New HKFA boss vows to boost game

The new chief executive of the Hong Kong Football Association last night pledged to devote himself 100 per cent to raising the standard and profile of the game in the city.

Saturday, 16 June, 2012, 12:00am

Leung tips Sutcliffe to take hot seat

Mark Sutcliffe's credentials for the position of chief executive of the Hong Kong Football Association have been endorsed by top official Brian Leung Hung-tak, who said the former change agent was the 'right choice' for the job.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Kings and queens of the oasis

Bard Valley Natural Delights Medjool Dates

226 grams for HK$42.90, Gourmet

Known as the 'king' or 'diamond' of dates, medjool dates are prized for their large size, natural sweetness and chewy texture. These come from California's Bard Valley, the microclimate of which is said to produce superior dates.

5 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

No winner in HKFA v McKie

Like a shooting star, Gordon McKie's reign at the Hong Kong Football Association was brief, and ended in a crash and burn. But it was nothing as spectacular as a meteor's fiery path across the sky if you believe the HKFA's point of view.

27 May 2012 - 12:00am

Revamp disappoints small clubs

Small clubs are racking up millions of dollars in losses and have yet to gain any benefits from the much-vaunted Project Phoenix revamp project, club officials claimed yesterday.

19 May 2012 - 12:00am

Phoenix expects rise in revenue

Phoenix New Media, a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings, expects to post solid revenue gains this second quarter after recording a wider net loss in the quarter to March.

24 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

The Dante Trap

The Dante Trap

by Arnaud Delalande

Phoenix, HK$112

11 May 2008 - 12:00am

Top 10

Top grossing HK films of 2007

1 Protege (HK$26.5m)

2 Secret (HK$14.5m)

3 Invisible Target (HK$13.2m)

4 The Warlords (HK$12.22m)*

5 Love is not all Around (HK$12.19m)

6 Brothers (HK$11.2m)

7 Mad Detective (HK$11m)*

8 Simply Actors (HK$9.4m)

9 Hooked on You (HK$9.3m)

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Phoenix TV hardest hit in crackdown on 'illegal transmissions'

The central government's television watchdog has set its censorship sights on blocking all non-mainland television channels in a harsh clampdown on 'illegal transmission' of overseas channels, including Hong Kong's popular Phoenix TV.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth instalment of the boy wizard movie franchise. It is also the darkest and angriest film of the series to date. Young wizards, playtime is over.

2 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Fung bides his time while Phoenix rises

Also in The Fantastic Waterbabes is director Stephen Fung Tak-lun, who is filling up his time with acting while waiting for his own films to get the green light.

15 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Main channel boosts Phoenix TV profit

Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings, a Hong Kong-based satellite channels operator partly owned by China Mobile Communcations Corp, said first-quarter profit jumped 23.6 per cent, helped by higher revenue from its main channel.

9 May 2007 - 12:00am

film focus

Whether it's a sign Hollywood screenwriters are running out of ideas and TV shows to adapt or confirmation that truth really is stranger than fiction, films based on real-life characters have become prevalent in the past few years.

1 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Children of the Raj

Children of the Raj

by Vyvyen Brendon

Phoenix, $144

23 Jul 2006 - 12:00am

Activists angry at TV horse 'abuse'

Animals shown too exhausted to eat during documentary

Animal rights activists have accused Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV and its partners in Yunnan province of abusing pack horses in an ongoing television programme produced to mark the Qinghai-Tibet Railway.

28 Jun 2006 - 12:00am