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Mondo TV Iberoamerica unveil MeteoHeroes video game

The first-ever MeteoHeroes video game is on its way. The popular environmentally themed animated kids’ show MeteoHeroes, co-produced by Mondo TV and the leading Italian weather forecasting centre, Meteo Operations Italia (MOPI), has inspired a launch on multiple platforms planned for 2022. The game has been developed in association with some of the biggest and […]

June 24, 2021

Verimatrix integrates NexPlayer

Connected security specialist Verimatrix has agreed a technology partnership with Madrid-based NexStreaming. Verimatrix integrated the company’s NexPlayer multi-screen player SDK into the recently-launched Verimatrix Multi-DRM Core solution aimed at video streaming service providers, content owners and operators looking to set up a customisable, powerfully secured cloud-based DRM system quickly while only paying for the capabilities […]

June 3, 2021

Report: Zain best telco for Saudi Arabia gaming

The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has published its Game Mode report for the first quarter of 2021, ranking Saudi Arabia’s telecom service providers based on their video game performance. This quarter’s Game Mode report reveals that Zain, a local telecom operator, has the best video game quarterly performance. Zain outperformed Mobily, Saudi Telecom […]

May 26, 2021

Forecast: Gaming to generate highest digital revenue by 2026

A study from Juniper Research has found that the total market value of digital content will reach $432 billion (€353.4bn) by 2026; rising from $211 billion in 2021. This represents a growth of 105 per cent over the next 5 years. This value takes into account pay-per-download revenue, in app content spend, subscription revenue and […]

May 24, 2021

Report: Asia embracing smart TVs, connected devices

Conviva, the intelligence cloud for streaming media, has released its State of Streaming: Asia report for Q1 2021, revealing that while time spent streaming in Asia grew by a moderate 15 per cent year over year – as compared with 36 per cent globally – Southern Asia, which includes India, Pakistan and Iran, experienced a […]

May 18, 2021

Jagex expands Product and Analytics & Data Science teams

UK games developer and publisher Jagex is expanding its Product and Analytics & Data Science teams with a batch of new hires. Supporting the continued success of the RuneScape franchise as it marks its 20th anniversary as a living game, as well as other new product initiatives, the recruits will be instrumental in building new […]

May 11, 2021

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 billion pounds, according to figures from The Association for UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie). While 2020 was a difficult year for many, with impacts of the […]

March 19, 2021

Research: Tizen widens gap as leading smart TV platform

Samsung’s Tizen smart TV streaming platform further extended its lead in 2020 as the number of Tizen devices in use worldwide increased by 21 per cent year-on-year to 162.3 million, according to research from Strategy Analytics’ TV Streaming Platforms service. Strong growth was also seen in Google’s Android TV (+42 per cent), Roku TV OS (+40 […]

March 17, 2021

rlaxx wins new connected TV deals

European AVoD service rlaxx TV is now available on Apple TV as well as smart TVs by Panasonic and Grundig in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The service launched on Amazon Fire TV devices and Android TV in early January 2021. The new availability on Apple TV, Panasonic and Grundig smart TVs adds around […]

February 18, 2021

Data: Lockdown drives UK ent sales to £9bn

Locked-down Britain turned to digital music, video and games in record numbers in 2020, increasing entertainment revenues by 16.8 per cent to a record £9.05 billion (€10.05bn), according to preliminary data compiled by trade body the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). It was the fastest growth rate since records began, driven above all by digital services, […]

January 8, 2021