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  1. Better English for soccer fans

    Posted Jun 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Lorraine Ma, Young Post intern The British Council's 'World Cup English'- a new section of its Premier Skills website- is a useful tool that lets football fans keep up with the latest World Cup news while improving their English. Premier Skills is a partnership between the Premier League and the British Council. The website promotes community sports development around ...

  2. PCCW to launch high-definition TV early

    Posted Jul 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung PCCW's Now TV will debut the city's first high-definition TV broadcasting next month with English Premier League football matches and other sports programmes for an extra monthly tariff of HK$68, the company said yesterday. The channel will air 92 Premier League matches, 38 Italian Serie A games and 31 UEFA Euro 2008 matches, as well as other events ...

  3. Hutchison loses exclusive soccer rights

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Ben Kwok

    ... on a non-exclusive basis along with rival Vodafone Group. Hutchison subsidiary 3UK was one of two winners allowed to provide English Premier League highlights to mobile phone customers for three years. Satellite broadcaster BSkyB secured internet broadcasting rights. Hutchison, Vodafone and BSkyB collectively paid ?100 million (HK$1.28 billion) for these rights, according to the English Premier ...

  4. Jockey Club aims to air soccer matches

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... match commentaries on the club's website will also be strengthened. Real-time postings of scores in all matches in the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, Italian Serie A, Uefa Champions League, and Uefa Europa League will be available. ...

  5. Football rights to cut i-Cable profit

    Posted Aug 08th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Communications, were probably hurt by the additional programming cost of landing the exclusive right to English Premier League football matches, according to media analysts. The company will announce its ... content. 'The surge in programming cost was mainly due to the English Premier League,' said a local analyst. He said programming costs in the half probably rose 16 per cent year on year ...

  6. Music industry seeks Net gain from bid to beat illegal downloads

    Posted Aug 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to PCCW PCCW, which paid about HK$1 billion to broadcast English Premier League football matches in Hong Kong, was having its exclusive rights to show the games in the city undermined by mainland ... is hurt,' a PCCW source told Media Eye. Premier League on the menu While many soccer fans are still considering whether to pay HK$218 a month for a package that includes English Premier League ...

  7. Cable TV 'muppets' ruin game

    Posted Jun 18th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... anywhere in the world doing something so stupid, thoughtless and amateurish. It truly bodes poorly for Cable's takeover of the English Premier League rights for next season. Instead of John ...

  8. Tom Online scores ESPN deal

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

    ... Sidney Luk Tom Online will team with ESPN to offer sports content to mobile-phone users, as part of the company's plan to add new revenue streams. The multi-year deal, to be announced over the weekend, will allow Beijing-based Tom Online to provide English Premier League (EPL) content, a well-placed source said. ESPN, which has exclusive broadcast rights for EPL in China, ...

  9. Cable TV regains lead in game with decoders

    Posted Aug 20th 2005, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... with Quinton Chan With the Premier League now in full swing, Cable TV has won a crucial victory off the field. Still remember the war between the broadcaster and the illegal decoder gangs? In the first round early last year, the station switched to a digital system, making analogue decoders obsolete, but then the syndicate came up with digital decoders. In round two, Cable TV struck back ...

  10. Ofta finding far fewer illegal cable decoders

    Posted Aug 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... after Cable TV, a subsidiary of i-Cable Communications, lost its 10-year monopoly on English Premier League broadcasting rights to PCCW's Now Broadband TV. Apart from the English Premier League, PCCW also outbid Cable TV for the European Championship games. Ahead of the kickoff of the English Premier League season on Saturday, the South China Morning Post visited Apliu Street ...




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