January 14th 2009
Koch Media took over the company PROEIN S.L. from the SCi Entertainment Group in late July 2008, and thereby established a valuable foothold in Europe's fourth-largest software market. As of the beginning of 2009, PROEIN S.L. has changed to Koch Media S.L.U.
"The change of name to Koch Media S.L.U. does not affect the quality of support that our partners in Spain have come to expect. In fact, the company's integration into the international Koch Media group guarantees increased competence of distribution and an even better service," says Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media.
"The reliability, solvency, and prestige of the Koch Media group will reinforce our agreements with international publishers and national partners. Koch Media Spain will maintain existing distribution partnerships, and will live up to the reputation Proein has built during more than 30 years as one of Spain's leading video games distributors," says Francesc Armengol, CEO of Koch Media Spain.
Koch Media has been one of the leading distributors of digital entertainment products in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France, and the UK since 1994. The company's products range from application software through PC and console games to DVDs. Koch Media's own developing studio started in 2007 and the company has been represented on the American market since April 2008.
PROEIN, S.L. has focused on video games distribution since 1992, and has established numerous agreements with leading international companies that now benefit Koch Media S.L.U.
Just in time for the renaming, the official Spanish website is now also online, with more information about the company: www.kochmedia.es
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all computer and video gamers who enjoy and share a passion for thrilling gameplay in modern game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to professionals and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published around 40 games since 2003, including the most successful adventure of 2006, Secret Files: Tunguska, the bestseller ANNO 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), the challenging CrossworDS knowledge puzzle game, the horse simulation Horse Life DS, and the soccer MMO World of Soccer Online. Current developments include Warhammer - Battle March (in cooperation with Namco Bandai), the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (in cooperation with Ascaron), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the sinister Chernobyl shooter for PC, and the new game from the Piranha Bytes team. Deep Silver's own developing studio Deep Silver Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own sales activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, and it has formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Ascaron, Braingame, D3P, G-Data, Gamelife, Kaspersky Lab, Lexware, Namco Bandai, Pinnacle, Square Enix, Sony Online Entertainment, System3, etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns publishing and distribution branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
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