History of Sega in Germany
From Sega Retro
This teeny-tiny article needs some work. You can help us by expanding it.
|History of Sega in Germany|
|Official Sega distributor(s): Ariolasoft (1986-1988), Virgin (1988-1991), Sega Europe (1991-2001), Big Ben Interactive (2001-2005), Sega Germany (2005-2012), Koch Media (2012-present)|
In the 70s West Germany was one of the countries where Sega imported its game machines.
Ariolasoft/Bertelsmann distributed the Sega Master System in West Germany from 1986 until September 1988 when Virgin took over. Early German Master System releases often had German language covers and instructions.
Virgin's European Sega distribution business including united Germany was bought out by Sega in 1991, with the new company named Sega Europe.
In 1996, TCI's technology group got the rights to distribute Sega Channel in Germany.Service was launched as a test service in Kaiserslautern by Deutsche Telekom.
Dreamcast internet was supposed to be carried on by VIAG Interkom.
In 2001, after the interruption of the Dreamcast production, the Sega crisis began. Sega Europe closed its branch in Germany. This year, Sega Europe has chosen Big Ben Interactive as a distributor. Sega Europe returned in April 2005 and representative, as in the rest of the German-speaking countries, was Sega Germany with Maxupport as customer service.