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Investing in Sports; eSports, Sports Media and Sports Betting

Activision Blizzard ($ATVI), Atari ($ATA), Breaking Data (TSX: $BKD.V) (OTC: $BKDCF), Electronic Arts ($EA)

 

Point Roberts, WA - May 16, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Investorideas.com, a global news source and investor resource covering sports stocks issues a sector snapshot focusing on eSports, sports media and sports betting stocks.

According to a report from Nielsen entitled, ‘The Year in Sports Media Report: 2016’,” Consumers were deeply engaged in sports 2016 with a series of dramatic moments—from the Chicago Cubs’ history-making exploits, to LeBron James bringing the NBA Championship home to Cleveland, and the many spectacular performances at the Olympic Games—to enjoy. Through these moments and more, Nielsen Sports has measured changes in how fans follow sports across multiple media platforms; critical information for rights holders, brands and other stakeholders working across the sports industry.

The Year in Sports Media report also looks ahead at some of the commercial trends shaping the future, such as the evolution of eSports.

Once considered niche, the world of competitive gaming is attracting a fan base that rivals some traditional sports. The eSports fan base grew by 76% in the past year. Traditional media companies and sports franchises are increasingly getting involved in eSports, and blue chip brands are investing in advertising and sponsorship. Currently, the U.S. eSports enthusiast skews male—83% and 78% are aged between 13 and 34."

Source - http://www.nielsen.com/us/en/insights/reports/2017/the-year-in-sports-media-report-2016.html


For investors following the sports sector, Investorideas.com has created a growing stock directory of publicly traded companies including esports and sports media as well as sports teams and sporting goods http://www.investorideas.com/Sports/Stocks_List.asp

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Breaking Data Corp. (TSX VENTURE:BKD.V) (OTC:BKDCF) is a technology provider of a search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. The Company's showcase app, BreakingSports, utilizes semantic machine learning and NLP to track social media in a fully automated, real-time manner for significant sports information and events and distributes summarized information through real-time push notifications to consumers.

About GIVEMESPORT: http://www.givemesport.com/

GIVEMESPORT, Breaking Data's recent acquisition, is a leading next generation sports media company with the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world, with over 26 million fans. The next largest single sports publisher Facebook page is ESPN with 15.2 million fans. GIVEMESPORT's content generates over 3.6 billion impressions (Feb-17), reaching over 138 million unique users (Feb-17) per month on Facebook alone. Visit GIVEMESPORT's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GiveMeSport/

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Miscellaneous Sports and Entertainment:

Canlan Ice Sports Corp. (TSX: ICE.TO) is the North American leader in the development, operations and ownership of multi-purpose recreation and entertainment facilities. We are the largest private sector owner and operator of recreation facilities in North America and currently own, lease and/or manage 20 facilities in Canada and the United States with 57 ice surfaces, as well as five indoor soccer fields, and 15 sport, volleyball, and basketball courts.

Global Entertainment Corporation (OTC:GNTP) through its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated event and entertainment company in the United States. It engages in sports management, multipurpose events center development, facility and venue management and marketing, and venue ticketing operations. The company operates and manages a minor professional hockey league known as the Central Hockey League, which consists of 18 teams located in mid-market communities in the central, western, and southern regions of the United States. It also develops multipurpose events centers in mid-market communities; and promotes, markets, and sells various services related to multipurpose entertainment facilities, including facility naming rights, luxury suite sales, premium seat license sales, and facility sponsorship agreements. In addition, the company provides ticketing services for the multipurpose events centers, entertainment venues, theaters, concert halls, and other facilities and event coordinators by way of box office, outlet, phone, Internet, and print-at-home service that utilizes distribution outlets; and offers multipurpose events center operational services, such as administrative oversight in the areas of facility/property management and finance, event bookings, and food and beverage, as well as manages facility food service operations.

Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (NYSE:TV) is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world based on its market capitalization and a major participant in the international entertainment business. It has interests in television production and broadcasting, production of pay-television networks, international distribution of television programming, direct-to-home satellite services, cable television and telecommunication services, magazine publishing and distribution, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and live entertainment, feature-film production and distribution, the operation of a horizontal internet portal, and gaming.

Liberty Media Corporation (NasdaqGS:LMCA) owns interests in a broad range of media, communications and entertainment businesses, including its subsidiaries SiriusXM, Atlanta National League Baseball Club, Inc. and TruePosition, Inc., its interests in Charter Communications, Live Nation Entertainment and Barnes & Noble, and minority equity investments in Time Warner Inc., Time Warner Cable, and Viacom. Liberty Media Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in a range of media, communications, and entertainment businesses. The company owns the Atlanta Braves, a league baseball club, as well as certain of the Atlanta Braves minor league clubs; publishes and markets needlework, craft, decorating, entertaining, and other lifestyle interest how-to books; and produces and develops The PBS NewsHour, documentaries, Web sites, interactive DVD's, civic engagement projects, and educational programs. It also offers TruePosition U-TDOA, a location technology that locates mobile phones in various environments. In addition, the company, through its interests in Sirius XM Radio Inc., a satellite radio company, delivers commercial-free music channels, premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, and weather to approximately 22.9 million subscribers.

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV) operates as a live entertainment company. The company operates through Concerts, Ticketing, Artist Nation, and Sponsorship & Advertising segments. The Concerts segment engages in the promotion of live music events in its owned and/or operated venues, and in rented third-party venues; operation and management of music venues; and production of music festivals. The Ticketing segment operates an agency business that sells tickets for its events and third-party clients across various live event categories through its Websites, telephone services, and ticket outlets. This segment provides ticketing services for arenas, stadiums, amphitheaters, music clubs, concert promoters, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. The Artist Nation segment offers management services to music artists; sells merchandise associated with musical artists at live performances to retailers and directly to consumers through the Internet; and provides other services to artists. The Sponsorship & Advertising segment offers online advertising services; and online sponsorship programs for corporate clients.

Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment and is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG Media's television networks consist of regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the New York Spring Spectacular, both featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.

Time Inc. (NYSE:TIME) is one of the world's leading media companies, with a monthly global print audience of over 120 million and worldwide digital properties that attract more than 120 million visitors each month, including over 50 websites. Our influential brands include People, Sports Illustrated, InStyle, Time, Real Simple, Southern Living, Entertainment Weekly, Travel + Leisure, Cooking Light, Fortune and Food & Wine, as well as more than 50 diverse titles in the United Kingdom such as Decanter and Horse & Hound. Time Inc. is home to celebrated events and franchises including the Fortune 500, Time 100, People's Sexiest Man Alive, Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year, the Food & Wine Classic in Aspen, the Essence Festival and the biennial Fortune Global Forum. Hundreds of thousands of people attended our live media events in 2014. We also provide content marketing, targeted local print and digital advertising programs, branded book publishing and marketing and support services, including subscription sales services for magazines and other products, retail distribution and marketing services and customer service and fulfillment services, for ourselves and third-party clients, including other magazine publishers.

Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) operates as a media and entertainment company in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Turner, Home Box Office, and Warner Bros. The Turner segment owns and operates a portfolio of cable television networks and related properties that offer entertainment, sports, kids, and news programming on television and digital platforms for consumers. It operates approximately 165 channels in 200 countries. This segment also manages and operates various digital media properties primarily consisting of Websites, including bleacherreport.com, cartoonnetwork.com, CNN.com, CNNMoney.com, NBA.com, and NCAA.com; and licenses original programming to subscription-video-on-demand (SVOD) services, and its brands and characters for consumer products. This segment serves cable system operators, satellite service distributors, telephone companies, and other distributors. The Home Box Office segment provides premium pay and basic tier television services comprising HBO and Cinemax; and sells its original programming through DVDs, Blu-ray discs, and electronic sell-through, as well as licenses home entertainment and content to international television networks and SVOD services. The Warner Bros. segment produces, distributes, and licenses television programming and feature films; distributes digital and physical home entertainment products; and produces and distributes videogames, as well as licenses consumer products and brands.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Its Media Networks segment engages in broadcast television network, television production and distribution, television stations, broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. This segment operates the ABC Television Network and 8 owned television stations, the ESPN Radio Network and Radio Disney Network, and 35 owned and operated radio stations. It also produces, licenses, and distributes live-action and animated television programming; and operates ABC, ESPN, ABC Family, and SOAPnet-branded Internet businesses. The company's Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that includes theme parks; resort hotels; a retail, dining, and entertainment complex; a sports complex; conference centers; campgrounds; water parks; and other recreational facilities, as well as the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also manages and markets the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, and mixed-use Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii; manages Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; and licenses the operations of Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Its Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings, and live stage plays. The company's Consumer Products segment licenses trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties to retailers, show promoters, and publishers; operates The Disney Store and DisneyStore.com; publishes children's books and magazines, and comic books; and operates English language learning centers. Its Interactive segment creates and delivers entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms, including online, mobile, and video game consoles; and provides mobile phone service and content to consumers. ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Based in Bristol, Conn., with 4,000 employees (7,000 worldwide) ESPN Plaza includes 950,000 square feet in 16 buildings on 123 acres (116 contiguous), with additional office space (400,000 sq. ft.) rented nearby.The company is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) . The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

Broadcasting and Online Media:

Breaking Data Corp. (TSX:BKD.V) is a technology provider of a range of Artificial Intelligence services including; semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. The Company's showcase app, BreakingSports, utilizes semantic machine learning and NLP to track social media in a fully automated, real-time manner for significant sports information and events and distributes summarized information through real-time push notifications to consumers. GiveMeSport, Breaking Data's recent acquisition, is a leading next generation sports media company with the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world, with over 25.9 million fans. The next largest single sports publisher Facebook page is ESPN with 15.2 fans. GiveMeSport's content generates over 3.6 billion impressions (Feb-17), reaching over 138 million unique users (Feb-17) per month on Facebook alone.

https://www.facebook.com/GiveMeSport/

CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS) is a mass media company that creates and distributes industry-leading content across a variety of platforms to audiences around the world. The Company has businesses with origins that date back to the dawn of the broadcasting age as well as new ventures that operate on the leading edge of media. CBS owns the most-watched television network in the U.S. and one of the world's largest libraries of entertainment content, making its brand – "the Eye" – one of the most recognized in business. The Company's operations span virtually every field of media and entertainment, including cable, publishing, radio, local TV, film, outdoor advertising, and interactive and socially responsible media. CBS's businesses include CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, TVGN (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio, CBS Outdoor, CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Interactive, CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Films and CBS EcoMedia.

Central European Media Enterprises Ltd. (NasdaqGS:CETV) is a media and entertainment company operating leading businesses in six Central and Eastern European markets with an aggregate population of approximately 50 million people. CME broadcasts television channels in Bulgaria (bTV, bTV Cinema, bTV Comedy, bTV Action, bTV Lady and Ring.bg), Croatia (Nova TV, Doma, Nova World and Mini TV), the Czech Republic (TV Nova, Nova Cinema, Nova Sport, Fanda, Smichov, Telka and MTV Czech), Romania (PRO TV, PRO TV International, Acasa, Acasa Gold, PRO Cinema, Sport.ro, MTV Romania, PRO TV Chisinau and Acasa Moldova), the Slovak Republic (TV Markiza, Doma, Dajto and Fooor), and Slovenia (POP TV, Kanal A, Brio, Oto and Kino). CME also operates Voyo, the pan-regional video-on-demand service.

Comcast Corporation (NasdaqGS: CMCSA, NasdaqGS:CMCSK) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. NBCUniversal operates 30 news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts.

Entravision Communications Corp (NYSE:EVC) together with its subsidiaries, operates as a diversified Spanish-language media company that utilizes a combination of television and radio operations to reach Hispanic consumers in the United States and the markets of Mexico. The company operates in two segments, Television Broadcasting and Radio Broadcasting. The Television Broadcasting segment owns and operates a network of television stations that broadcast novelas, talk shows, news magazines, specials, late news, children's programs, sports, reality and comedy shows, and movies primarily for family-oriented audience. The Radio Broadcasting segment owns and operates a network of radio stations that broadcast news, traffic and weather information, promotions, and community events.

Gray Television, Inc. (NYSE:GTN) operates as a television broadcast company in the United States. As of February 25, 2013, it operated television stations broadcasting 41 primary channels and 45 secondary channels in 30 television markets, including 19 primary channels and 1 secondary channel affiliated with CBS Inc.; 10 primary channels affiliated with National Broadcasting Company, Inc.; 8 primary channels and 1 secondary channel affiliated with American Broadcasting Company; and 3 primary channels and 2 secondary channels affiliated with FOX Broadcasting Company. The company's secondary channels are also affiliated with the CW Network/ the CW Plus Network, MyNetwork, Untamed Sports Network, The Country Network, This TV Network, the MeTV Network, and Antenna TV; and one primary channel is affiliated with Antenna TV. In addition, it broadcasted 9 local news/weather secondary channels. Gray Television, Inc. was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia

Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. (NasdaqGM:KUTV) is a leading internet video company in China, focusing on user generated content ("UGC"). It operates ku6.com, an online video portal that provides video information services and entertainment, such as news, reports, and other interactive entertainment programs to viewers. The company also offers a video platform for video-sharing and watching user-generated content. Its online video content includes news, comedies, Channel V music videos, games, and micro movies; and sub-channels, which include entertainment, sports, finance, fashion, technology, automobile, education, and others. By constantly providing the users with the most fresh and interesting video contents, Ku6 Media always performs an active role in China's online video market. Ku6 Media was founded in 2006 and became a subsidiary of Shanda Interactive in 2009. In 2010, Ku6 Media became the first Chinese video website listed on NASDAQ. In the same year, Ku6 Media was the exclusive video website entitled to broadcast World Cup. In the second half of 2011, Ku6 Media switched its business model from long-term content focus to short-term content focus through UGC. In June 2013, Mr. Fang Du, a TV veteran who produced the most well-known TV program - The Voice- as well as other successfully TV programs, joined Ku6 Media bringing the Company's UGC strategy to a whole different level. The Company is headquartered in Beijing, China, with branches in Shanghai, Tianjin and Guangzhou, staffed with more than 400 employees.

Madison Square Garden (NYSE:MSG) is comprised of three business segments: MSG Sports, MSG Media and MSG Entertainment and is built on a foundation of iconic venues and compelling content that the company creates, produces, presents and/or distributes through its programming networks and other media assets. MSG Sports owns and operates the following sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA), the New York Rangers (NHL), the New York Liberty (WNBA), the Westchester Knicks (NBADL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL). MSG Sports also features the presentation of a wide variety of live sporting events including professional boxing, college basketball, bull riding and tennis. MSG Media is a leader in production and content development for multiple distribution platforms, including content originating from the Company's venues. MSG Media's television networks consist of regional sports and entertainment networks, MSG Network and MSG+, collectively referred to as MSG Networks. MSG Entertainment is one of the country's leaders in live entertainment. MSG Entertainment creates, produces and/or presents a variety of live productions, including the Radio City Christmas Spectacular and the New York Spring Spectacular, both featuring the Rockettes. MSG Entertainment also presents or hosts other live entertainment events such as concerts, family shows and special events in the Company's diverse collection of venues. These venues consist of Madison Square Garden, The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, the Beacon Theatre, the Forum in Inglewood, CA, The Chicago Theatre, and the Wang Theatre in Boston, MA.

Rogers Communications (NYSE:RCI; TSX:RCI-A.TO; RCI-B.TO) is a diversified Canadian communications and media company engaged in the telecom and media businesses. Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless voice and data communications services provider and the country's only national carrier operating on the combined world standard GSM/HSPA+/LTE technology platforms. Rogers Cable is a leading Canadian cable services provider, offering cable television, high-speed Internet access, and telephony products, and together with Rogers Business Solutions, provides business telecom, data networking and IP solutions to small, medium and large enterprise, government and carrier customers. Rogers Media is Canada's premier group of category-leading broadcast, specialty, print and online media assets, with businesses in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, sports entertainment, magazine and trade journal publishing and digital media. We are publicly traded on both the TSX and NYSE stock exchanges and are included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index of the largest publicly traded companies in Canada. Rogers Media is Canada's premier combination of category-leading radio and television broadcasting, sports entertainment, publishing, and digital media properties. Television properties include the multi-station City network, its five multicultural OMNI television stations, Rogers Sportsnet and Sportsnet ONE specialty sports television services, which provide sports programming across Canada, and The Shopping Channel, Canada's only nationally televised shopping service. It's Radio group operates 55 radio stations across Canada, while its Publishing group produces more than 50 well-known consumer magazines and trade publications. Media owns the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, Canada's largest sports and entertainment facility. Rogers also holds a 37.5% investment in Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment.

Sirius Satellite Radio (NasdaqGS: SIRI) is the world's largest radio broadcaster measured by revenue and has 24.4 million subscribers. SiriusXM creates and broadcasts commercial-free music; premier sports talk and live events; comedy; news; exclusive talk and entertainment; and the most comprehensive Latin music, sports and talk programming in radio. SiriusXM is available in vehicles from every major car company in the U.S., from retailers nationwide, and online at siriusxm.com. SiriusXM programming is also available through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App for Android, Apple and BlackBerry smartphones and other connected devices. SiriusXM also holds a minority interest in SiriusXM Canada, which has more than 2 million subscribers.

Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (NasdaqGS:FOXA) is the world's premier portfolio of cable, broadcast, film, pay TV and satellite assets spanning six continents across the globe. Reaching nearly 1.5 billion subscribers in more than 100 local languages every day, 21st Century Fox is home to a global portfolio of cable and broadcasting networks and properties, including FOX, FX, FXX, FXM, FS1, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, Fox Sports, Fox Sports Network, National Geographic Channels, MundoFox, STAR and 28 local television stations; film studio Twentieth Century Fox Film; and television production studios Twentieth Century Fox Television and Shine Group. The Company also provides premium content to millions of subscribers through its pay-television services in Europe and Asia, including Sky Deutschland, Sky Italia and its equity interests in BSkyB and Tata Sky.

Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) operates as an entertainment company worldwide. Its Media Networks segment engages in broadcast television network, television production and distribution, television stations, broadcast radio networks and stations, and publishing and digital operations. This segment operates the ABC Television Network and 8 owned television stations, the ESPN Radio Network and Radio Disney Network, and 35 owned and operated radio stations. It also produces, licenses, and distributes live-action and animated television programming; and operates ABC, ESPN, ABC Family, and SOAPnet-branded Internet businesses. The company's Parks and Resorts segment owns and operates the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida that includes theme parks; resort hotels; a retail, dining, and entertainment complex; a sports complex; conference centers; campgrounds; water parks; and other recreational facilities, as well as the Disneyland Resort in California. This segment also manages and markets the Disney Vacation Club, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, and mixed-use Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii; manages Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland Resort; and licenses the operations of Tokyo Disneyland Resort. Its Studio Entertainment segment produces and acquires live-action and animated motion pictures, direct-to-video content, musical recordings, and live stage plays. The company's Consumer Products segment licenses trade names, characters, and visual and literary properties to retailers, show promoters, and publishers; operates The Disney Store and DisneyStore.com; publishes children's books and magazines, and comic books; and operates English language learning centers. Its Interactive segment creates and delivers entertainment and lifestyle content across interactive media platforms, including online, mobile, and video game consoles; and provides mobile phone service and content to consumers.

e-Sports/Sports Related Gaming Stocks:

Activision Blizzard Inc (NasdaqGS:ATVI) is a worldwide online, PC, console, handheld and mobile game publisher with leading positions across every major category of the rapidly growing interactive entertainment software industry. Activision Blizzard maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, Spain, the Netherlands, Australia, South Korea and China.

Atari Inc (NYSE Euronext Paris: ATA) is a multi-platform, global interactive entertainment and licensing company. The original innovator of video gaming, founded in 1972, Atari owns and/or manages a portfolio of more than 200 games and franchises, including world renowned brands like Asteroids®, Centipede®, Missile Command®, Pong®, Test Drive®, Backyard Sports®, Ghostbusters®, and Rollercoaster Tycoon®. Atari capitalizes on these powerful properties by delivering compelling games online (i.e. browser, Facebook® and digital download), on smartphones and tablets and other connected devices. The Company also develops and distributes interactive entertainment for video game consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony. As a licensor, Atari extends its brand and franchises into other media, merchandising and publishing categories. Atari has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Paris, Lyon and London.

Breaking Data Corp. (TSX:BKD.V) is a technology provider of a range of Artificial Intelligence services including; semantic search, machine learning and natural language processing ("NLP"). The Company's technology platform has many practical applications, in multiple business and consumer verticals that are immersed in massive media and data rich settings. The Company's showcase app, BreakingSports, utilizes semantic machine learning and NLP to track social media in a fully automated, real-time manner for significant sports information and events and distributes summarized information through real-time push notifications to consumers. GiveMeSport, Breaking Data's recent acquisition, is a leading next generation sports media company with the largest single publisher Facebook page in the world, with over 25.9 million fans. The next largest single sports publisher Facebook page is ESPN with 15.2 fans. GiveMeSport's content generates over 3.6 billion impressions (Feb-17), reaching over 138 million unique users (Feb-17) per month on Facebook alone.

https://www.facebook.com/GiveMeSport/

Electronic Arts (NasdaqGS: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones, tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered players and operates in 75 countries. In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and Mass Effect™

Fantasy 6 Sports Inc. (CSE: FYS.CA; OTC: FNTYF) is a technology company which creates immersive experiences and games for fans around the world using virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and other immersive technologies. The Company also features core competencies in fantasy sports, big data and artificial intelligence, mobile video games and develops interactive fan engagement platforms for corporations, media, broadcasters and not-for-profit societies and charities. The Company's mission is to create new dimensions in fan engagement, experiences and entertainment.

Fantasy Aces Daily Fantasy Sports Corp. (TSX:FAS.V) is a leading DFS (Daily Fantasy Sports) site focused on everyday skill-based fantasy sports games. Fantasy Aces has developed proprietary software which allows users to create fantasy teams from the player rosters of actual sports leagues and then use their teams to compete against other users in various categories such as points scored, yards gained, goals, assists or home runs registered, depending on the specific sport. The FantasyAces.com website currently offers daily and weekly skill based fantasy sports games for six major North American sports, including the NFL, NBA, NHL, MLB, College Football and the PGA. Fantasy Aces also offers a variety of entry fee contest options for its members to play, in addition to free roll tournaments to attract new members to the site. Fantasy Aces charges a management fee from all entry fees collected on the website.

Gameloft (Paris: GFT.PA; OTC: GLOFY) A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set-top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft operates its own established franchises such as Asphalt®, Real Football®, Modern Combat, and N.O.V.A.: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance® and also partners with major rights holders including Marvel®, Hasbro®, FOX®, Mattel® and Ferrari®. Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in over 100 countries and employs over 5,000 developers.

Gaming Nation Inc. (TSX:FAN.V) provides technology and information platforms to the sports and entertainment industry. The company's platforms include 5050 Central, an electronic real-time raffle system, daily fantasy games through Fantasy Feud and sports information websites Fantasy Guru and Pick Nation.

Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (NYSE:LGF-A; LGF-B) is a vertically integrated next generation global content leader with a diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, premium pay television networks, home entertainment, global distribution and sales, interactive ventures and games and location-based entertainment. The Company continues to build its presence in video games and interactive ventures that leverage the breadth and depth of its IP.

Millennial Esports Corp. (TSX:GAME.V) owns and operates "thE Arena", Las Vegas' first permanent eSports Arena and studio. "thE Arena" is a state of the art 15,000 square foot facility located on world famous Fremont Street, at the Neonopolis, in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. The Company operates millennialesports.gg, an Esports platform and online community, which provides gamers with a variety of online competitions, leagues and ladders, giving them an opportunity to win prizes and garner recognition within the global Esports community. In addition, the Company provides turnkey solutions to give game publishers, consumer brands and other partners exposure and influence on a targeted audience, thereby enabling them to generate new revenue streams by leveraging this unique and highly sought after global demographic.

Nintendo (OTC: NTDOY) engages in the manufacture and sale of home leisure equipment. The company provides various gaming machines, including Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, and Wii. It also offers games in various genres, such as action and adventure, edutainment, first-person action, music, fitness and lifestyle, party, puzzle and strategy, role-playing, simulation, and sports and racing.

NTN Buzztime Inc. (NYSE MKT:NTN) delivers interactive entertainment and innovative dining technology to bars and restaurants in North America. Venues license Buzztime's customizable solution to differentiate themselves via competitive fun by offering guests trivia, card, sports and arcade games, nationwide competitions, and self-service dining features including dynamic menus, touchscreen ordering and secure payment. Buzztime's platform improves operating efficiencies, creates connections among the players and venues, and amplifies guests' positive experiences

NYX Gaming Group Ltd (TSX:NYX.V) is a leading digital gaming provider headquartered in Las Vegas, USA with a staff of more than 1,100 employees based in 14 countries across Europe , North America , Asia , New Zealand and Australia . The Company provides one of the world's largest portfolios of leading content and technology to some of the foremost gaming operators, lotteries and casinos across the globe. NYX also has one of the broadest distribution bases in the industry with over 200 unique customers and the widest portfolio of content available from their own global studios and broad partner network. The diversified game catalogue delivers content across web and mobile formats, focusing on Bingo, Casino, Lottery and Sportsbook verticals. NYX's Open Gaming System (OGS™) was recently named 2016 Platform of the Year in acknowledgement of its position as the industry's market-leading gaming offering, which allows licensees to leverage the best-of-breed multi-vendor casino content from around the world.

Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (NasdaqGS: TTWO) is a leading developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment for consumers around the globe. The Company develops and publishes products through its two wholly-owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under the 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play brands. Our products are designed for console systems, handheld gaming systems and personal computers, including smartphones and tablets, and are delivered through physical retail, digital download, online platforms and cloud streaming services.

Tencent Holding Ltd. (OTC: TCEHY) uses technology to enrich the lives of Internet users. Every day, hundreds of millions of people communicate, share experiences, consume information and seek entertainment through our integrated platforms. Tencent's diversified services include QQ, Weixin/WeChat for communications; Qzone for social networking; QQ Game Platform for online games; QQ.com and Tencent News for information and Tencent Video for video content.

The9 Limited (NasdaqGS: NCTY) is an online game developer and operator. The9 developed and operates, directly or through its affiliates, its proprietary online games and web and social games including Shen Xian Zhuan, Re Xue Wu Shuang, Winning Basketball, Winning Goal and Q Jiang San Guo, in mainland China. It has also obtained exclusive licenses to operate other games in Mainland China, such as Planetside 2. In addition, The9 is developing various proprietary games, including FireFall and other online games and web and social games.

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Carlyle Entertainment Ltd. (CSE: OLG) owns and maintains legal and licensed interactive software-based games of chance, focused on fully commercializing its online casino and sports book to become the premier interactive gaming and entertainment provider for regulated markets. Through its development of the Global Multi-Player Software Platform, which was coded specifically for use in the online casino and sports book markets, Carlyle has developed a unique platform that allows the Company to offer a diverse array of online casino games as well as robust card games that are easy-to-use and quick-to-play.

Contagious Gaming Inc. (TSX:CNS.V) is a trusted software developer focused on providing dynamic gaming solutions regulated gaming operators and lotteries around the world. Contagious Gaming offers sports betting, pool betting and iGaming solutions targeted at the online retail and mobile gaming markets. Our unique offering of content and technology can be delivered as a fully integrated service across a single, modern customer platform or can be offered as standalone verticals.

Empire Global Corp. (OTC:EMGL) together with its wholly owned subsidiaries, Multigioco Srl and Rifa Srl, is a licensed gaming operator. The Company conducts its business primarily through our internet-based gambling and sports betting platform under the registered brand New Gioco on our licensed gaming website www.newgioco.it as well as land-based neighbourhood betting shops situated throughout Italy. The Company, through its online gaming website and shops, provides a full suite of gaming products and services, such as sports betting, online casino, poker, and bingo and interactive games.

Function(x) Inc. (NasdaqCM:FNCX) operates Wetpaint.com and Rant. Wetpaint is the leading online destination for entertainment news for millennial women, covering the latest in television, music, and pop culture. Rant is a leading digital publisher with original content in multiple different verticals, most notably in sports, entertainment, and pets. Function(x), Inc. is also the largest shareholder of DraftDay Gaming Group, which is well-positioned to become a significant participant in the expanding fantasy sports market, offering a high-quality daily fantasy sports experience both directly to consumers and to businesses desiring turnkey solutions to new revenue streams. Function(x), Inc. also owns Choose Digital, a digital marketplace platform that allows companies to incorporate digital content into existing rewards and loyalty programs in support of marketing and sales initiatives.

GVC Holdings plc (LSE:GVC.L) is a leading provider of B2B and B2C services to the online gaming and sports betting markets. GVC is the Isle of Man incorporated holding company of the GVC Group. The Company was formed to assume the business and operations of GVC Holdings SA, the GVC Group's previous Luxembourg incorporated holding company, as part of a redomiciliation of the GVC group of companies from Luxembourg to the Isle of Man in 2010. GVC was readmitted to trading on AIM in May 2010. The Group is split into two operating divisions: B2B and B2C. Licensed in Malta and Curacao, its principal B2C brands are: CasinoClub, a leading online casino website for German-speaking markets and Betboo, which was initially focused on the Latin American market but since January 2011 has expanded into other emerging markets and in particular Turkish speaking markets.

Ladbrokes plc (LSE:LAD.L) is one of the world's leading betting and gaming enterprises. Ladbrokes is a market leader in retail bookmaking in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Spain where it operates a combined total of more than 2,700 betting shops. The Company also operates betting facilities at eight FA Premiership grounds and nine racecourses, including Ascot. In addition to its extensive retail presence Ladbrokes offers thousands of betting markets on a daily basis via the Internet, mobile Internet and telephone. The telephone betting operation services 85,000 customers, while Ladbrokes.com, the Company's online betting and gaming facility, has attracted nearly 800,000 active clients. Betting is offered via 13 tailored sites in nine different languages; supporting 17 currencies. The site incorporates the highest levels of security, which underwrite an integrated array of sports betting and gaming services available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Ladbrokes is focused on building its digital capabilities to realise its vision of becoming a fully e-enabled international betting and gaming business.

MGT Capital Investments (OTC:MGTI) MGT and its subsidiaries are engaged in the business of acquiring, developing and monetizing assets in the online and mobile gaming space, as well as the casino industry. MGT Gaming, a majority owned subsidiary, owns U.S. Patent Nos. 7,892,088 and 8,500,554 relating to certain casino slot machine systems and has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against WMS Gaming (a subsidiary of Scientific Games Corporation), and others. The Company also owns a majority interest in FanTD LLC, the operator of FanThrowdown.com, one of the leading online daily fantasy sports wagering websites. Another majority owned subsidiary, MGT Interactive, owns REAL DEAL POKER™, an innovative online poker technology with a patented card shuffling system, allowing for regulatory transparency and auditability, and a higher level of realism.

Paddy Power plc (LSE:PAP.L) and its subsidiaries provide online interactive sports betting services principally in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia. It offers fixed odds games betting, online casino and games, financial spread betting, business-to-business, and risk management services; and peer to peer games, including online poker and bingo. The company offers telephone betting services through Dial-a-Bet service; and sports betting services through paddypower.com, sportsbet.com.au, and iasbet.com.au Websites, as well as through a chain of licensed betting offices. It also provides online gaming services through paddypower.com, paddypowergames.com, paddypowercasino.com, paddypowerpoker.com, and paddypowerbingo.com Websites. The company operates a network of approximately 210 retail licensed betting shops in the Republic of Ireland, including shops at 4 racecourses; and 165 shops in the United Kingdom.

Playtech (LSE:PTEC.L) together with its subsidiaries, engages in the development and licensing of software platforms and content for online, mobile, and land-based gaming industries. Its gaming software solutions include online casino games, online poker games, live and TV gaming, bingo, mobile gaming, fixed odds and casual games, Asian games, progressive jackpots, and sports betting. The company also offers server-supported and server-based gaming machines or terminals for land-based gaming operators; Information Management Solution (IMS), a management system for the operation of Playtech's entire product portfolio; and a cross-platform network that enables online, broadcast, mobile, and land-based platforms to be run via a unified administrative system. In addition, it provides various ancillary services, including email and phone customer support; financial reporting and analysis tools for reviewing and monitoring online activities; fraud prevention and risk management tools to monitor deposits and withdrawals, track player activities, and provide automated alerts; co-location hosting services; payment advisory services; poker and bingo network management; live dealer operational services; and marketing services, such as affiliate marketing, media programs, and search engine optimization. It serves online operators, sportsbooks, and entertainment brands in Canada, Gibraltar, the Philippines, Curacao, and rest of the world. Playtech Limited has a strategic partnership agreement with Scientific Games Corporation to jointly develop and market Internet and land-based gaming products and services.

Phantom Fiber Corporation (OTC: PHFB) engages in the development and sale of wireless software applications and mobile solutions worldwide. The company uses its wireless platform and supporting software developer kit to extend the multimedia content of existing Internet Web sites to the personal digital assistants and mobile phones users. Its solutions are used in various applications, such as remote monitoring of facilities; stock research; real time quoting and transacting; logistics and distribution; health care, including real time distribution of secure patient information; gaming and entertainment; and live streaming video. Phantom Fiber Corporation serves cellular network carriers, and financial institutions, as well as several online gaming, such as horse racing, fixed odd game providers, and sports book software companies.

Rank Group plc, The (LSE:RNK.L) together with its subsidiaries, provides gaming and betting services in the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, and Malta. It also provides business services to gaming operators in various additional markets; sports betting services; and support services to interactive gaming, shared services, and online gaming and book making services. The company operates bingo clubs under the Mecca Bingo name in Great Britain; and 11 premium bingo clubs in Spain under the Top Rank Espana name. In addition, it operates casinos under the Grosvenor and G Casinos names in Great Britain; and provides betting and gaming Websites in Spanish, French, German, Danish, and Swedish through Rank Interactive, a remote gaming and betting business.

Sportingbet (LSE:SBT.L) operates as an online sports betting and gaming company. The company offers online sports betting services, including sportsbook; and gaming products comprising casino and poker, as well as other games, such as roulette, blackjack, slots, and live dealer games. It operates Websites in 21 languages; and accepts bets in 20 currencies. The company is also involved in telephone and mobile betting businesses. It operates in Europe, Australia, Canada, Brazil, Chile, and South Africa.

VGambling Inc. (OTC: GMBL) is a next generation online gambling company specifically focused on eSports. VGambling intends to offer wagering on eSports events on a fully licensed, regulated and secured platform to the global eSports audience, excluding the United States. In addition, VGambling intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multi-player video games tournaments online for cash prizes. VGambling is led by a team of industry and technical experts from the online gambling and video game industries, e-Sports, marketing, legal and financial professionals. The Company maintains offices in St. Mary's, Antigua and Barbuda. VGambling is currently developing several play money websites and their real money wagering website. VGambling common stock is listed on the OTCQB under the symbol GMBL. For more information, please see www.vgambling.net

WILLIAM HILL (LSE:WMH.L) is the UK's leading bookmaker and one of the most recognised and trusted brands in the gambling industry, providing gaming and betting services across multiple channels: online, on the high street, on the phone and on the move. We have been listed on the London Stock Exchange (WMH.L) since 2002 and employ over 15,000 people in the UK, Gibraltar, Israel and Bulgaria.

World Gaming Plc (OTC: WGMGY) through its subsidiaries, primarily engages in the operation of Internet gaming sites. The company also licenses Internet gaming software systems and provides online gaming management services to independent licensees in the United Kingdom. Its Internet gaming Web sites include SPORTSBETTING.COM, Racebook.com, and Win4Real.com. The company offers a suite of gaming products that include approximately 17 casino games, various instant play games and a live sports wagering product line, a horse racing pari-mutuel betting system, and a third-party supplied multiplayer poker product. In addition, World Gaming provides hosting services.

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