Game Launches, Recognitions, Celebrations and Strategic Partnerships - Research Report on EA, IGT, Activision Blizzard, Rovi,

    Game Launches, Recognitions, Celebrations and Strategic Partnerships -      Research Report on EA, IGT, Activision Blizzard, Rovi, and KongZhong  PR Newswire  NEW YORK, October 17, 2013  NEW YORK, October 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --  Editor Note: For more information about this release, please scroll to bottom.  Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), International Game Technology (NYSE: IGT), Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI), Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI), and KongZhong Corporation (NASDAQ: KONG). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.  Electronic Arts Inc. Research Report  On September 24, 2013, Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) announced the availability of EA SPORTS FIFA 14 in the retail stores throughout North America, and as a digital download on "Origin." The Company informed that the game has a following of over five million fans worldwide, considered as the most ever for an EA SPORTS game, who have played the FIFA 14 demo and the game has received 32 review scores of 9 out of 10 or higher. According to EA, the number of fans who have played the demo version of the game has increased 7% YoY, while the number of fans using the FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Web App was up 86% YoY to 1.35 million players, and has attracted over 830,000 daily active users. Further, the Company has also launched a mobile version of FIFA 14, which is available for free download on Apple and Android devices. The Full Research Report on Electronic Arts Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/4942_EA]  --  International Game Technology Research Report   On September 26, 2013, International Game Technology (IGT) announced that it has won the American Gaming Association's (AGA) Gaming Voice 'Best 2012 Annual Report' Award for an interactive annual report, a first in the industry. The Company informed that its annual report, titled 'Building on Momentum,' reflects IGT's overall passion for blazing new trails and is prepared for shareholders, investors, analysts, and the media. The Company informed that the report speaks about IGT's commitment to delivering unique experiences to all audiences. The Company reported that the annual report received over 26,000 mobile visits and 2,000 unique page views within the first three months. "We are driving innovation and leadership in all facets of this industry and are honored to be awarded by AGA for this industry-first interactive reporting," said Susan Cartwright, Vice President of Corporate Communications at IGT. The Full Research Report on International Game Technology - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/6ac9_IGT]  --  Activision Blizzard, Inc. Research Report   On September 30, 2013, Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Activision Blizzard) reported that its subsidiary Activision Publishing, Inc. (Activision Publishing) is celebrating the month of 'SWAPtober,' in time with the launch of the game Skylanders SWAP Force. According to Activision Publishing, to kick off the month long celebration, the Company will be giving away a Skylanders SWAP Force Starter Pack per day from October 1 to October 31, 2013 through the official Skylanders Twitter page. The Full Research Report on Activision Blizzard, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/5c46_ATVI]  --  Rovi Corporation Research Report  On September 17, 2013, Rovi Corporation (Rovi) and STMicroelectronics (ST) announced that the Companies are working together to help service providers recognize the benefits of High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC/H.265). Under the partnership, ST is integrating HEVC decoding support for both streaming and downloadable content into its set-top box System-on-Chip (SoC) families, while Rovi is delivering an end-to-end solution for the creation, secure delivery, and playback of HEVC. "With our DivX HEVC solution integrated in SoC platforms for set-top boxes, we believe it will benefit service providers and operators looking to expand their capabilities, enabling the transition to IP video services in a more cost effective and scalable way," said Dr. Kanaan Jemili, Senior Vice President of Product Management at Rovi. The Company further informed that the partnership plans to enable secure delivery and high-quality playback of HEVC content for device manufacturers and service providers through the latest compression technology at about half the bandwidth. The Full Research Report on Rovi Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a48a_ROVI]  --  KongZhong Corporation Research Report  On September 10, 2013, KongZhong Corporation (KongZhong) announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Vasoon Animation Co., Ltd. (Vasoon). According to the Company, the partnership allows KongZhong to acquire the mobile and PC game adaptation rights for the five 'KuiBa' animated series of movies, as well as the global exclusive publishing rights for the games. "As a leader in China's animation industry with a long-standing vision to create a world class innovative animation Company, we believe that our cross-industry partnership with KongZhong will create even more immersive and memorable experiences for Kuiba fans. We believe that through KongZhong's strengths in game development and operations, existing and future fans of Kuiba will be able experience another level of interaction with the Kuiba universe and we look forward to playing Kuiba games in the future!" said Wu Hanqing, CEO of Vasoon. The Full Research Report on KongZhong Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/8440_KONG]  ----  EDITOR NOTES:  1.This is not company news. We are an independent source and our views do     not reflect the companies mentioned. 2.Information in this release is fact checked and produced on a best efforts     basis and reviewed by Namrata Maheshwari, a CFA charterholder. However, we     are only human and are prone to make mistakes. 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