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Thomson Interactive Gains European Distributor

Thomson Interactive Media (TIM) in Stamford, CT said that Press Computer Systems LTD (PCS), a supplier of pre- press systems for the publishing industry in Europe, will distribute TIM's product suite throughout the United Kingdom and Europe.

Under the reseller agreement, PCS will offer TIM's product suite -- Classified IQ, Directory Express and Sitecrafter -- to its customer network under the name WebLinker. The suite will integrate with all of PCS's products and is compatible with most existing pre-press systems, the companies said.

"The newspaper industry in Europe is looking for a suite of products that have a proven track record and are compatible with existing software," said Stan Dziuba, CEO of PCS. "By working with TIM, we will have the ability to meet demand and deliver to the European newspaper market a powerful set of new online tools and solutions."

As a result of the partnership, TIM and PCS will combine their marketing resources while PCS will assume responsibility of sales and support. PCS will begin marketing the product through its distribution network immediately.

TIM is part of Thomson Newspapers, a division of the Thomson Corp., which had annual revenues approaching $6 billion in 1997.