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Google and Activision Blizzard just announced a new multi-year partnership that will make Activision's popular esports broadcasts exclusive to YouTube. The deal follows a two-year, $90 million deal Activision Blizzard signed with Amazon's Twitch in January 2018 to make Twitch the official streaming platform of the Overwatch League, a professional gaming circuit with 20 international teams. Activision Blizzard will also use Google Cloud services to provide network infrastructure for its games. Activision says Google's cloud services will offer more stable connections for players around the world and provide more complex data analytics. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google and Activision Blizzard have announced a multi-year deal that will make Activision's popular esports leagues exclusive to YouTube, and bring Activision's games to Google Cloud. Activision Blizzard is one of the largest video game makers in the world, with well-known franchises ranging from "Call of Duty" and "World of Warcraft" to "Candy Crush." More recently, the company has been investing millions into the growing esports industry, organizing leagues and competitions for professional gamers. Read more
Nick Statt / The Verge : YouTube to exclusively stream Activision Blizzard's big esports titles like Overwatch League; Overwatch League was a Twitch exclusive for the past two years — As part of a multiyear partnership between the game publisher and Google — Video game publisher Activision Blizzard has entered … Read more
Activision Blizzard and Google have made a deal to bring esports organzations like Overwatch League exclusively to YouTube. Read more
SANTA MONICA, Calif. and SUNNYVALE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Blizzard and Google announced today a multi-year strategic relationship to power new player experiences. Google Cloud will serve as the preferred provider for Activision Blizzard's game hosting… Read more
The Call of Duty League (NASDAQ:ATVI) has set initial sponsors for its 2020 season, including returning partners Mountain Dew, PlayStation, Astro Gaming an Read more
The videogame industry has some near-term headwinds in 2020 but also a bright future, an Oppenheimer note focused on Activision Blizzard, EA and Take Two says. Read more
SANTA MONICA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) intends to release its fourth quarter 2019 results after the close of the market on Thursday, February 6, 2020. In conjunction with this release, Activision Blizzard will host a conference call that will be broadcast over the internet. Thursday, February 6, 2020 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time (4:30 p.m. Eastern Time) To listen to the call, please log onto: Or dial: U.S. and Canada: 800-367-240 Read more
More people playing video games and increasing numbers of digital downloads, along with the new console launch cycle, make 2020 a good year for the video game industry, a Stephens analyst said Tuesday. In a look at the gaming landscape in the new year, analyst Jeff Cohen said he particularly likes "Assassin's Creed" publisher Ubisoft Entertainment SA (EPA:UBI), which is traded on the Euronext exchange in France, and which Cohen upgraded on Tuesday, and Electronic Arts Inc . (NASDAQ: EA ). Those two stocks are cheaper and have more upside, Cohen wrote, than two others, Activision Blizzard, Inc . (NASDAQ: ATVI ) and Take-Two Interactive Software (NASDAQ: TTWO ). See Also: Activision Blizzard Has Large Option Traders' Attention Following Bullish Analyst Commentary The Analyst Cohen upgraded Ubisoft from Equal-Weight to Overweight and raised the target price from $66.76 (€60) to $94.58 (€85). He downgraded Take-Two from Overweight to Equal-Weight and lowered the price target from $145 to $110. Read more
After a disastrous end to 2018, video game publisher Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI ) shares stabilized in 2019. On Friday, Activision had the attention of several large option traders, and the action was more bullish than bearish. The Trades Benzinga Pro subscribers received seven option alerts related to unusually large trades of Activision options. Here are the largest: At 9:46 a.m., a trader sold 4,500 Activision call options with a $60 strike price expiring on Jan. 17 near the bid price at 43 cents. The trade represented a $193,500 bearish bet. At 11:32 a.m., a trader bought 737 Activision call options with a $60 strike price expiring on Jan. 17 near the ask price at 51.1 cents. The trade represented an $36,660 bullish bet. At 10:43 a.m., a trader sold 1,500 Activision put options with a $55 strike price expiring in January 2022 at the bid price of $7.651. The trade represented a $1.14 million bullish bet. At 12:34 a.m., a trader sold 500 Activision put options with a $50 strike price expiring in January 2021 at the bid price of $3.30. Read more
Activision Blizzard (ATVI) is benefiting from franchise strength. The upcoming launch of Galakrond's Awakening for Hearthstone expands its gaming portfolio. Read more
Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts are already looking ahead to the next holiday season, with a new generation of gaming consoles on the way later this year. That should be good news for the stocks. Read more
Last year was a decent year for Nomura’s digital portfolio, one marked by margin expansion and strong top- and bottom-line estimates. However, Nomura expects more turbulence throughout 2020. Analysts Mark Kelley and Andrew Marok lean conservatively on the sector as the Street has, on average, recently reduced rather than raised estimates. Internet In the internet group, Nomura expects an extension of 2019’s regulatory, privacy and antitrust concerns. While the analysts see the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission making some early rulings on these issues, they anticipate no near-term resolution. Most of the sector risk will rise internally. “Slowing end-market growth will be more of a focus this year (digital advertising likely to grow in the low teens through 2022 vs. 20%+ a couple of years ago), and more attention will be placed on the shift from linear TV advertising towards CTV as well as shoppable ads,” Kelley and Marok wrote. The poor … Full story available on Benzinga. Read more
Credit Suisse maintains an Outperform rating on Activision Blizzard (ATVI) and raises the target from $67 to $69. Analyst Stephen Ju raises his estimates f Read more
All of Activision Blizzard stock's tailwinds will continue in 2020 and some new ones will arise too. All of this makes ATVI worth a buy now. Read more
Gaming is fast becoming big entertainment. With its strong franchise focus, Activision Blizzard stock is likely to provide robust returns in 2020. Read more

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