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deadline | February 21, 2020
Comcast is in talks to acquire Walmart’s Vudu, the retail behemoth’s advertising and transactional video-on-demand service, according to a person familiar with the situation. It’s the latest twist in the hot and getting hotter streaming wars, and comes as the media and entertainment giant, parent of NBCUniversal, prepares to roll out streaming service Peacock this spring. The talks were first reported in The Wall Street Journal, which also said Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corp. ...
Sony Interactive Entertainment | October 01, 2021
Sony Interactive Entertainment (“SIE”) announced that SIE has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Bluepoint® Games, a premier developer and long-time partner of SIE with a history of developing critically-acclaimed remasters and remakes for PlayStation® consoles. With a relationship spanning more than 15 years, Bluepoint’s expertise in high-quality world building and character creation will aid in the development of future PlayStation Studios properties...
polygon | February 28, 2020
This year’s Game Developers Conference has been postponed from March to summer in the wake of high-profile withdrawals by companies that had planned to attend. Sony, Microsoft, Epic Games, Unity, Activision Blizzard, Amazon, and Facebook, including Oculus, all canceled plans to attend the show, citing health concerns related to the spread of the novel coronavirus, aka COVID-19. GDC 2020 was scheduled to be held March 16-20 in San Francisco, but organizers say the show — or rather &ld...
NEP | August 09, 2021
NEP Group today announced the launch of a new virtual production business segment, to be called NEP Virtual Studios, bringing on board industry leaders in real-time production with the acquisition of Prysm Collective, Lux Machina and Halon Entertainment. As part of this new venture, NEP welcomes a group of experts and world-class talent, including entertainment industry veteran Cliff Plumer to lead this new segment, Jeff Ruggels as SVP of Finance and Operations, Phil Galler and Zach Alexander as...
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