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Tata buys The Switch for €55m

Tata Communications is to acquire The Switch Enterprises. New York-based, The Switch is an end-to- end live video production and transmission services provider with reach to top tier sporting venues in North America. With this transaction, Tata Communications says it will gain a strong foothold into the Americas media and entertainment market, extend its portfolio […]

December 22, 2022

Data: Number of video gamers plummets

The gaming industry has seen its user base shrink this year, with the number of gamers plunging by 150 million globally. Most of that user drop came from only three markets. According to data presented by Safe Betting Sites, the world’s top gaming industries – China, the US and Japan – are expected to lose […]

October 17, 2022

Research: Most popular console in each European country

Research has revealed the most searched next-gen game console in each European country. The study by online gaming site Cribbage Challenge analysed Google searches from the past twelve months to see what console each European country is interested in the most. It found that the Nintendo Switch was the most searched in 24 countries, notably […]

August 16, 2022

Data: Gaming time increases across Europe

Samsung Ads, the media and advertising division of Samsung, has revealed the latest insights around gaming across its ecosystem in its Behind the Screens: Gaming Trends Report. The growth of the Samsung gaming universe correlates with strong smart TV sales, coupled with the enhanced gaming experience on Samsung TVs and continuous adoption of next-generation game […]

July 11, 2022

OneWeb, Stellar Blu deliver LEO inflight connectivity

OneWeb, the global space-based communications company, and commercial aviation terminal partner Stellar Blu Solutions, have successfully delivered high-speed, low-latency inflight LEO satellite connectivity to a commercial airliner. Stellar Blu, has partnered with antenna technology provider Ball Aerospace to incorporate its electronically steered arrays (ESA) into the terminal solution. This collaboration realised breakthrough performance on OneWeb’s […]

June 14, 2022

SES: “Significant growth for IP Switch”

SES has announced the increasing market momentum for its SES IP Switch solution driven by global consumer demand for viewing live sports and events, including football, American football, tennis, golf and judo. In Q4 2021, SES IP Switch saw an increase of 61 per cent in sports events served and an increase of 96 per […]

April 11, 2022

BAFTA Games Awards 2022: Winners announced

At the BAFTA Games Awards on April 7th, Returnal won Audio Achievement, Best Game and Music, and Performer in a Leading Role for Jane Perry, winning her first BAFTA. Two games won two BAFTAs each: It Takes Two won Multiplayer and Original Property, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart won Animation and Technical Achievement. Kimberly […]

April 8, 2022

Study: Xbox is world’s favourite console brand

Xbox is the world’s most popular console brand, according to a study by gaming site solitaired, which analysed Google Trends data for searches for Xbox, PlayStation, and Nintendo Switch in more than 200 countries. The data revealed that Xbox is the world’s favourite console, with it being the most searched in 97 nations around the world, […]

March 16, 2022

Report: Video games sales tumble

A report from Seeking Alpha’s Jason Aycock, based on an examination of major interested parties by market research company NPD Group including Microsoft, Sony, Activision and others, suggests that as the Covid lockdown periods ended – or softened – then sales of video games also suffered. February 2022’s sales numbers fell again, for the fourth […]

March 15, 2022By Chris Forrester

Analyst: Are the console wars over?

All eyes were on Sony and Microsoft who released their 9th generation consoles, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S, in autumn 2020. A year and a half later, Dataxis has offered its assessment. The pandemic and subsequent lockdowns was an incredibly successful period for video game console manufacturers: sales of hardware and software (Animal […]

February 23, 2022