Lionsgate has also announced it’s investing in eSports franchise Immortals, reflecting a continued focus on the potential of the eSports market. The Immortals currently compete worldwide for over 200 million fans in League of Legends, Counterstrike GO, Overwatch and Super Smash Brothers. Lionsgate says the eSports market is projected to grow to over $1 billion by the end of next year. The League of Legends World Championships were played at a sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles this past year.
New Brunswick-based Xplornet Communications Inc. has acquired all YourLink Internet operations in Saskatchewan from Vecima Networks Inc. YourLink, Saskatchewan’s leading provider of high-speed wireless Internet to rural and remote communities, will continue to operate while integrating operations with Xplornet. Xplornet has plans to further expand its network with the continued extension of its LTE coverage and the launch of two new satellites in an effort to improve rural broadband speeds.