NEW YORK, NY — Vindigo, a leading mobile media company and Sporting News, the preeminent source for fantasy sports information, have teamed up to deliver Sporting News Fantasy SourceTM, the leading wireless fantasy sports application to Verizon Wireless Mobile Web 2.0SM customers.
Sporting News Fantasy Source by Vindigo is the ultimate companion for baseball fans and fantasy enthusiasts, delivering up-to-the-minute injury, trade, and performance updates, complete current and historical stats, and head-to-head performance stats for every player in the league - all combined with the editorial from Sporting News Fantasy Source. Offering sports fans the ultimate game-time information right at their fingertips, Verizon Wireless customers with Mobile Web 2.0-enabled wireless phones will have the ability to:
- Search for players by name, position, or team
- Create a "Watch List" to get real-time updates via text messages on favorite players and game-day stats
- Get the latest Sporting News' "Spin", up-to-the-minute scores and stats on players
"We are a delivering a comprehensive fantasy baseball resource directly to sports fans across America," said Jason Devitt, president and chief executive officer, Vindigo. "With powerful and trusted content from Sporting News available on Verizon Wireless' comprehensive Mobile Web 2.0 service, fantasy baseball players now have the ability to manage their teams anytime, anywhere."
Mobile Web 2.0 can be self provisioned, eliminating the need for customers to call customer service or visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store to sign up for the service. Customers simply register for Mobile Web 2.0 on their Mobile Web 2.0-capable handset and get access to information and content right from their wireless handsets. Mobile Web 2.0 is available for $4.99 monthly access, plus airtime.
Vindigo is one of the industry's leading mobile media companies. The company publishes and distributes mobile media through a network of partnerships that includes all tier-one U.S. wireless carriers. Vindigo sells mobile content including wallpaper, ringtones, local information, maps, news, entertainment, sports and games, as well as creates mobile products in partnership with leading consumer brands. Vindigo provides a full suite of mobile marketing solutions to more than 100 advertisers, including Cadillac and MasterCard. Vindigo is a wholly owned subsidiary of For-Side.com, one of the largest mobile media companies in the world. Visit www.vindigo.com for more information.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 45.5 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Sporting News
Sporting News is a multi-media sports company and a division of Vulcan Sports Media, Inc. Positioned as "The Experts' Choice", SN's content is available through a weekly magazine, a radio network (Sporting News Radio), owned and operated radio stations (New York-WSNR, Boston-WWZN, Los Angeles-KMPC), and a successful web and fantasy games operation (SportingNews.com). Sporting News content and fantasy games can also be found on FoxSports.com, mlb.com, MSN.com, Yahoo! Sports and other leading websites. In recognition of its vitality and business performance, in March 2004 Sporting News magazine for the second consecutive year was selected by Adweek magazine, a leading trade publication, to its "hot list." Sporting News is the nation's original sports publication, having debuted in 1886.