CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Türk Telekom, Marvel Characters B.V. and Paimotion Entertainment Inc. are proud to announce a globally unique and comprehensive Licensing Agreement covering animated shorts, online and PC games, mobile applications, merchandising and a customized kids Web site deal.
The deal showcases a broad array of Marvel products featuring Marvel Super Heroes which will be customized and translated into Turkish. Products include animated shorts, animated TV series distributed on mobile phones and the internet, casual games, as well as the opening of Marvel Mini-Stores featuring Marvel merchandise at Türk Telekom’s stores and Web sites.
Sobee, Türk Telekom’s gaming company will also be translating the Marvel kids web site into Turkish and will develop and release animated shorts featuring Marvel’s most popular Super Heroes.
Additionally, Sobee will develop new flash-games and introduce Marvel Super Heroes into Sobee’s innovative games, such as I Can Football and Super Can Oyun, both of which have been developed by Sobee and its developer and CEO Mevlut Dinc.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the world’s leading character-based entertainment company Marvel and its characters, which are some of the most recognized figures in the world,” said Dr. Paul Doany, Türk Telekom’s CEO. “With this agreement, we will create, design and translate animated shorts, games and Marvel’s popular Web sites into Turkish, offering Turkish consumers unprecedented projects and products, matching Marvel’s legendary characters with Türk Telekom’s adorable mascot Can and highlighting Turkey and its culture in an extraordinary manner.”
“Sobee had already made groundbreaking announcements with the upcoming release of its unrivaled games I Can Football, featuring the World’s first and fastest 11vs11 online soccer action, and Super Can, destined to become Turkey’s first hero. With the Marvel agreement, we are again spearheading unmatched projects for Turkish consumers to further enhance Turkey’s position in the world of online games,” said Mevlut Dinç, Sobee’s award winning CEO and creator of the aforementioned games.
According to Simon Philips, President, Worldwide Consumer Products for Marvel Entertainment, “These agreements are an important component of our strategy to significantly expand our presence worldwide and further maximize the potential of the Marvel brand on a global level. We are excited to be working with Turkey’s leading telecom and gaming companies and look forward to the introduction of these exciting products to Turkish consumers.”
About Türk Telekom
Türk Telekom Group provides integrated telecommunication services from PSTN and GSM to broadband internet. As of September 30, 2009, Türk Telekom group companies have 16.8 mn Fixed Access lines, 6 mn ADSL connections and 12.1 mn GSM subscribers. Group companies have a modern network infrastructure covering the whole country and offer a wide variety of services to residential and commercial customers all over Turkey. Apart from 81% shares in Avea, one of the three GSM operators in Turkey, Türk Telekom owns 99.9% of TTnet, Argela, Innova, Sebit A.Ş., AssisTT and Sobee companies. Türk Telekom also has a minority share in Albtelecom, the Albanian incumbent telecom operator. 55% of Türk Telekom shares belong to Ojer Telekomünikasyon A.Ş. and 30% belongs to Turkish Treasury. The remaining 15% is publicly traded. Türk Telekom shares are listed in Istanbul Stock Exchange since May 2008. For more information, visit www.turktelekom.com.tr.
Sobee is a game development company founded by award winning developer Mevlut Dinc, veteran of the gaming industry & author of famous games such as Enduro Racer (Amstrad), Last Ninja II (ZX Spectrum), Hammerfist (Amiga), Time Machine (Amiga), First Samurai (Amiga), Street Racer (Nintendo SNES), Dual Blades (GBA), among others. Sobee’s mission is to develop the Turkish gaming industry by producing high quality and innovative titles using local talent. Sobee specializes in multi-user multi-platform games that feature cutting-edge graphics technology and innovative gameplay. For additional information, visit www.sobee.com.tr.
About Marvel Entertainment
Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, is one of the world's most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of over 5,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy years. Marvel utilizes its character franchises in licensing, entertainment (via Marvel Studios and Marvel Animation) and publishing (via Marvel Comics). Marvel's strategy is to leverage its franchises in a growing array of opportunities around the world, including feature films, consumer products, toys, video games, animated television, direct-to-DVD and online. For more information visit www.marvel.com.
About Paimotion Entertainment
Paimotion Entertainment, Inc is the premier animation, entertainment, technology and digital media company linking Hollywood with emerging markets across the globe. Paimotion Entertainment, located in Beverly Hills, works exclusively with some of the world’s leading technology and animation companies in the international markets to deliver projects and content that otherwise would be difficult to manage and attain due to cultural, legal and country specific differences and risks associated with them.