Disney Eyes Broadband Gaming

9/19/2001 11:09 AM Eastern

The Walt Disney Co. named current Disney Interactive president Jan Smith to
be president of the company's newly created Buena Vista Game Entertainment
Studio division.

BVGES will meld current and new gaming content together for a variety of
platforms, according to Disney president and chief operating officer Robert

'A variety of online platforms are emerging that will enable people to
connect and play games together with a variety of devices -- televisions,
conventional telephones, wireless phones, PCs, digital set-top boxes -- with the
potential of combining all of this with television and interactive game
content,' Smith said in a prepared statement.

Smith joined Disney in 1987. She helped to launch The Disney Store and worked
in the company's book-publishing division before joining Disney Interactive.
Underscoring the importance of the division, she'll report directly to

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