SmartVideo Selects Action Engine for Mobile TV Guide -- The SmartVideo EPG lets consumers quickly search for television programming from the company's large library of live mobile television and video on demand, including ABC News, CNBC, DIC, Fox Sports, ifilm, NBC Mobile, The Weather Channel, and more. (Graphic: Business Wire)
Action Engine(R) Corporation, the mobile application platform leader, today announced that it was selected by SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB:SMVD), a leading mobile TV provider, as the technology provider for the SmartVideo Mobile Entertainment Program Guide (EPG). Action Engine will be demonstrating the new application in booth #504 at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2006 being held from September 12-14 at the Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles.
The SmartVideo EPG lets consumers quickly search for television programming from the company's large library of live mobile television and video on demand, including ABC News, CNBC, DIC, Fox Sports, ifilm, NBC Mobile, The Weather Channel, and more.
"The SmartVideo Entertainment Program Guide gives consumers a fast and intuitive way to find their favorite television programs using a mobile device," said David Ross, president and CEO of SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. "By combining Action Engine's superior mobile search and discovery technology with our wide selection of television content, we can provide the best mobile television experience available today."
"Companies, like SmartVideo, have a wealth of rich media to offer wireless consumers," said Jim Souders, Action Engine's senior vice president of worldwide field operations. "Action Engine is focused on making sure that consumers don't get frustrated trying to find and access that media. Our mobile search technology lets consumers discover services, like television programs, music videos, and news images, with dramatically fewer keystrokes and trips to the network than competitive offerings."
The SmartVideo EPG can be downloaded on Windows Mobile Pocket PC devices from the SmartVideo Website www.smartvideo.com with support for additional devices to follow later this year. SmartVideo also has a business model in place for mobile operators and device manufacturers who are interested in deploying the SmartVideo Entertainment Program Guide to their customers.
About SmartVideo Technologies, Inc.
SmartVideo Technologies offers the first and best-in-class services for broadcasting live, on-demand and download-and-play television content for mobile video consumers around the world. SmartVideo's television solutions deliver sharp video images with fully synched audio for broadcast to video-enabled cell phones and other handheld devices, via current and next-generation cellular and Wi-Fi systems. SmartVideo's proprietary technologies include a full suite of television content management services for wireless telco carriers as well as content owners, to provide an end-to-end mobile television broadcast and business solution. SmartVideo's robust library of content includes news, weather, sports, children's programming and more, from such leading international brands as ABC News, NBC Universal, Fox Sports, The Weather Channel and dozens of others. SmartVideo's mobile video solutions provide exceptional image quality on all existing 2.5G and Edge cellular networks, and near-broadcast quality on 3G and Wi-Fi networks. SmartVideo is a Microsoft Windows Media(R) 9 Series Certified Hosting Provider. For additional information and to subscribe to SmartVideo's Live TV content packages visit www.smartvideo.com or using your smartphone visit www.windowsmedia.com/mobile.
About Action Engine
Winner of the IDC Top 10, the Fierce 15, and the Mobile Star Awards, Action Engine(R) Corporation, the mobile application platform leader, delivers a breakthrough in mobile application usability. The Action Engine Mobile Application Platform(TM) introduces a browserless, client/server approach to searching for and discovering mobile content that takes 80% fewer keystrokes and trips to the network, and drives 20x faster response times than competitive alternatives. The company's award-winning mobile search, mobile advertising, and location-based service solutions enable content providers and wireless operators to quickly deliver a superior mobile user experience. Action Engine's software has been deployed by a robust list of global companies that include Sprint, Verizon Wireless, SingTel, Optus, MSNBC.com, TiVo, and SmartVideo. Additional information is available at +1(425) 498-1500 (Americas/AsiaPac), +44 (0) 1628 509088 (UK/EMEA), firstname.lastname@example.org and www.actionengine.com.
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