MADRID, Spain, Nov. 15, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ePlay Digital, Inc. (CSE:EPY), today announces from the Madrid Mobile Summit support for live eSports streaming to support next generation sports and entertainment games. The updates allow upcoming game titles and mobile apps to support live streaming from screens, front-facing cameras and rear-facing cameras. The company is adding the new capabilities to support eSports publishing and broadcast to Facebook, YouTube, and ePlay’s upcoming video social network.
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ePlay subsidiary, Mobovivo will offer the eSports live streaming platform to its business clients and advertisers. ePlay will utilize the technology in its upcoming game titles.
eSports broadcasts are a fast growing business. A recent League of Legends tournament received more viewers than the NBA Final game 7. This growth is expected to continue with the ability as mobile games enter the eSports field. Mobile eSports can now join popular desktop games as eSports streaming takes advantage of mobility, multiple cameras and larger mobile gamer user base. eSports industry advertising revenues are expected to grow to $1.5b USD by 2020.
“New smartphones are 4 camera production powerhouses with live switching, picture-in-picture, and some of the most popular games in the world,” says Trevor Doerksen, CEO of ePlay. “Actors, athletes, reporters and many others play mobile games, they are also great storytellers and can broadcast from really interesting places – the sidelines or the set. We are enabling smartphone users to broadcast and share their mobile game experiences.”
Doerksen is previewing the eSports Live Streaming platform to developers and advertisers assembled at the Madrid Mobile Summit this week. ePlay will share video advertising revenues with publishers on the network.
About ePlay Digital
ePlay Digital, Inc. develops real-time fan engagement technologies that enable TV networks, venues, teams, leagues and brands to evolve and meet the demands of today’s highly-engaged audiences. ePlay bridges the gap between traditional broadcast and dynamic, next generation multi-platform networks that deliver interactive content, live streaming, augmented reality, fantasy sports, and social media across multiple devices. ePlay is operated by a team of sports, gaming and eSports authorities as well as broadcast and digital technology industry experts, software engineers and athletes who have brought the Mobovivo Sports Game Engine to market and successfully partnered with companies including Time Warner Cable, ESPN, Sony Pictures, AXS TV, Intel, AXN, Fiat, CBS, Cineplex, and others.
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