NI tech firm strikes deal with Fox’s mobile arm


12 Mar 2009

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Mobile subscribers across Asia, the Middle East and Africa will now be able to enjoy content from hit US shows such as The Simpsons and 24, thanks to a Northern Irish company.

FMD’s Jamster service in Indonesia will be the first to integrate technology from SLA, with countries throughout southeast Asia to follow.  Additionally, opportunities exist for SLA’s technology platforms to be leveraged by FMD as it rolls out its Jamba and Jamster services to new regions.

“This is a major deal for SLA Mobile, a major win for Northern Ireland, and it also confirms our place among the top mobile technology companies in the world,” said SLA Mobile CEO, Nic Stirk.

Through its agreement with FMD, SLA will design, build and operate specially designed platforms to enable mobile subscribers to download content such as ringtones, wallpapers and screen services.

The agreement will also allow FMD to put more targeted mobile advertising across a range of sites.

SLA Mobile recently opened an office in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur. It was founded in 2003 by Owen Lamont and Nic Stirk. The company employs more than 70 staff in offices in Belfast, London, Dusseldorf and Kuala Lumpur.

By Linda Daly

Pictured:Kaj Hagros, chief operating officer at Fox Mobile Group, and Nic Stirk, chief executive officer,SLA Mobile