Disney’s ESPN to close US 3D cable TV network this year

Walt Disney’s TV sports network, ESPN, said it will shut its 3D cable channel in the United States, ending a three-year experiment after sports fans failed to embrace the technology in their homes.

Thursday, 13 June, 2013, 11:55am

Armchair fans get money's worth

You there, sitting in your tiny flat with a remote control in your hand. Did you know you are a premium sports viewer? Well you are, because you live in Hong Kong where everything seems to be at a premium.

16 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Girl skates rings round the boys

Li Li , 18, is the mainland's only woman professional in extreme sports. Li started practising martial arts at the age of six in her hometown in the eastern province of Shandong, and at 12 she took up aggressive inline skating, popularised internationally by ESPN's annual X Games sporting events.

29 May 2011 - 12:00am

HK fans in the dark over rugby World Cup

Hong Kong's armchair rugby fans are still in the dark over whether they will be able to watch live broadcasts of the World Cup in New Zealand later this year - even though the action will be beamed to the mainland and Macau.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Handy software

More than 1 million iPads have been sold in one month. Since they are able to work with most of the 200,000 apps in the Apple App store, it's no surprise that 12 million iPad apps have already been downloaded.

31 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Now to the rescue for Six Nations rugby fans

Did cable-TV bosses try to kick Six Nations rugby into touch?

For years ESPN-Star Sports has shown matches from the northern hemisphere's international rugby union championship live, but in the week leading up to last night's kick-off, nothing appeared on their television listings about the popular competition.

7 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Dykes a class act as he plays the role of moderator

You'd think purely on his television persona, if John Dykes was a footballer he'd be in the Glenn Hoddle mould.

Smooth and classy, going about his work in an unruffled, composed way, always setting up chances for his teammates. He's the one pulling the strings.

11 May 2008 - 12:00am

Stay tuned for job opportunities

Market insiders predict Beijing Olympics will spur growth in region

New media platforms, high-quality programming and viewers hungry for more choice and specialisation mean sports broadcasters will be in big demand in Asia.

5 Jan 2008 - 12:00am


Should King Yin Lei mansion be preserved?

Driving past the now sadly desecrated mansion one cannot help but sense the house itself seems to be calling out to be saved.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

World Cup TV deal has rugby fans fuming

Fans are fuming that the Rugby World Cup will be shown exclusively on i-Cable rather than Now Broadband TV and have criticised the station for not promoting the tournament.

Rugby's premier event will be from September 7 to October 20. France is the host, but some games will be in Britain.

12 Aug 2007 - 12:00am


Will you ask for less rice on your plate to help reduce waste?

I often eat in fast-food restaurants. Whenever I order a set meal, I get a large bowl of rice.

I do not have a big appetite and so I usually cannot finish the whole meal. This means I have to leave some rice and this makes me feel ashamed.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Fans may miss World Cup cricket

Doubts were raised yesterday about whether the cricket World Cup will be able to be seen in Hong Kong next month after Now TV said the broadcast was not on its programme schedule.

Group games start from March 11 in the West Indies, with 16 national teams from around the world playing in the championship, to be beamed out on international sports network ESPN.

27 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

ESPN gives cycling fans a rough ride

Dear Sirs,

While I admit there are ineffably more important things in the world than bicycle races and yellow jerseys, I write to ask why broadcaster ESPN feels it can be so cavalier in its contempt for cycling fans eager to watch arguably the planet's finest sporting event: the three-week Tour de France.

30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

A passion for sports

Good language skills and a passion for sports are the most important qualities needed to become a successful sports commentator, according to experts in the field.

A group of Hong Kong commentators have moved to Singapore, where they are working for the regional network ESPN STAR Sports.

27 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Battle looms for Premier League deal

Rivals of i-Cable may spend up to $1b to win bid for new three-year contract as broadcast rights may

turn non-exclusive

Competition among pay-television operators is set to heat up as the exclusive broadcasting rights for

the popular English Premier League (EPL) from the 2007-08 season are thrown open to bids, an

industry source said.

15 Feb 2006 - 12:00am