PlayPhone in European Footie Forecast Launch
PlayPhone is to launch Footie Forecast, a new mobile football score prediction service set to become the must-have mobile accessory for any self respecting football fan.
The service, fronted by footballing great Jimmy Greaves in the UK will also launch across Europe in Italy, Germany, and Spain.
Launching in August in time for the new football season, the predictor service is derived from match history allowing for as close to reality predictor as is possible.
Those at the sign up to the service will receive one football related mobile game to download each week including Pro Evolution Soccer 2008.
Football related ringtones such as songs and chants will be available to download as well as graphics featuring team’s star players and club crests allowing users to personalise their service.
The service will also have a user generated content section that will allow picture uploading and rating, giving users easy access to a community of like minded football fans. There they can chat to one another through a ‘Footie Chat’ service a forum for discussion of all things football from favourite players and latest results, to the very latest transfer news.
An RSS news feed “Footie News” will complete the service offering regularly updated football news keeping fans up-to-date with the latest goings on in the world of football. The service will cost £3 per week and will be marketed via website, WAP, print and other promotional material suitable for venues showing football on TV.
Martin Bowley, Managing Director of PlayPhone EMEA said: “Footie Forecast is what fans all over Europe have been crying out for. Having access to the service from the comfort and ease of your mobile phone will I’m sure prove invaluable”.
About Footie Forecast
Get exclusive FOOTIE CONTENT on your mobile. Simply text GO GOAL to 62929. Footie Forecast is a subscription service. Each week you will receive an SMS with a link to the Footie Forecast wapsite where you can get 6 items of exclusive football content per week. The service is charged at £3.00 per week and part thereof. Standard operator SMS/WAP/GPRS charges apply. To unsubscribe at any time text STOP to 62929. Customer Services on 0870 626 80 82 and the email address firstname.lastname@example.org
About PlayPhone EMEA
PlayPhone EMEA is a leading mobile entertainment company providing cutting edge personalisation and entertainment content to mobile consumers anytime, anywhere led by Managing Director Martin Bowley and headquartered in London. PlayPhone EMEA is currently operating in 18 countries: UK, Germany, Sweden, Norway, Australia, Spain, New Zealand, Austria, Finland, Switzerland, Singapore, Malaysia, Ireland, South Africa, Italy, France, Lithuania and the Netherlands. PlayPhone EMEA (www.emea.playphone.com) powers subscription-based mobile portals for the world's top entertainment and retail brands including Wal-Mart, ABC Television, Cartoon Network, Sega, Real Networks and more. PlayPhone has offices in London and San Jose, Calif. and is funded by top venture firms Menlo Ventures, Cardinal Venture Capital and Scale Venture Partners.