For the seventh consecutive year, i-CABLE Communications Limited has exclusive Hong Kong broadcast rights for Asian Games. At a launch for the “The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou”, the company announced that the Hangzhou Asian Games will be live broadcasted via its three free TV channels – Hong Kong International Business Channel (HKIBC) (Channel 76), HOY TV (Channel 77), and HOY Infotainment (Channel78).
The launch was officiated by The Hon CHEUK Wing-hing, GBS, JP, Deputy Chief Secretary for Administration; Mr. Fang Jiangming, Deputy Commissioner, Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Mr. Clarence LEUNG Wang-ching, BBS, JP, Under Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs; Mr Lin Nan, Deputy Director-General of the Publicity, Cultural and Sports Department of the Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region; Mr. Timothy T. T. FOK, GBS, JP, President of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China; Mr. Kenneth K.K. Fok, JP, Chef de Mission of Hong Kong delegation for the Hangzhou Asian Games; Mr. TSANG On Yip, Patrick,Vice-chairman and Executive Director, i-CABLE Communications Limited, and the management of i-CABLE Communications Limited.
Mr. Tsang On-yip, Patrick, said the company is honoured to acquire the exclusive broadcast rights for the Asian Games for the 7th year in a row. The Hangzhou Asian Games will be broadcast across three free TV channels, with HOY TV providing live broadcasting for over 12 hours, starting from 9am daily.
“With i-CABLE’s rich experience inbroadcasting the Asian Games and our professional team of journalists and producers, we hope to support Hong Kong athletes, meanwhile, to spread the passion for Hong Kong sports and the Hangzhou Asian Games, and spread the joy of the event around the city,” he said.
The 19th Asian Games Hangzhou will gather the region’s elite athletes in Hangzhou, from September 23 to October 8, 2023, where they will compete for 483 gold medals across 40 major and 61 sub-events over the course of 15 days.
A number of new sports categories, including baseball,softball, karate, sport climbing, e-sports and breakdancing, which will be featured for the first time in an Olympics during the Paris 2024 Games, are included in the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou.
i-CABLE will live broadcast the event on HOY TV for over 12 hours starting from 9am daily, and HKIBC for three consecutive hours starting from 3pm daily. HOY Infotainment, meanwhile, will deliver first-hand news of every Hong Kong victory in real time. The mobile application of the Group will also live stream multiple events and provide push notifications to inform the public ofthe latest game results. As well, HOY TV and HOY Infotainment will also debut special lead-in programmes.