China Digital TV Holdings co., Ltd. (NYSE: STV) ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), the leading provider of cloud-based application platforms and conditional access ("CA") systems which enable China's digital cable television market to offer and secure diversified content services,and Hubei Radio & Television Information Network (SZSE: 000665) ("Hubei Radio & Television"), a state-owned company engaged in the planning, design, construction, management, operation, development and application of radio and TV information networks in Hubei province, today announced that they have signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement to develop and promote Virtual Reality solutions for household TV subscribers in China's Hubei Province.
With the rapid development of virtual technology, virtual reality ("VR") and augmented reality ("AR") are beginning to make their way into people's everyday lives. As an entirely new display technology, VR has the potential to disrupt many industries and revolutionize the way people consume content, play video games, compute, learn and interact. Recognizing this immense opportunity, the Company and Hubei Radio & Television will pool resources and leverage their strategic advantages to develop VR technologies, and deploy an integrated VR ecosystem. Under the agreement, China Digital TV will provide technical services related to the research and development of VR technologies and the establishment of the integrated VR platform; while Hubei Radio & Television will assume responsibility for the planning, construction and operation of the VR platform. Ultimately, the two parties plan to leverage their combined resources and expertise to introduce the end-to-end VR technology and platform to digital TV subscribers in Hubei for household consumption.
About China Digital TV
Founded in 2004, China Digital TV enables television network operators to manage, extend and diversify content services across households and public areas in China. China Digital TV is the leading provider of cloud-based application platforms and network broadcasting platform services to Chinese cable operators, helping them to effectively bring mobile gaming apps and other entertainment options to household television sets, and extend cable programming outside the home to any mobile device. China Digital TV is also the leading provider of CA systems in China's digital television market. CA systems enable television network operators to secure the delivery of content to their subscribers. The Company cooperates with nearly all of China's cable television operators.
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Source : prnewswire.com