Watch the Indian Premier League IPL 2015 LIVE In Over 150 Countries World Wide*

CHENNAI, India, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ —

CricketGateway.com is the Official Digital Streaming Partner* of the Indian Premier League 2015

Gain Access to Rich Cricket Content Experiences, Including:

  • IPL Video Stream – LIVE, Ad-Free and Direct from Match Stadiums
  • World’s First Interactive Video Tag Card for Game Scores
  • Frame-By-Frame Video for Personalized Game Analysis
  • Extensive Analytics of Twitter Cricket Conversations

Wotwerx Holding, a TechFront enterprise and sole licensing partner of the Indian Premier League 2015* on all digital platforms globally, today announced the launch of CricketGateway.com; the Official Digital Streaming Partner* of the Indian Premier League 2015.

Available on both web and mobile, in addition to HD quality advertisement-free video feeds LIVE and direct from IPL match stadiums, subscribers can also access the World’s first ‘Interactive Video Tag Card’ – a feature allowing users to click on any part of the match score board to view video highlights for only the selected batsman, bowler, boundaries, wickets and more.

Subscribers can also avail video on-demand of completed IPL matches and access to Fan Cast frame-by-frame match video analytics, allowing users to slow the action down and analyze each match turning point in detail.

Cricket is beyond just a sport in India; it is a way of life and we want Cricket fans from across the world to be able to tune-in to the IPL – which is why CricketGateway.com, said Mr. M S Muralidharan Managing Director, TechFront.

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CricketGateway.com does not Stream Live IPL Matches to USA, UK, Africa, Europe, Middle East and India

# An exclusive license from Novi Digital Pvt. Ltd.

About WotWerx  

Wotwerx is where the Business of Sport converges, connects, engages and delivers for the Sports Fan. We are convinced that Fan Engagement and the associated use of Digital Assets and Data is the way of the future for Sport and The Fan. We have dedicated Ourselves and Our Business to its Pursuit.

About TechFront Group 

Techfront pioneers end-to-end integrated technology, solutions and premium intelligence for sports bodies, sponsors and spectators to create a seamless bridge and engagement from its global delivery hub across all major continents.

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Atos moves Edith Cowan University to the Cloud and takes operational responsiveness, engagement and cost efficiency to new heights

SINGAPORE, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Atos, an international leader in Digital Services, was appointed by Edith Cowan University to migrate the University’s entire central IT infrastructure to the cloud and transform it into a more agile, scalable and on-demand infrastructure. This bold move is the very first undertaken by an Australian tertiary institution. 

This new win will demonstrate the ability of Canopy — the Atos Cloud — to deliver a suite of services around cloud computing, especially enterprise grade Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) with new levels of performance, data sovereignty and mass scalability whilst establishing itself as an enabler of digital transformation in Australia as well as the rest of the region.

Under the terms of the 5-year contract, Atos will work closely with Edith Cowan University to achieve seamless transformation from current data centre infrastructure to a dynamic and secure Managed Hybrid Cloud infrastructure to be built in Western Australia. In addition, Atos will ensure new levels of operational flexibility, transparency and cost efficiency that will allow Edith Cowan University to optimise their resources. 

“The advancements in technology and our students’ expectations for a modern, fast and high-performance IT infrastructure to enable their consumption of knowledge are the critical reasons for this shift, in addition to the rising cost of maintaining and upgrading an on-premise data centre,” said Professor Omari, Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Edith Cowan University. He added, “While we reviewed the changing landscape of our organization against future expansionary plans, the need for an advanced IT infrastructure and data centre, moving to the cloud became inevitable and we found Atos with its international coverage and expertise to be the right fit.”

“This landmark partnership with Edith Cowan University will not only help to entrench Atos’ position in the Australian market as the go-to provider of cloud and IT services, but also affirms our commitment to Australia,” said Herbie Leung, CEO of Atos in Asia Pacific. “Like businesses globally, universities are also under tremendous pressure to reduce cost, enhance processes and improve services. Atos is well positioned to play a vital role in supporting organizations in Australia to achieve their greatest potential for service, operations and cost savings with our global insights and relevant skills”.

About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2014 pro forma annual revenue of EUR10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Financial Services, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.   

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline. For more information: www.atos.net

About Canopy

Canopy, the Atos cloud, powered by EMC and VMware, is the Cloud Service Line of Atos and the European leader in enterprise and government cloud. Offering a one-stop-shop for cloud services focused exclusively on cloud delivery to large public and multinational private sector organizations, Canopy brings substantial benefits to its customers: IT cost reduction and reduced capex expenditure through flexible pricing models plus access to innovative and agile technology that can enable rapid cloud implementation and faster time to market for products and services. Canopy offerings are based on open standards so customers can choose their preferred technology and decide whether to run solutions off- or on-premise to best meet their business needs. Headquartered in London (UK), Canopy currently operates in 9 countries across 3 continents. For more information: www.canopy-cloud.com.

CONTACT:
Rhoda Dinesen
+65-6730-8524
rhoda.dinesen@atos.net  

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Grow Your Small Business with Offline Marketing Techniques

NEW YORK, April 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Even while living in a digital age, small business marketers understand that traditional marketing strategies are unique and have distinct value with helping to grow their small business. While it’s important not to discount the power of online marketing, many proven offline methods are simply forgotten when marketing campaigns are planned.

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In her debut article for PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit, Claire Prendergast, Senior Strategic Communications Manager at agencyEA, explores different types of traditional offline marketing techniques that can benefit your business.

  • Guerilla marketing. Thinking outside of the box may lead to unconventional techniques that often translate into “unforgettable.”  Posting sticky notes at popular locations such as drive-thrus may be one guerilla marketing tactic that leaves a lasting impression.
  • Give stuff away. Including small branded items with each customer order is an excellent way to incentivize your customer-base. That extra thoughtful step may be just what is needed to get them coming back for more.
  • Public speaking. While this tactic may not be for everyone, it’s often a very useful way to bring new customers to your business and help grow your brand. Find a local event that is related to your industry, come up with an educational topic you can speak on, and volunteer your time. Attending events can be just as beneficial as speaking at them.

For further discussion surrounding offline marketing techniques that work, click here: http://bit.ly/1GL20C2

PR Newswire’s Small Business PR Toolkit is a comprehensive resource that provides small businesses and entrepreneurs the tools to develop an affordable public relations and marketing plan that helps generate interest from potential customers, engage with key audiences and grow their businesses. The toolkit features relevant content such as informative white papers, interactive webinars and how-to articles and premium access to educational resources, as well as the opportunity to take advantage of special offers designed specifically for small businesses. To request information on how PR Newswire can help your small business, click here. You can receive updates on new Small Business PR Toolkit content by following @prnsmallbiz on Twitter.

About PR Newswire                        
PR Newswire (www.prnewswire.com) is the premier global provider of multimedia platforms that enable marketers, corporate communicators, sustainability officers, public affairs and investor relations officers to leverage content to engage with all their key audiences. Having pioneered the commercial news distribution industry over 60 years ago, PR Newswire today provides end-to-end solutions to produce, optimize and target content — from rich media to online video to multimedia — and then distribute content and measure results across traditional, digital, mobile and social channels. Combining the world’s largest multi-channel, multi-cultural content distribution and optimization network with comprehensive workflow tools and platforms, PR Newswire enables the world’s enterprises to engage opportunity everywhere it exists. PR Newswire serves tens of thousands of clients from offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and is a UBM plc company.

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WebStreamur Introduces a Marketplace for Monetizing Live Streaming Content

ALKMAAR, The Netherlands, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — At NAB 2015 WebStreamur will demonstrate the end-to-end solution for monetization and live streaming from any location. You can now go live at a click of a button from an Android as well as from an iPhone, Mac Book and dedicated Streamur devices. Due the tight integration with Twitter and YouTube you can go live instantly and receive feedback on your stream. WebStreamur enables the live broadcast of any event but college and other amateur sports will be one of the most important markets for this platform. In combination with targeted advertisement also smaller sports can monetize their content. Next to the apps WebStreamur will launch three dedicated Streamur transmitters utilizing bonded 3G/4G and fixed IP channels.

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WebStreamur CEO Michel Bais:
With WebStreamur we are able to unleash the potential of the smaller sports and live events that do not get airtime on national or even local television channels. With the advertising revenues from platforms like YouTube, sport clubs and colleges are able to finance the broadcast of their events. With the apps available for free everybody can start right now. For the clubs who want to invest a little more we offer dedicated transmitters with HD SDI or HDMI input.

On WebStreamur
WebStreamur is a new platform which delivers high quality live video from any place to the web. WebStreamur utilizes the award winning bonding technology of Mobile Viewpoint to live stream from any location using bonded IP channels. Mobile Viewpoint is a global player, focusing on the development and implementation of wireless video solutions for both the broadcast and security industries.

WebStreamur and Mobile Viewpoint will exhibit at NAB 2015 in Central Hall, stand 2807

http://www.webstreamur.com 

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The Economist Group Launches Its First Bilingual Chinese-English App The Economist Global Business Review

A new app that explores key global trends in business, finance and technology – always with a strong point of view

HONG KONG, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Economist Group today officially launched a new digital app The Economist Global Business Review, focused on delivering insightful analysis on global trends in business, finance and technology. As the first in a planned series of local-language offerings, the bilingual Chinese-English app allows The Economist Group to reach a new set of global business leaders in markets like mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore. The Economist Global Business Review is the first bilingual product featuring Economist content to be offered in the 171-year history of the weekly publication.  Recognising that today’s most influential business leaders span the globe, The Economist Global Business Review removes barriers to bring its spirit of independent reporting and sharp perspective to a wider audience, initially in Chinese, and expanding to other languages in future.

The Economist Global Business Review

The Economist Global Business Review

Curated by the editors at The Economist Group, The Economist Global Business Review features a selection of the best business, finance and technology stories from the weekly newspaper, which have been translated to the highest degree to maintain the stylistic nuances of the original text. Ten (10) articles are published initially at the start of the month; thereafter, a daily article is published each weekday for a total of 30 articles each month.

The bilingual app works in either English-Simplified-Chinese or English-Traditional Chinese and is available for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. “Chinese was a natural first language for us to choose when launching this new bilingual product, given the increasing global reach of China’s companies and its diaspora,” said Tom Standage, Deputy Editor of The Economist.  “For many years we wrote off the idea of foreign-language editions as too expensive and impractical. However, the rise of digital technology changes the game. We can now deliver content quickly and without the cost constraints of print publishing.”

Tim Pinnegar, Publisher and Managing Director of The Economist Group Asia-Pacific said:  “Offering our unique content in local language opens up an entirely new market to us that was not possible to tap into before.  Our growth strategy over the next five years is exactly focused on attracting new audiences and capitalising on innovations in product and service offerings.”

Keeping in line with the minimalistic design aesthetics of The Economist, the app’s simple and intuitive interface allows for easy toggling between languages.  The app also features a powerful cache (the articles can be archived for up to 12 months) to facilitate offline reading.

The Economist Global Business Review is made available for free in April and May, courtesy of launch sponsor Hyundai.  Wonhong Cho, CMO of Hyundai Motor Company says, “We are glad to sponsor the launch of this new bilingual app from The Economist Group, and hope the app inspires new thinking and new possibilities within the Chinese business communities worldwide.” 

During this time, readers can download the app and experience the simple interface and compelling content completely free of charge. The app is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play, and a number of independent Android stores worldwide.  For more information, visit our website www.TEGBR.com

About The Economist Group

Headquartered in London, The Economist Group is the leading source of analysis on international business and world affairs.  Its publications and services include The Economist, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Intelligent Life and CQ Roll Call.  The Group delivers its information through a range of formats, from newspapers and magazines to conferences and electronic services.  Across all its products and services, the Group is known for its objectivity of opinion, originality of insight and rigorous analysis of key issues.

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AirMedia Sells 5% Equity Interest of its Advertising Business for RMB150 million

BEIJING, April 8, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — AirMedia Group Inc. (“AirMedia” or the “Company”) (Nasdaq: AMCN), a leading operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China targeting mid-to-high-end consumers, today announced that Beijing Shengshi Lianhe Advertising Co., Ltd., a variable interest entity in China, which it currently controls through contractual arrangements (the “VIE structure”), has entered into a share transfer agreement to sell 5% equity interest of AirMedia Group Co., Ltd. (“AM Advertising”) to Shenzhen Liantronics Co., Ltd, a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Shenzhen Stock Exchange Code: 300269) for a consideration of RMB 150 million in cash (the “Transaction”), which reflected the total valuation of AM Advertising of RMB3 billion.

The payment of the Transaction is expected to be completed within 10 working days of the completion of the share transfer.

AM Advertising is a consolidated affiliated entity of AirMedia. AirMedia will restructure AM Advertising for the Transaction. After the restructuring, AM Advertising will own and operate all AirMedia’s media business in airports and all the billboard and LED media out of the airports, excluding gas station media network. After the restructuring, all AirMedia’s other businesses, including but not limited to in-flight Wi-Fi business, on-train Wi-Fi business, digital TV-screens on airplanes, and gas station media network will be transferred out of AM Advertising and not form part of the Transaction.

“Media companies have been enjoying higher PE multiples and valuation in China’s local stock exchanges. We believe the Transaction is a good way to increase our shareholder value. We have made exciting developments on our transformation into a leading in-flight and on-train Wi-Fi operator in China. We will continue to focus on our transformation, which, we believe, has a brilliant future for the Company,” remarked Herman Guo, chairman and chief executive officer of AirMedia.

About AirMedia Group Inc.

AirMedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN) is a leading operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China targeting mid-to-high-end consumers. AirMedia operates the largest digital media network in China dedicated to air travel advertising. AirMedia operates digital frames in most of the 30 largest airports in China. In addition, AirMedia sells advertisements on the routes operated by seven airlines, including the four largest airlines in China. In selected major airports, AirMedia also operates traditional media platforms, such as billboards and light boxes, and other digital media, such as mega-size LED screens.

In addition, AirMedia has obtained exclusive contractual concession rights until the end of 2020 to develop and operate outdoor advertising platforms at Sinopec’s service stations located throughout China.

For more information about AirMedia, please visit http://www.airmedia.net.cn.

About Shenzhen Liantronics Co., Ltd

Shenzhen Liantronics Co., Ltd plays a leading role in LED display industry, which provides system solutions for medium and high-end LED full color display products. As a state-level high-tech enterprise with registered capital of 73.58 million RMB and net assets of 500 million RMB, Liantronics is specializing in LED application products from developing, manufacturing, sales to service.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the “safe harbor” provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “future,” “intend,” “plan,” “believe,” “estimate,” “confident” and similar statements. Among other things, the Business Outlook section and the quotations from management in this announcement, as well as AirMedia Group Inc.’s strategic and operational plans, contain forward-looking statements. AirMedia may also make written or oral forward-looking statements in its reports to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about AirMedia’s beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: if advertisers or the viewing public do not accept, or lose interest in, AirMedia’s air travel advertising network, AirMedia may be unable to generate sufficient cash flow from its operating activities and its prospects and results of operations could be negatively affected; AirMedia derives most of its revenues from the provision of air travel advertising services, and any slowdown in the air travel advertising industry in China may materially and adversely affect its revenues and results of operations; AirMedia’s strategy of expanding its advertising network by building new air travel media platforms and expanding into traditional media in airports may not succeed, and its failure to do so could materially reduce the attractiveness of its network and harm its business, reputation and results of operations; if AirMedia does not succeed in its expansion into gas station, in-flight internet services and in-air multimedia platform or other outdoors media advertising, its future results of operations and growth prospects may be materially and adversely affected; if AirMedia’s customers reduce their advertising spending or are unable to pay AirMedia in full, in part or at all for a period of time due to an economic downturn in China and/or elsewhere or for any other reason, AirMedia’s revenues and results of operations may be materially and adversely affected; AirMedia faces risks related to health epidemics, which could materially and adversely affect air travel and result in reduced demand for its advertising services or disrupt its operations; if AirMedia is unable to retain existing concession rights contracts or obtain new concession rights contracts on commercially advantageous terms that allow it to operate its advertising platforms, AirMedia may be unable to maintain or expand its network coverage and its business and prospects may be harmed; a significant portion of AirMedia’s revenues has been derived from the six largest airports and four largest airlines in China, and if any of these airports or airlines experiences a material business disruption, AirMedia’s ability to generate revenues and its results of operations would be materially and adversely affected; AirMedia’s limited operating history makes it difficult to evaluate its future prospects and results of operations; and other risks outlined in AirMedia’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AirMedia does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

Investor Contact:
Raymond Huang
Senior Director of Investor Relations
AirMedia Group Inc.
Tel: +86-10-8460-8678
Email: ir@airmedia.net.cn

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