News
September 9, 2009



Volas Entertainment launches AccuWeather.com and eBuddy services with leading operator in Romania

 

Herzliya, Israel, September 9, 2009 – Volas Entertainment Ltd, a leading mobile content service provider, has recently signed an agreement to launch AccuWeather.com, the world's leading multimedia weather information source and eBuddy, world’s leading independent provider of web and mobile instant messaging (IM) services to one of the leading operators in Romania.

 

Both services will be offered in Romanian and free of charge thru the operator’s mobile portal. This will give Romanian subscribers access to real-time, local and international weather information with AccuWeather and enable users to easily access their favorite instant messaging and social networking service like ICQ, AIM, Facebook, GoogleTalk, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo! by using eBuddy.

 

“AccuWeather.com is very pleased to have partnered up with Volas and serve the Romanian mobile market,” David Mitchell, Director of Wireless Services for AccuWeather.com said. “We are dedicated to bringing subscribers all over the world the best weather information available on the mobile web.”

 

Jonie Oostveen, Director Carrier Relations at eBuddy comments: “We are very glad to work together with Volas which gives us the opportunity to increase our penetration in the fast growing Romanian market”.

 

“We are very excited to be able to introduce global brands such as AccuWeather and eBuddy in Romania. The operators’ willingness and openness to introduce new services and expand their service offering opens new opportunities for their subscribers as well as Volas and our partners.” Said Doron Cohen CEO and Founder of Volas Entertainment. “The mobile VAS market in Romania is constantly growing and is becoming very dominant in the region.”

 

AccuWeather.com will provide worldwide weather information for the Romanian mobile users. The service will include current conditions, two-day forecasts, and easy links to deeper information such as global satellite imagery on AccuWeather.com Global mobile web site. The weather content is available for 2.7 million locations in 38 languages.

 

The eBuddy java application has been downloaded more than 25 million times and is used by more than 5.5 million mobile users every month. Users can chat with all their buddies on ICQ, AIM, Facebook, GoogleTalk, MySpace, Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo!, all from 1 application

 

 

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About Volas Entertainment Ltd:

Volas Entertainment is a wireless application service provider (WASP) providing an end-to-end solution for On & Off Deck portals including content aggregation, value-added managed services, mobile billing and transcoding for content providers, mobile portals and wireless operators.

 

Founded in 2004, Volas Entertainment is located in Herzliah, Israel, and has a growing customer base in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle East. The company’s proven track record, products and attentive service have attracted clients such as Vodafone Italy, Telecom Italia Mobile, Lancio Entertainment, WIND, Orange Romania, Vodafone Romania, Airtel India, Smart Philippines, Cellcom and more.

 

For more information, please visit: www.VolasEnt.com

 

About AccuWeather and AccuWeather.com:

AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best™, provides content, technology and solutions to broadcasters, networks, cable operators, IPTV and ITV providers, and telecommunications carriers. A global multimedia weather information source, AccuWeather also delivers a portfolio of customized products and services to business, government, and institutions. Visit www.accuweather.com for more information.

About eBuddy:

eBuddy created the world's first, independent, web browser-based IM service in 2003 and extended the service to mobile in June 2007. eBuddy offers a J2ME client and a mobile browser-based IM service allowing mobile devices access to all major IM networks including MSN Live Messenger, AIM, Yahoo, Google Talk, ICQ, MySpaceIM and Facebook. More than 5.5 million unique users currently access the mobile service each month, making it one of world’s most popular MIM services. Learn more at www.ebuddy.com.

 

 

 

Media Contacts:

 

Doron Cohen

CEO and Founder

Volas Entertainment

doron@volasent.com

Justin Roberti

AccuWeather

+1814-235-8756

roberti@accuweather.com

Mindy M. Hull, Communications Officer

US tel.+1 415 889 9977 or NL tel. +31 (0) 62 072 4373  mhull@ebuddy.com