China Byte, 5/09/11
Provincial cable TV operator Wuhan Digital TV Network and Wuhan Mobile recently signed a strategic partnership agreement to jointly release a RMB 1,399 network convergence package. The package, includes a 2 Mbps cable broadband connection, one year of HD bi-directional cable DTV service, and RMB 600 in mobile calling credit, and is priced at a 70% discount.
Wuhan Mobile currently has over 7 mln mobile subscribers, while Wuhan's cable DTV subscribers total 1.7 mln. Li Jian, general manager of Wuhan Mobile, said users who purchase the package can simultaneously use both DTV and broadband services, and will have access to VIP content, including 12 recent films and 2 recent TV dramas each month for free.
Editor's Note: A customer representative for Wuhan Digital TV told Marbridge Consulting that the package includes a free DTV set-top box, 10 HD channels, and 69 SD channels, and is only available in areas supporting bi-directional cable DTV services.