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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Pipelining Solutions for Mobile Gaming Come into Focus as Market Goes Supernova

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

According to the latest Pew Research data on the U.S. mobile market, upwards of 58% of all Americans own a smartphone (some 42% of Americans own a tablet computer) and gaming is the hottest vector in the space, so hot in fact that adult women now make up 48% of the gaming market, largely on the strength of smartphone proliferation. Market research by NewZoo and AppLift have pegged the mobile gaming market phenomenology quite well with a $24B projection by 2016. A forecast that tracks well with the Gartner data, which also has the mobile gaming space doubling over a short period of time, with a revenue prediction suggesting the market will expand from the roughly $13.2B seen last year, to around $22B in 2015.

Either way, it seems clear that mobile gaming is an extremely hot market, with growth in Brazil, China, and India dominating the upward trend. Perhaps Morgan Stanley read the tea leaves best in describing Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) $2.5B acquisition last week of Swedish indie developer Mojang AB, who made the smash hit Minecraft, as a smart move for the company’s Xbox business. But look at the fact that Minecraft is also the top paid app on both Android and iOS, where 40% of the game’s downloads occur, and you will realize the move is about much more than the console or PC markets, MSFT is moving to gain a sizeable foothold in mobile gaming here and industry analysts are starting to take note. Such games have an immediate appeal that cuts across language barriers (beside which, in-game multilanguage technology has come a long ways, making it easy to publish once for multiple languages irrespective of game engine in most cases) and the mega-hot Chinese mobile gaming market, set to grow a whopping 93% this year alone (projected 37.6% CAGR through 2018) according to market intelligence firm, Niko Partners, is a juicy target, especially considering AppLift/NewZoo’s data pegging China as 12% of the global market last year.

This portrait of the mobile gaming market brings players like Consorteum Holdings (CSRH) under a bright light indeed and the diligent work executed by CSRH in particular over the last few years, seamlessly tying together a network of key relationship and licensing agreements, is a compelling subject for the savvy investor to study. CSRH is a mobile solutions provider with the kind of rich transaction experience needed to move the ball down the field revenue-wise and acts as a support player/publishing and distribution enabler. Moreover, the company’s UMI (Universal Mobile Interface) solution is a verticals-spanning powerhouse technology that supercharges CSRH’s mastery of mobile payment/transaction solutions and content delivery.

Naturally, the transaction management and mobile solutions prowess of CSRH lends itself directly to the gambling end of the gaming spectrum and the company has wasted little time enmeshing themselves therein, utilizing a bold marketing and technology strategy that is designed to revolutionize the space. CSRH’s wholly-owned ThreeFiftyNine Inc. subsidiary (359) for instance is the only 3rd party developer cleared by the Nevada Gaming Commission (NGC). 359’s client-server application has been vetted successfully by the NGC and thanks to the company’s proprietary UMI platform, complete Geo-fencing and Geo-location compliance has been satisfied.

Of course, in this market, security is always a top watchword and the in-depth security capabilities of the company’s hybrid client-server app makes it very appealing for a pipeline solution to get gaming content onto mobile user’s devices. 359 uses a thin-client application to integrate a gaming provider’s backend with the company’s own client-server framework, pumping the content out for delivery and display, eliminating the cost and complexity for gaming providers related to updating device applications due to new code or new devices. The implications are staggering for anyone who understands the casino gaming space and gambling market in general. From mobile lottery and offerings like the Stations Casino’s Sportsbook application for sports and horse betting, to keno and casino games like video blackjack, the UMI approach to getting content to customers is lightweight but powerful.

A striking example of how agile CSRH can be came in May this year with the completion of development work on a mobile results app for live Keno with partner XpertX, Inc., which is seen as one of the industry leaders in Keno gaming today. The partners pulled off a comprehensive architecture from game server and feature integration, to publishing and distribution, including various support services like database management and hosting, in short time, leading XpertX founder and President, Eric Thomassian, to be extremely optimistic about live Keno being brought to mobile gaming in a jurisdiction-tuned fashion. Consorteum Holdings’ recent mobile app development contract signed between their 359 subsidiary and BetButler parent company, Bet Clearer Ltd., likely could’ve saved BetButler. Whose sizeable customer database is now up for grabs, with plans to settle with customers via a new company with “no conditions on withdrawal,” according to a Bet Clearer spokesman.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) – Pioneering Mobile Compliance Gaming Solutions

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Consorteum delivers innovation with specification. For the last three years, Consorteum has focused on developing licensing agreements and relationships that will allow it to take center stage in the fast growing mobile gaming market.

359, a Consorteum subsidiary, has demonstrated expertise in mobile platforms for compliance gaming by providing one of the best mobile solutions for lottery experts and any compliance gaming application. 359 is also the only third-party developer for compliance gaming that the Nevada Gaming Commission has approved.

One of 359’s offerings is SportsConnection.com, a mobile sports book application developed with Stations Casinos. The Stations project called for 359 to meet the Nevada Gaming Commission’s benchmarks for Geo-location, Geo-fencing, secure commerce and secure application performance.

Working with Stations’ development team, 359 brought the first compliance gaming mobile product, built on a third party mobile platform, to market. 359 provides the protocol and interface for the backend of Stations’ Sportsbook. Utilizing a proprietary Universal Mobile Interface (UMI) mobile platform, 359 provides the Geo-fencing and Geo-location required for the compliance gaming application. In addition, its hybrid client server application provides the in-depth security that is critical for gaming applications.

As a third-party mobile platform provider, 359 seamlessly integrates its server with its client’s (the gaming provider) backend. 359 then handles any mobile device interaction for content delivery and display. By doing that, 359’s thin client application relieves the gaming provider from having to constantly update the mobile device application software for new devices or release device upgrades and changes in gaming content. All in all, the 359 application model assists gaming operators with their marketing strategy for inclusion in current and future mobile devices, saving them both time to market and money.

Consorteum and 359 envision lucrative opportunities within these mobile gaming business sectors:

• Casino Games: Slots and video card games

• Mobile Lottery: Ticket purchase, scratch games, and results

• Multiplayer Games: Poker and Black Jack

• Sports Book: Bet placement, odds comparison, real time in-play betting, and results

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) On-Ramping Public and Private Brands Securely into Mobile Marketplace

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Consorteum Holdings is focused on getting company brands on mobile platforms so that they can take advantage of and thrive in the white-hot digital sales marketplace. The company meets customer needs by offering ways to develop comprehensive card and payment transaction processing solutions. A core characteristic of Consorteum is that it delivers mobile content, mobile payment solutions and mobile products through license agreements using venture revenue sharing arrangements with its partners.

The company’s mobile solutions combine a Hybrid Mobile Application with a Thin Client Server platform. This combination enables it to deliver Thin Client Applications to mobile devices. Its Universal Mobile Interface (UMI) solution cultivates business opportunities in sectors such as healthcare, government, e-commerce and banking.

In the public sector, today’s governments generate excessive amounts of paperwork and consider employee payroll one of its heaviest operating expenses. Adding mobile access to government departments would improve accessibility which in turn would lead to shrinking backlogs and reducing costs. Due to the sensitive nature of citizen’s information, the company’s 359 Thin Client Server / Hybrid Mobile Application would provide the security required for governmental transactions.

Resource allocation is also vital for government operations. The UMI platform’s Geo-Location maps personnel and equipment in real time. Under emergency conditions resource mapping has proven to save lives. Under normal circumstances, efficient use of personnel and equipment also reduces operating expenses.

In the e-commerce and banking sector, security is the top priority for mobile financial transactions and information access. The 359 UMI and the Thin Client Server / Hybrid Mobile Application, provides the appropriate amount of security. One capability is that it can play an integral part in warding off issues like identity theft. The UMI platform will allow mobile users to restrict their financial transactions by of geo-fencing their own transactions or allowing only specific transactions to occur. The end result is that customers will have access to real-time updates on all of their accounts in a secure, mobile environment.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) – Mobile Solutions for Diverse Businesses

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

Many of today’s consumers shop and buy online. Those in their 20s and 30s are especially driving the modern-day technology agenda with their intensifying online shopping habits. Consequently, for a company to survive and thrive nowadays, it has to be present in the digital space.

Consorteum Holdings is committed to bridging the mobile divide for businesses. Realizing that a mobile presence is no longer a luxury but a necessity for a business, the company strives to extend business brands onto mobile platforms.

Consorteum has extensive experience in the global payment and transaction industry and meets its clients’ needs by offering various tools used to develop end-to-end, turn-key card and payment transaction processing solutions. In particular, Consorteum is known for delivering mobile content, mobile payment solutions and mobile products through license agreements, on-deck partnerships and joint-venture revenue sharing arrangements.

Consorteum’s mobile solutions combine a Hybrid Mobile Application with a Thin Client Server platform, allowing it to deliver Thin Client Applications to mobile devices. Furthermore, its Universal Mobile Interface (UMI) solution is creating opportunities in multiple business sectors, including the healthcare, governmental, e-commerce and banking fields.

Health Care

Through its subsidiary 359, Consorteum offers the Thin Client Server/Hybrid Mobile Application which provides the high level of security needed for sensitive mobile health care information and transactions.

The health care industry is, by nature, labor- and record-intensive, both of which can be expensive. By offering patients secure access to their medical information through a UMI solution, health care institutions can lower their avoidable expenses while optimizing the processing of patient data.

Government

359’s Thin Client Server/Hybrid Mobile Application provides the security necessary for governmental transactions and the sensitive and personal nature of citizen information. For example, the UMI platform’s geo-location can map personnel and equipment in real time. Under emergency conditions, the efficient use of personnel and equipment can help save lives; under normal circumstances, it can significantly lower operating expenses.

Governments today also face a number of obstacles that prevent their efficient operation. They generate huge amounts of paperwork. Their employees are a major operating expense and, in certain countries, government officials are not accessible to most citizens. Adding mobile access to governmental operations would alleviate backlogs, make officials more accessible and help to lessen costs

E-Commerce and Banking

Security is the No. 1 priority for mobile financial transactions and information access. The 359 UMI, in conjunction with the Thin Client Server / Hybrid Mobile Application, provides the appropriate amount of security for such sensitive transactions.

Identity theft is also a major concern for financial customers and institutions. The UMI platform will allow mobile users to restrict their financial transactions; they can either geo-fence their own transactions or allow only specific transactions. At the same time, customers will have access to real-time updates on all of their accounts.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc.’s (CSRH) Wide Suite of Solutions Includes Mobile Gaming Application

Wednesday, August 27th, 2014

Consorteum Holdings is a technology and services aggregator focused on the delivery of rich mobile content, mobile payment solutions and products. Leveraging a pool of partnerships, license agreements and joint-venture revenue share arrangements, Consorteum’s mobile initiatives are designed to benefit multiple business verticals.

Among its suite of offerings is a mobile gaming application called SportsConnection.com. Developed by Stations Casinos in partnership with Consorteum’s ThreeFiftyNine Inc. (359) subsidiary, the mobile application meets Nevada Gaming Commission standards for geo-location, geo-fencing and secure commerce and application, and is the market’s first third-party developed, regulatory-compliant mobile platform for delivery of gaming content.

The 359 application is expected to provide mobile lottery function such as ticket purchase, scratch games and results; sports booking, including bet placement, odds comparison, real-time betting and results; Keno ticket purchases, regional live games, on-property games, multi-game ticket; casino games such as slots and video card games; and multiplayer games like poker and black jack.

In addition to its mobile compliance gaming platform, Consorteum offers e-commerce and banking, mobile government, mobile health care and development process solutions. These offerings are based on 359’s mobile platform, which utilizes a thin client application that enables client servers to provide the lottery or game content while the 359 Universal Mobile Interface (UMI) provides the content and display features to the individual mobile devices.

Recognizing the complexities of delivering digital media content across mobile devices, Consorteum is overcoming industry barriers such as multiple different operating systems, user interfaces, and form factors that hinder the launch of commercial initiatives.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH): A Pioneering Force in Rapidly Evolving World of Mobile Gaming

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

Consorteum Holdings is poised to profit off the burgeoning mobile gaming market with an adept software marketing and licensing strategy. Having built a network of key relationships and licensing agreements over the last few years, CSRH is now in ready to carve off a sizeable chunk of this market, which is growing so fast that projections vary considerably from analyst to analyst.

The Gartner report from October of last year pegs the 2013 mobile gaming market at around $13.2B globally and estimates a doubling by 2015 to around $22B. That same report also identified mobile to be the fastest growing segment of the $93B video game market, which is pegged as growing at 20% YoY by the recent SuperData Research analysis, with China approaching and even set to overtake the U.S. market in coming years ($3B and $3.2B respectively for 2013). Meanwhile, the mobile gaming market’s impact in countries like Russia, which has seen an 800% leap in the last three years according to Mail.ru Group and Newzoo, illustrates further just how white-hot the sector is.

Moreover, the demographics of mobile gaming are changing rapidly as well. Even as some 86% of time the average user spends on their mobile device is now in apps, mostly gaming (clearly telegraphing the app revolution’s metrics), recent data from Flurry shows that women are more likely to do in-app purchasing, while being some 35% more likely to also keep right on gaming as their male counterparts log off (women have a 42% retention rate as well according to Flurry). The viral success of the Kim Kardshain Hollywood game, which blew industry expectations out of the water, generating upwards of $1.6M in the first five days (largely through in-app purchases), shows not only how far women have progressed into the territory of mobile gaming, it shows how in-app advertising is the real revenue story.

The mobile platform employed by CSRH’s wholly-owned subsidiary, ThreeFiftyNine (“359”), is ideal for mobile gaming, in that it utilizes a thin-client architecture (as opposed to typical native apps), where a great deal of the computational or information processing workload is handled via the remote server. This thin-client architecture results in an improved user experience, greater fluidity and response from the app. The server does the lion’s share of the heavy lifting when it comes to content, overcoming any specific hardware/OS or performance limitations of the user’s mobile device when it comes to running the app, fully leveraging the company’s sophisticated Universal Mobile Interface (UMI) to ensure consistency across devices and deliver display content optimally. The UMI is the first content delivery engine for mobile engineered around web-standards to be carrier/OS/device agnostic and represents an excellent pipeline solution for shoving content out to user’s devices. This develop once/deploy anywhere pipeline solution is a Godsend to developers and users alike; developers can focus on creating great content and not worry about how it’ll end up displayed, and users get great gaming experiences.

Further enabled by a robust cloud architecture, 359’s mobile platform is able to offer users an experience driven by on-demand remote resources, improving app performance and allowing for a gaming experience that is right at home in the emerging age of streamed gaming, where companies like NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ: NVDA) and Kinoni (with their KinoConsole) are already making huge waves on the PC gaming side of the industry. Mobile gaming has stepped to the forefront as the major disruptive force in apps, with the Google, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Play Store and Apple, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) AppStore clearly indicating the revenue dynamics of gaming apps and in-app purchasing.

The iron is indeed hot for CSRH to continue striking, as they recently did with the Bet Butler parent company, Bet Clearer, development contract, which is designed to have 359 roll out an app for their existing betting concierge service in Q4 this year for UK markets (with other markets soon to follow thereafter). A superb use of the 359 platform’s security features and the architecture’s ability to deliver content in a more efficient and economic fashion, the ported version of the Bet Clearer mobile solution will not only showcase further how CSRH’s technology leaps over mobile content admin, distribution and compliance issues across multiple devices, it expands the already tight-knit relationship between the two companies. Taken in light of the earlier partnership between 359 and live-action Keno systems/Keno-associated products giant, XpertX, Inc., producing a mobile results app for live Keno, the company obvious has a firm grasp on innovating in this market.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Bridges Mobile Divide

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Canada-based Consorteum Holdings is focused on marketing and licensing mobile software worldwide. Since its founding in 2011, the company has worked on building relationships and developing licensing agreements that will allow it to take center stage in the emerging mobile gaming market. It specializes in delivering mobile content, mobile payment solutions, and products through license agreements, on-deck partnerships, and joint venture revenue share arrangements.

Consorteum operates as a technology and services aggregator to meet its clients’ diverse needs. The company leverages various products and services to develop end-to-end, turn-key card and payment transaction processing solutions, and has developed extensive experience within the payments and transaction industry in North America and beyond.

The company has the resources to bring rich mobile content to end-users who will use their smart phones in ways that could not have been imagined a mere five years ago. Two of its offerings include:

• CAPSA Mobile Platform
Consorteum’s proprietary CAPSA mobile platform is a mobile content delivery solution that provides digital media to mobile handsets, and enables the secure transmission of financial information to individual handset owners. Since 2011, Consorteum has been focused on licensing the CAPSA software platform for use in the vertical markets surrounding mobile sports betting and casino gaming.

• Universal Mobile Interface
Through its subsidiary ThreeFiftyNine, Consorteum has access to the Universal Mobile Interface (UMI) solution which will open up opportunities in multiple business verticals. The UMI supports over 1,500 different handset/tablets; contains multiple security functions including geo-location technologies; and offers the company a unique way of delivering optimum display content and device functionality to any mobile device.

By working with the most technically-advanced global solutions available today, Consorteum is able to create personalized programs for maximum results. This approach allows for extreme flexibility with the solutions presented, resulting in the faster, smarter implementation of technologies, in competitive pricing, and in promise of new income streams.

Consortuem is aware of the intricacies involved in delivering digital media content across mobile devices. The different operating systems, user interfaces, and form factors involved create barriers to the effortless launch of commercial initiatives. As a result, Consorteum’s mobile solutions combine a hybrid mobile application with a thin client server platform, allowing it to deliver thin client applications to mobile devices.

Consorteum’s mobile initiatives are intended to benefit multiple business verticals. In fact, the company has intentionally designed its initiatives to create recurring transactions in the future. Consorteum’s goal is for its clients to see themselves as partners rather than just technology providers in order to create more lucrative and long-lasting relationships.

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Consorteum Holdings (CSRH) to Develop Mobile App with Bet Butler Limited

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014

Consorteum Holdings, an international transaction management and mobile solutions provider, today reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, ThreeFiftyNine, Inc. (“TFN”), has entered into a development contract with Bet Clearer Ltd., the parent company of Bet Butler.  The move is aimed at developing a mobile application for Bet Clearer’s existing web-based betting concierge service.

In the agreement, TFN moves Bet Clearer’s mobile solution onto the ThreeFiftyNine mobile platform. The TFN hybrid mobile platform assists in securing economical delivery of mobile content across a variety of mobile devices. TFN simplifies the delivery of a rich mobile experience to the end user by taking care of issues such as compliance, administration and distribution of mobile content to any handset. The strategy is to reduce the complexities of the mobile world and make it easier to publish digital content.

The contract enables the development, completion and release of a full mobile app for Bet Clearer. Terms of the deal involve an upfront development fee and a joint-revenue share between the two companies for revenues going forward. The distribution plan calls for a beta release in the UK in Q4 of 2014 with future markets on the horizon.  With the mobile app in its development phase the parties will continue discussions regarding ongoing business arrangements and potential revenue share and partnership opportunities.

Andy Hosie, managing director of Bet Clearer, commented, “Upon evaluation of numerous mobile solution candidates, we are pleased to announce our decision to partner with TFN. The ability of their new cloud-based computing platform to deliver our core services to any mobile device was a clear winner for us. Their platform will provide the perfect solution to our mobile gaming needs.”

Craig Fielding, CEO of Consorteum and president of TFN, said, “Today’s announcement expands further on our previous release with Bet Clearer and lays the foundation for many more exciting regional rollouts. We are excited to initiate our launch in the UK and providing Bet Clearer’s customers the convenience and security that the TFN mobile platform provides.”

Consorteum is a mobile publishing and transaction management company with business endeavors centered on transaction processing, including its suite of mobile offerings, delivery of mobile content, mobile payments solutions and products through a mix of partnerships, license agreements, and joint venture revenue share models.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH): Expanding Digital Content Space Will Provide Opportunities

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Consorteum Holdings is a transaction management and mobile publishing company. It also deals in mobile offerings, mobile content delivery, and mobile payment solutions.

Trying to make a mark as digital content provider

Last July, Consorteum Holdings decided to expand its business of providing digital content across all mobile phones. In this respect, the company formed the wholly owned subsidiary ThreeFiftyNine Inc. in August to commercialize new business opportunities in digital transaction management.

On April 22, the subsidiary initiated the New Partner Program under which it will provide services and solutions for the development and deployment of digital and mobile applications to existing as well as new partners. Currently, ThreeFiftyNine is targeting mobile gaming and wagering companies; however, because of its secure financial transaction platform, the subsidiary thinks it can expand its services to other applications.

Mobile gaming opportunities

Gamers are shifting from consoles and preinstalled PC games to mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. In 2014, game-playing on mobile devices globally is expected to increase by 20% year over year. Mobile gaming popularity also increased in the U.S. in 2013, and the trend is expected to continue. Revenue from mobile gaming in the U.S. is expected to reach about $3.2 billion this year in comparison to about $1.78 billion in 2013.

As mobile game-playing is growing, many popular electronic games’ mobile platforms are getting released. Keno is the one such popular electronic lottery game. Last year total sales of this game in the U.S. were about $3.2billion. Xpertx, a recognized leader in Keno gaming service since 1987, is starting to provide a mobile platform for the game, and for the same purpose it has entered into a binding agreement with ThreeFiftyNine. ThreeFiftyNine will enable XpertX to deliver mobile content to any kind of mobile handsets regardless of the operating system. With this agreement, players will be able to play Keno on mobile for the first time and also have access to results of Keno games played in casinos and Keno parlours across the country. As XpertX is the most popular Keno gaming service provider in the U.S., this agreement will provide potential upside for ThreeFiftyNine’s revenue. In addition, the company is expecting to enter into an agreement with mobile gaming companies this year, which will further improve its position.

Betting services by mobile is another growing prospect

Betting through mobile devices is continuously increasing, especially on sportsbooks and exchanges. Sportsbook is a place where gamblers can wager on various sports events. By 2017, wagering on sportsbooks is expected to reach $45 billion and wagers for all kinds of gambling through mobile devices will reach $100 billion, up from $20 billion in 2011. Mobile betting in the U.S. is also rising after the U.S. Department of Justice has reopened remote gambling in 2011, which was previously opened for just sporting events. After this verdict, several started giving permission for such services. In remote gambling, the person can participate by remote communication such as Internet, telephone, television, or radio.

With the growing popularity of mobile betting, ThreeFiftyNine Inc. is trying to enter into an agreement with the bet-brokering service providers. Last month it entered into a binding agreement with Bet Clearer Ltd., the parent company of Bet Butler. ThreeFiftyNine will develop mobile offerings for the latter’s web-based betting concierge service. Bet Butler is a global bet-brokering service that acts as a middleman between gamblers and bookmakers. It deals in popular sports such as football, horse racing, rugby and tennis. ThreeFiftyNine is developing a mobile version of Bet Butler’s service and is expected to release it in the fourth quarter of 2014. This mobile-based service will help Bet Butler’s clients bet from the bookmaker with the best price. Since betting through mobile devices on sports is increasing, this agreement will provide potential upside to both companies.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Subsidiary Completes Development Work on New Mobile App for Live Keno

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

International transaction management and mobile publishing company Consorteum Holdings announced today that its subsidiary, ThreeFiftyNine, Inc., along with XpertX, Inc. have completed the development work on a new mobile results app for live Keno. With the concept now validated this new app is designed for delivering a best-in-class mobile Keno solution to any mobile device regardless of what operating system it resides on.

“We are very excited to join forces with XpertX, a recognized leader and innovator in Keno gaming since 1987. We believe the ability to deliver real time gaming results to Keno players will be extremely well received in every territory we introduce our application into. For the first time, a Keno player will be able to use his mobile phone and gain access to the results of Keno games played at many casinos across the United States. Mobile is clearly what the Keno customers want and the ability to view Keno results is just the first step in being able to offer a pay-for-play version of this game wherever allowed,” said Craig Fielding, CEO of Consorteum and president of ThreeFiftyNine.

Consortium worked closely with XpertX, by most accounts recognized as an industry leader in Keno gaming, to validate what the mobile app can do. XpertX is also the top manufacturer and supplier of live-action Keno systems and Keno-associated products and services. Together, ThreeFiftyNine and XpertX will provide vital components for the application. ThreeFiftyNine’s contributions include but are not limited to the establishment of the game server and various integration functions, platform and technology services, publishing and distribution of the app and various support services, including database management, hosting, billing and data protection, and privacy considerations and compliance.

“We are extremely optimistic to join forces with TFN bringing live Keno to mobile gaming within the limits allowed by each jurisdiction,” stated XpertX founder and President Eric Thomassian. “The game of Keno, by its nature, lends itself quite well to a mobile platform. This venture offers enormous potential not only for TFN and XpertX, but also for Gaming operators in terms of increased opportunities for incremental revenue through wide exposure of Keno to a new, younger audience that is solidly entrenched in mobile technology.”

With a focus on transaction processing, CSRH is a transaction management and mobile publishing company which uses its suite of mobile offerings, delivery of mobile content, mobile payments solutions and products through a mix of on-deck partnerships, license agreements, and joint venture revenue share arrangements.

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Consorteum Holdings Inc. (CSRH) Subsidiary Closes Deal with Keno Gaming Service

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

Consorteum Holdings, an international transaction management and mobile solutions provider announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, ThreeFiftyNine Inc., has entered into a binding agreement with XpertX Inc. to develop a mobile product for XpertX’s existing keno gaming service. This agreement comes after ThreeFiftyNine’s announcement of a new partner program. The new mobile offering is designed to deliver a state-of-the-art mobile Keno solution to any mobile device running on any operating system.

The agreement gives ThreeFiftyNine the ability to enable XpertX to deliver mobile solutions that allow for the delivery of mobile content across a wide spectrum of devices. ThreeFiftyNine simplifies the delivery of a mobile experience to the end user by taking care of compliance issues, administration, and distribution of mobile content to any handset. The overriding objective is to reduce the complexities of the mobile world and simplify the publishing of digital content.

Consorteum worked closely with XpertX, recognized as an industry leader in Keno gaming, to validate what the mobile app can do. XpertX is the top manufacturer and supplier of live-action Keno systems and Keno-associated products and services. The combination of ThreeFiftyNine’s mobile expertise combined with XpertX’s extensive Keno marketability and client base will facilitate the introduction and rollout of the mobile platform.

“We are very excited to join forces with XpertX, a recognized leader and innovator in Keno gaming since 1987. We believe the ability to deliver real-time gaming to Keno players will be extremely well received in every territory we introduce our application into. For the first time, a Keno player will be able to use their mobile phone and gain access to the results of Keno games played at casinos and Keno parlors across the United States. Mobile is clearly what the Keno customers want,” Craig Fielding, CEO of Consorteum and President of ThreeFiftyNine, commented.

Consorteum Holdings is a transaction management and mobile publishing company whose energies are directed at transaction processing, including its suite of mobile offerings, delivery of mobile content, mobile payments solutions, and products through a combination of on-deck partnerships, license agreements, and joint venture revenue share arrangements. It operates as a technology and services aggregator to meet the needs of its client base by using a wide range of products and services to develop turn-key card and payment transaction processing products. The company has deep expertise within the payments and transaction industry around the world.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Signs Mobile Application Development and Business Deal with Bet Butler Limited

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Today before the opening bell, Consorteum Holdings announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, ThreeFiftyNine, Inc., had closed a new mobile app development and business deal with Bet Clearer Ltd., the parent company of Bet Butler Ltd. ThreeFiftyNine and Bet Clearer’s new binding agreement calls for the development of a mobile offering for Bet Clearer’s existing web-based betting concierge service.

Bet Butler is a global bet banking service, or an intermediary between gamblers and bookmakers. It sources odds from over 60 international bookmakers and gives heightened odds to gamblers that are on average 20% better than those offered by a typical bookmaker. As an international transaction management and mobile solutions provider, Consorteum Holdings, through its subsidiary, will be making this betting experience available to users across a range of mobile devices. This mobile application is scheduled for release in Q4 2014, and users will be able to place a bet from the bookmakers that offer the best pricing. The mobile application will also automatically detect the client’s location and deliver services only in regulated legal locations.

According to Craig Fielding, CEO of Consorteum and president of ThreeFiftyNine, “Our team is pleased to have the opportunity to work with Bet Butler in developing an innovative, secure, and efficient mobile solution for Bet Butler’s growing sports book business. We look forward to a long and mutually prosperous business relationship.”

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Consorteum Holdings Inc. (CSRH) Announces Subsidiary ThreeFiftyNine’s New Partner Program

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Today before the opening bell, Consorteum Holdings, an international transaction management and mobile publishing company, issued a news release regarding its wholly owned subsidiary, ThreeFiftyNine Inc. The subsidiary’s full suite of design and development services and publishing solutions has been made available to partners for development and deployment of digital and mobile application solutions. With ThreeFiftyNine’s platform, development partners will be able to design and deploy powerful solutions for transaction processing into the mobile applications space.

Craig Fielding, CEO of Consorteum and President of ThreeFiftyNine, stated, “Our development team has laid the foundation to fully support partners who deploy solutions using our platform, and we are looking forward to executing with some of the existing partners in the pipeline while welcoming new partners who need the infrastructure we provide. Although we have initially selected to target mobile gaming and wagering because it is a natural fit, we believe there are numerous markets that will benefit from a secure financial transaction platform such as ours. Over the next several months we will be announcing the details of business agreements that will match our technology platform with mobile gaming opportunities for our customers.”

As an international transaction management and mobile publishing company, Consorteum Holdings focuses on transaction processing. The company maintains this focus through its suite of mobile offerings, delivery of mobile content, mobile payments solutions, and products through a mix of on-deck partnerships, license agreements, and joint venture revenue share arrangements.

For serving its clients, Consorteum Holdings draws upon extensive experience in the payments and transactions industry in North America and across the globe. To meet the diverse needs of its clientele, the company utilizes a full suite of products and services for development of end-to-end, turn-key card, and payment transaction processing solutions.

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Consorteum Holdings Inc. (CSRH) Engages The Alternative Agency for Branding ThreeFiftyNine

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Consorteum Holdings has appointed the leading branding agency, The Alternative, to deliver a new name and brand identity for its newest business brand, Three FiftyNine Inc. Consorteum has plans to launch its new brand in the marketplace during the fourth quarter of 2013. Consorteum Holdings plans to use its latest brand development, ThreeFiftyNine, to differentiate itself and increase its market share in the digital space.

“The Alternative has amazing credentials working with established and emerging technology brands in the US, Europe and Asia, making them a perfect partner to work with,” explained Craig Fielding, CEO of CSRH.

The Alternative is a London-based agency delivering branding solutions and innovations since 1996. The company strategy includes a unique methodology called Move People, which is designed to initiate closer bonds between brands and people by employing a human approach when promoting and publicizing brands. Some of their clients include, Skype, Orange, YO!, Sushi, Friends Life, Microsoft, American Express, Sainsburys and Virgin.

The founder of The Alternative is Tim Blesneski, who stated, “We think there is a huge scope to help brands articulate a more compelling and human story about why the world needs them. Too many brands in the tech space are too techy for their own good and miss the vital human component that builds belief and following.” He went on to say, “It is a pleasure engaging with the ThreeFiftyNine team to help shape and inform their thinking and expectations.”

Consorteum is a transaction management and mobile publishing company focused on transaction processing delivering leading-edge solutions to its clients. Consorteum is moving forward with organizational developments that are designed to expedite new market entries in technology and payment solutions.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Pursues Opportunities in Digital Technology Marketplace with Newly Formed Subsidiary

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Consorteum Holdings, an international transaction management and mobile publishing company, today announced organizational developments underway to expedite new market entries in technology and payment solutions.

A new business entity, ThreeFiftyNine Inc., has been incorporated in Nevada, US as the lead operational business and a wholly owned subsidiary of CSRH. The new wholly owned subsidiary aims to be a highly differentiated business in the digital space, with brand development continuing for a launch in early Q4.

The business is commercializing a number of new business opportunities that have been under evaluation. This involves formalizing a structure to support go-to-market programs that have already been through a business review and modeling process. The proposed programs are closely tied to key vertical market segments, with lead customers and partners in both direct and indirect distribution models.

A core technology development team has been recruited and is in place, including world-class resources in the areas of cloud infrastructure design, development, and deployment, as well as in digital transaction management.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Engages Services of Olde Monmouth Stock Transfer Company

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Today before the opening bell, Consorteum Holdings announced that it has selected Olde Monmouth Stock Transfer Company as its new transfer agent.

Craig Fielding, Consorteum’s CEO, stated, “The Company has made the decision to move its transfer agent services to Olde Monmouth. We believe that this move will provide better service to our shareholders as well as allow the Company to better execute its plans to recapitalize and effectuate the conversion of the Company’s existing note holders into shareholders over the next several months.”

Olde Monmouth Stock Transfer is a full service transfer agency that provides a wide array of services from traditional Transfer/Registrar functions to more advanced Proxy and Escrow services. With two decades in the Stock Transfer business, Olde Monmouth has the knowledge and experience to meet the demands of even the most sophisticated public companies.

Consorteum is a transaction management and mobile publishing company focused on transaction processing, including its suite of mobile offerings, delivery of mobile content, mobile payments solutions, and products through a mix of on-deck partnerships, license agreements, and joint venture revenue share arrangements. It operates as a technology and services aggregator to meet the diverse needs of its client base by leveraging a wide range of products and services to develop end-to-end, turn-key card and payment transaction processing solutions. The company has extensive expertise within the Payments and Transaction Industry in North America and internationally.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Signs Partnership Agreement with KO Entertainment to Expand Revenue Opportunities

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Today before the opening bell, Consorteum Holdings announced the execution of a Strategic Partnership Agreement with KO Entertainment, a Nevada corporation focused on the distribution of quality entertainment and media products. Consorteum has agreed to purchase a five percent (5%) ownership interest in KO Entertainment as well as assist with the evaluation of business expansion initiatives and various strategic relationships.

As outlined by the agreement, Consorteum will also make available a limited line of credit for acquisitions to grow the business and accelerate brand awareness. KO Entertainment will sign a separate agreement providing for the repayment of funds advanced pursuant to the line of credit. Through a revenue sharing agreement, Consorteum will receive a percentage of revenue generated from each business KO Entertainment acquires with the Company’s help.

“Consorteum is continually looking for ways to expand its presence in the market and to diversify its product offerings,” Craig Fielding, Consorteum’s CEO, stated. “Our partnership agreement with Knockout Gaming announced earlier this year was a first step in enabling Consorteum to put in place cross marketing channel opportunities in the online and mobile gaming verticals. KO Entertainment provides valuable brand awareness expansion opportunities from which both Knockout and Consorteum will benefit.”

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) and Knockout Gaming Reach Strategic Partnership Agreement

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Today, Consorteum Holdings, a financial transaction management firm also vested in mobile publishing, announced the completion of a strategic partnership with Knockout Gaming, Inc., a potential worldwide leader in the gaming industry offering wholly unique gaming products, platforms, and technology.

Purchasing a 10-percent ownership in Knockout Gaming, Consorteum will become Knockout’s sole provider for transaction servicing, providing Knockout Gaming with CSRH’s superior know-how within the Payments and Transaction Industry in North America.

Using its reach in the transaction management industry, CSRH continues to accrete a wide variety of products and services to create full-spectrum, turnkey, and payment processing solutions. This experience, alongside Knockout’s gaming products, familiarity and its proprietary, instantly operative FIREPLAY, delivers uninterrupted operational support and online gaming-operator solutions re issues like payment processing and fraud prevention. In fact, Knockout is the 47th holder of a prestigious Isle of Man gaming license, given out to only the best of the best since its inception in 2002.

This sort of superior performance, in a venue which continues to grow and expand, insures that Consorteum Holdings’ vested interest in Knockout will generate significant financial advantages. That is, acting as Knockout Gaming’s exclusive source of financial transaction servicing, as well as discovering and capturing additional channel partner opportunities across a wealth of verticals, CSRH plans to advance both Knockout and its own online presence and bottom line.

The partnership also puts Consorteum in prime position to sell (i.e., resell) Knockout’s gaming platform, FIREPLAY, wherever such sales are legal.

According to CSRH CEO Craig Fielding, “Player protection is a crucial issue in the world of online gaming and the license allows us to market our brands as ‘player protected’ in which the payouts are strictly controlled. Our agreement with Knockout will allow Consorteum to provide customers with a single integrated solution to the complex problems of online gaming with mobile capabilities. In our initial discussions with casino operators, they have indicated that our approach is the total ‘one-stop solution’ that they are looking to deploy.”

Consorteum, operating through its mobile offerings inventory, continues to extend its reach and improve its earnings profile through an amalgamation of highly useful partnerships, joint venture revenue-sharing, and license agreements. Its electronic transaction processing and management services are a precise and profitable fit for a generation with whom electronic bill paying and the like are paradigms rather than exceptions.

The company also advances clients’ proficiency and productivity by delivering right-fit technology and integration; consummate project oversight; marketing and brand alignment; communications, staging and ongoing client support; and technical issue resolution, all within a customer-centric support platform which views each client as unique.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Secures $30 Million Funding Commitment from AIC Group Holdings

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Consorteum Holdings just announced that it has signed a binding term sheet with AIC Group Holdings Limited for a $30,000,000 funding commitment. A private equity group, AIC Group Holdings Limited is a corporation organized under the laws of the British Virgin Islands.

The funding procured from this agreement will provide working capital and allow the company to identify potential merger and acquisitions that will strengthen its ability to compete in the online and mobile gaming market place. Consorteum will focus on its new partnership with Knockout Gaming Inc., an Isle of Man Limited corporation, which has a full online casino gaming platform, and its existing licensing agreement with Tarsin Inc., a Nevada corporation.

As reported previously, Consorteum and Tarsin have reached a licensing agreement to partner in the continued release of mobile gaming solutions, releasing solutions on Tarsin’s CAPSA platform, which is already in the global market and servicing millions of mobile consumers.

The company has also reached a joint revenue share agreement with Knockout Gaming. The partnership allows Consorteum to resell Knockout’s licensed online gaming platform called FirePlay. Knockout has spent the past two years completing a rigorous testing program in order to achieve its gaming license from the Isle of Man. This license approval was only the 47th such license ever granted, and it is critical in differentiating the platform from other competitors.

Craig Fielding, Consorteum’s CEO, stated, “Player protection is a crucial issue in the world of online gaming and the license allows us to market our brands as ‘player protected’ in which the payouts are strictly controlled. Our agreement with Knockout will allow Consorteum to provide customers with a single integrated solution to the complex problems of online gaming with mobile capabilities. In our initial discussions with casino operators, they have indicated that our approach is the total ‘one-stop solution’ that they are looking to deploy.”

“Consorteum is continuing to identify opportunities in which we can utilize the proven CAPSA platform and validate the revenue potential that online and mobile gaming and wagering represents,” continued Mr. Fielding. “We are in discussions with several international offshore properties and we hope to be able to reach definitive contracts with several new casinos in the near future. This ultimately is a win-win for both companies. With access to capital, Consorteum will be able to execute on its business plan and aggressively pursue opportunities that it has been developing throughout Canada and Internationally. We now have the resources to go to market and educate the online and mobile gaming customers about our total solution.”

The CAPSA wagering platform offers a suite of fully featured and proven technology solutions that are critical to the nature of placing a wager. Not least are identity confirmation, geofencing by state or region, a suite of consumer billing options, and a high level of personal and corporate security including device authentication prior to each m-commerce transaction. Supporting professional services, design services and project management services enable full systems integration with back-end gaming infrastructures, web front ends and bricks-and-mortar operations. The platform supports marketing program integration and execution, ensuring high levels of distribution for operators, and ease of adoption for consumers. Its inbuilt scalability and resilience supports propositions launched on both national and international footprints.

With an ever-increasing rate of handset development and new device release, as well as an increasing number of manufacturers entering the mobile space, CAPSA ensures that hardware is supported upon production release, maximizing the addressable mobile market in real-time. As of January 2012, CAPSA supports over 1,500 handsets, smartphones and tablets from 49 manufacturers, is interoperable with 796 carriers and mobile operators worldwide including 51 in North America, and designs and publishes seamlessly across multiple variants of operating systems based on Apple, Android, Windows, Rim, Nokia, Java and BREW. Tarsin services operate in 32 languages plus a further 5 regional variants, publishing over 3 million mobile applications to consumers.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Files Form 10-K Report with SEC

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Consorteum Holdings just announced that it filed its Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, with the Securities and Exchange Commission and resumed its status as an issuer quoted on the OTCQB.

The company also told investors that some of its affiliates, as well as Consorteum, entered into a settlement agreement with its former CEO and Chairman of its Board of Directors. The settlement agreement was filed as an exhibit to the Form 10-K Report. Subsequent to the execution of this agreement, Consorteum and its former CEO executed and delivered to each other general releases.

Mr. Fielding has resumed his roles as Chairman and CEO. Now redirecting its energies on promising opportunities for the remainder of 2012 and beyond, Consorteum Holdings is very focused on executing processing and transaction management initiatives both in North America and in new overseas markets. The company will leverage its existing relationships with various casinos and resorts while pursuing growth through mobile gaming and wagering transactions.

“This is an exciting time for the world of mobile digital media as state and local governments are looking for creative alternatives to raise revenue. Mobile gaming is one possible revenue enhancer,” stated Craig Fielding, CEO of Consorteum Holdings. “We remain focused on our traditional transaction management, technology and card businesses. Now with the addition of new opportunities utilizing our mobile gaming platform, we are ideally positioned to step into new markets in a meaningful way.”

“I am optimistic that we can demonstrate to our shareholders that the past year of establishing key relationships across multiple verticals in the financial transaction processing and gaming businesses will translate into revenue opportunities for the Company,” added Mr. Fielding. “In the next several months we intend to launch new projects that are in the final stages of planning and will soon be ready for announcement. We also intend to continue our efforts to build a strong management team, Board of Directors and relationships with new partners.”

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) to Deliver New Innovative Telecommunication and Financial Transaction Services through Joint Venture Agreement

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Consorteum, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Consorteum Holdings, Inc., a provider of technology solutions to companies and organizations looking to expand their methods of processing payment transactions, just announced its intent to join forces with Marksal Communications, Inc., one of Canada’s leading providers of global communications solutions, in order to meet the growing demand for next-generation telecommunication and financial transaction services across the North American and International markets.

By combining the technical innovation of Consorteum’s payment processing solutions with the significant capability of Marksal to provide secure communications to remote regions, the anticipated joint venture would provide customers with new capabilities to deliver payment and banking services in areas that traditionally have been underserved. Together with Consorteum’s new focus on mobile application delivery of secure financial transactions, the new joint venture will allow the delivery of next-generation telecommunication and financial services anywhere in the world.

“This new joint venture will allow both companies to leverage their core competencies to better serve their customers,” commented Craig Fielding, CEO of Consorteum, Inc. “This alliance with Marksal Communications provides the ability to deliver secure financial transactions to areas traditionally isolated, and it opens up a tremendous market for new services while facilitating economic growth.”

“This joint venture with Consorteum is very exciting and will provide a unique solution for the delivery of secure financial transactions,” added William MacDonald, CEO of Marksal Communications, Inc. “Marksal is very committed to delivering their expertise and solutions, anywhere in the world, in this new joint venture.”

Under the proposed joint venture, Consorteum will contribute its proven payment solutions and Marksal will provide the communications infrastructure necessary to link remote areas into secure telecommunication and financial services, thus creating an overlay of new, sophisticated financial networks. According to today’s release, Consorteum Holdings will own 51 percent of the joint venture, and Marksal will own 49 percent of the joint venture.

For more information about the company, visit www.consorteum.com

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Continues Mobile Publishing Move

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

In January, when Consorteum Holdings, together with its wholly owned subsidiary, Tarsin, Inc., announced the launch of the CAPSA mobile wagering compliance platform, it was the latest move in Consorteum’s transition to mobile publishing. Consorteum is growing itself as a mobile publishing company, focused on mobile offerings, delivery of mobile content, mobile payments solutions and products through a mix of on-deck partnerships, license agreements, and joint venture revenue share arrangements. Consorteum earlier acquired Tarsin, Inc., a mobile platform technology company based in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, which will become Consorteum’s new headquarters.

Consorteum’s COO, Patrick Shuster, described the important role of Tarsin in Consorteum’s developing strategy: “The acquisition of Tarsin is the first step to moving our Company into Mobile Publishing. Tarsin has spent the past nine years as a premier mobile publisher, building a team of software developers that understands the issues and complexities of delivering digital media content across mobile handsets. Tarsin brings with it integration and support for over 700 mobile carriers globally and has experience with delivering mobile applications as the mobile publisher of Dilbert, Hallmark, Mattel, to the mobile applications market on a seamless and secure platform. In essence, Tarsin will allow the Company to take advantage of the increasing demand for delivery of rich mobile content to the end user, which complements and extends Consorteum’s capabilities and positions us to compete in world markets.”

CAPSA has a proven capability of bringing a universal solution to the problems of wagering and betting in the fractured world of mobile, where multiple different operating systems, user interfaces, and form factors create enormous barriers to launching commercial propositions. As result of half-a-million man hours in engineering, CAPSA represents a single solid repository for content management and delivery of mobile betting, wagering, and sports book offerings.

For more information about the company, please visit: www.consorteum.com, www.tarsin.com, and www.mediaexchangegroup.com.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) is “One to Watch”

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Consorteum Holdings, Inc. utilizes the most technically advanced global solutions available today. By working with a multitude of global technologies, Consorteum is able to create customized programs for maximum results. This approach enables unparalleled flexibility when sourcing solutions, resulting in smarter, faster deployment of technologies, competitive pricing, and potential for new streams of revenue.

Through its exclusive software license with Tarsin Inc., the company leverages a team of software developers that understands the complexities of delivering digital media content across mobile handsets. Tarsin is capable of providing clients with integration and support for over 700 mobile carriers globally on a seamless and secure platform to take advantage of the increasing demand for rich mobile content.

Consorteum’s flagship CAPSA technology platform brings a universal solution to the problems of wagering and betting on mobile devices. Multiple different operating systems, user interfaces, and form factors have created enormous barriers to launching commercial initiatives. But with CAPSA, gaming operators can now cost-effectively monetize innovative mobile wagering products and services quickly and robustly.

In addition to its mobile initiatives, Consorteum is also actively engaged in the financial industry, providing MasterCard solutions as well as loyalty and reward programs. The company has strategically designed its business initiatives to create repetitive transactions on an ongoing basis. Consorteum’s goal is to have their customers think of them more as partners, rather than just technology providers, for longer-lasting, more profitable relationships.

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Uses Card Technologies to Fill Gaps in Worldwide Financial Services

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

When Consorteum Holdings announced earlier that it was launching an innovative MasterCard® program, targeting the Canadian Aboriginal communities, it was a reflection of the company’s overall strategy to fill large gaps in the provision of comprehensive financial services to all segments of the population. In the case of the First Nations MasterCard Program, it was a major move to make life easier for a significant national community.

The card functions much like any MasterCard. Pre-loaded with authorized funds, it is available to anyone, and offers a more efficient and safer way to transfer funds to individuals than by issuing checks, which can be lost or stolen, and which can be difficult to cash if you don’t happen to have a local bank account. As with a regular MasterCard, purchases can be made virtually anywhere, with the amount of the purchase simply being deducted from the card’s balance. The card can also be used for obtaining cash at participating ATM machines.

From a larger perspective, Consorteum’s products represent the application of the latest digital technologies, together with key connections within the financial industry, to help companies and organizations more efficiently transfer payments and process transactions. Other applications include the development of customized loyalty programs for clients, where card technology is used to reward loyal customers, or providing healthcare patients with card-based systems for tracking and managing health records and transactions. The company also makes it easy for ship operators to pay international employees that require different currencies.

More than a simple financial service, it can change lives. It was perhaps best said by Rudy Youngblood, a Native American who has spent much of his life raising the profile of Native American communities throughout Canada and the United States: “This journey presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a program that will change history. This is something I have been fighting for all of my life and to provide the Tribal regions with access to a full suite of financial services is tremendously empowering.”

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Consorteum Holdings, Inc. (CSRH) Selects Lead Spokesman for the Launch of First Nations MasterCard Program

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Consorteum Holdings, Inc., developer of digital media services and solutions, announced that Rudy Youngblood will be the lead spokesman for the company’s innovative MasterCard® program which will be initially targeted at Canadian Aboriginal communities.

A Native American, Rudy Youngblood is very proud of who he is and where he comes from. Prior to making his film debut as the lead role in Mel Gibson’s Apocalypto (2006), Youngblood toured for three seasons with the Native American dance/theatrical production Peter Buffett’s Spirit – The Seventh Fire as the Warrior Protector. In 2005, he moved to Los Angeles to create his own theatrical production. Youngblood spent weeks preparing for the filming of the movie, for which he had to learn the Yucatan Maya language.

Rudy’s passion is motivating youth and spends time talking to them whenever he can. He sees the youth as the future. Rudy is currently planning a motivational speaking tour across Canada and the United States inspiring and encouraging the younger generations in the Native Tribes as well as in the inner cities that surround them. Rudy is also working to create an environmentally friendly charity fund that will be incorporated with his motivational speaking tour. Rudy is passionate about giving back to his native people and people of all backgrounds to help them succeed. Rudy is an entrepreneur affiliated in various business fields which integrate his many ideas and passions.

According to Consorteum, the First Nations program fits perfectly with Rudy’s stated desires to help people. Commenting on his involvement, Youngblood stated, “This journey presents a once in a lifetime opportunity to be part of a program that will change history. This is something I have been fighting for all of my life and to provide the Tribal regions with access to a full suite of financial services is tremendously empowering. It brings tears to my heart to think this movement is really happening and that my small role may help improve the lives of many people. I am proud to be a native man and speak for all of my people, and also for the inner-city youth. We are all one and should work together and grow as one… remember we are all people after all.”

In the third quarter, a series of launch events are planned across Canada headlined by actor Rudy Youngblood. Major cities will include Ontario, Alberta, New Brunswick, and Saskatchewan. These First Nations launch events will help set the key messages of the First Nations Community program, driven through three key words “Inspire, Community and Unity.” Rudy Youngblood is a positive role model to aboriginal youth and youth in general. He will be able to convey his message of hope and opportunity through motivational presentations and performances at each event location. He will touch all people in each aboriginal community through his talks and artistic performances. In doing so, Consorteum aims to draw awareness to the launch of Financial Services, the first of which will be the First Nations Community MasterCard® developed and managed by Consorteum Holdings, Inc.

By issuing cards instead of checks, the community can save the cost and time associated with creating and mailing/distributing checks, and additional costs associated with replacing a lost or stolen check. The First Nations MasterCard® acts and looks just like a regular credit card. The MasterCard® cards are loaded with funds in advance and are easily re-loadable, making it a great and safe alternative to carrying cash. Unlike a traditional credit card, purchases made with the card are automatically deducted directly from the card balance. Offering many of the same safety and security features as a regular MasterCard®, the First Nations MasterCard® allows cardholders to make purchases or withdraw cash from participating ATM machines.

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