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Spotify becomes the Official audio streaming partner in the League of Legends global events

Spotify and Riot Games, the video game developer behind League of Legends, are joining forces for a first-of-its-kind multi-year partnership. Spotify is also now the official—and exclusive—audio-streaming partner for League of Legends esports global events. Riot Games head of global esports partnerships Naz Aletaha says, “Music and audio are...

Top 4 sporting events you can’t miss this September!

With the announcement of the COVID-19 lockdown and social distancing protocols, the sports industry, in particular, felt the impact of not being able to host events that saw fans throng to stadiums to cheer on their favourite teams. But as they say, the show (game, in this...

South Africa’s Gauteng Film Commission and African Animation Network to conduct mini-workshops

South Africa’s Gauteng Film Commission and the African Animation Network (organizers of the FUPiTOONS FESTiVAL) have joined forces to respond to the COVID-19 crisis with a series of “mini-workshops,” called FUPiVERSiTY. The program is aimed at highschoolers seeking a pandemic-resistant career path. “Animation is not only a...

New York Comic Con announces cancellation of the in-person convention, to go virtual this October

The New York Comic Con has joined the ranks of all of this year’s events that have gone virtual. The event organizers announced yesterday that they are cancelling the annual in-person convention this year at the Javits Center and instead will host an all-digital event set for...

Asian Animation Summit cancels physical event, to be held online this year

Asian Animation Summit (AAS) is the latest industry event to cancel its in-person plans this year and pivot to becoming a virtual experience. AAS 2020 will be held as an online event from November 16 to December 4 due to travel restrictions and health & safety issues...

Reed Midem announces Mipcom 2020 exhibition to end early than anticipated

About a month after confirming physical editions for the fall, Reed Midem has announced that MIPCOM and its preceding weekend event MIP Junior will be folded into a concurrent three-day format dubbed MIPCOM Rendezvous Cannes, taking place October 12-14 (Mon.-Wed.) — a day less than previously anticipated....

Laurine Garaude announces Mipcom and MipJunior to be held as planned

Director of Television Division of Reed MIDEM, Laurine Garaude announced that world’s biggest content market, Mipcom and MipJunior, will be held as planned before. She also informed that along with the physical market, there will also be an online platform for the same. During an interview with...

Animation company Maxon announces speaker lineup for virtual SIGGRAPH 2020 

Maxon, the developers of professional 3D modelling, animation, rendering and motion design software solutions, today announced the speaker lineup and schedule for its upcoming 3D and Motion Design Show for SIGGRAPH 2020. Running from Tuesday, July 21 through Thursday, July 23, the free, fully virtual event will...

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea reopens

Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea have officially resumed operations after four months of closure. The theme parks at Tokyo Disney Resort reopened yesterday, 1 July, with protective measures to contain further spread of the virus. According to Disney Parks Blog, Tokyo Disney Resort is implementing enhanced health...

Disney announces the delay of reopening of California theme park

Disney announced on 24 June that the company will delay the reopening of its theme parks in California due to an increase in COVID-19 cases in the US. The House of Mouse planned to reopen Disneyland and Disney California Adventure on 17 July 2020, the 65th anniversary...