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On the news there will be no free broadcasts of the Olympics:

Marcus H. Langston - It's beyond HK's intelligence to agree to and organise anything of any perceived free value.

Wednesday, 6 June, 2012, 12:00am

Hairun gears up for US$1.55b IPO listing

Hairun Media & Entertainment began promoting its US$1.55 billion initial public offering yesterday and plans to kick off a road show next week.

The Beijing-based television series producer plans to list its shares on the Hong Kong market. If the listing goes ahead, it will be the first mainland television series producer to list in the city.

15 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

New TV channel claims a 9-1 victory

The proposed 24-hour Hong Kong soccer channel will go ahead, despite one of the 10 First Division clubs refusing to contribute to the production fee.

Hong Kong Football Association vice-chairman Steven Lo Kit-sing said yesterday a deal would be concluded with Now TV next week, with a target date to begin broadcasting at the end of the month.

1 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Viewers 'entitled to end' pay-TV contracts early

Subscribers should have the right to terminate pay-TV services when their favourite programmes or sports tournaments are dropped by their providers, the Consumer Council says.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Lai See

Environment minister to talk up HK's dearth of climate change initiatives

We are having difficulty in understanding why the government has sent the secretary for the environment, Edward Yau Tang-wah, to Sao Paulo to attend the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

CTI wants decision on TV licences

City Telecom (CTI), Hong Kong's second largest broadband service provider, has urged the government to fast-track new free-to-air television licences.

CTI chairman Ricky Wong (pictured) said he did not have a clue when the government would issue the licences, but hoped it would be soon.

21 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Free pay-TV exposes outdated media law

Not much comes free these days, but some pay-TV channels do - thanks to a Broadcasting Ordinance so outdated it doesn't even define the internet, and thanks to an oversight system where the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.

23 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

All must pay more to watch Premiership

With the battle for broadcast rights to the popular English Premier League over, soccer fans subscribing to loser Now TV have to decide whether to fork out an extra HK$131 a month to switch to Cable TV to watch matches.

25 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Live sports

I was using two computers to stream simultaneous games of the American college basketball championships last weekend, when commentator Ian Eagle quipped after one spectacular play: 'Now that's a YouTube moment'. It probably won't be an actual YouTube moment, since YouTube has been yanking copyrighted content since last year.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

I-Cable plans HK$300m upgrade amid 78pc profit fall

Pay-television operator i-Cable Communications will spend up to HK$300 million upgrading its broadcasting platform and set-top boxes to combat piracy.

Chairman Stephen Ng Tin-hoi said the firm, which yesterday reported a 78 per cent drop in first-half profit, would start the set-top-box upgrade in the fourth quarter with completion set for the end of next year.

13 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

It's a small world

Are you ready for your 15 minutes of fame?

4 May 2008 - 12:00am

Streaming is too poorly defined to ban: experts

Making online video streaming a criminal offence may lead to confusion because the technology has not been properly defined, experts warn.

The government proposed this week that using streaming technology to initiate the unauthorised distribution of copyrighted content be made illegal.

12 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Cable TV wins exclusive rights for top European soccer

Soccer fans will have to switch to Cable TV from next year to watch Europe's top clubs battle it out in the continent's premier competition - the UEFA Champions League.

Pay-TV operator I-Cable Communications has scored a coup over its main rival, PCCW's Now TV, by securing exclusive media rights to the Champions League matches for three seasons, starting from 2009-10.

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Online advertising to surge as new media grows on mainland

The nation's advertisers will train their eye on new media such as the internet to give online advertising spending a compound annual growth rate of nearly 40 per cent between last year and 2011, Media Eye learned from Analysys International.

9 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Fixed-line firms target broadband

Mainland fixed-line operators will focus more on internet-based multimedia information services next year to exploit growth in broadband subscribers, as customers choose to go mobile.

The news came as a senior Ministry of Information Industry official said the government will introduce a new regulatory framework to deal with internet video programming.

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am