Press release - Lebanon, July 9, 2024 11H15 CET

Blacknut & Mobile Arts Launch New Partnership to Support US$6bn Cloud Gaming Market

Blacknut Cloud Gaming & MobileArts announce a new partnership to elevate telecommunication offerings in the newly evaluated cloud gaming market

Blacknut and Mobile Arts are pleased to announce their new partnership to elevate cloud gaming product offers in the telecommunication space for partners across the globe. As of June 2024, the cloud gaming market is expected to experience a significant annual growth rate (CAGR 2024-2027) of 39.38%, resulting in a projected market volume of US$18.71bn by 2027; the market is already valued at sums exceeding six billion USD. Alongside this significant market growth, cloud gaming players are growing at an unprecedented rate with users expected to reach 493.0m by 2027, and what better way to tap into this activated and motivated audience than through devices they already own. 

Blacknut Cloud Gaming provides premium cloud gaming to players in more than 60 countries via 40+ B2B partnerships, including notable players in the Telecom space, thanks to its unique hybrid public-private cloud streaming technology allowing users to stream and play the compatible devices of their choice. Blacknut’s 500+ strong catalog includes a range of games featuring multi-device compatibility options for gamers to play on tablets, smartphones, smart TVs, PCs computers, and other compatible screens with no supplemental hardware or installation required to launch a game from within the Blacknut app. Subscriptions also include optional parental controls, 5 separate but simultaneously accessible player profiles, and a catalog spanning classic AAA games, indie favorites, story-driven adventures, and one of the largest collections of racing and sports games; users can also sync up to 4 Bluetooth controllers to play against each other through co-op, party games, and multi-local content.

Mobile Arts is a leading technology provider in the EMEA region specializing in offering turnkey solutions for premium content and brands providing them access to Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) connectivity and user acquisition service, to facilitate seamless entry into the mobile value-added services (mVAS) sector, ultimately reducing time to market. Through this collaboration, Blacknut will leverage Mobile Arts’ turnkey monetization solution, benefiting from its pre-established DCB connections. This will allow Blacknut to significantly expand into different markets and utilize MobileArts’ monetization platform while minimizing user acquisition risks. This streamlined approach requires only a one-time integration and empowers Blacknut to effectively target unbanked gamers who can conveniently pay for the service through DCB.

We are excited to partner with Blacknut to bring top-tier cloud gaming experiences to users. Through our established DCB connections and technology, we aim to expand cloud gaming in the MENA region to give the best gaming experience to users. This collaboration represents a significant step forward for Mobile Arts in supporting premium brands in expanding their reach in untapped markets

- Jamil Gaith, CEO of MobileArts.

Creating new channels, such as telecom partnerships, is essential to making gaming accessible to everyone. By leveraging these partnerships, we can bring high-quality gaming experiences to a broader audience, ensuring that more people can enjoy and engage with the vibrant world of gaming

- Oliver Avaro, CEO of Blacknut Cloud Gaming

About MobileArts

Established in 2013, Mobile Arts is a leading technology provider in the EMEA region, offering mobile payment and user acquisition services through its SaaS monetization platform, MobiBox.

Mobile Arts provides solutions for Telcos, Content Providers & App Developers, and Digital Natives. It reshapes Value-Added Services and facilitates access to direct carrier billing through pre-established connections, enabling businesses to reach a wider audience with secure and convenient payment methods, integrated with compliance and anti-fraud tools. 

Headquartered in Lebanon, with offices in Germany and the UAE, Mobile Arts remains dedicated to pioneering cutting-edge solutions for monetization, mobile payment, and user acquisition, setting industry standards.

About Blacknut

Blacknut is the world’s leading pure-player cloud gaming service dedicated to the general public, distributed both directly to consumers and B2B through ISPs, device manufacturers, OTT services & Media companies. Blacknut offers the largest catalog of premium games with 500+ premium titles carefully selected for the whole family, all included in a single monthly subscription. The service is now available in 60+ countries across Europe, Asia, Latin America, & North America on a wide range of devices, including mobiles, set-top-boxes, and Smart TVs. Blacknut was founded in 2016 by Olivier Avaro (CEO) and is headquartered in Rennes, France, with offices in Paris, Seoul, and San Francisco. Blacknut was awarded the Red Herring 2021 Top 100 Winner in Europe..

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