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  1. Sport - Hong Kong - LEFT FIELD ALVIN SALLAY

    Left Field: Cheap television deal a false economy

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 09:41pm by Alvin Sallay

    ... that path. This TV deal is a good example. By paying the major share, the Big Four feel they have the right to the lion's share of airtime. And they have a point. But wouldn't it have been ... to have scored an own goal. It is a short-sighted approach- paying less to be seen less. In its infancy, the Premier League will benefit from every bit of exposure. The bulk of the cost has been ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Sport - Hong Kong

    Free-to-air TV 'best to promote HK game'

    Posted Sep 05th 2014, 10:46pm by CHAN KIN-WA

    ... will be able to watch the new Hong Kong Premier League on television, for the first time in four seasons without paying any fee. After working with Now TV, a pay-TV operator, for the past three ... million last season to Now TV as the official broadcaster. However, the clubs questioned whether a pay-TV channel could achieve the target of promoting soccer in Hong Kong and were also concerned ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...




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