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Lionsgate Invests in E-Sports Franchise as Competitive Gaming Industry Grows

Tue Jan 10 04:30:20 EST 2017 | The Hollywood Reporter
Lionsgate is getting into the fast-growing professional video gaming sports business.  The studio is joining a group of big-name entertainment, media and technology players as a part owner of the Immortals, an e-sports franchise. Lionsgate has taken a minority stake in the pro video game team alongside financier Michael Milken, Oaktree Capital principal Steve Kaplan, investor Gregory Milken, Third Wave entrepreneur Allen DeBevoise and Crosscut Ventures' Clinton Foy. Lionsgate is taking a co..

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Lionsgate is getting into the fast-growing professional video gaming sports business.  The studio is joining a group of big-name entertainment, media and technology players as..
Lionsgate just raised its bet on sSports by making an investment in one of its most popular franchises: The Immortals. No word yet on how much the studio is spending, or how big&nb..
Lionsgate has invested an undisclosed amount of funding into the eSports franchise The Immortals as part of its strategy of expanding into the fast-growing arena. Lionsgate announc..
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Jan 12 Lions Gate Entertainment Corp : * Lionsgate partners with executive producer Jeff Apploff to develop nonscripted series and formats * Says Lionsgate will have exclusive righ..