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Accedo and Ekioh unveil 3D games for IPTV

Accedo Broadband, provider of IPTV and Connected TV applications, and Ekioh, provider of browsers and SVG engines have confirmed the availability of casual games in 3D using Ekioh’s latest SVG software. Accedo’s Funspot game service is the most widely deployed IPTV game service in the world and contains more than 100 casual games in various […]

March 21, 2011

MSOs are most profitable media companies

In a study on the growth and profitability of the media and entertainment industry released by Ernst & Young, cable operators showed the highest profitability among all media and entertainment sectors, and interactive media was the fastest growing sector within the industry. The report also reveals that, despite current perceptions, the media and entertainment industry […]

March 15, 2011

Xbox TV service launching this year?

Microsoft could introduce a new television streaming service to the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live later this year, according to a report from ZDNet. The site claims says the service, codenamed ‘Orapa’, will bring Xbox Live and Microsoft’s Mediaroom IPTV together for the first time. It’s said to feature different Xbox Live social aspects like […]

March 10, 2011

Gamers prefer mobile phone

Among mobile phone gamers in UK and US, the mobile phone is now the primary gaming device of choice, leapfrogging video game consoles and personal computers in less than two years, according to a study by Popcap Games. ‘Smartphone’ owners are by far the most avid consumers of mobile phone games. These and other purchase […]

March 1, 2011

Disney buys kids social net

Disney has acquired kids social network Togetherville. The purchase follows the restructuring of Disney’s digital division Disney Interactive Media Group, which saw focus shift away from games consoles and expand its offering across online, mobile and social media. Togetherville launched last May as a social network for children under ten. Its purchase is viewed as […]

February 24, 2011

Games piracy rife around the globe

Italy, China, Spain and Brazil are leading havens for online game piracy according to a “Special 301” report filed with the US Trade Representative (USTR) by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA). The IIPA, of which the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) is a member, proposed that 33 of these countries be placed on USTR’s list […]

February 16, 2011

PlayJam free access for developers

PlayJam has invited third party games developers to maximise revenues by publishing their titles free of charge to its global connected TV network. PlayJam is the world’s largest TV games publisher, delivering its 500-strong library of branded casual games titles via a common Application Programme Interface (API) to millions of consumer electronics devices across the […]

November 10, 2010

BinWeevils launches “social VOD” service

BinWeevils, the immersive 3D online entertainment platform for children, has launched an integrated “social video-on-demand” service which will allow children to watch major TV hits from Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon. Available immediately, members of BinWeevils’ ‘Bin Tycoon’ subscription service will be able to pick from over 200 hours of on-demand TV content and communicate and […]

October 27, 2010

SFR adds gaming on-demand

SFR has launched an on-demand gaming service for subscribers to its IPTV service ‘Neufbox TV’. The French telco’s service will initially offer 30 games with players using the remote control or a USB joystick offered by SFR to control the on-screen action.  Subscribers also have the option to try out games for free before purchasing. […]

October 22, 2010

New interactive execs for Disney

The Walt Disney Company has split up its underperforming Internet and gaming division bringing in two outsiders to lead the businesses. James A. Pitaro, vice president of Yahoo Media, and John Pleasants, chief executive of Playdom, the social gaming company that Disney bought in July, were named co-presidents of the Disney Interactive Media Group. Pitaro, […]

October 4, 2010