Excite has signed a pan European agreement with Sega Europe to become the Internet portal partner for its Dreamcast console, which has been hyped as the first to provide users with Web access.
Excite will provide Internet navigation services to Dreamcast users and also give them access to its localised search capabilities in the UK, Italy, Germany, Spain and France.
Evan Rudowski, Excite's director of European operations, said: "Sega Europe has realised the importance of offering European gamers a compelling and localised Internet experience and we are delighted to be Sega’s exclusive Dreamcast Internet search and navigation partner across Europe."
On Wednesday, the UK’s first free Internet Server Provider, X-Stream Network, also signed a deal with BBC Worldwide to provide content on X-Stream Central.
X-Stream will provide access to BBC programmes that include Top Gear, Top of the Pops and Holiday, and the Radio Times magazine. Users will be able to search across all channels to find out what is happening in the world of TV and radio.
A spokesman for X-Stream said: "When it comes to providing up to date high quality content to users, you can’t do much better than beeb.com."
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