GIGA Networks Inc.
|GIGA Networks Under Faith Group starts for pay Distribution Service @@@@@@
Of Serial Dramas to Mobile Phones and PCs
- gNFRMh Authentication Technology Utilizing NTT Docomofs mobile phone gOsaifu Keitaih -
|Tokyo - 20 August, 2007 --- GIGA Networks, Inc. (Head Office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, President: Keizo Odori, a subsidiary of Faith <TSE:4295>), hereinafter referred to as GIGA Networks) which specializes content distribution service for mobile phones has expanded its contents lineup. It has already established providing for pay video clips to mobiles and PCs and settling the payment via mobiles, by utilizing a new authentication technology developed by Faith, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Faith) and named Near Field Rights Management® (NFRM.) The new service enables to provide newly prepared long video clips (up to 60 minutes) which is utilizing 10MBi motion and NTT Docomofs mobile phone, FOMA, 904 series. Serial dramas gSenjo-no Girlsf Life (Girls on the battle field)h and gUranai-shi Tenjin (Fortune teller, Tenjin)h provided by Desperado, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as Desperado) have been started the distribution today.
Giga Networks which has about three millions paid members started the mobile content distribution service based on NFRM on 25th June this year on i-mode official site, gChakushin-Melody (ringtone) GIGA,h and gYoshimoto Show-Room (comedy).h As the NFRM contents are designed for viewing on mobiles and PCs, people can enjoy the contents not only on mobiles but also PCs. People who have NTT Docomofs Osaifu Keitai (A mobile phone mounted Felica port) can enjoy viewing the contents just putting the mobile phone to a Felica port mounted on a PC connected to broad band. *1
The contents newly prepared are gSenjo-no Girls' Life (drama,)h episode 1-5 (24min each, Totally 20 episodes, episodes 6 -20 will be delivered during August) and gUranai-shi Tenjin episode 1-5 (24min each, Totally 20 episodes: episode 6-10 will be delivered during August). gSenjo-no Girlsf Life is the drama which depicted the lives of four girls living together get out of order because their fashions and characters are totally different. gUranai-shi Tenjin is an offbeat comedy played by Jin Katagiri of gRamens.h
(gSenjo-no Girlsf Lifeh episode 1-3 and gUranai-shi Tenjinh@episode 1-3 are now distributed for free.)
Additionally, the talk shows by Yoshimoto comedians gYoshimoto Haneteru Talk Shuh (20-30min) , the documentaries on gNational Geographic Channelh (50min) and gTurban Noguchih are now on distribution.
GIGA Networks plan to add more contents gradually, and in the near future, to make it possible to distribute over 2 hours-long contents such us movies utilizing NFRM service for mobiles and PCs. We aim to increase customer satisfaction in provision of various ways of entertainment by enhancing the content distribution services available on PCs, not only mobiles.
*1 It requires to fulfill the entire operating environment listed below to make GIGA Networksf new service work. Still, it may not work properly depending on the condition of the server and other reasons.
|<Summary of the Service>|
|About NFRM service
This is a new content distribution service that ties mobile phones to PCs and uses the rights authentication technology Near Field Rights Management® (NFRM), which was developed by Faith. The first verification test was conducted from March to June this year in cooperation with Intel Corporation and Yoshimoto Kogyo. Co., Ltd., and the second test is in preparation. Currently a NFRM-related patent has been submitted.
For more information, visit http://www.nfrm.jp/
|About Faith, Inc.
Faith (Head Office: Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan, CEO/President: Hajime Hirasawa) is the pioneer of the ringtone business for the mobile phones. Originally, the concept of ringtone distribution started from this company. It commercialized the idea, and expanded the business not only within Japan, but also into the 21 countries throughout the world, including North America, Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, and South America. Moreover, the company provides the wide-ranging services such as on-line game and music distribution, and issuance of the electric money to settle e-commerce shopping. In future, Faith aims to provide the higher added-value service through the creation of ga new scheme for the distribution of the digital contenth in the global scale in various environments such as mobile phones and PCs.
For more information, visit http://www.faith.co.jp/
|About GIGA Networks, Inc.
In addition to providing ringtone distribution services for mobile phones, GIGA Networks undertakes planning, development, and distribution of entertainment content such as films, music, and concert information. gChakushin Melody GIGAh, which started in September 1999 as an i-mode site providing ringtone services, currently boasts a paid-membership of about 3 million subscribers. By making use of the users reach, GIGA Networks expands and promotes high value-added services for future generation.
For more information, visit http://www.giga.co.jp/
|* Names of companies and products in this press release are either trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective companies.|