Sports Interactive Limited
Sports Interactive Limited is a company based in the United Kingdom which develops sports management games. In addition to Football/Soccer, SI's stable of games includes management sims for other sports including Baseball and Hockey.
The company was initially founded by Paul and Oliver Collyer in Islington, North London, United Kingdom, to create their own games. The founding year was 1994 although it did not become a "registered" company until 1995.
Before establishing their own company, the brothers had programmed their first game European Championship, which became the first Championship Manager, inspired by Addictive Games' Football Manager. Even though Domark Ltd. published the game and changed the name, the Collyer brothers held the rights to the programming codes. Thus, the company was able to continue with the successful series and profit from it even after Eidos acquired the name when it acquired Domark. Under the Eidos banner, new Championship Manager games were released each year.