New Motion, Inc. Signs Deal With Sports Franchise Sensation TNA Wrestling!
January 15, 2007
NEW MOTION, INC. SIGNS DEAL WITH SPORTS FRANCHISE SENSATION TNA WRESTLING!
Extensive Multi-Media Integration With Spike TV’s TNA iMPACT!™, PPV, Live Events
lRVINE, CA – Wrestling franchise sensation Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling has signed a comprehensive, exclusive mobile content deal with New Motion, Inc., a digital entertainment company. The deal includes extensive multi-media integration with Spike TV’s TNA iMPACT!™, pay-per-view and live events.
TNA Wrestling was launched in 2002 and has emerged as one of the fastest growing sports / entertainment franchises in the country, delivering a distinct brand of high-risk, live-action athletic entertainment. TNA's roster includes some of the most exciting and recognizable stars in wrestling today, competing in an innovative six-sided ring. Fans watch TNA competitions at live events, on pay-per-view, and weekly on Spike TV’s TNA iMPACT! airing every Thursday at 9:00 p.m. eastern time, and reaching 91.6 million homes.
The comprehensive deal includes:
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· Exclusive North American rights for New Motion to develop and promote TNA branded mobile content, including alerts, blogs, wallpapers, ringtones, fan clubs and fan polling.
· Integration of New Motion’s mobile offering into TNA shows, storylines, web presence, and other TNA promotions.
· Event visibility, including ring and arena signage, on-air announcements, and live fan voting during TNA events and broadcasts.
"We're excited to partner ourselves with New Motion, a company that will allow TNA Wrestling to communicate and interact with our fans in ways never before seen in professional wrestling,” said TNA president Dixie Carter. "Like our innovative wrestling product, TNA and New Motion will offer cutting edge opportunities for our fans to integrate themselves into the matchups and storylines through mobile technology. This exciting new venture is another step in building an even closer bridge between TNA and its fans."
Burton Katz, chief executive officer of New Motion, Inc., said, “TNA has an extremely active and growing fan base. We look forward to working with the TNA team to bring their fans diversified and feature-rich mobile content.”
TNA's roster includes some of the most exciting and recognizable stars in wrestling today, including Sting, Christian Cage, The Latin American Exchange, Kurt Angle, Raven, AJ Styles, America's Most Wanted, Rhino, Team 3D, Abyss, Christopher Daniels, the TNA Knockout babes and others. iMPACT! also features TNA Wrestling signature bouts, including the high-flying "Ultimate X Match" and the hellish "Six Sides Of Steel".
Wired Magazine recently declared New Motion’s mobile content capabilities a “rival to those of their mainstream-media counterparts,” and Wireless Business Forecast named New Motion “a company to watch.”
About TNA Wrestling
TNA Wrestling delivers a distinct brand of high-risk, athletic entertainment. TNA's roster includes new, fresh talent like AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Samoa Joe, Chris Sabin and recognizable stars such as Kurt Angle, Sting, Christian Cage, Jeff Jarrett, Team 3D, and others. TNA features the innovative six-sided ring and the high-flying "X Division," as well as concept matches such as "Ultimate X," "King of the Mountain," and "Six Sides of Steel." TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.tnawrestling.com.
About New Motion, Inc.
New Motion, Inc. is a privately held digital entertainment company providing a broad range of digital and mobile products and services to consumers. New Motion, Inc. combines the power of the Internet, the latest in mobile technology, and traditional marketing / advertising methodologies in their three divisions: MobileSidewalk™, one of the largest U.S. based mobile entertainment companies, RingtoneChannel, a mobile storefront provider, and Bid4Prizes, a low-bid mobile auction game. Headed by a seasoned team of Internet, new media, entertainment and technology professionals, New Motion, Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Irvine, California with a branch office in Los Angeles. For more information, please visit www.newmotioninc.com, www.mobilesidewalk.com, www.ringtonechannel.com and www.bid4prizes.com.