Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure™ has been a huge success, setting sales records in October 2011. It was also the world’s best-selling console and portable-console game between January and April 2012.* In France alone, nearly 750,000 Skylanders video games and toys have already found homes. Not only is the Skylanders franchise at the top of international sales charts; it is also available for mobile devices and online. Skylanders Giants™, the sequel for consoles, was unveiled at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles on June 5-7 and is one of the most eagerly awaited titles for this fall. Giants will unveil over 20 new character-figurines, as well as a series of technological innovations and gameplay that will create even more options for both solo players and team efforts once it is released this October.
*Information from the NPD Group, Gfk Charttrack and Activision’s internal estimates.
Miloš Karadaglić returns with Latino
Miloš Karadaglić has just released his second album, Latino (Deutsch Grammophon), on which he revisits such major Latin American hits as Piazzolla’s “Libertango” and “Oblivion”, “Quizás Quizás” and “La Cumparsita,” plus such key works of the classical guitar repertoire as Villa-Lobos’ magnificent “Prelude No. 1.”
For a greener world
The French Telecom Federation has launched a website dedicated to the collection of used mobile phones (rapportersonmobile.fr). The site informs users of the importance of bringing in their used phones, providing factual data on the environmental, financial and social benefits involved as well as information on drop-off points and financial incentives offered by telecom operators. The Where to Take Your Phone section presents the phone-collection options offered by SFR, which has been collecting used mobile phones and accessories from all customers at Espace SFR outlets since 2003. If the phone still has value, the operator offers a purchase credit that can be used that day at the same Espace SFR outlet, and donates €4.00 to partner organizations.
*Corresponding to the value of the mobile phone as established by service provider SFR and redeemable the same day for products or accessories at the same Espace SFR outlet to which the customer has brought the mobile phone. After the end of the day, the purchase credit is nullified and will not be reimbursed. If the customer makes a product or accessory purchase that is lower than the value of the credit, the difference is not reimbursed. See eligible mobile phones and conditions at points of sale.
“Win Your Reload” with Rweda D’Swity
Maroc Telecom has launched “Win Your Reload,” a fun, easy game involving a wheel that appears twice per week at random times for 30 minutes on Maroc Telecom’s official Facebook page. Fans can spin the wheel for a chance to win Jawal or 3G+ reloads in the amount of 10, 20, 50, 100 or 200 dirhams or a mystery prize. Before beginning the game, fans must fill out a registration form; the wheel then appears onscreen and the game begins. Each fan gets two spins per session, but can get an additional spin after inviting 10 friends to participate, which also increases the reload amounts: 10 friends = 100 dirhams and 20 friends = 200 dirhams. Winners’ accounts are immediately credited with the reload amount after the game session ends.
GVT announces the Gloob HD channel in line-up of GVT TV. Focused on the public coming out of preschool, the channel covers topics such as friendship, companionship, courage and respect for differences. The HD Gloob has a good-humored spirit of adventure in animation, shows and films with contemporary language, interactive and creative. The Gloob HD is available automatically to all customers, regardless of the contracted package.
Canalplusgroupe.com: the site
The Canal+ Group website has had a makeover. Now more user-friendly and intuitive, it functions as a Canal+ Group showcase, providing a clearer picture of our operations and enabling faster searches. The site offers news, press releases, a company history, key dates and more, and features links to all the other Group sites, including the Human Resources and shareholders’ sites. Group news is now also available via Twitter: #canalplusgroupe.