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Study: Steam gaining mindshare in gaming market

Plume has revealed insights into the game console market from a study conducted from homes powered by its cloud-driven solution. The latest Plume IQ explores the rate at which Plume-powered homes are adding game consoles to their networks, the popularity of game console brands, and data usage, with new entrant Steam arriving to potentially disrupt […]

December 8, 2022

Guild Esports teams with Little Dot Sport for TikTok

Little Dot Sport, a digital content agency, has been awarded a channel management and vertical video production contract for David Beckham co-owned business, Guild Esports, starting with immediate effect. Guild Esports, which has competitive teams in FIFA, Fortnite, Rocket League, and VALORANT, aims to cultivate and connect key audience groups following major growth in the […]

December 7, 2022

Deloitte: ‘Ads on all streaming services’

Consultancy firm Deloitte predicts that by mid-2023, all major video subscription services will have launched an ad-funded tier alongside ad-free offerings in Europe. By the end of 2024, Deloitte predicts that half of these providers will also have launched a free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) service. Additionally, around two-thirds of consumers will use at least […]

December 2, 2022

SKT, Singtel partner to grow APAC metaverse business

Korean telco SK Telecom (SKT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Asia’s leading communications technology group, Singtel, jointly to grow the metaverse business in countries where the group operates in, starting with Singapore. One of four strategic partners globally and the only telco in APAC, Singtel will share its 5G and other technology expertise […]

November 30, 2022

FTC to block Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard acquistion?

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is reportedly set to to file an antitrust lawsuit to block Microsoft’s $69 billion (€66.3bn) takeover bid for video game publisher Activision Blizzard. A lawsuit challenging the deal is not guaranteed – but FTC staff reviewing the deal are said to be sceptical of the companies’ arguments, according to […]

November 24, 2022

SKT’s ifland launches globally

Korean telco SK Telecom (SKT) has revealed that its metaverse platform ‘ifland’ has launched simultaneously in 49 countries and regions throughout the world. With the global launch of ifland, SKT will actively utilise K-pop content, develop attractive content with overseas partners, and strengthen communication features to shape ifland into a global leading social metaverse platform. […]

November 24, 2022

Forecast: US connected video devices to top 1.1bn

The US installed base for Internet-connected video devices is on course to rise at a 2.3 per cent compound annual growth rate from 2021 through 2026, falling only slightly behind high-speed broadband household growth, according to Kagan, a media research group within S&P Global Market Intelligence’s TMT offering. Kagan’s forecast anticipates a relatively stable 8.5 […]

November 23, 2022

I’m a Celebrity trials on Fortnite

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! is back with new trials in video game Fortnite Creative. The experience, which goes live on November 24th, is created by Metavision and 3D Lab, and allow players to take on challenges they will recognise from the series. Players will also discover a portal marking the launch […]

November 23, 2022By Nik Roseveare

CMA investigates cloud gaming, mobile browsers

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has launched a market investigation into cloud gaming and mobile browsers after receiving widespread support for its proposals first published in June 2022. The CMA consulted on launching a market investigation alongside its Mobile Ecosystem Market Study report, which found that Apple and Google have an effective duopoly […]

November 22, 2022By Colin Mann

NTT DOCOMO, SK Telecom tech collaboration

Japanese telco NTT DOCOMO has agreed with Korean telco SK Telecom (SKT) to collaborate on the competitive enhancement of their respective smart-life businesses and communications-infrastructure technologies worldwide. In the smart-life field, DOCOMO and SKT will discuss joint production of original content for their respective video distribution platforms and leverage their video-business synergies for expanded presence […]

November 22, 2022By Colin Mann