Astro will launch its first dedicated 24-hour e-sports channel in June, part of an effort to remain relevant to younger audiences.
Astro, Malaysia's top pay-TV operator, is looking at launching a permanent channel dedicated to electronic sports, citing increasing viewership and engagement.
In an industry worth over an estimated hundred billion US dollars, gaming is not just big business for developers and manufacturers but for cybercriminals too, according to cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab.
IDC estimates that online games revenue in APeJ will reach US$30.39 billion in 2018, at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.53%.
Building on its acquisition of Silicon Valley-based alternative payment platform provider Rixty Inc, MOL AccessPortal Sdn Bhd has launched the MOLPoints online game and digital goods payment platform in the United States and Brazil.
Social discovery and gaming platform, Friendster has announced an exclusive partnership with Austria’s independent game developer Pro 3 Games, to launch and host Starforce Delta FX across Southeast Asia.
PT. MOL AccessPortal (MOL Indonesia), has announced a strategic partnership with one of Indonesia’s leading retailers, PT. Sumber Alfaria Trijaya Tbk, to sell MOLPoints online game vouchers in the latter’s Alfamart and Alfamidi outlets.
MOL AccessPortal (MOL Indonesia), a subsidiary of MOL Global Pte Ltd, has acquired AyoPay, a leading payment service provider in Indonesia specializing in online game credits.
Kaspersky Lab experts recorded 7,000 attempts to infect gamers around the world every day in 2012
Thanks to open source software and cloud-based services, there has never been a better nor cheaper time to build out a product or roll out a service. As a consequence, the dynamics of raising money for start-ups has changed too, says Ted Sorom, the founder of Rixty Inc, the payment solution company that MOL Global Pte Ltd just acquired.