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LONDON, UK (September 19, 2004), 2004 - Overloaded, announced that it has become a member of Forum Nokia PRO, a program that provides advanced technical, business development and marketing support to select mobile software companies. As a member of Forum Nokia PRO, Overloaded has the opportunity to further strengthen its relationship with Nokia, gain early access to Nokia technology and take advantage of specialized service and support provided by Nokia to help Overloaded stand out in the marketplace.
A new program started by Nokia this year, Forum Nokia PRO provides specialized support for advanced developer companies creating the next generation of software based on the Series 40, Series 60 and Series 90 Developer Platforms from Nokia. A select number of companies worldwide who demonstrate industry leadership are chosen as Forum Nokia PRO members. By becoming a Forum Nokia PRO member, Overloaded ensures the close integration of its software with Nokia's devices and benefits from Nokia's extensive worldwide software distribution channels.
Member companies are also invited to participate in valuable co-marketing activities with Nokia. These can include opportunities to demonstrate applications in Nokia's booth at industry events and inclusion in Nokia-published software catalogs, distributed to mobile network operators and content aggregators worldwide.
Overloaded targets the consumer market together with their distribution and marketing partners like operators, retail chains en large portals with video games for mobile phones. Among the leading video games are the BigBrother and FearFactor TV related games and our range of cute retro games like Dragon Skies, New York Taxi Cab and Dan Parks Decathlon that run on among others Nokia , SonyEriccson, Motorola, Samsung and Siemens phones. Overloaded works intensively together with TV brands, console game publishers and other IP owners from around the world to create high selling and high profile mobile games.
About Forum Nokia
Nokia's global developer community, Forum Nokia, connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia is dedicated to enhancing people's lives and productivity by providing easy-to-use and secure products like mobile phones, and solutions for imaging, games, media, mobile network operators and businesses. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on five major exchanges. More information is available at www.nokia.com.
About Overloaded | Fun Everywhere!
Overloaded, an Endemol Group company, is a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones. Overloaded develops mobile video games in JAVA, Symbian, BREW and I-mode technologies.
Our mission is to create fun, exciting, challenging and innovative video game experiences for mobile phones, which excel in game concepts, gameplay, design and technology and put them into the hands of consumers everywhere.
Popular mobile games developed and distributed by Overloaded are, among others, FearFactor - Helicoper Flag Snag, Fear Factor - H2O Challenge, BigBrother - The Games, BigBrother Directors Cut, Deal or no Deal, Dragon Skies, Dan Parks Decathlon, Fantom Overdrive and Resistance EP1.
Overloaded strategic wireless partners include KPN Mobile, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, Telefonica, Proximus, Cosmote, TIM, SFR, Optimus, TMN, Eurotel, Mobitel and many others. Overloaded is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
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Since November 2002 Overloaded is part of the Endemol International group of companies.
The company was established in 1994 as the result of a merger between the two major TV producers in the Netherlands: Joop van den Ende Productions and John de Mol Produkties. Since then the company has had an agressive international expansion through acquisitions of and by starting TV production companies outside the Netherlands. The company, with its head offices in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 25 countries, including the major European markets, the United States, Latin America, South Africa and Australia. Succesfull TV formats from Endemol are, among others, FearFactor, BigBrother, StarAcademy, Deal or no Deal and many others.
In 2002, the Endemol Group of companies had a combined turnover of 868,8 million Euro. In the same year, more than 18,000 hours of television were produced, spread over approximately 400 different programme series. The Endemol library contains over 500 programme formats and the company employs about 3,300 full-time employees.
Since summer 2000 Endemol is part of the Telefónica group.
About Telefónica S.A.
Telefónica S.A. is the leading provider of telecommunications services in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world - with a potential market of more then 550 million customers - and one of the largest companies in Europe and the world. Nowadays, Telefónica has presence in 50 countries and operates in 17 countries worldwide and is the first company in Spain in terms of market capitalization.
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