MOVIE CONTENT NOW AVAILABLE TO CLUB NOKIA.
World-class movie content is now available to Nokia phone owners in Club Nokia, through a long-term, licensing agreement between Universal Studios Consumer Products Group and Starcut, Nokia's content aggregator An organization that combines information such as news, sports scores, weather forecasts and reference materials from various sources and makes it available to its customers. See customer aggregator. for mobile movie entertainment services. Currently available to Club Nokia members in 23 European countries and Australia, the service is accessible from http://www.club.nokia.com. During 2002, Universal's movie titles will also roll out across most Asia-Pacific countries and the US.
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"Starcut's service offers a unique opportunity for Universal and Nokia in the rapidly emerging premium wireless content marketplace," said Tim Rothwell, senior vice president, merchandising and marketing, Universal Studios Consumer Products Group.
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For Starcut the recently brokered deal between Nokia and Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is a major step forward in establishing itself as a high-end content aggregator for terminal-specific mobile entertainment services" said Juha Tiihonen, chairman and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Starcut. "As the contractual party for both partners, Starcut takes care of content design and implementation, facilitating the fusion of the best in mobile media and entertainment, and demonstrating its role as an adept bridge-builder between the worlds of mobile telecommunication telecommunication
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"As the content consumption paradigm changes, with entertainment services going mobile, Nokia's collaboration with Universal Studios represents new opportunities for the film and mobile phone industries alike. This collaboration will also benefit operators who will be able to offer their customers branded content Branded Content, also known as Branded entertainment and Advertainment, is a relatively new form of advertising medium that blurs conventional distinctions between what constitutes advertising and what constitutes entertainment. ," said Ilkka Raiskinen, vice president of applications and services, Nokia Mobile Phones. "Through technological innovations such as multimedia messaging (MMS), the project offers users a broad range of copyright-protected content and services. As such, the agreement concords with Nokia's commitment to broaden and enrich the mobile experience through open standards Specifications for hardware and software that are developed by a standards organization or a consortium involved in supporting a standard. Available to the public for developing compliant products, open standards imply "open systems;" that an existing component in a system can be replaced ."
Club Nokia is an online community and loyalty program for Nokia phone owners. Today it offers services to owners of Nokia mobile phones in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific. The Club Nokia web and WAP (1) (Wireless Access Point) See access point.
(2) (Wireless Application Protocol) A standard for providing cellular phones, pagers and other handheld devices with secure access to e-mail and text-based Web pages. services can be accessed once the Nokia phone is registered with Club Nokia. In the near future, Club Nokia services will be available to Nokia phone owners globally.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group is part of Universal Pictures Franchise Development, which is a division of Universal Pictures.
Universal Studios (http://www.universalstudios.com) is part of CANAL +, the TV and Film division of Vivendi Universal, a global leader in media and communications.
Finnish-based Starcut is a premium entertainment content aggregator and mobile media publisher working closely with the globally known Hollywood entertainment brands. Starcut develops attractive movie and TV related mobile services based on Hollywood content. Starcut combines its experience, expertise and relationships in the entertainment and mobile industries to offer terminal-specific services to mobile phone users around the world. Starcut has premises in Helsinki and Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. .
For more information, call 818-777-3188 or visit http://www.club.nokia.com or http://www.universalstudios.com.