Philadelphia, PA – September 9, 2008 –
Comcast's premier broadband service which combines extensive content available to a national audience with an exclusive suite of online tools for Comcast High Speed Internet customers, announced today that it has partnered with Thumbplay
to add a mobile entertainment library to the site. Comcast.net users can download today’s hottest music, ringtones, videos and games directly to their mobile phones from m.Comcast.net.
Comcast.net Mobile delivers information and entertainment including on-the-go Comcast.net email access, search function, up-to-date breaking news, local weather, TV & movie listings and now the great Thumbplay entertainment features.
Thumbplay has an extensive and ever-growing entertainment library of more than 100,000 pieces of licensed content – including music, ringtones, videos and games. Thumbplay’s locker service allows users to automatically back-up and store purchased items and the community feature allows subscribers to share downloads among friends using Facebook. Comcast.net customers have the option of downloading Thumbplay content to their mobile phones a la carte or through paid subscription-based credits.
Thumbplay features music content from some the of the world’s largest entertainment companies, like EMI, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group. The site also features hot game downloads such as The Dark Knight, Resident Evil – Genesis, Crash Nitro Kart 2, and Jenga.
Comcast.net operated by Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), is the main portal for Comcast’s 14.4 million high speed internet customers and garners with over 3.7 billion page views and 17.6 million unique visitors per month. Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast Corporation that develops and operates internet businesses focused on entertainment, information and communication.About Comcast.net
Comcast's premier broadband service, (http://www.comcast.net/) combines extensive content with a suite of online tools for Comcast High Speed Internet customers, including email, MacAfee Security, a Universal Address Book, mobile access to content and email, and the ability to check voicemail online for Comcast Digital Voice customers. Comcast.net packages the web’s best content sources for news, sports, finance, entertainment and more, and features one of the web’s deepest libraries of professional video content. The site offers more than 130,000 video clips from providers such as ABC News, CBS News, Fox Sports, Disney, E!, G4, The Weather Channel, CelebTV, and others. Comcast.net is one of the web’s most visited and deeply engaging sites on the web; 268 MM visits from over 17.6 MM monthly unique visitors, consuming 3.7 billion page views.
About Comcast Interactive Media
Comcast Interactive Media (CIM), a division of Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK), dedicated to developing and operating online and cross-platform entertainment and media businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). CIM’s products include Fandango.com, a top movie and entertainment destination, selling movie tickets at over 15,000 screens; Fancast.com, a national online entertainment site; thePlatform, the industry-leading provider of digital media publishing solutions over broadband and wireless networks; and Plaxo an online social networking based platform.
About Thumbplay, Inc.
Thumbplay, Inc. is defining the mobile entertainment experience for U.S. consumers. As the largest and fastest growing mobile entertainment content destination, Thumbplay gives consumers access to the broadest and deepest catalog in the industry, spanning audio, video and gaming content from the leading music labels and artists, game publishers and media companies. Its innovative delivery and marketing platform makes it easy for users to discover, manage, store and share mobile content online and on their wireless devices.
Headquartered in New York City, Thumbplay was founded in September 2004 by Are Traasdahl and Evan Schwartz. It is backed by Bain Capital Ventures, SoftBank Capital, i-Hatch Ventures, Redwood Partners, New Enterprise Associates, Meritech, Brookside Capital Partners and Cross Creek Capital. More information can be found at http://www.thumbplay.com/ or at m.thumbplay.com from a mobile phone.