Channel V

VJ role on music channel a perfect fit for supermodel

It's not exactly a giant step up the brain chain, but Lisa Selesner is no longer just a supermodel. She's a music channel VJ too.

Wednesday, 10 September, 2008, 12:00am

Time Asia seeking partner for Chinese-language website

Time Asia is seeking a mainland partner for the launch of a Chinese-language online edition, attempting to build on growing interest among mainlanders for international news.

Edward McCarrick, global publisher of Time, said Chinese were among the top viewers of the company's English-language portal, which provides real-time news and content from its current print issue.

16 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

channel hop

We are keeping it simple this week, it's only television after all. First, a show called Human Weapon, but before you learn about the programme, you might want to know a little about the channel that is showing it.

9 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Fashionable yacht hasn't lost any models in harbour - yet

There's a new cruiser in Victoria Harbour this week and it's doing nothing but hosting parties with bikini models - and cameramen filming them. Sounds like one round of drinks short of a Girls Gone Wild video.

17 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Now Sports launch shows aggressive drive for content

PCCW Now TV, the world's largest internet-protocol television service provider, highlights its efforts to produce more content with the debut today of one of two channels planned under a new Now Sports brand.

21 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

TV Mart invites you to shop until you drop

Aiming to change consumer buying habits, Hong Kong's first television shopping channel was launched yesterday.

A 24-hour venture, TV Mart has been created at a cost of $180 million by Japan's Mitsui, Taiwan's TransAsia Airways, Secom and Gold Sun TV.

9 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

TV visionary behind the ImagineAsian invasion

New York-based television boss Michael Hong is a man with a mission. With his new TV station, ImagineAsian, the South Korean-born chief executive hopes to bring Hong Kong and Asian films into homes all across America.

19 Sep 2004 - 12:00am

Wu-man 'Talks Da Talk' on new show

It seems that Channel V star David Wu has a lot on his plate these days. Seen hanging out at Dragon-i last week with friends, the 37-year-old 'Wu-man' says he is actually in HK a lot, travelling back and forth from Taiwan and China.

9 Feb 2004 - 12:00am


Phoenix Satellite Television expects the audience for its InfoNews channel, which recently won landing rights to air on the mainland, to grow from five million today to 20 million by early next year. The company hopes the 24-hour Putonghua channel, running at an annual operating cost of US$15 million to US$20 million, will break even by next year.

10 Jan 2003 - 12:00am

French TV channel leaves foreign rivals out in the cold

The French state-owned international channel - TV V - is the only foreign channel to receive approval to beam its signal into China since Beijing launched a centralised platform in January.

11 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Mandarin channel

I-Cable Satellite Television has been granted a non-domestic service licence by the Broadcasting Authority. It is preparing to launch a Mandarin-language channel - Horizon - for mainland audiences and is awaiting approval by the Chinese Government.

19 Oct 2001 - 12:00am

Outgoing personality, confidence and an open mind important, says VJ

GINA LAM XUE-WEN is a girl on the move. The 23-year-old has been a video jockey (VJ) for Channel V for 18 months and her workday is often as varied as the music videos featured on her show. Today is a quiet day and only involves three intensive hours at the recording studio. Her work schedule is quite irregular but on average, she works two to three days a week.

27 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

World Club Championship a tournament too far for HK channel

The biggest club tournament in the world - the World Club Championship in Brazil - started this week and lasts until next Friday.

But fans in Hong Kong will not see the games because the rights holders priced them too steeply. That's the word from CABLE TV who are the SAR's leaders in soccer programming.

7 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Promos not from Cable

I refer to the letter from your correspondent headlined, 'Puzzled by Putonghua trailers' (South China Morning Post, April 15).

'Name And Address Supplied' wondered what Cable TV was trying to achieve by airing these promos (not trailers) for the programmes on the National Geographic Channel in Mandarin.

28 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Language switch unfair

Until recently Cable TV broadcast in Chinese on Channel 6 and in English on Channel 7 (ESPN). I thought this was a fair arrangement and it was up to the subscriber to choose which channel to watch.

3 Dec 1998 - 12:00am