MEDIA AND BROADCASTING

BBTV Signs New Contracts with Top Entertainment and Gaming Creators

BBTV | June 19, 2021

BBTV Holdings Inc the leading creator monetization company with a mission to help creators become more successful, today announced numerous major creator signings, expanding BBTV's abundant library of content and further amplifying the Company's viewership and monetization.

"BBTV continues to expand its partnerbase, viewership and associated revenues through delivering leading Solutions and value to creators around the globe in the most popular content verticals," comments Shahrzad Rafati, Chairperson and CEO, BBTV. "Creators continue to benefit from BBTV's Base and  Plus Solutions to take the value of their IP to the next level."
Willam Belli best known as Willam, joins BBTV. A  popular American drag queen, recording artist with a #1 Billboard album, and an Emmy Awards nominee, Willam came to prominence on the fourth season of RuPaul's Drag Race in 2012.  Willam then took that rise to stardom over to social media and YouTube and all while continuing his acting career in numerous projects including the 2019 Oscar nominated feature film, A Star Is Born.

About BBTV
BBTV is a global media and technology company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. The Company's mission is to help content creators become more successful. With creators ranging from individuals to global media brands, BBTV provides comprehensive, end-to-end Solutions to increase viewership and drive revenue powered by its innovative technology, while allowing creators to focus on their core competency – content creation.

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INDUSTRY MARKET

Triton Digital Releases the New Zealand Podcast Ranker For May 2022

Triton Digital | June 16, 2022

Triton Digital®, the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry, announced the release of the latest New Zealand Podcast Ranker. The Ranker provides insight into the Top 100 Podcasts as well as the Top Networks in New Zealand from 1 May through 31 May, 2022, as measured by Triton’s Podcast Metrics measurement service. The Top 100 Podcast Ranker and Top Network Ranker are ranked by monthly listeners, in accordance with the latest IAB Podcast Technical Measurement Guidelines. For this reporting period, the top three podcasts included Fletch, Vaughan & Hayley on ZM (NZME/iHeartRadio/ARN), The Mike Hosking Breakfast (NZME/iHeartRadio/ARN), and Casefile True Crime (Audioboom). New podcasts debuting on the ranker this month include Betrayal (NZME/iHeartRadio/ARN), Inside Dancing with the Stars (NZME/iHeartRadio/ARN), CounterClock (audiochuck), and Sympathy Pains (NZME/iHeartRadio/ARN). Over the last month, there has been a 21% increase in total downloads with May coming in at 8.1M. Participating networks in the New Zealand Ranker include Audioboom, Head gum, Kart Media, Listen (SC), Mediator Radio Limited, NZME/iHeartRadio/ARN, Stitcher Media, and Sports Entertainment Network (SEN). For podcast consumption insights, view our New Zealand Podcast Ranker website for an enhanced and robust experience. To participate in the ranker, view the full results of the Ranker, and sign up to receive future rankers via email, please visit: https://www.tritondigital.com/resources/podcast-reports. Triton Digital Podcast Metrics measurement service is certified by the IAB Tech Lab as complying with Version 2.1 of the IAB Podcast Measurement Technical Guidelines. It provides accurate and insightful data around how, when, and where podcast content is being consumed across multiple hosting platforms, with the ability to view metrics by date range, location, device, podcast name, episode, title, and more. About Triton Digital Triton Digital® is the global technology and services leader to the digital audio and podcast industry. Operating in more than 80 countries, Triton provides innovative technology that enables broadcasters, pod casters, and online music services to build their audience, maximize their revenue, and streamline their day-to-day operations. In addition, Triton powers the global online audio industry with Web cast Metrics®, the leading online audio measurement service and Podcast Metrics, one of the first IAB certified podcast measurement services in the industry. With unparalleled integrity, excellence, teamwork, and accountability, Triton remains committed to connecting audio, audience, and advertisers to continuously fuel the growth of the global online industry. For more information, visit www.TritonDigital.com.

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TECHNOLOGIES

Kontron Announces the Opening of Its New In-Flight Entertainment and Connectivity Product Service Center in Europe

Kontron | June 17, 2022

Kontron, a leading global provider of IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT), and Inflight Entertainment and Connectivity (IFE&C) solutions, announced its latest IFE&C product service center has officially been opened. The Part 145 certified European Repair Centre, located in Ismaning, Germany, at the Kontron Europe headquarters, will offer repair, modifications and updates for Kontron’s In-Flight Entertainment range of avionics products within its dedicated 100 m² repair area. Initially, repair support will be offered on the range of Kontron Server products, Wireless Access Points (CWAPs) and Removable SSD; additional IFEC products, including the MODMAN product family, will be supported over time. “It became increasingly obvious with our global business that having multiple certified repair centers across the globe, would allow our customers to choose how to manage their own programs. This new European facility is the first step in this process and we will make further announcements regarding additional regional repair centers in due course. When service is requested it’s important that downtime is reduced to the absolute minimum and that fast turnaround times with traceability and quality are available. I’m very excited that this new facility is fully operational and ready to help our customers.” -Jon Moseley, Kontron’s VP Business Development The facility with dedicated trained and certified support staff will be a critical part of the support Kontron plans for its IFE&C business. Under the management of Christian Tanner, a 14-year Kontron veteran, the repair facility demonstrates Kontron’s commitment to the IFE&C business and the European region. Kontron is a global leader in IoT/Embedded Computing Technology (ECT). As part of the S&T technology group, Kontron offers individual solutions in the areas of Internet of Things (IoT) and Industry 4.0 through a combined portfolio of hardware, software and services. With its standard and customized products based on highly reliable state-of-the-art technologies, Kontron provides secure and innovative applications for a wide variety of industries. As a result, customers benefit from accelerated time-to-market, lower total cost of ownership, extended product lifecycles and the best fully integrated applications. For more information, please visit: www.kontron.com All rights reserved. Kontron is a trademark or registered trademark of Kontron Europe GmbH. All other brand or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks or copyrights by their respective owners and are recognized. All data is for information purposes only and not guaranteed for legal purposes. Subject to change without notice. Information in this press release has been carefully checked and is believed to be accurate; however, no responsibility is assumed for inaccuracies.

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BUSINESS

Playmaker Capital Inc. Acquires The Sports Drop

Playmaker Capital Inc | May 05, 2022

Playmaker Capital Inc. (TSX-V: PMKR) (“Playmaker”), the digital sports media company that delivers authentic content experiences through its portfolio of sports media and technology brands, has acquired The Sports Drop, a U.S. based sports media company that focuses on NFL, NBA, MLB, and collegiate sports coverageThe acquisition of The Sports Drop builds on Playmaker's already robust reach in the U.S., a key market for the company as it continues to make inroads with both English-speaking and U.S. Hispanic sports fans. The Sports Drop generates an average of more than 30 million monthly page views and 200 million monthly ad impressions, and it will contribute an average of more than 3 million monthly users to Playmaker’s North American audience. “Adding The Sports Drop to Playmaker’s portfolio aligns with our thematic growth strategy of acquiring brands that add new skill sets to our team and create new opportunities for our business The Sports Drop’s following of highly engaged and attentive sports fans will complement our existing brands that have a U.S. presence including Yardbarker Media, Bolavip US, and Daily Faceoff.” -Jordan Gnat, Playmaker CEO In connection with the closing of the acquisition dated April 8, 2022, The Sports Drop Founder, Mike Bellom, has joined Playmaker’s senior leadership team as Head of Paid Media. Mr. Bellom is a proven digital media entrepreneur and leader with an expertise in affiliate and paid media. In his new role, Mr. Bellom will help drive revenue and cost synergies across Playmaker’s ecosystem of brands. “I am extremely proud to be joining the Playmaker family The Sports Drop is already one of the most visited sports sites in the U.S. and by combining forces with Playmaker, we will be able to invest more resources in the creation and distribution of high-quality content that our loyal community of sports fans deserve. In my role as Head of Paid Media, I look forward to working alongside some of the most talented individuals in the digital sports media space to grow Playmaker’s already robust network of highly successful digital properties.” -Mike Bellom, Playmaker’s new Head of Paid Media TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE DISCLAIMER Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release. ABOUT PLAYMAKER Playmaker Capital Inc. (TSX-V: PMKR; OTC: PMKRF) is a digital sports media company that lives at the intersection of sports, gambling, media and technology. Playmaker is building a premier collection of sports media brands, curated to deliver highly engaged audiences of sports fans to sports betting companies, leagues, teams and advertisers.For more information, visit: http://www.playmaker.fans or contact Playmaker Chief Executive Officer Jordan Gnat via email jgnat@playmaker.fans. |T: (416) 815-4993. To sign up for Playmaker’s Investor Alerts, visit: playmaker.fans/investors. ABOUT THE SPORTS DROP Launched in 2015, The Sports Drop is a one-stop source for sports and entertainment content with NFL, NBA, MLB, and collegiate sports coverage that is crafted to engage, inform, and inspire debate among fans.

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PRODUCTS

DeHorizon IGO to launch DeVerse Unique Mystery Boxes on Binance NFT Marketplace

DeHorizon IGO | December 23, 2021

With the festive atmosphere around Christmas, DeHorizon is going to launch its IGO (Initial Game Offering) collection on Binance NFT Marketplace. The event revolves around DeVerse Unique Mystery Boxes, awarding players with exclusive in-game NFTs. DeVerse is a team battle game in DeHorizon metaverse prepared to launch on Q1, 2022. EVM-based DeHorizon is a metaverse game ecosystem, where three different style games DeVerse, DeTournament and DeQuidditch are under development. The long-term vision is to create an entertaining and gainful metaverse filled with player-created projects that have embraced GameFi, SocialFi, NFT mechanics. Launching the DeHorizon IGO is a significant step towards that goal since the governance token DEVT (Decentralized Eternal Virtual Traveller) has launched. DeVerse is a specific team battle game that takes place within the broader DeHorizon metaverse. Combined with two other games DeTournament and DeQuidditch created by the developers, this offering will create the pioneering foundation for the future of DeHorizon that includes player-created games. The official website discusses how the play-to-earn mechanics focus on rewarding players for winning battles and a variable reward based on how many rivals were defeated. What Will User Get in the DeHorizon IGO? DeHorizon IGO will be launched on Binance NFT Marketplace on Dec 23 2021, 11:00 AM UTC. The Mystery Boxes will contain random in-game NFTs. The NFTs come in different rarity levels: N (Normal), R (Rare), SR (Super Rare),SSR (Super Super Rare). Getting a Mystery Box means user will have the opportunity to get the internal testing ticket, hero NFTs (known as Numen) or in-game buff items. Each NFT is priced at 199 BUSD. In order to battle other players and start earning, Deverse requires player to have a Numen NFT as well as an in-game ticket. Each Numen has its own characteristics and advantage in the game. There are 5,380 mystery boxes prepared for sale, including 162 mystery boxes reserved for Binance community. Every user can only buy one. Here is the list of the NFTs that can be found in the Mystery Boxes. Internal testing ticket (80): The ticket includes the privilege to try the game in advance, 1 Fiery Feast, 1 Spirit Burning Necklace, 1 (Sweetie Pie*5) and the whitelist for DeVerse in-game currency (DVT) airdrop. Before the game is officially launched, users who get the internal testing ticket can try the game in advance. Ranger (400): A slayer in a battlefield. Specialties: slay, soft control. Alchemist (400): A survivor-type battlemage. Specialties: reduce speed, reduce damage. Warrior (400): A guardian in a battlefield. Specialists: control, reflect damage. Rogue (400): A dasher in a battlefield. Specialists: dash, immune. Adventurer (400): A carry in a battlefield. Specialists: area damage, burst damage. Fiery Feast (400): After using it, all attributes of a Numen will be increased. Spirit Burning Necklace (1000): After using it, a Numen is able to be resurrected immediately. Sweetie pie*5 (1900): After eating it, a Numen's HP can be restored partly. In addition to the NFTs, players can purchase DEVT, which is the governance token of the DeHorizon metaverse. The token is already listed on multiple exchanges such as OKEx, ByBit, Gate_IO and KikitradeHQ. What is DeHorizon? DeHorizon is an ambitious EVM chains based project with its sights set on becoming a next-generation metaverse game ecosystem. A prime focus of the project is allowing interoperability between EVM-compatible chains. The metaverse will be built in two notable versions, 1.0 and 2.0. Version 1.0 is currently being developed and will focus on three games with GameFi and entertaining mechanics. This incarnation of the metaverse will create the foundation and build the community to support Version 2.0. About Binance NFT Marketplace Binance NFT, the official NFT marketplace of Binance, offers an open market for artists, creators, crypto enthusiasts, NFT collectors and creative fans around the world with the best liquidity and minimal fees. Consisting of three product lines: Premium Events, Mystery Box and a Marketplace. Now, Binance aims to build the first and largest GameFi NFT trading platform for gaming projects via IGO (Initial Game Offering) - featuring core in-game assets from top gaming projects.

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