Jump Games plans aggressive growth in Europe and Asia, after the recent US launch
Announces senior appointments for Europe; Asia to follow soon
September 2008 – San Francisco - Jump Games, a leading publisher and developer of games across mobile platforms, and a part of Reliance Big Entertainment, today announced their growth plans in the European market and setting up a business office in London to fuel their plans.
In sync with their expansion plans, Jump Games appointed Roger Davies as Vice President for Europe. With almost 15 years combined new media and mobile entertainment experience across Europe and North America, Mr. Davies has a long track record of success in deploying content and technology solutions to the mobile arena. He has worked for eminent organizations like British Telecom, Real Networks Riot Entertainment, and Infospace; and more recently headed business development in Europe for mobile search and advertising provider Medio Systems.
Commenting about this move, Rajesh Sawhney, President, Reliance Big Entertainment said, “Jump Games is leading Reliance Big Entertainment's foray into the mobile space. We are committed to making a mark in the mobile space globally and Jump Games is concentrating its efforts into maximizing its reach, which is key to our business. After the US, we are now ready to expand our wings to the European and Asia Pacific gaming markets.”
“As an organization focused on mobile entertainment, reach is the keyword for us,” says Salil Bhargava, CEO, Jump Games. “After the US, Europe and Asia Pacific are other key markets we are focusing on at this point. With our new business channels we will now be present locally in key markets. We are committed to scaling up our global operations and build the Jump brand internationally as well as aggressively bidding for licenses.”
Jump Games also plans to set up operations in Asia Pacific (Singapore) by early next quarter. With this, the company aims to widen its market base while also building on their presence globally.
Jump Games is an independent venture of Reliance Big Entertainment, which is part of the multi-national conglomerate Reliance Group. The company has exclusive global licenses to create and distribute games for some of the world’s leading brands like Manchester United Football Club, Virgin Comics, and Honest Entertainment (Fido Dido).
Reliance Group is among India’s top three private sector business houses on all major financial parameters, with a market capitalization of US$ 47 billion. The interests of the Group range from communications (Reliance Communications) and financial services (Reliance Capital Ltd), to generation, transmission, distribution of power and infrastructure development (Reliance Infrastructure Ltd) and entertainment.
About Jump Games:
Jump Games is a leading publisher and developer of mobile games. Distributed across the US, Europe, South Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Asia, Jump's games can be accessed and played on leading networks in more than forty countries worldwide. For more information on Jump Games log on to www.jumpgames.com.
About Reliance Big Entertainment:
Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (RBEL) is the flagship media and entertainment company of Reliance Group. RBEL’s initiatives are into the following principal verticals – a) Filmed Entertainment, b) Broadcasting and c) Internet and New Media.
The filmed entertainment vertical comprises of film production, distribution and exhibition. Currently, it has the largest slate of films under various stages of production and has tied up frontline talents from Indian film industry. It also recently entered into a slew of development deals with a no. of Hollywood based production houses promoted by leading Hollywood talents. RBEL owns the largest exhibition chain in India and also has recently acquired 250 screens in US and 51 screens in Malaysia. It has recently acquired controlling stake in BIG ND Studio, a premier studio infrastructure known for its quality. Apart from these, RBEL has also ventured into Music & Home Video, Animation, Special Effects and Digital Restoration & Enhancement business. It has recently acquired the iconic Lowry Digital Images, the Digital Images Business of US-based DTS Inc.
In the broadcasting space, RBEL has set up the largest FM radio network in India with 44 stations and also a station in Singapore. In television broadcasting, the company has ambitious plan to launch a bouquet of channels comprising of General Entertainment, Film, Business, Kids, Music, News and other niche channels.
In the new media space, RBEL has already launched a number of ventures – Zapak (zapak.com) - India's number one gaming portal, BIGAdda (bigadda.com) - India's fastest growing social networking platform, BIGFlix(bigflix.com) – online and offline movie rental and movie download business, and Jump Games - a mobile entertainment venture.
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