Press Release ExtraTainment Curt Roth speaks at UMTS 2001 Barcelona

Rotterdam, The Netherlands, October 2 2001



ExtraTainment CEO Curt Roth will be speaking and taking part in a panel discussion at the UMTS 2001 conference on Thursday the 18th of October 2001 at the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona, Spain.

Roth will be speaking at 10h30 on the second day of the conference. His presentation is entitled "Narrow Bandwidth Content - A Necessity for UMTS?". In this presentation he will discuss if there is still a need for bandwidth concerns in UMTS. He will look at how new developments can widen the available bandwidth and compare MPEG4 and other compression techniques.

Roth will also take part in a panel discussion at 09h20 entitled: "From Internet to Mobile Internet - Plotting the Evolutionary Path for Content Providers". This discussion will cover subjects like 'What will 3G mean for online content providers', 'Where is the content provider's place in the value chain' and 'Which models are most likely to develop into future revenue streams in the wireless world'.

The conference will be held from Wednesday the 17th through Friday the 19th of October 2001. It will take place at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona's Olympic Stadium. Besides ExtraTainment, speakers will include NTT DoCoMo, Vodafone and Manx Telecom. The event is organized by IBC Global Conferences. For more information on the UMTS 2001 conference, please visit the website:

ExtraTainment is recognized as one of the world's leading companies for the creation and delivery of mobile multimedia entertainment content.

ExtraTainment offers streaming, narrow bandwidth entertainment content such as cartoons, animations and games to mobile network operators to be delivered on SMS, WAP, 3G (UMTS; Universal Mobile Telecommunications System), Pocket PCs and internet-based (mobile) terminals. Thanks to its narrow bandwidth-based multimedia content - a unique invention by ExtraTainment - mobile networks can now offer multimedia content at an early stage without the immediate need for high bandwidth networks like 3G. ExtraTainment's streaming cartoons can be sent over low to medium speed GSM and GPRS networks, enabling a 3G experience over 2G networks. The content of ExtraTainment is aimed at a younger audience, is not tied to any language or culture and is therefore extremely suitable for the global mobile market. ExtraTainment also delivers locally focused content for markets in Europe and Asia Pacific.

ExtraTainment is a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Interactive Entertainment Award nominee. It is a winner of the Cool Site of the Month Award and is nominated for the Cool Site of the Year Award.

More information on ExtraTainment is available at:
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Internet entertainment
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Pocket PCs

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