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The 2018 Cynopsis Salary Survey of media employees found that age, most likely a reflection of seniority or experience, is reflected in average salaries. Those 46+ years report an average salary of $149,800. In contrast, younger employees earn $97,800, on average.
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Blizzard Entertainment inked a partnership with SPORT1 to bring content to eSPORTS1 in a two-year deal that brings rights to live and highlights coverage in German-speaking Germany, Austria and Switzerland of the Overwatch League and Hearthstone esports. The contract also includes rights to highlights coverage of past Blizzard events from 2018 for Overwatch World Cup and the Hearthstone Championship Tour.
RFRSH Entertainment agreed to a multi-year broadcast deal with Brazilian free-to-air TV network Globo for the BLAST Pro Series. The tournaments will be broadcast both on television through the sports channel SporTV and online through e-SporTV and SporTV.com with 2019 featuring eight different tournaments with the first being held in Brazil’s Sao Paulo March 22-23.
Russia’s Media Alliance and GINX Esports TV are entering a partnership that will see Media Alliance be responsible for GINX channel local feed production, marketing and distribution. GINX will provide round-the-clock HD coverage of major events from the world of esports. “Esports audiences continue to grow exponentially. Russia has one of the most dedicated and passionate communities in the world. Any operator targeting youth audiences should be engaging with esports. GINX Esports TV is the world’s largest esports TV network, available in 50 million homes internationally. We’re confident that our partnership with Media Alliance will help us repeat our global success in Russia” said GINX TV’s Vice President of Affiliate Sales, Sam Butler.
FanAI added esports data startup, Waypoint Media, under its umbrella and will now integrate Waypoint’s tools into their existing platform to provide “additional granular audience data points that give clients unique actionable insights in order to guide marketing, sponsorship, and fan activation decisions.” The deal includes Waypoint’s Twitch Middleware API, URL shortener and tracking platform Raven, and an engineering team with over five years of experience in esports data. In addition, the Raven URL shortener will enable FanAI clients to see a roadmap of how users browse their online platforms, supplementing FanAI’s current purchasing data to show further deeper looks at how the fans engage with websites, shops, and social content. As part of the acquisition, Waypoint’s Chief Product Officer, Kevin Hsu, joins FanAI as Head of Engineering.
The 2019 League of Legends competitive season is officially underway, with both the LEC and LCS kicking off their spring splits over the last two weeks. Among the many changes in the off season, Riot tweaked their broadcast formula by having the season opens on separate weekends. FanAI used Twitch viewership data from its recent acquisition, Waypoint Media, to see if Riot’s new broadcast choices impacted viewership compared to previous seasons. The change has resulted in a noticeable viewership boost over both weeks. Year over year viewership for January is up 8% on average, which equates to 14 more watch minutes per viewer each week. Average unique viewers also saw a 3.3% jump over the same period. While the staggered start is only one of the changes to the LEC and LCS broadcasts in 2019, it seems to have made a positive impact on the start to the season. More importantly, these results may lead to significant ROIs for Riot’s partners and this strategy can be studied by other leagues, brands, and publishers as a successful way to launch content while making the most of the Twitch viewing audience.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer is going big for E3 2019, telling Major Nelson that this year will be “as big” as it’s ever been for Xbox, following the news that Sony would not be participating this time around. “There was some news about E3 back in the fall. We had a discussion internally about, ‘Should we go big?’ ‘Should we save some money?’ ‘What does that mean?’ We decided, no, we’re going to do our thing,” he said.
DOJO Madness locked in a deal with Sportradar to launch Bayes Esports Solutions, a joint venture that leverages esports data products for business customers, including betting companies, esports broadcasters and general media. “This will put us in a perfect position to take advantage of the projected 36% annual growth rate of the esports market from about USD 655 million in 2017,” said Martin Dachselt, Managing Director of Bayes Esports Solutions.
GameWorks appointed Jonathan Tang to the post of chief financial officer, responsible for leading and managing all financial functions of the Company. Meanwhile, the company also named Darren Des Roches to the role of chief operating officer to oversee day-to-day operations while Michael Sadowski was named to the newly created position of chief marketing officer. “We are fast-assembling a strong management team of seasoned executives, each of whom bring extensive related career experience and talent to the Company. All of these professionals possess the necessary background and knowledge needed to grow this Company quickly and profitably. Jonathan, Darren and Mike bring distinct business acumen and niche specialties to their roles, which will prove to be significant as we position GameWorks and our brand for the future,” said Philip N. Kaplan, chief executive officer at GameWorks.
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