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VTC and PPTV Launch Cloud-Based Online TV Service Platform

SHANGHAI, Jan. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VTC Digilink, under Vietnam TV Corporation, and PPTV have agreed to provide a global online TV service to serve 5 million Vietnamese immigrants in the international market. The service package will include HD TV channels and Video on Demand (VOD) contents. The service will be hosted on the newly launched PPTV Asian TV Networks (ATN). ATN is a global Over the Top (OTT) TV cloud built on top of Microsoft Windows Azure services.

"VTC is the largest multimedia corporation in Vietnam. The VTC International TV service is the leading online service for multiple screening," says Jingyu Qiu, GM, PPTV International. "We are honored to work with VTC to enter the international TV market. This is the first large telcom partnership for ATN."

"We have provided Internet TV service for nearly 10 years over www.vtc.com.vn and with Indochine TV service, and see that the new platform with ATN creates an innovative user experience to deliver global audiences with global contents," says Mr. Nguyen Hoang Phong, Chairman, VTC Digilink. "We are happy to partner with PPTV to serve Vietnamese immigrants additional viewing options in different countries."

"The partnership between VTC and PPTV ATN is a showcase of how Microsoft Windows Azure can support ATN's innovation, efficiency and sustainable growth in the global market," says George Yan, General Manager, Windows Azure Division, Microsoft China. "We believe that ATN is a global platform with high competence to deliver Windows Azure's value."

The collaboration between PPTV and VTC will help the OTT TV industry realize new business models overseas, integrate resources of content, service and technologies, and become a local showcase for online TV subscription platforms.

About PPTV

PPTV is the largest leading online TV service in China offering featured television shows, sports, entertainment, news and other popular video contents. It is characterized by its live-streaming service and professional video production. Based on the online video cloud platform PPCLOUDTM, PPTV is accessible from a variety of systems including a PC website (www.pptv.com), mobile phones and devices, and Internet TV or set-up boxes provided by certified carriers. PPTV offers clients the latest timely, high-quality and interactive online media experiences.

About VTC Digilink

VTC is a large multimedia corporation and a Telco in Vietnam, which offers TV stations, content production, broadcasting, TV services, and online services. It was founded in February 1988 by Vietnam Television with the main purpose to construct television stations.

VTC Digilink is a company under VTC, providing Telecom, TV, and value-added services on the Telecom network. For Internet TV for Vietnamese living overseas, VTC Digilink is currently providing web Internet TV services over the website www.vtc.com.vn and OTT Indochine TV service (www.indochine.tv).

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