Christina Erskine, Bastion, London, England, tel: +44 (0)171 490 1323
The Digital Village ("TDV") is a new multiple media publishing company that applies
its own brands and characters and those of other joint venture licenses to three
different media: Internet publishing; CD-ROM publishing and broadcast television.
TDV will create a wide range of excellent content software by bringing together the best
creative minds and the best new technologies. The founders of TDV have a wide range
of experience in television, print publishing, online publishing, digital technology,
rights management and have reputations for original ideas.
The Digital Village intends to create an enormous resource for itself: a digital multimedia database. Anything TDV creates, in any medium, from a film clip of a farm gate to an object oriented 3-D software model of a spaceship engine, will always be instantly accessible to our TV, CD-ROM and online teams, whether they are working in our first home base - or hub - in London, or in any of the satellites that will be set up worldwide as the company grows.
To quote Managing Director Robbie Stamp,
"Digital technology allows us to rethink the way we manage information of all kinds
internally, provides us with the opportunity to do things more cost effectively
and allows small companies to reach new markets. Our long term ambition is a global
network of creative companies linked by online and satellite communications technology
providing a spectrum of choice in entertainment both for their local and for
The Digital Village will establish a major presence on the Internet and offer a wide range of innovative services. TDV recognises that the most successful Web sites will deliver two things: their own original content and intelligent navigation services to the rest of the Web. One of the first and most important TDV services will therefore be The Hitch Hiker's Guide To The Internet. This will be a highly editorialised, personal and opinionated guide to what's out there. As it develops, TDV will create intelligent automated services which will provide a personalised, dynamic and truly interactive interface to the Web.
The content TDV develops for its online services will complement and enhance its
work in other media as well as building services unique to the online world.