Hong Kong’s First Bundling of 4K Home Broadband with Entertainment Content by HGC and Letv Triumphs in the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards
HONG KONG/PRNewswire/ — Hong Kong’s first bundling of 4K home broadband with entertainment, based on an innovative OTT (over-the-top) partnership model, has won a “Consumer Service Innovation Award” in the ninth Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards.
Hong Kong’s first bundling of 4K home broadband with entertainment content by Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) and Letv has won a “Consumer Service Innovation Award” in the ninth Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards. Sierra Ma (left), General Manager, International Business Development of Letv, and Oyovwe Okorodudu (right), Assistant Vice President, EMEA of Hutchison Global Communications Limited receive the honour on behalf of Letv and HGC.
The winning package comprises content from Letv — the world’s first video website and Internet video company to launch an IPO — and superior broadband service delivered by Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC), a leading international fixed-line telecoms operator.
Run by the Global Telecoms Business magazine, the Global Telecoms Business Innovation Awards scheme recognises and rewards innovation and excellence throughout the international telecoms industry.
After identifying huge consumer demand for online videos, Letv decided to collaborate with HGC’s 3Home broadband to launch Hong Kong’s first bundling of 4K home broadband and entertainment content.
A dedicated Letv broadband channel enables 3Home Broadband users to stream or download Letv’s 4K ultra-HD videos, so they can enjoy a smoother and faster home entertainment experience. The bundle plan enables HGC to attract new customers seeking online video services, then delight them by going the extra mile to provide a high-definition entertainment experience. This strategic collaboration with HGC demonstrates Letv’s vision for OTT industry development and enhances the company’s ecosystem, while opening up opportunities for a greater share of the international market.
HGC has become well known in industry circles for co-operating with OTT content providers and serving their needs. Last year, for example, HGC provided Letv with data centre hosting and colocation facilities, as well as international and local networking, plus customer and marketing services.
Letv’s localised video content and smart devices then became part of Hong Kong’s first bundled offer comprising 4K home broadband service and entertainment programming. HGC’s extensive fibre-optic local network and abundance of bandwidth enable HGC to identify and prioritise Letv’s 4K ultra-HD content during transmission.
What’s more, the fact that this 4K content is stored in HGC’s world-class data centres means latency — or delay in transmission — is absolutely minimal, ensuring a superb 4K TV picture. In fact, HGC’s Application and Content Provider Solution has been helping world-renowned OTT service operators to expand their business footprints.
Global Telecoms Business Editor Alan Burkitt-Gray, one of the awards scheme’s judges, said: “The telecoms industry is increasingly looking to deal with content providers and content services to increase the quality of their offer to customers. This project between HGC and Letv is an imaginative collaboration between innovative companies to offer ultra-high definition entertainment services in the home, with excellent quality of performance.”
Tin Mok, Vice President & Executive Director, Asia Pacific, Letv Holdings (Beijing) Co Ltd, said: “Our co-operation with HGC is a milestone development for us because it enriches the Internet video content experience enjoyed byHong Kong people, while giving rise to a new win-win collaboration model between telecoms operators and OTT companies. This serves as a breakthrough when compared with the traditional market business model. Our success in the GTB Awards represents recognition and endorsement of Letv’s new collaborative model. We have been devoted to creating an Letv ecosystem as an Internet engine vertically-integrated to offer an online platform complete with content, terminals and applications. This collaboration leads the market and serves as an industry role model, taking such a mode of operation and user experience to a new level”
Jennifer Tan, Chief Operating Officer of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, said: “We are delighted to win this award alongside Letv because it demonstrates market and industry recognition of our innovative 4K home broadband and entertainment bundle. HGC’s comprehensive optic-fibre network synergises with Letv’s HD video programming to offer customers a fresh entertainment experience, while facilitating development of high-quality 4K TV entertainment.”
She added: “As well as providing network services, HGC has earned a glowing reputation for offering superior value-added services and one-stop solutions. We will continue to lead market development — and keep up to speed with ever-rising customer demand — by focusing on innovation.”
About Hutchison Global Communications Limited
Hutchison Global Communications Limited (HGC) owns one of the largest fibre-to-the-building telecommunications networks in Hong Kong. Since establishment in 1995, it has been fully committed to building its own optical-fibre network infrastructure and introducing advanced facilities. Coupled with its four cross-border routes integrated with all three of mainland China’s tier-one telecommunications operators and world-class international network, HGC provides a comprehensive range of fixed-line telecommunications services locally and overseas. HGC is a subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited (HTHKH, Stock Code: 215). HTHKH is a leading integrated telecommunications service operator, offering mobile and fixed-line services to local and international customers. For more information on HGC, please visit www.hgc.com.hk. For more information on HTHKH, please visit www.hthkh.com.
Founded in November 2004 by Jia Yueting, Letv Group is committed to creating the “Letv Ecosystem,” a next-generation Internet engine that is vertically-integrated to offer an online platform completed with content, terminals and applications. The Group is engaged in a rich array of businesses, spanning from Internet TV, video production and distribution, smart gadgets and large-screen applications to e-commerce, eco-agriculture and Internet-linked super-electric cars, which were launched in late 2014. The Group comprises a number of subsidiaries, including Letv.com, Leshi Zhi Xin, Le Vision Pictures, Wangjiu.com, Letv Holding, Letv Investment Management and Le Mobile. In 2014, the aggregate sales of the Group amounted to approximately RMB 10 billion.
Letv.com made history on August 12, 2010 when it was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, making it the world’s first IPO Company in the sector. Letv.com was also the first video company listed on China’s A-share market. As of March 24, 2015, the market value of Letv amounted to RMB 84 billion. Prolific as well as successful, Letv.com currently offers more than 100,000 episodes of TV dramas and over 5,000 movie titles. In addition, the site draws an estimated 250 million page views per day, 350 million users per month, 100 million daily content viewers on mobile devices, and 10 million daily content viewers on large-screen TVs.
Letv Hong Kong, as the headquarters of Asia Pacific region, was officially set up in August 2014, marking an important milestone of the company’s expansion in the overseas market. The company provides Hong Kong with an established vertically integrated ecosystem of “Platform + Content + Terminal + Application”. Letv has teamed up with 3 Home Broadband, subsidiary of Hutchison Telecommunications Hong Kong Holdings Limited, allowing customers to enjoy the best home entertainment experience with high speed broadband connectivity. As of March 2015, Letv has held 10 online flash sales in Hong Kong, with 1,000 smart TVs sold in less than 10 minutes on every occasion. Currently, Letv Hong Kong offers various sales channels for potential smart TVs customers to accommodate massive demands, including online pre-ordering services and 50+ offline outlets in Hong Kongand Macau. As the only entertainment platform with over 800 hours of 4K programmes in Hong Kong, Letv has always been committed to providing rich and diverse online content including movies, dramas, variety shows and concerts to its fans.
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Huawei Gears Up to Partner with Government in Smart Country Initiative; Announces Solutions at ICT Roadshow
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia /PRNewswire/ — Several government and industry experts and new announcements to accelerate Malaysia’s Smart Country initiative formed part of the opening ceremony of the second Huawei ICT Roadshow at a city hotel on 19 June 2015.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Mr. Wu Zhengping, Economic and Commercial Counselor, Embassy of China in Malaysia attend Roadshow; Discuss Malaysia-China trade and technology ties and potential of ICT in Smart Country aspirations
The Roadshow, a platform by Huawei for industry experts to exchange ideas and discuss the positive impacts of connectivity on Malaysia, was inaugurated by Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. Also in attendance was Mr. Wu Zhengping, the Economic and Commercial Counselor at the Embassy of People’s Republic China in Malaysia.
As the Guest of Honor, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek opened the keynotes where he put forward his vision for Malaysia to transform into a Smart Country. He said, “I am delighted to be among the nation’s ICT experts and policy makers at the Huawei’s ICT Roadshow 2015. We want to use today’s platform to get the ecosystem to start thinking about the way ahead in using technology for a Smart Malaysia with the end goal of complementing and enabling all other nation building initiatives. By building on Smart Economy, Smart Environment, Smart Governance, Smart Mobility, Smart Living and Smart People, we are already infusing ICT into all spheres of the society, and in doing so, accelerating Malaysia towards a developed and modern country and enriching the lives of the rakyat.“
He added, “As a global ICT leader, Huawei has the technology know-how and experience in the development of smart country initiatives. I hope that in the near future, more experts from across the ecosystem join the partnership we have formed with Huawei to jointly build a Smart Country. Let’s work together towards a common vision, and overcome challenges we face along the way. In that aspect, we welcome constructive dialogue with industry players, agencies and technology partners.”
Huawei Malaysia CEO Mr Abraham Liu said in his keynote that with its strong focus on digital inclusion, Malaysiahas the potential to be a bellwether in sustainable Smart Country initiatives in the ASEAN region. He said, “Digital connectivity and inclusion across urban and rural centers, genders, and economic strata enables countries to attract investment by providing access to skill development and employment opportunities and promoting sustainability. Innovative ICT infrastructure is fundamental to the digital restructuring of industries and the long-term development of a Better Connected Smart Country. I want to take this opportunity to announce that Huawei is committed to partner in Malaysia’s endeavor to be a Better Connected, Smart Country.”
As part of its commitment to a Better Connected Malaysia, Huawei also announced the availability of its Smart City solution in Malaysia. Together with industry partners, Huawei’s Smart City Solution offers cutting-edge end-to-end security with ubiquitous network access, a convergent command center, video surveillance cloud, and mobile policing. It provides comprehensive on-site information with visual command, cross-regional resource SHARING, and intelligent analysis functions for 360-degree security protection.
Speaking on the solution, Mr Liu said, “Cities today need effective public safety solutions for incident prevention, emergency response, and evidence collection that address these challenges. As Malaysia gears up towards its Smart Country vision, it has vast potential to leverage technology for public services and safety of its citizens. Today’s launch is a first among many pillars of our commitment to bring world class connectivity and technology to empower Malaysians.”
During this 2-day Roadshow that began today, Huawei is showcasing solutions and technologies from its three distinct business groups, all of which singularly aim at making connectivity possible for all Malaysians – at work and at home, in urban centers and beyond.
“We have received tremendous response to the event. We are excited about the potential for engaging dialogue and meaningful, long-term partnerships such a response promises. Once again, we thank the Malaysian Government, businesses, and citizens for their ongoing partnership and support!” Mr Liu concluded.
For more information, please log on to http://huaweiapac.mediaroom.com/.
Huawei is a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider with the vision to enrich life through communication. Driven by customer-centric innovation and open partnerships, Huawei has established an end-to-end ICT solutions portfolio that gives customers competitive advantages in telecom and enterprise networks, devices and cloud computing. Huawei’s 170,000 employees worldwide are committed to creating maximum value for telecom operators, enterprises and consumers. Our innovative ICT solutions, products and services have been deployed in over 170 countries and regions, serving more than one third of the world’s population. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.
BANGKOK /PRNewswire/ — Huawei continues to reach record high this year, as its most recent smartphone P8 is met with record–high global coverage. The launch, which took place in London in April and was streamed live online for the global audience, introduced the world to Huawei’s latest smartphone in the P series. A total audience of 600,000 was recorded on YouTube and iQIYI, an online video platform in China.
From insiders’ point of view, P8 is seen as a smartphone revolution, positioned above Samsung S6 by top-tier global technology media. Real users’ viewpoints were reflected in more than 200 unboxing videos, which generated over 1 million views in two weeks, spreading the positive key messages about Huawei P8 globally.
Within the first two weeks of the launch, P8 has already won six awards in European media. BBC in the UK, for instance, noted that “The P8 has the most high quality camera.” This proves Huawei’s strength in the European market, which is gaining momentum after last year’s prestigious award — the European Consumer Smartphone 2014 – 2015 award by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA), presented to its Ascend P7 model.
So far, the total coverage volume of P8 increased by 56% compared to the P7 launch in May last year. However, the coverage of P8 is yet to be concluded, as there will be regional launches of P8 in the near future. One of the key events is the Southeast Asia launch of P8 and other wearable devices by Huawei, which will take place onMay 28 in Bangkok, Thailand.
“On May 28, P8 and wearable devices will be launched in Southeast Asia. Apart from new products and technology, we will strengthen the Southeast Asian market with more personnel, and helpful experiences from other countries would be applied and shared. We do not doubt about quality of our products, so we will focus more on service and new technology brought to consumers,” said Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
About Huawei Consumer Business Group
By 2014, Huawei’s products and services have covered more than 170 countries, and a third of the world’s population. Huawei’s shipments of smartphones ranked third in the world in 2014. Huawei has 16 R&D centers have been set up in the US, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India, and China. Huawei Consumer Business Group is one of three businesses within Huawei, covering smartphones, mobile broadband devices, home devices and cloud services. Based on more than 20 years of Huawei’s expertise in the telecom industry, built on Huawei’s global network, worldwide operations and business partners, Huawei Consumer Business Group is dedicated to providing the latest technology to the consumers and bringing the joy of technological advances to people all around the world. Huawei acts on its word and fulfills dreams.
For more information please visit: http://consumer.huawei.com
SYDNEY /PRNewswire/ — Vivid Sydney, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas, lit up the Harbour City tonight as the much anticipated annual 18 day event, on this year from 22 May to 8 June, got underway.
Vivid Sydney 2015: Lighting the Sails: Living Mural – Creative Concept & Direction by Universal Everything (Credit: Destination NSW)
Sydney’s iconic landmarks, its Harbour and urban spaces were transformed by 3D projections and over 60 light installations including the sails of the World Heritage Sydney Opera House.
Just seven years since it first began, Vivid Sydney will again take its visitors from across the world on a journey of creative discovery using light, music and ideas as its platform. Last year the Festival welcomed 1.43 million people.
“For 18 days and nights visitors will experience Sydney like never before as the city bursts with creativity and sheer, brilliant light. It’s truly an un-missable event, and one which we are very proud of,” said NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events, Stuart Ayres.
Vivid Light stretches across The Rocks, Circular Quay, Darling Harbour, Walsh Bay, Martin Place in the Central Business District, The Star & Pyrmont as well as new areas for Vivid in 2015 — Central Park in Chippendale, awarded the world’s best tall building, and Chatswood to the city’s north.
Lighting artists from around the world were invited to submit their creative ideas, with 140 chosen from 16 countries to create their unique works during Vivid Sydney.
The Vivid Music program of cutting edge music including Vivid LIVE at Sydney Opera House showcases unique performances and collaborations, presenting over 90 performances in venues across the city including Grace Jones, Sufjan Stevens, Daniel Johns and legendary Australian band The Hoodoo Gurus.
Vivid Ideas brings audiences some of the most intelligent and creative minds, who will be together for talks, seminars, conferences, workshops and forums on a grand scale. With 150 sessions and over 400 speakers, the Vivid Ideas program boasts highlights including Multi-Emmy winning writer Matthew Weiner — series creator and exec producer of Mad Men and former executive producer of The Sopranos, and Tyler Brule, founder of Wallpaper and Monocle magazines and one of the most influential global figures in publishing and branding. Weiner and Brule will share their insights following their worldwide success in the creative industry.
“Each and every year, Vivid Sydney aims to connect and inspire people in a shared, vibrant, multi-coloured experience. Vivid Sydney puts art into the hands of the public, giving visitors a visually triumphant feast of artistic and technical innovation,” said Sandra Chipchase, Chief Executive Office of Destination NSW, the State Government’s tourism and major events agency, which owns and manages Vivid Sydney.
Some Vivid Sydney Top Picks:
1. See the Harbour in a spectacular new light
The famous Sydney Opera House will once again transform the sails into a colourful Living Mural from UK company, Universal Everything. Harbour Lights will see a fleet of boats change colours as they ferry through the waterways, and Paint The Town will let visitors take control of the city’s skyline and illuminate it in a rainbow of bright lights.
2. Visit the Argyle Cut to hear from Sir David Attenborough
Get lost in the magic of Mother Nature and hear a few words from Sir David Attenborough at The Argyle Cut from7pm each week night, and 6pm on weekends. Life Story is based on four years of footage that was captured for BBC’s Life Story TV series and will bring The Argyle Cut to life with flowing natural imagery of birds, marine and animal life.
3. Hug a three-metre crocheted Dolly
Visit Dolly for a Vivid Sydney hug. The three-metre crocheted installation will surely be a favourite for young and old, as well as popular photo spot with the Sydney Opera House in the background. Don’t forget to #ilovesydney.
4. Martin Place hang-out space
Spend some time in Martin Place to see incredible light installations including Robotanic, Spectra and Drum Circle. Then take-on your friends with Intel’s a game of drones before heading to Transcendence, an incredible construction that boasts Real Sense technology, live art projections and some of Sydney’s best food offerings including Porteno, Thievery, Agape Organic, Cantina Mobil and the world-renowned Cow and the Moon.
5. Head to Chatswood and Sydney University
Vivid Sydney has expanded in 2015 so be sure to get to Chatswood to learn the underwater aquatic story ofNorbert and The Nautilus and visit the Cabana Bar and 4 Pines Rooftop Bar at Night Markets at The Concourse for some refreshments.
The University of Sydney’s Vivid Path to the Future program kicks off from Monday 25 May and is worth a visit to experience its biggest program ever of Light, Music and Ideas. Think awe-inspiring building projections, Little Creatures Craft Beer bar and a jam-packed music program at the Seymour Centre. Get there.
6. Dance lovers, head to Central Park on a Friday or Saturday evening
Love to dance? Then head to Vivid Sydney’s new precinct, Central Park, on a Friday or Saturday night to bust a groove alongside Reko Rennie and Beastman’s street art inspired installation, at Silent Disco from 7.00pm. Choose your beats and dance along to tracks from two different Propaganda DJs, and then head upstairs to Keystone’s pop-up bar for a drink whilst overlooking the entire activation.
7. Sweet songs and sweet treats
After controlling electronic fireworks at Pyrmont Pyro in Pyrmont Park, head to the Vivid Lounge at Sky Terrace at The Star. Karaoke lovers can sing their favourite hit as their face is projected onto a nearby wall, and gamers can hit the video gaming station to relive their childhood. Also be sure to grab a sweet treat from The Star’s pop-up festival dessert bar.
8. Selfie lovers delight: Learn how to take the perfect snap
Chat with a roaming Canon ambassadors along the Circular Quay Light Walk who will give tips on how to take the perfect shot of Vivid Sydney whether it’s on a smartphone or SLR. Then head over to the You Are Hereinstallation to master the perfect selfie with the Sydney Opera House as the background.
9. Eat, drink and celebrate everything Italian at Modulations at Carriageworks
If you love good food and Italian disco, then be sure to head to ITALO DINING AND DISCO CLUB to enjoy a dish at a pop-up restaurant from the incredible chefs from Icebergs Dining Room & Bar, Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta, Fratelli Paradiso and 10 William St. Whilst devouring a bowl of pasta, guests will be entertained by Italian disco legend, Beppe Loda.
Dates: 31 May, 1 June, 2 June, 5 June, 6 June, 7 June.
10. Gamers and YouTube fans rejoice
The first ever event of its kind in Australia, Game I ON is worth a visit for anyone who is into gaming, social media, YouTube, vlogging and creating or developing. Some of YouTube’s biggest stars including fouseyTUBE, Jayesslee and The Royal Stampede will share their digital secrets at the Australian Technology Park from 22-24 May.
Visit www.vividsydney.com for the full Vivid Sydney program.
A VNR of tonight’s lights on moment will be available after midnight at http://vividsydney.com/media-centre
The full media kit including high-res images and broadcast quality footage are available to download athttp://vividsydney.com/media-centre
SINGAPORE /PRNewswire/ — CWT Limited (SGX:C14) (“CWT” or the “Group”) today announced that AIMS AMP Capital Industrial REIT (“AA REIT”) has selected Indeco Engineers Pte Ltd (“Indeco” or the “Company”), its wholly-owned engineering subsidiary, to provide design-and-build solutions for a new warehouse facility at 30 & 32 Tuas West Road. This is the third construction project which Indeco has undertaken for AA REIT as the Company continues to add to its design-and-build portfolio.
The construction of the 287,859 square-foot, five-storey ramp-up warehouse facility will commence this third quarter. Following its target completion in first quarter 2017, CWT will have a staggered master lease on the warehouse to further support its logistics operations.
In addition, the Group will be able to capitalise on the warehouse location’s close proximity to the Tuas Checkpoint, the future Tuas Link and Tuas West Road MRT Station, as well as a government-planned new container port in Tuas.
The construction project will be funded by progressive milestone claims and is not expected to have any material impact on CWT’s earnings per share and net tangible assets per share for the current financial year ending 31 December 2015. None of the directors or controlling shareholders of CWT has any interest, direct or deemed, in the construction project.
Indeco is a leading engineering company in Singapore. The Company combines its engineering and construction project management capabilities with CWT’s warehouse design expertise to deliver best-in-class design-and-build solutions which optimise logistics operations flow for eco-efficiency and productivity; provides cost-effective, comprehensive maintenance services for buildings and facilities, vehicles and equipment fleet for the military, government, institutional, commercial and industrial sectors; and helps customers upgrade, overhaul and replace existing installation to enhance operation efficiency and optimise life cycle costs.
CWT is a leading provider of integrated logistics and supply chain solutions. Our business is about connecting world trade. We move, build and power customers’ supply chain forward. We combine our logistics capabilities, global network and resources to add value for customers. CWT Group also provides commodity marketing, financial and engineering services ancillary to its core logistics business. For more information, visitwww.cwtlimited.com.
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MUMBAI, India, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
– Targets 50,000 Performers and 10 Million Downloads in India, Expand Into SE Asia by end of 2015
#fame, the premier digital entertainment network, has launched India’s first LIVE VIDEO entertainment app. Available in beta on iOS and Google Play, the app is a mobile video platform where performers can beam live to fans and audiences through their smartphones. As part of this pioneering foray, #fame will bring on-board more than 50,000 skilled and amateur performers and target over 10 Mn downloads over the next six months.
Targeting the youth, the #fame app offers a diverse portfolio of live and video-on-demand (VoD) original digital content. From celebrities and skilled talent to enterprising amateurs, the content on the app straddles across a wide portfolio of genres including comedy, entertainment, live events, fashion, music, tech, food, citizen journalism and more. Further, features such as social sharing, live chat, liking and fan-based communities have been integrated into the app’s user experience to help grow engagement between performers and audiences on the platform.
Since its launch in September 2014, #fame has emerged as one of the fastest growing digital entertainment networks in India, its debut market. Catering to mobile millenials through an integrated ‘talent-first’ strategy, #fame is building a pan-Asian digital video network with consumer tech and original video content as its backbone. Since launch, the network has seen strong traction for its suite of digital shows and properties and is one of the India’s largest creators of original digital video content. Apart from its mobile app, #fame’s digital video network spans several digital and social platforms including YouTube, Facebook, WeChat, Daily Motion and leading content publishers. #fame strategically focuses on emerging and established talent to build digital video channels and communities around them.
#fame has identified 5 additional markets in South-East Asia to build local digital video businesses. These include Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines apart from India. TO THE NEW Ventures, the parent company of #fame, has a strong strategic presence in these markets where it has built businesses in the SMACK space (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Content & Knowledge). ASTRO Overseas Limited, a leading cross-media operator in South-East Asia, is a key strategic investor in TTN Ventures.
Speaking on this development, Puneet Johar, MD, TO THE NEW Ventures, said, “#fame is creating an exciting new LIVE category in the mobile video and entertainment space. Along with its proven record of breakthrough original digital content, we are confident of #fame achieving market leadership in mobile video in India and South-East Asia in the near future.”
Saket Saurabh, CEO, #fame commented, “The #fame app is pioneering not only because it is India’s first live video entertainment app, but also because it will be home to original content from the country’s hottest young digital stars. The app is a manifestation of #fame’s vision of empowering millions of emerging talent in their journey as content creators and help them reach and engage with their audiences wherever they are and whenever they want.”
The #fame app has launched within a few weeks of the launch of Meerkat and Twitter’s Periscope which are apps that allow users to integrate live video with their social media messages. #fame expects to differentiate and win in India and South East Asian markets because of the app’s localization in talent and content in each market.
With over 300 million internet users, including 185 million users who access it on the mobile, India is delivering nearly 5 billion video views a month and is one of the largest and fastest growing digital video markets in the world. India will exceed 200 million smartphone users, topping the US as the world’s second largest smartphone market by 2016 (Source: e-marketer) and mobile app downloads will globally triple and grow six folds in India by 2015 (Source: KPMG). In terms of monetization, digital video has grown faster than social with a 56% CAGR in the last 3 years compared to around 40% for Social.(Source: IAMAI 2014).
About TO THE NEW Ventures
60% of the world’s young, social and mobile consumers will reside in Asia by 2020. In a social and mobile-first world, TO THE NEW Ventures is a disruptive Internet products company, creating and operating mobile first businesses.
TO THE NEW Ventures specializes in emerging markets, especially fast track Asia – India, ASEAN and China. Its businesses include #fame, an online video platform for talent, American Swan, an online fashion business, Thoughtbuzz, a freemium social analytics and CRM product, Blogmint, a marketplace between brands and bloggers and TO THE NEW Digital, a digital services company. Read more at http://www.ttnventures.com .
#fame is set to be Asia’s premier talent-led digital entertainment network. Catering to mobile millennials through an integrated ‘talent-first’ strategy, #fame’s network will straddle across 6 countries over the next 3 years. #fame’s content centers around mobile-led live video programming on and innovative video-on-demand content including high impact digital properties, shows and formats in genres such as entertainment, food, fashion, music, comedy. With a multi-platform approach in distribution and a strong presence across all digital and social platforms, #fame helps brands reach and engage audiences through customized solutions spanning talent-based content, properties and digital video services.
Download the #fame app from the Google Play and iOS
If you are a talent, register on http://www.livfame.com
Fame Digital Pvt Ltd
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QT Vascular Announces First Patients Enrolled In Clinical Study Of Chocolate Touch(TM) PTCA Coronary Drug-Coated Balloon
SINGAPORE, May 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —
Novel device addresses a very large coronary market globally
Study initiation represents achievement of key milestone ahead of time
No stents placement required in first 11 patients treated to date
Company is committed to build the clinical evidence needed to support approval and adoption
QT Vascular Ltd., together with its subsidiaries (“QT Vascular” or the “Group”), a global company engaged in the design, assembly and distribution of advanced therapeutic solutions for the minimally invasive treatment of vascular disease, today announced it has enrolled the first 11 patients in its First-In-Human (FIH) study of its novel Chocolate Touch™ PTCA (Coronary Drug Coated Chocolate®) in the Dominican Republic.
This study initiation represents achievement of key milestone ahead of time. Working closely with local and US physicians, QT Vascular has embarked on a potentially revolutionary study to evaluate the clinical utility of the Chocolate Touch™ PTCA for the treatment of de novo coronary lesions. If successful, this study would provide initial evidence of a new and unique device that could be able to treat the most common coronary disease in a way that minimizes the placement of stents in at least some lesion subsets. Stenting is currently the most commonly used treatment in coronary interventions, but it is a permanent implant that requires expensive long-term dual anti-platelet therapy and is associated with small but significant risks of fracture (1) and late-thrombosis (2)(3). The initial procedural outcomes with Chocolate Touch™ PTCA were successful in all 11 patients and importantly, no stent placement was required. There were also no cases with abrupt closure and no significant dissections were observed.
“I am pleased with the initial acute angiographic results of the Chocolate Touch™ PTCA; they look closer to a stent than a balloon. I have not observed any sub-acute occlusion in these patients which is one of the major risks with conventional balloons,” stated Dr. Jihad Mustapha of Metro Health Hospital, Wyoming, Michigan who performed some of the first cases.
Chocolate Touch™ PTCA is based on the unique Chocolate® balloon platform. By reducing acute trauma, Chocolate® was able to reduce severe dissections and thus reduce the need for unplanned stenting in the peripheral arteries when compared to conventional balloons (4). With the addition of the proven anti-proliferative drug, paclitaxel, Chocolate Touch™ PTCA offers the potential to achieve improved acute outcomes that will hold up over time due to paclitaxel’s ability to reduce the body’s response that may lead to the need for repeat interventions.
“I am pleased to offer to my patient this drug-coated balloon therapy that does not require a stent,” stated Dr. Carlos Garcia Lithgow of CECANOT Hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. “In my country, the post-stent drug regimen is very expensive and many patients do not comply due to the high cost.”
“We have accelerated projects that we believe add strategic value to QT Vascular,” stated Eitan Konstantino, PhD, Chief Executive Officer of QT Vascular. “I am thrilled that the team has achieved this important milestone several months earlier than planned. We are looking forward to design and execute the clinical program required for both regulatory approvals and market acceptance.”
“The unique combination of low trauma and drug coating makes Chocolate® a promising treatment option. If the data show a low angiographic late loss, there is clearly a place for this device in the future interventional toolbox,” said world renowned Cardiologist, Professor Martin B. Leon, Director, Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy, Columbia University Medical Center / New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
While stents have been studied and used extensively for many years, it is desirable to minimize the use of permanent implants in the body. This approach has led to the development and increasing adoption of newer technologies such as bio-vascular scaffolds and drug-coated balloons. Chocolate Touch™ provides a new category consistent with how the market is trending towards less invasive therapies.
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About QT Vascular
QT Vascular Ltd. (QT Vascular) is an emerging leader in the development and commercialization of next generation minimally invasive products for the treatment of complex vascular disease. The Company works closely with leading physicians and scientists from around the world to create differentiated devices that improve procedural and clinical outcomes. QT Vascular is based in Singapore with a US subsidiary, TriReme Medical LLC, in Pleasanton, California. The Company was listed on the Catalist Board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited on 29 April 2014.
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