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Ubisoft Believes Game Streaming Will Eventually Take Off, ‘And It Will Happen Very Quickly’

Posted: 09-27-2023 | Author: Staff Report
VGC reports: “The Assassin’s Creed publisher recently agreed to acquire cloud gaming rights outside the European Economic Area for all Activision Blizzard games released over the next 15 years, should Microsoft’s $69 billion acquisition of the Call of Duty maker go through, as is now expected.” Read More

LG To Launch ‘Tracks’ Web3 Music Service For Its Smart TVs

Posted: 09-27-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Music Ally reports: “YouTube, Vevo and Roxi are among the companies who’ve been exploring music’s potential on smart TVs. Now one of the manufacturers of those devices, LG, is testing the waters with its own partnership. It is working with web3 startup Label Foundation to make the latter’s ‘Tracks’ music service available through its smart […]

OpenAI Is Reportedly Raising Funds At A Valuation Of $80 Billion To $90 Billion

Posted: 09-27-2023 | Author: Staff Report
TechCrunch reports: “OpenAI is in discussions to possibly sell shares in a move that would boost the company’s valuation from $29 billion to somewhere between $80 billion and $90 billion, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the talks. Employees would be allowed to sell their existing shares rather than the […]

Netflix, Disney, Max And More Team To Form Streaming Innovation Alliance Lobbying Group

Posted: 09-27-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Variety reports: “A new trade group — the Streaming Innovation Alliance — brings together Netflix, Disney, Warner Bros. Discovery, Paramount and other players to promote their interests to politicians and government entities. It marks the first time competing streaming-video providers have banded together in a unified lobbying front.” Read More

Supercell Acquires Majority Stake In Ultimate Studio

Posted: 09-27-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Games Industry Biz reports: “Supercell is ready to move beyond mobile, as the company today confirmed that it has acquired a majority stake in Melbourne-based Ultimate Studio “to explore Supercell’s ambitions to expand to other platforms.” Ultimate is the studio behind the arcade-style racing game Hot Lap League, which is available on Steam for PCs […]

Apple Podcasts Overhaul Pulls In Original Programming From Third-Party Apps

Posted: 09-27-2023 | Author: Staff Report
The Verge reports: “Apple just made its biggest push in decades to boost original content on its podcast app, which has been refreshed with the recent update to iOS 17. It’s also casting a wider net for its audience by allowing users to connect through third-party apps. Following up on Apple’s WWDC announcements in June, […]

MainStreaming Expands DAZN Edge Platform

Posted: 09-26-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Broadband TV News reports: “MainStreaming is continuing the expansion of the DAZN Edge platform in DAZN’s core European markets. DAZN Edge, introduced in 2021, is responsible for the delivery of the majority of DAZN content across its core European markets. DAZN is not afraid to innovate to deliver the best experience for its viewers. A […]

EA Sports FC, Soccer Leagues Partner For Global Esports Ecosystem

Posted: 09-26-2023 | Author: Staff Report
GamesBeat reports: “Alongside its rebrand, EA Sports FC is revamping its esports ecosystem, welcoming global football/soccer leagues into the fold. The newly dubbed EA SPORTS FC Pro esports program will find the best Ultimate Team players from around the world. The program will host open-bracket competitions and leagues in partnership with the world’s top soccer […]

Slip.Stream Inks Music Licensing Partnership With Podcast Firm Acast

Posted: 09-26-2023 | Author: Staff Report
Music Business Worldwide reports: “Royalty-free music platform Slip.Stream has struck a new partnership with podcast company Acast, providing the latter access to a library of over 70,000 songs for content creation. As part of the new deal, all 100,000 Acast podcasters will receive complimentary ‘Pro Level’ access for six months, along with an exclusive discount […]

Getty Images Launches An AI-Powered Image Generator

Posted: 09-26-2023 | Author: Staff Report
TechCrunch reports: “Getty Images, one of the largest suppliers of stock images, editorial photos, videos and music, today announced the launch of a generative AI art tool that it claims is “commercially safer” than other, rival solutions on the market. Called Generative AI by Getty Images, the tool — powered by an AI model provided […]