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Interchannel, Inc. (株式会社インターチャネル, Kabushiki-gaisha Intāchaneru) was a Japanese video game developer and publisher. Previously known as NEC Interchannel and before that NEC Avenue,[1] it was originally a subsidiary of NEC before 70 percent of the company was sold to Index Corporation for approximately 3 billion yen ($28 million) in 2004.[2] Interchannel's games tended to be Japanese only, however the company established Gamebridge Ltd., a UK-based joint venture with Bergsala, that published its games in Europe.[3] Only ten games were ever published.

IndustryVideo games
FateIntellectual properties acquired by GungHo Online Entertainment
Founded1987 (as NEC Avenue)
1995 (as NEC Interchannel)
2004 (as Interchannel)
DefunctSeptember 5, 2013
HeadquartersShinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
ParentNEC (1987-2004)
Index Corporation (2004-2013) Edit this on Wikidata

In 2006, Index Corporation opened their own music label, Index Music, from assets acquired from Icy Music Publishing, where they specialize in publishing music from kids' anime series.[4] In 2008, T.Y. Limited took over their music label, and in 2013, the music label was transferred over to Dreamusic under a new label, Feel Mee.[5]

In November 2007, GungHo Online Entertainment acquired the video game assets of Interchannel from Index Corporation,[6] however, the Interchannel logo and copyright was maintained by Index Corporation. On September 5, 2013, once Index Corporation's assets were absorbed into Sega Dream Corporation, the Interchannel brand was dissolved.[7][8]


  1. ^ NEC Interchannel is NEC Avenue
  2. ^ NEC selling off its game subsidiary - PlayStation 2 News at GameSpot
  3. ^ New European Publisher Emerges
  4. ^ Toru Furukawa (2006-03-31). "インデックス、レコード会社「インデックス ミュージック」を発足". CNET (in Japanese). Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  5. ^ "ティー ワイ エンタ、一部事業をドリーミュージックパブリッシングへ承継". Musicman (in Japanese). 2013-04-03. Retrieved 2018-11-02.
  6. ^ Thomson Financial. Thomson Financial. October 15, 2007. p. 39.
  7. ^ Interchannel old website
  8. ^ "Notice of Conclusion regarding Business Transfer Agreement of Index Corporation" (PDF). Sega Sammy Holdings Inc. 18 September 2013. Retrieved 18 September 2013.

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