More closures surrounding THQ, this time the publishing giant shut down their Italian and Spanish offices, and hired the services of Koch Media to distribute all further products in the region. This follows a "strategic review" of THQ's operations in the region, according to Annie Sullivan, THQ's managing director of European market development.
We were looking for a distribution partner who has the most effective networks locally to market THQ's products. I'm excited for the opportunities that THQ's partnership with Koch Media represents and am looking forward to working together on successful launches of our forthcoming products." - Annie Sullivan, THQ
An official comment came in from THQ representatives soon after, explaining that the move had been planned in advance.
As part of the previously announced restructuring of its global publishing business, THQ made changes to its publishing operations in Europe. As a result of those changes, the company will now utilise Koch Media as its publishing distributor in Spain. In Italy, the company continues to utilize a distribution company, and a new agreement is in place with Koch Media for that region. These are not new actions, just updates on previous decisions and new agreements with specific territory distribution partners." - THQ
Our thoughts go out to another slew of former THQ employees.
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