Goal.com adds Nokia and Microsoft integration

Tuesday 13th December, London – Digital sports media company, PERFORM, today announced that it is working with Nokia and Microsoft to launch the PERFORM-owned Goal.com football website, as an application across both Windows Phone and Symbian-powered smartphones.

Goal.com is the world’s largest football website attracting 21.6 million users online* and an additional 48 million page views across mobile**. The deal will see bespoke applications created and optimised for both operating systems, featuring video, live scores, match details, results, news and imagery for all major global club and international football tournaments and leagues.

The Goal application – which will be free to users of Nokia Store and Microsoft’s Marketplace – will come in 13 different language editions including English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Indonesian, Turkish, Korean, Chinese and Arabic.

As part of the partnership, the app will be promoted globally in both Nokia Store and Microsoft Marketplace, whilst PERFORM will represent the advertising sales across the applications.

Mark Fletcher, Director Partner Management and Marketing, Nokia
, commented: “This is an exciting development in the continued evolution of our content offering. Goal.com is an iconic brand in the world of football and PERFORM is a leading multi-platform sports content distributor.”

Daryn Wober, Managing Director Mobile, PERFORM added: “This marks a very significant partnership for PERFORM. Goal.com provides a unique offering given the breadth of coverage and quality of content and by partnering with Nokia and Microsoft we are opening Goal up to millions of smartphone users, and ultimately providing exciting opportunities for brands to engage with these global mobile audiences. We hope that this will mark the start of a longer term content partnership.”

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