THEDATEZONE.COM Brings Interactive Dating To Mobile Phones
Released on = August 22, 2005, 8:53 am
Press Release Author = THEDATEZONE.COM
Industry = Internet & Online
Press Release Summary = TheDateZone.com to bring the world of interactive online dating to mobile devices. TheDateZone.com Provides Its Members A Safe, Inexpensive And Convenient Way To Initiate Dating Relationships In A Safe And Controlled Environment
Press Release Body = ATLANTA, GA -- SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: SMVD.OB) today announced that it has entered into a revenue sharing agreement with TheDateZone.com to bring the world of interactive online dating to mobile devices. Under the contract, SmartVideo has an exclusive on all wireless devices including cell phones, PDAs and Wi-Fi connections. TheDateZone.com is a Web based dating service that gives men and women the ability to meet and communicate with each other in a safe, controlled environment. Unique to TheDateZone.com is its ability for subscribers to audio and video conference not only from Internet to Internet but from phone to phone and from Internet to phone to anyone, anywhere in the world! As an added bonus, every member of TheDateZone.com will automatically receive SmartVideo’s basic subscription service as part of their monthly membership. TheDateZone.com estimates that they will reach as many as one million members within a year. No other datin g site in the world can compare to this innovative approach to online personals.
There are 86 million single American adults and two out of five singles have tried online personals, according to Jupiter’s Internet research. A recent study by ComScore revealed that personals Websites attract 30 million visitors a month in the U.S. alone. ComScore and Jupiter Research found that personals/dating was the largest online paid content category, making up almost 30% of total online content
spending by U.S. consumers in 2003, and continues to be the leader with consumers spending nearly half a billion in 2004. Jupiter Research also predicts that online dating is expected to grow by 60% by 2008.
The online dating industry is growing expeditiously with other similar sites claiming to have grown 626% year-over-year and is doubling its user base every quarter, adding 10,000 to 15,000 new users a day. Another such service is boasting over 15 million active members and nearly one million paying subscribers with profiles being viewed approximately 5 million times each day on its site. According
to Jupiter’s Internet research, online dating revenues are expected to grow to $642 million by 2008.
TheDateZone.com provides its members with some of the following benefits:
• Access to a worldwide database of personal audio and video profiles;
• A free Web camera and headset;
• The ability to record and edit, a member’s audio and video profile;
• The ability to meet and communicate through live, real time audio and video conferencing, video e-mails and instant messaging;
• A real time text language translator, allowing members to eliminate any language barriers;
• A “contacts” feature that helps members track and organize their TheDateZone.com relationships;
• A video “Help” feature that speaks to members while instructing them on how to use other TheDateZone.com site features;
• The ability to know exactly which members are currently online;
• The ability to block any communication a member does not wish to receive, and
• SmartVideo’s basic subscription package.
Launched in July of 2004, TheDateZone.com expects to increase its membership to well over one million within its first year making it one of the fastest growing online dating services in the world. TheDateZone.com is the only online dating service that gives its members a free Web camera, headset, help videos to assist in setup and SmartVideo’s basic subscription package. By providing a Web camera and headset its members are assured quality and compatibility when communicating face to face with other members of TheDateZone.com. Similar online services typically provide their
members pictures and paragraphs only while those trying video require their members to download proprietary software before they can upload video profiles. Some dating sites require members to fill out extensive questionnaires and profiles taking 45 minutes or more to complete. TheDateZone.com also helps eliminate fraud by utilizing
video personals instead of still photos that could be anyone other than the actual person.
“This revolutionary way of meeting, screening and initiating dating relationships puts TheDateZone.com in an enviable position among online dating services,” said Paul Geannopulos, CEO of TheDateZone.com. “We are truly energized by our ability to
make our services available on mobile phones all around the world. Meeting new people has never been easier or more convenient.”
Commenting on this recent development, Richard E. Bennett, Jr. said, “The world of online dating is one of the fastest growing online enterprises in the world. We are delighted that TheDateZone.com has selected SmartVideo as its mobile partner in facilitating the global delivery of online personals. This agreement continues to
demonstrate our commitment to identifying and securing partnerships with companies that generate increasing revenue sources for SmartVideo by receiving a portion of the monthly subscription fee from each member.”
TheDateZone.com, arguably the most user-friendly interactive video dating site on the Internet, offers its members worldwide access to live, real time audio and video communication. TheDateZone.com’s unique technology requires no extraneous downloads for its members and allows for the creation of a “one-stop-shopping experience” by
encapsulating video playback, video messaging and video conferencing. Members of TheDateZone.com are therefore able to have a communication experience as close to real time as is possible. TheDateZone.com’s utilization of video streaming guarantees the delivery of video on demand resulting in instantaneous playback that
requires no buffering. TheDateZone.com’s technology is cross-platform compatible and is currently deployed on over 95% of all Web browsers worldwide ensuring the widest possible coverage and accessibility to TheDateZone.com’s content for the Web user. Through its alliance with SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. and the use of smartphones
, TheDateZone.com will now be able to offer its members the unique ability to audio and video conference not only from Internet to Internet but from phone to phone and from Internet to phone to anyone, anywhere in the world all for $24.95 per month!
For additional membership information and to subscribe, visit www.thedatezone.com.
About SmartVideo Technologies, Inc.
SmartVideo Technologies offers the first and best-in-class services for broadcasting live, on-demand and download-and-play television content for mobile video consumers around the world. SmartVideo’s television solutions deliver sharp video images with fully synched audio for broadcast to video-enabled cell phones and other handheld
devices, via current and next-generation cellular and Wi-Fi systems. SmartVideo’s proprietary technologies include a full suite of television content management services for wireless telco carriers as well as content owners, to provide an end-to-end mobile television broadcast and business solution. SmartVideo’s robust library of content includes news, weather, sports, children’s programming and more, from such leading international brands as ABC News, NBC Universal, Fox Sports, The Weather Channel and dozens of others. SmartVideo’s mobile video solutions provide exceptional image quality on all existing 2.5G and Edge cellular networks, and near-b roadcast quality on 3G and Wi-Fi networks. SmartVideo is a Microsoft Windows Media® 9 Series Certified Hosting Provider. For additional information and to subscribe to SmartVideo’s Live TV content packages visit www.smartvideo.com or using your smartphone visit www.windowsmedia.com/mobile.
Forward Looking Statements
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cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the inability of SmartVideo to obtain the additional financing needed to fund operations, the failure of SmartVideo to convert its present and future customer contracts into profitable arrangements for SmartVideo, unexpected costs, delays and other difficulties related to the timing and success of product
development and marketing plans, adverse changes in the market for the delivery of full-motion, streaming video content, the failure of SmartVideo’s hosting infrastructure, the complexity of SmartVideo’s services and delivery network, pricing and other activities by
competitors, difficulties involved in retaining and motivating key personnel and other risks detailed in SmartVideo’s periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. By making these forward-looking statements, SmartVideo undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release. Microsoft, Windows Media, PowerPoint and Windows are
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