Hundreds of Great Games Will Reach Gamers at the Local Level
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MADISON, WI – December 8, 2010 – MindJolt, the largest social gaming platform for 3rd party game developers, today announced a partnership with Broadcast Interactive Media
(BIM), a leading provider of content, revenue and technical solutions for local television, newspaper and mobile websites in nearly every U.S. market.
Through this partnership, MindJolt will deliver hundreds of engaging social and casual games to the BIM network of 900 websites, reaching more than 110M unique visitors per month. MindJolt’s games will broaden the content offered by BIM to its publishers, and drive deeper engagement across the entire BIM network.
Visitors to BIM's client sites come seeking local level news and entertainment, explained BIM CEO Timur Yarnall. "Through our partnership with MindJolt, we continue to build on the broad offering of high quality content delivered by our network. MindJolt offers site visitors a chance to enjoy great games, share scores, and socialize with friends. This partnership will bring a new level of social engagement to the BIM platform.”
The deal gives MindJolt a massive new outlet for its games, which reach 20 million players a month, through leading social networks such as Facebook and MySpace, other popular websites, and the company’s own online destination at www.MindJolt.com.
“MindJolt is an open platform focused on delivering games to game fans wherever they play. Whether it be through popular sites or social networks, our strategy is to extend the reach of our casual and social game service across the web”, said MindJolt COO Colin Digiaro. “Through our partnership with Broadcast Interactive, we will deliver hundreds of great games to more than 110 million people, through their favorite news and information outlets.”
MindJolt is a social gaming platform that provides independent game developers of all sizes a way to monetize their games, and access to a massive gaming audience on the world’s most popular web destinations. With 20 million unique users across the Web, MindJolt makes it easy for casual and social game developers to bring their games to a massive audience of gamers. MindJolt’s catalog aggregates more than 1,300 of the most popular casual games on the Web making it simple for millions of users to discover and engage with entertaining content. MindJolt was acquired in March of 2010, by the team that founded MySpace in partnership with Austin Ventures. For more information, please visit: www.mindjolt.com.
About Broadcast Interactive Media
Broadcast Interactive Media is the leading provider of locally focused advertising, content and technical solutions for television, newspaper, radio and mobile websites. Since acquiring TitanTV Media in February 2010, BIM’s offerings have expanded to encompass powerful data tools and management solutions. Core products are the BIMVid and TitanCast video systems, YouNews social media platform, MediaStar suite, TitanTV Guide, BIMLocal Ad Network, local sales initiatives such as Healthy Living and Green, and STELA Compliance Tools. Customers include ABC, Belo Television Group, Capitol Broadcasting, CBS Television, Fisher Communications, Fox Television, Gannett Broadcasting, Hearst-Argyle, NBC LIM and Scripps-Howard. BIM is based in Madison, WI with offices in New York City, Los Angeles, Cedar Rapids, IA and Austin, TX. Connect with BIM at http://twitter.com/bimlocal or http://twitter.com/younews.
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