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  1. Is it all over for Premier League on Cable?

    Posted Mar 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung I-Cable Communications will not try to hold on to its exclusive rights to screen English Premier League (EPL) soccer after next year if the price is too high, chairman ... to the English Premier League- and predict the price tag for 2007-2010 could pass $1 billion. Noting that sports programming accounted for more than 20 per cent of Cable TV's programming costs, Mr ...

  2. Now joins bidding for Premier League rights

    Posted Sep 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung PCCW's Now TV, Hong Kong's second-largest pay television provider, will bid for the local rights to show English Premier League football matches for three seasons ... internet broadcasting and mobile phone rights,' according to a source familiar with the bidding. ESPN Star Sports has held regional rights to the English Premier League since August 2004. ...

  3. Premier League loss not end of world for i-Cable

    Posted Dec 06th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... rights for English Premier League football matches to PCCW's Now Broadband TV. Nobody doubts Cable TV's strength in non-sports programming but is it enough to withstand the loss ... this week's ITU Telecom World are wearing badges proclaiming: 'Now TV- We Love Football', but without mentioning the Premier League. Alex Arena, PCCW executive director, told us that Now TV ...

  4. Battle looms for Premier League deal

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to heat up as the exclusive broadcasting rights for the popular English Premier League (EPL) from the 2007-08 season are thrown open to bids, an industry source said. Bidding for the new contract ... for the rights, according to sources. They said that under the new contract, the highest bid would not necessarily get exclusivity. 'The [Football Association] Premier League is said ...

  5. I-Cable eyes rate cut after loss of Premier League

    Posted Nov 16th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will consider cutting its basic tariffs after losing out to key rival PCCW Now TV in a bid to retain the broadcasting rights of top-rated English Premier League (EPL) football matches for the three ... exclusive negotiations with FA Premier League, the EPL organiser, to finalise an agreement over the broadcasting rights of all its 380 games per season. Market sources said PCCW beat Cable TV ...

  6. Now TV, i-Cable invited to bid for English football

    Posted Oct 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung The organisation that runs English Premier League football matches has invited bids for a three-year contract to carry live matches starting next year, triggering what ... in August for the right to carry Spanish football league matches for three years. Sources said FA Premier League, English Premier League's parent, has not yet decided whether to sell the rights ...

  7. Money talks very loudly when it comes to the Premiership on TV

    Posted Sep 03rd 2006, 12:00am by Tim Noonan

    ... Tim Noonan Sport is money and money is sport. And while the story of the rise of the English Premier League (EPL) and its effect on your cable TV bill is a tale of visionaries, marketing ... head of International Broadcasting and Media Operations for the FA Premier League. 'We are very vigilant about ensuring that no one in the room at FA headquarters has a mobile phone ...

  8. English football pulls in 5,000 new subscribers to Now TV

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung PCCW Now Broadband TV attracted more than 5,000 new subscribers in the month since winning the rights to broadcast English Premier League football matches for three seasons starting in August next year, according to an executive. PCCW, which on November 15 announced that it had won the English Premier League rights from rival i-Cable Communications' Cable TV, ...

  9. Bolton out for revenge over City

    Posted May 06th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Pulford

    ... with Nick Pulford Sam Allardyce's team have added incentive of Intertoto Cup qualification Tomorrow's final battles in the English Premiership season promise nothing as dramatic as last season, when West Brom escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth in an amazing four-way struggle for one survival spot. With the major issues at the top and bottom already settled, ...

  10. I-Cable clinches three-year deal to air Spanish football

    Posted Aug 22nd 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... broadcaster that carries the four major European leagues including the English Premier League, Serie A in Italy and Germany's Bundesliga. The exclusive rights to air English Premier League and Bundesliga will be up for bidding next year. TVB Pay Vision said yesterday it planned to bid for the Premier League, the most popular of the four leagues. 'We will bid for the English Premier ...




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