MTV acquires virtual critter site NeoPets - 2005-06-20
NeoPets is an online network that lets members create and care for "virtual pets" that inhabit a mythical place dubbed Neopia. Nearly 25 million people globally have Neopets accounts, the company said.
NeoPets CEO Doug C. Dohring and other executives will continue in their positions and manage the company from Glendale, Calif., where it is based. Dohring will report to Jeffrey Dunn, president of Nickelodeon Film and Enterprises. Financial details of the deal were not announced.