October 3, 2001

Building Owners Urged to Apply Early for
CABLE TV Connection


CABLE TV today appealed to owners and managers of all buildings which have not yet been connected to CABLE TVs network to receive its full pay television service to contact the cable operator for wiring before the end of the month should they wish to catch the football World Cup next year.

A CABLE TV spokesman said as it will usually take at least several months to complete construction works, building owners and management companies interested in CABLE TV service are urged to apply for wiring up their buildings before October 31.

About 1.9 million homes in Hong Kong are already connected to CABLE TV service. "For one reason or another, there are still buildings not yet connected to our service and we would like them to contact us as soon as possible for activation arrangements," the spokesman said. He added that in some cases, dependent upon the complexities of the works involved, owners might be requested to fund part of the project.

Interested parties or tenants can call the CABLE TV hotline on 1832 888 to make inspection arrangements.

CABLE TV is Hong Kongs leading pay television service provider, offering a 31- channel service to about 550,000 subscribers. CABLE TV is operated by i-CABLE Communications Limited which is Hong Kongs only fully integrated communications company. The Company owns and operates Hong Kongs second largest communications network; produce its own multi-media contents; and provides pay television and Internet access services, including Broadband service.