GamesRadar Ranks Top Two in Most Video Views in “Gaming Information” According to comScore November 2011 Video Metrix
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – Future U.S., a leading publisher of gaming and technology properties, today announced its gaming video channel property, GamesRadar, ranked number two in total video views in “Gaming Information” in comScore‘s November 2011 Video Metrix report. This establishes the property as a leading online destination for gaming video content.
According to the comScore research, GamesRadar received 24.2 million video views last month, compared to 3.5 million in October, resulting in a 600 percent spike. GamesRadar also climbed two spots in the total unique video viewers rank, having received more than 1.7 million total unique viewers in November.
“Being one of the most-viewed video channels in the gaming sector is a huge accomplishment for us and solidifies GamesRadar’s position as a leading video channel in the games industry,” said Rachelle Considine, Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Future U.S. “This feat further validates Future’s digital growth strategy. Since partnering with TwitchTV earlier this year, we’ve seen tremendous growth in our video content and viewership.”
Video views generated by TwitchTV – the world’s largest video game broadcasting and chat community – alone boosted GamesRadar’s ranks, attributing to more than 85 percent of GamesRadar’s total unique views. TwitchTV features the top gaming personalities, players, tournaments and commentary, in addition to the most active and interesting discussions around video games. The site engages more than 12 million unique viewers per month and has more than 1,000 premium partners.
GamesRadar is Future’s premiere video game information property. Covering everything that really matters in gaming, GamesRadar is a bold and enthusiastic games information destination. The property receives an average of 3.9 million monthly unique visitors. For more information, visit: www.gamesradar.com.
TwitchTV is the world’s largest video game broadcasting and chat community. TwitchTV features the top gaming personalities, players, tournaments and commentary, in addition to the most active and interesting discussions around video games. TwitchTV provides publishers and advertisers a platform to create long term engagement and commitment from gamers. Learn more at http://twitch.tv.
About Future U.S.
Future PLC is an international special-interest media group that is publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: FUTR). Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today the company has operations in the U.K. and U.S. creating over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events for people who are passionate about their interests. The company holds strong market positions in games, music, technology, action sports, film, automotive and crafts. The biggest-selling magazines in the U.S., include Official Xbox Magazine, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, Nintendo Power, PC Gamer, Guitar World, Maximum PC and Mac|Life, while U.K. business publishes leading titles such as T3, Total Film, Digital Camera, Fast Car and Classic Rock. The company’s web sites include GamesRadar, BikeRadar, TechRadar and MusicRadar. Future sells over 2.9 million magazines each month; attracting more than 34 million unique visitors to its websites; and hosts 16 annual live events that attract hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. In addition, Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 89 countries internationally, making it the U.K.’s biggest exporter of monthly magazines.
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