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SONY ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING AND ESPN ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIP FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF SPORTS VIDEO GAMES

 NEW YORK and BRISTOL, Conn., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Electronic Publishing Company and ESPN, Inc., today announced a strategic relationship to develop and market a line of sports video games. The ESPN titles will be published by Sony Electronic Publishing's video game division, Sony Imagesoft, initially for Nintendo's Super NES(TM), the Sega Genesis(TM) and Sega CD(TM) platforms.
 "Through our creative resources, we are pioneering the development of interactive entertainment based on movie, music, and now, sports properties," said Olaf Olafsson, president of Sony Electronic Publishing and Sony Imagesoft. "Today, sports video games are a major segment of the industry, and our partnership with ESPN launches Sony Imagesoft into a leadership position within this segment. Through the compelling use of its vast resources, ESPN will be a major factor in our continued rapid growth in the interactive entertainment software industry."
 "This venture with Sony Electronic Publishing marks an important step in the diversification and expansion of ESPN," said Steve Bornstein, ESPN president and chief executive officer. "It is a logical linking of leaders in electronic publishing and television sports that provides a strong basis to pursue emerging opportunities in the multimedia business."
 Sony Imagesoft will introduce two ESPN video games in the fourth quarter of 1993, a football title and a baseball title. These games will feature ESPN's trademarks, broadcast personalities, studio sets, footage, and musical compositions. ESPN announcers will provide "live" play-by-play and color commentary of the game play, as well as analysis from the famous ESPN SportsCenter.
 ESPN is America's largest cable television network, currently reaching 61.4 million households. It distributes sports programming worldwide to more than 75 countries, and provides sports news and information through the ESPN Radio Network to more than 240 stations.
 Sony Electronic Publishing Company creates, produces and distributes interactive and multimedia software products for the business, entertainment and educational markets. Sony Electronic Publishing, together with Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment, is a subsidiary of Sony Software Corporation, a subsidiary of Sony USA Inc.
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 /CONTACT: Peter Dille of Sony Electronic Publishing, 212-418-9439; or Rob Tobias of ESPN, 212-916-9241/
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