TURNER BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC. REINFORCES ITS COMMITMENT TO
VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY, BECOMES CORPORATE MEMBER OF THE ACADEMY OF INTERACTIVE
ARTS & SCIENCES
Turner to Sponsor 2005 D.I.C.E. Summit
CULVER CITY, Calif. (December 14, 2004) –
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS), the professional organization
dedicated to the advancement and recognition of interactive arts, announced
today that Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
(TBS, Inc.) has joined the AIAS, becoming one of the first major media companies
to support the organization on a corporate level. TBS, Inc. has also signed on
as the largest corporate sponsor of the elite interactive entertainment industry
conference, the 2005 D.I.C.E. Summit.
“Turner Broadcasting has a great appreciation for the innovation and creativity
of the interactive entertainment industry,” said Jim McCaffrey, executive vice
president of operations and strategy for TBS, Inc. “We are proud to support the
Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences and look forward to expanding our
presence in the gaming arena in the future.”
The 2005 D.I.C.E. Summit (Design, Innovate, Communicate and Entertain), is a
high-level interactive entertainment industry conference that brings together
the top video game designers and developers from around the world and business
leaders from all the major publishers to discuss the state of the industry, its
trends and the future. The three-day event will be held January 31 – February
2, 2005 at Green Valley Ranch Resort in Las Vegas, NV. The 8th Annual
Interactive Achievements Awards ceremony, which honors outstanding technical and
artistic achievement in the world of interactive entertainment, will take place
February 1, 2005, the second evening of the D.I.C.E. Summit.
“Turner Broadcasting’s commitment to the Academy and the 2005 D.I.C.E. Summit is
a true testament to the important role video games are playing in the growth of
the entertainment industry, ” said Joseph Olin, president of the Academy of
Interactive Arts & Sciences.
Additional sponsors of the 2005 D.I.C.E. Summit and Interactive Achievement
Awards include Nintendo of America, Microsoft, Sony Computer Entertainment of
America, Electronic Arts, UbiSoft, Apple Computer, Intel, BioWare, Insomniac
Games, and Stormfront Studios.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of
news and entertainment product around the world and the leading provider of
programming to the basic cable industry.
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS)
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) was founded in 1996 as a
not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of the
interactive arts. The Academy’s mission is to promote and advance common
interests in the worldwide interactive entertainment community; recognize
outstanding achievements in the interactive arts and sciences; and conduct an
annual awards show (Interactive Achievement Awards) to enhance awareness of the
interactive art form. The Academy also strives to provide a voice for
individuals in the interactive entertainment community.