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Retro game subscription service Antstream Arcade continues expansion with key hires

Ex-Disney alumnus Shouma Khan and tech industry legal expert David Farquharson have joined as CFO and Director of Legal services


LONDON, July 2 2020 - Antstream Arcade, the world's first and largest retro game subscription service, is proud to announce the key hires of Shouma Khan and David Farquharson as CFO and Director of Legal Services, respectively.


With over 15 years’ expertise in media, Khan was previously Finance Director at CNN, for the then-newly established international commercial arm in London. Initially training as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Young, he first worked at Mars before joining Disney, spending over a decade within one of the world’s largest entertainment companies across the licensing, home entertainment and motion picture divisions.


David Farquharson also joins Antstream as Director of Legal Services. Having started his legal career with a magic circle international law firm, Farquharson was previously Co-Founder of Ignition Law. He is a recognised expert in advising entrepreneurs and their businesses, including some of the world’s ground-breaking digital and technology enterprises, and is a regular guest lecturer at London Business School.


Khan and Farquharson’s appointments mark a continued period of growth and expansion for the world's first and largest retro game subscription service. Offering countless titles via an affordable monthly subscription, Antstream Arcade allows users to play video games across a range of devices directly through the cloud with no downloads or installs. Having already partnered with Atari, SNK and Taito over the past year, it recently announced the first ever Atari online streaming challenge that allowed players from across the world compete for the top spot.


“I am excited to be joining Antstream on their incredible journey to reinvent gaming” comments Shouma Khan, CFO at Antstream Arcade, ”the rise of on-demand video game streaming has signalled a major pivot in the way games can be played by consumers. This technology gives you many more features that just wouldn't be possible in a traditional sense. I can’t wait to see what the future holds.”


“With the video game industry constantly evolving, it could not be a more perfect time to join a fiercely ambitious company like Antstream” comments David Farquharson, Director of Legal Services at Antstream Arcade “I look forward to working with Steve, Shouma and the team in pursuing our shared vision for future of video games”


“Shouma and David’s significant experience and rich history within media and tech makes them absolutely key additions to the existing team” comments Steve Cottam, Antstream CEO. “As Antstream Arcade continues to grow its catalogue of incredible games, which is now the largest offering of its kind in the world, we are confident that we are building something truly special for our fans and players worldwide”.


About Antstream Arcade:

Antstream Arcade was founded by Steve Cottam in 2013 and is headquartered in London, England. Over the last few years it has become the world's first and largest retro game subscription service and has amassed the largest collection of retro games titles available in one place.


Antstream is all about the tournaments and the challenges – a streaming retro service that makes classic games available on-demand on all your devices. A monthly subscription gets players access to over 1,000 video games spanning arcade hits, classic console platforms from Atari and Sega, and beloved home computers including the C64, Amiga and ZX Spectrum.


The Antstream Arcade streaming service allows users to play retro video games, directly from the cloud with no downloads or installs, on modern devices through an affordable monthly subscription. To find out more visit www.antstream.com.

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