Eurosport.com and Titus Interactive today announced a partnership which will see the creation of a virtual on-line betting game to be launched during summer 2000 on www.eurosport.com. Based on an odds system reflecting actual sporting results and events of international notoriety, this free multilingual game will provide winners with points, which can then be exchanged for a large selection of prizes made available in a virtual store on eurosport.com.
Titus Interactive, founded in 1985 by Hervé and Eric Caen, has developed a number of highly acclaimed games for both PC and console enabling it to secure it's position as one of the world's leading multi-platform software
developers and publishers. With offices in Paris, Los Angeles, San Diego, London and Tokyo, the company has firmly established an extensive distribution network.
Eurosport.com (in German Eurosport.de) has established itself as one of the leading sports portals in Europe with more than 600,000 visitors seeking live coverage of sporting events, latest news and reports, opportunities to interact with others sharing similar sporting interests, games and sports merchandise. With over 10 million pages viewed per month, launches of the site in French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish are expected by autumn 2000.
Commenting on the deal, Laurent-Eric Le Lay, Head of Eurosport Enterprises said: "We're very pleased about our partnership with Titus Interactive. Their expertise applied to the creation of our virtual on-line betting game will result in an exciting, interactive game that will enable Eurosport internet users to take their interests in major sporting events one step further."
Eric Caen, President and Co-founder of Titus Interactive concluded: "The Titus betting game concept associated with Eurosport.com audience will generate a recurrent exciting interactive experience on the internet. In the very near future, we will even let people bet on their favourite sport event during the beginning of the event using telephone, mobiles, WAP and
digital TV decoders."
For further information, please contact:
Allison Grant, Virgin Interactive
Tel: +44 207 551 0000 Communications & promotions manager
Fax: +44 207 551 0001