October 16, 2012

CABLE TV Screens Top BPL Action in 3D Cinemas - Chelsea VS Man. Utd. on Oct. 28

CABLE TV announces today (October 16) to show the upcoming clash between top Barclays Premium League (BPL) giants Chelsea VS Manchester United in local cinemas live in 3D format.

The much anticipated match taking place at midnight on October 28 (HKT) at Stamford Bridge in London is being brought to 16 cinemas across the territory following last May's great success showing the UEFA Champions League final on 3D screens operated by leading local cinema circuits.

Commenting on this latest round of cooperation with the Broadway Circuit, Golden Harvest Cinemas, Multiplex Cinema Limited, UA Cinema Circuit Limited and The Grand, a CABLE TV spokesperson says the Oct. 28 match is the cable operator's answer to calls from fans wanting more 3D live action in film houses.

"The UEFA match in May was very well received, indicating a strong demand for viewing exciting sports events away from home or other more traditional venues. Chelsea VS Manchester United is just the kind of game that is best to be seen on big silver screens and in exciting 3D effects," he says.

"A total of 16 cinema houses will be showing the Oct. 28 match, which is more than double that for the UEFA game in May. We are confident that football fans would be thrilled to watch BPL in such an unprecedented way," he adds.

This meet between the Blues and Red Devils will come with professional Cantonese commentary provided by i-CABLE Sports. Tickets are available at $200 per person on the cinemas' websites starting today. Admission starts at 11:45 pm on October 28 and the match kick-offs at 12:00 am.

CABLE TV will broadcast the match live on its BPL Platform in multiple formats. The 3D version will be available on hd204 and could be viewed by subscribers to its BPL, Sports & Entertainment HD Packs with their 3D TVs without additional charge. The HD version will be simulcast on hd200 and SD on Channel 300.