PCCW Global and China Network Communications partner to provide Olympic solutions to Television Broadcasts Limited
HONG KONG, March 12, 2008 - PCCW subsidiary PCCW Global and China Network Communications (CNC), the official Beijing 2008 Olympic Games fixed-line communications provider, have joined hands to facilitate high definition broadcast of the Games by Television Broadcasts Limited ("TVB"), Hong Kong's largest terrestrial television company.
A strategic agreement signed today in Hong Kong enables the provision of high-definition multi-media solutions for TVB's transmission of live programming from Beijing to Hong Kong and vice versa.
PCCW Global and CNC will jointly provide an end-to-end connectivity solution, including fiber and satellite transmission, high-definition video transmission equipment at both ends and 24x7 on-site support service in Hong Kong to ensure a secure video transmission for TVB to deliver high and standard definition television broadcast during the Olympic Games.
CNC Senior Vice President Zhao Jidong said: "We are glad to provide the connectivity solution to TVB. With the joint expertise and experience we hold along with PCCW Global, we are confident of ensuring smooth and reliable delivery of the solution for TVB, and we are pleased to add TVB to the list of media companies all over the world connecting through our platform all over the world to the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games." PCCW Global Chief Executive Officer Marc Halbfinger said: "PCCW Global is honored to partner with CNC to provide high-definition multi-media solutions to the broadcasters for the Beijing 2008 Olympics Games. We will be using the most advanced and proven technology available to provide this unique end-to-end solution.for transmitting high quality multi-media content on our resilient network."
TVB General Manager - Broadcasting Cheong Shin Keong said: "As the largest free to air television station in Hong Kong, we are committed to providing high-quality television programs to our audience. With the all-round multi-media solutions and service support from two leading telecommunication providers, we will be able to broadcast high-quality Olympic programs with the most advanced technology to extend the enjoyment level of the games to all audience in Hong Kong."
Since early 2007 PCCW Global and CNC have been working closely to provide Beijing 2008 Olympic solutions. In May 2007, PCCW Global became CNC's fixed-line communications partner in providing a live broadcasting platform for Hong Kong Olympic Equestrian Games. In September 2007, a successful connectivity trial was completed for the "Good Luck Beijing - HKSAR 10th Anniversary Cup" equestrian event held in Hong Kong as a rehearsal for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games.
About PCCW Limited
PCCW Limited (SEHK: 0008) is the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. As the provider of Hong Kong's first quadruple-play experience, PCCW offers a range of innovative media content and services across four platforms - fixed-line, broadband Internet access, TV and mobile. In addition, the Company meets the sophisticated needs of the international business community, while supporting network operators with cutting-edge technical services and handling large-scale IT outsourcing projects for public and private sector organizations. To learn more about PCCW, please go to www.pccw.com.
About PCCW Global
PCCW Global is a provider of integrated global communications solutions and a wholly-owned operating division of PCCW Limited, the premier telecommunications provider in Hong Kong and a world-class player in Information and Communications Technologies. With centers in Hong Kong, Herndon, Virginia in the US and London in the UK, plus teams covering the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas, PCCW Global serves the voice and data needs of multinational enterprises, as well as the operational requirements of service providers. Reaching 800 cities in 70 countries, the PCCW Global network supports a portfolio of integrated global communications solutions that include fiber and satellite transmission and International Private Leased Circuits, IP transit, MPLS-VPN, ATM/frame relay and IP telephony, plus capabilities such as hosted PBX solutions. To learn more about PCCW Global, please go to www.pccwglobal.com
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