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Former Activision Exec Ander Nickell Joins UTA for Esports Brand Partnerships

Nickell oversaw worldwide brand partnerships for titles like 'Call of Duty,' 'Warzone' and 'Tony Hawk' while with the indie game developer and distributor.

Video Gaming Is Ready for Its “Netflix Moment”: Analyst

The video gaming sector may be ready for its "Netflix moment," says Futuresource Consulting analyst Morris Garrard. "We’re seeing it transition from one-shot content sales into all-you-can-eat…

AT&T CFO Talks HBO Max Launch, Film Release Strategy, Cost Cuts

AT&T is "pleased" with the recent launch of streaming service HBO Max and continues to work with cinema operators on the "evolving" theatrical release schedule, CFO John Stephens said. He also…

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick’s Pay Falls to $30.1M in 2019

Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick's total compensation fell slightly in 2019, from $30.8 million in 2018 to $30.1 million a year later. Kotick has been CEO of the company since 2008, after…

Video Games in U.K. to Feature Coronavirus Health Messages

The U.K. government has teamed with such video game companies as Activision Blizzard's King Digital Entertainment, Codemasters and Rebellion to feature in-game health messaging amid the new…

Activision Blizzard Names Former GE, SoundExchange Exec as Chief Communications Officer

Activision Blizzard has appointed Helaine S. Klasky as its new chief communications officer, effective immediately.

Activision Blizzard Taps Google Exec as New President and COO

Activision Blizzard has named longtime Google executive Daniel Alegre as its new president and COO, effective April 7. He will oversee the Activision Publishing, Blizzard Entertainment and King…

Activision Blizzard Outperforms Tempered Expectations for Holiday Season

Activision Blizzard posted "better than expected" results from its most recent financial quarter on Thursday, with GAAP net revenue of $1.9 billion for the period, above the $1.8 billion expectations…

How ‘Call of Duty’ League Will Bring the Competition to Fans

With 'Call of Duty' League, Activision Blizzard looks to offer a fresh take on esports and cater to a broader audience than just core 'Call of Duty' fans.

Activision Blizzard Lowers Expectations for Holiday Season Gaming Revenue

Activision Blizzard brought in $1.21 billion in revenue during the third quarter, but forecast lower-than-expected revenue for the important holiday season.

Activision Blizzard to Lay Off 8 Percent of Workforce in Restructuring

Video game publishing giant Activision Blizzard on Tuesday confirmed that it is conducting a round of layoffs as the business undergoes a restructuring that will include de-prioritizing initiatives…

Netflix Names Activision Blizzard Veteran as CFO

Netflix is expected to name Spencer Neumann, Activision Blizzard's CFO, as its new chief financial officer. Activision has replaced Neumann with chief corporate officer Dennis Durkin.