ACCESS DISNEY WIRELESS CONTENT VIA EZWEB INTERNET PLATFORM.Walt Disney Internet Group The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) oversees several websites owned by The Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries.  The division's Disney Online unit operates disney. and KDDI Corp. have entered a cooperative agreement to offer Disney Mobile Disney Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator in the United States which launched in June of 2006, and will cease operating on December 31, 2007. It operates on Sprint's CDMA network. Disney Mobile is owned by The Walt Disney Company, which had marketed to family subscribers. wireless content over the "Disney-ez" site, accessible via KDDI's au and Tu-Ka EZweb wireless Internet platforms.
The agreement enables wireless subscribers to EZweb-compatible au and Tu-Ka cellular phone services in Japan to download images, ring-tone melodies, news and e-cards featuring their favorite Disney characters This is a currently incomplete list of Disney characters:
The new service, launched December 24, 2001 from Walt Disney Internet Group and KDDI, introduced even more Japanese mobile phone users to Disney branded wireless content, and follows previous agreements with NTT DoCoMo (NTT Mobile Communications Network, Inc., Japan) Founded in 1991, NTT DoCoMo is a spinoff of Japan's NTT (Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation) which provides wireless services, including cellular, paging, satellite and maritime and in-flight telephone services. and J-Phone Group.
"We are very pleased to broaden our distribution in Japan and to bring Disney content to KDDI cellular phone users," said Mark Handler, executive vice president and managing director, International, Walt Disney Internet Group. "KDDI is a strong business partner and we look forward to leveraging their advanced technologies to debut new content services."
"The KDDI Group is delighted to be able to offer an exciting array of Disney-themed services to our growing number of mobile phone subscribers," said KDDI senior general manager, Ikuyoshi Inoue. "We are currently preparing to launch our third-generation (3G) high-speed mobile phone service next spring. Adding Disney-ez to our EZ website is another example of our commitment to enhancing the value of our services to our subscribers."
About Walt Disney Internet Group
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Major U.S. television network. It began when the expanding national radio network NBC split into the separate Red and Blue networks in 1928. .com. WDIG has led the way in developing new forms of interactive content, such as its Enhanced TV service which showcases the convergence of video and interactive programming, and is a market leader in developing and distributing entertainment and informational content to new platforms. Through relationships with some of the world's largest wireless carriers, WDIG distributes content and services to wireless users under the Disney, ESPN ESPN Entertainment and Sports Programming Network and ABC brands. Steve Wadsworth is president of WDIG, which is headquartered in North Hollywood, CA, and has operations in Seattle, New York New York, state, United States
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About KDDI Group
KDDI CORPORATION was established in 1984 and is currently the second largest telecommunications company in Japan, providing a comprehensive range of voice, data, IP and mobile services to both business customers and consumers. KDDI also works to develop advanced technology in the areas of radio & mobile, lightwave, multimedia, and Internet communications. The main shareholders of KDDI are Kyocera Corporation and TOYOTA Motor Corporation.
KDDI can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.kddi.com/.
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