Archer Media to launch 2 IPTV channels in China

MUMBAI: Archer Entertainment Media Communications Inc. will open its Beijing, China offices amid preparations to begin broadcasting of China‘s first television-over-the-Internet (IPTV) channels exclusively for the Chinese people both within China, and Chinese Living Abroad (CLA) of over 30 million Chinese living around the world.

As per an official release, Jun Chen, Archer VP of business development, China, will direct Archer‘s activities in China.

China Broadcast Live (CBL) and the PCO TV (People of Chinese Origin) channel targets a potential audience of a billion consumers and follows the inauguration of Archer Media and IndiaTVLive‘s PIO TV (People of Indian Origin) via IPTV protocol, in New Delhi, on 17 August, 2006.

India TV Live and PIO TV are the first Internet television channels exclusively for the Indian diaspora community. Archer‘s IPTV ventures in Asia heralds many more entertainment products to come from Archer Media, the release adds.

"Archer‘s pioneering success in Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) places Archer Media in the forefront of the burgeoning global revolution in content delivery via the Internet," says Archer CEO Michael Selsman. Archer Media will partner with Bangkok-based Buzz Technologies Inc to provide a state of the art experience for IPTV viewers.

Buzz Technologies has recently formed an alliance with Nero and a number of China based Manufacturers of Mobile Handsets and Computer Hardware, details of the agreements are expected to be made public in the coming week. Buzz will deliver IPTV over a range of devices including Smart Phones and PDAs.

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