Internet software maker Macromedia Inc. said Monday it has tapped Disney vet Stephen Fields as CEO of shockwave.com, a new Web site that will deliver original animated entertainment-based media to Internet users this summer.
Shockwave.com will provide cartoons, comics, music, games, popular material from movies and television, and user-created content.
San Francisco-based Macromedia has already inked deals with cabler Comedy Central for its “South Park” characters, game developers Fox Interactive, Hasbro Interactive, GT Interactive Software, Marvel.com and its “Spiderman” franchise and Sega of America.
It has also inked distribution partnerships with Warner Bros. Online, Showtime Networks, @Home Network, Comcast Online Communications, LookSmart, Mplayer.com, NBC-owned Xoom.com and ZDNet/GameSpot.
Two new software services — Shockwave Remote and Shockmachine — will allow users to find, save and organize Shockwave titles by content.
Macromedia chairman and CEO Rob Burgess said, “Shockwave.com is the natural next step in our strategy to add life to the Web.”