Acme Mobile To Distribute THQ Wireless Content Across Southeast Asia
Singapore - THQ Wireless, a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), today announced a collaboration with Singapore-based Acme Mobile Pte Ltd, to distribute popular THQ Wireless titles to nearly 160 million mobile subscribers in Southeast Asia, using Acme's "Amob.com" distribution channel, connected to 15 carriers in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines.
"We are thrilled to be working with THQ Wireless to sell great brands on mobile such as Star Wars, Hello Kitty, MotoGP, Worms and other major franchise titles,' says Paul Meyers, Acme Mobile's CEO. "THQ Wireless is one of the world's top mobile publishers with highly rated games that are hugely popular and a lot of fun to play. We can't wait to sell these great titles throughout Southeast Asia."
"Acme's 'Amob.com' network provides us with an easy, reliable way to reach out to many more subscribers in the Southeast Asian market," says Steven Frank, THQ Wireless Director of Business Development in Asia. "The Southeast Asian market has great potential and THQ Wireless thinks that Acme's 'Amob.com' network is the perfect way to help accelerate our growth there."
A major publisher in the mobile entertainment space since 2001, THQ Wireless is known for launching great brands on mobile with strong game play. Some of THQ Wireless' most recently released titles include: "Company of Heroes", "LEGO Star Wars II Mobile", "Worms Forts" and the highly acclaimed "Saints Row".
Adam Comiskey, THQ Wireless Vice-President for International says: "We were really very impressed with Acme's 'Ace' provisioning platform and reporting system. It certainly one of the best we've seen and it gives us great confidence in working with Acme to distribute our titles."
Meyers concludes: "We've spent over four years building out 'Amob.com,' deploying 'Ace', and building our reputation as a leading distribution company in Asia. Partnering with a company like THQ Wireless confirms our belief in our vision to become the Number One Distribution Partner in Southeast Asia.
About Acme Mobile:
Acme Mobile Pte Ltd is Southeast Asia's premiere distributor of mobile entertainment content. Acme works with the world's leading creators of mobile games, images, music and video, distributing their content through Acme's network of more than 60 carriers and portals across 13 Asian countries as well as its new mobile entertainment portals - www.amob.com and wap.amob.com.
Founded in 2002, Acme Mobile is a privately held company with offices in Singapore and Bangkok. A new subsidiary office in Manila will open in early 2007.
About THQ Wireless Inc.:
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), is a global leader in mobile entertainment, offering a wide range of wireless products, including games, personalization products, information services and messaging based on top licenses such as the WWETM, Star Wars, popular Nickelodeon properties and professional sports leagues including the NFL, NHL, MLB and the NHRA. Headquartered in the United States of America, THQ Wireless has offices worldwide, in addition to distribution agreements through wireless carriers across the globe. Further information can be found at www.thqwireless.com.