BEIJING, Feb. 19, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- AirMedia Group Inc. ("AirMedia" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: AMCN), an operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China targeting mid-to-high-end consumers as well as a first-mover in the travel Wi-Fi market, today announced that its subsidiary Guangzhou Meizheng Online Network Technology Co., Ltd. (the "Subsidiary") has filed a lawsuit aiming to resolve disputes arising out of the non-performance of the Franchising Operation Agreement of Wi-Fi Wireless Network on High-speed trains Administered under Beijing Railway Administration (the "Agreement") signed on August 29, 2014 with China Railway Century Media Advertising Co., Ltd. and China Railway Beijing Group Co., Ltd. The lawsuit was filed with the Beijing High People's Court (the "Court") and the first court appearance is set for March 14, 2019.
According to the Agreement, China Railway Century Media Advertising Co., Ltd. authorized the Subsidiary exclusive on-train concession rights to provide digital advertising media for high-speed trains for 6 years. The Agreement was subjected to an automatic renewal should there be no significant breach of the Agreement from either party. In the duration of the Agreement, the Subsidiary would be exclusively entitled to, among other rights, install and operate Wi-Fi systems on the high-speed trains operated by Beijing Railway Bureau. According to the lawsuit, since the consummation of the Agreement, China Railway Century Media Advertising Co., Ltd. delayed and eventually refused to perform the obligations under the Agreement. The Subsidiary is applying to the Court to terminate the Agreement and release the Subsidiary's obligations. The Subsidiary will also be seeking approximately RMB829 million as liquidated damages. As the trial has not started yet, it is not possible at this stage to determine the impact of this lawsuit on the company's profits in the current period or afterwards.
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Incorporated in 2007 and headquartered in Beijing, China, AirMedia Group Inc. AMCN is an operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China targeting mid-to-high-end consumers as well as a first-mover in the travel Wi-Fi market. AirMedia sells advertisements on the routes operated by several Chinese airlines and also has concession rights to operate the Wi-Fi systems on trains administered by several railway administrative bureaus in China. For more information, please visit http://www.airmedia.net.cn.
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