Satellite Tv

Morality television one big turn-off

Television game shows can be mindless and reality TV banal in the extreme. This is a point of view, though, not a fact. There are those who find such programmes engaging, who argue that they tell stories, reflect the times we live in, are even high art.

Friday, 4 November, 2011, 12:00am

Move over TV spies, it's party time

Television spies and criminals on the mainland will have to make way for Communist Party heroes - at least for the next three months.

Mainland authorities have ordered satellite TV networks to take spy and crime dramas off the air for the next three months, as the party gears up for the 90th anniversary of its founding on July 1.

6 May 2011 - 12:00am

Politically inspired cleanup ordered for prime-time TV

Mainland authorities have ordered satellite TV networks to limit prime-time programming to 'ethically inspiring TV dramas' - yet another sign of the state's tightening grip over the media in a politically sensitive year.

Reports say the channels must reserve the main evening slot for dramas that show China in a positive light.

23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Mainland beauties win by sheer weight of numbers

Phoenix Satellite TV is congratulating itself after staging the first Miss Chinese Universe pageant on Saturday. The organisers managed to draw 4,576 hopefuls from all over the world, including Paris, London, San Francisco, Toronto and even Mauritius. The mainland dominated the US$6 million pageant, with 38 of the 50 finalists.

11 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Pay-TV revenues forecast to rocket

Despite the economic climate in Asia, subscription TV revenues in the Asia-Pacific region are set to jump by a factor of five during the next decade, according to a survey by media publishing group Baskerville Communications.

13 Mar 1998 - 12:00am

Site launched in capital

REGENT Court in Beijing's city centre, Jianguo Men Wai Daijie, was recently launched in Hong Kong by Colliers Jardine.

Regent Court is equipped with satellite TV, 24-hour professional management, car parking and a residents' club.

Colliers expects the sale price of US$2,300 per square metre to be attractive to Hong Kong investors.

10 Nov 1993 - 12:00am

Technology sets pace for satellite TV wars

YESTERDAY'S deal between the ''gang of five'' programme makers and Apstar Satellite means that it is now certain there will be an intense battle 35,000 kilometres above our heads.

17 Sep 1993 - 12:00am

$16m spent on satellite TV

SUN Satellite Television Services, a subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties, has invested about $16 million to install satellite television at the Palm Springs housing project in Yuen Long.

Palm Springs is a large low-density estate being developed by Sun Hung Kai.

Sun Satellite focuses on private housing estates.

18 May 1993 - 12:00am