VENDORS AND SUPPLIERS,BUSINESS
Amazon Prime | July 08, 2022
Ahead of Prime’s biggest savings event exclusively for members, Prime Day on July 12-13, Amazon announced new offers and experiences exclusively for members. Starting today, Prime members in the U.S. can enjoy a free, one-year Grubhub+ membership with no food-delivery fees on eligible orders. Members can use this new perk in more than 4,000 cities with hundreds of thousands of restaurants across the country when ordering on Grubhub. Amazon is also announcing exciting, exclusive Prime member content for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Additionally, Amazon is also unveiling exclusive deals for Prime members ahead of Thursday Night Football’s anticipated launch, as well as exclusive experiences for members at the upcoming Ultimate Crown streamers vs. gamers battle featuring MrBeast and Ninja.In anticipation of Prime Video’s most eagerly awaited new series launching on September 2, The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, Prime members globally can enjoy 48-hour advance access to a never-before-seen 60-second exclusive sneak peek starting today. This week, Amazon also surprised lucky Prime members from around the world with an opportunity to attend the London Global Premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in August.
Ahead of the first exclusive Thursday Night Football game kicking off on Prime Video on September 15, Amazon is offering members Prime Day savings a week early. Exclusive deals range from home entertainment devices, like Fire TV smart TVs, to fan gear for members to prepare their living rooms and get ready for game day.
“Being the first to watch a sneak peek of one of the most highly anticipated shows of 2022 or ordering your favorite takeout while watching a football game on a TV you snagged for a great price—that’s the promise of Prime, and there’s never been a better time to take advantage of all the membership has to offer, Prime already delivers great value for members. These new exclusive offers and experiences show how a single Prime membership unlocks a whole world of potential.”
-Jamil Ghani, vice president of Amazon Prime.
Whether members want to have an epic, cinematic experience streaming the new The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series or order wings for their game-day parties, Prime has them covered—all within their one membership. For visual assets related to this news, visit aboutamazon.com/primeexclusives.
Get Your Grub On
Starting today, all Prime members in the U.S. can get even more delivered to their door with a Prime membership. Members can now enjoy a free, full one-year Grubhub+ membership valued at $9.99 per month—at no added cost to their Prime membership. To activate this deal, members simply visit amazon.com/grubhub. This new offer includes unlimited, $0 food delivery fees on orders over $12 as well as exclusive perks for Grubhub+ members and rewards like free food and order discounts. Plus, diners can “eat good while doing good” by opting into Grubhub’s Donate the Change program, a donation-matching initiative that raised more than $25 million in 2021 alone, benefiting more than 20 charitable organizations across the country. Additional terms and eligibility rules apply.
Exclusive Sneak Peek Inside Middle-earth
The highly anticipated series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power premieres exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories around the world on Friday, September 2. J.R.R. Tolkien’s fabled Second Age of Middle-earth’s history takes center stage in this epic drama set thousands of years before the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings books. In this 60-second sneak peek, available as a first-look exclusively to Prime members for 48 hours starting July 6 at 3 a.m. EDT, an ominous sign in the night sky raises questions for the inhabitants of Middle-earth. Prime members can sign into their account and go to amazon.com/RingsOfPower to view the exclusive sneak peek of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and add the series to their Watchlist.
This week, 20 Prime members around the world who added themselves to The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power Watchlist on Prime Video were the lucky recipients of an exclusive invitation with a guest to attend the London Global Premiere in August of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. For these lucky fans of Middle-earth, this will be an unforgettable experience.
Deals to Kick-Off Football Season Right
The first ever Thursday Night Football game exclusively on Prime Video is right around the corner. Legendary announcer Al Michaels and Emmy-winning analyst Kirk Herbstreit will be in the booth for Thursday Night Football, which will include fan-favorite interactive features like X-Ray and Next Gen Stats powered by AWS. Anchor Charissa Thompson hosts the pregame, halftime, and postgame shows, with veteran quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez, and All-Pro cornerback Richard Sherman serving as analysts. In anticipation of Thursday Night Football’s kickoff on Prime Video on September 15, Prime members will have access to exclusive deals on home entertainment devices and more, along with some Fan Shop deals on NFL-licensed products. Fans can upgrade their living rooms for an optimized Thursday Night Football watching experience with deals on Fire TV smart TVs and streaming sticks.
Score deals on NFL licensed products in the Fan Shop:
Save up to 15% now through July 11 on home accessories (including bed comforters, blankets, beach towels, and more) and electronics (including Bluetooth speakers and earbuds, wireless charging mousepads, and more).
Save on Smart TVs and more now through July 11:
Amazon Fire TV 55-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV – Save up to 45%
Amazon Fire TV 50-inch 4-Series 4K UHD smart TV – Save up to 45%
Amazon Fire TV 55-inch Omni Series UHD smart TV – Save up to 46%
Hisense U6 Series 50-inch 4K QLED Smart Fire TV – Save up to 25%
Insignia 24-inch HD Smart Fire TV – Save up to 47%
Insignia 32-inch HD Smart Fire TV – Save up to 44%
Insignia 43-inch Class F30 Series 4K UHD Smart Fire TV – Save up to 36%
Insignia 50-inch Class F30 Series 4K UHD Smart Fire TV – Save up to 40%
Insignia 55-75-inch Class F30 Series 4K UHD Smart Fire TV – Save up to 30%-38%
Pioneer 43-50-inch 4K UHD Smart Fire TV – Save up to 38%-40%
Toshiba 43-75-inch C350-Series 4K UHD Smart Fire TV – Save up to 30%
Fire TV Cube – Save up to 50%
Fire TV Stick – Save up to 58% (available starting July 7 at 12:01 a.m. EDT through July 11)
Prime Video is the first streaming service to air a season-long exclusive national broadcast package with the NFL. Viewers can stream from the web at amazon.com or by using the Prime Video app, which is available on smartphones, tablets, set-top boxes, game consoles, or select smart TVs. The games will also stream live on Twitch and will be available on over-the-air TV stations in the two home markets of the competing teams. For all the latest information regarding Thursday Night Football on Prime Video, visit amazon.com/TNF and follow NFL on Prime on Twitter.
Tune in to Ultimate Crown: MrBeast vs Ninja
On July 9 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. EDT, Prime members around the world can tune in to Ultimate Crown on Twitch.tv/Crown and Prime Video to watch MrBeast and Ninja battle it out in League of Legends with an all-star lineup of gamers and content creators live from Las Vegas at the HyperX Arena. Prime members have a chance to attend in-person or participate in live chats to win exclusive giveaways and gifted subscriptions. For more details, visit amazon.com/crownchannel.
These exclusive offers and experiences build on Prime’s most exclusive member experience: the annual Prime Day event. This year, Prime Day returns July 12 and 13, offering members 48 hours of epic deals from Customers’ Most Loved, Internet Famous, small and medium-sized businesses, and a selection of Climate Pledge Friendly products, and many, many more. For more information on how to prep for the big day and to start shopping early deals, visit www.amazon.com/primeday.
Not a Prime member yet? Join Prime or start a free 30-day trial at amazon.com/prime. Amazon also offers two discounted memberships so all qualifying customers can enjoy Prime. Qualifying recipients of government assistance, including EBT and Medicaid, are eligible to enjoy all of Prime’s benefits for just $6.99 per month—half the regular cost of a Prime membership. To learn more, visit www.amazon.com/qualifynow. Additionally, Prime Student membership is designed specifically for higher education students and costs just $7.49 per month or $69 per year. Prime Student members also enjoy exclusive perks for college life, like six months free of LinkedIn Premium and up to 10% off flights and hotels through StudentUniverse. College students who haven’t yet tried Prime Student can sign up for a six-month trial at www.amazon.com/joinstudent.
Every Day Made Better with Prime
Prime offers the best of shopping, savings, and entertainment to more than 200 million paid members around the world. In the U.S. that includes unlimited access to award-winning movies and series with Prime Video, ad-free listening of 2 million songs, thousands of stations and playlists, and thousands of podcasts with Amazon Music, free games with Prime Gaming, more than 3,000 books and magazines with Prime Reading, unlimited photo storage with Amazon Photos, and incredible savings with Prime Day. Prime was built on the foundation of unlimited fast, free shipping. Prime members enjoy ultrafast grocery delivery and pickup from Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods Market in more than 5,000 cities and towns, free Same-Day Delivery on hundreds of thousands of items in over 90 major metropolitan areas, and free One-Day Delivery on more than 20 million items coast to coast. Prime members also receive fast, free delivery on prescriptions from Amazon Pharmacy and prescription savings at more than 60,000 participating pharmacies in the U.S. To join Prime or start a 30-day free trial, visit amazon.com/prime.
The Sandbox | August 10, 2022
Following a round of seed investments by The Sandbox, Com2uS, CRIT Ventures, and Formless Capital, Firefly Games CEO Michael Zhang has announced the formation of a new venture called MetaWorld Entertainment. Key partners in this new metaverse company include The Sandbox, the leading decentralized virtual gaming world and subsidiary of Animoca Brands, and Com2uS, a global multi-content platform leading the way in the blockchain gaming spaceThis announcement of MetaWorld Entertainment's formation comes at a pivotal time in the evolution of the Web3 space. Michael Zhang has described MetaWorld’s vision of Web3 as “the venue for entertainment in the new digital age. The metaverse is where audiences will play, engage, and interact with new levels of immersion, unlike anything we have seen before. Michael, who will serve MetaWorld as its CEO said, “We have the advantage of leveraging great technology and our know-how of creating engaging and meaningful experiences for people. This allows us to think more from the user’s perspective: what meaningful experiences can we bring to them and what value will this give them.
MetaWorld Entertainment will be an all-encompassing entertainment company, bringing concerts, events, and games to the global market through metaverse platforms, including The Sandbox. MetaWorld will serve as both a developer and publisher of multiple experiences and games, empowering audiences around the world to interact with the metaverse like never before. MetaWorld will maximize the immersive experience using the support of key partners such as Agora and their real-time audio technology. MetaWorld will also utilize the Web2 game publishing experience of its partners to target a massive gaming audience while using the "play-and-earn" model that offers high-quality and engaging games through which players can also earn virtual currencies. By combining and utilizing its unique gaming resources, platform advantages, and business cooperation in technology and entertainment, MetaWorld plans to bring brand-new play-and-earn entertainment experiences to the Web3 era to drive broader adoption.
“The Sandbox is pleased to support the entry of veteran gaming entrepreneur Michael Zhang into the metaverse by establishing his next gaming venture as a metaverse builder studio, We believe he will leverage his experience and team creativity to build fun, engaging, multiplayer games and diversified experiences on The Sandbox platform, starting with Atari games available in Alpha Season 3 and with more brand names soon to be announced.”
-Sébastien BORGET, COO and Co-Founder of The Sandbox.
Com2uS President Kyu Lee was similarly optimistic, “The next wave of Web3 builders will be more focused on the content and experience that are built on the platforms. Michael and his team have both the strong vision and the track record of working with top tier brands to scale and deliver.” Com2uS has a long history of bullish growth in bleeding edge markets around the world.
"Brands are looking for impactful ways to participate in the Web3 ecosystem," said Scott Levy, MetaWorld Advisor and former Managing Director of NBA Asia. "Michael has a proven track record of creating successful content and MetaWorld will become a resource for brands and consumers to meaningfully engage in the metaverse."
MetaWorld Entertainment, a revolutionary Web3 company to create unique experiences that allows users to engage with Web3 in a completely new and immersive way while enabling the world to connect through entertainment.
About The Sandbox
The Sandbox, a subsidiary of Animoca Brands, is one of the decentralized virtual worlds that have been fueling the recent growth of virtual real estate demand, having partnered with major IPs and brands including Warner Music Group, Ubisoft, The Rabbids, Gucci Vault, The Walking Dead, Snoop Dogg, Adidas, Deadmau5, Steve Aoki, Richie Hawtin, The Smurfs, Care Bears, Atari, ZEPETO, CryptoKitties, and more. Building on existing The Sandbox IP that has more than 40 million global installs on mobile, The Sandbox metaverse offers players and creators a decentralized and intuitive platform to create immersive 3D worlds and game experiences and to safely store, trade, and monetize their creations.
Com2uS is a South Korean mobile and online game development and publishing company established in 1998. Com2uS develops games for Android, iOS, and other platforms, and has been targeting the global market for almost 10 years, even before the introduction of smartphones. Based on their vast pool of know-how gained from their establishment of foreign offices and experience in the NA and EU markets, Com2uS has become a very competitive company. The company's corporate offices are located in the United States, Korea, Japan, and China. In 2007, Com2uS was listed on the Korea Stock Exchange (KOSDAQ: 078340).
About Firefly Games
Firefly Games excels in development, globalization, and localization for mobile games, with rich experience in game production and distribution. Firefly has cooperated with Hollywood studios to develop many mobile games based on popular IP, including DreamWorks' Universe of Legends, Skydance's Terminator: Dark Fate, and MGA Entertainment's match-three mobile game LoL Surprise! Room Maker, among others. Firefly also represents the North American distribution of Asian mobile games such as My Name is MT2.
MEDIA AND BROADCASTING,BUSINESS
Helbiz Media | August 12, 2022
Helbiz Media, the exclusive distributor of media rights to Serie BKT worldwide, announces a new agreement with RAI-RADIOTELEVISIONE ITALIANA S.P.A. RAI Italia will broadcast weekly highlights of the Serie BKT championship for the 2022/2023 season, offering a vast number of fans abroad the thrill of the exciting championship.
The highlights of the Serie BKT Championship will be shown on the program "Casa Italia," which airs Tuesdays starting September 20. Helbiz Media also aims to sublicense its distribution rights of Serie BKT with the goal of increasing both revenues for the League and the international visibility of the championship.
The agreement with RAI represents a further step in the path of achieving significant international growth for the Serie BKT championship, after the success of last season in which Serie B was broadcasted in more than 30 countries including the United States, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Balkans, Greece, Spain, Latin America, Indonesia, Romania, and Israel.
"I am particularly pleased with the agreement reached with RAI for the broadcast of Serie BKT highlights in international channels with RAI Italia. It is good news for all the fans who abroad will be able to follow the spectacle of an incredible Championship and enjoy the best moments with the most spectacular goals, always with the guarantee of quality and professionalism of RAI's journalism."
-Matteo Mammì, CEO of HELBIZ MEDIA
Statement by Fabrizio Ferragni, Rai Director Foreign Offer Thanks to the agreement with Helbiz, Italian soccer is back on Rai Italia. Our compatriots abroad, reached by our channel all over the world, with an audience of about 25 million homes/families, will be able to receive the most exciting moments of the Serie B Championship, presented and commented every Tuesday, starting from September 20, by Piercarlo Presutti and his guests, inside Casa Italia, the renewed afternoon format created by Rai Italia for and with Italians around the world.