SHENZHEN, China, July 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xunlei Limited ("Xunlei" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:XNET), China's leading provider of acceleration products and services, today announced that it has completed the previously announced strategic divestment of Xunlei Kankan, the Company's online video streaming platform. The Company sold its entire stake in Xunlei Kankan to Beijing Nesound International Media Corp., Ltd. for a total consideration of RMB130 million, of which RMB26 million remains unpaid and will be paid to the Company one year after the closing date.

As previously announced, Xunlei's board of directors approved the divestment of Xunlei Kankan after evaluating the benefits of the transaction to the Company and its shareholders, and the Company considers the divestment to be consistent with Xunlei's new strategic focus on streamlining existing non-core and unprofitable businesses so as to devote sufficient management attention to execute its mobile strategies and Project Crystal. 

About Xunlei

Xunlei Limited ("Xunlei") is the No. 1 acceleration product provider in China as measured by market share in March 2015, according to iResearch. Xunlei operates a powerful internet platform in China based on cloud computing to provide users with quick and easy access to digital media content through its core products and services, Xunlei Accelerator and the cloud acceleration subscription services. Xunlei is increasingly extending into mobile devices in part through potentially pre-installed acceleration products in mobile phones. Benefitting from the large user base accumulated by Xunlei Accelerator, Xunlei has further developed various value-added services to meet a fuller spectrum of its users' digital media content access and consumption needs.

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