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Seoul, April 12th, 2016 – ACCESS Co., Ltd., a global provider of advanced software technologies to the automotive, mobile, Internet of Things (IoT) and digital TV markets, today announced that its South Korean subsidiary, ACCESS Seoul Co., Ltd., has developed and plans to start distribution of “Disney Book Café,” an official Disney eBooks for iOS smartphones/tablets starting on April 20th, 2016. ACCESS Seoul has also developed “Disney Book Café” for KT OllehTV, KT’s IPTV service, which will be available from this spring.
ACCESS Seoul developed and started distribution of “Disney Book Café” for Android OS last December as the first official Disney eBook in the Korean language. Now children in South Korea can enjoy Disney Book Café on both iOS and Android as well as KT OllehTV, the IPTV service by South Korea’s largest IT solution company.
Disney Book Café is offered as bilingual (Korean and English) eBooks for children and available for smartphones/tablets and IPTV, with more than 70 popular Disney titles from classic to latest feature animation. Titles were selected by ACCESS Seoul specifically for the South Korean market and ACCESS Seoul plans to expand the collection with new titles every week.
Disney Book Café apps for iOS and Android come with many convenient functions, and uses technology and expertise based on ACCESS’ digital publishing platform “PUBLUSTM,” which supports the EPUB format. Using Synchronized Multimedia Integration Language (SMIL), text and sound can be played synchronously. Even children who are not yet reading books can immerse themselves deep into the worlds of Disney titles, as subtitles and voices are played each time a page is turned.* It can also be used as a tool for learning English.
* Disney Book Café comes in two versions, one with sound and another without. The one with sound is priced at 4,800 KRW (480 Coins) while the one without sound is priced at 3,500 KRW (350 Coins).
In addition, within Disney Book Café apps, titles purchased can be managed together using the bookshelf function. In-app purchases are made using pre-purchased coins, which can be bought using Google gift cards and similar cards, so parents and guardians can safely let children choose and buy their own titles. Furthermore, Disney Book Café can be shared with friends on social media (Facebook, KakaoStory, KakaoTalk) to earn free coins.
ACCESS Seoul has acquired the license for localizing and distributing digital contents based on Disney titles in the South Korean market, and has already started localizing and distributing Korean-language versions of Disney game apps (originally in English). The release of the eBook app is part of this licensed business, and ACCESS Seoul plans to continue the timely release of an enriching genre of Disney titles spanning eBooks, and games.
Since 1984, ACCESS CO., LTD. (Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index, 4813) has provided advanced IT solutions centered around mobile and network software technologies to telecom carriers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasting and publishing companies, the automotive industry and energy infrastructure providers around the world. The company develops mobile software solutions that have been installed on over 1.5 billion devices, and network software solutions that have been used by over 300 telecommunication equipment manufacturers. Utilizing its network virtualization technology skills and knowledge, the company is currently focusing on the development and commercialization of Internet of Things (IoT) and media solutions that combine embedded and cloud technology. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, the company operates subsidiaries and affiliates in Asia, Europe and the United States to support and expand its business globally. Learn more about ACCESS at www.access-company.com.
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