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London 11 April 2005: has signed an agreement with Telecom New Zealand to supply video game reviews, previews and features for access by Telecom's T3G customers.

The video game reviews and previews are approximately three minutes in duration and are a concise assessment of a new video games title, allowing viewers to determine if a game is a must-buy or should be avoided at all costs. The videos are updated regularly to provide up to date information on all the latest video games and are presented in an accessible and entertaining style that appeals to gamers and non-gamers alike.

Telecom's T3G customers can access and select the Video Clip they want to watch from a menu on their phone. They will be able to watch Video Clips for free until the end of May 2005. After this, Video Clips will cost 99 cents each time a clip is streamed to the phone.

'Video games are the fastest growing entertainment industry and these video clips are the most compelling way for people interested in video games to keep themselves informed and entertained, wherever they are.' said Barn Cleave, Business Development Manager, 'We are sure that the enormous popularity of the video clips in UK and Australia will be repeated in New Zealand'.

Telecom Mobile General Manager Kevin Kenrick said Telecom was excited about working with to develop the Video Clips range.

"We've worked hard to provide content that New Zealanders will want to watch - be it the national news, sport highlights or the latest music videos. Our partnership with will expand our offering even further, ensuring there's something for everyone on T3G," said Mr Kenrick.

Video Clips have been made possible by Telecom's new high-speed T3G mobile service, which enables mobile phones to play the clips as they're being streamed. This means the clips don't take up any storage space on the phone.

About combines the world's most powerful communication media - television, mobile and web - to deliver cutting edge TV programmes, mobile video clips and online content. operates highly successful video services with mobile operators around the world and is the creator and leading producer of Mobile Game Trailers for the world's leading mobile game publishers. programmes are broadcast across Europe, North America and Asia including Bravo, Nickelodeon, Fox and the Discovery Channel. The company is a joint venture between TWI, the TV arm of the IMG group of companies and PCCW, one of Asia's leading telecommunications companies.

About Telecom New Zealand

Telecom is the principal supplier of telecommunications services in New Zealand. Telecom provides local, national and international telephone services and a range of other telecommunications and IT services including leased circuits, Internet services, data communications, directories, and mobile communications.

Telecom operates the major national telephone network in New Zealand, with more than 95 percent of inter-city trunk routes on fibre optic. Broadband coverage as at January 2005 extended to 93% of New Zealand households. Telecom is listed on the New Zealand, Australian and United States stock exchanges.


For more information please contact: Barn Cleave at

One Burlington Lane, London , W4 2TH UK

Tel: 0208 233 6034 Fax: 0208 233 5301 email:

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