QYOU and iflix Partner on Major Global Content Initiative

  • iflix, the leading OTT service for emerging markets, to distribute exclusive localized QYOU video programming in 25 global territories reaching a potential audience of over 1 billion
  • Agreement marks major step for QYOU, significantly expanding its global footprint with initial targeted localized formats in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines

Dublin/Los Angeles/Toronto 6 February 2018QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU OTC: QYOUF), the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution, announced today it has partnered with iflix, the leading subscription OTT service for emerging markets, to distribute QYOU’s curated online video content in 25 global territories. The agreement includes exclusive locally hosted formats on iflix’s service in Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines.

This represents the first step in a growing distribution collaboration between the two companies to bring unique short form content from local video creators to audiences in emerging markets.

Digital TV Research states that global revenues from SVOD TV and movies is due to reach $41B by 2022. iflix has seen tremendous growth in emerging markets within Asia, the Middle East and Africa, and attributes that success to creating a service for local customers with locally relevant content. iflix has now selected QYOU, as the company’s first short form content partner to help boost its catalogue of regional content. For QYOU, this marks a major step to building further localized offerings around the world, following the success of its local launches in India and Poland last year.

The appetite globally among millennials and Gen-Z for digital first short form video content continues to grow at astonishing rates with over 500 million hours of video watched on YouTube daily. To help iflix capitalize on this appetite and tap further into this market segment, QYOU will curate bespoke video content from local creators in each local market and package this for iflix users around the region.

“We are passionately focused on local customer experiences and are always looking for new ways to deliver authentic culturally relevant, compelling content to our users,” said Sean Carey, Chief Content Officer, iflix Group. “QYOU is a great partner to help us in this quest. They have a proven ability to curate, customize and package the best of short form local online video content for millennial audiences. Introducing exclusive QYOU content to the service in our markets, beginning with Southeast Asia will help further enrich our offering by showcasing some of the best local entertainment the region has to offer.”

“Both of our companies recognize that there is a global shift towards a more culturally relevant and personalized content experience,” said Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-founder of QYOU Media. “This is particularly true for younger audiences who regularly view videos from local creators on social video channels, where the barriers to creating amazing video are so much lower. We are thrilled to partner with iflix, who recognize the importance of delivering curated locally produced content and share our ambitions to bring customers the best content wherever and however they choose to view it.”

About QYOU Media

QYOU Media Inc. is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.

ABOUT IFLIX

iflix is the world’s leading entertainment service for emerging markets, offering users unlimited access to thousands of TV shows, movies and more. With a vast selection everyone’s favourite comedies, drama, K-drama, Turkish drama, Bollywood, Nollywood, cartoons, movies, live sports and more from Hollywood, the UK, Asia, The Middle East and Africa, iflix places the entertainment people want at their fingertips to either stream or download. For one low monthly fee, iflix subscribers can watch on their mobile phone, laptop, tablet, TV… wherever, whenever.

Let’s play.

iflix is currently available to consumers in Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Brunei, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Myanmar, Vietnam, the Maldives, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Cambodia, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana, Nepal, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.

Contacts

Holly Searle                                                                            Natasha Roberton
Platform Communications – for QYOU Media               VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900                                                          +49 152 2254 7680
holly@platformcomms.com                                                tash@qyoutv.com

Jeff Walker,
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

QYOU Media Inc. Reports Record Q1 Revenue

  • Quarterly revenues increase 69% year over year on record quarterly revenue surpassing $1.5M

DUBLIN, IrelandLOS ANGELES and TORONTONov. 29, 2017 – QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV: QYOU) (“QYOU Media”) a global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution has reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017. All figures appear in Canadian dollars.

Financial Highlights for the Quarter

  • For the quarter ending September 30, 2017, revenues were $1,514,938, compared to revenues of $897,057 for the three months ended September 30, 2016.
  • The adjusted Net Loss increased 23% to $923,210 for the period ended September 30, 2017 compared to $751,232 for the same period in 2016 due primarily to increased operating expenses to support revenue growth.
  • Balance of cash and cash equivalents was $1,982,841 compared to $1,256,050 for the same period in 2016 and represented a reduction of $600,125 from the previous quarter in 2017.

QYOU Media’s CEO Curt Marvis stated, “QYOU continues to build momentum via our strong global partnerships with companies like TATA Sky, Ericsson and Sinclair Broadcast Group. We anticipate a strong finish to 2017 and expect to enter 2018 with great momentum including the launch of HUD, our flagship esports format in January. Our recent launches of localized content in India and Poland has solidified our leadership position in these markets. In addition, our recently completed$5.75 million financing via Clarus Securities has strengthened our balance sheet and provides us growth capital.”

Detailed information in QYOU Media’s financial statements for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, the notes to the financial statements and QYOU Media’s interim management discussion and analysis and quarterly highlights have been posted to the Company’s website and have been filed under QYOU Media Inc.’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About QYOU Media Inc.

QYOU Media Inc. is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky. More information on QYOU Media can be found at www.theqyou.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release makes reference to certain non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are not recognized measures under IFRS, do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Rather, these measures are provided as additional information to complement IFRS financial measures by providing further understanding of QYOU Media’s results of operations from management’s perspective. QYOU Media’s definitions of non-GAAP measures used in this press release may not be the same as the definitions for such measures used by other companies in their reporting. Non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of QYOU Media’s financial information reported under IFRS. QYOU Media uses non-GAAP financial measures, including “adjusted net loss”, to provide investors with supplemental measures of its operating performance and to eliminate items that have less bearing on operating performance or operating conditions, and thus highlight trends in its core business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS financial measures. QYOU Media defines “adjusted net loss” as the company net loss, less non-cash related expenses of $412,843 (stock based compensation of $142,149, foreign exchange of $264,217 and depreciation of $6,477).

QYOU Media believes that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use non-GAAP financial measures in the evaluation of issuers. QYOU Media’s management also uses non-GAAP financial measures in order to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period.


Contacts
Jeff Walker
Investor Relations, The QYOU
+1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, The QYOU
+49 152 2254 7680
tash@qyoutv.com

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding QYOU Media’s financial outlook, partnerships and new product launches, future financial performance and any growth or expansion of operations. Words such as “expects”, “anticipates” and “intends” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on QYOU Media’s current projections and expectations about future events and financial trends that management believes might affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs, and on certain assumptions and analysis made by QYOU Media in light of the experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors management believes are appropriate. These projections, expectations, assumptions and analyses are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, events and achievements to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Although QYOU Media believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect, and readers cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including certain risk factors, many of which are beyond QYOU Media’s control. Additional risks and uncertainties regarding QYOU Media are described in its publicly-available disclosure documents, filed by QYOU Media on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) except as updated herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent QYOU Media’s expectations as of the date of this news release, or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be made, and subsequent events may cause these expectations to change. QYOU Media undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

QYOU joins YoufoneTV line-up in Netherlands

  • QYOU’s linear channel has been incorporated into YoufoneTV, the newly launched OTT service from the Dutch SIM-only provider, Youfone
  • New agreement marks QYOU’s fifth deal in the Netherlands, showing the momentum for short form video content in the region

TORONTO, DUBLIN, and LOS ANGELES, Nov. 24, 2017 – QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU), the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution, today announces its linear channel will be available as part of Youfone’s programming line-up on its recently launched OTT service, YoufoneTV. The QYOU’s content will be rolled out to Youfone’s 170,000 mobile subscribers as it looks to engage millennial audiences with the best of short form video through its multiscreen offering.

Youfone is a rapidly growing sim-only provider in the Netherlands, targeting millennials who do not want to be tied into long contracts, preferring to use the device of their choice. To extend its reach among this audience, Youfone launched a new digital OTT service called YoufoneTV last year. The service is targeted at the 18-39 demographic and offers freedom to choose how they watch the highest quality TV. Youfone selected QYOU’s expertly curated ‘best-of-the-web’ channel to meet the tastes of consumers raised on a diet of short form video and viral media.

Tim Seegers, Content Manager, YoufoneTV commented: “Millennials are on the move all the time and comfortable with using a range of devices. YoufoneTV is therefore designed for a highly mobile audience with a multiscreen offering that suits their lifestyles. For Youfone to be successful we need to feature entertainment that reflects the tastes and interests of our younger customers – QYOU’s channel helps us do exactly that.”

The new distribution agreement shows the growing momentum of online video content in the Netherlands.

Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-Founder, QYOU Media says: “There is no doubt that the Netherlands is leading the world when it comes to evolving content strategies that meet the needs of millennial audiences. This is shown clearly by the fact this is our fifth agreement in the country in the last two years. We’re really excited to work with Youfone to introduce more Dutch viewers to the never-dull, always-entertaining world of QYOU.”

About QYOU Media

QYOU Media Inc. is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.

About Youfone

Youfone is a provider of sim only subscriptions, especially to young adults (18-39 years). The provider has grown rapidly in recent years, amongst others, through acquisitions. The Rotterdam Telecom Challenger and FD Gazelle are increasingly engaging in connecting services. Youfone looks beyond the limits within its own industry, but also offers innovative products via smartphone or tablet to actively engage new consumers.


Contacts

Holly Searle
Platform Communications for QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900
holly@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+49 152 2254 7680
tash@qyoutv.com

QYOU Media Inc. Completes $5.75 Million Bought Deal Financing

TORONTO, ONTARIO and DUBLIN, IRELAND and LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – QYOU Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QYOU)(OTCQB:QYOUF) (“QYOU” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has closed its previously announced bought deal short form prospectus offering, including the exercise in full of the underwriter’s over-allotment option (the “Offering”). In connection with the Offering, the Company issued 15,541,100 units of the Company (the “Units”). The Units were sold at a price of $0.37 per Unit for aggregate gross proceeds of $5,750,207. The Offering was underwritten by Clarus Securities Inc.

Each Unit consisted of one common share in the capital of the Company and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a “Warrant”). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to acquire one common share of the Company at a price of $0.55 per share until November 21, 2019.

Subscriptions by insiders of the Company accounted for approximately $92,500 of the gross proceeds of the Offering. Participation by the insiders in the Offering is exempt from the valuation and minority shareholder approval requirements of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 – Protection of Minority Security Holders in Special Transactions (“MI 61-101”) by virtue of the exemptions contained in Sections 5.5(b) and 5.7(1)(b) of MI 61-101.

The net proceeds from the Offering are expected to be used toward (i) production cost for content creation; (ii) content licensing; (iii) channel delivery; and (iv) working capital and general corporate purposes. For additional details regarding the use of proceeds of the Offering, please see the Company’s final short form prospectus dated November 16, 2017, which is available under the Company’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

In connection with the Offering, PowerOne Capital Markets Limited acted as a special advisor to the Company.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of QYOU Media Inc. in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities offered in the Offering have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any U.S. state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons unless registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws, or unless an exemption from such registration is available.

About QYOU Media
QYOU curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate MTV and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial and gen-Z focused products include linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky. Additional information relating to the Company is also available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.


Contacts
Jeff Walker
Investor Relations, The QYOU
+1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, The QYOU
+49 152 2254 7680
tash@qyoutv.com

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the Offering and the Closing Date. Words such as “expects”, “anticipates” and “intends” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on QYOU’s current projections and expectations about future events and other factors management believes are appropriate. Although QYOU believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect, and readers cannot be assured that the Offering and the closing thereof will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including certain risk factors, many of which are beyond QYOU’s control. Additional risks and uncertainties regarding QYOU are described in its publicly-available disclosure documents, filed by QYOU on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) except as updated herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent QYOU’s expectations as of the date of this news release, or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be made, and subsequent events may cause these expectations to change. QYOU undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

QYOU India premieres on Tata Sky, announces partnership with Pocket Aces

  • Pocket Aces channels “Filter Copy”, “Dice Media” and “Gobble” added to the premiere line-up

  • “All India” programming block features locally produced content from leading digital first program partners

Toronto/Los Angeles/Dublin 16 November 2017QYOU Media Inc (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF) a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution, has announced the premiere this week of “QYOU India” to 17 million Tata Sky’s customers across television and mobile devices. The localized channel features programs reflecting the best of India’s unique internet culture with showcases of premium digital first content from many of the country’s most talented and popular content creators.

QYOU India will meet the growing appetite for this digital first content among Tata Sky’s younger subscribers by bringing QYOU’s curated and localized channel to Ch 200 (HD) & Ch 201 (SD) and via the Tata Sky app on Live TV and VOD.  QYOU India is working with many of India’s leading digital first content creators to curate the channel.

Ahead of the launch, QYOU has also inked a content partnership with Pocket Aces, one of the fastest growing Indian digital content companies. Through this partnership, Pocket Aces channels ‘FilterCopy’ and ‘Gobble’ will be made available on QYOU along with Dice Media web-series ‘Not Fit’. Pocket Aces is known for its quality programming in the digital space, with a weekly reach of over 40 million through their channels FilterCopy, Gobble and Dice Media. Their latest web-series “What The Folks” has become the most successful web-series in India in 2017.

Aditi Shrivastava, co-founder of Pocket Aces commented, “We are thrilled to be a part of QYOU India on TATA Sky. Our company is committed to creating amazingly relatable and shareable content for millennials and gen-z audiences. We are reaching over 40 million unique audiences every week through our own platforms, and distributing via QYOU India gives us another wonderful opportunity to expand this reach. We look forward to distributing more and more programming via our partnership.”

“We know that younger audiences often seek out the latest local content on the internet so this next step in our partnership with Tata Sky brings our curation of the best of India’s vibrant online content to audiences through their TV subscription” said Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-founder of QYOU Media. “We have sourced some of the best local talent to make the shows as relevant and engaging as possible. We are delighted to add Pocket Aces to the programming line-up for this launch.”

Some of the new shows featured on the channel are:

  • QYOU India: A one hour clip compilation show of all India “best of web” short form video clips
  • FilterCopy: Freshly brewed short videos from the sharable content channel of Pocket Aces
  • Dice Media: 10-episode web series Not Fit from the premium web series channel of Pocket Aces
  • Gobble: Mouth-watering recipe videos from the food channel of Pocket Aces
  • VIBE: An authentic content destination documenting the change in narrative for urban youth culture
  • Being Indian: The one stop shop for all things Indian. Presenting to you India at its quirkiest best.
  • DESI HIP HOP: The No. 1 platform empowering Desi Hip Hop Culture globally with music, videos & events

About QYOU Media
QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU | OTCQB: QYOUF) is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial and gen-Z focused products include linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reaching millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky. More information on the company can be found at www.theqyou.com.

About Pocket Aces
Pocket Aces is one of the fastest growing digital entertainment companies in India today. The company, funded by Sequoia Capital, conceptualizes, creates, and distributes engaging original content for millennial audiences through its channels Dice Media (web-series), FilterCopy (sharable and snackable short-form content), and Gobble (everything food). Its website www.filtercopy.com clocks more than 7 million page views each month.

Pocket Aces has amassed more than 900 million video views in the last 24 months, and over 100 million organic views in the last month alone. The company has delivered extremely successful content with several large brands such as Kurkure, Flipkart, Lifestyle, Xiaomi, Manforce Condoms, Kingfisher, Saffola, etc. Their most recently released web series “What The Folks” has become India’s most successful series of 2017.

The company uses data analytics extensively to create and analyse content, understand audiences, and optimize distribution and marketing spends, and is also syndicating its content to other platforms such as Dainik Bhaskar, Ola Play, Sony Liv, Hungama Play, NextGTV, Dailymotion, etc. Pocket Aces is also the only Indian digital company to be streaming its content in China.

Contacts

Holly Searle
Platform Communications for QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900
holly@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

QYOU Media Raises $5 Million via Bought Deal

TORONTO, ONTARIO and DUBLIN, IRELAND and LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (Oct. 31, 2017) QYOU Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QYOU) (the “Company” or “QYOU“) has today entered into an agreement with Clarus Securities Inc. (the “Underwriter“), pursuant to which Clarus Securities has agreed to purchase, on a bought deal basis, 13,514,000 units (the “Units“) of the Company at a price of C$0.37 per Unit (the “Offering Price“) for aggregate gross proceeds to the Company of C$5,000,180 (the “Offering“). Each Unit will be comprised of one common share of the Company (a “Unit Share“) and one-half of one common share purchase warrant (each whole common share purchase warrant, a “Warrant“). Each Warrant will entitle the holder thereof to purchase one common share of the Company (a “Warrant Share“) at a price of C$0.55 per Warrant Share for a period of 24 months following the Closing Date (as defined below).

The Company has also agreed to grant the Underwriter an over-allotment option to purchase an additional 2,027,100 Units at the Offering Price, exercisable in whole or in part, for a period ending 30 days from and including the Closing Date. In the event the over-allotment option is exercised in full, the aggregate gross proceeds of the Offering will be C$5,750,207.

The Units will be offered in each of the provinces of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario by short form prospectus. The Units may also be sold to United States purchasers on a private placement basis pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements in Rule 144A of the United States Securities Act, and in those jurisdictions outside of Canada and the United States which are agreed to by the Company and the Underwriters, where the Units can be issued on a private placement basis, exempt from any prospectus, registration or other similar requirements.

The Offering is expected to close on or about November 21, 2017 (the “Closing Date“) and is subject to certain conditions including, but not limited to, the receipt of all necessary approvals including the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange.

In connection with the Offering, PowerOne Capital Markets Limited has been appointed as a special advisor to the Company.

The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the Offering for working capital and general corporate purposes.

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of QYOU Media Inc. in the United States, nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. The securities offered have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or any U.S. state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. Persons unless registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and applicable state securities laws or unless an exemption from such registration is available.

About QYOU Media Inc.

QYOU Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QYOU) is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky. More information on the company can be found at www.theqyou.com.


Contact Information

QYOU Media Inc.
Curt Marvis
Chief Executive Officer
curt@theqyou.com

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding the Offering and the Closing Date. Words such as “expects”, “anticipates” and “intends” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on QYOU’s current projections and expectations about future events and other factors management believes are appropriate. Although QYOU believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect, and readers cannot be assured that the Offering and the closing thereof will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including certain risk factors, many of which are beyond QYOU’s control. Additional risks and uncertainties regarding QYOU are described in its publicly-available disclosure documents, filed by QYOU on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) except as updated herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent QYOU’s expectations as of the date of this news release, or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be made, and subsequent events may cause these expectations to change. QYOU undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

QYOU Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Year End Results

Revenues increase 132% year over year, quarterly revenue up 322% year over year

DUBLIN, IRELAND and LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA and TORONTO, ONTARIO (Oct. 27, 2017) – QYOU Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QYOU) (“QYOU Media”) a global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution has reported financial results for the quarter and year ended June 30, 2017, all figures appear in Canadian dollars.

Overall Performance

For the year ending June 30, 2017, revenues were $4,185,067, compared to revenues of $1,800,399 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2016.

For the year ended June 30, 2017, consolidated revenue increased $2,384,668 or 132% due to organic growth of the Corporation’s linear channels.

The adjusted net loss (excluding one-time non-cash charges of $1,166,285 and listing cost expenses of $1,621,456) for the twelve months ended June 30, 2017 was $3,980,576 compared to net loss of $7,822,230 for the twelve months ended June 30, 2016.

The Corporation concluded the twelve months ended June 30, 2017 with cash and cash equivalent of $2,582,966 (June 30, 2016 – $1,802,694).

Financial Highlights for the Quarter

  • Revenue of $1,309,780 was up 322% as compared to $310,480 in the same period for 2016.
  • Operating Costs of increase from $2,592,050 to $2,686,542 representing a 4% increase over the same period last year.
  • An improved Net loss, on an adjusted basis, for the period was $1,376,762 compared to a net loss of $2,281,570 for the comparable quarter in 2016.
  • Cash balance as at June 30, 2017 was $2,582,966 compared to a cash balance of $1,802,694.
  • The Company completed the previously announced reverse takeover and commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange under the symbol “QYOU” on March 31, 2017.

QYOU Media’s CEO Curt Marvis stated, “QYOU has made notable progress in calendar 2017 and continues its global growth on six continents with recent announcements regarding localized programming launches in India and Poland and the continued growth of TBD in the US market. In addition, our recent announcement regarding e-sports programming with global distribution potential has already resonated with partners worldwide. We anticipate continued rapid expansion of our both our distribution footprint and programming slate as we head into 2018.”

Detailed information in QYOU’s F2017 Management Discussion and Analysis and Financial Statements have been posted to the Company’s website and have been filed with SEDAR.

QYOU Media Inc. was operated on a fiscal calendar year end prior to the RTO completed on 3/31/17 with Galleria Opportunities. Following the RTO, the company inherited the company’s yearend. This change is reflected in these results. The company has not made a decision if it will revert to a calendar year end fiscal reporting schedule going forward and previously published guidance remains on a calendar year basis.

QYOU Media also announces the grant of incentive stock options to purchase an aggregate of 450,000 common shares of QYOU Media at an exercise price of $0.50 per share, exercisable until October 26, 2022. The Options were granted to certain directors and consultants of QYOU Media, have vesting periods and are subject to necessary regulatory approvals.

About QYOU Media Inc.

QYOU Media Inc. (TSX VENTURE:QYOU) is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky. More information on the company can be found at www.theqyou.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release makes reference to certain non-GAAP financial measures. These measures are not recognized measures under IFRS, do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. Rather, these measures are provided as additional information to complement IFRS financial measures by providing further understanding of QYOU Media’s results of operations from management’s perspective. QYOU Media’s definitions of non-GAAP measures used in this press release may not be the same as the definitions for such measures used by other companies in their reporting. Non-GAAP measures have limitations as analytical tools and should not be considered in isolation nor as a substitute for analysis of QYOU Media’s financial information reported under IFRS. QYOU Media uses non-GAAP financial measures, including “adjusted net loss” to provide investors with supplemental measures of its operating performance and to eliminate items that have less bearing on operating performance or operating conditions and thus highlight trends in its core business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS financial measures.

QYOU Media believes that securities analysts, investors and other interested parties frequently use non-GAAP financial measures in the evaluation of issuers. QYOU Media’s management also uses non-GAAP financial measures in order to facilitate operating performance comparisons from period to period.

QYOU Media defines “adjusted net loss” as the company net loss, less non-cash related expenses of $1,166,285 (stock based compensation of $785,858, compensation shares of $365,000 and depreciation of $15,427) and listing expenses of $1,621,456 (fair value of net assets of the company acquired by QYOU Media of $1,065,809 and non-recurring transaction cost associated with listing expenses of $555,647).


Contacts

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+49 152 2254 7680
tash@qyoutv.com

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including statements regarding QYOU Media’s financial outlook and future financial performance, and any growth or expansion of operations. Words such as “expects”, “anticipates” and “intends” or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on QYOU Media’s current projections and expectations about future events and financial trends that management believes might affect its financial condition, results of operations, business strategy and financial needs, and on certain assumptions and analysis made by QYOU Media in light of the experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments and other factors management believes are appropriate. These projections, expectations, assumptions and analyses are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could cause actual results, performance, events and achievements to differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. Although QYOU Media believes that the assumptions underlying these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they may prove to be incorrect, and readers cannot be assured that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of numerous factors, including certain risk factors, many of which are beyond QYOU Media’s control. Additional risks and uncertainties regarding QYOU Media are described in its publicly-available disclosure documents, filed by QYOU Media on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) except as updated herein. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent QYOU Media’s expectations as of the date of this news release, or as of the date they are otherwise stated to be made, and subsequent events may cause these expectations to change. QYOU Media undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

QYOU Media Begins Trading in the United States on OTCQB Under Ticker Symbol QYOUF

TORONTOLOS ANGELES and DUBLINOct. 26, 2017  – QYOU Media Inc (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF) (“QYOU Media” or the “Company”) announced today that its common stock will begin trading on the OTC Market Group’s OTCQB® Venture Market under the ticker symbol “QYOUF” effective today, October 26, 2017.

OTCQB is designed for growth companies that are current in their reporting and undergo an annual verification and management certification process. The OTCQB Venture Market is considered by the SEC as an “established public market”.

QYOU Media Chairman G Scott Paterson said: “We are pleased to be able to afford our existing and prospective US investors an ability to buy and sell our stock and settle such trades in US dollars by trading on the OTCQB Market.”

About QYOU Media
QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU | OTCQB: QYOUF) is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.

More information on the company can be found at www.theqyou.com.


Contacts

Holly Searle
Platform Communications – for QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900
holly@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+49 152 2254 7680
tash@qyoutv.com

 

Safe Harbor Statement:
This press release may contain certain “forward-looking statements” relating to the business of QYOU Media Inc and its subsidiary companies. All statements, other than statements of historical fact included herein are “forward-looking statements.” These forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “expects” or similar expressions, and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although Emergent believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Investors should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required under the securities laws, Emergent does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

QYOU set to launch daily esports TV & multiplatform series with Super Channel

  • QYOU Media will launch its first dedicated esports program Heads Up Daily in early 2018
  • Super Channel’s GINX Esports TV Canada will be the first licensing partner
  • Produced in partnership with ECG Productions in Ontario, QYOU’s esports format will be licensed globally, driving significant new revenue opportunities for the company

TORONTODUBLIN and LOS ANGELESOct. 24, 2017  – QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU), the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution has announced it’s upcoming launch of Heads Up Daily (HUD), a new daily show of curated esports content aimed at the rapidly-growing number of esports fans around the world. The first licensing partner for the series is Super Channel’s GINX Esports TV Canada, which became North America’s first 24-hour gaming channel in May this year.

The global esports audience is expected to reach 385 million this year, with 37% of global esports revenue coming from North America. Leveraging the popularity of the genre amongst millennial viewers, QYOU’s new daily show will be a destination for all things relating to esports and video game culture. Each episode of HUD will bring together QYOU’s engaging hosts and a changing lineup of guests — from esports professionals to game developers to popular streamers on YouTube and Twitch – for tournament recaps, esports top plays, hot topics in the world of gaming, and upcoming event previews.

“As the home of the best eSports entertainment in Canada, we are excited to be the first partner to carry QYOU’s Heads Up Daily format,” says Super Channel’s President and CEO, Don McDonald. “Esports has seen huge momentum in the last couple of years, now reaching mass audiences the world over, and Canada is a leading market for monetizing this new entertainment medium. We are always on the lookout for new types of esports content to keep our gamer audiences engaged, so it’s a natural fit to bring QYOU’s show to our programming line-up and to capitalize on QYOU’s expertise with digital-first content and millennial viewers.”

HUD will be produced in Canada in partnership with ECG Productions in Markham, Ontario and built with plans to customize and localize the programming globally through QYOU’s rapidly expanding broadcast and mobile distribution partnerships. The new show is QYOU’s first original production to leverage Canadian production incentives.

Curt Marvis, QYOU’s CEO & Co-founder says: “This is our first step into the hottest area in sports and television today, which is generating huge levels of engagement from the millennial and Gen Z audience that we know best. We are very excited to partner with Super Channel and ECG Productions to launch this flagship esports format and plan to leverage our global distribution relationships to support the program sales and produce what we hope will become a global series for QYOU. We anticipate the positive impact on 2018 revenues from Head’s Up Dailyglobal distribution to be substantial.”

The QYOU/Super Channel agreement was brought together by FanTrust Entertainment Strategies president and QYOU Media Inc. board member Catherine Warren.

About QYOU Media
QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU) is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.

About Super Channel
Super Channel is a national premium pay television network, consisting of four HD channels, four SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand.

Super Channel’s mission is to entertain and engage Canadian audiences by providing a unique and exclusive entertainment experience. With a core foundation of integrity and accountability, we dedicate ourselves to implementing innovative programming strategies and unparalleled team work that provides viewers with exceptional value and variety.

Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company.

Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers Anyplace TV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Alliant TV, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, TELUS, Videotron, Westman Communications and other regional providers.

About ECG Studios
ECG Studios is a part of the Ethnic Channels Group (ECG), the world’s largest ethnic broadcaster that operates 100+ television channels from around the globe, serving the multicultural population in CanadaUSA, MENA and Australia, across 20+ language groups.

ECG offers complete production solutions from concept to execution, bringing dynamic and creative ideas to every project. ECG works on all types of productions including (but not limited to): Documentaries, Talk Shows, Commercials, Corporate Videos, Infomercials, Instructional Videos, Paid Programs, Sports Broadcasts, Travel Series and Music Videos.

Contacts

Holly Searle
Platform Communications for QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900
holly@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Kimberley Ball
Director, Media Relations – Super Channel
+ 1 416 302 6464
Kim.ball@superchannel.ca

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+49 152 2254 7680
tash@qyoutv.com

QYOU Media Announces Shareholder Update Call Tuesday October 24th, 2017

  • QYOU Media Chairman G Scott Paterson Interview by Capital Ideas Mark Bunting ‎to be aired on BNN Sunday October 22, 2017 at 9 pm ET

DUBLIN, LOS ANGELES and TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2017 – QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV: QYOU) (“QYOU Media” or the “Company”) announced today that CEO Curt Marvis and Chairman G. Scott Paterson will host a live conference call on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 at 4:10 PM ET. A question and answer period will follow the presentation and discussion.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • Significance of recent announcements regarding QYOU’s expanding global distribution of its “best of the web” video programming.
  • Launch of a Polish localized QYOU Polska channel in November.
  • The flourishing TV market in India and an update on the localization plans with Tata/Sky.

To access the conference call by phone within Canada and the U.S.A. dial 888-231-8191 and outside Canada and the U.S.A. dial 647-427-7450. Callers should dial in five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

Management will accept questions by telephone, and individuals wishing to ask a question during the call can do so after the formal presentation.

An archive of the call will be available on QYOU’s website as soon as it is made available from the conference call provider.

Chairman Interview:

Scott Paterson is the lead interview on the latest episode of Capital Ideas TV. The show features the leaders of innovative growth companies and has a large viewership made up of targeted, relevant, do-it-yourself investors, many of them high-net worth. Mr. Paterson is interviewed by host Mark Bunting. The show can be seen on Business News Network on Sunday, October 22 at 9 pm ET6 pm PT. Mr. Paterson’s interview can also currently be seen on Youtube at www.youtube.com/capitalideastv

About QYOU Media Inc.
QYOU Media Inc. is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate Entertainment, MTV, and NewsCorp, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.


Contacts

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+49 152 2254 7680
tash@qyoutv.com

This news release contains unaudited financial information concerning QYOU Media, prepared by management and remains subject to audit.

It also contains forward-looking statements, including but not limited to terminology such as “may”, “should”, “expects”, “plans”, “anticipates”, “believes”, “estimates”, “predicts”, “potential” or “continue” or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause QYOU Media or its industry’s actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements contained in this news release including, without limitation those described in the Management’s Discussion & Analysis for the nine months ended March 31, 2017, and the audited financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2016 and notes thereto for its subsidiary.

Although the Company believes that the assumptions and factors used in preparing the forward-looking information in this news release are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on such information, which only applies as of the date of this news release. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, other than as required by law.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

QYOU and Mediakraft TV partner to launch the QYOU’s first fully localized channel: QYOU Polska

  • A fully localized version of the media company’s 24/7 linear channel, QYOU Polska will feature major Polish YouTube stars
  • The localized channel will first be available via PLAY NOW, the streaming service for Play mobile subscribers.

DUBLIN, LOS ANGELES, and TORONTO, Oct. 17, 2017  – QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU), the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution, has announced that it has partnered with Mediakraft TV, the Polish subsidiary of leading European multi-channel network Mediakraft Networks, to launch QYOU Polska on Play’s over-the-top (OTT) service, PLAY NOW. This is the first time that QYOU’s 24/7 linear feed has been fully localized for a region.

The deal will see The QYOU build a full local-language version of its channel using presenters from Poland and featuring regional content from Mediakraft TV’s stable of entertainers and creators. QYOU Polska will drive new revenue streams for Mediakraft TV’s talent by providing them with access to new sponsors and advertisers, as well as showcasing its digital creators and influencers to a wider audience. Mediakraft TV produces many of most popular YouTube creators and channels in Poland including Ponki, Topowa Dycha, and Hasztagi.

YouTube is now reported to be the most popular online video service in Poland and is used by 74% of viewers. (Netflix reaches less than 10% of viewers). To tap into this appetite for short-form content among millennial audiences in Poland, Play introduced QYOU’s content to its PLAY NOW multiscreen service last year. PLAY is a consumer-focused mobile network operator in Poland with over 14.5m subscribers as of June 30, 2017. It’s fast growing OTT content offering, PLAY NOW, has attracted a significant number of subscribers in under 12 months. Beginning in late 2017 the service will feature the Polish-language version of QYOU with specific programming tailored to the Polish market.

“When QYOU first entered in Poland last year it quickly became clear to us that this was a region with huge growth potential, because there’s a strong demand for online video, particularly among younger audiences,” said Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-founder of QYOU Media. “Partnering with Mediakraft TV gives us the opportunity to tap into this appetite and build a channel focused on Poland’s unique and fascinating culture. The rising interest in online video is now driving a greater demand from broadcasters to regionalize content and it’s therefore an offering we expect to replicate in other markets in the coming months.”

“Europe is home to a burgeoning online video creator scene, and we’re proud to say that we’ve been shining a light on some of the most talented creatives in Poland for the better part of five years,” said Ryan Socash, Managing Director of Mediakraft TV. “QYOU understands the importance of developing programming that has a strong local flavor, which is why we’re excited to be partnering with them to further elevate Poland’s vibrant content creator community by providing them with a platform on PLAY NOW.”

QYOU Polska is expected to be available to viewers in November.

About QYOU Media
QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU) is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.

About Mediakraft Networks
Mediakraft Networks is one of the leading online TV channel groups in Europe and operates online video networks on various platforms. With offices in Cologne, Berlin, Hamburg, Warsaw and Istanbul, Mediakraft supports the best and most talented online performers of this generation locally and participates in their productions for millions of viewers of all age groups. Through its affiliated networks in the areas of
Entertainment, Information, Lifestyle, Gaming and Urban Culture, Mediakraft reaches about 1.6 million viewers daily and more than 500 million views monthly.

About PLAY
P4 Sp. z o. o., a wholly owned subsidiary of Play Communications S.A., trading as Play, is a consumer-focused mobile network operator in Poland with over 14.5m subscribers as of June 30, 2017. Play provides mobile voice, messaging, data offerings and video services and services to consumers and businesses (in particular to small office/home office subscribers and small/medium enterprises) on a contract and prepaid basis under our umbrella brand “PLAY”. Play provides these services, available to 99% of the population, via an extensive, modern and cost-efficient 2G/3G/4G LTE telecommunications network complemented by long-term national roaming/network sharing agreements with the other three major Polish mobile network operators. For more information, visit www.playcommunications.com and www.play.pl.

Contacts

Holly Searle
Platform Communications for QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900
holly@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+49 152 2254 7680
tash@qyoutv.com

QYOU Achieves 100 Million Reach Milestone

  • Growth driven by content offerings on Sinclair’s US broadcast net – TBD, and QYOU India on TATA Sky. Company expects continued reach to new audiences to grow rapidly
  • The audience for QYOU programming extends beyond broadcast and cable to include mobile, over-the-top, and out-of-home delivery

Toronto/Dublin/Los Angeles October 2, 2017 – QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU), the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution, today announced that its programs and linear channels reach an addressable audience of more than 100 million consumers across six continents. The company’s rapidly expanding reach demonstrates a growing appetite for millennial-programming globally.

This year, QYOU has launched the new TBD multicast network in the US with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which brings curated digital-first shows and series to TV audiences for the first time. The company has also signed the largest deployment of its QYOUchannel to date with an expansion of its partnership with TATA Sky in India, bringing QYOU’s programming to its mobile, TV,  and on-demand services. The company continues its push into these larger markets with localized content partnerships adding value to the offering for consumers, distributors, and advertisers.

Younger, digital-first generations have grown up on a diet of online video and flock to popular video platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo, Daily Motion, Twitch, Snapchat, and Facebook to satisfy their appetite for bite-sized content. According to eMarketer, 54% of 18-34 year olds use YouTube every day and this number is only expected to increase in the coming years. There is also a growing appetite for short-form online video in developing markets, where viewers are often mobile-first.

As more broadcasters, mobile operators and content owners look to target hard-to-reach youth audiences, The QYOU’s 24/7 linear channel of ‘best-of-web’ curated online video and also the creation of its bespoke shows have been in high demand. In the first half of 2017, QYOU signed a total of 8 new distribution agreements extending the reach of its content in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin America and the US, as well as launching its content into new regions such as Sub-Saharan Africa and the Caribbean.

The company’s linear channel, The QYOU, is distributed to cable and OTT services run by TATA Sky, Vodafone, T Mobile, Telenor, Tele2, United Group, M7, TotalPlay and Play Poland. It produces the TBD multicast channel in the US for the Sinclair Broadcast Group; and it’s custom programming clients include Fox Sports, Liberty Global, Showmax Africa, Lufthansa, Buffalo Wild Wings, and FlowSports.

Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-Founder, QYOU Media says: “We’re heading into Q4 of 2017 with amazing new opportunities coming down the pike, that will see us extend our reach even further across Asia and Europe. This is on top of what has already been a high growth year for us: we listed on the Canadian TSX Venture Exchange, while concurrently signing some of our biggest distribution deals to date. Our programming is now available to more than 100 million customers across six continents, from the most densely populated urban cities on earth to remote mining sites in outback Australia. Our momentum is continuing to gather pace as more and more forward-thinking media companies realize that they too can harness the popularity of curated short-form content for their subscribers.”

About QYOU Media
QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU) is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.

Contacts

Holly Searle
Platform Communications – for QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900
holly@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+49 152 2254 7680
tash@qyoutv.com

QYOU strikes again in Portugal with NOWO

  • QYOU Media’s linear channel will bring best-of-web video content to almost a million additional homes through NOWO TV service
  • The agreement sees further expansion of the QYOU channel reach across Western Europe

TORONTODUBLIN and LOS ANGELESOct. 10, 2017  – QYOU Media (TSXV:QYOU), the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution has announced a new agreement with telecoms operator NOWO. The partnership will see QYOU’s linear channel of curated online video content available to NOWO’s customers through its TV service in Portugal, bringing QYOU’s content to an additional 900,000 homes in the country.

Online video viewing in Portugal is booming, with Statista findings suggesting more than 40 per cent of consumers watch online video several times a day in the region. NOWO has chosen to distribute QYOU’s ad-free channel to appeal to the tastes of younger viewers, who have a growing appetite for digital-first video content. Selected by QYOU’s content curation experts, the programming features the best of online video across a range of genres including music and comedy, which is particularly popular with consumers in Portugal.

Says José Henriques, CMO of Nowo: “We are always on the lookout for new ways to enhance our services. Online video content is hugely popular in Portugal and in order to meet the needs of our customers and further extend our reach among millennial audiences, we are including QYOU in our programming line-up. We are excited to be working with QYOU to bring fresh digital-first video content to our base.”

With its second agreement in Portugal, QYOU is gaining momentum in the region by meeting the growing consumer demand for online video content. With IPTV services driving the Portuguese Pay-TV market, operators are recognizing that they need to explore new ways to increase the attractiveness of their services.

Curt Marvis, CEO & Co-founder, QYOU Media says: “This partnership with NOWO is our second in Portugal and demonstrates that operators across Western Europe  are really seeing the value and potential of short-form video content to engage with millennial audiences. Portugal in particular has a thriving and vibrant creative online video community and through this partnership we hope to tap into this interest even further as we strive to bring more local flavor to our multiscreen offering.”

About QYOU Media
QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV:QYOU) is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.

About NOWO
NOWO is a Portuguese telecommunications company that appears in the market in September 2016. Currently the 2nd largest cable network operator in Portugal, NOWO has one of the largest fiber optic networks, about 14,000 km (covering more than 70 municipalities and 200 parishes), with the capacity to provide service to more than 900 thousand houses. With the claim “NOWO: It’s fair”, the brand relies on freedom of choice, fair pricing and transparency in the relationship with customers. NOWO is the only operator that allows its customers to choose a mix of TV, NET, Phone and Mobile from a base internet offer and that clearly states the possibility of celebrating non-fidelity contracts (or for a shorter period than the usual – 6 or 12 months). To learn more visit: http://www.nowo.pt

Contacts

Holly Searle
Platform Communications – for QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900
holly@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+49 152 2254 7680​
tash@qyoutv.com

 

 

QYOU increases its focus in India with new partnerships and formats

  • Following the expansion of reach to 17M Tata Sky subscribers earlier this year, QYOU is increasing its focus on India with a series of new content partnerships and localized programming in the region

  • QYOU India has partnered with leading digital media company Culture Machine to license their content across QYOU’s platforms

Toronto/Dublin/Los Angeles 13 September 2017 – QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU), the world’s leading curator of premium ‘best-of-web’ video for multiscreen distribution is growing its operations in India following the success of its partnership with Tata Sky. The expansion includes new content partnerships with leading digital creators and the launch of a localized version of its linear feed to cater the tastes of local audiences and meet the needs of broadcast, cable, and mobile operators in India.

India has a flourishing TV market, currently ranking third in the world after the US and China. Much of the TV consumption growth in the region is driven by mobile and broadband. Following the success of The QYOU’s partnership with Tata Sky, where its programming is available to subscribers through the content distribution company’s mobile app and TV channel, QYOU has gone on to sign a series of partnerships with content creators and distributors in the region to boost its presence further.

The partnerships include Culture Machine, a leading digital media company backed by cutting edge technology, with many of the most popular Indian digital networks under its umbrella; Desi Hip Hop Inc, a platform for South Asian hip hop culture; and TheVibe a curator of contemporary Indian lifestyle video content. Through these partnerships and by curating tailored content for the region, QYOU Media will feature localized programming that caters and appeals to Indian viewers. In addition to distribution of Indian content to customers in India, QYOU intends to incorporate certain shows and clips into its other channel feeds and programming around the world.

Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-Founder, QYOU Media says: “India is one of the most exciting markets in the world right now. The huge number of mobile and multiscreen viewers, particularly millennials who form around a third of the Indian population, is really driving the convergence of online video and television there. We are excited to partner with digital innovators Culture Machine, Desi Hip Hop Inc. and TheVibe, which opens-up a myriad of possibilities for us to create more localized content that reflects the unique voice and flavor of India. We plan on building on our work with Tata Sky to gain an even greater footprint in this market moving forward.”

Culture Machine President, Tuhin Menon, adds: “We are excited to partner with QYOU to explore the full scope of our digital first media brands – Being Indian, Blush, Awesome Sauce, Viva and Put Chutney – all of which enjoy pole position in their respective categories. Through this partnership, viewers of the digital broadcast network TBD in the USA, as well as subscribers of QYOU’s offerings globally on linear and VOD platforms, will be able to watch Culture Machine’s varied stable of digital first programming. This content collaboration will pave the way for a wider engagement with CM’s patented Video Machine platform in the coming months. We look forward to building out this engagement further”.

About QYOU Media
QYOU Media Inc. is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.

Contacts

Holly Searle
Platform Communications – for QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900
holly@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Natasha Roberton
VP Marketing, QYOU Media
+353 (87) 792-7166
tash@qyoutv.com

 

 

The QYOU Presentation Now Available for On-Demand Viewing

Company invites individual and institutional investors as well as advisors to log-on to VirtualInvestorConferences.com to view presentation

TORONTOJuly 17, 2017 / The QYOU (TSXV: QYOU), based in Toronto, focused on curation and programming of short-form video content for the Video-Everywhere age, today announced that the July 13 presentation from Curtis Marvis, Founder and CEO, is now available for on-demand viewing at VirtualInvestorConferences.com.

LINK:  https://tinyurl.com/0713postpr

The QYOU’s presentation will be available 24/7 for 90 days. Investors and advisors may download shareholder materials from the “virtual trade booth” for the next three weeks.

Recent Company Highlights

  • The QYOU recently partnered with the Indian television provider Tata Sky in June 2017.
  • The QYOU partnered with European telecommunications operator, Tele2 in April 2017.
  • The QYOU recently partnered with Caribbean telecommunications operator Flow to provide sports content.

About The QYOU
QYOU Media Inc. is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium ‘best-of-the-web’ video for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and NewsCorp, QYOU’s millennial-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reach millions of customers on six continents. Distribution partners include Sinclair Broadcast Group, Vodafone, 21st Century Fox, Liberty Global, Telenor and TATA Sky.

About VirtualInvestorConferences.com
Since 2010, VirtualInvestorConferences.com, created by BetterInvesting (NAIC) and PRNewswire, has been the only monthly virtual investor conference series that provides an interactive forum for presenting companies to meet directly with investors using a graphically-enhanced online platform.

Designed to replicate the look and feel of location-based investor conferences, Virtual Investor Conferences unites PR Newswire’s leading-edge online conferencing and investor communications capabilities with BetterInvesting’s extensive retail investor audience network.

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For further information

The QYOU Contacts:
Holly Searle
Platform Communications – for QYOU Media
+44 (0) 207 486 4900
holly@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker
Investor Relations – for QYOU Media
+ 1 403 221 0915
jeff@howardgroupinc.com

VirtualInvestorConferences.com
John Viglotti, VP, Investor Relations Products and Services,
Cision / PR Newswire / MultiVu,
+1.201.360.6767
john.viglotti@prnewswire.com