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  1. Cable TV to show Premier League games in 3-D

    Posted Jan 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The pay-TV station announced yesterday that between January 22 and May it will air 10 Barclays English Premier League games on its High Definition BPL channel at no extra charge. Subscribers ... subscribers. She said the company had invested more than HK$1 million in 3-D Premier League broadcasts. Vincent Cheung, Cable TV's senior vice-president for subscription services, said subscribers ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Please don't let us down, Cable TV

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

    ... Most English Premier League fans will now get at least an extra half-hour's sleep with Cable TV receiving the rights to broadcast the EPL. With Euro-A-Go-Go showing us what rubbish Cable TV is clearly capable of, I must say they are no doubt the worst in the world. The EPL season is now looking less and less likely to live up to its reputation. I must say that losing John ...

  5. Crackdown nets HK$3.15 million in betting orders

    Posted May 13th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... in a crackdown on gambling syndicates as the English Premier League season ended at the weekend. Officers found a public housing flat, industrial unit, mahjong parlour and other residential premises being used as betting centres. The operation began on Saturday, before the final round of English Premier League matches on Sunday. It was organised by the Organised Crime and Triad Bureau ...

  6. The premier League

    Posted Oct 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... the most other-worldly- the most pop-starry- was the Human League's Philip Oakey. With his eye-catching asymmetrical hairstyle, later to be joined by full make-up, earrings and gender-bending outfits, Oakey was only invited to join the Human League because the band members believed he already looked like a pop star. His appearance in the 80s was so outre he said the father ...

  7. Lack of subtitles leaves English-speakers feeling alien at premiere of Avatar

    Posted Dec 18th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... the Hyatt Regency hotel used to be. Although most of it is still under construction, the UA cinema opened on Wednesday with the premiere of James Cameron's 3-D blockbuster Avatar at 7pm ... subtitles. Wouldn't the English-speaking audience want to know what the creatures are saying, too? ...

  8. Premiere league

    Posted Mar 01st 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, starring Al Gore. This year, organisers are highlighting the number of premieres: there will be 16 world premieres, nine international premieres and 22 Asian premieres. It's the first time the festival has been so explicit about it, says artistic director Li Cheuk-to- and it's not something he's excited about. 'What's the point ...

  9. I-Cable pledges to keep Euro leagues

    Posted Aug 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... television operation. Pay-television operating profit fell 17 per cent to $195 million, due mainly to a more expensive English Premier League contract which expires in June 2007. 'We expect ... yesterday. Programming costs in the first half rose 15 per cent to $421 million, due mainly to the increasing league cost. Compared with the second half of last year when the new Premier League ...

  10. I-Cable counts on free TV to soften loss of English football

    Posted Feb 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Premier League football matches later this year, i-Cable Entertainment executive director Tsui Siu-ming says. The company's Cable TV is losing its dominance as a broadcaster of foreign sport ... such as Hollywood films and ESPN Star Sports programmes. 'We need to have good programmes on hand to offset the negative impact of losing the English Premier Leaguer rights,' Mr Tsui said. A new ...




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