TV and Radio

VH1’s ‘Level Up’ Mondays Achieves Double Digit Growth IN KEY 18-49 DEMO

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 11:14pm

VH1s Level Up Mondays - with the season premieres of Basketball Wives and VH1 Couples Retreat achieved a win with double digit increases vs. P4W across total day (+13% rtg & shr) and prime (+14% rtg, +16% shr) overall.

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  • VH1s Level Up Mondays - with the season premieres of Basketball Wives and VH1 Couples Retreat achieved a win with double digit increases vs. P4W across total day (+13% rtg & shr) and prime (+14% rtg, +16% shr) overall.
  • Additionally, May 16th was VH1s highest rated Monday prime in three months with both massive gains over P4W across rating (+86%) and share (+104%).
  • Basketball Wives season 10 premiere (5/16) posted a +6% increase vs. the prior season average and +25% on share
    Massive demo gains among M18-34, up +90% on rating and +116% on share
    Premiere delivered 517K total viewers, up +7% from last season avg (485K)
    VH1 Couples Retreat season two premiere (5/16) scored a +100% increase vs. the P4W time period and +114% on share
    Source: Nielsen; LSD/P18-49 coverage ratings & coverage share unless noted; time periods- BBW Mon/8p, CR Mon/9p; Social Source: SCR Ranker- Cable Reality.
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NFT music platform FanTiger raises $5.5 mn to empower Independent Artists

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 5:11pm

Founded by Prashan Agarwal, ex-CEO of Gaana, and Krishna Singh, FanTiger empowers Independent Artists to build fan communities on the platform to help shape their career using music NFTs.

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  • Founded by Prashan Agarwal, ex-CEO of Gaana, and Krishna Singh, FanTiger empowers Independent Artists to build fan communities on the platform to help shape their career using music NFTs.
  • With the advent of blockchain, music NFTs have the ability to disrupt the music industry, much like music streaming transformed music listening.
  • Kyle Samani, Partner, Multicoin, added, The FanTiger platform is uniquely positioned to grow the digital collectibles ownership in the music industry.
  • We are excited to partner with Prashan, who brings vast experience of building the largest music streaming platform in India, to disrupt the music industry once again.

Salem Signs Julie Hartman to a Joint TV/Radio/Podcast Agreement

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 5:00pm

Salem Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALM) announced today that it has signed newly graduated Harvard University student Julie Hartman to a three pronged deal involving Salem Podcast Network, Salem News Channel, and Salem Radio Network.

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  • Salem Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: SALM) announced today that it has signed newly graduated Harvard University student Julie Hartman to a three pronged deal involving Salem Podcast Network, Salem News Channel, and Salem Radio Network.
  • Julie will start in September, hosting 2 shows every weekend on Salem News Channel, three podcasts a week on the Salem Podcast Network, and sub hosting on various Salem Radio Network programs.
  • Despite her young age, Julie Hartman has become one of the most important people in my life, said Prager.
  • The Dennis and Julie Podcast is heard every week on the Salem Podcast Network and can be viewed on YouTube, and Rumble.

Anghami, Volkswagen Partner to Promote Safer Driving

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 2:30pm

Volkswagen Middle East has partnered with music streaming platform Anghami (NASDAQ:ANGH) to promote safe driving using Anghamis Auto Car Mode, a unique User Interface (UI).

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  • Volkswagen Middle East has partnered with music streaming platform Anghami (NASDAQ:ANGH) to promote safe driving using Anghamis Auto Car Mode, a unique User Interface (UI).
  • Volkswagen will be the exclusive mobility partner and sponsor for the Auto Car Mode.
  • The collaboration between the two brands comes after the successful campaign by Volkswagen in 2021, where the brands created a calming playlist to promote safer driving.
  • We are pleased to partner with Anghamis Auto Car Mode feature as we strive to achieve safer roads in the Middle East, added Anja Petrovski, Marketing & PR Director of Volkswagen Middle East.

Eros Media World’s India Subsidiary Announces Equity Fund Raise

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 1:30pm

Eros Media World PLC (ErosMedia, Eros" or the Company) (NYSE: ESGC), a global Indian media and entertainment company, announced today that the Board of Directors of Eros International Media Limited (EIML), its majority-owned subsidiary, recently approved EIMLs plans to raise up to an amount in Indian Rupees (INR) equal to approximately $54 million (equivalent of 4,050m INR), of equity capital via a public issuance of Convertible Warrants (the Warrants) in India, subject to EIML shareholder approval and other customary and regulatory approvals.

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  • Eros Media World PLC (ErosMedia, Eros" or the Company) (NYSE: ESGC), a global Indian media and entertainment company, announced today that the Board of Directors of Eros International Media Limited (EIML), its majority-owned subsidiary, recently approved EIMLs plans to raise up to an amount in Indian Rupees (INR) equal to approximately $54 million (equivalent of 4,050m INR), of equity capital via a public issuance of Convertible Warrants (the Warrants) in India, subject to EIML shareholder approval and other customary and regulatory approvals.
  • The existing Ordinary shares of EIML are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (the BSE) and the National Stock Exchange of India Limited (the NSE).
  • Apart from the holding company Eros WorldWide FZ LLC, the issue is subscribed by marquee investor funds such Aegis Investment Fund, Aidos India Fund Ltd, Forbes EMF, NAV Capital Emerging Star Fund, Nexpact Limited, Vespera Fund Limited and India Opportunities Growth Fund - Pinewood Strategy.
  • The Warrants issuance will provide incremental liquidity to invest in EIMLs operations, help fund future growth initiatives and improve balance sheet strength for EIML.

EstrellaTV’s Award-Winning Talent Competition “Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento” Crowns Raúl Beltrán – A Regional Mexican Singer From Sinaloa, MX and Fresno, CA – The Winner of Season 26

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 1:00pm

Ral Beltrn, a 21-year-old Regional Mexican singer/songwriter from Sinaloa, Mxico and Fresno, CA, has won season 26 of EstrellaTVs award-winning talent competition series Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento.

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  • Ral Beltrn, a 21-year-old Regional Mexican singer/songwriter from Sinaloa, Mxico and Fresno, CA, has won season 26 of EstrellaTVs award-winning talent competition series Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220526005295/en/
    Ral Beltrn, a 21-year-old Regional Mexican singer/songwriter from Sinaloa, Mxico and Fresno, CA, has won season 26 of EstrellaTVs award-winning talent competition series Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento.
  • Beltrn bested a field of 13 finalists, winning the popular vote by the public and judges with his original song "Ella es Mi Madre."
  • Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento is the longest-running talent competition show on U.S. Spanish-language television.

Atomic Cartoons Appoints New Executive Director of Development

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 2:00pm

Atomic Cartoons, the Kids & Family Division of Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV:TBRD, OTC:THBRF) (Thunderbird or the Company), is pleased to announce the appointment of Kitty Walsh as its new Executive Director of Development.

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  • Atomic Cartoons, the Kids & Family Division of Thunderbird Entertainment Group Inc. (TSXV:TBRD, OTC:THBRF) (Thunderbird or the Company), is pleased to announce the appointment of Kitty Walsh as its new Executive Director of Development.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220526005171/en/
    Reporting to the VPs of Atomic Originals, Aaron Behl and Kristin Cummings, Walsh will be spearheading development across all kids and family demographics.
  • Prior to joining Atomic, Walsh was Director of Development at Disney Junior, where she most recently served as the lead development executive on new series Robogobo and recent special Mickeys Tale of Two Witches.
  • I am thrilled to be a part of the talented Atomic Cartoons team, says Walsh.

2022 Class of the Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator, Powered by Boomtown, Announce 21 Business Deals with Partners

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Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 1:00pm

Today, Comcast announced the second class of the Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator , powered by Boomtown, has secured 21 pilots, partnerships, and commercial deals as a result of their participation in the customized startup program.

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  • Today, Comcast announced the second class of the Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech Accelerator , powered by Boomtown, has secured 21 pilots, partnerships, and commercial deals as a result of their participation in the customized startup program.
  • One of Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTechs differentiators is the incredible collaboration, engagement, and shared innovation between startups and partners.
  • Since the programs launch in 2021, the first class of accelerator alumni have participated in 30 pilots and partnerships with SportsTech partners, including 9 commercial deals to date.
  • The team has completed or is executing 11 proofs of concepts, pilots, and business deals with many Comcast NBCUniversal SportsTech partners.

Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Bernie Sanders Debate Live June 13 on FOX News Media Streaming Service FOX Nation

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 10:33pm

While this debate series will showcase sharp political disagreements, it will also foster areas of common purpose moving forward.

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  • While this debate series will showcase sharp political disagreements, it will also foster areas of common purpose moving forward.
  • Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) engaging in a one-hour policy debate.
  • The debate, moderated by FOX News Channels Bret Baier, will be held in the Kennedy Institutes full-size replica of the U.S. Senate Chamber and streamed on FOX Nation.
  • FOX News Media operates the FOX News Channel (FNC), FOX Business Network (FBN), FOX News Digital, FOX News Audio, FOX News Books, the direct-to-consumer streaming services FOX Nation and FOX News International and the free ad-supported television service FOX Weather.

Nexstar to Expand Local News Operations Serving Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia and Maryland

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 5:00pm

Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST), today announced that it will expand its local news operations serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia.

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  • Nexstar Media Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nexstar Media Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXST), today announced that it will expand its local news operations serving Washington, D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia.
  • The central newsgathering operation will be supported by three newly established satellite news bureaus in Hagerstown and Frederick, Maryland, and Chantilly, Virginia.
  • The demand for local news, weather, and information in Maryland and Northern Virginia, and in the immediate Washington, D.C., area has never been greater.
  • Following the expansion, DC News Now will provide more than 67 hours of local news programming every week, covering more communities than any other local broadcaster serving Maryland, Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.