Digital Video Game Trends and Stats for 2019

May 8, 2019

Virtually no one could foresee how important gaming will become in the 21st century, even though video games have been a part of the popular culture since the early 1980's. In February 2018, the first E-Sports event was held at the winter Olympics, and it can be expected that it will become a medal event no later than 2024. Video games are no longer regarded as a pastime since players can earn substantial amounts of money just by playing E-Sports tournaments.

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RFD-TV

Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG) is a privately held Delaware-based “C” corporation which owns and operates the world’s largest portfolio combining rural-based satellite/cable delivered media and entertainment companies including:RFD-TV, LLC – Operates a cable TV network with approximately 40 million subscribers via DISH Network (231), DIRECTV (345), Verizon FiOS TV (247), Time Warner, Comcast, Mediacom, Charter, Bresnan, Brighthouse, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems.RURAL TV, LLC – Operates an international cable TV network in the UK with approximately 9 million subscribers on BSkyB and Freesat. RMG is in discussions with operators to launch RURAL TV in countries including Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Ireland and Canada.

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RFD-TV

Rural Media Group, Inc. (RMG) is a privately held Delaware-based “C” corporation which owns and operates the world’s largest portfolio combining rural-based satellite/cable delivered media and entertainment companies including:RFD-TV, LLC – Operates a cable TV network with approximately 40 million subscribers via DISH Network (231), DIRECTV (345), Verizon FiOS TV (247), Time Warner, Comcast, Mediacom, Charter, Bresnan, Brighthouse, Cox, and more than 600 independent rural cable systems.RURAL TV, LLC – Operates an international cable TV network in the UK with approximately 9 million subscribers on BSkyB and Freesat. RMG is in discussions with operators to launch RURAL TV in countries including Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Ireland and Canada.

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