Satellite Television

Time wasted in race for Olympics

The uncertainty about whether everyone in Hong Kong will get to see the London Olympic Games has been resolved. Just 10 days before the opening ceremony, a deal was struck between the official broadcaster, iCable, and the two free-to-air television stations.

Thursday, 19 July, 2012, 12:00am

Accel World (anime)

In the year 2040, cybernetics will reach a stage where implants in our brain will allow us to access the digital world simply through the power of thought. Or that's the premise of Accel World, a new anime based on a light novel series of the same name written by Reki Kawahara and illustrated by HiMA.

6 May 2012 - 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Free pay-TV exposes outdated media law

Not much comes free these days, but some pay-TV channels do - thanks to a Broadcasting Ordinance so outdated it doesn't even define the internet, and thanks to an oversight system where the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing.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

Globe waits for referee's TV call

Pubs and taverns may offer a home away from home, but they are not always warmly embraced by their own neighbours.

Last November, the Globe, a British-style pub, left its 14-year home in Hollywood Road for the basement of Garley Building in Graham Street in Central, after its landlord doubled the rent. Now the owners must win over the new locals.

10 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Now TV to cut fee for sport package

Internet-television broadcaster Now TV has slashed its sports subscription fee, days after its exclusive broadcasting rights for the hugely popular English Premier League soccer were snatched by rival Cable TV.

But Cable TV subscribers may need to pay more than they are currently, if they want to watch the Premier League next season.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Arianespace sees 20pc rise in satellite demand

Demand for satellite launches from customers in the Asia-Pacific would increase 20 per cent as high-definition broadcasting became more popular, said Arianespace, the biggest satellite launch provider for the area.

5 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Valkyria Chronicles (Anime)

The anime Valkyria Chronicles is based on a popular tactical role-playing game published by Sega exclusively for PlayStation 3.

The show takes place in Europa, a fictional 1930's Europe which has a rich supply of ragnite ore that can be refined into a fuel.

3 May 2009 - 12:00am

Prebble's early winners classic case study in the benefit of hard work

Top jockey Brett Prebble mused on the time that horses can take to find themselves after an early double that at least gave Douglas Whyte pause for thought in the Jockey Challenge.

1 Dec 2008 - 12:00am


Correction: the Japanese animation Kitaro reviewed in Channel Hop on March 23 is airing on Animax, not AXN, as erroneously indicated in the column.

6 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Sneak preview

The media got a glimpse of the main features of the new Legislative Council, including a public gallery and souvenir shop. What do you think of the decision to have a sky garden closed to the public? Write to us

23 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Cost cuts help AsiaSat lift profit 11pc

Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings, part-owned by Citic Group, saw a 10.9 per cent growth in net profit last year, thanks to lower costs and higher interest income.

Net profit rose to HK$502.9 million from HK$453.4 million a year ago, despite a gain of just 1 per cent in sales to HK$939.3 million as operating expense fell 12.5 per cent to HK$182 million.

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Advertisers wary of digital TV format

Television Broadcasts (TVB), the city's largest free-to-air television broadcaster, said yesterday advertising commitments for next year showed nearly 10 per cent growth compared to this year, despite advertisers not yet signing for ads on its new high-definition (HD) channel.

13 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

My Cinema U3000 Hybrid

Unless you have one of those spanking new multimedia PCs, there's something missing in turning your computer into a television. That's the remote control as PCs usually don't come with the device.

For couch potatoes, there is help now in the form of My Cinema U3000 Hybrid module from Asus Computers.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Licensing of satellite signals serves only selfish interests

The pay-TV industry has called for all illicit broadcasting to be made a criminal offence, following a legal settlement last month with local bars over unauthorised feeds of last year's World Cup soccer tournament.

SCMP, Sept 2

4 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Pay-TV firms want piracy made a crime

Broadcasters urge tougher laws against commercial users of illegal decoders

The pay-TV industry has called for all illicit broadcasting to be made a criminal offence, following a legal settlement last month with local bars over unauthorised feeds of last year's World Cup soccer tournament.

2 Sep 2007 - 12:00am