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Research: Pandemic sees digital consumption rise 30%

Research: Pandemic sees digital consumption rise 30%

The consumer shift to digital media has accelerated in the past 12 months, with online channels now set to take a greater share of retail, and TikTok’s expansion into social…

Report: Pandemic makes headphones integral to daily lives

Report: Pandemic makes headphones integral to daily lives

The global headphones market celebrated a good year in 2020, growing in both volumes and retail value, to reach 480 million units and generate $44 billion (€36.8bn) reports Futuresource Consulting.…

E3 returns virtually

E3 returns virtually

E3 will return this year as a virtual event. The event is normally held in Los Angeles each June and is acknowledged as the biggest spectacle of the year for…

Research: Online video & gaming markets hit $330bn

Research: Online video & gaming markets hit $330bn

The global pandemic and the shift to remote work/schooling engendered a captive audience that accelerated trends within the media and entertainment industry. Streaming video subscriptions climbed as households stacked subscriptions,…

FSR eSports event on Recast

FSR eSports event on Recast

Fans of the Formula Sim Racing (FSR) eSports event will be able to watch all the action in the 2021 season live on sports video platform Recast. Recast has joined…

WWE, DraftKings partnership

WWE, DraftKings partnership

DraftKings is set to become an Official Gaming Partner of WWE, subject to regulatory approval in all applicable jurisdictions. The collaboration centres on DraftKings’ free-to-play pools product and will launch…

ACCESS Europe brings AirConsole to cars

ACCESS Europe it has partnered with N-Dream AG to bring its cloud-gaming platform, AirConsole, to the car. The partnership will see ACCESS Europe enable the availability of multiplayer gaming through…

Analyst: Pandemic boosts VR take-up

Analyst: Pandemic boosts VR take-up

The Covid-19 pandemic has prompted greater interest in virtual reality products, according to a survey from technology analysis firm CCS Insight. The company’s latest survey of people’s interest in and…

DAZN to stream WePlay Ultimate Fighting League

DAZN to stream WePlay Ultimate Fighting League

The WePlay Esports media holding company and sports streaming platform, DAZN, have announced a partnership for the 2021 WePlay Ultimate Fighting League (WUFL). DAZN’s coverage of the tournament will be…

Report: UK video games market hits £7bn in 2020

Report: UK video games market hits £7bn in 2020

The UK market for video games reached a record £7 billion (€8.1bn) in 2020, an increase of +29.9 per cent from 2019, beating 2018’s previous record by more than a…

Verimatrix official partner of ESL Premiership

Verimatrix, a specialist in powering the modern connected world with people-cantered security, has announced it’s an official partner of ESL Premiership, one of the most prestigious competitions from the world’s…

Research: 53% UK gamers watch others play online

Research: 53% UK gamers watch others play online

Video game playing rose to a new level in 2020, with UK consumers’ time playing up 4 per cent on the previous year. The desire to stay connected and entertained…

Forecast: Video game loot boxes to pull over $20bn by 2025

Forecast: Video game loot boxes to pull over $20bn by 2025

A report from Juniper Research has found that revenue generated from loot boxes used in video games will exceed $20 billion by 2025, up from an estimated $15 billion in…

Forecast: eSports & games streaming worth $3.6bn by 2025

Forecast: eSports & games streaming worth $3.6bn by 2025

A study from Juniper Research predicts that the global eSports and games streaming industry will be worth $3.5 billion (€2.9bn) by 2025; rising from $2.1 billion in 2021. This represents…

SPI International’s Gametoon on Vodafone Portugal

SPI International’s Gametoon on Vodafone Portugal

SPI/FilmBox and telecommunications provider Vodafone Portugal have announced the launch of SPI’s Gametoon on the latter’s services. Created by gamers for gamers, Gametoon will be offered in the English language…

Saudi Arabia: CITC launches Game Mode initiative

Saudi Arabia: CITC launches Game Mode initiative

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) launched the ‘Game Mode’ initiative, with the aim of enhancing Saudi Arabia’s booming gaming sector. This comes within the framework of CITC’s work…