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The Stinger Report: Embracing Entertainments Change – Part 2 | #1063

Report Skinny

In The Stinger Report #1063 – This issue covers in detail:

1. Reflecting on the merger, acquisition and restructuring of the facility business, this first part of this report looks at the impact of the latest closure of Toys “R” Us, along with the new openings and developments from Cineplex and CJ CGV.
2. Developments in acquisition and control continue, with news of Mellors Group’s latest facility takeover. Meanwhile, another prominent UK seaside entertainment venue is acquired with the sale of Dreamland, along with other developments
3. Developments within the eSports frontier continue, and we chart acquisitions by EA and Motorsports Games in a bid to dominate the landscape. Meanwhile, Bally’s Corporation attempts its own moves on market control.
4. Immersive tech also plays a part in eSports, with VR studios’ involvement in the scene. Alongside the latest developments in MR applied to competitive concepts from Microsoft and Niantic, and latest streaming entertainment from LEGO.

….and much, much more!

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The Stinger Report, published by KWP and its director, Kevin Williams, as the leading interactive out-of-home entertainment news-and-views resource, covering the immersive frontier and beyond.

Main Report

Continuing this two-part report, we look at the two areas of development that are shaping the growth of investment into Out-of-Home Entertainment, and we conclude with a look at developments in the facility business going forward. We also chart investment in new brands (echoing our previous Crossover feature), and then look at eSports and new technology offering unique elements to the market…

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