ESL planning ‘much more’ linear TV around eSports

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Modern Times Group (MTG)-owned eSports outfit ESL plans to build on early experiments to reach out to new platforms and develop much more linear TV coverage… Read more

eSports viewing growing dramatically

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Viewing of eSports rose by 19% to account for six billion hours of viewing across the globe last year, and the eSports video market is… Read more

MTG plays the digital game

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MTG has made a string of bold investments in recent times while selling off traditional TV assets. Arnd Benninghoff, the head of its digital division, MTGx, explains the strategy to Andy McDonald. Nordic television company… Read more

Mediapro hails ‘best year ever’ as it plans for digital investments


Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has hailed 2016 as “its best year in history” after posting solid revenue and EBITDA numbers, and has forecast stronger growth this year. Mediapro also said it intends to invest… Read more

MTG chief: ‘make your mind up time’ for broadcasters

Jørgen Madsen Lindemann, MTG president and CEO.

Traditional broadcasters have to “make up their mind” about what they want to be, at a time when TV viewing is beginning to decline and new forms of entertainment are on the rise, according to… Read more

Telefónica launches Movistar eSports

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Telefónica’s Movistar+ pay TV service has launched its previously announced eSports service following the deal it signed earlier this year with Modern Times Group-backed ESL. Movistar eSports will air on channel 29 of the operator’s… Read more

Telefónica to create dedicated eSports platform, partners with ESL

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Telefónica España has signed a strategic agreement with electronic sports giant ESL to develop a platform with exclusive content for the Movistar+ premium pay TV offering. Telefónica is also investing in a dedicated eSports content… Read more

French internet users tune into eSports


More than a quarter of French internet users are interested in eSports, according to audience research outfit Mediametrie. According to Mediametrie, some 45.2% of the public have heard of eSports, with 15-24 year-olds, the professional… Read more

Content is still King


Kate Bulkley assesses the threat of a “Convergence Bloodbath” as Millennials grow up.  The march towards convergence has been going on a while but it has taken the digital darling of the moment Vice Media  to remind… Read more

Immersive tech companies form VR coalition, Disruptive Reality


A coalition of five immersive technology-focused companies has come together to work on a category of VR content they have dubbed ‘immersive entertainment’. The collective, known as Disruptive Reality, consists of members: games company Revolution Software; AR… Read more