Soccer News and Live Scores Now Available as Mobile
Subscription Service in Nigeria
LONDON, Sept. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ROK Global, the UK-based
mobile technologies, applications and services company, has announced
the launch of its soccer-based news subscription service, developed in
conjunction with Goal.com, in Nigeria through its Nigerian licensor,
70th Precinct with innovative mobile operator, Etisalat Nigeria.
Priced at Naira 75 per week (approximately US$0.49c per week) per
soccer club followed, Etisalat's Goal.com service delivers news and
scores via SMS from the top football clubs in the English Premier
League, La Liga, Serie A and the Bundesliga. Subscribers will receive a
minimum of 2 news update SMS per day per club followed, plus live
scores as they happen.
"Soccer is an obsession to millions of Nigerians and, as such, we are
very excited to have partnered with Goal.com in delivering what we all
expect to be a very popular text-based service to Etisalat," said
Jonathan Kendrick, Chairman of ROK Global.
"Goal.com is the world's largest football community with 30 million
monthly unique users and Nigeria is one of our largest markets. We are
delighted to work with Etisalat and ROK to bring to local fans the most
exciting and complete football news for mobile," said Gianluigi
Longinotti-Buitoni, Goal.com's Founder and President.
According to Steven Evans, CEO Etisalat Nigeria, "Football is a very
important part of Nigerian life and that is why we are pleased to
unveil this unique service for our subscribers who are football fans.
Our partnership with ROK and Goal.com is in line with our overall
support for football in Nigeria as exemplified by the unique Etisalat
Football Community. Subscribers who register via the community will
receive up-to-the minute news, tips and trivia about their favorite
club anywhere in the world."
Etisalat Nigeria's mobile subscriber base has reached 5 million, just
two years after its entry into the Nigerian telecoms space and its goal
is to be one of the top two operators in Nigeria. The company has
network coverage in all 36 states of the federation and the FCT, Abuja
and continues to expand and densify its network to provide qualitative
service to its growing subscriber base.
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