November 9, 2005

CABLE TV Announces the First-ever HK Coverage
of Torino 2006 XX Winter Olympic Games

(Hong Kong, November 9, 2005) Hong Kong Cable Television Limited (CABLE TV) announced today that it has been appointed the official broadcaster of the Torino 2006 XX Winter Olympic Games for Hong Kong.

For the first time in Hong Kong's TV history, CABLE TV will telecast the 2006 Torino XX Winter Olympic Games LIVE and EXCLUSIVELY from Italy during the entire Games period from February 10 to 26, 2006. Hong Kong viewers will be able to watch this top-notch international event on the CABLE Sports Channel (Ch. 62).

CABLE Sports Channel will tailor-make a daily afternoon programme featuring live coverage of the Games. In addition, CABLE News Channel will follow the progress and results of each event with reports in the sports session of its hour-by-hour CABLE News report.

Describing Torino 2006 XX Winter Olympic Games as one of the most important programme acquisitions and a major breakthrough for CABLE TV, Director of Sports, International and Promotion, CABLE TV, Musetta Wu, said the station would strive to give sports viewers a new experience in watching the Winter Olympic Games, offering unprecedented depth and width of coverage of the event.

As the carrier of the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games, the Asian Games in 1998, 2002 and 2006, the 10th National Games in China, the 2005 East-Asian Games in Macau and now the first-ever telecast of Winter Olympic Games, CABLE TV has clearly established its position as Hong Kong's leading broadcaster of top sporting events and its responsiveness to the demand of local sports fans, Ms Wu said.

The 17-day, 15-event Torino 2006 XX Winter Olympic Games will be held in the north-west Italy city in February, 2006. The world will certainly be watching closely the performance of China, which topped Asian countries in the last game in Salt Lake City 2002 with two gold, two silver and four bronze medals in Figure Skating and Speed Skating.

Heilongjiang's Yang Yang (A) stole the show at Salt Lake City when she became the first gold medalist of China at the Winter Games, clinching two golds respectively in 500m and 1000m Women Short Track Speed Skating. Teammates Yang Yang (S) and Wang Chunlu also excelled in the Women Short Track Speed Skating events by grabbing bronze medals. In other events, Li Jiajun won a silver in 1500m Men Short Track Speed Skating while the Shen Xue/Zhao Hongbo team clinched a bronze in pairs mixed Figure Skating.