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China Launches New Communication Satellite

China launches new communication satellite for HK-based company

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China launched a new communication satellite “APSTAR-6C” late on Thursday at the southwestern Xichang Satellite Launch Center.

The satellite was sent into orbit by the Long March-3B carrier rocket. This was the 273rd mission of the Long March rocket series, Xinhua reported.

Both the satellite and the rocket were developed by the China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation.

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The user of the satellite is Hong Kong-based APT Satellite Co. Ltd. The satellite will provide TV transmission, communication, Internet and multimedia services to customers across the Asia-Pacific region. (IANS)

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Xiaomi Expands Its Offline Presence in India, With Smart TV

The TVs were available for purchase only through Xiaomi India's online partners and its flagship "Mi Home" retail outlets.

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Expanding its offline presence in India, Chinese electronics player Xiaomi on Monday announced that its “Mi LED Smart TVs” would now be available through offline channels in the country.

The company has now spread its offline reach across nine cities — New Delhi, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Indore, Patna, Pune, Mumbai and Maddur (Karnataka).

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“#MiTV in offline! We launched ‘Mi TVs’ earlier this year and soon ‘Mi TVs’ will be available across all #MiPreferredPartners pan India,” tweeted Manu Kumar Jain, Vice President, Xiaomi Global and Managing Director, Xiaomi India.

Mi TVs have touched over half a million sales in just six months, the company claimed.

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Until now, the TVs were available for purchase only through Xiaomi India’s online partners and its flagship “Mi Home” retail outlets.

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Xiaomi’s “Mi LED Smart TV” lineup that is now available offline includes “Mi LED Smart TV 4” in 55-inch model, “Mi LED Smart TV 4A” in 43-inch and 32-inch variants priced at Rs 44,999, Rs. 22,999 and Rs. 13,999, respectively.

The 75-inch model of “Mi LED Smart TV 4” is yet to come to India. (IANS)

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