announced its upcoming launch of a revolutionary platform and service, "KyLinTV Everywhere" in all its global markets, including North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia Pacific, on June 25, 2012. Through partnership with industry leaders, Google TV, Apple and Panasonic, "KyLinTV Everywhere" offers both Chinese and English TV programming subscription service with over 100 live streaming TV channels and 30,000 hours of VOD content through a variety of Internet-connected devices, including Smart TV, tablet and PC, in addition to KyLinTV's own proprietary Set-top Box.
Followed by a successful launch of the first Chinese IPTV service in HD for PC and iPad last April, "KyLinTV Everywhere" will enable KyLinTV to expand its distribution significantly across the globe through a variety of 3rd party Internet enabled connected devices, including Sony Smart TV and Blu-ray with Google TV built in, LG Smart TV with Google TV built in, Logitech ReVue, Panasonic VIERA® Connect and Blu-ray. Not limited to KyLinTV's own Set-top Box, KyLinTV customers are able to enjoy unmatched content service packed with advanced IPTV technology and features using their own connected devices through the KyLinTV app which is preloaded or available for downloading on these devices. Empowered by its new robust technology platform, KyLinTV plans to offer more connected devices in 2012, such as more Smart TVs, video game consoles, android tablets, and smartphone devices to its worldwide subscribers so that they can have an even broader access to KyLinTV services. With an estimated worldwide shipment of 100 million Smart TV units alone by 2013, KyLinTV will able to gain more subscribers out of its vast target market of overseas Chinese. In addition, by partnering with a leading global technology company as well as established consumer electronics vendors, KyLinTV will further enhance its service quality and user experiences leveraging the latest features and powerful performances of the new Internet connected Smart TV and other consumer electronics products.
"KyLinTV Everywhere" service offers new business rules for its future subscribers such as allowing a KyLinTV account to bundle with multiple viewing devices. With one subscription price, subscribers are allowed to bundle KyLinTV Apps on up to 5 internet viewing devices. As part of the promotional offers during the launching, KyLinTV provides a 14 day free trial program or 7 day free trial program at different regions in the world. Customers can logon to the KyLinTV website to learn more. For additional information about "KyLinTV Everywhere" and the free trials, please visit www.kylintv.com after the June 25, 2012 launch date.
"It is a critical milestone for KyLinTV to launch the new and open 'KyLinTV Everywhere' platform," said Jianbing Duan, CEO of KyLinTV, Inc. "It further strengthens KyLinTV's leading position in the ethnic OTT IPTV service provider segment. We are really excited about the opportunities to work with leading consumer electronics vendors to expand our business reach and to provide superior Chinese TV channels, entertainment as well as educational content services to our customers around the world."
As part of the "KyLinTV Everywhere" launch, KyLinTV is introducing a new content offering called "Panorama China", which is specifically packaged and catered to English-speaking customers who are interested in China or are learning the Chinese language. Panorama China offers live linear channels and VOD programming in English or with English subtitles. The programming content includes in-depth knowledge about contemporary Chinese society, Chinese history, culture and business regulations, and educational courses as well as content about teaching Mandarin and Chinese culture in English.