ATLANTA– July 9, 2007– GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.) announced today the opening of a West Coast office, giving the network an official home among other key players in the games industry.
Ricardo Sanchez, GameTap’s vice president of content and creative director, will oversee the office and foster continued growth of the company in San Francisco, CA. Sanchez will supervise a team of GameTap employees that focus primarily on licensing and content.
“Ricardo Sanchez has been instrumental in the tremendous growth of GameTap, spearheading our content team and leading the development of Emmy award-winning programming on GameTap TV,” said Stuart Snyder, Turner’s executive vice president and chief operating officer of Animation, Young Adults&Kids Media.“Opening an office in San Francisco is a natural progression for our business and will enable our company to work closely with the local prominent gaming community, plus, help us continue to maintain greater relationships with our partners.”
In addition to its initial paid membership model that features a large library of more than 900 games from vintage to brand new titles, GameTap recently expanded to include free-to-play, ad-supported games that are accessible online for a global audience, as well as a digital storefront.
GameTap (GameTap.com), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment. Launched in 2005, GameTap delivers more than 900 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games, including original and exclusive episodic titles such as Myst Online: Uru Live, Sam&Max: Season 1, Galactic Command - Echo Squad, and American McGee’s Grimm. Visitors to GameTap.com can play free games on its ad-supported website, purchase top PC and catalog titles from its digital retail storefront, and tune into GameTap TV’s original programming that includes Retrospective documentaries and new ReVisioned animated series. GameTap paid members receive unlimited access to its massive library titles, community and multiplayer features, original games, and content.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (TBS, Inc.), a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
Beth Gardiner Wendy Rutherford
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