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Study: $21m opening release window game piracy

Study: $21m opening release window game piracy

As the latest premium game titles become increasingly anticipated by consumers looking to play, data from Irdeto reveals that if a AAA title is pirated upon its launch, publishers can…

ONE Championship launches ONE eSports

ONE Championship launches ONE eSports

The Asian global sports media property, ONE Championship, has officially launched ONE eSports, Asia’s largest global eSports Championship Series. ONE Championship and Dentsu, the Japanese advertising agency, have agreed to…

Report: $25bn games deals could signal top of the market

Report: $25bn games deals could signal top of the market

This year’s record $25 billion games deals over just 9 months could mean we’ve hit the top of the market, as detailed in Digi-Capital’s new Games Report Q4 2018. Last…

Puttnam backs creative educational initiative  

Puttnam backs creative educational initiative  

Oscar-winning film producer, Lord (David) Puttnam and University of the Arts London (UAL) have launched a major new educational initiative for the screen industries including film, television, animation, post-production, visual…

Swisscom launching eSports league

Swisscom launching eSports league

Swisscom is establishing a Swiss eSports league in cooperation with ESL, both for professionals and for the general public. Swisscom TV now includes several game channels and in the future…

DreamHack and Superliga create eSuperliga

DreamHack and Superliga create eSuperliga

MTG’s DreamHack has entered a multiyear media partnership with Discovery Networks Denmark and Danish Superliga, the highest football league in Denmark, in-line with MTG’s strategy to nurture the eSports ecosystem…

Snapchat new TV shows

Snapchat has introduced a new format for its original video programming. Snap Originals are TV shows developed exclusively for the app, with new 5-minute episodes released each day. All the…

Sony confirms PS4 replacement

Sony president Kenichiro Yoshida told the FT that “it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware”, but he declined to say whether the successor would be branded the PlayStation 5. The…

Report: eSports “set for mammoth growth”

Report: eSports “set for mammoth growth”

A major report from the equity team at investment bank Berenberg suggests that the video games sector is set for further expansion, and that eSports in particular is set for…

Singapore: Singtel grows gaming and eSports

Singapore: Singtel grows gaming and eSports

Singtel, wholly-owned subsidiary Optus and regional associates Airtel, AIS, Globe and Telkomsel, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to cooperate and jointly leverage their strengths to grow the gaming…

Premier League and EA launch ePremier League

Premier League and EA launch ePremier League

The Premier League and Electronic Arts (EA) are launching the ePremier League (ePL), offering UK-based players the chance to represent their favourite Premier League club for the first time in…

IHS: Console owners more likely to subscribe to OTT

There were 49 million games consoles shipped worldwide in 2017, with North America receiving the largest share (18.4 million units). At the end of 2017, the global number of connected…

Mediapro launching eSports OTT channel

Mediapro launching eSports OTT channel

Spanish TV group Mediapro, owner of the football TV rights, is finalising the launch of a Spanish-speaking eSports OTT channel, similar to Amazon’s Twitch, which should go live before the…

Google Chrome streams free video game

Google is offering a number of gamers the chance to play video game Assassin’s Creed Odyssey free of charge via its Chrome browser. In a blogpost outlining its plans for…

Vodafone Spain, MTV partner for gaming shows

Vodafone Spain and MTV have teamed up to launch two new TV programmes aimed at gamers that will combine music, entertainment, fashion, urban art and video games. The programmes, entitled…