Appear TV, a provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and streaming, will highlight the full capabilities of its hardware and software at IBC (Sept. 13-17, RAI Amsterdam) at Stand 1.C61 through an on-site simulated eSports environment. Attendees at the show are encouraged to visit the stand and discover the benefits of Appear TV’s […]
Growing esports video viewing could cause big disruption and fractionalism of traditional media in the next few years, according to one media analyst. Laura Martin, of Needham & Co., wrote that traditional media, including TV, radio and magazines, will see erosion of younger viewers 18-25 moving more to esports platforms.
TV Azteca and Black Ridge Acquisition Corp., a public acquisition vehicle, made a deal under which TV Azteca becomes a shareholder of Allied Esports, a global esports entertainment company, through an equity investment in Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. As previously announced, Allied Esports and its sister company, the World Poker Tour, both currently owned by […]
What has really attracted advertisers’ attention is that 43% of fans have annual household incomes of $75,000 or more and that “58% of fans that are aged 25 or older live with children in their household.” These are audiences that are less likely to watch traditional television.
Telemundo Deportes says it has debuted the first Spanish-language esports channel in the U.S. offering fans more than 2,000 streaming hours of content a year featuring exclusive streamers, short-form content and competitions. The channel is available via livestream on Twitch and YouTube. The EA Sports FIFA19 Global Series is the first competition to stream on the Telemundo […]
BCaster, developer of a platform for real-time sharing and delivery of photos and videos, and ESPAT Media, a provider of creative production services for the esports industry, today announced a partnership to serve the growing audience of brands seeking exposure through the esports tournament world. BCaster will provide custom integration of its real-time platform for […]
Hulu is the latest big media platform to jump on the eSports bandwagon. The streaming service said on Monday that it is ordering four new original TV series about the popular online-gaming competitions from ESL, the company behind some of the world’s largest eSports tournaments.
When you consider that NBC, ESPN and others take advantage of regional sports nets and affiliated channels as a means of providing regional coverage for esports events, it begs the question “How can local TV stations participate?” That idea may have seemed far-fetched at a time when stations needed to program for broader audiences. However, the digital world has created the same possibilities for local broadcasters.
Major cable networks like TBS and ESPN are riding the wave of eSports’ growth into the mainstream. Tonight, they will be joined by a broadcast net when The CW airs the finale of Machinima’s eSports docuseries Chasing the Cup. The third season of the series went behind the scenes in the lives of professional Mortal Kombat X players as they compete at the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League finals for a piece of the $100,000 purse.