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Volas Entertainment Launches AccuWeather.com and eBuddy Services With Leading Operator in Romania

September 9, 2009

HERZLIYA, Israel, September 9 /PRNewswire/ — Volas Entertainment Ltd, a
leading mobile content service provider, has recently signed an agreement to
launch AccuWeather.com, the world’s leading multimedia weather information
source and eBuddy, world’s leading independent provider of web and mobile
instant messaging (IM) services to one of the leading operators in Romania.

Both services will be offered in Romanian and free of charge thru the
operator’s mobile portal. This will give Romanian subscribers access to
real-time, local and international weather information with AccuWeather and
enable users to easily access their favorite instant messaging and social
networking service like ICQ, AIM, Facebook, GoogleTalk, MySpace, Windows Live
Messenger and Yahoo! by using eBuddy.

“AccuWeather.com is very pleased to have partnered up with Volas and
serve the Romanian mobile market,” David Mitchell, Director of Wireless
Services for AccuWeather.com said. “We are dedicated to bringing subscribers
all over the world the best weather information available on the mobile web.”

Jonie Oostveen, Director Carrier Relations at eBuddy comments: “We are
very glad to work together with Volas which gives us the opportunity to
increase our penetration in the fast growing Romanian market”.

“We are very excited to be able to introduce global brands such as
AccuWeather and eBuddy in Romania. The operators’ willingness and openness to
introduce new services and expand their service offering opens new
opportunities for their subscribers as well as Volas and our partners.” Said
Doron Cohen CEO and Founder of Volas Entertainment. “The mobile VAS market in
Romania is constantly growing and is becoming very dominant in the region.”

AccuWeather.com will provide worldwide weather information for the
Romanian mobile users. The service will include current conditions, two-day
forecasts, and easy links to deeper information such as global satellite
imagery on AccuWeather.com Global mobile web site. The weather content is
available for 2.7 million locations in 38 languages.

The eBuddy java application has been downloaded more than 25 million
times and is used by more than 5.5 million mobile users every month. Users
can chat with all their buddies on ICQ, AIM, Facebook, GoogleTalk, MySpace,
Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo!, all from 1 application

About Volas Entertainment Ltd:

Volas Entertainment is a wireless application service provider (WASP)
providing an end-to-end solution for On & Off Deck portals including content
aggregation, value-added managed services, mobile billing and transcoding for
content providers, mobile portals and wireless operators.

Founded in 2004, Volas Entertainment is located in Herzliah, Israel, and
has a growing customer base in Asia, Europe, North America and the Middle
East
. The company’s proven track record, products and attentive service have
attracted clients such as Vodafone Italy, Telecom Italia Mobile, Lancio
Entertainment, WIND, Orange Romania, Vodafone Romania, Airtel India, Smart
Philippines, Cellcom and more.

For more information, please visit: http://www.VolasEnt.com

About AccuWeather and AccuWeather.com:

AccuWeather, Empowering You to Be the Best(TM), provides content,
technology and solutions to broadcasters, networks, cable operators, IPTV and
ITV providers, and telecommunications carriers. A global multimedia weather
information source, AccuWeather also delivers a portfolio of customized
products and services to business, government, and institutions. Visit
http://www.accuweather.com for more information.

About eBuddy:

eBuddy created the world’s first, independent, web browser-based IM
service in 2003 and extended the service to mobile in June 2007. eBuddy
offers a J2ME client and a mobile browser-based IM service allowing mobile
devices access to all major IM networks including MSN Live Messenger, AIM,
Yahoo, Google Talk, ICQ, MySpaceIM and Facebook. More than 5.5 million unique
users currently access the mobile service each month, making it one of
world’s most popular MIM services. Learn more at http://www.ebuddy.com.

    Media Contacts:

    Doron Cohen
    CEO and Founder
    Volas Entertainment
    doron@volasent.com

    Justin Roberti
    AccuWeather
    +1-814-235-8756
    roberti@accuweather.com

    Mindy M. Hull
    Communications Officer
    US tel: +1-415-889-9977
    NL tel: +31(0)62-072-4373
    mhull@ebuddy.com

SOURCE Volas Entertainment Ltd


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