(Hong Kong, September 24, 2004)Hong Kong Cable Television Limited (CABLE TV) will carry the Phoenix Chinese Channel in its We-Wet Entertainment Pack starting September 28, 2004 at 6:00 a.m., CABLE TV and Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited (Phoenix TV)jointly announced today.
The Phoenix Chinese Channel (Channel 137) broadcasts programmes 24 hours daily in Mandarin, covering a variety of productions from mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other places, featuring drama, documentaries, interviews, talk shows, news and current affairs, lifestyle, variety and more.
The channel also provides a number of flagship programmes which are locally-produced, such as Panoramic Eyeshot Of Phoenix, The Asian Journal, A Date With Lu Yu, Good Morning China, Phoenix Tonight, Behind The Headlines With Wen Tao, Newsline, China Forum and Passion On China.
Mr. Eric Lo, Executive Director, Cable Subscription Services of CABLE TV welcomed the launch of Phoenix Chinese Channel on the CABLE TV platform, "It is our pleasure to partner with Phoenix TV again and bring the Phoenix Chinese Channel to our viewers."
"Phoenix Chinese Channel is a well-recognized Mandarin channel, offering a diverse range of quality programmes. Its addition to our platform will not only further enrich the programming choices in our We-Wet Entertainment Pack, but will also let viewers know more about the latest happenings in various Chinese communities," he said.
According to Mr. Leung Noong Kong, Deputy CEO, Phoenix TV, "Since its launch in March 1996, Phoenix Chinese Channel has been offering high-quality Mandarin-language programming to Hong Kong audiences via the SMATV system. The extension of its broadcasting network to CABLE TV signifies a major milestone in realising Phoenix TV's commitment to providing programming to Hong Kong viewers on a wider basis."
Mr. Leung further said, "Phoenix InfoNews Channel was made available on the CABLE TV platform in February 2002. The new collaboration, enabling CABLE TV viewers to access also Phoenix Chinese Channel, reflects not only the stronger tie between the two partners but also that local audiences have a much greater choice of quality programming."
Apart from the Phoenix Chinese Channel, the We-Wet Entertainment Pack is now carrying five renowned channels -- Channel A, Asia Plus, Fashion TV, JET TV and Soundtrack Channel. Viewers may either subscribe to the We-Wet Entertainment Pack alone at $70 per month or as premium channels in addition to the Basic Service Package at a special monthly rate of $50. Please call CABLE TV's subscription hotline 1832 888 for details.
About Hong Kong Cable Television Limited
Hong Kong Cable Television Limited (CABLE TV) is Hong Kong's leading pay television service provider. It is a wholly-owned subsidiary of i-CABLE Communications Limited which is Hong Kong's leading fully integrated communications company that owns and operates one of the territory's two near universal telecommunications networks. It provides pay television and broadband Internet access service, and creates its own multi-media content.
CABLE TV now offers more than 80 locally produced and international channels, providing a wide array of news, sports, movies, documentaries and entertainment programmes.
About Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited
Since it began operating on 31 March 1996, Phoenix Satellite Television has now grown into a multi-national enterprise running five TV channels, namely, Phoenix Chinese, Phoenix Movies, Phoenix InfoNews, Phoenix Chinese News and Entertainment, and Phoenix North America Chinese channels, which together broadcast to audiences in the Asia Pacific, as well as in Europe, North America and North Africa, covering more than 90 countries and regions. The group aims to offer varied, high-quality content to the global Chinese population.
Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange's Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) on 30 June 2000 (GEM stock code 8002). Besides its TV operations, the group's multi-media business also runs the Phoenix Weekly magazine and the Phoenix Website.