SOURCE: Kirusa

Kirusa

May 20, 2014 08:29 ET

Moov Togo Launches Sports Connect on Kirusa Platforms

Connects Moov Togo Subscribers With Their Favorite Sport Teams and Players Using Mobile Phones

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ and LOME, TOGO--(Marketwired - May 20, 2014) - Kirusa, the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps in emerging markets, announced today the launch of its popular service, Sports Connect, on the Moov Togo mobile network. With this service, Moov Togo subscribers can now receive on their mobile phones, exclusive sports voice bytes to satiate their soccer passion.

The service, which can be accessed on smartphones and feature phones, enables Moov Togo's subscribers to receive daily updates such as team news, pre and post-match analysis, and quotes of team managers as well as players. With updates about clubs like Manchester United, Barcelona FC, Arsenal, and Chelsea, as well as national teams such as the Ghanaian Black Stars and Nigerian Super Eagles, available on Sports Connect, subscribers can receive their soccer bulletins in English and French languages.

To subscribe to the service, users only need to send an SMS to short code 9911. Afterwards, users will receive a notification on their mobile phones and can then start listening to soccer voice bytes.

Commenting on the launch, Djibril Ouattara, CEO, Moov Togo, said: "For a country keen on football, Sports Connect is an integral service for our subscribers. Moov Togo always seeks ways to better our subscribers' user experience and this new way of connecting them with their favorite soccer clubs and stars using live voice updates is welcomed."

Inderpal Singh Mumick, CEO, Kirusa, added, "We are delighted to partner with Moov to bring the exciting Sports Connect service to people in Togo. With the World Cup around the corner, the Togolese can follow their favorite teams right from their mobile."

Sports Connect service from Kirusa, offered in partnership with Goal.com, currently connects 1.7 million fans, in eight countries, to twelve soccer clubs and national teams.

About Moov Togo

Moov, a subsidiary of Atlantique Telecom and apart of Etisalat Telecom, is a leading telecom operator in West Africa and Central Africa. Moov relies on a solid foundation to deliver the telephony of tomorrow for every citizen of the countries where the group operates (Benin, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Niger, Central African Republic and Togo). Moov brings innovative and value-added services, taking into consideration the specificities of each market region and providing solutions tailored to their expectations.

For more information, visit: www.moov.tg

About Kirusa

Kirusa is the leader in voice messaging and social media mobile apps that enable mobile subscribers to "Have a Voice!" and share their stories with their family and friends across the globe. Kirusa's solutions include the hugely successful InstaVoice service, used monthly by over 80 million mobile users in four continents. Kirusa solutions are built on its patented technology, and its highly reliable and scalable open multimodal platform, which processes over one billion events a month. Kirusa has been recognized as one of top 20 most promising technology companies by Silicon India, and one of top 25 emerging technology companies by Smart Techie magazine. Headquartered in New Jersey and led by an experienced team of wireless telecom executives and technologists, Kirusa has offices in four continents. InstaVoice is a registered trademark of Kirusa, Inc.

For more info, visit: www.kirusa.com