EIDOS PLC LAUNCHES
NEW MEDIA DIVISION
Copyright 2003 Eidos Interactive Press Release
[ October 28th 2003 ]
plc, one of the world's leading developers and
publishers of entertainment software, today announces
the launch of its New Media Division, certain
main Board changes and its forthcoming City Day
presentation. This newly created division will
integrate New Media with the core business, allowing
Eidos to extend its Intellectual Property into
markets enabled by new technologies.
follows the recent critical and commercial success
of Eidos' mobile games, including the launch of
Tomb Raider: The Osiris Codex on Vodafone live!
and Tomb Raider for Nokia's N-Gage game deck,
both of which topped the charts on release. Eidos
intends to bring together its new media expertise
and consolidate future activities within the New
Media Division. In addition to continuing its
efforts in mobile gaming, the division will also
focus on online gaming, on new platforms (such
as PDAs and interactive TV), and on new channels,
including broadband Games on Demand services and
electronic software distribution.
Protheroe, who has been appointed Director of
New Media and Online Technologies, will head the
New Media Division and will today step down from
the Eidos plc Board. The Board also announces
today that Jonathan Kemp, (37) European Managing
Director, is to be promoted to the Eidos plc Board.
He will take up his executive post with effect
from December 1, 2003. Jonathan has been with
Eidos, in various capacities, for six years and
his industry experience spans more than 15 years.
McGarvey, Chief Executive Officer of Eidos, commenting
on today's announcements said: "The creation of
the New Media Division signals the increasing
importance of new media to the growth of the business.
I would like to thank Simon Protheroe for his
contribution to the Board and look forward to
his continued support and direction as head of
our New Media Division. I am delighted to announce
the appointment of Jonathan Kemp to the Board.
He has played a key role in the transformation
of Eidos in recent years and we look forward to
his contribution at Board level."