Katz Media Announces Partnerships with Multimedia
Developers and Publishers for Pippin Platform
September 18, 1996 , -- Apple Expo, Paris --
Katz Media SARL today announced agreements with a broad number of Multimedia
Developers and Publishers who have agreed to "Pippinize" their CD-ROM
titles and make them available to Pippin customers. Jim Cook, Solutions
Director for Katz Media, stated "we are thrilled by the support we have
seen for Pippin from the software community. At retail shipment, we are
confident that our customers will be able to choose from a wide variety of very
high quality, locale language Pippin titles." Pippin titles available in
all major categories, including education, entertainment, reference, and
cultural, and many will also feature an on-line aspect.
Katz Media has received commitments from several of the leaders
in the multimedia publishing industry. These companies publish the top titles
which will provide the solutions that customers demand. Major publishing
partners that have committed to the Katz Media Pippin platform include :
Montparnasse Multimedia, Paris, has agreed to Pippinize
Le Louvre, Musée d'Orsay, and Michel Ange
Hachette Filipacchi Multimedia, Paris, has
committed to Pippinizing several of its titles, including the top selling Elle
Microfolie's will be Pippinizing the Commander
Blood bestselling series, as well as other titles.
Organa, a new media publishing company in New York and
San Francisco, publisher of award winning titles Le Livre de Lulu and
P.A.W.S has agreed to Pippinize several of their titles.
Navigo Multimedia GmbH, Munich, will Pippinize its
Janosh title, along with future titles.
Headbone Interactive, Seattle, will Pippinize
their entire line of products, including Elroy goes Bugzerk and Elroy
hits the pavement.
7th level GmbH, Munich, will Pippinize Monty
Python 'sA Complete Waste of Time , as well as their major game
titles scheduled for fall 1996.
According to Aleen Stein, CEO and Publisher of Organa, "Increasing
the installed base of people that can play multimedia content has always been a
key objective for our industry, and the Pippin is the kind of product that can
make that happen." Also developers have been pleased with the ease to
create Pippinize titles. Emmanuel Marot, co-founder of 3ème Vague and
developer of the very popular Virtual Tourism of Paris title, commented
about porting to the Pippin, "we have been working with the Pippin for some
months now, and have found that moving titles from the Macintosh to the Pippin
is fairly easy".
Katz Media has also established partnerships with development
companies in several countries to help work with Publishers who want to bring
their titles over to the Pippin. These companies are :
3ème Vague, for French language titles
3, rue de l"Arrivée BP N· 1, 75719 Paris Cedex
Tel: (33) 01 45 38 80 01, Fax: (33) 01 45 38 90 95
Web site : http://www.3emevague.com
Flabberghasted, for English language titles
21 Steward Street, London E1 6AJ, England
Tel: (44) 1 71 426 0020, Fax: (44) 1 71 426 0435
Planet X, for German language titles
Stftingtalstrasse 178, 8010 Graz, Austria
Tel: (43) 316 391 184 - 0, Fax: (43) 316 391 184 - 0
Pippin provided by Katz Media will be a complete solution right
out of the box. It will ship with bundled titles, as well as a catalog of
titles available directly from Katz Media, so that users can easily find the
titles they need. In addition, Katz Media is developing a web site uniquely for
Pippin customers, which will offer an inviting, club-like atmosphere and will
provide an on-line service for viewing and ordering the latest released titles.
About Katz Media
Katz Media SARL was founded in 1996 with the purpose of
manufacturing, distributing and selling multimedia appliances, titles, and
services. Katz Media SARL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Katz Media Holding
Ltd, a company based in Ireland.
Katz Media SARL:
Tel (331) 184.108.40.206
Fax (331) 41.41.01.41