Digital Media Sector Flourishes in Oakville

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Ontario’s digital media cost advantage is why Media and ICT firms are expanding, relocating and starting up in Oakville.

Rockstar Games, Inc. is an American video game publisher, best known for their Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead, Midnight Club, Max Payne, and Manhunt series of video games. With offices located across the planet including California, England, India and in 1999 opened Rockstar Games Toronto located in Oakville Ontario.

Rockstar Toronto, is an in-house game development studio which has a strategic Oakville location which is a 5min drive, 12 min bus ride or 25 min walk from Sheridan College.

With Rockstar’s new release set for the fall of 2017, the makers of Grand Theft Auto “franchise” which launched in 2013 and has now shipped more than 65 million copies. If you don’t think there is a huge following to this game, The trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 has been viewed on YouTube over 11 Million times.

The reason companies like Rockstar stay in Oakville and others are relocating or starting up their digital and ICT firms is access to abundant talent, specialized resources and being part of this central location within Ontario’s technology corridor.

As Oakville becomes a global business cluster with access to a diverse setof businesses that rely on innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions.

Digital Media Company Showcase

Media Rez Studios is a creative driven studio that offers a dynamic approach to deliver innovative high quality creative content and technology that will improve your business in today’s ever changing world.

ClubRunner enables nonprofits, boards, service clubs, chambers, and associations of all sizes to build their web presence, improve membership collaboration, automate administration and boost public relations.

Pelmorex Media Inc. is the umbrella company for The Weather Network (Canada, US and UK), MétéoMédia (French-speaking Canada), and (Spain).

Provincial Funding Available

In an industry as fast-paced and competitive as digital media, any advantage can make a big difference. Reducing business costs can make a real difference to your profitability. Fortunately, Ontario is one of theworld’s most cost-competitive places for interactive digital media and gaming.

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an agency of the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport is the central catalyst for the province’s cultural media cluster including book publishing, film and television, interactive digital media, magazine publishing and music industries.

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