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Cap Cities, Spectrum plan ABC Sports titles.

ALAMEDA, Cal.--Capital Cities/ABC Inc., and Spectrum Holobyte are forming a joint venture to produce interactive sports software titles for the PC and video game platforms.

The goal is to create "A dynamic next generation sports brand," according to Spectrum Holobyte president Gilman Louie.

Titles, coming from as of yet unnamed Co., will carry the ABC Sports brand name, and use the Monday Night Football and Wide World of Sports trademarks. Capital Cities/ABC and Spectrum Holobyte will each hold a 50 percent interest in the company.

"ABC Sports is a leader in television sports broadcasting. This venture gives us the opportunity to translate that leadership into a new medium that can reach a different audience in new ways," said Stephen A. Weiswasser, president of Capital Cities/ABC Multimedia Group.

The company, which will be headquartered near Spectrum Holobyte's Microprose divison, in Hunt Valley, Md., is expected to produce five titles within two years, first in CD-ROM format, then for 32-bit and possibly 64-bit platforms.

"With the advent of next generation platforms from Sony, Sega, Nintendo, Panasonic, as well as the emergence of multimedia PCs in the home, this venture with ABC will allow us to combine their programming with our interactive experience," said Spectrum Holobyte's Louie.
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Title Annotation:Capital Cities/ABC Inc.; Spectrum Holobyte; interactive software
Publication:HFN The Weekly Newspaper for the Home Furnishing Network
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Jun 5, 1995
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