Streaming21, the world leader in broadcast-quality streaming solutions, and Zentek Singapore, the world leader in digital communications, have announced that they have successfully delivered Asia's most popular entertainment, Karaoke on Demand (KoD), for M2B World.
M2B World is a global broadband media entertainment leader, providing over 100 channels of interactive Entertainment-on-Demand, Education-on-Demand and e-commerce. Available over broadband channels, Internet portals and 3G devices, M2B World's services are offered internationally, in countries such as the US, China, Japan and Singapore. Residential Karaoke on Demand will be added to its impressive entertainment on-demand lineup and launched in January, following an intensive Singapore marketing campaign. KoD is a key factor in the continued penetration of the rapidly expanding Chinese broadband entertainment market.
Unlike other commercial Karaoke on Demand deployments which rely on expensive managed networks, Streaming21 and Zentek's joint-developed KoD service offers full-screen TV playback with intelligent personalization and interactive features over open broadband networks. Subscribers can easily order songs, follow moving lyrics on TV screens, and enjoy singing with family and friends in the privacy and convenience of their own homes. Choice of high-quality karaoke videos ranges from the latest hits to classic songs.
Kazuo Yoshimura, Managing Director of Zentek Singapore said, "As the digital home entertainment market continues to accelerate, Karaoke on Demand will be a key competitive differentiator for M2B to motivate more subscribers and drive more revenues.”
"Zentek believe the IPTV industries will be one of the main streams for many countries. We are confident that by integrating our expertise and worldwide sales channels plus Streaming21's proven track record of delivering IPTV solutions to broadband providers worldwide will create exciting future growth opportunities for both companies," Yoshimura-san added.
Dr. Joe Lin, President and CEO of Streaming21 said, “Streaming21's KoD solution creates new market opportunities with demonstrated growth potential, especially in Asia Pacific. We have built a reputation for providing carrier-grade IPTV solutions to numerous telcos in Asia and our award-winning solutions allow any Broadband ISPs, Mobile Carriers and xSP providers to quickly launch IPTV services with minimum capital investment. We are confident that KoD will be an exciting new service for consumers, and will generate new opportunities for innovation and growth in the IPTV industry."
The Karaoke on Demand solution is able to accommodate numerous karaoke titles with carrier-class stability. Intuitive EPG (electronic program guide), unique interactive features, convenient on-line payment and a powerful service management system offer immediate adoption of new home entertainment services. Additional interactivity features and services, such as online karaoke contests, on-line voting and more, are easily integrated into the iTV platform. Karaoke is an extremely popular form of entertainment in Asia. The joint efforts of Streaming21 and Zentek realize a dream of delivering Asia's most popular entertainment direct to the living room.