|[March 21, 2012]
Akoo International Awarded Patent in Japan for Enabling Smartphone Control of TV and VOD
CHICAGO --(Business Wire)--
Akoo International Inc., a media and technology innovator, today
announced that it has been awarded patent number 4892481 by the Japan
Patent Office. The patent was granted for the Company's interactive
technology, which enables smartphone and tablet users to search and
select on-demand television and video content via mobile app or text
To date, Akoo has been awarded patents for its technology in eight major
global markets, including the world's three largest advertising markets,
the U.S., China, and Japan.
"Akoo's technology delivers unrivaled consumer engagement and marketing
effectiveness for advertisers across our national television network,
Akoo TV, as certified by third-party global research firms, including
Nielsen," said Niko Drakoulis, Akoo International CEO. "As a result,
Akoo continues to build competitive barriers and position itself for
future international expansion."
Akoo TV provides entertainment programming across 166 premier shopping
malls in 60 top U.S. markets. The network's programming is featured
throughout the most highly trafficked seating areas in each mall -
brande the "Akoo Pavilions" - which attract more than 64 million
shoppers each month. Viewers in Akoo Pavilions spend an average 20
minutes per visit seated in front of the network's programming and
advertising, Nielsen research certifies.
Akoo TV uniquely enables viewers to make on-demand content requests with
their mobile devices, via free mobile app or text messaging. Viewers in
Akoo Pavilions can also connect with friends via Facebook (News - Alert) and Twitter,
download mobile coupons, and participate in exclusive promotions. An
on-demand transaction occurs on the network every four seconds.
About Akoo International Inc.
International Inc. is a global media and technology innovator. The
Company's flagship U.S. television network, Akoo
TV, is the largest Nielsen-measured television network outside of
Akoo TV integrates television, mobile, social, and local to deliver the
most magnetic and rewarding consumer entertainment experiences across
166 premier shopping malls in 60 top markets. The network's interactive
programming is featured throughout the most highly trafficked food court
seating environments in each mall - branded "Akoo Pavilions" - which
attract more than 64 million shoppers each month.
To maximize consumer engagement, Akoo TV enables viewers to make
on-demand content requests, connect with friends via Facebook and
Twitter (News - Alert), download mobile coupons, and participate in exclusive
promotions via free mobile app and text messaging. As a result, Akoo TV
drives unrivaled marketing effectiveness and ROI for the world's leading
In recognition of its innovative technology, Akoo International has been
awarded patents in major global markets, including the U.S., China, and
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