Media Station Delivers Family Entertainment for the Holidays.ANN ARBOR Ann Arbor, city (1990 pop. 109,592), seat of Washtenaw co., S Mich., on the Huron River; inc. 1851. It is a research and educational center, with a large number of government and industrial research and development firms, many in high-technology fields such as , Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 23, 1998--
Interactive Multimedia Leader Meets Holiday Deadline
for Top Publishers Houghton Mifflin Houghton Mifflin Company is a leading educational publisher in the United States. The company's headquarters is located in Boston's Back Bay. It publishes textbooks, instructional technology materials, assessments, reference works, and fiction and non-fiction for both young readers Interactive, The
Learning Company, Activision and Hasbro Interactive Hasbro Interactive was a video game production and publishing subsidiary of Hasbro, the large game and toy company.
Hasbro Interactive was formed late in 1995 in order to compete in the computer and video game arena.
For this holiday season, Media Station, Inc. (MSI MSI: see integrated circuit.
(1) (MicroSoft Installer) See Windows Installer.
(2) (Medium Scale Integration) Between 100 and 3,000 transistors on a chip. See SSI, LSI, VLSI and ULSI. ) has developed five of this year's recently released interactive CD titles: "Rocky & Bullwinkle's(tm) Know-It-All Quiz Game" published by Houghton Mifflin Interactive; "The Baby-sitters Club(tm) 3rd and 4th Grade Learning Adventures" published by The Learning Company; "Teen Digital Diva" published by Activision, Inc., produced in conjunction with Girl Games; and Tonka(R) Workshop CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). playset published by Hasbro Interactive.
"Stability is one of the most critical measures of success for interactive software that kids play with at home," said Rosemary Mylod, vice president of product development at Houghton Mifflin Interactive Corp. (HMI (Human Machine Interface) The user interface in a manufacturing or process control system. It provides a graphics-based visualization of an industrial control and monitoring system. ). "We chose Media Station because of its understanding of creative game play, its reputation for creating hits, and its ability to work well with licensed properties."
Rocky & Bullwinkle's Know-It-All Quiz Game is a multi-player trivia game which features the well-known characters from the Rocky & Bullwinkle television show and allows up to three players at once to test their knowledge in 12 different categories.
The Baby-sitters Club 3rd and 4th Grade Learning Adventures CD-ROMs, based on the best-selling book series by Ann M. Martin, are the first multi-subject products designed for pre-teen girls. Each two disk title features a full year of curriculum, plus activities that strengthen girls' creative and organizational skills in real-life settings.
Teen Digital Diva is a new CD-ROM game based on the top-selling publication, Teen magazine Teen magazines are magazines aimed at teenage readers. They usually consisted of gossip, news, fashion tips and interviews and may include posters, stickers, small samples of cosmetics or other products and inserts. , and geared toward girls ages 12-17. The game lets girls create their own Teen magazine.
The Tonka Workshop CD-ROM playset comes with a plastic tool toyset that easily fits over a standard Windows keyboard A 104-key keyboard that is the de facto standard keyboard included with new PCs and also sold separately. A variant of the 101-key Enhanced keyboard from IBM, the Windows keyboard was introduced by Microsoft to enable shortcuts for common Windows functions. and allows children to use physical tools, which interact with the software, to build virtual projects such as houses, spaceships and robots on the screen.
Since 1994, Media Station has developed CD-ROM hits that have combined sales of over 5 million units, and one of the lowest call rates for technical support in the industry.
"We're proud to deliver entertainment and educational products to our clients that help bring smiles to children and teens," said Jim Maslyn, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. of Media Station. "Bringing high quality interactive entertainment to the family is a responsibility we take very seriously."
Media Station's Future Broadband Offerings
Media Station is leveraging its interactive multimedia technology and successful relationships to create a new offering that enables delivery of interactive media and CD ROMs into the home via low to high broadband and xDSL connections to the PC.
Houghton Mifflin Interactive Corp. (HMI) , headquartered in Somerville, Mass., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Company, publishes award-winning children's, reference and family digital adaptations of Houghton Mifflin books and original CD-ROMs and on-line works. The company's Web site is located at www.hminet.com.
The Learning Company, Inc. develops, publishes and markets a family of consumer software brands that educate across every age group, from young children to adults. The corporate Web site is located at www.learningco.com.
Activision, Inc., headquartered in Santa Monica Santa Monica (săn`tə mŏn`ĭkə), city (1990 pop. 86,905), Los Angeles co., S Calif., on Santa Monica Bay; inc. 1886. Tourism and retailing are important, and the city has motion-picture, biotechnology, and software industries. , Calif., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for personal computers and advanced console game
A console game is a form of interactive multimedia used for entertainment. systems such as the Sony PlayStation.
Hasbro Interactive, Inc. is a leading all-family interactive games publisher, formed in 1995 to bring to life on the computer the deep library of toy and board games of its parent company, Hasbro, Inc. (AMEX AMEX
See: American Stock Exchange :HAS).
Media Station, Inc., a privately held company privately held company
A firm whose shares are held within a relatively small circle of owners and are not traded publicly. headquartered in Ann Arbor with a technical development office in San Francisco, was founded in 1989 and has developed a reputation for delivering hit children's products on time and on budget. The company's success has been based on its underlying proprietary technology innovation and its creative development studio.
MSI's mission is to build on its technology and development success to enable the delivery of interactive media to the PC via the Internet and low to high speed networks. The company has received numerous awards and nominations for CD-ROM titles including: Best Title of the Year, Best Animation, and Excellence in Product Development.
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