SOURCE: Melodeo, Inc.

November 15, 2006 08:00 ET

Melodeo Introduces MoboFlix for Uploading and Viewing User-Generated Video via Your Mobile Phone

MoboFlix Pays Creators Based on Popularity of Their Video Content

SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 15, 2006 -- Melodeo, Inc. today announced MoboFlix, a consumer mobile and Web application that makes it easy for anyone to upload a video taken with a mobile phone to the Web and share it with family, friends and the world. Customers can search for and watch videos taken by their family and friends, as well as a selection of the most popular MoboFlix videos on the mobile phone and on the Web at: http://www.moboflix.com.

The MoboFlix revenue-sharing model will pay the creator of any video based on how often their video is downloaded to a mobile phone and viewed on the Web. The shared revenue will come from advertising and/or mobile download charges.

MoboFlix works within a wireless carrier's existing infrastructure and business by using MMS and WAP to send and receive videos, driving additional usage of their multimedia services.

"The creator not only gets to easily share a video with others, but gets paid to do so. And viewers can catch videos from their friends and family, or the best of MoboFlix on their mobile phone in their 'tween' time," said Don Davidge, Melodeo Founder and Senior Vice President of Sales. "Plus, the wireless carrier gets additional usage of their high-end media services."

Melodeo's MoboFlix takes advantage of the same expertise on the BREW®, Java and WAP platforms that led to the development of the company's flagship product Mobilcast. Mobilcast is the industry-leading mobile podcast and radio listening service, and is currently available to more than 40 million wireless customers through deals with three major North American wireless operators.

Beginning today, users can start submitting videos to the MoboFlix site from their mobile phone and be entered to win prizes for being part of the MoboFlix beta program. For more information, go to www.moboflix.com.

About Melodeo, Inc.

Melodeo, Inc., the leader in mobile podcasting, is dedicated to bringing consumers the best selection of on-demand podcasts and radio programs for the Web and mobile phone. Melodeo combines powerful content, a simple user interface and access from any device, making it easy to enjoy and share podcasts on any topic with friends.

Web site: http://www.melodeo.com/

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