Linktone Announces Second Season Of Reality TV Show 'China Vision II' with Shandong TV Station (SDTV) Subsidiary

2007-07-23 18:51 1107

SHANGHAI, China, July 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- Linktone Ltd.

(Nasdaq: LTON), a leading provider of wireless interactive entertainment products and services to consumers in China, announced today that the Company, along with Zhongbang Culture Media, a subsidiary of Shandong TV Station (SDTV), entered into the co-production of the "China Vision II" television show, a city-to-city and provincial-to-provincial singing competition. China Vision II will reach tens of thousands of teenage fans across the nine largest provinces within China.

Michael Li, Chief Executive Officer of Linktone commented, "We are excited about the second season of China Vision II. We continue to build on our interactive media leadership position with the rapidly growing global popularity of reality competition television shows. Our partnership with Zhongbang Culture Media in co-producing China Vision II further demonstrates Linktone's progress in developing its interactive television initiatives."

General Manager of Zhongbang Culture Media Mr. Yu commented, "We are looking forward to the second season of our collaboration with Linktone as our sponsors have been very supportive. Our relationship with Linktone has been mutually beneficial and we look forward to many more opportunities working together in the future on interactive media projects."

About Linktone Ltd.

Linktone Ltd. is one of the leading providers of wireless interactive entertainment services to consumers and advertising services to enterprises in China. Linktone provides a diverse portfolio of services to wireless consumers and corporate customers, with a particular focus on media, entertainment and communications. These services are promoted through the Company's and our partners cross-media platform which merges traditional and new media marketing channels, and through the networks of the mobile operators in China. Through in-house development and alliances with international and local branded content partners, the Company develops, aggregates, and distributes innovative and engaging products to maximize the breadth, quality and diversity of its offerings.


Founded in 1960, SDTV currently owns nine TV channels -- Satellite Channel, Qilu Channel, Sports Channel, Agricultural Science Channel, Public News Channel, Children's Channel and Pay Channel. According to recent data provided by a leading media research firm, SDTV's Satellite Channel ranks first in coverage among those of the provinces.

Zhongbang Media's predecessor was the International Department of SDTV which was responsible for the planning, development and implementation of SDTV's large scale television shows, big cultural events, and performances along with post-production work and the operation of TV channels. Zhongbang Media is led by a seasoned team with many years of experience in all aspects of TV operations, management and production.


This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. You can identify these forward-looking statements by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," and similar statements. The accuracy of these statements may be impacted by a number of business risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated, including risks related to: current or future changes in the policies of the PRC Ministry of Information Industry and the mobile operators in China or in the manner in which the operators enforce such policies; the risk that other changes in Chinese laws and regulations, or in application thereof by other relevant PRC governmental authorities, could adversely affect Linktone's financial condition and results of operations; the risk that Linktone will not be able to compete effectively in the wireless value-added services market in China for whatever reason, including competition from other service providers or penalties or suspensions for violations of the policies of the mobile operators in China; the risk that Linktone will not be able to develop and effectively market innovative services; the risk that Linktone will not be able to effectively control its operating expenses in future periods or make expenditures that effectively differentiate Linktone's services and brand; and the risks outlined in Linktone's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form F-1 and annual report on Form 20-F. Linktone does not undertake any obligation to update this forward-looking information, except as required under applicable law.

Source: Linktone Ltd.
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