PCCW Global and Shanghai Media Group sign media content transmission agreement

HKT (SEHK: 6823) – HONG KONG / SHANGHAI, June 25, 2013

PCCW Global, an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and Shanghai Media Group (“SMG”), a major television broadcaster and content provider in Mainland China, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to jointly explore media transmission and distribution opportunities.

PCCW Global operates a global television channel transmission network (GTVN) via its resilient and diversified fiber, IP and satellite networks which cover more than 1,800 cities and 120 countries worldwide. The PCCW Global GTVN, which supports point-to-point and point-to-multipoint multicasting, offers a one-stop shop for international broadcasters and satellite operators requiring high-quality media transmission solutions. 

As a major television broadcaster and content provider in Mainland China, SMG operates a television broadcasting transmission network covering the majority of Shanghai and connecting to major domestic television broadcasters in different provinces.

PCCW Global and SMG will interconnect their respective media transmission networks in order to send media content into and out of Mainland China. PCCW Global will aggregate media content to overseas markets via its GTVN platform, providing SMG and other local media producers with new business opportunities and international exposure. The collaboration will also enable PCCW Global to extend its GTVN platform and will further enhance its global media distribution capabilities.  

Mr. Stephen Pang, PCCW Global’s Senior Vice President, Asia & CIS, said, “It is our great honor to collaborate with SMG, a prestigious broadcaster in China via this project. This collaboration offers the perfect opportunity for us to reach out to the Chinese market and to enhance our capabilities to better support international content producers and broadcasters.” 

Mr. Wang Jianqiang, Deputy Head of Radio and Television Shanghai, said, “As a leading player in the world, PCCW Global operates a mature and extensive transmission network with a strong track record in media content transmission. Following the integration of telecommunications, broadcasting and Internet networks in mainland China, which has ushered in a new era in media content distribution, we look forward to building such a partnership which, we believe, represents a positive collaboration between two strong players in the industry.” 

About PCCW Global

PCCW Global is an operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider which is majority-owned by PCCW Limited. 

Covering more than 1,800 cities and 120 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions which include Ethernet solutions, IP solutions, fiber and satellite transmission solutions, managed services and solutions, and voice over IPX (VoIPX) services.

PCCW Global runs regional centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US, Paris in France, London in the United Kingdom, Johannesburg in South Africa, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Beijing and Guangzhou in China, Tokyo in Japan, Seoul in Korea, Singapore, while our team maintains presence in the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

To learn more about PCCW Global, please visit www.pccwglobal.com.

About HKT

HKT (SEHK: 6823) is Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider. It meets the needs of the Hong Kong public and local and international businesses with a wide range of services including local telephony, local data and broadband, international telecommunications, mobile, and other telecommunications businesses such as customer premises equipment sale, outsourcing, consulting, and contact centers.

Together with the highly successful media business of its parent company, PCCW Limited, HKT offers innovative media content and services across the PCCW Group’s unique quadruple-play platforms – fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile.

About Shanghai Media Group

For more information about Shanghai Media Group, please visit www.smg.cn.

For more information, please contact:

Ivan Ho

PCCW Group

Tel: +852 2883 8747

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Forest Lin

Shanghai Media Group 

Tel:   +86 133 0199 3822

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