CMT to Launch Games Division

CMT plans to launch its gaming division titled CMT Games, Brian Philips, executive vice president and general manager, CMT, has announced. The division will partner with leading game publishers to develop, produce and promote creative gaming experiences for the CMT audience. CMT Games will ship its first original video game title, CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution® Country on March 28 as the result of a partnership with Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution® Country features 35 hit songs and is the first country music karaoke video game on the market. CMT will include on-air support and online sweepstakes. “The launch of CMT Games is a key step in broadening CMT’s reach into the explosive world of gaming,” said Philips. “CMT Games is an exciting and logical extension of our music brand, the first of an infinite number of possibilities in this thriving industry.” Designed for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution® Country is an extension of Konami’s hit music video game franchise, Karaoke Revolution®. The game also marks the first Karaoke Revolution® version designed for a specific music genre. CMT Presents: Karaoke Revolution® Country is scheduled to hit stores in late March.