· Games Channel 96 an on-demand gaming line-up exclusive to DISH customers
· More than 50 games available, including “MONOPOLY,” “Tetris,” “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and “Kong Adventures”
· Subscribe to games by theme or select entire catalog
TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V:TNG), the global leader in the multiplatform deployment of interactive entertainment, and Visiware, Inc., a global leader in the interactive television industry, are teaming to deliver the Games Channel 96 on-demand gaming channel exclusively to DISH customers.
Games Channel 96 features more than 50 single-player and multi-player games and is available on most DISH ViP series receivers. Visiware is featuring popular titles such as “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire®,” “Kong Adventures®” and “Carrot Mania®.” TransGaming is delivering globally recognized brands from its GameTree TV on-demand games platform such as “SCRABBLE®,” “MONOPOLY®” and “Tetris®.”
“We’re focused on expanding the value of DISH for customers looking to make TV an interactive experience,” said Jimshade Chaudhari, Director of Product Management at DISH. “Customers can gather around their TV to play a fantastic mix of classic games and popular new games individually, against each other and against other customers nationwide.”
Games are bundled into theme packages such as sports, kids’ edu-tainment, adventure, hunting and others. Customers play using their DISH receiver remotes and can choose a package of their four favorite game themes for $6 per month or all games for $10 per month.
DISH subscribers can participate in interactive content, enter monthly sweepstakes and compete against other customers in game tournaments.
“As a top pay-TV provider, DISH recognizes the significant long-term, sustainable value offered by video games on demand,” said Vikas Gupta, CEO & President of TransGaming, Inc. “TransGaming and Visiware deliver the socially engaging experiences customers are looking for, with the world’s most extensive catalog of branded games available through the television. The 14 million DISH subscribers will be able to tune in to channel 96 and play the GameTree TV titles they know and love, all on demand on their existing set-top box.”
“We are pleased to join DISH and TransGaming to offer top games on a dedicated channel,” said Colas Overkott, CEO of Visiware. “Casual games continue to grow in popularity, and the new Games Channel 96 shows that gaming is a perfect complement to video on demand and linear TV.”