Retro game subscription service Antstream Arcade continues expansion with key hires

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. 

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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.

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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, allowing players from across the world to 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 videogame 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.”

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