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Potatoverse platform to help children counter climate ‘doomism’

Wind Sun Sky Entertainment, the Ontario Water Centre and its ClearWater Farm social enterprise have announced the Potatoverse, a new multi-platform digital universe designed to help children counter climate ‘doomism’ with hope, inspiration and empowerment to build a better future. The Potatoverse revolves around a time-travelling, eco-superhero chicken named Potato, also known as “Future Chicken.” […]

June 7, 2023

Atmosphere expands international presence

Atmosphere, a specialist in streaming TV entertainment for businesses, has announced that its platform has expanded to over 5,000 venues internationally, including 2,000 in Canada and 1,000 venues in Europe. Atmosphere plans to continue expanding its reach to additional regions and is also offering exclusive region-specific channels. “Our rapid growth in the US not only […]

May 3, 2023

Sega to acquire Rovio

Gaming giant Sega is set to acquire Rovio Entertainment Oyj, the mobile game company headquartered in Finland. Through a Tender Offer, Sega aims to acquire the entirety of Rovio’s outstanding shares and options at €9.25 per share, or €706 million in total. Sega says the acquisition is “a friendly takeover”, as Rovio’s board of directors […]

April 17, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Rovio, IMG expand partnership to include Angry Birds

IMG has been announced as the exclusive publishing agent for the popular mobile game franchise Angry Birds, expanding its existing global licensing representation agreement with the brand’s parent company Rovio Entertainment. This is the first time the Angry Birds brand’s consumer products and location-based entertainment licensing and publishing rights will be consolidated under one global […]

March 2, 2023

Bank: Challenging year ahead for games

Investment bank Jefferies, which recently opened up detailed coverage of the video games industry, says that from interviews and discussions it has had with investors who generally remain “bullish” on the sector, but view the next 12 months for the sector as challenging. Jefferies says the sentiment overall was one of “let’s talk next year”, […]

February 24, 2023

Sky launches Sky Cinema Animation

Sky Cinema has announced the launch of Sky Cinema Animation – a new permanent channel offering the latest  family-friendly animated movies. The channel is available for all customers at no extra cost effective immediately. Titles available at launch include recent blockbusters such as Angry Birds 2, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and How to […]

July 23, 2020