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Future Signs With Metaboli For Digital Distribution Services

05/05/06 - Metaboli, European leaders in digital distribution of video games over broadband, is delighted to announce an agreement with special-interest media company, Future. The deal sees Metaboli provide digital distribution services for Future's market leading UK websites, and

Metaboli's Games on Demand services 'Games On Radar' ( and 'CVG Down Your Pipe' ( will give gamers access to an entire catalogue of PC games across all gaming genres for a low monthly subscription. Both services allow gamers to sign-up to one of two packages, comprising of the Ultimate Collection, offering unlimited access to 88 games for £12.95 per month, or the Essential Collection, offering unlimited access to 66 games for only £6.95 per month. New games are currently being added at the rate of four per month, with more than 100 games planned before the end of summer 2006.

Metaboli's UK Business Manager, Paul Howes said:

"Future have recognised the tremendous potential of digital distribution and the opportunity it presents to change the way games are delivered to the market. Their progressive approach has provided us with a great partner with whom to kick off our UK expansion."

Future's UK and Mainland Europe New Media Director, David Maher-Roberts added:

"With the massive growth of broadband penetration amongst users of Future's websites, they are now able to download any form of digital content they fancy, be it video games, movies or music. We are excited by this deal, as Metaboli are a strong partner for us, offering a great library of games, at the best value to our users. A games download service is just one of the many value-added offerings we plan to add to our growing web portfolio."


Metaboli Background

Formed in 2001 by a group of Telecom specialists with a passion for video games, Metaboli supplies Games on Demand turnkey solutions to broadband internet service providers and large internet gateways. Further to great success in France, the company is currently accelerating its European expansion aided by the explosive growth of broadband and the increasing public interest in digital distribution service.

Metaboli Contacts
Paul Howes
Business Manager - UK and Northern Europe

Philippe Geldard
UK Product Manager

About Future
Future plc is an international special-interest media group with offices in the UK, US, France and Italy. Founded in 1985 with one UK magazine, today it creates over 150 special-interest publications, websites and events, with strong portfolios in the computing, games, music, automotive, sports, crafts and leisure sectors. Over 100 international editions of Future's magazines are also published under licence in 30 other countries across the world. Future employs over 1,500 people worldwide. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).

For more information please contact:
Will Guyatt, Media Relations Manager, 01225 822517

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