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  1. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Losses narrow at i-Cable amid continued market challenges

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:12pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... that was mainly attributable to illegal content found online, which has affected commercial airtime sales. Competition will remain intense i-Cable In contrast, rival Now TV’s business has been growing ... Cable Television, the pay-TV service of i-Cable, previously had the local broadcast rights for those league matches after winning a high-priced bidding in 2009. On the telecommunications front, ...

  2. Business - China Business - ACQUISITIONS

    Wei family agrees to buy Taiwan’s biggest cable TV operator for US$2.4b

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 02:53pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Taipei Controlling investors of noodle maker Tingyi to pay US$2.4 billion for Taiwanese firm Wei family to acquire cable-TV operator Taiwan's Wei family has agreed to buy majority control of China Network Systems (CNS), the island's biggest cable-television operator, for about US$2.4 billion including debt from private equity firm MBK Partners, sources said. ...

  3. Police apologise for blocking TV staffer at April Fifth protest

    Posted Apr 07th 2004, 12:00am by Ella Lee, Stella Lee

    ... Stella Lee Police yesterday apologised for stopping a Cable TV crewman from taking shots of a demonstration outside the central government liaison office on Monday. The broadcaster said the superintendent involved in the incident had overreacted. Western divisional commander Superintendent Kevin Li Chiu-yin stopped the Cable TV staff member from filming the protest by the April Fifth Action ...

  4. Anger over TV soccer change

    Posted Mar 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I am angry and disappointed at the decision that Cable TV will be buying ESPN's coverage of live football. At the end of the football season, I plan to terminate my contract ... and has a presenter who is surely without peer in the region. The broadcasts are a social focal point, drawing together a community of expatriates and locals. What does Cable TV propose to do? ...

  5. Withdraw apocalypse prophesy now: pastor

    Posted Jun 20th 2004, 12:00am by Simon Parry

    ... written by the station's co-founder. Pastor Dennis Balcombe, of Hong Kong's Revival Christian Church, says he will disassociate himself from the channel, broadcast on Cable TV ... if it persists with apparently anti-Chinese pronouncements it may not have its licence renewed. Cable TV says Mrs Alec's book is not an issue. The book foresees a bloody conflict in China in which ...

  6. News - World - MEDIA

    United States Supreme Court rules against television start-up Aereo

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by AGENCIES

    ... provider" but that its "activities are substantially similar to those of the [cable] companies". "Aereo sells a service that allows subscribers to watch television programmes, many ... the packages offered by cable and satellite companies. Customers in 11 cities have been able to watch live and recorded broadcast programmes for as little as US$8 a month. Some justices worried during ...

  7. Hosts in loud shirts to jazz up Cable's European soccer line-up

    Posted Jun 02nd 2004, 12:00am by Carrie Chan

    ... Carrie Chan Not content with delivering the European football championships to its viewers, Cable TV has decided to treat its viewers to hosts dressed in Hawaiian shirts and polka-dot ... black humour, will also write the script for the programme. The station's vice-president for news and sports, Ronald Chiu Ying-chun, said sport shows were one of Cable TV's strengths ...

  8. World Cup will only show on Cable TV

    Posted Feb 27th 2010, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Soccer fans will not be able to watch World Cup matches on television free of charge because Hong Kong rights-holder i-Cable's contract terms have scared off the two terrestrial broadcasters. ATV and TVB said yesterday that negotiations with i-Cable, operator of pay-TV broadcaster Cable TV, on sub-licensing the World Cup matches in June had stopped because ...

  9. I-Cable considers 40pc tariff cut to halt viewer switch to Now TV

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to capitalise on the football matches. Cable TV's exclusive right to broadcast the English Premier League will end in May when all matches this season are completed. The televised matches are Cable ... Frederick Yeung I-Cable Communications, the operator of Cable TV, plans to cut its basic monthly tariff 40 per cent in a move to retain subscribers after losing its right to broadcast ...

  10. Galaxy TV to reach 25pc of homes

    Posted Jan 27th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cable TV and PCCW's NOW Broadband TV, which offers pay-television content on an internet platform, already boast coverage across 90 per cent of households. However, the limited coverage ... said exTV targeted a market penetration of 20 per cent, but declined to give a timetable. Hong Kong Cable TV dominates the pay-television scene and secures a 30 per cent market share ...




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