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Madefire Motion Books – The World’s First Reading Experience for TV

Madefire’s Android App Brings the benchmark “Motion Book” Reading Experience to TV on Google’s Nexus Player

SAN FRANCISCO – November 3, 2014 – Madefire, a publishing platform for the interactive audio-visual reading format known asMotion Books, announced today that its comic book Android app is one of an exclusive set of apps that Google will deliver as part of the newest streaming device for TV – Nexus Player. Starting today, viewers will have the ability to interact with Madefire’s one-of-a-kind digital storytelling experience on TV, offering front-row seats where they can immerse themselves with live storytelling in concert with art, sound and interactivity.

Madefire’s app is also the first app from the comics/reading category offered via Nexus Player, bringing its unique style of immersive reading and entertainment experience on TV. Madefire’s Motion Books are ideally suited to the big screen, with a one-of-a-kind combination of art, sound and interactivity that is expanding the possibilities of digital storytelling.

Google’s Nexus Player will extend the Android experience to the home entertainment center by making Android users’ favorite apps, services and content accessible via TV for the first time.

“We designed Motion Books from the ground-up for reading on screen. Motion Books are the world’s first reading experience for TV,” said Ben Wolstenholme, CEO and Co-Founder of Madefire. “We’re honored to have Madefire chosen in the first select group of apps to be offered for Nexus Player. Motion Books deliver an immersive, snackable entertainment experience that is an ideal companion to games, movies, and other visual content on the Nexus Player.”

About Madefire

Founded in 2011 by Ben Wolstenholme, Liam Sharp and Eugene Walden, Madefire is a media and technology company. Madefire has built the Motion Books publishing platform that provides artists, writers and publishers tools for creating a new reading format called Motion Books. Madefire is backed by Toni Schneider at True Ventures, who is the former CEO of Automattic (makers of WordPress), as well as Bill Woodward (Anthem Ventures, former Chairman of Macromedia). The Advisory Board also includes industry leaders Mike McCue, CEO and Founder of Flipboard; angel investor Sina Tamaddon, former Senior Vice President of Applications for Apple Inc.; Dave Gibbons, co-creator of Watchmen, the bestselling graphic novel of all time; and Bill Sienkiewicz, widely recognized as one of the greatest innovators of sequential art. For more information go to madefire.com.

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