Playcast Media Systems

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Playcast Media Systems
IndustryCloud computing
Founded2007
FounderGuy Debeer, Natan Peterfreund
Defunct2 June 2015[1][2][3]
HeadquartersCaesarea, Israel[4]
ProductsCloud gaming
WebsitePlaycast Media Systems

Playcast Media Systems was a cloud gaming service company, based in Caesarea, Israel.[5][6][7] In June 2015, Playcast merged with rival cloud gaming company GameFly.[1] Playcast was backed by Venture Capital firms Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP) and MK Capital.[8]

History[edit]

Playcast Media Systems was founded in 2007 by Mr. Guy Debeer and Dr. Natan Peterfreund. In February 2008 a Beta version was installed on a live cable network and latterly a large scale pilot was installed on a Hot cable TV network to test in Israel.[9][10]

Playcast was among the first gaming-on-demand technology services companies for Cable and IPTV in the world and had partnerships with some of the largest video game publishers in the world, including: Activision, Atari, Disney, Capcom, Codemasters, THQ and Strategy First.[11][12][13]

In November 2010, Portugal Telecom and Playcast Media Systems announced the first commercial launch of the new service, available on Portugal Telecom's platform.,[14] the service was named Meo Jogos,.[15]

In July 2012, Playcast Media System brought its cloud gaming service to over 3.51 million CJ Hellovision subscribers in South Korea.[16]

In October 2013, Playcast cloud gaming service was launched to customers of French fixed and mobile operator Bouygues Telecom; the service was made available on TVs for users of Bouygues Telecom’s Bbox Sensation set-top box, offering instant gaming on more than 50 titles.[17]

In 2014, Playcast launched a cloud gaming app for Amazon Fire TV Microconsole[18]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b GameFly acquires Playcast, launches streaming service
  2. ^ U.S.-based GameFly merges with Israel’s Playcast to stream video games over Amazon Fire TV
  3. ^ GameFly buys Israeli cloud gaming company Playcast
  4. ^ Contact Us - Playcast
  5. ^ "Business Week". Investing.businessweek.com. Retrieved 2010-11-20.
  6. ^ "Gamesindustry.biz". Gamesindustry.biz. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  7. ^ http://www.techmagnews.com/ps3-quality-lag-free-gaming-via-your-set-top-box.html Techmagnews.com
  8. ^ News Post - JVP. Jvpvc.com (2011-01-25). Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  9. ^ "Playcast Does Away with Consoles for TV Video Games". Techwatch.co.uk. 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  10. ^ Hartley, Adam (2009-07-20). "Techradar.com". Techradar.com. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  11. ^ Times Online[dead link]
  12. ^ "Trading Markets". Trading Markets. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-20.
  13. ^ "Engadget.com". Engadget.com. Retrieved 2010-12-01.
  14. ^ Yahoo Finance Portugal Telecom and Playcast[dead link]
  15. ^ MEO Jogos
  16. ^ Cloud gaming co Playcast Media in Korean TV deal
  17. ^ NVIDIA GRID Technology to Power Playcast Cloud-Gaming Solution at France’s Bouygues Telecom
  18. ^ Playcast Media Announces Cloud Gaming App Now In Beta For Amazon Fire TV; By William Cannon | Jul 30 2014

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