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Headline News Knight Rider & Magnum, P.I. Get Animated for Mobile

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 12:00am

Mobile media company Player X has collaborated with Universal Mobile Ent. to make special animated editions of the 1980s hit TV shows, KNIGHT RIDER and MAGNUM, P.I., directly for mobile delivery. Player X is creating a new genre in mobile video retrosodes, a suite of animated mobile video series.

Headline News Comic Strip Network Adds Five More Comic Strips to Lineup

The Comic Strip Network announced today (Oct. 23, 2006) it has added IPSO FACTO, DOT 'N DASH, JAC STRIPS, ZENJEFF and MR. STICK comic strips to its daily programming lineup. The Comic Strip Network (www.comicstripnetwork.com) broadcasts fresh comic strips daily to mobile phones worldwide and the Internet. CSN features funny cartoons rated to family newspaper standards, including MOSTLY HEADS, GIRLS & SPORTS, DATING AMY, THE MEANING OF LILA, DAY BY DAY and MOD.

Headline News MIPCOM Announces Mobile TV Awards Winners 2006

MIPCOM announces the winners of the Mobile TV Screening & Awards 2006. The international trophies were awarded on Oct. 11, 2006, in a packed auditorium at the 22nd edition of MIPCOM. The winning titles were chosen by an international grand jury from a total of 23 nominated projects.

Sponsored by Orange, Ericsson and the Korean Broadcasting Commission, the Mobile Screenings & Awards 2006 call-for-entries opened as of July this year and brought in a record number of 290 entries from 34 countries, a 30% increase in submissions from 2005.

Headline News News Corp. & VeriSign Combining Jamba & Fox Mobile

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 27, 2006 at 12:00am

News Corp. and VeriSign announced a joint venture to form the worlds largest provider of mobile entertainment. News Corp. will pay approximately $188 million for a controlling interest in VeriSigns wholly-owned Jamba subsidiary and will combine it with Fox Mobile Ent. assets.

The new company will serve 30 territories with a potential reach of more than a billion mobile subscribers. The new firm intends to retain the Jamster brand in the U.S. and the Jamba brand worldwide.

Headline News Disney Pins Mobile Distribution Deal with Thumbplay

Thumbplay Inc., a leading online retailer of mobile entertainment content, announced a mobile content distribution agreement with the Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG).

As part of the agreement, Thumbplay will distribute content from WDIG's publishing labels mDisney, creator of Disney-themed mobile content, and Starwave Mobile, the company's third-party mobile content licensing and publishing arm. The offerings will include graphics, tones and mobile games.

Headline News Alvin & The Chipmunks And Rocky & Bullwinkle Go Mobile

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, September 14, 2006 at 12:00am

InfoSpace Inc. has signed deals with Classic Media and Bagdasarian Prods. to bring some of the worlds most famous classic movie and TV stars to mobile, including Alvin & the Chipmunks, Rocky & Bullwinkle and a host of others.

Headline News NVIDIA Powers First DVB-H-Based Mobile TV Cell Phones

NVIDIA Corp. announced that its NVIDIA GoForce handheld graphics processing units (GPUs), are powering some of the world's first mobile TV production rollouts.

DVB-H, or Digital Video Broadcasting for handheld devices, delivers digital broadcast quality TV to your mobile phone. NVIDIA GoForce handheld GPUs provide hardware acceleration for Mobile TV, delivering higher quality visuals than devices using only software, and with less drain on the battery thanks to new power saving technologies employed by the GPU.

Headline News Aardman Launches New Mobile TV Channel On Orange

Aardman Animations will, this week, launch its own mobile TV channel on the Orange TV service.

The channel, Aardman Animations will consist of a video loop, refreshed weekly of its own content combined with some of the best animation sourced elsewhere in Britain and around the world.

Headline News Gameloft Secures Mobile Gaming Rights To Lost & Desperate Housewives

Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, has signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with Touchstone Television to develop, publish and distribute mobile games based on the award-winning series LOST and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, which air on ABC-TV in the U.S. The games are scheduled for release in early 2007.

Headline News Comic Strip Network Adds Dating Amy & Day by Day Cartoons

SmashPhone, a mobile phone comic strip network, announced it's bringing Amy DeZeller's DATING AMY and Chris Muir's DAY BY DAY comic strips to mobile phones everywhere. Viewers may access the SmashPhone Comic Strip Network through Verizon, Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile and many other carriers. The comics are served by SmashPhone for free (although phone company data charges may apply).

Headline News MTV Int'l’s First Made-for-Mobile Animations Debut Globally

MTV Networks International (MTVNI) debuted its first animated series of made-for-mobile shorts, WULFFMORGENTHALER. A co-production between MTVNI and the "Danish Duo" Mikael Wulff and Anders Morgenthaler, the series of 20 short animations is inspired by the famous WULFFMORGENTHALER comic strips of the same name. The witty, compelling animations are the perfect "snack-size" for mobile users wanting more.

WULFFMORGENTHALER underscores MTVNIs commitment to creating and providing users with breakthrough, original mobile content.

Headline News Sprint, Cingular & Amp'd To Judge New Mobile Game Competition

LivePitch OnStageSeattle, Washington, USAJuly 13, 2006Deadline: June 30, 2006

Sprint, Cingular and Amp'd Mobile are set to judge the first ever LivePitch OnStage game competition at the Mobile Game Conference. Game developers and publishers are invited enter their new games, demos or concepts to score an opportunity to pitch live onstage before a panel of judges who can actually make a difference in their game's future. Think of it as AMERICAN IDOL for mobile game development.

Headline News Report Ranks Casual Games As One-Third Of Mobile Market

Puzzle/Strategy games drive one-third of the total mobile game revenues, according to Telephia, the leading provider of performance measurement information to the mobile industry. The Telephia Mobile Game Report for Q1 2006 shows that four of the top five revenue-generating titles fall into the Puzzle/Strategy (casual games) category, with TETRIS, TETRIS DELUXE and BEJEWELED securing the top spots. TETRIS and TETRIS DELUXE secured 5.2 and 3.6% of the total mobile game revenue share for the quarter, respectively, while BEJEWELED posted a 2.6% share. JAMDAT MAHJONG and MS.

Headline News Emdigo to Provide Supergirl Based 3D Animation Content

Emdigo Inc. has acquired the exclusive rights to develop and deploy 3D graphics based episodic SUPERGIRL animation content to mobile users in China. One of China's hottest TV productions, SUPERGIRL is China's hugely successful, AMERICAN IDOL-like television show.

Headline News NVIDIA, Intel Offer New Solution for Windows-Based Mobile Devices

NVIDIA Corp. announced a reference design with Intel Corp. that will provide device manufacturers with a fast and easy solution for bringing powerful, media-rich handheld devices to market based on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.

Headline News Nick Mobile Launches on Sprint Phones

Nickelodeon today (April 17, 2006) announced the launch of Nick Mobile on select Sprint multimedia phones. Nick Mobile on Sprint offers a combination of short video clips, vignettes and music videos. From the Nick Jr. library, music videos are approximately two minutes in length with clips from favorite programs, such as DORA THE EXPLORER, BLUE'S CLUES, THE BACKYARDIGANS, LAZYTOWN and the recently launched Nick Jr. series, THE WONDER PETS!, TV's first operetta for kids.

Headline News Family Guy Flies Higher With New Mobile Game

Airborne Ent. announced the summer release of FAMILY GUY: AIR GRIFFIN, the newest addition to the FAMILY GUY suite of mobile content. The game centers around Peter Griffin, the patriarch of FOXs Emmy-nominated animated series, who has just spent Meg's college fund on a medieval catapult in an attempt to break the record for the longest freeform human flight. Peter's counting on friends like Quagmire, his family members like Stewie, Brian, Meg and Lois, and players to help him reach his goal.

Headline News NVIDIA Offers First Quadro FX Mobile Workstation

NVIDIA Corp. announced a new line of NVIDIA Quadro FX graphics solutions. This new lineup includes:

* The NVIDIA Quadro FX 350M: the company's first professional GPU designed specifically for thin and light mobile workstations.* The NVIDIA Quadro FX 1500M: offering outstanding application performance and the industry's highest image precision and quality.* The NVIDIA Quadro FX 2500M: bringing an industry best 512MB of graphics memory for customers looking for the highest performance.

Headline News Fox Launches Biggest Promo Campaign Ever for Ice Age 2

Twentieth Century Fox has announced that its global promotional campaign for ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN, to be released nationwide March 31, 2006, is among Fox's most far-reaching and ambitious ever.

Fox has garnered more than $100 million in promotional support, including a synergistic tie-in with the Fox Broadcasting Co. ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN's beloved Scrat character will make a special appearance on the March 26 episode of the network's popular animated comedy series FAMILY GUY, and the Sid the sloth character will host a night of programming that same evening.

Headline News Jason Wells New SVP, Mobile Ent. for SPTI

Jason Wells joins Sony Pictures Television International (SPTI) as its new svp, mobile entertainment. Wells will relocate from Los Angeles to SPTI's European headquarters in London and will lead the newly formed mobile entertainment group. He will report to both Michael Grindon, SPTI's president, and John McMahon, president/md of SPTI in Europe.

Headline News Nokia Debuts New Advances at GDC Mobile

Nokia unveiled a new software development kit (SDK) and consumer interface for its next generation mobile gaming platform. The new tools and consumer interface are designed to empower the mobile games industry to create high quality 3D mobile games for Nokia smartphones.

Headline News NAB2006 Introduces Web & Mobile Development Conference

The Web & Mobile Development Conference will be launched at NAB2006 on April 25-26, 2006, in Las Vegas. This new educational technology conference, targeted toward professional Web designers, developers and content providers, will debut as part of the NAB2006 MultiMedia World Conference package.

Headline News NVIDIA Introduces First HD Integrated Graphics Processor for Notebooks

NVIDIA Corp. launched the company's first integrated graphics processor (IGP) core-logic solution for notebooks. Comprised of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6100 graphics processing unit (GPU) and the NVIDIA nForce Go 430 media and communications processor (MCP), the new mobile IGP solution is the first with hardware accelerated H.264 high-definition (HD) video playback.

Headline News A Scanner Darkly Movie Trailer Premieres On Amp’d Mobile Handsets

Warner Independent Pictures debuts its trailer for A SCANNER DARKLY on Ampd Mobile handsets today (Feb. 13, 2006), giving mobile customers in the U.S. get the first look at a feature film trailer before it hits theaters or the Web.

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