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  1. PCCW shares up on forecasts of good earnings

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the city's pay-television service providers reaping the most significant gains. It estimated advertising income for PCCW's Now TV rose 93 per cent year on year, driven by more advertising campaigns from banking giant HSBC. Operating cost reductions may have also helped interim earnings this year, according to Soh. She said, for example, Now TV does not bear the high cost ...

  2. PCCW bets on local content to increase pay-TV unit's growth

    Posted Aug 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... customers to sign up for higher tariff packages when they renewed contracts. Now TV surpassed rival i-Cable Communications as Hong Kong's biggest pay-television operator in the first half. Now ... tax, depreciation and amortisation in the first half to HK$3.36 billion while revenue increased 13 per cent to HK$10.75 billion. Its Now TV unit was one of the growth engines in the first six ...

  3. Business - Companies - MEDIA

    PCCW sees strong growth of media business in the second half

    Posted Aug 07th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Subscriber numbers up on back of broadcast rights, as first-half profit beats expectations PCCW boosted by Premier League's return to Now TV PCCW, which saw its consolidated net profit rise 2 per cent in the first half, expects the return of English Premier League football matches on Now TV this month to step up growth in its media business. ...

  4. Sport - Hong Kong

    Now TV seeks HK$6 million fee for Premier League coverage

    Posted Jul 15th 2014, 10:57pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... Premier League is in doubt with clubs being asked to pay a fee of HK$6 million. The price was quoted by PCCW that runs Now TV, which has been the official broadcaster for the First Division ... Sutcliffe agreed the amount quoted by Now TV would be too hard for the clubs to afford. "We are still talking to other people as no one can afford it," said the association chief. "We ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion - A BAD WEEK FOR ...

    A Bad Week for..., January 6, 2013

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by AGENCIES

    ... that his comments affected the share prices of companies he wrote about.   Chau Chi-wing The Now TV reporter found himself the victim of an attack by supporters of Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying ...

  6. PCCW claims 'top spender' title in August's advertising campaigns

    Posted Oct 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... First-half net profit for the carrier increased 17 per cent to HK$765 million from HK$654 million a year earlier, mostly on the back of increased advertising on Now TV, and its Netvigator broadband ... acquired the broadcast rights for the English Premier League, Now TV responded by heavily promoting a variety of leagues and matches to soccer fans. These include Spain's La Liga, Italy's ...

  7. I-Cable considers 40pc tariff cut to halt viewer switch to Now TV

    Posted Jan 04th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... English Premier League matches to PCCW's Now TV, sources said. The cut comes as Now TV starts to raise its minimum monthly tariff 33 per cent this month with further increases later this year ... TV's most popular programming. According to a source, Cable TV is offering a HK$10 discount each month for subscribers of the HK$239 package starting from now until the end of May. The company ...

  8. Cable TV wins rights to air soccer World Cup

    Posted Jun 11th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... of i-Cable Communications win more subscribers after PCCW's NOW Broadband TV outbid it for the rights to air next season's English Premier League. 'It's a clear message to tell ... no negative impact on subscriptions. I-Cable has 820,000 customers and Mr Ng said the number continued to grow. Cable TV has now won the World Cup broadcast rights three times consecutively. It did ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - SPORT

    The latest Premier League transfer fee … HK$398

    Posted Feb 07th 2013, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Amy Nip amy.nip@scmp.com Now TV wins broadcast rights, meaning bigger bill for soccer fans but lots of fancy manoeuvres The latest Premier League transfer fee … HK$398 There will be a mixture of pleasure and pain for soccer fans as the broadcasting rights for the Barclays Premier League switches from Cable TV to Now TV next season- there will be new features but a bigger bill. ...

  10. Lifestyle - Technology - OPTICAL DISCS

    Streaming is gaining ground, but optical discs aren't likely to disappear just yet

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 12:09am by Jamie Carter

    ... of resiliency left." Even in homes where streaming is now the norm, discs have left a legacy. "Although streaming services allow consumers to watch films and TV shows on all kinds of devices ... megapixels), Ultra HD 4K televisions have been launched by all the major brands in the last year, and prices are dropping already. In a couple of years they'll constitute almost all TVs on sale. ...




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