Contec Innovations Inc.

Contec Innovations Inc.

June 12, 2008 09:00 ET

Agence France-Presse (AFP) Joins Contec's BUZmob Mobile Media Network

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Contec Innovations Inc. (TSX VENTURE:BUZ), a global mobile services provider, today announced that Agence France-Presse (AFP), a global news agency, has commenced on a partnership with the BUZmob Mobile Media Network to expand on the availability of its global news content to mobile audiences worldwide. As a content provider in BUZmob, AFP's global and multilingual news is now available as licensable mobile content channels to mobile operators and service providers.

Commenting on the partnership, Remi Duval, AFP Sales Director for Africa said, "There is increasing demand for mobile news worldwide with Africa and other emerging markets demonstrating the potential for mobile to outpace other media platforms. Joining BUZmob provided us with a solution to rapidly engage with mobile operators and service providers worldwide who are creating new value added services based on news content."

Don Lay, President & CEO of Contec shared, "We are delighted to have AFP join the BUZmob Network as one of the oldest and largest news agencies the world has today. As partners, one of our focus areas is on Africa in light of its mobile penetration levels now far outstripping those of fixed-lines across most of the continent. We are only at the beginning of feeding the appetite for news, sports and entertainment via mobile on this continent and others."

BUZmob provides a comprehensive resource of multilingual, global and local, news, sports and entertainment from the world's top media providers as customizable mobile content channels. Partnership opportunities are available to media publishers, mobile operators and value-added service providers, advertising networks, mobile search providers and global brands. For more information on partnering in BUZmob visit or call Oren Friedman at +1.604.552.0360.

About Agence France-Presse (AFP)

AFP is a global news agency, delivering fast, accurate, in-depth coverage of the events shaping our world from wars and conflicts to politics, sports, entertainment and the latest breakthroughs in health, science and technology. With 2,900 staff and stringers spread across 165 countries, AFP covers the world 24 hours a day in six languages, delivering the news in video, text, photographs, multimedia and graphics.

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About Contec Innovations

We are innovators in mobile technology and services. Our BUZmob Mobile Media Network enables mobile operators, media publishers and service providers to generate new revenue from dynamic content services that engage mobile audiences worldwide. Contec Innovations (TSX VENTURE:BUZ) has the largest portfolio of "live" news, sports, entertainment and finance mobile content channels delivered as a managed service. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, Contec has a sales and support office in Beijing, China.

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