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Twitter loses streaming rights to NFL Thursdays

Social media network, Twitter has lost the right to live stream NFL ‘Thursday Night Games’, as the league chooses Amazon as its new content streaming partner. Updating league stakeholders, NFL governance informed that Amazon, the world’ largest digital retailer had won the right to stream 10 NFL Thursday night games for season 2017/18. US business news sources report that the …

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High Drama…Manchester by the Sea challenges La La Land for Oscars glory

This week sees the UK-wide release of ‘Oscar 2017 Best Picture’ favourites ‘La La Land’ and ‘Manchester by the Sea’ (UK release dates – 13 January) as the countdown continues towards the 89th Academy Awards (26 February 2017). With the 2016/17 awards season coming into full focus, all movie insiders are in-agreement that La La Land and Manchester by the …

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Smarkets nominated for Amazon UK Growing Business Award

Online betting exchange Smarkets, has made the prestigious shortlist for the 2016 ‘Amazon Growing Business Awards’, gaining a nomination for the ‘Best UK Business – Small Company (Turnover £11-25 million)’ category. Hosted at East London’s The Brewery on 30 November, The Amazon Growing Business Awards’ recognises the best in UK business, enterprise and entrepreneurialism. This year’s awards have seen over …

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Penn National gets social with Hollywood Classic Slots launch

Nasdaq-listed Penn National Gaming (Penn), becomes the latest US land-based gambling operator to enter the social gaming space by announcing the launch of ‘Hollywood Classic Slots’ a social casino with over 30 slot titles. Its new social product will be operated by new division Penn Interactive Ventures, formed following its August acquisition of Rocket Games for a reported $60 million …

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Blavatnik’s Access Industries wants Perform to be the ‘Netflix of Sports’

Len Blavatnik’s firm Access Industries, which has investments in the media & technology sectors, is reported to have rejected a number of co-funding approaches from US tech giants in Perform Group (Perform). This weekend The Daily Telegraph reported that Blavatnik had turned down equity funding partnerships from the likes of Amazon, Facebook and YouTube, as Access Industries aims to turn …

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Twitch.tv warns users over gambling related content

In a move to curb betting related content, live video platform Twitch.tv (an Amazon.com subsidiary) has warned its users to stop promoting betting/gambling related activity. As news of eSports gambling has hit national headlines this week, due to games developer Valve Corporation banning all third-party skin betting sites from its platform. Twitch.tv management made a public post warning its users …

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Couchmans LLP – “Social Giants eye live sport assets”

The NFL last week announced Twitter as its ‘Global Streaming’ partner, a $10 million deal which will see the social media network stream ten NFL Thursday night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts). The decision to partner with Twitter, shocked sports’ insiders as it was revealed that tech giants Yahoo, Verizon and Amazon had all outbid Twitter’s winning …

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Twitter wins heavily contested ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid

Twitter has been announced as the surprise streaming service for NFL Thursday nights. The social media network won the ‘NFL Global Streaming’ bid competing against the likes of Yahoo, Amazon and Verizon Global. Twitter will be allowed to stream ten NFL Thursday Night matches (in conjunction with CBS and NBC broadcasts) to its worldwide user base of approximately 350 million. …

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SBC analysis: Deloitte’s eSports 2016 predictions

Deloitte has released its technology media telecommunications (TMT) forecast for 2016, and it makes for some interesting reading in regard to eSports.  It is estimated that as an industry it will grow by 25% and create global revenues of $500m (£346.8m) in 2016. This is up $100m (£69.4m) from last year. Deloitte’s predictions fall some way short of some of last year’s …

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Yahoo eyes eSports entry with Major League Gaming acquisition

US news sources have reported that advertising giant Yahoo Inc has entered talks to acquire eSports organization Major League Gaming. The news of Yahoo’s interest in entering the eSports market, comes as the media owner posted a Q3 2015 earnings decline with revenue generation well-below analysts’ expectations. Under pressure Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is reported to want to continue to …

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