Company:Playcast Media Systems

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Playcast Media Systems
IndustryCloud computing
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]


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]

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 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". Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  6. "". 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  8. News Post - JVP. (2011-01-25). Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  9. "Playcast Does Away with Consoles for TV Video Games". 2007-10-28. Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  10. Hartley, Adam (2009-07-20). "". Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  11. Times Online[|permanent dead link|dead link}}]
  12. "Trading Markets". Trading Markets. 2010-11-11. Retrieved 2010-11-20. 
  13. "". Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  14. Yahoo Finance Portugal Telecom and Playcast[|permanent dead link|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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