YOU On Demand Expands to IPTV Platform for Video On Demand Service in China Signs Distribution Agreement With Tianjin IPTV
NEW YORK, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOD) ("YOU On Demand" or the "Company"), the leading Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand (VOD) platform service in China, announced today that it has signed a distribution agreement with Tianjin IPTV (Internet Protocol Television), which covers households across 16 major districts and counties in the greater Tianjin metropolitan area. YOU On Demand will officially launch with Tianjin IPTV immediately following the completion of the Chinese New Year celebration which began on February 10, 2013.
IPTV is a system through which television services are delivered using the Internet protocol suite over a packet-switched network such as the Internet, instead of being delivered through traditional terrestrial, satellite signal and cable television formats.
The signing with Tianjin IPTV represents an expansion of YOU On Demand's services from cable to the IPTV platform, thus increasing the number of customers who can view the wide variety of films YOU On Demand delivers each month through its Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) packages.
"YOU On Demand is always seeking to partner with new and exciting distribution platforms in order to deliver the highest quality entertainment experience to the broadest reach of existing and potential new customers," said Shane McMahon, Chairman and CEO of YOU On Demand. "We are honored to partner with Tianjin IPTV and are looking forward to reaching this new consumer base."
YOU On Demand currently has content deals in place with many of Hollywood's top studios including Disney Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures, Warner Bros., Miramax Films, Lionsgate and Magnolia Pictures, as well as a broad selection of the best content from Chinese filmmakers.
About YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (www.yod.com)
YOU On Demand (NASDAQ: YOD) is the leading national Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand platform in China. The Company offers premium content, including leading Hollywood and China-produced movie titles, to customers across China through its Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD), Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) and Near Video On Demand (NVOD) services. YOU On Demand has secured alliances with leading global media operators and content developers. The Company has a comprehensive end-to-end secure delivery system, governmental partnerships and approvals and offers additional value-added services. YOU On Demand has strategic partnerships with the largest media entities in China, a highly experienced management team with international background and expertise in Cable, Television, Film, Digital Media, Internet and Telecom. YOU On Demand is headquartered in New York, NY with its China headquarters in Beijing.
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Jason Finkelstein Robert Rinderman or Norberto Aja
YOU On Demand JCIR
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