China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd (NYSE: STV) said it has reached an agreement with Heilongjiang Broadcast Television Network Co. Ltd. to deploy its Super VOD (video-on-demand) system in China´s Heilongjiang Province.
The system will be operated in the city of Harbin before being extended to the whole of Heilongjiang Province. To date, there were a total of five million cable users in Heilongjiang Province, of which one million were in Harbin.
China Digital TV´s Super VOD platform enables cable operators to offer interactive TV coverage without the need for heavy investment in two-way network reconstruction or replacement of set-top boxes, significantly increasing their competitive edge. Up to the present, China Digital TV´s Super VOD system has also been deployed in Zhangzhou, Fujian Province, Guizhou province etc.
Founded in 2004, China Digital TV is China´s provider of conditional access (CA) systems, which prevent unauthorized access to subscriber content across the country´s digital cable, satellite, terrestrial, IPTV and mobile television networks. The company´s website is at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.