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Thwapr Selected to Deliver Mobile Video for MSG Varsity Thwapr Selected to Deliver Mobile Video for MSG Varsity(January 09, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/09/12 -- Thwapr, Inc. (OTCBB: THWI), a service for mobilizing branded video content, today announced it was selected by MSG Varsity to provide mobile video services for its video content. MSG Varsity is a multi-platform suite of services comprised of an Emmy award-winning 24/7 HD television network, a comprehensive online destination, and a groundbreaking interactive service, all dedicated to high school sports, academics and activities happening throughout the tri-state area.
"Companies like MSG Varsity are great partners for Thwapr," said Bruce Goldstein, CEO of Thwapr. "They produce high quality episodic content with an avid following of students and their parents. Mobilizing content helps brands like this connect with their consumers on a deeper level and provide more value."
MSG Varsity chose Thwapr's SMS video subscription model to provide its fans with high quality content on a regular basis. MSG Varsity fans can simply text "MSGVLI," "MSGVNYC," "MSGVNJ," "MSGVWE," "MSGVHV" or "MSGVCT" to the shortcode 757575. Fans will then receive professionally produced video highlights of high schools sports and events, specific to each region in MSG Varsity's broadcast footprint. There is no fee to subscribe to the service -- only standard carrier text messaging rates and fees apply.
Each video clip is delivered in an MSG Varsity branded mobile landing page with calls-to-action to download their new app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch, order Optimum or watch more videos. Students, parents and teachers are encouraged to subscribe for mobile video highlights via on-air announcements, online promotions, QR Codes and Keywords published in printed materials.
Thwapr's SMS video subscription model offer uses Universal Video Links in SMS campaigns to ensure videos can be played on every video enabled device in North American in a fully branded environment. Brands can include call-to-action buttons and various advertising units.
MSG Varsity is a Cablevision exclusive service not available to satellite or phone company TV subscribers and reaches three million households throughout the New York market. For more information, please visit www.msgvarsity.com.
About Thwapr, Inc.
Founded in 2007, Thwapr empowers brands to mobilize, monetize and socialize content, extending distribution reach while delivering the highest possible quality and user experience regardless of device, network or carrier. Founded by digital video pioneers from Apple, Avid and MTV, Thwapr's patent-pending technology is revolutionizing mobile video. Thwapr is making branded mobile video sharing easy, and reliable so marketers can reach the hundreds of millions of consumers with Web-enabled mobile devices. Visit us at www.thwapr.com, follow us at www.twitter.com/thwapr or Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/thwapr.
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