Evolution of Video Games

May 6, 2018

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Video games are big business in today’s entertainment landscape, generating tens of billions of dollars in revenue each year. In recent years, Americans even started spending more on a video game than movie tickets. And this is an industry that isn’t going away. But how did this massive commercial industry all get started?

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Multiple Media Entertainment

Multiple Media Entertainment (MME) is a full service independent media content creation and distribution company located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 2010 by industry veterans Drew Craig and Michael Taylor, the company is involved in all aspects of the entertainment content industry including development and production but focuses on film and television program distribution of scripted and non-scripted programming, including series, specials, mini-series, made for TV movies and feature films. The company has built a solid reputation as a dependable source of high quality programming to the media outlets, filmmakers, program producers and suppliers. MME tailors its distribution strategy for every project that it takes on and controls the distribution rights to a film and television library that has grown to more than 200 titles. MME is majority owned by Toronto-based Quantum International Income Corp. (QIIC) (TSX VENTURE: QIC.U), a publicly traded holding company.

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