INTV Corp.


INTV Corporation took over the manufacture of the Intellivision system and its games after Mattel abandoned the console market.

INTV Corp. was formed in 1984 when a group of investors led by former Mattel marketing executive Terry Valeski bought the rights to the Intellivision name and started selling Mattel's remaining video game inventory, primarily by mail-order. Sales were strong enough that when the old stock of Intellivision II consoles ran out, INTV introduced a new version called the INTV III. They also contracted Quicksilver Software and Realtime Associates to have former Mattel programmers complete unreleased Intellivision games, and even produce new ones.

INTV Corp. kept the Intellivision name alive for several years before finally closing due to bankruptcy in 1991.

Contributed by Игги Друге (46474) on Jul 30, 2006. [revised by : Psionic (2051)].