com), a weekly magazine, an outdoor Mega LED advertising business, and publishing, radio broadcasting and education projects.
The Group’s Chinese Channel, InfoNews Channel, European Channel, American Channel, Movie Channel and Hong Kong Channel are carried on AsiaSat-3S, China Sat-6B, EUROBIRD, Telsat-12, Directv, Echostar, G3-C, SATMEX-6, Bell ExpressVU and other broadcasting platforms, covering over 180 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, North America, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa.
Phoenix Satellite Television Corporation Limited was listed on the Growth Enterprise Market of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 30 June 2000, and then on 5 December 2008 the Phoenix Corporation transferred to the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.