Sony announced today that it has won worldwide distribution rights to the upcoming Angry Birds movie which is slated to hit theaters July 1, 2016. Apparently several studios were vying for the rights. In a press release Sony Pictures Entertainment's co-chairmen Michael Lynton and Amy Pascal said: Every studio in town would love to add Angry Birds to their slate. There are...
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Rovio Entertainment is working on a new Angry Birds game called Angry Birds Go! which is due for release later in 2013. The Finnish firm has launched a website for the new game with a (very) brief teaser on its likely content: an animation of a bird being fired along a track. A hint that Angry Birds Go! could be a Temple Run-style endless runner game, perhaps. "Those birds...
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Rovio, the creator of the "Angry Birds" game franchise, said Tuesday it will further expand the scope of its business by publishing games made by third-party developers under its popular Rovio brand name.
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HELSINKI -- Mobile game developer Rovio Entertainment Ltd. says the popular Angry Birds franchise helped it double revenue in 2012, with net profit surging more than 55 percent to 55.5 million euros ($71.2 million). The Finnish company says that sales last year were 152.2 million euros, up from 75.6 million euro a year earlier. Net profit in 2011 was 35.4 million euros. CEO...
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Angry Birds Friends is the least interesting product that Rovio has ever put out. How would I have done it differently? I'm so glad you asked!
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Angry Birds is making a return yet again, but probably not in the same fashion as the past few times. Developer Rovio has teased what they’re calling Angry Birds Go!, and new title that we should be hearing more about later this summer. It looks to be a racing game of some kind, but Rovio ...
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Rovio Entertainment used SXSW 2013 to announce its latest expansion into traditional entertainment. Beginning March 16, a new episode of Angry Birds Toons will be released each week on broadcast platforms around the world, including Comcast in the US and Samsung Smart TVs. Beginning March 17, Rovio will add a “Toons” button to all of its Angry Birds apps, which will be right...
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Filed under: Investing -Rovio Entertainment Launches Angry Birds Toons Video Channel with Brightcove Video Cloud Enables Angry Birds fans around the world to watch 52 on-demand episodes across Smart TVs, smartphones and tablets BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Brightcove (NAS: BCOV) , a leading global provider of cloud content services, today announced that Rovio Entertainment,...
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As "Angry Birds" maker Rovio ventures more into licensing and theme parks, it's transforming more into Disney and away from being a game maker.
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When Angry Birds came out of nowhere, many people thought it was a fluke. The Finnish startup that had gone through a series of name changes and launched dozens of games that failed to take off. Finally, they had a game that people were playing. Given their track record, the odds of Rovio doing it again were slim. But maybe there's something in the cold, unpolluted air of...
(3 months and 7 days ago)
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