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  1. Free-spenders send Cathay inflight sales sky high

    Posted Aug 04th 2010, 12:00am by Charlotte So

    ... also imposes limitations on inflight shopping. First, the quantity of duty-free products on board is constrained by an aircraft's loading constraints, especially at a time when oil prices are hovering around US$80 per barrel. Second, as the percentage of seats sold, or passenger load factor, keeps rising, cabin crew are busier serving passengers, with less time to to sell duty-free ...

  2. Be a friend to those in need

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... huge financial burdens. Therapies and medication to treat the disease have only recently been recognised by the Hospital Authority and offered for free or at a subsidised cost. MPS is caused by the body's inability to produce certain enzymes. This can cause symptoms such as mental retardation, heart disease, depression, speech and hearing impairment and a dramatically shortened life span. ...

  3. Free-TV hopefuls short of serious money

    Posted Jul 10th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip, Vivienne Chow

    ... Amy Nip and Vivienne Chow Three companies have joined the race for new free-to-air television licences, but their proposed investment levels indicate viewers should not have high ... was a must, the company would provide programmes for eight hours a day. Its Cantonese channel would offer 24 hours of daily broadcasting. Existing free-to-air licensees are required to provide both ...

  4. Give new free-to-air broadcasters a chance

    Posted Jan 04th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hong Kong officially has a free-TV duopoly enjoyed by TVB and ATV. But, judging by market share and advertising revenue, TVB effectively dominates the airwaves. The station has long been the predominant free-to-air broadcaster and the only one that consistently makes a profit. But a lack of competition doesn't help quality and content. Besides news, local game shows and formulaic ...

  5. CTI, i-Cable shares rise over free-to-air plans

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Isabella Steger Shares of i-Cable Communications and City Telecom (CTI) soared yesterday after both firms said they planned to offer free-to-air television services in Hong Kong, breaking ... in the venture. I-Cable said it would submit a bid later this month. It expects to be able to launch its free service within nine months of being granted the licence and beam to the whole of Hong Kong ...

  6. Free dailies gain bigger share of advertising pie

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez It has been said that the best things in life are free, and Hong Kong newspaper advertisers appear to be taking this saying to heart. Total advertising revenue generated by the city's free newspapers grew 5 per cent year on year to HK$1.5 billion in the first three quarters, while that of paid newspapers shrank 10 per cent to HK$4.08 billion, according to media ...

  7. I-Cable targets free-TV licence despite legal bar

    Posted Aug 12th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Pay-television operator i-Cable Communications says it is interested in entering the free-to-air television market but that existing broadcasting rules forbid it from applying for a licence. Chairman Stephen Ng Tin-hoi said at yesterday's interim results announcement that under the Broadcasting Ordinance, a free-television broadcaster cannot be a controlled ...

  8. TVB Pay Vision growth stalled by free digital TV

    Posted Apr 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Television Broadcasts, the city's biggest broadcaster, is still experiencing red ink at its pay-television operations. The problem: digital free television provides an increasing number of popular TVB channels for free. Media Eye recently heard from the street that the controlling shareholder of TVB Pay Vision, deal maker Charles Chan Kwok-keung's See Corp, ...

  9. Coupon bonanza fuels free papers' proliferation

    Posted Mar 18th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Tough times have meant an unexpected fillip for the city's free newspapers, with advertisers increasingly using them as a kind of coupon book for bargain-hungry ... to HK$1.70. The discount has not stopped commuters lining up each morning for a free newspaper. 'People now do not mind reading free newspapers, as they are offering similar news as the paid ...

  10. Ming Pao turns New York edition into free sheet

    Posted Feb 04th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Free newspapers are turning into a tool for publishers to gain market share without breaking the bank in an increasingly tough environment. Hong Kong's Ming Pao Daily News is the latest newspaper group to jump on the 'throwaway' band wagon, turning its New York edition into a free sheet to save costs. Media Chinese International, the controlling ...




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