Afghan Wireless & Ariana Television Network Bring Afghanistan “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and AWCC’s Millionaire SMS Challenge!

KABUL, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2011 — Afghan Wireless (“AWCC”), Afghanistan‘s leading telecom operator, and Ariana Television Network (“ATN”), one of Afghanistan‘s largest television stations, have joined to bring Afghanistan the world's most popular game show, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire (“WWTBAM”) along with “AWCC's Millionaire SMS Challenge” contributing to make a unique TV-telecom team.

The cooperative venture between AWCC & ATN is the first arrangement of its kind.  Each WWTBAM episode contains a three-part “AWCC Millionaire SMS Challenge” segment where a question is presented to viewers. Anyone with a mobile phone can answer a nightly question posed by the WWTBAM host by sending an SMS short-code and the first correct response is declared that night's “AWCC Millionaire SMS Challenge Champion!”

All SMS respondents answering correctly receive a congratulatory SMS from AWCC with an invitation to become a member of the live WWTBAM audience and to try and become Afghanistan‘s “Next Millionaire!”  Each night, an “AWCC Millionaire SMS Champion” receives a $100 USD Gift Certificate and free AWCC phone.

Amin Ramin, Managing Director of AWCC, commenting on the success of this initiative said “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and ‘AWCC's Millionaire SMS Challenge' has captured the imagination of our customers and the nation as a whole.  Linking AWCC's mobile customers directly as participants to a live, televised broadcast nightly game show brings incredible capabilities to all of our customers through any handset.  AWCC can help all Afghans to have fun competing to become a millionaire.”

WWTBAM airs on ATN Saturday through Tuesday from 8:30-9:00 PM.

About Afghan Wireless – Headquartered in Kabul, AWCC serves approx 4,000,000 subscribers throughout Afghanistan; and one of the largest employers of Afghans, employing over 4,500 people directly and another 50,000 indirectly.  AWCC is a leader in delivering wireless and broadband communication solutions to residential and business customers.  Additional information is available at

About Ariana TV & Radio – Founded by Ehsan Bayat, ATN broadcasts to 33 Provinces throughout Afghanistan; and also internationally via satellite and internet. It has many of the most popular programs in Afghanistan; including ATN News and 59 Minutes.  Additional information available at

For further information regarding becoming an advertising sponsor on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire contact Mohammad Ramadan at +93-700-801-846 or

Alberto Lopez
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