Accedo and Joymaster Partner for MOD TV Games at Chunghwa Telecom
Taipei – December 2, 2008 – Accedo Broadband and Joymaster Inc. today announced the launch of TV gaming services on Chunghwa Telecom’s (CHT) MOD TV service in Taiwan. The MOD TV service has 591 000 subscribers out of CHT’s 4.3 million broadband subscribers (September 2008). Subscribers to the new MOD game service can play entertaining casual games suitable for the whole family, developed by the leaders in TV and Mobile gaming. Users will have access to a selection of TV games played through CHT’s advanced IPTV set top boxes.
MOD subscribers can try popular puzzle, sports, action and table games at no charge during the first month promotional period. Players will then be able to choose between monthly or single play billing options.
Game titles include “Home Run”, “Circus”, “Rockswap Adventures”, “Black Jack”, and more. The service will be regularly refreshed with new games that will keep players returning. Players can also keep track of their high scores and compete with others through the leader board function.
“This is our first time to launch a service on an IPTV platform”, said Joseph Lien, General Manager of Joymster Inc. “We believe that our co-operation with Accedo and Chunghwa Telecom will provide an exciting interactive experience to MOD users.”
“Joymaster is very experienced in the Taiwan mobile and online gaming industry,” says Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo Broadband. “We are pleased to have them as our local partner to develop a compelling game offering for MOD subscribers.”
ABOUT ACCEDO BROADBAND
Accedo Broadband is a leading provider of interactive content and applications for IPTV and broadband enabled consumer electronics. Accedo Broadband provides the largest available multi-platform portfolio of IPTV applications, Accedo Application Portfolio”, containing e.g. IPTV games, quizzes, puzzles, video art, comics, karaoke, weather and communication. Accedo offers a turnkey solution compatible with most IPTV and online CE platforms including e.g. a IPTV multiplayer gaming solution.
Accedo is a privately held company founded by telecom and media entrepreneurs Michael Lantz and Fredrik Andersson and primarily backed by Swedish VC Industrifonden. Accedo Broadband is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden with branch offices in London, San Francisco and Hong Kong. For more information, visit www.accedo.tv.
ABOUT JOYMASTER INC.
For more information on Joymaster, www.joymaster.com.tw.