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Tsinghua acquires 40% of BesTV

March 5, 2008

BesTV, China’s largest provider of IPTV, has agreed to sell a 40 per cent stake to Chinese PC maker Tsinghua Tongfang for 150 million yuan (E13.9m). BesTV, a Web TV service run jointly by Shanghai Media Group and fixed-line telecoms carrier China Telecom Corp, said in a statement Tsinghua’s strong market position would help expand BesTV’s reach.

After allying with SMG, the two parties will jointly work as operators and this will upgrade Tsinghua Tongfang’s business to a new stage where it will begin focusing more on IPTV services.

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