Brøderbund Software, Inc.

Historical Events



    • Ms. Cathy Carlston joins Broderbund along with her founding brothers


    • Brøderbund is introduced to the stock market (NASDAQ: BROD).

    May 21, 1997:

    • The company establishes the Red Orb Entertainment publishing label for mature games, to distinguishing them from its library of edutainment titles.

    Aug 31, 1998:

    May 13, 1999:

    • The Learning Company (including Broderbund) merges with and becomes a division of Mattel, Inc.

    Jun 28, 1999:

    • Corel and Mattel sign a graphics deal giving Mattel's Broderbund unit online graphics rights.

    Oct, 2000:

    • Mattel sells Broderbund to Gores Technology Group; Broderbund begins financial reorganization and restructuring.

    Mar 05, 2001:

    Sep 06, 2001:

    Oct 05, 2001:

    • Broderbund announces agreement that all Broderbund software products will be distributed internationally by Mindscape

    Aug 26, 2002:

    • All of Broderbund acquired by Riverdeep Interactive Learning
    Company history contributed by Sciere (505899), Xoleras (66829) and Jeanne (76520)