Thursday 16th December 2004, Woking, Surrey, UK: THQ Wireless Inc. ("THQ Wireless"), a leading publisher of mobile games, announces the expansion of its i-modeTM services following the signing of an agreement with Telefonica Moviles in Spain. The new service is available immediately at MoviStar e-mocion, the content access service for all Telefonica MoviStar customers which provides pay-per-download based services and content to mobile subscribers across a broad range of services, including games.
The first titles to be available on this latest THQ DoJa i-modeTM service include Billiards, Darts, EurosportTM Football, MotoGPTM, Ministry of SoundTM Dance Nation, The PunisherTM and Worms®.
Adam Comiskey, General Manager, EMEA, THQ Wireless said: "I am delighted with the progress that we are making in delivering our portfolio of mobile games via i-mode services. This latest agreement with Telefonica Moviles Espana complements our other contracts with E-Plus in Germany and Bouygues Telecom in France. Further partnerships will be announced in the weeks ahead."
i-modeTM services provide consumers around the world with low-cost, fast and easy access to mobile games. THQ Wireless' games will be available in multiple languages to include German, Italian, French, English and Spanish. Users accessing the THQ i-modeTM sites are able to browse details of the games available. To subscribe, they pay a monthly subscription fee which gives them unlimited download access to all the games and unlimited gameplay time.
About THQ Wireless:
THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI), is a leading worldwide publisher and distributor of applications for mobile devices with an expansive catalog of licensed and original content including applications based on the WWETM, professional sports leagues, MotoGP, Worms and popular Nickelodeon properties. THQ Wireless has relationships with major wireless carriers, operators, device manufacturers and retailers worldwide. Further information can be found at www.thqwireless.com
THQ Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including those manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Nintendo and Microsoft as well as PC CD-ROM and wireless devices. The THQ web site is located at www.thq.com. THQ and THQ Wireless are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.
About Telefonica Moviles Espana
Telefónica Móviles España (www.empresa.movistar.com) is the operator of Telefónica Móviles Group in the Spanish market, where it has more than 18.6 million customers at the end of first quarter 2004 and offers a comprehensive portfolio of data services and applications using the latest mobile technologies, including GPRS, MMS and UMTS. Telefónica Móviles, S.A. manages all the Telefónica group's mobile operations throughout the world. It is one of the world's largest mobile telephony companies and leader in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking mobile telephony market, with an active customer base of 54,4 million. The company reported net profit of euros 1.607,9 billion in the end of 2003. Telefónica Móviles' shares are traded on the Spanish and New York Stock Exchanges under the ticker symbol TME.
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General Manager, EMEA, THQ Wireless
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