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Bank issues ‘Hold’ advice on Ubisoft

Ubisoft Entertainment’s latest set of results revealed delays to some key game releases and a cut to the company’s future guidance. But investment bank Berenberg maintained its ‘Hold’ advice to investors in its July 22nd Flash Note. The company has a number of well-known games in its portfolio, such as Assassins Creed. Ubisoft says an […]

July 23, 2022

DNEG, Netflix sign visual effects deal

DNEG, a technology-enabled visual effects (VFX) and animation company, has announced the signing of a new, multiyear services agreement with Netflix. The non-exclusive agreement covers the provision of visual effects and virtual production services by DNEG for Netflix series and feature programming. The new agreement extends and expands on a previous agreement that the companies […]

May 17, 2022

IMAX: “Remarkable season ahead”

Giant screen business IMAX has reported its Q1 2022 numbers which highlighted a promising recovery from its pandemic-affected period. Its Q1 box office was up 57 per cent to $173.2 million (€164.7m) and that the number of open theatres in China – its strongest market – were up from 52 per cent to 65 per […]

May 3, 2022By Chris Forrester

Research: Online scammers targeting Metaverse gamers

Jamie Woodruff, a leading authorities on cyber security, says that the Metaverse is among the new ways scammers could target the growing number of online gamers in the UK. The warning comes as research from connectivity provider TalkTalk shows that 71 per cent of gamers have been targeted, or know someone who has been targeted, […]

February 8, 2022

Apple TV+ orders Surfside Girls series

Apple TV+ has announced a series order for Surfside Girls, a new 10-episode live action kids and family series from May Chan (An American Girl Story: Ivy & Julie 1976, Avatar: The Last Airbender), and based on the best-selling Top Shelf Productions (IDW Publishing) graphic novel series of the same name by author Kim Dwinell. […]

December 13, 2021

Unity acquires Weta Digital for $1.6bn

Unity, the video game software company, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Weta Digital, co-founded by Hollywood director Peter Jackson, for $1.6 billion (€1.38bn). Unity has specifically acquired  its artist tools, core pipeline, intellectual property, and award-winning engineering talent. The Academy Award-Winning VFX service teams of Weta Digital will continue as a standalone […]

November 10, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Study: Japan has the best Netflix content

Japan’s Netflix library contains more top-quality TV and film content than anywhere else in the world, according to a study by Uswitch.   The research calculated which countries have access to the best-reviewed and most awarded TV and film content by totalling the IMDb scores for every TV series and film in each country’s library. This was […]

September 21, 2021

HBO Max adds customisable profile image feature

HBO Max has launched a new feature that allows users to customise their profile images, either by uploading a photo of their own – a first for a streaming service claims WarnerMedia –  or by choosing an avatar from a selection of more than 120 iconic characters. “With the launch of customisable profile images and […]

March 24, 2021By Nik Roseveare