(Yicai Global) May 28 -- China's largest handset maker Huawei Technologies will work with Tencent Holdings to connect users on their respective video services.
The Shenzhen-based pair will conduct in-depth cooperation, share content and provide mutual technical support, reported tech news portal Ifeng. Membership rights across both platforms will become interconnected.
Tencent Video will display its content in an exclusive area on the Huawei Video app. Huawei will also enhance Tencent Video's audiovisual effects via artificial intelligence and advanced audio and video technologies.
"Huawei's platform is committed to building an open ecosystem," said Alex Zhang, president of Huawei's consumer cloud services. "Joining hands with an excellent content provider like Tencent will give the users quicker and more accurate access to outstanding content."
Tencent Video started out as an integrated video provider in 2011, hosting movies, TV dramas, variety shows, sports events and news. It now has over 600 million users, of which 89 million are paid-up, according to Tencent Vice-President Sun Zhonghuai.
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