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  1. 'Even Hollywood movies cannot compare to this'

    Posted Apr 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Despite the best efforts of censors, the downfall of Bo Xilai and his wife, Gu Kailai, reverberated across the internet yesterday, with stunned bloggers comparing the couple's demise to high drama. 'As a pe ...

  2. Star Movies to undergo rebranding next year

    Posted Nov 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Sophie Yu sophie.yu@scmp.com Pay television network Fox International Channels (FIC) announced it will replace Star Movies with Fox Movies Premium in Hong Kong and key Southeast Asian markets. The new service will be launched in January next year, and existing subscribers to Star Movies will migrate to it. The Star Movies brand will continue in Taiwan and the Philippines, which ...

  3. Road movies

    Posted Oct 31st 2010, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... movie series The Hire in the early 2000s, the talent involved- Clive Owen, John Woo Yu-sum, John Frankenheimer, Wong Kar-wai- made those cars seem much cooler than any of their competitors. ...

  4. Movie-watch

    Posted Sep 06th 2009, 12:00am by Richard James Havis

    ... This is, some analysts think, one of the main reasons that online movie-watching has not grown as much as expected. It's simply more comfortable to watch a movie on a television than ... But online is still heralded by most in the industry as the future of movie distribution. Luminaries such as British producer David Puttnam, now president of the Film Distributors' Association, ...

  5. Cinemas to try online distribution of movies

    Posted Oct 17th 2009, 12:00am by Vivienne Chow

    ... Vivienne Chow Christmas blockbusters such as James Cameron's Avatar could make their way to cinemas through the internet in December over a trial digital distribution network. The 18-month pilot scheme, Digital Cinema Exchange, is a joint project bet ...

  6. Man arrested over movie downloads

    Posted Apr 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Joshua But Customs has arrested a jobless man who may have distributed two movies on the internet using file-sharing technology called BitTorrent, in what may be the third such case ... download the two movies he was sharing. The shows were the British drama Brideshead Revisited and Hollywood action thriller NYC: Tornado Terror. 'He stayed online only for a brief hour ...

  7. Home movie

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... YouTube, the world's most popular video sharing portal, has launched its Hong Kong version. If you wanted to make a video to tell the world about Hong Kong, what features of the city would you highlight? Write to us ...

  8. Movie downloads free if you watch an ad first

    Posted Oct 08th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... legal downloads of movies. However, users are forced to watch the sponsor's advertising message before they can view a movie. Click To See Media, a mainland-based online video ad agency ... capitalists including Hollywood studio Walt Disney's Steamboat Venture. The fight against illegal downloads of its copyright movies is at the top of the company's agenda, and it has lined up ...

  9. Talking movies

    Posted Oct 05th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PCCW has partnered with UA Cinema Circuit to provide a movie ticket booking system through its customers' set-top box remote controls. Acting head of television and content Dominic Leung (above) says the company is in negotiations with a range of content providers on broadcasting rights for video-on-demand programmes. ...

  10. Ruili plans digital movies to dodge internet pirates

    Posted Sep 30th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Frederick Yeung Ruili Holdings, the flagship media business of dealmaker Charles Chan Kwok-keung, plans to invest more than $10 million to produce 30 digital movies each year in a bid to stimulate a local film industry struggling under the threat of internet downloads. The number of locally produced movies had plummeted over the past decade, from more than 200 to about 70 in more ...




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