VTC and PPTV launch cloud-based online TV service platform
Louise Duffy | 24-01-2013
VTC Digilink, part of Vietnam TV Corporation, and Chinese IPTV provider PPTV are to provide a global online TV service to serve 5 million Vietnamese immigrants in the international market. The service will include HD TV channels and Video on Demand (VOD) content. It 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," said Jingyu Qiu, GM, PPTV International. "We are honoured to work with VTC to enter the international TV market. This is the first large telecom partnership for ATN."
"We have provided Internet TV service for nearly 10 years ove 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," said 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," said 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."