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Walt Disney to Acquire Minds Eye TV Game Developer

Lisa Minter (
Thu, 9 Jun 2005 10:11:18 -0500

The Walt Disney Internet Group on Wednesday announced its acquisition
of British game developer Minds Eye Productions in a move signaling
Disney's commitment to interactive television gaming, the companies

Disney entered interactive gaming last year with its launch of Disney
Channel Play, carried on the UK's Sky satellite system. Disney
Channel Play featured games centered on Disney characters, TV shows
and movies, such as "Kim Possible" and "The Lion King."

In a statement, Disney said the purchase of Minds Eye demonstrates its
commitment to the iTV games market and to finding new growth
opportunities for Disney.

Minds Eye joins a stable of other Disney assets developing interactive
content for Disney in Europe, a Disney spokesman said. Minds Eye has
developed interactive TV games such as "Monopoly" and "Who Wants to Be
A Millionaire" for Sky Active platform, as well as games for Disney
Channel Play.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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