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I-Cable expecting ‘Baby’

HONG KONG -- I-Cable Communications subsidiary Cable TV has signed a deal to broadcast BabyFirst, a 24-hour, commercial-free station aimed at babies, toddlers and their parents, starting March 31, Cable TV announced Thursday.

‘Yasukuni’ wins HKIFF award

HONG KONG -- "Yasukuni," Chinese director Li Ying's documentary about the most controversial Shinto shrine in Tokyo won the Humanitarian Award for Best Documentary at the 32nd Hong Kong International Film Festival Thursday.

TVB posts small 2007 profit

HONG KONG – Broadcaster TVB on Thursday posted 2007 profits of HK$1.27 million ($163,000), up 1.06% on the year, saying it hoped to offset fears of global recession by increasing ads linked to Hong Kong hosting the equestrian events for the Beijing Olympics.

Jeboo sues MPA over ‘honor’

HONG KONG -- The MPA will stand its ground against a Chinese Web site that filed a defamation suit against it, the group's legal counsel told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.

Jeboo sues MPA over ‘honor’

The MPA will stand its ground against a Chinese Web site that filed a defamation suit against it, the group's legal counsel told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday.

CASBAA eyes pay TV for confab

HONG KONG -- "Subscribe to the Future -- All Eyes Are on Asia" will be the theme of the 15th annual Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Association of Asia convention, to be held in Hong Kong on Oct. 28-30, organizers said Wednesday.

MTV seeks Asian talent for IDs

HONG KONG -- MTV launched a campaign inviting young Asian artists to produce MTV idents (MIDs), representing an emblem of MTV identity and incorporating the MTV logo, to begin airing April 1, MTV said Wednesday.

Ellis named MPA Asia Pacific chief

HONG KONG -- Mike Ellis has been promoted from senior vp and regional director to president and managing director of the MPA's Asia Pacific Operations, the association announced Tuesday.

i-Cable buys 3 yrs Euro soccer

HONG KONG – Hong Kong telecommunications company i-Cable has acquired broadcast rights for three seasons of two coveted soccer tournaments, the Union of European Football Associations Championships League and the UEFA Cup.

Sundream, Weinstein Co. plan ‘Visit’

FILMART: Sundream Motion Pictures is embarking on an output deal with the Weinstein Co. to release their film and video titles in Hong Kong, starting with "The Band's Visit" on April 10.

Pang crafts trailer for Udine Far East Festival

HONG KONG -- Local director Pang Ho-cheung has created a trailer for the 10th anniversary of the Udine Far East Film Festival, a yearly paean to Asian cinema in the otherwise sleepy Italian city, the festival announced Thursday.

Tang, Leung to attend AFA

"Lust, Caution" stars Tang Wei and Tony Leung Chiu Wai will join Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-liang, last year's AFA best actress winner Nakatani Miki and action star Jet Li among those attending this year's Asian Film Awards, organizers said Friday.