MOSCOW, June 5, 2006 - Tribune Media Services, Inc. (TMS) today announced at the World Association of Newspapers (WAN) conference in Moscow that it is launching TMS Mobile Integrated Content Solutions (ICS), an end-to-end mobile content delivery option for print and online newspapers and magazines. The service will launch in early June with Michael Mepham's Sudoku, featuring downloadable Sudoku puzzles and content from the world's most trafficked on-line Sudoku site, and will add new content products throughout 2006. TMS, a subsidiary of Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB), is a global distributor of syndicated content and services to the media industry and is headquartered in Chicago.
"Our media customers around the world have been asking us if we can provide mobile versions of our content products," said Stephen Tippie, TMS vice president, marketing and licensing. "In response, we have developed a low cost, low risk solution for serving up mobile versions of our best syndicated features to their readers, all completely under their brand. TMS Mobile ICS gives them the opportunity either to test the mobile waters before making a more comprehensive commitment or supplement their current revenue from mobile carrier deals with revenue from our 'off-carrier-deck' solution."
TMS Mobile ICS will launch will initially launch with puzzles and games and will be available in late June. TMS Mobile will provide an end-to-end outsourced service, from mobile content delivery to billing and customer service. TMS Mobile ICS customers will promote the service in their print, online and advertising products. TMS and its ICS customers will share download and advertising revenues.
TMS Mobile ICS is a featured product in TMS' booth (Booth #44) at the WAN conference.
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Tribune Media Services (TMS) is a leading provider of information and entertainment products for print, electronic and on-air media in the United States and abroad. It distributes TV and movie listings and related editorial content under the TMS and Zap2it brands; syndicates comics, features and opinion columns; creates and syndicates a variety of online information products; licenses editorial content from national periodicals; and manages national advertising networks. Through its Knight Ridder/Tribune partnership, TMS also markets news, features, information graphics and multimedia content to media clients around the world. Headquartered in Chicago, with offices in New York, Glens Falls, N.Y., Dallas, Houston, Milwaukee, Amsterdam, London and Hong Kong, TMS is a subsidiary of Tribune Company (NYSE:TRB).
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