Contec Innovations Inc.

Contec Innovations Inc.

October 29, 2007 06:00 ET

Contec Innovations Inc.: Partnership Brings Mobile Sports Content Offering to African Market

VANCOUVER, CANADA and JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Oct. 29, 2007) - Contec Innovations (TSX VENTURE:BUZ), and Umliba, a South African mobile content and media specialist provider, today announced they will jointly provide African mobile users with mobile soccer channels for the Barclays English Premiership League (EPL), the South African Premier Soccer League (PSL), other major global soccer leagues and competitions, as well as channels for rugby, cricket, Formula One and other sports.

"The marketplace is looking for out-of-the box solutions - and the opportunity is here to combine world leading sports content and Contec's mobile publishing service to deliver mobile services to African operators and consumers immediately," said Patrick Kuwana, Umliba's CEO and also Director of PA Sport South Africa. He added: "Sports content is extremely popular in Africa and we're looking forward to meeting demand from mobile operators and media companies as well as sponsors and advertisers."

Don Lay, President and CEO of Contec added: "Africa's poor fixed line infrastructure has hampered the adoption of the Internet as evidenced by a penetration rate of less than five percent. By contrast, the African mobile market has been growing at 50-60% annually with projections to reach over 415 million subscribers by 2012. We are delighted to be enabling a series of engaging mobile content channels to feed this demanding mobile web audience."
Mobile operators, sponsors and partners can choose which sports and league bundles to deliver to their mobile end users. Additional mobile offerings will include entertainment channels, chat and instant messaging (IM) services as well as mobile video and content downloads.

Umliba is providing local marketing and support while Contec is delivering the service infrastructure and ongoing technical operations.

The new turnkey sports mobile channel offering will be demonstrated at the 3GSM Africa conference in Cape Town, South Africa on November 21-22, 2007.

About Umliba and Livemobile

Umliba ( is a mobile content and media specialist, based in Johannesburg, initially set up to focus on the South African market but now driving an aggressive strategy to pursue pan-African opportunities. Umliba is a joint-venture partner in PA Sport South Africa (, a unit of the global leader in sports information, and also operates mobile value-added service provider Livemobile, the first consumer platform to offer the new services. For more information visit

About Contec Innovations

Contec Innovations Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BUZ) develops and markets Hornet™, a mobile data infrastructure solution that accelerates the creation and rollout of mobile data services. BUZmob™ is a Hornet-powered publishing service for mobilizing Internet content for news agencies, media companies, blog platforms and social networks. BUZmob™ provides publishers a simple, web-based solution to deliver digital content to mobile users on any device, on any network, anywhere -without requiring them to download software. Contec is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada and has a sales and support office in Beijing, China. Visit or

The statement made in this press release may contain certain forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results may differ from the Company's expectations. Hornet™ is a trademark of Contec Innovations Inc.

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