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  1. Battle for free Olympic TV reaches final hurdle

    Posted Jan 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the London Olympic Games this summer. The Olympics were aired by terrestrial broadcasters TVB and ATV, but the pay television operator won the Games' sole broadcasting rights for Hong Kong five ... 'We are ready to broadcast the London Games on our proposed domestic terrestrial free television channel,' Kwan said yesterday at a ceremony marking the 200-day countdown to the Games. ...

  2. I.O.C. asked to act on i-Cable deal

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... was on a business trip to Dubai yesterday. On Wednesday, i-Cable revealed what it called a final offer to the two free-to-air television broadcasters, TVB and ATV, in an attempt to meet the IOC requirements ... A spokeswoman for i-Cable only said the pay-TV station had been in contact with the IOC, following the IOC granting it broadcast rights. In response to inquiries, a spokeswoman for the Geneva-based IOC ...

  3. ATV to screen Euro 2004 soccer final

    Posted May 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Benjamin Wong A deal has been struck to screen a delayed broadcast of the final of the European soccer championship on free-to-air television. In addition to the final, ATV will carry delayed broadcasts of four other Euro 2004 matches- including one of the semi-finals- under an agreement with Cable TV. ATV will also air a 15-minute highlight show on match days, as well ...

  4. Audience pledge from i-Cable on Olympics cover

    Posted Aug 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai and Daniel Pang Pay-TV operator hits at critics Pay-TV operator i-Cable has pledged to bring its broadcasts of the 2010 winter and 2012 summer Olympic Games to the widest ... it would not rule out any type of media as a channel for coverage, but it was too early to focus on a free-to-air TV broadcaster, given how fast the TV industry landscape could change in the years ...

  5. Cable TV confident of World Cup profit, despite the cost

    Posted May 02nd 2006, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... That figure does not include what the company is paying to secure the exclusive Hong Kong broadcasting rights and its investment in a 3-D sports analytical system that is being used for the first time ... is also hopeful that its coverage of the World Cup finals, being held in Germany, will help it keep existing subscribers and add new customers. A deal to share broadcasting rights for some ...

  6. City clubs mull soccer channel

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... for a year- and fear audiences may shrink, since local soccer would no longer be shown on free-to-air broadcaster TVB's channels. The Hong Kong Football Association (HKFA) is working with Now TV ... with the broadcaster. In return, Now TV would produce a daily programme of three to four hours which would be looped for 24-hour broadcasting. Other than live coverage of important games, the programme would ...

  7. Cable TV inquiry after Spanish dispute blocks soccer broadcasts

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The Broadcasting Authority will investigate Cable TV's failure to broadcast Spanish soccer league matches at the weekend. A contract dispute between the owner of the rights to broadcast most Primera Liga matches and the production company that distributes the matches is believed to have led the former to block pay-TV broadcasts of some matches from the opening weekend ...

  8. TVs, condoms, voodoo dolls- what a Cup spree

    Posted Jun 04th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with the government's support for high-definition terrestrial broadcasts and brand promotions, it has all helped to create an excuse for consumers to spend.' Adidas (Hong Kong) has reported billowing ... to flat-screen televisions. With soccer's biggest tournament kicking off on Friday, shops, advertisers and bookmakers are forecasting record profits as the game becomes an obsession during the next ...

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    Pietersen hired as World Twenty20 television pundit by ESPN-Star Sports

    Posted Aug 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in New Delhi Pietersen gets work on TV at World Twenty20 Axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen will work as a television pundit during next month's World Twenty20, raising the prospect of him commenting on his estranged former teammates, the broadcaster said yesterday. The South Africa-born star was dropped from England's test side this month ...

  10. TVB turns up heat in row over Olympics

    Posted Jul 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Patsy Moy and Johnny Tam The row over broadcasting rights for the London Olympic Games among three local TV stations intensified last night after TVB said it was prepared to negotiate ... an agreement with cable TV,' Tsang said. In its news report last night, TVB said the IOC would decide within days whether it would open its rights to other broadcasters. The report also claimed ...




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