The Karaoke Channel ringtones are a clever way for The Karaoke Channel to expand and solidify their audience with a tie-in mobile product that will have instant appeal to their viewers
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San Diego, CA; Charlotte, NC (Vocus) December 7, 2006
CommerceTel, leading provider of interactive TV, mobile content, and mobile advertising solutions, and The Karaoke Channel, today announced that CommerceTel technology will be used to deliver Christmas-themed ringtones to the TV audience of The Karaoke Channel. CommerceTel 's CallForContent℠ technology allows mobile phone users to download ringtones by simply dialing a standard 10-digit telephone number that is displayed on the TV screen.
"CommerceTel's CallForContent system makes it so easy for our viewers to download ringtones that it immediately adds value to our entertainment offering as well as a new source of revenue," said Andy Boone, content manager for The Karaoke Channel. "When viewers are singing along to The Karaoke Channel holiday favorites during this holiday season, they will be presented with a standard 10-digit telephone number, which they can call to hear simple instructions on how to preview and receive the ringtone version of the song they are listening to. Purchases are billed automatically to the user's monthly cell phone bill. Nothing could be easier."
"The Karaoke Channel ringtones are a clever way for The Karaoke Channel to expand and solidify their audience with a tie-in mobile product that will have instant appeal to their viewers," said Steve Cherry, CommerceTel CEO. "We are pleased to provide the technology for The Karaoke Channel's ringtone offering and expect the rate of downloads to far exceed the rate they might achieve with typical mobile delivery methods."
CommerceTel's CallForContent system eliminates virtually all difficulties associated with traditional methods of downloading mobile content. Users do not have to remember or text key words to short codes or navigate cell phone menus when they want to download content. CommerceTel technology represents the quickest and most profitable way to drive audience participation, build mobile communities, and deliver mobile content to users.
The Karaoke Channel will offer 25 Christmas-themed ringtones this holiday season, all based on traditional holiday favorite songs, including Jingle Bells, The First Noel, O Christmas Tree, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas. All of The Karaoke Channel ringtones, just like all of the Karaoke Channel songs, are of the highest sound quality, recorded in The Karaoke Channel's own sound studios. The Karaoke Channel ringtones are available for $1.99.
After the holidays, The Karaoke Channel will begin offering ringtones in other music genres based on the hundreds of songs in its music library.
The Karaoke Channel is available in major markets across the U.S. through leading digital TV providers such as Comcast, Verizon, Dish Network, Mediacom, and Time Warner Cable. Please visit http://www.thekaraokechannel.com for details.
About The Karaoke Channel
The Karaoke Channel delivers the wonderfully entertaining world of karaoke directly to your living room. The channel is available across the USA on cable, satellite, and broadband television networks offering digital on-demand services. Viewers have access to hundreds of songs in every category--pop, rock, R&B, country, hip-hop, oldies, standards, and showtunes. Every song offers the full, interactive singing experience of karaoke music with song lyrics displayed on the TV screen, prompting singers to keep in time as they sing along. The Karaoke Channel utilizes the latest in digital sound technology to offer the highest possible quality recreations of songs, all recorded in The Karaoke Channel's studios using professional musicians.
CommerceTel is a leading mobile advertising, participation TV, and off-deck mobile solutions provider focused entirely on driving audience participation and building the mobile communities of its customers. CommerceTel is the inventor of CallForContent, a ground-breaking mobile advertising and content delivery service that enables consumers to purchase and receive content by simply dialing a standard 10-digit phone number. The only system of its kind, CallForContent is an all-software, all-IP system that directly links the public switched telephone network with mobile messaging networks and, unlike typical mobile distribution systems that require the use of short codes, key words, and lengthy carrier approvals, CallForContent uses telephone numbers that can be acquired in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost. CallForContent is massively scaleable and can process a virtually unlimited number of transactions on demand. It is integrated with multiple tier-one PSTN/IP carriers and micropayment processing facilities as well as with carrier premium SMS billing systems. CommerceTel is based in San Diego, California. (http://www.commercetel.com)