NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Wecast Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: WCST) ("Wecast" or the "Company" or "WCST"), today provided several key updates on the previously announced B2B virtual reality ("VR"), augmented reality ("AR") and artificial intelligence ("AI") –enabled commerce technology solution ("V Market") that will be launched in Q2 2017.
Starting in May of 2017, Wide Angle Group ("WAG"), which Wecast Network recently acquired 55% of, will begin placing products form over 10 of WAG's existing customer base, through the V market platform. Some of these clients and manufacturers include British Telecom, Konka, Macromax, and Wintech. Additional and new client/manufacturers that will be using the V Market PaaS (platform as a service) will be announced in the weeks to come.
In 2017, Wecast Network is anticipating approximately $200MM USD in transactional sales from these product placements. The Company is looking to use its V Market Platform as a centerpiece of its e-commerce business with data management, search and settlement capabilities all combining to become amongst the first globally with a viable and scalable V Commerce model.
About Wecast Network Inc. (http://corporate.wecastnetworkinc.com)
Wecast Network Inc. (NASDAQ: WCST), is a next generation global brand licensing, IP sales and video commerce company driven by AI and Big Data. With a firm focus on 4 strategy pillars which include: Brand, Content, Commerce and Licensing, the Company is leveraging and optimizing its legacy operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China to evolve into a global, vertical, ubiquitous and transactional B2B2C, mobile-driven, consumer and supply chain management platform. By aiming to establish the world's premier multimedia, social networking and smart e-commerce-enabled network with the largest global effective connected user base, Wecast, through this expanded, cloud-based, ecosystem of connected screens combined with strong partnerships with leading global providers, will be capable of delivering a vast array of WCST/YOD–branded products and services to enterprise customers and end-use consumers - anytime and anywhere, across multiple platforms and devices.
Wecast has content distribution agreements in place with many of Hollywood's top studios including Disney Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Miramax, as well as a broad selection of the best content from Chinese filmmakers. In addition, the Company has governmental partnerships and licenses as well as numerous JV partnerships and strategic cooperation agreements with an array of distribution and content partners in the global new media space. Wecast is headquartered in both New York, NY and Beijing, China.
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