Business Intelligence

MUMBAI: CVC Capital Partners, owner of the new Indian Premier League franchise based out of Ahmedabad, has reportedly hired an agency to suggest a suitable name for the team ahead of the 2022 edition of the IPL.

Vector agency has been mandated to choose a name based on the "heritage of Gujarat", Cricbuzz reports. 

Jan 20, 2022 19:01
HYDERABAD: Chief national badminton team coach Pullela Gopichand is now donning a new hat – that of a co-founder of Hyderabad-based Matchday.ai, which developed a sport analytics platform using artificial intelligence. Harsha Vardhan Kommana and Ganesh Yaprala are the other co-founders of Matchday.ai, which was set up in 2019.
Jan 19, 2022 19:01
LONDON: Global sports streamer DAZN is further investing in its global original production strategy with the launch of specialist content development arm, DAZN Studios. The division will enhance the company’s ability to create development deals, sell and license its original sport documentaries, series, and films, and explore new production opportunities.
Jan 19, 2022 17:01
REDMOND, Wash.: Microsoft Corp. announced plans Tuesday to acquire Activision Blizzard Inc., a leader in game development and interactive entertainment content publisher.  This acquisition will accelerate the growth in Microsoft’s gaming business across mobile, PC, console and cloud and will provide building blocks for the metaverse.
Jan 18, 2022 17:01
MUMBAI: Sports media company Nazara Technologies has entered an agreement to acquire 55% controlling stake in programmatic advertising and monetisation company Datawrkz, for a total consideration of upto Rs 124 crore, valuing the company at Rs 255 cr.
Jan 14, 2022 18:01
MUMBAI: Sports focused content and technology company Sportz Interactive (SI) has announced Siddharth Raman as its new deputy chief executive officer while Sanket Sawkar will lead the development team as Group chief technology officer. 
Jan 14, 2022 16:01
MUMBAI: Nazara Technologies on Thursday announced that its unit Nodwin Gaming has acquired 100% stake in licensed merchandising D2C company Planet Superheroes. 
Jan 13, 2022 18:01
NEW DELHI: leading Indian game streaming and e-sports platform Rooter has raised $25 million (Rs 185 crore) in a Series A funding round led by Lightbox, March Gaming, and Duane Park Ventures. 9Unicorns, ADvantage, Capital-A, and Goal Ventures also participated in the round, along with existing investors, including IeAD Sports & Health Tech Partners.
Jan 11, 2022 17:01
PHILADELPHIA: Full-service sports marketing company Playfly Sports has announced the acquisition of sponsorship sales agency Premier Partnerships. 
Jan 11, 2022 17:01
MUMBAI: A new report claims that the Chinese giant Tencent Games is about to acquire Xiaomi's BlackShark Gaming division in a deal worth approximately CNY 3 billion (a little over $470 million). Tencent Games is the world's largest gaming company with hits like PUBG: Mobile and Arena of Valor.
Jan 11, 2022 15:01
NEW YORK: OpenAP and Discovery, Inc. have announced that Discovery, Inc. will become a minority owner of OpenAP, the advanced advertising company that FOX, NBCUniversal and ViacomCBS have earlier invested in.