Unity Technologies Acquires Game Hosting Division of Multiplay from GAME Digital, PLC

Unity Technologies Inc.Unity Technologies creator of the world’s most popular creation engine that reaches nearly three billion devices worldwide, announced today that the company has entered into a definitive acquisition to acquire Multiplay Ltd and its game hosting business from GAME Digital plc for £19M GBP.

Multiplay is a leading specialist in online game server hosting. Multiplay’s hybrid cloud technology powers some of the world’s largest online games, automatically scaling to meet global player demand. Multiplay’s hybrid approach blends a global network of bare metal servers with the flexible burst capacity from the leading cloud providers and offers a 24/7 team of gaming specialists for round-the-clock monitoring and support to players.

GAME Digital plc comprises three divisions: Retail, Events and esports and Digital Solutions, and delivers for the gaming communities of the UK, Spain and elsewhere. The events business and its associated IP’s will remain with GAME.

John Riccitiello, CEO of Unity Technologies, said, “The team at Multiplay have created scalable multiplayer technology that gives all game creators, from indies to AAA studios, the ability to create performant experiences that can serve hundreds of thousands of players at once. We welcome the Multiplay team to the Unity family.”

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Brightcove acquires Unicorn Media

brightcoveBrightcove, a provider of cloud services for video, has completed its acquisition of Unicorn Media, a leading provider of cloud video ad insertion technology, for approximately $49 million. The purchase price consists of 2,850,547 shares of Brightcove stock and approximately $9.1 million of cash.

David Mendels, Chief Executive Officer of Brightcove, commented, “We are excited to welcome the Unicorn Media team unicornto Brightcove. We believe its innovative cloud-based ad insertion technology and our industry-leading Video Cloud platform will enable a dramatic improvement in the targeting, personalization and monetization of the rapidly increasing amount of online video content being delivered by digital media companies.”

Brightcove will rebrand the Unicorn Media product line as Brightcove Once and will continue to develop, operate and support the service while also integrating the technology with other Brightcove services.

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