Livewire Mobile to power digital music downloads, ringback and ringtones for Sprint and MetroPCS
LITTLETON, Mass.– Livewire Mobile (otcmarkets: LVWR), the one-stop digital content solutions provider for carriers, consumer device manufacturers, media companies and consumers, now powers the digital music solutions for Sprint and MetroPCS.
“We are delighted to be expanding our relationships with major carriers like Sprint and MetroPCS, because they are leaders in market innovation, and both recognize the value offered by committing to music as a key part of their product strategies.”
Sprint Music Plus and MetroPCS join the international roster of music download services hosted and merchandized by Livewire, which now has Tier-1 carrier deals in the US, Europe, Canada and Australasia.
Both operators will have full-track music downloads, ringback and ringtones managed by Livewire, with content from all the major music labels and independents from around the world.
The announcement comes on the back of the recently launched unlimited music service Siren, designed, built and powered by Livewire Mobile for Public Mobile in Canada, as well as the deployment of Rumpus, the music discovery application on Android smartphones and tablets.
The Sprint Music Plus and MetroPCS music services will be supported across applications, mobile web and web stores. Sprint customers may find Sprint Music Plus on their Android™-powered device by searching for Sprint Music Plus from the Google Play marketplace or by visiting http://sprint.us/smp on Android and Feature phones. The Music application is preloaded on all MetroPCS Android devices.
Livewire Mobile expects the new deals to result in a more than doubling of its revenues from its 2011 figures in the 2013 fiscal year.
“This is a significant milestone for the company and underscores our market expertise in delivering world-class digital music services to millions of subscribers on behalf of our trusted carrier partners,” said Matthew Stecker, President and CEO of Livewire Mobile.
“We are delighted to be expanding our relationships with major carriers like Sprint and MetroPCS, because they are leaders in market innovation, and both recognize the value offered by committing to music as a key part of their product strategies.
“We’ll be working with our label partners and our customers over the coming months to improve the service, ensuring that if you are a Sprint or MetroPCS subscriber you will get the very best music experience possible.”
Livewire Mobile runs digital entertainment solutions for carriers in nine countries, as well as for OEMs and other partners. Its ringback solution is deployed in ten countries worldwide.
The company will be opening a new office in the Washington DC area to support the new contracts it has been awarded.
About Livewire Mobile
Livewire Mobile, Inc. (otcmarkets: LVWR) is a Mobile Internet powerhouse with one of the most comprehensive one-stop digital entertainment solutions for network operators, consumer device manufacturers, brands and media companies entering the mobile market. The company’s integrated suite of content services includes full-track music, applications, video, games, ringback tones, ringtones, e-books and more as well as application and portal development, mobile advertising solutions, integrated content publishing and merchandising, and turnkey managed VAS operations. For more information, please visit www.livewiremobile.com.
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Statements other than historical facts specifically including, but not limited to, all financial projections, included or referred to in this Press Release are “forward-looking statements” including forward-looking statements about the expected term, availability, content, features and functionality of the music services on Sprint and MetroPCS and of expected revenues from these new services. These statements are based on management’s expectations as of the date of this document and are subject to uncertainties and changes in circumstances. Actual results may differ materially from these expectations due to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, uncertainties with respect to the expected term, availability, content, features and functionality of the music services on Sprint and MetroPCS and expected revenues from these new services. In addition, while management may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point in the future, management specifically disclaims any obligation to do so, even if it estimates change. Any reference to our website in this press release is not intended to incorporate the contents thereof into this press release or any other public announcement.