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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

Top Gun: Maverick breaks Paramount+ viewing records

On the heels of becoming the highest-grossing domestic and global film of 2022, the studio’s #1 film of all time, as well as the #1 best-selling Digital release ever, Paramount has confirmed that Top Gun: Maverick is the most watched movie globally in its premiere weekend streaming on Paramount+. “The runaway success of this film […]

December 29, 2022By Colin Mann

Report: SVoD driving growth of games adaptations

The number of adaptations of video game-based intellectual property (IP) by the TV and movie industries has been growing consistently over the last two decades, and today 20 to 25 movies and TV series are released per year based on games. The proportion of TV series in particular is increasing over time, according to a […]

September 26, 2022

Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore, Sonic 2 on Rakuten TV

Premium VoD platform Rakuten TV has announced the release of their latest blockbuster titles for June. In Rakuten TV’s ‘CINEMA’ selection, audiences can return to the magical world of Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. The third film of the franchise starring Jude Law, Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller and Mads Mikkelsen will be available on […]

May 30, 2022

FilmRise acquires anime titles from TMS Entertainment

FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, has entered into a distribution deal with anime studio TMS Entertainment. The deal gives FilmRise AVoD rights to 38 anime television series and films which include over 1,100 episodes, in the US and Canada. The announcement was made by Max Einhorn, SVP of Acquisitions […]

October 12, 2021

ViacomCBS confirms leadership transition at Paramount

ViacomCBS has announced a leadership change at Paramount Pictures. Effective immediately, Jim Gianopulos, Chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures, will transition oversight of Paramount to Brian Robbins, who, as rumoured, has been appointed President and CEO of the studio in addition to maintaining his current responsibilities leading Nickelodeon. Gianopulos will serve in an advisory role […]

September 14, 2021

BFI: “Positive outlook for UK film and TV production”

Official figures published by the BFI’s Research and Statistics Unit reveal strong signs of economic recovery in UK film and high-end TV (HETV) production following months of suspended filming in the wake of the pandemic. The final three months have recorded a £1.19 billion spend in the final quarter of 2020, the second highest spend […]

February 4, 2021

Sonic the Hedgehog spinning onto Netflix

Netflix, Sega and WildBrain have announced a new animated Sonic the Hedgehog series, titled Sonic Prime, set to debut in 2022. The 24-episode animated series will draws upon the keystones of the brand and features the iconic character exploring a strange new multiverse. The series will be animated at WildBrain’s Vancouver studio, and SEGA and […]

February 1, 2021By Nik Roseveare