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42, avenue de Friedland

Cedex 08

Paris, 75380

France

Phone: 33 1 71 71 10 00

Fax: 33 1 71 71 10 01

Vivendi SA operates as a communications and entertainment company worldwide. The company offers music, video games, mobile and fixed telecom, pay-TV, and media and entertainment services. Segments The company operates in five business segments Universal Music Group; The Canal+ Group; SFR; Maroc Telecom Group; and Activision Blizzard. ACTIVISION BLIZZARD The Activision Blizzard engages in the development, publishing, and distribution of interactive entertainment software, online or on other media (such as console and PC). It offers video games for both online and console-based games. The Activision Publishing (Activision) business develops, markets, and sells products directly, by license, or through third party publishers. Its products cover various game categories, including action/adventure, action sports, racing, role-playing, simulation, first-person shooter, music, and strategy. These games are intended for a customer base that ranges from casual players to game enthusiasts, and children to adults. Activision develops and publishes multi-console and PC video games through internally developed franchises and license agreements. Activision primarily offers games developed for the Sony (PlayStation 2, 3 and PSP), Nintendo (Wii and DS), and Microsoft (Xbox 360) platforms. The company's primary games include Call of Duty and Guitar Hero. Guitar Hero is a music video game in which the player directs a rock musician by pressing the color buttons on a guitar symbolizing the notes to be played. Call of Duty is a video game in which the player embodies a soldier in the middle of war (the Second World War or a contemporary war). Blizzard Entertainment is a development studio and publisher of World of Warcraft, Diablo, StarCraft, and Warcraft. In the Asian market, Blizzard distributes World of Warcraft directly through its local subsidiaries (Korea) and through partners and license agreements. Blizzard entered into a license agreement with The 9 for the distribution of World of Warcraft in China and with SoftWorld in Taiwan. In addition, in 2008, Blizzard granted a license to NetEase.com, Inc. for the operation in China of StarCraft II, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, and for the Battle.net platform. World of Warcraft is available in North America, Europe (including Russia), China, Korea, Taiwan, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, and Hong Kong. Competition The company's competitors publishing MMORPG games include NCSoft, Sony Online Entertainment, Electronic Arts, and Funcom. Its competitors in the console and PC games segment include Electronic Arts, Konami, Take-Two Interactive, THQ, and Ubisoft entertainment, as well as Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft which publish video games for their own platforms. UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP The Universal Music Group (UMG) engages in the sale of recorded music (physical and digital media), exploitation of music publishing rights, as well as artist services and merchandising. The business comprises three divisions: recorded music, music publishing, and artist services and merchandising. Recorded Music The Recorded Music Business produces markets and distributes music through a network of subsidiaries, joint ventures, and licensees worldwide. UMG also sells and distributes music videos and DVDs, and licenses recordings. UMG participates in and encourages the distribution of music over the Internet and cellular networks by making a significant amount of its content available in digitalized form. UMG’s major recording labels include popular music labels (such as Island Def Jam Music Group, Interscope Geffen A&M Records, Lost Highway Records, MCA Nashville, Mercury Nashville, Mercury Records, Polydor, and Universal Motown Republic Group), and classical and jazz labels (such as Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, and Verve). Music Publishing In the Music Publishing Business, UMG owns and acquires rights to musical compositions to license them for use in recordings and related uses, such as in films, advertisements or live performances. UMG’s music publishing company engages in classical music and the production music library

 

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