St.GIGA

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St.GIGA
St GIGA logo.png
Founded April 12, 1990­
First Mario Game Waiwai de Q Dai-1-wa­
Latest Mario Game Satella-Q Shin Q Omedetou Pikapika no Q Ninsei­
Current President Director Hiroshi Yokoi (deceased)

St.GIGA (セント・ギガ Sento.GIGA) is the name of the now-defunct satellite radio company that was heavily involved in the Satellaview, an add-on for the Super Famicom.

Prior to their involvement with Nintendo, St.GIGA was known for its Satellite Radio station playing new-age and ambient music to a cult fanbase. In 1993, Nintendo bought some stock in their company.[1] In Febuary 1995, Nintendo released the Satellaview, and St.GIGA dropped much of its original content in order to maintain the service, providing downloads for users and more videogame and pop-culture oriented audio broadcasts.

In 1998, Nintendo planned to abandon the Satellaview. St.GIGA, wanting to prolong the service further, kept it up for 2 more years. However, since they could no longer have new Nintendo content, it was not long before they were ran out of material and popularity. St.GIGA pulled the plug on the Satellaview on June 20, 2000. None of their work before or afterward was tied to video games.

St.GIGA eventually went out of business. Recent attempts to re-broadcast their old content have been revoked by the Japanese Minister of Internal Affairs.

References[edit]

  1. ^ St.GIGA history