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The Q India launches on ZEE5

The Q India launches on ZEE5

ZEE5 is the fastest growing OTT platform in India

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2019 /CNW/ – QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB:

QYOUF) announced it has launched its flagship network, The Q India on ZEE5, India’s fastest growing Over-The-Top (OTT) platform. ZEE5 marks the sixth major platform launch for The Q India and the second distribution agreement in India’s fast-growing OTT marketplace.

The Boston Consulting Group recently projected that the India OTT market would reach $5 Billion USD by the end of fiscal 2023. A ASSOCHAM-PWC study stated, “With a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.6 per cent during the period of 2017–2022, the Indian video OTT market is poised to outperform the global video OTT market, which is pegged to have a CAGR of 10.1 percent during the same period.” PWC India recently stated, “India is the fastest growing entertainment and media market globally and is expected to keep that momentum. Our research shows that in the next five years, India will see significant growth in OTT, online gaming and Internet advertising.”

Manish Aggarwal, Business Head, ZEE5 India commented: “ZEE5 is quickly becoming the most talked about OTT service in India with our growing offering of live channels, originals and regional content across 12 languages unlocking the best of India entertainment. The Q India, with its focus on the best digital content for Young India represents exactly the kind of content partnerships we are focused on bringing to our subscribers. Content that is fresh, unique and speaks to a new and fast- growing audience of OTT consumers”

Curt Marvis, CEO and co-founder of QYOU Media and The Q India remarked: “In a short time, ZEE5 has established itself as a company to watch in the growing OTT marketplace. Their unique approach to content that is relevant and authentic is right in line with our goal of developing a leading global content brand for Young India. We are thrilled to be a new partner for their service and as we continue to develop our own offering of leading digital series, we expect to experience great success with this new partnership.”

About QYOU Media

QYOU Media is a fast-growing global media company powered by creators and influencers.We curate, package and market premium content from leading digital video creators for multiscreen & multi platform distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV and Disney, QYOU’s millennial and Gen Z-focused products include linear television networks, genre- based series, influencer marketing campaigns, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats. QYOU Media content reaches more than 500 million consumers around the world. Experience our work at www.qyoumedia.com

About ZEE5

ZEE5 is the digital entertainment destination by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), a global Media and Entertainment powerhouse. With content across 12 languages like English, Hindi, Bengali, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Oriya, Bhojpuri, Gujarati & Punjabi, ZEE5 is home to 1 lakh hours of On Demand Content and 80+ live TV channels. The platform brings together the best of Originals, Indian and International Movies and TV Shows, Music, Kids content, Cineplays,

Live TV and Health and Lifestyle content all in one single destination. ZEE5 offers ground breaking features like 11 navigational languages, content download option, seamless video playback and Voice Search.

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SOURCE QYOU Media Inc.

For further information: Contacts, Faye Ratliff, Platform Communications – for QYOU Media, +44

(0) 207 486 4900, qyou@platformcomms.com; Jeff Walker, Investor Relations – for QYOU Media, + 1 403 221 0915, jeff@howardgroupinc.com

The Q India premieres on DishTV’s ‘Watcho’

Growing OTT distribution footprint targets internet & broadband user base set to reach800M in 2021

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, June 25, 2019 – QYOU Media (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB:

QYOUF) announced it is partnering with Watcho, the OTT platform launched by India’s

largest direct-to-home (DTH) TV operator DishTV, to bring The Q India’s 24/7 linear stream of

digital-first content to its subscribers. This is the fifth distribution deal for The Q India and reinforces

the regional appetite for premium short form video content.

India is home to almost half a billion young Indians aged between 20 – 30. Raised in the digital era,

this tech-savvy demographic is always-connected, always-on and expects to be able to watch digital

content whenever and wherever they are. Dish TV launched its OTT service, Watcho, to target this

high-value age bracket by offering over 1,000 hours of short-form content, including everything from

original series to films. As part of Watcho’s commitment to offering fresh and dynamic programming

that speaks to young Indians, it chose to add The Q India to its line-up.

Akash Tyagi, DishTV India head OTT, said: “What sets Watcho apart from other services is that

it was specifically created with young Indians in mind. This generation is actively seeking out exciting

content from the internet, and we saw there was a huge opportunity to connect and engage with

them more effectively by bringing the very best of it onto one platform. We’re always looking for new

ways to make our service as relevant and engaging as possible, and The Q India will enrich our

offering by enabling us to showcase some of the most talented influencers and content creators the

region has to offer.”

The Q India is a 24/7 linear service featuring premium curated content that launched in December

2017 and is aimed at young Indians. The service has established content partnerships that include

some of the most influential and prolific digital content creators in India, including popular webseries:

What The Folks and Ms. Malini as well as curated episodes from leading digital production

houses in India, including 101 India, Pocket Aces and Nirvana Digital.

Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-founder of QYOU Media comments: “We’ve always recognized that

there is a huge appetite in India for more youth focused programming and services. It’s fantastic to

see a global broadcast brand like DishTV align with our thinking by creating a platform with young

Indians in mind. Watcho is building an exciting library of content that focuses on storytelling that’s

perfect for multi-platform consumption, so it is a great honor for The Q India to be a part of it. We

couldn’t be more excited about Watcho subscribers now being able to benefit from The Q

India’s deep ties to the creator community in India and our ability to find, curate, and amplify some of

the most exciting digital-first and short-form entertainment creators in India today.”

About QYOU Media

QYOU Media is a fast-growing global media company powered by creators and influencers. We

curate, package and market premium content from leading digital video creators for multiscreen &

multi-platform distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV and

Disney, QYOU’s millennial and Gen Z-focused products include linear television networks, genrebased

series, influencer marketing campaigns, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats. QYOU

Media content reaches more than 500 million consumers around the world. Experience our work at

www.qyoumedia.com

About Dish TV India Limited:

Dish TV India Limited is India’s largest direct-to-home (DTH) Company with a subscriber base of

more than 23.7 million. Dish TV India Limited owns multiple individual brands like Dish TV, Zing and

d2h under its umbrella. The company benefits from multiple satellite platforms including SES-8,

GSAT-15 and ST-2 and has a bandwidth capacity of 1332 MHz, the largest held by any DTH player

in the country. Dish TV India Limited has on its platform more than 701 channels & amp services

including 31 audio channels. The Company has a vast distribution network of over 3,750 distributors

& amp around 415,000 dealers that span across 9,400 towns in the country. Dish TV India Limited is

connected with its pan-India customer base through call-centres that are spread across 22 cities

and are equipped to handle customer queries 24 x 7 in 12 different languages. For more information

on the Company, please visit www.dishtv.in

For further information:

For further media queries, please contact:

Hirdesh Agarwal | Dish TV India Ltd

hirdesh.agarwal@dishd2h.com

Contacts:

Zoe Mumba, Platform Communications – for QYOU Media

+44 (0) 207 486 4900

qyou@platformcomms.com

Jeff Walker, Investor Relations -for QYOU Media

+ 1 403 221 0915

jeff@howardgroupinc.com

The Q India premieres on DishTV’s ‘Watcho’
QYOU Media’s ‘Q Polska’ adds 5.5M new users on player.pl

QYOU Media’s ‘Q Polska’ adds 5.5M new users on player.pl

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, May 7, 2019 /CNW/ – QYOU Media (TSXV:QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF) announced it has partnered with Player.pl, Poland’s leading OTT service, to bring eight new shows to its platform. The shows will debut under the company’s Polish arm, Q Polska, and reflect the region’s unique internet culture with digital-first programming from some of the country’s most talented and popular content creators.

With the average Polish consumer increasingly watching short-form video content on social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook each month, there’s a growing opportunity for OTT players to capitalize on this market. Player.pl, which has a monthly audience reach of over 5 million, is bringing Q Polska to its platform to leverage this trend. 

Q Polska, in partnership with European multi-channel network Mediakraft, is turning four of Poland’s top YouTube channels with more than 24 million combined monthly views:Topowa ArmiaLejdisWaksy,Włodek and Markowicz, into dedicated shows. It has also created four brand new themed shows, Muzyka, Niewzykłe wyzwania, Przygoda, Komedia, which are based on its extensive knowledge of what type of content young Polish viewers are actively seeking out online.

“Millennials and Gen-Zs make up a significant number of our audience, so it is essential that we can bring the creativity and dynamism of internet culture to our service. We chose Q Polska because they have their finger on the pulse about what’s trending and entertaining for young Polish audiences, and can turn content that’s hugely popular online into longer TV-like programming.” says Maciej Gozdowski, Managing Director of player.pl

Launched in 2018, Q Polska is the first channel QYOU Media fully localized for a European market. It features talent from multi-channel network Mediakraft’s stable of entertainers as well as the region’s top creators, who have a combined social reach of nearly 10 million followers. Q Polska was originally launched on Play Poland’s over-the-top (OTT) service, Play Now. Most recently, it was made available on TOYA’s TV service and via the TOYA GO mobile app.

“Younger audiences in Poland are always seeking out the very best of online video content, which is why we have been rapidly growing our presence in the region. Player.pl is the region’s number one OTT service, providing the perfect platform for us to increase our reach,” said Curt Marvis, CEO, and co-founder of QYOU Media. “We couldn’t be more excited for Player.pl audiences to see the shows we have been developing with Mediakraft. They are fun, fresh and shine a light on the very best of Poland’s viral video culture.”

About QYOU Media

QYOU Media Inc. is a fast-growing global media company that curates and packages premium content from leading digital video creators for multiscreen distribution. Founded and created by industry veterans from Lionsgate, MTV, and CinemaNow, QYOU’s millennial and Gen Z-focused products including linear television networks, genre-based series, mobile apps, and video-on-demand formats reaches more than 500 million people around the world.

About Player.pl

Player.pl is the most engaging Polish OTT platform featuring live channels as well as entertainment shows, films and TV series on demand. Player.pl users can also use the player+ offer created together with nc+, gaining access to over 40 live channels and a film and show library, e.g. TVN as well as CANAL+ and HBO, without ads or long-term commitments. For more information go to player.pl

For further information: Contacts: Zoe Mumba, Platform Communications – for QYOU Media, +44 (0) 207 486 4900, zoe@platformcomms.com; Jeff Walker, Investor Relations – for The QYOU, + 1 403 221 0915, jeff@howardgroupinc.com

QYOU, TOYA team for Polish cable

Launched in 2018, Q Polska is the first channel QYOU Media fully localised for a European market. It features talent from multi-channel network Mediakraft’s stable of entertainers as well as the region’s top creators, which boast have a combined social reach of nearly 10 million followers. Q Polska made its debut on Play Poland’s over-the-top (OTT) service, Play Now.

To tap into what it feels is a strong youthful appetite for short-form video content, TOYA will use presenters from Poland and feature the region’s top creators and influencers, including Ponki Topowa Dycha, Waksy, Hasztagi and Wlodek Markowicz. Q Polska will be available on TOYA’s TV service and via the TOYA GO mobile app, along with a library of selective archival videos made available in its free VOD offering.

“Traditional TV is still thriving in Poland, but there’s also a huge appetite for online video content,” commented TOYA general director Jacek Kobierzycki. “We believe that our customers should be able to watch the very best programming from both worlds in one place, which is why we added Q Polska to our services. Q Polska’s fresh digital-first video content makes its one of the most interesting and dynamic channels in Poland and we are excited to be bringing it to our customers.”

Added QYOU CEO and co-founder Media Curt Marvis: “We have been working hard with our partners at Mediakraft to turn Q Polska into a video service that’s compatible with all devices. Launching it on TOYA marks a big step towards realising that goal. Poland is a market with huge growth potential thanks to the strong demand for online video and its unique culture, so we expect more announcements in the near future that will increase our audience reach and drive brand awareness and monetisation.”

src: Rapid TV News

QYOU, TOYA team for Polish cable
Airtel partners QYOU Media to offer web series on Airtel Digital TV

Airtel partners QYOU Media to offer web series on Airtel Digital TV

NEW DELHI: QYOU Media and Airtel Digital TV, the DTH arm of Bharti Airtel have partnered to bring The Q India’s 24/7 linear stream of digital first content to Indian homes, the companies said in a press release on Wednesday.

The partnership will allow Airtel Digital TV customers to access The Q India’s content that has been curated from creators in the region, as part of their monthly DTH pack.

The Q India is a 24/7 linear service stream of premium curated content that launched in December 2017 and is aimed at young Indians.

The companies see growing opportunity to engage customers with short form content on a regular basis. The Q India will be available on channel number#125 on Airtel digital TV and will be broadcast in Hindi.

“We are constantly innovating to add greater value for customers and enhance their TV experience on our platform. We are always working towards bringing new content and relevant programming for our customers,” said Sunil Taldar, CEO & Director – DTH, Bharti Airtel.

Airtel Digital TV reaches over 14 million homes across India. The home broadband and digital TV businesses of Airtel India generate as much as 17% of its operating income.