NEW YORK, May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOD) ("YOU On Demand" or "YOD" or the "Company"), a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China evolving into a global, mobile-driven, consumer management platform for both enterprises and consumers, announced today that the Company, through its PRC subsidiary Tianjin Sevenstarflix Network Technology Limited ("SSF") and BPO Global Company Ltd. ("BPO"), a global exporter of Korean products, have entered into a strategic partnership for the sale and distribution of Korean goods and products into Mainland China.
Utilizing many of China's online and cross-border trading and exchange platforms including TEEX (http://www.e-exchanging.com/), BPO will operate an exclusive "South Korean Zone" which will offer South Korean-made products, while YOU On Demand will lead business development and content commerce marketing services which infuses content throughout the entire shopping experience. This engaging and high sell-through approach to marketing first evokes a purchasing desire through content and then satisfies that desire right away by providing a shopping opportunity. YOU On Demand will use content commerce marketing to promote BPO's product categories, throughout YOD's multimedia, social networking and e-commerce-enabled network.
Commenting on the partnership, Bing Yang, President of YOU On Demand's newly formed Video Commerce division, stated "South Korean brands, once considered to be a niche market in China, offer a wide range of products at competitive prices, which accounts for their swelling popularity. For example, cosmetic exports to China from South Korea surged 250 percent last year, and accounted for almost one-fourth of all of China's imported cosmetics, according to the Korean International Trade Association.
The ability to leverage Korean celebrities and TV shows—which are massively popular in China—has also been one of the major reasons many Korean brands have been able to surge ahead in China. YOU On Demand and BPO will be targeting the explosive growth of Korean products and culture in China and will be the exclusive providers of Korean products on multiple cross-border trading and exchange platforms."
About YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (http://corporate.yod.com)
YOU On Demand (NASDAQ: YOD) is leveraging and optimizing its current operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China by evolving into a global, B2B2C, mobile-driven, consumer management platform for both enterprises and consumers. By aiming to establish the world's premier multimedia, social networking and e-commerce-enabled network with the largest global effective connected user base, YOU On Demand, through this expanded, cloud-based, ecosystem of connected screens combined with strong partnerships with leading global providers, will be capable of delivering a vast array of YOD–branded products and services to enterprise customers and end-use consumers - anytime and anywhere, across multiple platforms and devices.
YOU On Demand has content distribution agreements in place with many of Hollywood's top studios including Disney Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Miramax, as well as a broad selection of the best content from Chinese filmmakers. In addition, the Company has governmental partnerships and licenses as well as numerous JV partnerships and strategic cooperation agreements with an array of distribution and content partners in the global new media space. YOU On Demand is headquartered in both New York, NY and Beijing, China.
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