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Activision goes after Reddit to expose Call of Duty leaker

Posted: 02-24-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Gamesindustry.biz reports: “Activision has gone to court to find out who let the CoD out of the bag. As reported by TorrentFreak, last week the US District Court for the Norther District of California granted the publisher’s request to subpoena Reddit for the identity of a user who posted a screenshot to the Modern Warfare […]

Warning Signs For Radio As Country Music Embraces Streaming

Posted: 02-24-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Hypebot reports: “Streaming of Country music was up 36% in the US last year according to new data from MRC Data/Nielsen Music. 54% of American country radio listeners now report streaming music via Pandora, Spotify, Apple Music and others every day.” Read more

Games’ European mobile market share expected to shrink to 55% by 2022

Posted: 02-24-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Gamesindustry.biz reports: “Non-gaming apps are set to regain ground as mobile games become less of a dominant force in the European app space.” Read more  

Disney, Amazon, ViacomCBS Shares Hit as Stock Market Tumbles Amid Coronavirus Fears

Posted: 02-24-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “Fears of the Coronavirus spreading across the world sent major stock indices tumbling on Monday morning. Shares of Disney and Amazon were down more than 4% in early trading as reports that the deadly virus has hit South Korea and Italy spooked investors.” Read more

Disney+ Launches Annual Subscription Discount Offer in Europe Before Launch

Posted: 02-24-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Hollywood Reporter reports: “The Walt Disney Co. on Monday unveiled a limited-time discounted presale offer for the Disney+ streaming service in the U.K. and other major European markets where it is set to launch next month.” Read more

ESL Pro League And Prominent Esports Teams Ink Monumental ‘Louvre Agreement’

Posted: 02-24-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Forbes reports: “Though competitive gaming has been around for quite some times, e-sports as a business is still maturing at a relatively deliberate pace – but a the recently announced alliance between the world’s largest and longest standing e-sports network/tournament organizer, ESL, and 13 of the most popular and successful e-sports teams marks a huge […]

Black Desert Online and the diverging MMO ecosystem

Posted: 02-21-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Gamesindustry.biz reports: “The MMO market is not what it used to be, and how these games operate and thrive has changed in ways both large and small. Business models have evolved, competition for players’ time has increased elsewhere in the games industry, and there is simply a more diverse range of online games available.” Read […]

Latido Networks Acquires Youth-Focused Media Company Mitú

Posted: 02-21-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Billboard reports: “Latido Networks, a division of the California-based technology company GoDigital Media Group, has announced the acquisition of youth-focused media company Mitú with the purpose to enlarge their LatinX digital consumer base.” Read more

IMDb TV Moves Content Team to Amazon Studios Under New Co-Heads

Posted: 02-21-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “Amazon-owned free streaming service IMDb TV is moving its content team to Amazon Studios, and will develop original programming under new IMDb TV co-heads of content Ryan Pirozzi and Lauren Anderson.” Read more

Inside Spotify’s New Music Friday Playlist Redesign

Posted: 02-21-2020 | Author: Staff Report
Billboard reports: “Spotify has overhauled its New Music Friday playlist, bringing a fresh design to a playlist that features more than 3.5 million followers in the U.S. and 8 million followers globally, the streaming service tells Billboard.” Read more