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Ubi Soft Announces 'CSI: Crime Scene Investigation'

by Thomas on Feb. 28, 2002 @ 10:50 a.m. PST

Ubi Soft Entertainment, one of the world’s largest video game publishers, and CBS Consumer Products, CBS Enterprises, a division of CBS Broadcasting Inc. and Alliance Atlantis, today announced an exclusive licensing agreement for Ubi Soft to develop and publish games based on the popular television series CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATIONTM for all platforms. The PC version of the game will be the first to ship worldwide in the latter half of 2003.

UBI SOFT SIGNS POPULAR TV SERIES LICENSE

Ubi Soft Signs Exclusive Licensing Agreement with CBS Consumer Products® And Alliance Atlantis™ To Bring CSI: Crime Scene InvestigationTM to PC and consoles.

"It’s really great for us to have the opportunity to bring such a captivating series to computer and video games," said Yves Guillemot, president and CEO of Ubi Soft Entertainment. "This deal with CBS Consumer Products and Alliance Atlantis not only gives us the ability to satisfy the enthusiasm of all realistic TV show fans, but also an even larger audience!"

“We are delighted to be partnering with Ubi Soft to bring CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION games into the homes of millions of enthusiastic fans of the show. It is CBS’ highest rated series and this is a very exciting concept for both CBS Consumer Products and Ubi Soft,” commented Ken Ross, VP General Manager, CBS Consumer Products.

“The series is enjoying much international success and Alliance Atlantis is thrilled that Ubi Soft has joined the team to bring exciting content and product to CSI fans worldwide,” added Jennifer Bennett, VP Merchandising and Licensing, Alliance Atlantis.

Nominated for four Emmy awards, the series launched in October 2000 to critical acclaim, and was named Best “New Series of the Year” in 2001 by TV Guide. CSI airs on CBS Thursday nights in the US, to an average of 20 million viewers every week. It is also seen on several TV channels throughout Europe, Asia, Australia and South America. Currently CBS’s #1 rated show, every broadcast dominates key demographic categories, including the 18-34, 18-49 and the 25-54 age groups. The series centers on a team of Las Vegas Crime Scene Investigators, who crack perplexing and seemingly unsolvable cases through expert study and analysis of the evidence. The show features a highly realistic and sometimes graphic portrayal of the scientific tactics used to track down criminals, and appeals to a broad, affluent audience of computer savvy fans who love suspense, mystery and reality TV.

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION is produced by Alliance Atlantis Communications and CBS Productions, in association with Jerry Bruckheimer Films

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