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Saturday, 1 September, 2007, 12:00am

Sharp fall in tax expense boosts i-Cable profit 83pc

I-Cable Communications said net profit rose 83 per cent on a 91 per cent fall in tax expense.

Net profit rose to HK$116.37 million. Group revenue dropped 7 per cent to HK$1.18 billion.

11 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW looking to fill 300 junior positions

A decade ago, telephone companies and TV companies had very different areas of expertise. TV companies created content, and phone companies helped disseminate it via their networks.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW to launch high-definition TV early

PCCW's Now TV will debut the city's first high-definition TV broadcasting next month with English Premier League football matches and other sports programmes for an extra monthly tariff of HK$68, the company said yesterday. The channel will air 92 Premier League matches, 38 Italian Serie A games and 31 UEFA Euro 2008 matches, as well as other events such as National Hockey League games.

20 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

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What can be done to help green industries develop?

Environmental protection has caught the attention of the general public. By developing green industries, our refuse can be recycled and this will avoid waste. To help developing green industries, several measures can be taken. First of all, the authorities should promote the importance of environmental protection.

16 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Cable TV wins rights to air soccer World Cup

Pay-TV operator Cable Television said it has won the exclusive rights to broadcast the next soccer World Cup tournament.

Securing such a deal may help the unit of i-Cable Communications win more subscribers after PCCW's NOW Broadband TV outbid it for the rights to air next season's English Premier League.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW links executive bonuses to share price

Incentive seeks to end years of underperformance

PCCW, the city's largest telecommunications firm, will link its executive directors' discretionary bonus payments to the company's share price as an incentive to end six years of underperformance compared with the benchmark Hang Seng Index.

1 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Take Action!

The column for anyone fed up with bureaucracy, frustrated with delays or furious with poor service. Tell us your complaint and we'll try to fix it ...

Mr Kirk, of Tai Po, was angry when the broadband service he registered with PCCW was unavailable for a couple of months during which he needed internet access to look for jobs.

28 May 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW sells network unit to Taiwan Mobile

PCCW, Hong Kong's largest telecommunications company, has agreed to sell its 62 per cent-owned subsidiary Taiwan Telecommunication Network Services (TTN) to Taiwan Mobile, the island's mobile operator, for HK$217 million.

18 May 2007 - 12:00am

Now TV is going ape over sports package

But critic alarmed at price it paid for Premiership

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch once famously described sport as the 'battering ram' that brought people to pay TV. PCCW's Now TV seems to think a gorilla is a better metaphor.

22 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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12 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

I-Cable net slumps as programme costs soar to hit HK$1b

I-Cable Communications, Hong Kong's largest cable-television operator, said profit slumped 69 per cent last year on higher costs to upgrade programming and the absence of any major special gain.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

PCCW to widen service range with broadband phone

PCCW, Hong Kong largest fixed-line operator, will launch its first broadband phone service next quarter, featuring a telephone set with a colour display panel for watching video and images, the company said last week.

6 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

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You have your say on Now TV's cricket programme...

I am amazed and shocked to learn that the cricket World Cup may not be available for Hong Kong viewers. I am equally flabbergasted at Now TV's statement that the event is not on its programme schedule.

2 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

I-Cable considers 40pc tariff cut to halt viewer switch to Now TV

I-Cable Communications, the operator of Cable TV, plans to cut its basic monthly tariff 40 per cent in a move to retain subscribers after losing its right to broadcast English Premier League matches to PCCW's Now TV, sources said.

4 Jan 2007 - 12:00am