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Wharf Cable

Originally known as The Hong Kong and Kowloon Wharf and Godown Company, Ltd, The Wharf Holdings Ltd was founded in 1886 and used to run wharfage and dockside warehousing. The company adopted its current name in 1986. Its major shareholder is Wheelock & Co. The company owns the iconic Star Ferry, two major flagship properties in the Harbour City and Times Square shopping centres in Hong Kong. Both owe their origins to Wharf’s transportation heritage, being built on the site of the company's original wharf, and on the site of the original depot of the Hong Kong Tramway, a former subsidiary. Wharf’s other holdings in Hong Kong include i-CABLE, Cable TV and Wharf T&T, and Modern Terminals.The company also holds many properties in the Tsim Sha Tsui area of Kowloon. Wharf Holdings also owns operations and residential developments in Singapore through its Wheelock Properties subsidiary. Such properties include Wheelock Place and the former Seaview Hotel.

Monopoly means local economy loses out

For those residents living in the outlying islands and in many other rural parts of the SAR, cable television is not available and since Wharf Cable has the monopoly of such services in Hong Kong, it may not be available for many years to come.

Thursday, 24 January, 2002, 12:00am

Monopoly means local economy loses out

For those residents living in the outlying islands and in many other rural parts of the SAR, cable television is not available and since Wharf Cable has the monopoly of such services in Hong Kong, it may not be available for many years to come.

I called the i-cable network to find out when the service would be coming to my part of Lantau.

24 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

No Charity Shield

Wharf Cable prides itself on the fact that it has exclusive rights to English soccer.

17 Aug 2000 - 12:00am

City One dwellers batten the hatches as cable-promo pushes the wrong buttons

It appears Wharf Cable is up to no good. We hear gangs of sales staff have been sneaking into City One Sha Tin and harassing the good citizens therein.

Angry City folk are demanding to know how the sales pests managed to breech their defences.

23 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Cable monopoly needs ending

I refer to the article 'Cable fury at line share plan' (South China Morning Post, October 14) regarding the Government's television review which recommended wide-ranging liberalisation of the industry.

27 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Ludicrous decision

At this time of economic plight, it's hard to imagine that Wharf Cable has the propensity to spend more than $350 million on the exclusive coverage of the Asian Games.

At the expense of more than $16 million a day, it seems ludicrous that any broadcaster with any commercial sense would be so wasteful.

31 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

New TV laws urged to lift confidence

Broadcasting authorities are being urged to draw up new television laws to replace existing regulations which one TV station has described as 'fragmented and piecemeal'.

The move is part of a review - similar to one abandoned during the handover - of the fast-changing industry.

13 Jul 1998 - 12:00am

Getting worse

We refer to Richard Burley's letter (South China Morning Post, January 31), in which he expressed his dissatisfaction with the increase of Wharf Cable's service fees.

5 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Telecom to seek legal damages over cable firm's blackout claim

Hongkong Telecom has started legal proceedings against Wharf Cable, alleging it made defamatory statements about the company following a black-out of Wharf services in July.

10 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

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