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Rockets and pacers to play in Philippines

Asian-American NBA star Jeremy Lin and the Houston Rockets will face the Indiana Pacers in a pre-season game next October in the Philippines, according to a report there on Monday.

Tuesday, 5 March, 2013, 11:38am

Briefs, 19 December, 2012

NRA goes silent on social media

19 Dec 2012 - 4:47am

Netcom eyes 1b yuan Olympics network

Mainland fixed-line telephone operator China Network Communications (Netcom) plans to spend more than one billion yuan to build a network for the Beijing Olympic Games.

The company has also signed a contract with AT&T of the United States to provide real-time broadcasts of the games through National Broadcasting Co (NBC).

7 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

768 days to go

Sports-loving Australians have had a hard week. Controversially knocked out of the World Cup, they were then subjected to a spluttering anti-antipodean rant by China's soccer commentator, Huang Jianxiang.

2 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Star TV gets a sinking feeling as staff move

What's the difference between the Marie Celeste and Star TV's senior ranks? The answer is, after a spate of resignations, not a lot.

The upper levels of the News Corp-owned satellite and cable TV channel are undergoing an exodus at the moment as several well-known figures depart.

20 May 1998 - 12:00am

Painful bill for hospital drama

America's top-rated show may be ER, but the people who currently need emergency-room treatment are the network bosses who broadcast it. In a move stunning for its greed even by Los Angeles standards, the producers of the hit show have told the NBC network they will soon want five times as much cash for the right to carry it.

9 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

MGM Gold to launch 24-hour Thai service

Hong Kong-based broadcaster MGM Gold Networks (Asia) will begin round-the-clock programmes in nine Thai cities on Saturday through the International Broadcasting Corporation Public Company, the country's largest subscription service with more than 150,000 homes. MGM Gold is now in eight territories with 95 per cent of its revenue generated through subscription.

29 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

NBC to base in territory

NBC will locate its regional headquarters in Hong Kong to provide the first global, round-the-clock business news channel in Asia.

The world's largest television broadcaster will introduce two 24-hour business news channels by the middle of this year to serve an audience of more than five million in Asia.

16 Feb 1995 - 12:00am

Wharf to launch news service

TO strengthen its news and information coverage, Wharf Cable is to launch an Asian version of the National Broadcasting Corp's (NBC) international business news service in Hong Kong.

NBC is a major national network in the United States. The news service to be launched by Wharf is the Asian leg of NBC's international business coverage.

12 Oct 1994 - 12:00am