Paris, September 18, 2023
Wister Mobile Services and Blacknut Cloud Gaming announce new partnership to accelerate the B2C distribution of the cloud gaming service through carrier billing across major carriers Orange, SFR & Bouygues in France with other countries soon to follow.
Blacknut Cloud Gaming and Wister Mobile Services announced today the launch of a new partnership to accelerate the B2C distribution of Blacknut cloud gaming service through carrier billing. With over 20 years experience, French company Wister is a leading provider of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) services that offer customers a fast, transparent, and trusted payment experience. Through Wister, consumers can add new subscriptions directly through mobile operators’ monthly bill as opposed to additional payment systems, like credit cards, simplifying access to content and enlarging potential customer pools. Wister is currently active in over 15 countries with plans to develop in 2024, and handles Direct Carrier Billing for some of France’s largest telecom operators including Orange, SFR & Bouygues.
Blacknut has already demonstrated successful B2B go-to-market with carriers worldwide – our new partnership with Wister allows us to directly take control of the User Acquisition and grow our customer base exponentially. We are excited to see the business acceleration that will be achieved with Wister in France and further replicate it globally.Olivier Avaro, CEO at Blacknut
Blacknut Cloud Gaming is an innovative gaming service which allows players to enjoy PC & console video games through streaming technology. All Blacknut games feature multi-device compatibility with options for gamers to play on tablets, smartphones, SmartTVs, PCs computers, and other compatible screens with no supplemental hardware or installation required to launch a game from within the Blacknut app.
With parental control features, 5 separate but simultaneously-accessible player profiles with unlimited catalog access, the Blacknut catalog includes 600+ games with additional games added monthly. The catalog spans classic AAA games, indie favorites, story-driven adventures, and one of the largest collections of racing and sports games available to guarantee there’s a convenient and appealing option for any member of the family. Having one of the largest unlimited access to gaming content for all screens also means users can sync up to 4 bluetooth controllers to play against each other through co-op, party games, and multi-local content.
Continuously on the lookout for quality products to promote, Wister has found, in its in-depth partnership with Blacknut, the ideal premium service to enable Direct Carrier Billing. Blacknut offers a wide variety of premium video game titles and a first-rate user experience that both customers and telecom operators, managed by Wister, greatly appreciate.Laurent Baquiast, co-Founder & co-CEO at Wister
About Blacknut – blacknut.com – email@example.com
Blacknut is the world’s leading pure player cloud gaming service dedicated to the general public, distributed both directly to consumers and B2B through ISPs, device manufacturers, OTT services & Media companies. Blacknut offers the most extensive catalog of premium games with 600+ titles carefully selected for the whole family – all included in a simple monthly subscription. Blacknut is available across Europe, Asia & North America on a wide range of devices, including mobiles, set-top boxes and Smart TVs. Blacknut was founded in 2016 by Olivier Avaro (CEO) and is headquartered in Rennes, France, with offices in Paris, Seoul and San Francisco. In 2021 Blacknut was recognised by Red Herring as one of Europe’s Top 100 start-ups. For more information, please visit http://www.blacknut.com
About WISTER – wister.fr – firstname.lastname@example.org
Wister is one of the French pillars of Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) and a multimedia content publisher. Since 2003, Wister offers a wide range of products and services that allow users to find the entertainment they want and to take full advantage of the main content consumption channel : the smartphone. To do this, Wister works closely with numerous operators in Europe and Africa, as well as with educational, audiovisual, sports and video game content providers, enabling the company to offer qualitative material, in line with public expectations.