BBCS alum Lisa Opie emerges at ‘Assassin’s Creed’ firm Ubisoft

Ubisoft, the global gaming firm behind IP such as Assassin’s Creed and Rainbow Six, has appointed recently departed BBC Studios (BBCS) exec Lisa Opie as its MD in the UK. Opie, who revealed she was leaving BBCS in February, will join Ubisoft in August as MD of its Ubisoft Reflections and Ubisoft Leamington Studios, replacing Richard […]

Apple takes new approach with ‘Mythic Quest’ launch plan

Apple TV+ is to drop all nine episodes of its upcoming comedy series Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet in one go when it launches on 7 February. The launch plan stands in contrast to other Apple TV+ series, like The Morning Show, See and For All Mankind, which have been released on a weekly basis. Mythic […]

Vivendi offloads Ubisoft stake as Tencent lands

European media giant Vivendi has sold off its stakeholding in Assassin’s Creed games studio Ubisoft for nearly US$2.5 billion, with Chinese tech monolith Tencent among the new shareholders. The deal sees Vivendi selling all 30.5 million of its shares – 27.3% of the entire business – for €2 billion (US$2.45 billion) to various investors. These […]

Amazon takes on Apple, Roku with Fire TV launch

Amazon has launched its much-anticipated TV streaming device, Amazon Fire TV, taking on the likes of Apple TV and Roku with its own internet-connect set-top. Available to order now in the US, the small US$99 box makes it easy for viewers to access Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service from their TVs – as well services […]