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  1. 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 ...

  2. Cable TV wins exclusive rights for top European soccer

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... League. Pay-TV operator I-Cable Communications has scored a coup over its main rival, PCCW's Now TV, by securing exclusive media rights to the Champions League matches for three seasons, starting from 2009-10. I-Cable announced the deal yesterday. It will also continue broadcasting second-tier competition in the UEFA Cup in Hong Kong. Now TV has broadcast UEFA Champions League ...

  3. Liu heartbreaker lifts i-Cable free online service

    Posted Aug 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... PCCW's Now TV customers can record several television programmes on the news, business and Barclays Premier League football channels through a newly launched online recording service. The new Now ... be converted into a reliable revenue stream, i-Cable has high hopes. It needs to boost revenue after losing exclusive Barclays Premier League coverage to Now TV last year. Last week, it said revenue ...

  4. Online advertising to surge as new media grows on mainland

    Posted Jan 09th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... set-top boxes for television programmes, one for free digital broadcasting service from TVB and ATV, the other for PCCW's Now TV, which is a paid service. To avoid too many boxes at home, ... PCCW's Now TV is working on a two-in-one set-top box for subscribers. To hit the market as early as next month, the new version 'will enable users to get high-definition television ...

  5. Sales boom tipped now that Blu-ray has won DVD war

    Posted Feb 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'The sales of Blu-ray [players] are linked to HD flat-panel TVs, first and foremost. Certainly those consumers who have bought an HD TV may now consider buying a Blu-ray player,' said ... started; there is a wide selection of HD-ready and full-HD television products in stores; and now we have one universally recognised format for high-definition DVD players and recorders,' Mr ...

  6. PCCW Saudi venture 'about exporting skills'

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation, Mr Arena said. Now TV and the mobile business were the two growth engines for PCCW, he added. However, investors were surprised that Now TV missed its ...

  7. Al-Jazeera broadcasts on Now TV

    Posted May 15th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch More than a million Hong Kong households now have access to international news channel Al-Jazeera English, with the network launching on Now TV yesterday. The channel became available free on PCCW's Now TV Channel 325 from 7pm. Al-Jazeera English has been available on Cable TV since January, but the decision to broadcast on Now TV will substantially increase ...

  8. Now TV ad refusal irks PCCW competitor

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Quinton Chan

    ... Quinton Chan and Joshua But At least one mobile phone operator has cried foul after being denied advertising time on Now Broadband TV- an offshoot of telecommunications giant PCCW, which ... campaign on Now TV channels. Now said in written explanations in May 2006 and July last year that prior approval from PCCW's senior management was required for broadcasting of any ...

  9. Let the market decide on mobile television

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

    ... i-Cable and Now TV have become firmly established, while other cable television operators have failed to fly. The same question has now surfaced about the three mobile television licences ... There is a business risk in every new technology venture. Such was the case in the early 1990s when the first pay-television channels on cable went to air. Some people had doubts ...

  10. Robert Chua sees Net influence on television

    Posted Oct 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in 1967. Behind the early success of the company, now the world's largest producer of Chinese-language television shows, was a 21-year-old from Australia. Singapore-born Robert Chua Wah Peng, ... executives to start building relations with the mainland- his satellite television venture Chinese Entertainment Television began in 1994 with rights to broadcast in Guangdong province. Now 62, his ...




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