SAN DIEGO, June 13 /CNW/ - Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSE: MCZ), a
leading third-party video game accessory provider, announced today that it has
entered into a license agreement with the National Hockey League ("NHL") which
allows it to produce customized NHL team controllers and other accessories for
all video game platforms. The multi-year license agreement between Mad Catz
and the NHL allows Mad Catz to distribute licensed products throughout the
United States and Canada.
"With the addition of the NHL to our portfolio of licensed brands, Mad
Catz will now offer licensed accessories for fans of each of North America's
four major sports leagues. This full suite of sports licenses uniquely
positions Mad Catz to provide retailers and fans with compelling, stylish and
entertaining sports-themed video game controllers and accessories," said
Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz.
Mad Catz will produce a range of video game accessories featuring the
logos and colors of each of the 30 NHL teams. The accessories will be
available through online and team stores and wherever video game accessories
"The introduction of NHL branded controllers and accessories provides
hockey fans with a new and entertaining way to support their favorite teams on
the ice from the comfort of their living rooms. Mad Catz has a proven history
of producing high-quality sports themed accessories and we are proud align the
NHL and its fans with these products," said Brian Jennings, Executive Vice
President, Consumer Products Marketing, NHL.
For more information or for high definition photos of the products,
please visit www.madcatz.com.
About Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.
Mad Catz is a worldwide leader of innovative peripherals in the
interactive entertainment industry. Mad Catz designs and markets a full range
of accessories for video game systems and publishes video game software,
including the industry leading GameShark brand of video game enhancements. Mad
Catz has distribution through most leading retailers offering interactive
entertainment products. Mad Catz has its operating headquarters in San Diego,
California and offices in Canada, Europe and Asia. For additional information
go to www.madcatz.com.
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