China Mobile and the Index Group to Distribute Digital Media in China

Japanese mobile communications and media group Index Holdings has announced a new partnership with Chinese telephone carrier, China Mobile, to provide content such as manga, games, and animation to the mobile market in China:

Index Asia Pacific Limited (CEO: Masami Ochiai, Head Office: Hong Kong), an Index Holdings (President: Susumu Tsubaki, Head Office: Tokyo) subsidiary that coordinates the Index Group's Asian regional business, has created a new strategic branch with the establishment of Index China Incorporation Limited (CEO: Tingbin Lu, Office Operations: Beijing) in September 2007. Subsequently, Index China has now reached an agreement with China’s leading mobile telephone carrier, China Mobile (CEO: Jianzhou Wang, Head Office: Beijing), to provide a mobile phone platform for the delivery of content from Japan’s leading publishers and game companies. China Mobile is scheduled to begin independent distribution of the content in the spring of 2008.