VideoLogic Signs New Distribution Deal with Planet

VideoLogic - the international company that develops, designs and supplies market-leading 2D/3D graphics, video and audio technologies and products - has today announced the appointment of Planet Distribution as the main distributor of its products in the video games and PC Leisure sectors.

Planet is one of the UK's premier independent distributors of console and PC hardware and software. Its clients include a wide range of independent retailers as well as multiples including HMV, Beatties, Virgin, Game, Electronics Boutique, Dixons and Tempo.

Products distributed by Planet include software for all consoles, leading PC CD-ROM software and peripherals for all formats, including Mad Catz, Actlabs and Planet's own brand of Nu-Gen Peripherals.

Kevin Dale, marketing and sales director, VideoLogic Systems says: "Planet's focus on the rapidly growing DVD market is of particular benefit to VideoLogic. We've been successful with our DVD Player upgrade for the PC market and are following that with the DigiTheatre 5.1 Dolby Digital speaker system, which is designed for the living room as well as the PC. Added to that, Planet has an intimate knowledge of the UK games market and an excellent client base for our graphics and audio products, especially in the independent sector. We are delighted to welcome Planet as a distributor for VideoLogic."

Yash Chadha, chief executive, Planet Distribution says: "VideoLogic's products constantly break new ground in the consumer PC and games markets. From its innovative Sirocco and DigiTheatre 5.1 speaker systems through to the revolutionary PowerVR Neon250 graphics accelerator VideoLogic provides vital additions to our range."

Planet also distributes DVD products including hardware from Phillips, Pioneer, Panasonic, Sharp and Toshiba and movies from all releasing studios. Planet launches its own 'Planet DVD' label in June with 15 releases.About Planet Distribution

Based in Waltham Abbey, UK, with offices in Hong Kong, Planet Distribution has been trading for over eight years. Planet has over 50 employees and projects a turnover of over £25 million this year (£20 million for 1998.)