Fremont, CA (PRWEB) August 5, 2005
Digital Praise, Inc, a leader in family-friendly entertainment software, today announced its entrance into the mainstream marketplace after forging working partnerships with Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR), SOS Network, and Digital River, Inc. The new business relationships with, respectively, a publisher and distributor of home entertainment and multimedia software products, an outsource sales channel development and management firm, and a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, will allow Digital Praise to offer its gaming and entertainment software to a larger number of families and consumers.
Digital Praise products have previously been available exclusively through Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) outlets and online from Digital Praise itself.
Exploring Retail Channels
SOS Network will function as a retail sales partner for Digital Praise, who, as a result of this non-exclusive agreement with SOS and Navarre, is now a vendor for mainstream retail outlets such as Apple Stores, J&R Music, FryeÂs Electronics, and Amazon.com. Digital Praise will continue to work closely with SOS Network in order to build relationships with and place Digital Praise products in other retail outlets. Navarre Corporation is one of the largest distributors of home entertainment software products in the United States and Canada.
ÂWe are excited to begin introducing our products into the mainstream marketplace, and are grateful for the opportunities our relationship with Navarre Corporation and SOS Network presents to Digital Praise,Â said Tom Bean, President and CEO of Digital Praise. ÂThe two companies are recognized leaders in the distribution and sale of home entertainment software, and we are confident that, with their help, Digital Praise products will be met by a warm reception from the mainstream marketplace.Â
Securing Online Presence
Digital Praise has also extended its online presence by forging a partnership with MN-based Digital River, a provider of global e-commerce and e-marketing services. The relationship with Digital River will allow consumers to have direct access to Digital Praise products online, and facilitate the real-time sale and digital download of Digital Praise products over the Internet.
By working with Digital RiverÂas well as with Amazon.com, through SOS and NavarreÂDigital Praise seeks to solidify its hold on the online retail software market, offering consumers from all walks of life the opportunity to purchase a variety of entertaining Christian software products.
ÂDigital Praise is committed to furthering the availability of faith-based software titles for children and families,Â said Tom Bean, President and CEO of Digital Praise. ÂWe feel that the messages our products convey will be as inspirational and uplifting to mainstream consumers as they have been to Christian audiences, and that Digital Praise products speak to youth regardless of creed or conviction.Â
About Digital Praise, Inc
Digital Praise is an independent developer and publisher of family-friendly entertainment software for personal computers. The company produces faith-based and mainstream titles for families looking to enjoy interactive entertainment software with principled character building themes and "just good clean fun." For more information, visit http://www.digitalpraise.com.
About Navarre Corporation
Navarre Corporation (Nasdaq: NAVR) is a publisher and distributor of a broad range of home entertainment and multimedia products, including PC software, CD audio, DVD and VHS video, video games and accessories. Since its founding in 1983, the company has established distribution relationships with customers across a wide spectrum of retail channels which includes mass merchants, discount, wholesale club, office and music superstores, military and e-tailers nationwide. The company currently provides its products to over 18,000 retail and distribution center locations throughout the United States and Canada. Navarre has recently expanded its business to include the licensing and publishing of home entertainment and multimedia content, primarily through the acquisitions of Encore Software, Inc., BCI Eclipse Company, LLC, FUNimation Productions, Ltd. and the FUNimation stores, Ltd. For more information, please visit the company's web site at http://www.navarre.com.
About SOS Network
SOS Network provides worldwide channel sales development and account management services for retail and corporate licensing technology vendors. Since its inception in
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2001, SOS Network has partnered with thousands of resellers and distributors, enabling clients to have access to corporate and consumer markets in over 50 countries worldwide. Recently, SOS added an aggregation and software republishing business unit to provide emerging growth vendors with Âinstant accessÂ to distribution services offered by Navarre and other carefully selected distributors around the world. SOS NetworkÂs clients range from early stage, startup organizations with extensive sales and marketing requirements, to seasoned companies who are looking to increase their customer base through new channels. For more information, please visit the companyÂs website at http://www.sosnetwork.net.
About Digital River, Inc.
Digital River, Inc., a global leader in e-commerce outsourcing, builds and manages online businesses for more than 40,000 software publishers, manufacturers, distributors and online retailers. Its multi-channel e-commerce solution, which supports both direct and indirect sales, is designed to help companies of all sizes maximize online revenues as well as reduce the costs and risks of running an e-commerce operation. The companyÂs comprehensive platform offers site development and hosting, order management, fraud prevention, export controls, tax management, physical and digital product fulfillment, multi-lingual customer service, advanced reporting and strategic marketing services.