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VODone is Well Prepared for the Beijing Olympic Games

2008-06-16 20:09 1019

HONG KONG, June 16 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VODone Limited (“VODone” or the “Company”) (stock code: 82.HK), a leading tele-media service provider in China, today announces that the first press conference of the strategic cooperation between VODone and the 2008 Beijing International Media Centre was successfully held in the newly launched media centre on 12 June 2008. Key government officials and industry professionals attending the press conference included Mr. Zhai Hui Sheng, Director of 2008 Beijing International Media Centre and China Journalist secretary of the CPC committee; Mr. Xu Rui Xin, President of China Social Association and Ministry of Civil Affairs of China; Mr. Hu Junkai, Vice President of 2008 Beijing International Media Centre and the Head of Publicity Department of CPC Central Committee; Mr. Cui Yao Zhong, Director of General Service Department of 2008 Beijing International Media Centre; Mr. Du Wei, Chairman of Beijing Beiao Incorporation Ltd; as well as Dr. Zhang Lijun, Chairman of VODone. Hundreds of local and overseas journalists as well as VODone’s strategic business partners also attended the press conference and paid a visit to the Media Centre.

Located at the Central Line of Beijing City, the 2008 Beijing International Media Centre has just commenced operation after a year of renovation. The Centre can accommodate 10,000 local and overseas journalists during the Beijing Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.

Apart from serving both local and overseas journalists, VODone will also provide business opportunities for local enterprises. An “Enterprise Promotion Plan 2008” has been launched for local enterprises to place their advertisement in the Beijing International Media Centre to enhance their brand value and brand awareness during the Beijing Olympics. VODone and the Beijing International Media Centre will provide a platform, as well as its professional services and business opportunities for local enterprises to promote their brand and products all over the world.

Mr. Hu Junkai, Director of the 2008 Beijing International Media Centre said, “Especially set up for the Beijing Olympics and the Paralympics, the Beijing International Media Centre will disseminate important information on behalf of the Beijing Government during the Games and will act as the “one-stop” media centre for journalists from around the world. As the sole strategic media partner, VODone will provide all levels of support to ease the task of the journalists covering the Games.”

Dr. Zhang Lijun, Chairman of VODone said, “Equipped with the most advanced and state-of-the-art digital media transmission in China, VODone has specially designed zones for various functions including programming and editing, enabling journalists to record, edit and transmit files via the Internet. The decoration and equipment installation work at the reception area has already been completed. We are all set to receive journalists from around the world.

“Everyone at VODone will embrace the spirit with full vigour and passion. We are all committed to offering journalists the most outstanding and professional services,” added Dr. Zhang.

About VODone Limited

Founded in 2005, Vodone Telemedia Co. Ltd., a strategic partner of VODone Limited (0082.HK), is the first and leading online video media group in China. It is also the only enterprise in the PRC to own a complete set of licenses to operate video broadcasting on the Internet. Vodone Telemedia has contracted the technical and promotional services to Vodone Datamedia Technology Co., Ltd for 50 years.

In September 2006, upon the completion of the buy-sell agreement between Dr. Zhang Lijun and VODone Limited, Vodone Datamedia Technology Co., Ltd. and subsidiaries of VODone Limited collaborated to further develop the telemedia service business. Capital Market funds were deployed creating support and laying a solid capital foundation for the development of VODone Limited. Vodone Telemedia supports the broadcast of financial information, entertainment, sports and lifestyle programs through multimedia on the platforms of leading Internet and telecom network operators. Vodone’s telemedia streaming video programs can be accessed all over the world, around the clock through the online video portals.

Source: VODone Limited
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