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Motion Picture Academy Expands its Software Foundation With New Projects, Members

Hollywood Reporter reports: "The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has expanded its Academy Software Foundation (ASWF) to include two new projects —...

Hulu Zooms to 28 Million Total Subscribers, Up 12% So Far...

Variety reports: "Hulu kicked off 2019 by rapidly packing on subscribers — driven by price cuts and promos — with the streamer announcing that its...

Sega to reduce digital development after rocky performance last year

gamesindustry.biz reports: "Sega Sammy will be reducing the number of digital games it develops after the segment fell below expectations in the last financial...

Immortals raises $30 million for esports expansion, acquires Brazil’s Gamers Club

VentureBeat reports: "Global esports organization Immortals has raised $30 million and acquired Brazil’s game matchmaking platform Gamers Club. It is rebranding itself as Immortals Gaming Club." Read more

Cheddar Acquired by Cable Operator Altice USA for $200 Million

Variety reports: "Altice USA announced a deal to buy millennial-news streaming startup Cheddar for $200 million. Altice USA was among the investors in Cheddar, which had raised $54 million...

Microsoft is helping veterans game again with Xbox Adaptive Controllers

The Verge reports: "Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller started out as two hackathon projects at the company after an idea from a veteran with limited...

After account hacks, Twitch streamers take security into their own hands

TechCrunch reports: "Twitch has an account hacking problem. After the breach of popular browser game Town of Salem in January, some 7.8 million stolen passwords quickly became...

Steam Now Has One Billion Accounts (And 90 Million Active Users)

Variety reports: "Valve’s digital PC games storefront Steam got its billionth registered user on Sunday, but the actual userbase of the store is more indicated by...

Former Roku Execs Launch Smart TV Advertising Network

Variety reports: "Two former Roku executives are getting ready to compete with their old colleagues in the TV advertising space: Steve Shannon, formerly senior vice president...

Consolidation Is Harming Diversity and Localism in Terrestrial Radio, According to...

Billboard reports: "Consolidation is having a significant negative effect on the diversity of viewpoints and voices heard on AM/FM radio, according to a report...