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Capcom Interactive

August 13, 2009 09:00 ET

Discovery Channel's "CASH CAB" Gets a Little More Mobile

Discovery Communications and Capcom® Mobile Release "CASH CAB"® Mobile Game Across North America

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - August 13, 2009) - Discovery Communications has entered in to a licensing agreement with Capcom® Mobile, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games to launch a Discovery Channel branded mobile game based on the cult hit show "CASH CAB." "CASH CAB" the mobile game is available on most North American wireless carriers and is available today for download.

In the game, players ride in the back seat of a New York City taxi cab and are quizzed on general knowledge questions all the way to their destination. As the meter ticks, the questions get harder and the stakes get higher. Miss three questions, and the "CASH CAB" pulls over and ejects the contestants onto the sidewalk, no matter where they are in the city.

"CASH CAB" for mobile uses the Emmy Award-winning show's signature concept and challenges players to answer a series of progressively difficult questions before they get to their destination. Extending the TV show experience, gamers can keep coming back for more as "CASH CAB" mobile features nearly 1,000 questions pulled from subjects as diverse as History, Pop Culture, Language and Science. New to the mobile game is a "Ride with a Friend" feature which replaces "Shout out" on the show. Twenty one different destinations keep this thrill ride rolling and offer a new experience with each game.

"CASH CAB" the mobile game is currently available for download on most North American carriers. Please visit www.capcommobile.com or dsc.discovery.com/fansites/cashcab/cashcab.html for additional details.

"CASH CAB," hosted by comic turned cabbie Ben Bailey first premiered in December of 2005, and airs weekdays on the Discovery Channel. The Emmy Award-winning original series returned for a fourth season on April 20th.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks. Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA) (NASDAQ: DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

About Capcom

Capcom is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for game consoles, PCs, handheld and wireless devices. Founded in 1983, the company has created hundreds of games, including best-selling franchises Resident Evil®, Street Fighter®, Mega Man® and Devil May Cry®. Capcom maintains operations in the U.S., U.K., Germany, France, Tokyo, Korea and Hong Kong, with corporate headquarters located in Osaka, Japan. More information about Capcom can be found on the company website, www.capcom.com.

About Capcom Interactive, Inc.

Established in November of 2005 with the mandate of bringing Capcom's celebrated IP to mobile platforms in North America and Europe, Capcom Interactive, Inc. maintains development and business offices in Los Angeles, London and Toronto. The company has published several mobile games based on Capcom's celebrated intellectual property, including Resident Evil™, Street Fighter™, Mega Man™ and Devil May Cry™. In addition, CII has become extremely adept at bringing licensed IP to market as illustrated by the fantastic performance of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and Are Smarter Than A 5TH Grader? ® in North America, as well as the success of Are You Smarter Than A 10 Year Old?™ and University Challenge™ in Europe. For additional information on the company and its offerings, please visit www.capcommobile.com.

Capcom, Mega Man, Resident Evil, Onimusha, Devil May Cry and Viewtiful Joe are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Capcom Co., Ltd., in the U.S. or other countries. Street Fighter is a registered trademark of Capcom U.S.A., Inc. All other marks are the property of their respective holders.

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