‘Call Of Duty: Ghosts’ Tops $1B On First Day, Says Activision Blizzard

By | Wednesday November 6, 2013 @ 11:54am PST

One day after the latest installment in the Call Of Duty franchise was released, Activision Blizzard announced today that the first-person shooter video game has surpassed $1 billion in global sell-in sales. Impressive as that may … Read More »

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Activision Blizzard Shares Popping After $8B-Plus Deal To Split From Vivendi

By | Friday July 26, 2013 @ 9:38am PDT

The current 14% gain for Santa Monica-based Activision Blizzard so far in Nasdaq trading today comes hours after parent company Vivendi announced a $8.17 billion deal to sell back the majority of the video game giant to a … Read More »

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Nickelodeon Taps Activision To Produce SpongeBob SquarePants Video Games

By | Thursday July 25, 2013 @ 8:21am PDT

NEW YORK, July 25, 2013 — Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (Nasdaq: ATVI), today announced a new global, multi-year agreement to develop and publish video games featuring pop culture phenomenon SpongeBob SquarePants. The first game to be published in the new partnership will be SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton’s Robotic Revenge, an all-new action-adventure video game set to be released on Oct. 22 for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii™ and Wii U™ systems, and the Nintendo DS™ and 3DS™ handheld systems.

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Nickelodeon Signs With Activision To Develop ‘Ninja Turtles’ Video Games

This is worth noting considering how important Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is to the turnaround story at Nickelodeon, and Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman’s eagerness to accelerate sales of consumer products based on his company’s properties. The partners … Read More »

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Blockbuster Sales For ‘Call Of Duty’ Power Activision Blizzard Shares

By | Friday November 16, 2012 @ 1:56pm PST

The company says it has “the biggest entertainment launch of the year” after its new combat video game, Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, generated $500M in worldwide sales in the first 24 hours after it was released. This … Read More »

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Vivendi Appoints Executives In Strategic Review Of Media And Telecoms Businesses

By | Tuesday August 21, 2012 @ 1:55am PDT

French media conglomerate Vivendi is stepping up a strategic review of its businesses as it decides whether to sell or spin off some of its assets. Chairman Jean-René Fourtou has appointed executives to help reassess the company’s structure … Read More »

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Call of Duty: MW3 Rakes In $775M In 5 Days

By | Thursday November 17, 2011 @ 10:55pm PST

Activision’s first-person shooter multiplayer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has grossed more than $775 million in its first five days of sales, the company reported Wednesday. In just its first day on the market, Activision sold more than … Read More »

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Lucian Grainge Now Chairman & CEO Of Universal Music Group

By | Wednesday March 9, 2011 @ 11:50am PST

Vivendi announced today that the current CEO of UMG will add chairman to his title at the world’s biggest music company, which has operations in 77 countries. He will remain on Vivendi’s board of directors and was added to the board at the French conglomerate’s vidgame publisher Activision Blizzard, which is based in Santa … Read More »

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Camp Allen: What A Showbiz Snorefest!

campallen.JPGHollywood is jetting to the annual Allen & Co investment conference in Sun Valley starting today. I’ve just been emailed the in-room schedule by a participant, and this year showbiz is back in favor because of an “Entertainment Panel” consisting of Barry Diller, Peter … Read More »

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