Abandon Mobile and GlobalFun Enter Exclusive Distribution Agreement for NBC Sports Branded Games
KARLSKRONA, SWEDEN & MALIBU, CALIFORNIA - February 7, 2007: Abandon Mobile, a leading mobile entertainment company, and wireless entertainment publishing and development company GlobalFun, today announced that Abandon Mobile's games "Bode Miller Alpine Racing," "NBC Sports Real Golf," "NBC Sports National Heads-Up Poker," "NBC Sports Figure Skating," "NBC Sports Speed Skating," and "NBC Sports Ladies Golf," will now be exclusively distributed by GlobalFun in Europe and South America along with non-exclusive distribution in India and Asia. The games will be made available to end-users through GlobalFun's international relationships with customers including Sony Ericsson, Vodafone, Jamba/Jamster, Telefonica Moviles, Swisscom, Claro and many more.
All the games, which were originally developed and published by Abandon Mobile in the US market, are perfectly suited for gaming enthusiasts of all ages, and offer a high-degree of re-playability that takes classic sports and gaming environments to new levels of depth and imagination. Abandon Mobile currently holds the exclusive global license for all NBC Sports branded mobile games.
"Abandon's games are characterized by lively graphics, great gameplay, and offer a high-level of realism to typical mobile game environments," said Marcus Johansson, CEO of GlobalFun. "Based on the early success of these titles in the US market, we are looking forward to bringing these titles internationally."
"GlobalFun has an excellent reputation among the international mobile gaming community, and we're thrilled to be partnering with them to offer our games to a wider audience internationally," said Jamie Ottilie, president and COO of Abandon Mobile. "We think our portfolio of popular mobile games compliments the company's existing offerings, and gives casual gamers some great entertainment options within the popular sports and casino-based genres."
Abandon Mobile's catalog of titles include "NBC Sports Real Golf," "NBC Sports Ladies Golf," "NBC Sports National Head's Up Poker," "NBC Sports Figure Skating," "NBC Sports Speed Skating," "Bode Miller Alpine Racing" and "US Marine Corps. Scout Sniper."
For more information about Abandon Mobile products and services, please call 310-317-9665 or visit www.abandonmobile.com.
About Abandon Mobile
Abandon Mobile, a partnership of Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital Management & Advisors specializes in developing and publishing entertainment content for mobile media.
Through the company's relationships with leading carriers and direct access to established media companies, Abandon Mobile is able to secure top media properties and extend brand value through cross-promotional SMS campaigns and the integration of event broadcasts into alternative media channels. In late 2005, Abandon Mobile entered into an exclusive worldwide partnership with NBC Sports to create mobile games based on popular television content and bring them to wireless subscribers. These first licenses included NBC Sports Winter Games, as well as NBC Sports Heads-Up Poker and Real Golf.
Abandon Mobile's games are carried domestically on Cingular, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile and distributed internationally through top carriers and delivery services such as China Mobile and China Unicomm (China), Vodafone and T-Mobile (Europe), and Yahoo Mobile WAP (Thailand, Singapore, and India).
Headquartered in New York and with offices in Malibu, California, Abandon Mobile is funded by GF Capital Management & Advisors and Abandon Entertainment, which owns and acquires valuable media content including film, television properties and revenue producing online games.
About GlobalFun AB
GlobalFun is a leading wireless entertainment developer and publisher. GlobalFun brings state of the art, high quality wireless games to end-users worldwide by being a preferred supplier to wireless carriers, hand-set manufacturers and e-tailers. Sony Ericsson, Cingular, Ericsson, T-Mobile, Nextel/Boost, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, TeliaSonera, Elisa, Vodafone, Jamba, Proximus, Mobistar, Aspiro (inpoc.se and more), Rogers, Telefonica Moviles, Claro, Optimus, China Mobile and many more are all part of GlobalFun's global distribution network. GlobalFun is headquartered in Sweden with local offices in North America, South America and Europe. For updated information on GlobalFun, our products and customers, please visit www.globalfun.com