PCCW (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong telecommunications company PCCW has retained exclusive live rights to LaLiga, the top division of Spanish football.

French telecommunications company Orange is set to enter into exclusive talks to sell a 49 per cent stake in video-sharing platform Dailymotion to Hong Kong-based telecommunications group PCCW, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Pay-television platform i-Cable paid a significant increase to retain rights amid stiff competition for the Uefa Champions League in Hong Kong.

The acquisition last week by Hong Kong broadcaster TVB of the rights to the 2016 Olympic Games underlines the determination of the broadcaster to protect its dominant position in free-to-air television while making inroads into the pay-television market.

Uefa does good business for Euro 2016 in Sweden and Hong Kong

English Premier League international television rights expected to more than double in value since previous sale.