Viacom sells 'Rock Band' creator Harmonix

Dec 23, 2010
Viacom said Thursday that it has sold Harmonix, creator of the "Rock Band" videogame, to New York-based private investment firm Columbus Nova.

Viacom said Thursday that it has sold Harmonix, creator of the "Rock Band" videogame, to New York-based private investment firm Columbus Nova.

Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.

Viacom president and chief executive Philippe Dauman announced plans to sell Harmonix in November, saying the company needed to focus "on what we do best -- make great branded entertainment content."

"The console games business requires an expertise and scale that we don't have so we have taken steps to sell Harmonix," Dauman said.

Explore further: Wage gap grows between support staff at tech campuses and high-tech employees

add to favorites email to friend print save as pdf

Related Stories

Viacom to sell Harmonix

Nov 12, 2010

Viacom Inc. said Thursday that it plans to sell Harmonix, developer of the "Rock Band" videogame, and is in talks with several potential buyers.

Web world for music fans hopes to gain following

Mar 17, 2009

(AP) -- Music fans who want to mix games and social networking while listening to songs on the Internet now have a site called Loudcrowd, created in part by developers behind "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero."

Recommended for you

Job listing service ZipRecruiter raises $63 million

9 hours ago

ZipRecruiter, a California start-up that tries to simplify tasks for recruiters, has raised $63 million in initial venture capital funding as the 4-year-old service races to keep up with growing demand.

Alibaba IPO comes with unusual structure

18 hours ago

Foreigners who want to buy Alibaba Group shares in the Chinese e-commerce giant's U.S. public offering will need to get comfortable with an unusual business structure.

User comments : 1

Adjust slider to filter visible comments by rank

Display comments: newest first

Zac
not rated yet Dec 24, 2010
Uhhhhh . . . dumbass?