QuickPlay Media has created Pocket Cinema Service, a new film app, for BlackBerry Torch smartphones. The Pocket Cinema Service app means that UK BlackBerry Torch smartphone users can download, rent and watch popular movies on their video-enabled smartphone.

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Beginning today, BlackBerry Torch users will have access to a catalogue of hundreds of films by simply downloading Pocket Cinema on BlackBerry App World™. Users will then be able to access the movies on their BlackBerry® smartphone. Once downloaded over Wi-Fi®, the film is cached on the device and available for an unlimited number of views for 48 hours. Users don’t need a mobile signal or network connection in order to view films they have downloaded.

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Press Release

QuickPlay Media Introduces Pocket Cinema Service

New Service Makes Popular Films Available to BlackBerry Torch Smartphone Users in the UK

Toronto, Ontario, and London, UK – March 2, 2011; QuickPlay Media, Inc., the leading provider of solutions for the distribution of premium video to portable wireless devices, today unveiled Pocket Cinema™ by QuickPlay Media – a service that offers consumers the ability to download, rent and watch popular movies on their video-enabled mobile device.  Initially, the service is available exclusively for BlackBerry® TorchTM 9800 smartphone customers in the UK. Over time, QuickPlay plans to extend the service to additional mobile platforms and geographical markets. Customers who purchase a BlackBerry Torch from UK retailer Phones4U in March 2011 will receive a voucher for a complimentary movie download from the service.

 

Beginning today, BlackBerry Torch users will have access to a catalogue of hundreds of films by simply downloading Pocket Cinema on BlackBerry App World™. Users will then be able to access the movies on their BlackBerry® smartphone. Once downloaded over Wi-Fi®, the film is cached on the device and available for an unlimited number of views for 48 hours. Users don’t need a mobile signal or network connection in order to view films they have downloaded.

 

“Increasingly, movie studios are viewing mobile as an effective way to monetise their extensive library of content and deliver a seamless and customised viewing experience for consumers,” said Wayne Purboo, president and CEO of QuickPlay Media. “Empowering our customers with a solution like Pocket Cinema enables them to unlock new sources of revenue by creating an engaging experience with high-quality content across multiple screens.”

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About QuickPlay Media

QuickPlay Media is the leading provider of solutions for the distribution of premium video to portable wireless devices. Successfully used by the world’s largest communications and media companies, QuickPlay’s OpenVideo platform provides the most secure and flexible way for companies to deliver engaging multi-screen entertainment experiences. QuickPlay is headquartered in Toronto, with sales offices in London and throughout the US. For more information, please visit www.quickplay.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/quickplaymedia. Interested parties can also follow QuickPlay Media on Twitter at @quickplaymedia.

About Research In Motion
Research In Motion (RIM), a global leader in wireless innovation, revolutionized the mobile industry with the introduction of the BlackBerry® solution in 1999. Today, BlackBerry products and services are used by millions of customers around the world to stay connected to the people and content that matter most throughout their day. Founded in 1984 and based in Waterloo, Ontario, RIM operates offices in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America. RIM is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ: RIMM) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RIM). For more information, visit www.rim.com or www.blackberry.com.

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