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China pools forces to advance integration of cable TV networks

Updated: Mar 22,2019 9:21 AM     Xinhua

BEIJING — China is pooling forces to advance the integration and upgrading of its cable television networks and build them into a new network for integrated media transmission and digital cultural dissemination, according to framework deals signed on March 21.

China Broadcasting Network Corporation Ltd, a State-owned company founded by the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA), on March 21 entered into strategic cooperation framework agreements with CITIC Group and Alibaba Group respectively, which foresee the forming of strategic alliances for integrated development and upgrading of national cable TV networks as well as related product development and management.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Nie Chenxi, head of the NRTA, said by integrating cable TV networks and letting 4K, 5G, IPv6, big data, artificial intelligence and quantum communications technologies play their roles, China aims to make its national cable TV networks smarter and create new generation radio and TV information technology infrastructure.