MUMBAI: Thumbplay Inc., the online retailer of mobile entertainment content, has inked an agreement with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) to distribute products from SonyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s motion picture and television portfolio.
Thumbplay is the first direct-to-consumer mobile company to offer SPHEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s content. Thumbplay members will now have direct access to content from SPHEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s entire mobile content catalog, which includes content from feature films like Open Season and Spider-Man 3 to television shows such as Jeopardy, Days of Our Lives, The Boondocks, and more.
“Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has been a leader in the arena of digital entertainment. Our partnership with Sony Pictures Home Entertainment allows us to deliver an extensive selection of exciting mobile entertainment to our members, who can now enjoy SonyÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s premium catalog of motion pictures and television shows,” said Thumbplay founder and CEO Are Traasdahl.
Thumbplay members will have direct access to games, ringtones and wallpapers from SPHEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s extensive mobile catalog. Highlights include content from upcoming and past releases, and notably Open Season, which opened No. 1 at the US box office last week.
ThumbplayÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s catalog also includes SPHEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s diverse television content such as ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“80s hits like the Different Strokes and WhatÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Happening; daytime dramas like Days of Our Lives, The Young and the Restless; and popular game shows such as The Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy.
“We are thrilled to bring a personalized mobile experience to wireless consumers of all ages with our diverse content. Thumbplay’s success in the direct-to-consumer mobile market represents an excellent platform to further expand SPHEÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s vision of making entertainment accessible to consumers whenever, wherever and however they want,” said Sony Pictures Home Entertainment vice president of mobile entertainment Eric Berger.
Thumbplay currently offers more than 50,000 pieces of mobile entertainment content, including ringtones, wallpapers, games and text-based services. Members can purchase content as part of the Thumbplay subscription plan or on ÃƒÆ’ la carte basis.
Some SPHE titles soon to be available to Thumbplay members include:
Open Season: Movie lovers can enjoy Open Season right on their mobile phone through a large selection of content featuring original voicetones from the cast, ringtones and wallpapers from Open Season, the first feature-length animated film from Sony Pictures Animation. In the film, Boog (Martin Lawrence), a happily domesticated grizzly bear, has his perfect world turned upside-down after he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. (http://thumbplay.com/openseason)
Additional movie titles include The Benchwarmers, Bewitched, The Da Vinci Code, Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo, The Grudge 2, Guess Who, Into the Blue, The Legend of Zorro, Lords of Dogtown, Mirror Mask, Monster House, The Pink Panther, Rent. Silent Hill, Spider-Man 3, Stealth, Underworld: Evolution, xXx: State of the Union and Zathura.
Additional TV titles include The Boondocks, Days of Our Lives, Different Strokes, Good Times, The Jefferson’s, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune and The Young and the Restless.