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Apr 23, 2001  •  Post A Comment

BBC Multimedia forges `Link’ with Activision
BBC Multimedia signed a deal with Activision that gives the Santa Monica, Calif.-based distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide rights to develop, publish and distribute interactive games based on the television show “Weakest Link” for PCs and console platforms. The games will be rolled out internationally to coincide with the show’s sale to other countries this year. In the United Kingdom, the first titles are expected to ship in October. Besides the United States, BBC already has a deal to produce the series in Australia. It is working to re-create the show in France, Italy, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Turkey, Israel, Portugal and India.
Global crosses to partnership with Constellation
Global Crossing Ltd. announced a partnership with Constellation Ventures, a Bear Stearns company, to develop applications for the media and entertainment industry. About $100 million in financing will be allocated by Constellation Ventures to emerging technology and service-based companies that will enhance the value of the Global Crossing extranet. This extranet, the company reports, is a wholly owned fiber-optic network that will eventually span five continents.