Developing Universal Television’s brand new exclusive OTT app for live on-demand video, communication and business services through M800 leading communication solutions.
(Hong Kong, 21 June 2018) Universal Television Limited announced today that it has entered into a cooperative relationship with global communication solutions provider, M800 Limited. The new partnership will involve the development and deployment of a new revolutionary social OTT app for live on-demand video, communication and business services. The app will utilize Universal Television’s propriety transmission network and gather its excellent programming content, variety of social features and lifestyle entertainment in one place.
(Universal Television Limited Chairman Mr. WEI Yue Tong (Left) and M800 Limited Co-Founder, serving as Chairman & CEO, Mr. Steven YAP (Right), displaying the signed agreement.)
Universal Television Limited Chairman Mr. WEI Yue Tong and M800 Limited Co-Founder, serving as Chairman & CEO, Mr. Steven YAP, attended the signing ceremony today. The collaboration between the two companies is in response to the needs of Universal Television’s users for its current OTT app.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, WEI Yue Tong mentioned that future development of media will rely on mobile and personal computers. “In order for us to follow current trends, we will need the assistance of an OTT app with a multitude of functions, built using the excellent app development capabilities of the M800 team,” says WEI Yue Tong. He also added that the new app will support WeChat's payment services, on top of its basic communication functions.
In the first phase of the collaboration, the app will receive a fully updated redesign with a new user interface to make it more user-friendly and easy-to-understand. This covers the main menu, search bar, broadcast channel selection, channel/programming menu/recommendations for later viewing, advertising banners and more. M800 will follow-up this with multiple phases of optimization and adding different features.
“As a communication solution provider that is always at the forefront of technological trends, M800 is excited about this collaboration with Universal Television,” says Steven YAP. “Universal Television’s new OTT app will benefit from and utilize all of M800 strengths, including the reliability and security through our globally distributed network and connectivity with top-tier global carriers.”
(Mr. WEI Yue Tong (Left) and Mr. Steven YAP (Right), signing the contract to commence the two companies’ partnership.)
The OTT app for live TV and communication not only provides news, information and cultural television programs for local Chinese citizens but also for those that are living aboard or traveling overseas. The OTT app offers users a communication platform, meeting their need for group communication, international calls, group SMS and more. The new and contemporary multilingual user interface will attract many international users.
Video selection within the OTT app is convenient for overseas Chinese users to use for selecting among various programs. At the same time, it expands the customer base to international users that are interested in Chinese culture and programming. Customers can select from a list of over ten thousand shows, movies and more.
(Members of Universal Television Limited and M800 Limited celebrating the new partnership with a toast.)
About Universal Television Limited
Universal Television Limited Chairman, WEI Yue Tong, is currently positioned as the Executive Chairman of Liang Tan Yi Xing International Foundation and a Director of the Hong Kong Federation of Journalists. Companies under Universal Television Limited include Global News Times Post and more. Universal Television was established in 2013 and officially went online in 2015. The television station is registered and headquartered in Hong Kong, with studios in Beijing, Shenzhen and Taiwan. The station covers special events and news stories pertaining to politics, economy, military, culture, sports and tourism in Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, domestically and abroad.
Universal Television has distribution contacts with dozens of countries around the world, including China, the United States, Europe and more.
Global News Times Post is a free newspaper and distributed at 23 MTR stations every Friday. It covers local and global politics, special topics, profile news, supplements including travel, technology, food, fashion and more, as well as columns from a range of writers.
About M800 Limited
M800 is a leading global CPaaS provider that offers a cloud-based application layer that runs through a globally distributed network infrastructure. The company offers industry-leading communication solutions that allow easy integration of carrier-grade communication functions into enterprises’ products and corporate tools. These include communication SDKs for empowering enterprises’ applications, an integrated communication platform for customer service, and a white-label communication app for secure and reliable businesses communication. The company has over 500 enterprise clients globally, across different industries including Fortune 500 companies.
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Universal Television Limited
Office: +852 2389 1163
Mobile: +852 9199 4573
Events & Public Relations Manager
Office: +852 3472 1751
Mobile: +852 9324 1897
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