Hainan Network Television selects UTStarcom for integrated IPTV

Telecom Lead Asia: UTStarcom has won a contract from
Hainan Network Television (HNWTV) to deploy an integrated IPTV broadcasting
control platform.

The new broadcasting control platform will support the
content management and distribution needs of IPTV, Internet TV and mobile TV.

The platform will cover all of Hainan province and
provide approximately 100,000 household subscribers with digital, high-definition,
and bi-directional IPTV.

Hainan is the second among 42 recently designated trial
markets to award an IPTV solutions contract to UTStarcom.

It will enable HNWTV to centrally manage their television
content distribution, storage, advertising posting, and subscriber data

“We are excited to have won our second contract in
this current phase of China’s network convergence plan, as we continue to
expand our market share and look to a smooth and accelerated development of the
interactive media industry in the second half of 2012,” said UTStarcom
President and CEO Jack Lu.

Since 2010, UTStarcom has won and built nine additional
IPTV broadcast control platforms across China, specifically in Beijing, Hubei,
Hunan, Shandong, Shenzhen, Sichuan, Tianjin, Zhejiang, and Chongqing.

UTStarcom delivers packaged solutions that include
software and infrastructure development, content delivery network (CDN)
support, and IPTV, Internet TV and mobile TV integration support.

In 2011, UTStarcom revamped growth strategy that focuses
on providing media operation support services through its Video Service Cloud
(VSC) platform.

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