MTVN: Harmonix Deal Done

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MTV Networks closed its $175 million acquisition of Harmonix Music Systems, originally announced Sept. 22 (www.multichannel.com/article/CA6374413.htm).

Harmonix -- which developed music gaming titles including Guitar Hero for the Sony PlayStation 2 -- has been partnering with the programmer’s MTV Games unit since 2005.

The Cambridge, Mass.-based company will be folded into MTVN’s Music and Logo Enterprises unit, overseen by executive vice president Jeff Yapp.

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