NEW YORK, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOD), China's leading national Pay-Per-View (PPV) and Video On Demand (VOD) platform, has signed a carriage agreement with cable operator Hunan CATV Network Group Co., Ltd. Hunan CATV provides services to 6 million cable homes in over 100 cities and counties, including Changsha, Zhuzhou, Hengyang, Changde and Shaoyang.
Starting in December, Hunan CATV's customers will be able to enjoy YOU On Demand's Transactional Video On Demand (TVOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) offerings. These include YOU On Demand's "YOU Cinema On Demand" SVOD service that makes available hundreds of hours of Hollywood films with new titles added every week, as well as, YOU On Demand's "CHC Cinema On Demand" service, which provides the ability to choose among hundreds of award-winning domestic movies each month.
"It's very exciting to be a part of Hunan CATV's programming and to have them carry our service," said Shane McMahon, Chairman and CEO of YOU On Demand. "With the addition of Hunan to our family of cable operators we have exceeded our year-end goal of providing distribution to over 11 million cable homes nationally and will be available in over 13 million cable homes."
YOU On Demand currently has content deals in place with many of Hollywood's top studios including Warner Bros. Entertainment, Disney Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, NBCUniversal, Lionsgate, Miramax, and Magnolia Pictures, as well as a broad selection of the best content from independent and Chinese filmmakers.
About YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. YOU On Demand is the leading national Pay-Per-View and Video On Demand platform in China. The Company offers high quality premium content to customers across China through its Near Video On Demand (NVOD), Video On Demand (VOD) and Subscription Video On Demand (SVOD) services. The Company consists of a portfolio of businesses that include alliances with leading media operators, comprehensive end-to-end content delivery, an exclusive billing solution, governmental partnerships and approvals, and value added services. YOU On Demand has secured strategic partnerships with the largest media entities in China, and has a highly experienced management team with a strong background in Cable, Television, Media and Telecom. The company is headquartered in New York, NY, with its China headquarters in Beijing. For more information, visit http://www.yod.com.
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