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  1. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - TELEVISION

    TV5MONDE app brings French-language television to Asia

    Posted Dec 02nd 2013, 09:14pm by Charley Lanyon

    ... buy a subscription to access premium content. In the case of TV5MONDE, this means non-paying customers can watch all they want, but only on a small screen, about the size of a smartphone. If they want to enjoy the channel full-screen on their computer, iPad, or hooked up to a television screen, they will have to pay for a subscription. Paying subscribers will also receive access to more ...

  2. Complaints about bad sales tactics jump 50pc

    Posted Oct 26th 2009, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... The complaints mainly involved slimming centres, beauty salons and pay TV operators. Misleading information, false claims, unfair contracts, prepayment packages and pressure shopping were among the more ... package' so she would have priority when booking services. 'The consumer has not been able to pay off the money she owed to the credit-card company,' Lau said. Another problematic ...

  3. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    Losses narrow at i-Cable amid continued market challenges

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:12pm by BIEN PEREZ

    ... Cable Television, the pay-TV service of i-Cable, previously had the local broadcast rights for those league matches after winning a high-priced bidding in 2009. On the telecommunications front, ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Pay-television and broadband internet services provider i-Cable Communications expects its near-term outlook to remain challenging even after narrowing its ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    TVB launches pay-to-watch internet television service

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 08:28pm

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com The battle between Hong Kong Television Network and its rival Television Broadcasts Ltd intensified on Tuesday after TVB launched a pay-to-watch internet ... Wai-kay’s service, which he is launching after being denied a free-to-air licence. “We have been planning this for two years…and we are launching pay-to-watch services, not free TV. The timing ...

  5. News - World - MEDIA

    United States Supreme Court rules against television start-up Aereo

    Posted Jun 26th 2014, 01:14am by AGENCIES

    ... was threatening the underpinnings of the industry by selling programming online without paying licensing fees. Aereo sought to give consumers a new way to watch broadcast television without buying ... Agencies in Washington Top court rules against TV maverick The US Supreme Court dealt what may be a fatal blow to Aereo and its dream of transforming the television industry, ruling ...

  6. Business - China Business - MEDIA

    China online video advertising market gets a boost from smart TVs

    Posted Sep 18th 2013, 12:00am by BIEN PEREZ

    ... traditional television pay-per-view content. There are currently about 450 million regular online video users on the mainland. As an internet-connected device, like a smartphone, smart televisions ... triple-play networks, which combine telecommunications, broadband and cable TV services," Fok said. Although global brands such as Lenovo, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics have smart TVs ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - HKTV

    TVB to pay HK$3m to charity as viewer benchmark reached

    Posted Nov 20th 2013, 11:44am by Gary Cheung and Tanna Chong

    ... Pak-cheung said he was “99 per cent certain” the television station, which has been dominant in the free-to-air television market for more than four decades, would have to donate HK$3 million ... card. Chan’s estimate proved correct. The show reached an average rating of 29 points, an equivalent to 1.856 million viewers, with a 95 per cent free-TV audience share. Ratings peaked at 31 ...

  8. Losses from pay TV piracy down 15pc with use of secure network

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Frederick Yeung and Celine Sun Pay TV piracy in Hong Kong is estimated to result in total losses of HK$213 million this year, down 15 per cent from last year, a poll has found. The industry expects losses will be further cut as more subscribers pay for the service through the highly secured internet protocol television service (IPTV), according to the survey conducted ...

  9. 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 TV generated revenue of HK$1.04 billion in the reported period, compared with i-Cable, which only had HK$699 million in revenue from the pay-television business with 892,000 subscribers. ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - BROADCASTING

    HKTV boss Ricky Wong stirs takeover rumours with televised 'toast' to ATV

    Posted Mar 15th 2014, 04:11am by Amy Nip, Vivienne Chow, Stuart Lau

    ... him he would need a free-to-air or pay-television licence if HKTV's broadcast signals could be shown on sets in more than 5,000 households. He pilloried seemingly contradictory licensing ... wagging about his next move. The Hong Kong Television Network boss, who this week put on hold plans for a mobile television channel, appeared on ATV's News Bar Talk for an unannounced ...




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