Friday, 29 February 2008

ROK Financial Results on the Up

ROK Entertainment Group Inc., the global mobile entertainment group that owns ROK Comics, has announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2007.

Highlights of its latest report include:

• A revenues increase for the quarter by 518% to $7.0m (Q3 2006: $1.1m)

• In the nine month period revenues were up by 203% to $7.8m from the corresponding period last year (9 months 2006: $2.5m)

• Completion of reverse takeover into Cyberfund Inc. and consequent listing on the OTC Bulletin Boards

• Acquired controlling stakes in Fun Little Movies and Rock (a subsidiary of Eikon Group Ltd)

• Nokia is offering both versions of the Group’s mobile TV on its handsets. ROK TV is being pre-loaded onto the E and N series of handsets sold by Nokia in Europe and FreeBe TV on all suitable handsets in the United States

ROK is now well positioned to take advantage of the future growth in handset numbers, which is expected to increase from three to four billion and be concentrated in China and the Indian sub-continent, where ROK are focusing their immediate deployments: ROK Comics is already available in Pakistan via Telenor's djuice wap service.

“We are very pleased to report results that were slightly ahead of management expectations," commented Laurence Alexander, Chief Executive of ROK, "reflecting the increase in consumer spending on value added services provided by mobile operators.”

• For a detailed report, follow link Here

Robot on the March!

British independent publisher Accent Press are about to launch Robots, another beast of a book in the tradition of their previous anthology, Zombies, released last year.

At 204 pages it features many new, emerging and established talents including "MY Robot" by Paul Harrison-Davies which has been adapted into a ROK Comic version for mobile.

"This anthology is the one I always hoped we'd get around to," says co-editor Colin Mathieson. "Anyone that knows me knows that robots are my favourite science fiction concept!

"It’s all part of our profile building both in the UK and abroad," he told downthetubes, "and giving deserved exposure to the many undiscovered talents that we’ve come across on our travels.

RobotsRobots, edited by Dave West and Colin Mathieson, with cover art by Andy Bloor, will ship in May and have its UK launch at the Bristol Comics Festival, followed by its European launch in Copenhagen at the festival where Accent will be making their third appearance.