TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/14/13 -- TransGaming Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TNG), the global leader in developing and delivering platform-defining social video game experiences to consumers around the world, today announced the launch of an exclusive World Poker Tour® game on GameTree TV for the Freebox Revolution. The Freebox Revolution is the latest generation set-top box by Free, the French telecommunication company that first introduced a "triple-play" service in France, combining Internet, landline, and IP television.
World Poker Tour (WPT®) is one of the most recognized names in gaming and entertainment with an estimated market of more than 100 million poker players worldwide. TransGaming's WPT game will extend this globally loved experience to Free's rapidly growing subscriber base, adding a rich layer of social engagement and interactivity. The game will immerse players in authentic WPT No-Limit Texas Hold 'Em play that rivals real-life, with stylish 3D visuals and wily AI opponents. TransGaming's exclusive WPT game will be available as part of the GameTree TV subscription service, as well as for separate purchase shortly thereafter.
"World Poker Tour is known for providing its players with incredible poker experiences, both in live events and online," said WPT President Adam Pliska. "We couldn't be more pleased with our new game from TransGaming, which gives our global fan base an immersive and authentic WPT experience on their connected TVs."
"The Connected TV market is growing at a rapid pace and consumers are looking for the highest-quality branded entertainment content on their televisions. We've built the World Poker Tour video game to offer a dedicated 'television based experience' that makes players feel like they are participating in a real WPT tournament. This game is truly extraordinary and we believe it will define the Connected TV video games experience," said Vikas Gupta, CEO & President, TransGaming Inc. "We have seen strong traction and revenue growth since our migration to a subscription-only model with GameTree TV and the availability of WPT is expected to catalyze this growth."
About World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 11th season which will air on FSN in the United States. Season XI of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com, a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club and is available in 35 states across the United States. WPT participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of bwin.party digital entertainment plc. For more information, go to www.WorldPokerTour.com.
About TransGaming Inc.
TransGaming Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TNG) is the global leader in developing and delivering platform-defining social video game experiences to consumers around the world. From engineering essential technologies for the world's leading companies, to engaging audiences with truly immersive interactive experiences, TransGaming fuels disruptive innovation across the entire spectrum of consumer technology. TransGaming's core businesses span the digital distribution of games for Smart TVs, next-generation set-top boxes, and the connected living room, as well as technology licensing for cross-platform game enablement, software 3D graphics rendering, and parallel computing. Visit us at http://transgaming.com.
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