Yes Television today welcomed the confirmation of its Domestic Pay Television Programme Service License in Hong Kong by the Hong Kong government.

The license allows Yes Television to bring its Total Television service to the Hong Kong market for the first time, including true video on demand, broadcast channels, enhanced TV Internet, TV e-mail and e-commerce, all within a single browser.

Yes Television is currently in advanced discussions with partners for Hong Kong and expects to announce further details of its service in the near future.

The announcement is another step in Yes Television’s international roll-out, particularly in the Asian region. The company has recently signed commercial agreements in The Philippines and Australia. Last week newly-formed Total Television Australia, a joint-venture company in which Yes Television owns a 20% stake, signed a deal with TransACT to deliver broadband services to over 100,000 homes in Canberra, the Australian capital city.

Randall Cox, President of Yes Television Asia, said: ‘We are committed to launching a high-quality television service, which we believe will offer Hong Kong consumers a world-leading digital entertainment package. Our commitment to this market will include creating jobs in the local economy and working with leading partners in the region. We have always believed that Hong Kong customers would welcome Yes Television and we are most pleased to have the opportunity to prove it’.

Thomas Kressner, Chairman and CEO of Yes Television, said: ‘The confirmation of our Hong Kong license cements Yes Television’s position as a leading provider of interactive television in the international market. Our Internet-based software platform provides a ready-made solution for commercial partners who want to deliver an integrated product in a short timeframe. Hong Kong will continue to be one of the leading broadband markets in the world’.

For further information please contact:

Randall Cox
Yes Television Asia
Tel : ( 852 ) 2289-0500
Fax : ( 852 ) 2289-0599

Steve Garvey
Director of Communications
Yes Television
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7907 5725
mobile: + 44 (0) 7801 341 527

Sarah Horner
Tel: + 44 (0) 208 674 1263,
mobile: + 44 (0) 7771 780 775