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Koch Media goes online

Basingstoke, England– 21st of February 2008– Koch Media extends its business strategy with the NEW MEDIA DEVELOPMENT department. Its main focus will be on: building an international online publishing and service structure as well as developing new and innovative business models and concepts in the field of online games.

In the past five years Koch Media has successfully established its own games label - Deep Silver. Now it will also start to focus on the online market. This new department will be headed up by Senior Manager Sebastian Long and supported by Product Manager Thorsten Feldman and Community Manager Johannes Thimme.

"The online market is fast growing and this trend is also apparent in our business strategy, taking a very important part in it. Development, marketing and handling of online games differs massively from common games so that we have decided to build up a completely new department with new structures for that range. Developing online games is an enduring process. Besides the product quality, customer service, support and an active community, management are taking centre stage."– Craig McNicol, Managing Director of Koch Media.

The first release,‘World of Soccer Online’, is a unique combination of a 3D football and trading card game. It was successfully released in Germany on December 7th 2007 in retail and online, with an Italian launch to follow. More projects are planned for 2008 and onwards.

About Koch Media UK - Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, the company has distribution contracts with a number of software publishers, including NINTENDO. For publishers not in the UK, KOCH MEDIA exclusively markets, sells and distributes titles. Under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming and educational and lifestyle software. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit www.kochmedia.co.uk

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver is KOCH Media's premium games label. Deep Silver has been collaborating with international developers and publishers since 2002 to publish creative and innovative computer and video games. The multi-award-winning X2 and the daring Singles have already put Deep Silver at the top of the charts. Projects include co-publishing titles with Sunflowers (ANNO 1701, ParaWorld) and JoWooD (SpellForce 2, Gothic 3, etc). www.deepsilver.com

For further information, please contact:

Stefano Petrullo( s.petrullo@kochmedia.com)

PR Manager

Tel: +44 870 027 6502

Mobile: +44 7828 692315

Stephanie Baker ( s.baker@kochmedia.com)

PR and Marketing Executive– Mainstream and Consumer Press

Tel: ++44 870 027 6505

Paul Bartholomew ( p.bartholomew@kochmedia.com)

Pr Executive - Online Specialist Press

Tel: ++44 870 027 6530

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