Jump Games ties-up with Manchester United

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Mumbai, Jan 28 (UNI) Jump Games, a leading publisher and developer of games across mobile platforms and a part of Reliance Entertainment, announced their mega deal at a function here with Manchester United Football Club as their official mobile games partner.

Jump Games have signed an exclusive global deal to design, develop and distribute mobile games with Manchester United. The year 2008, will see six exclusive games based on the football club coming out of Jump Games' kitty.

The global tie-up and game announcements were celebrated in London and Mumbai, where a video message from Club's Manager, Sir Alex Ferguson said, ''At Manchester United, all of us, are delighted with our new arrangement with Jump Games. I think it's a fantastic venture. And to all our fans from all over the world, it's an opportunity to get yourselves involved in it.'' Commenting on the tie-up, Reliance Entertainment president Rajesh Sawhney said, ''Reliance Entertainment is committed to forefront Reliance Group's foray into the media and entertainment space. Jump Games' tie-up with Manchester United brings us a step closer to our core focus on providing quality entertainment to audiences across the globe.'' On the occasion, Jump Games CEO Salil Bhargava said, ''We are pleased to be moving into a new phase for the business at a time when so much interest is focused on the mobile platform and its development beyond voice revenues. Our experience in creating and distributing quality content in one of the fastest-growing, yet cost-savvy mobile societies in the world puts us in a great position to help brands launch new and exciting content to entertainment-hungry consumers of mobile content globally.'' ''Our association with Manchester United is the ideal platform for us to further strengthen our offerings and reach out to a much larger set of audiences worldwide,'' Mr Bhargava added.

The first of the six Manchester United mobile games called 'MANCHESTER UNITED Word It!' will be available on all top operators globally.

Jump Games will be working on a mixture of mobile games content with Manchester United, which will reflect the excitement and interest globally in the team, the club and its players. The games developed by Jump Games will be available globally through local network operators.

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