Hong Kong

Hong Kong ISP HKBN pleads for local Netflix launch

The chief financial officer and co-owner of internet service provider Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN), NiQ Lai, has written an open letter to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings urging the firm to launch in Hong Kong.  In the letter, Lai said that HKBN “strongly concurs” with Netflix’s belief that robust net neutrality will allow new services […]

WWE Network to launch as an online channel

The long gestation period for the thematic pay wrestling network from the WWE is coming to an end after the company announced an official launch date for the channel. The WWE Network will debut on February 24 as a subscription online channel, it was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday by WWE CEO […]

Quiptel launches adaptive streaming TV platform

Technology provider Quiptel has launched Quiptel Media Platform (QMP) version 3.0, a set of software modules designed to enable adaptive streaming-based IPTV, OTT, on-demand and catch-up TV services over both unmanaged and managed networks.  QMP is offered as a white-label managed service or via traditional software licensing. QMP includes Quiptel’s QFlow, QNav and QRouter technologies […]

PCCW loses trademark dispute with Sky over Now TV brand

A UK high court judge has ruled in favour of pay TV operator BSkyB in a dispute over its use of the name Now TV as the brand of its recently launched online TV service. The judge ruled on Friday that BSkyB’s use of the Now TV name did not infringe on the trademark of […]

AsiaSat 7 successfully launched

AsiaSat 7 was successfully launched at 03:10 Hong Kong time on Saturday via an ILS Proton Breeze M launcher from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. AsiaSat 7 is a new generation satellite designed to replace AsiaSat 3S at the orbital location of 105.5° East. The satellite carries 28 C-band and 17 Ku-band transponders, and a Ka-band payload. […]

AsiaSat 7 set for launch

AsiaSat 7, the Hong Kong-based satellite operator’s latest satellite, is scheduled for launch on November 26 onboard an ILS Proton Breeze M vehicle from Baikonur in Kazakhstan. AsiaSat 7, with 28 C-band and 17 Ku-band transponders, will replace the AsiaSat 3S satellite at 105.5° East, and will deliver C-band services over the Middle East and […]

AsiaSat contracts new satellites

Satellite operator AsiaSat has signed contracts with Space Systems/Loral for the construction of its planned AsiaSat 6 and AsiaSat 8 satellites. AsiaSat 6 will carry a C-band payload and AsiaSat will have both Ku-band and Ka-band, delivering services to Asia, the Middle East and Australasia. The satellites are planned to be launched by early 2014.

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