“I’ll swallow anything”: Valentine’s Day love, BuzzMyGoat-style Wednesday 13 February 2008 PDF Print Press Release: London, 13th February, 2008: Irreverent new personalised mobile video messaging service taps-in to wave of anti-Valentine’s Day sentiment. In a week when millions of generic love-heart-adorned Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged across the country, a new mobile video messaging service – BuzzMyGoat – has seen a surge in less conventional expressions of love. The popularity of BuzzMyGoat’s comedy Valentine’s greetings has confirmed its founder’s conviction that Valentine’s Day is no longer exclusively a time for traditional romantic expressions of love. BuzzMyGoat’s professionally-produced comedy clips can be personalised and sent to mobile or email. The animated, live-action and puppetry videos use unique new technology which enables users to create highly customised ”Buzzes” to include, for example, the message recipient’s name. One series of Valentine’s Day clips – featuring a female goat puppet named ‘Poonanny’ – is proving particularly popular this week. The “Buzzes” entitled ‘New Tricks’ and ‘Poonanny Longtime’ enable users to personalise a funny and subversive Valentine’s Day message. ‘I hate Valentine’s Day,’ says BuzzMyGoat founder Justin Wickham. ‘I’m fed-up with the contrived commercialism of romance we see every February. So BuzzMyGoat offers an antidote to the soppy sentimentalism we all hate but feel compelled to participate in. Expressing your affection is great, and we’d love you to use BuzzMyGoat to do it. But make your partner laugh, not cringe!’ For further information, images and interviews, please contact: Sami McCabe Ubiquity Communications m: +44 (0) 7789 777 440 t: +44 (0) 20 8849 8180 f: +44 (0) 20 8899 6001 e: email@example.com Editors’ Notes - BuzzMyGoat (www.buzzmygoat.com) is the new development from the team at Outcast TV (www.outcast.tv). - Outcast TV was founded in 2005 by Justin Wickham, an award-winning former BBC documentary producer and music video director. - BuzzMyGoat is the first application powered by the BUZZ media personalisation platform – a unique new development from Outcast. Buzz is the world’s first fully-featured mobile narrowcasting platform. - Creating, sending and receiving a ‘Buzz’ is simple. It’s free to register and personalise videos at (www.buzzmygoat.com) before choosing what to make and send. Recipients download their Buzz from a WAP (mobile internet) link which is delivered to mobiles by SMS. Every registrant’s first Buzz is free and thereafter prices range from free to £2, depending on the chosen clip and the level of personalisation. - BuzzMyGoat launches with a catalogue of around thirty professionally-scripted and filmed Buzzes – live-action, animation and puppetry. BuzzMyGoat has a permanent team of professional film makers making new content for the site. - Most Buzzcasts and Buzztones are fully customisable to more than one thousand of the UK’s most common names and nicknames, and many have further personalisation options. - George Harris, one of the UK’s most accomplished actors and veteran of of Hollywood films (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Layer Cake, The Interpreter, Indiana Jones) provides the voice for ‘Goaty’ - High-res images are available on request or for download from www.outcast.tv/press.html. This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of Forge London in the following categories: Children & Teenagers, Men's Interest, Entertainment & Arts, Leisure & Hobbies, Women's Interest & Beauty, Consumer Technology, Media & Marketing, Retail & Fashion, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit http://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.