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Koch Media and Codemasters partner for global distribution deal

Koch Media and Codemasters have inked a new distribution and co-publishing deal to cover the western games market. Beginning in 2016, the former firm will replace Bandai Namco as the sole distributor for Codemasters titles in EMEA. The collaboration also means that Koch Media will exclusively co-publish Codemasters games in …

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Koch Media on Kickstarter, indie retail and offering the best of both worlds

Craig McNicol, Northern Europe MD, and Paul Nicholls, sales and marketing director for Northern Europe, discuss Koch Media’s big changes during the last year, reveal the benefits of being both a publisher and distributor, and detail its brand new Superindie offering for smaller retailers What have Koch Media’s headline achievements …

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Koch Media insists it is not for sale

Deep Silver owner Koch Media has dismissed reports that it is on the hunt for a buyer. Handelsblatt reported over the weekend that Koch had enlisted the services of UBS to find a buyer for the publisher. However, in an unusual move Koch took to Twitter to affirm its position. …

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VIDEO: Crytek’s Homefront 2 announced

Crytek and Deep Silver have announced they are to share publishing duties on new shooter Homefront: The Revolution. The open-world sequel to 2011 shooter Homefront is due for release on PS4, Xbox One and PC in 2015. It’s set in Philadelphia which has become a police state and a near …

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Koch Media will distribute Sega games in Nordic

Koch Media will now be distributing Sega’s games in the Nordic region. The firm will be distributing the likes of Football Manager Vita, Company of Heroes 2 and Alien: Isolation in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland. The two companies already work together in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and France. Koch …

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From Z-List to A-List: The rise of Koch Media

Having built and acquired some blockbuster brands, Koch Media has seen itself move from the supplier of niche PC and Wii titles to a global player in both video games and movies. MCV speaks to CEO and founder Klemens Kundratitz to discover exactly how the European giant has changed, and …

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Farming Simulator ripe for console success

Koch Media expects retailers to harvest plenty of sales from the upcoming console version of Farming Simulator 2013. Heading to Xbox 360 and PS3 in September, the cult hit has sold more than 800,000 units globally since the PC SKU launched in November. It has been a regular in the …

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Koch plans 15 to 25 cinema releases every year

Forget games – Koch Media wants to make 30m a year from the cinema. The firm began distributing movies earlier this year, and has started well with Richard Gere flick Arbitrage generating 1.5m and Red Dawn returning 1m at the box office. But this is just the start, says Koch’s …

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Koch hires THQ staff

Former members of the UK THQ team have found a new home amongst the ranks of Koch Media. Mark Fisher and Mike Richardson joined the firm earlier this week. Huw Beynon started at Koch last week and Suzanne Panter is due to join them. Fisher has taken on the role …

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