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The Q India launches Influencer Marketing business

  • First campaign for StoryTel India follows record breaking Influencer Marketing quarterly revenue of $1.3M in North America

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, July 9, 2019 – QYOU Media (TSXV:QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF)

announced it has launched its first Influencer Marketing campaign via its Q India subsidiary. The

campaign for StoryTel India comes on the heels of a record breaking quarter for QYOU Media that

saw it surpass $1.3 Million in its Influencer Marketing business for the quarter. The StoryTel India

effort will deploy prominent Indian influencers on both YouTube and Instagram.

Influencer Marketing, an industry that was estimated to be worth $2 billion in 2017 is projected to be

worth $10 billion by 2020, according to Adweek and is growing globally at a spectacular rate. In a

survey conducted by Bangalore based GreenroomNow, 42% of agencies surveyed said that they

are increasing their influencer marketing spend in 2019.

Krishna Menon, Chief Revenue Officer of The Q India said: “We are thrilled to kick off our

Influencer Marketing business with StoryTel. We have a robust pipeline of new opportunities and we

look forward to future integrations with our channel Q India as it continues to grow its reach and

viewership. We view this as only the beginning of a significant revenue stream for The Q India in

2019 and beyond.”

Curt Marvis, CEO and co-founder of QYOU Media comments: “Glenn Ginsburg and our

Influencer Marketing team in the US have been doing an incredible job growing both revenue and our

customer base as evidenced in our record revenue growth last quarter. They are helping Krishna

and our India team get things started with a bang and we anticipate similar results as the global

business of brands using influencers continues to experience extraordinary growth”.

In other corporate news, the company is announcing the resignation of Tim Hogarth as a member of

the board of directors of QYOU Media and thanks him for his service.

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

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 and Mediology partner on Ad sales

  • Google powered Readwhere Ad Exchange is India’s largest vernacular ad network

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, June 27, 2019 – QYOU Media (TSXV:QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF)

announced it has partnered with Mediology to drive ad sales for The Q India across its various

mobile and OTT distribution outlets. Mediology owns and operates India’s largest vernacular ad

network Readwhere AdExchange. Readwhere AdExchange is also India’s largest Google Certified

Channel Partner. The Readwhere AdExchange also works directly with brands and agencies on

various high return CPM and CPC campaigns.

At 570 million, India has the second-highest number of Internet users after China, growing 13%

annually. Digital ad spend grew 34% in 2018 and now accounts for 21% of the ad market. Several

broadcasters have started combining selling of ads across over-the-top (OTT) and linear platforms

to enable better monetization of marquee properties and increased utilization of digital

inventory. Mediology’s Readwhere Advertising Exchange was launched in 2014 and has specialized

in delivering cost effective and highly targeted ads for brands including Samsung, Tata, Lufthansa,

Amazon, Asian Paints, Ford and Royal Sundaram.

Manish Dhingra CEO and Co-founder, said: “We are always looking for innovative partnerships to

increase monetization for advertisers and agencies. Both Google and Amazon have recognized our

business as we have worked to monetize the massive growth in consumption of content online and

via mobile devices in India. This is particularly powerful for young Indian consumers throughout the

country and we are thrilled to be working with The Q India to work towards building a strong ad

platform for their content offering to this customer base.”

Curt Marvis, CEO and co-founder of QYOU Media comments: “Our goal in India has been to

create a great product targeted to Young Indians and use it to achieve mass distribution. That

audience reach leads to monetization opportunities which we are now beginning to reap the benefits

of. Mediology offers a unique and tested platform to reach online and mobile users with high value

CPM and CPC campaigns. We are thrilled to have their support as we continue to build audience

engagement and revenue growth”.

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 Mediology Software:

Mediology is India’s leading product and platforms company focused on providing end-to-end

technology solutions for the media and publishing industry. The company has one decade of

experience on building consumer platforms like Readwhere.com (India’s largest digital newsstand)

and Eduwhere.in (India’s leading test preparation platform), to SaaS based enterprise platforms like

Readwhere Complete Mobile Solution and Readwhere AdExchange. Mediology’s products are built

towards delivering value for the next billion internet users. Some of India’s largest publishers like

Indian Express, Jagran, Patrika, Andhra Jyothy, Sakshi and Malayala Manorma rely on Mediology’s

platforms for enhancing their digital reach and monetization. Experience Mediology’s solutions at

http://www.mediologysoftware.com

For further information:

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 and Mediology partner on Ad sales
The Q India premieres on DishTV’s ‘Watcho’

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

QYOU Media’s Influencer Marketing Division on Track to Achieve Record Quarterly Revenue of $1.3 Million

  • Rapidly expanding business unit experiences record breaking 270% quarterly growth
  • Receives second consecutive nomination for ThinkLA awards following 2018 win for

Best Social Campaign

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, June 3, 2019 – QYOU Media Inc (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB:

QYOUF) announced today that with a month remaining in the current fiscal quarter (June 30th), the

company’s quickly growing Influencer Marketing division has already grown more than 270% in

contracted and booked revenue contribution compared to the third fiscal quarter.

The revenue contribution to the corporation during FQ4/19 has surpassed $1.3 million, which is an

estimated 270% increase over $350,000 delivered in FQ3/19.

This significant milestone reflects the growing pipeline of new business, which is directly related to

past and highly successful campaigns conducted by this business unit.

Also of note, for the second consecutive year QYOU Media has received a nomination from the

ThinkLA 2019 Idea Awards for Best Influencer Campaign for its work on Universal Pictures The

House with a Clock in Its Walls on TikTok. This follows its victory for Best Social Media campaign in

2018 for its work on the Dreamworks film, Trolls.

Glenn Ginsburg, Senior Vice President Global Partnerships: “We are thrilled to be

experiencing such tremendous momentum and revenue growth in our influencer marketing business.

We strive to deliver authentic and powerful campaigns that are driven by great creative and real

interactions from our targeted audience and demographic. Our team excels at picking the right

influencer talent and supporting their efforts to deliver exemplary results for our clients.”

Curt Marvis, CEO and Co-Founder of QYOU Media: “Glenn and his team keep hitting home

runs. We have a strong pipeline, a growing list of returning customers and new unsolicited inbound

business based on our growing reputation for delivering successful high impact campaigns. We will

continue building upon this current success as “influencer” momentum is expected to be mirrored in

the company’s other contributing units with collective revenues taking a visible and positive run into

and through Fiscal 2020.”

Influencer marketing is expected to become a $10B industry in 2020, up from $3B in 2017. The

target audience of 18-34 year olds – the focus of QYOU Media influencer marketing campaigns – are

most likely to be persuaded by influence marketing campaigns, with 22% making a large purchase

after seeing an online influencer endorsing a product. QYOU Media’s Influencer Marketing team, led

by industry veteran and SVP of Global Partnerships Glenn Ginsburg, has developed campaigns

deploying multiple social platforms including YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok.

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

For further information:

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

QYOU Media Reports Q3 FY2019 Results

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, May 28, 2019 – QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB:

QYOUF) (“QYOU Media” or the “Company”), a next generation global media company that

curates, packages and distributes premium digital short-form video for multiscreen distribution

has reported financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019. All figures appear in Canadian

dollars.

Financial Highlights for the Quarter

  • For the three months ending March 31, 2019, revenues were $601,269 as compared to $1,745,738 for the three months ended March 31, 2018, a decrease of $1,144,469 or 65.6%. The decrease in revenue is primarily due to the previously disclosed termination of the programming services agreement with Sinclair Digital Group LLC in September 2018 along with the non-renewal of daily production of Heads Up Daily for SuperChannel as of January of 2019.
  • For the three months ended March 31, 2019, Operating Expenses decreased by $1,279,767 or 33.2% compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018. For the nine months ended March 31, 2019, Operating Expenses decreased by $2,146,608 or 21.5% compared to the nine months ended March 31, 2018. The decrease for the three months and nine months ended March 31, 2019 is primarily due to cost cutting measures to realign the operations.
  • For the three months ended March 31, 2019, net loss decreased by $254,876 as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018, due to decrease in revenue offset by decreases in content and production costs. For the nine months ended March 31, 2019, net loss decreased by $587,193 as compared to the nine months ended March 31, 2018.
  • Cash used for operating and investing activities during the three and nine months ended March 31, 2019 was $787,594 and $3,614,210, respectively, as compared to $1,840,820 and $5,402,420 for the same periods last year. Reductions in cash used was primarily driven by cost cutting measures and completion of investment in capitalized programming assets.

QYOU Media’s CEO, Curt Marvis, stated, “We expect a return to solid revenue growth and we have

also implemented focused cost reductions that we believe will result in our monthly operating cash

burn rate improving materially.”

Detailed information in QYOU Media’s financial statements for the quarters ended March 31, 2019

and 2018, 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’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

About QYOU Media Inc.

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

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release may contain “forward-looking information” and “forward-looking statements”

within the meaning of applicable securities laws, including, without limitation, the Company’s future

geographical and distribution expansion, future revenue growth, future cost-cutting measures,

audience composition for the Company’s programming, operating and financial performance and the

future plans of the Company. All information contained herein that is not clearly historical in nature

may constitute forward-looking information. Forward-looking statements are necessarily based upon

a number of estimates and assumptions that, although considered reasonable by management, are

inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive risks, uncertainties and

contingencies that may cause actual financial results, performance or achievements to be materially

different from the estimated future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by

those forward-looking statements and the forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future

performance. Additional risks and uncertainties regarding QYOU Media are described in its publicly

available disclosure documents, filed by QYOU Media on SEDAR at 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. Except as

required by law, QYOU Media undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forwardlooking

statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers are

cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.

Neither the 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.

For further information:

Contacts:

Zoe Mumba, Platform Communications for QYOU Media

+44 (0) 207 486

holly@platformcomms.com

Natasha Roberton, VP Marketing, QYOU Media

+49 152 2254 7680

tash@qyoutv.com

Jeff Walker, Investor Relations for QYOU Media

+1 403 221 0915

jeff@howardgroupinc.com

SonyLIV partners with QYOU Media to launch ‘The Q India’

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, 14 May 2019QYOU Media Inc (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF) has announced that it has partnered with SonyLIV, India’s leading OTT platform, to bring The Q India’s 24/7 linear stream of digital first content to Indian homes. SonyLIV customers can now enjoy expertly curated digital-first premium content from ‘The Q India’, featuring the most talented and popular influencers in the region. 

India is expected to become the second largest video-viewing audience globally according to the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry with the growth of Internet users estimated to reach 829 Million by 2021. The digital video market in India is growing at a rapid pace and is expected to exceed 500 million by the year 2020.* SonyLIV represents one of the fastest growing OTT services in the country with reported 7X consumption growth in the last year.  For Q India, this marks another distribution win in the region and demonstrates the growing appetite for premium digital-first content. 

Uday Sodhi, Business Head – Digital, Sony Pictures Networks Indiasaid: “Young India forms a critical part of our audience and it’s imperative that our programming offering is in line with their consumption habits and programming preferences.  Being a leading VOD platform in India, we understand our viewers’ needs and provide them with a wide array of content across sports, general entertainment, live TV channels, premium English shows, web originals and much more. We are incredibly excited to associate with ‘The Q India’ to bring the most disruptive online video trends to our programming line-up.” 

Sunder Aaron, General Manager and Co-Founder of The Q India comments: “Seeking out exciting premium digital content is second nature to Young India, but for a long time there has been a gap in the market for a youth orientated service that can be easily accessed alongside other programming, such as live sports. We launched The Q India to address this need, and in just a couple of years we are already available across broadcast TV and mobile reaching over 300 million viewers. We are thrilled that SonyLIV recognizes ‘The Q India’ as an important partner who can help them deliver an OTT service that remains relevant to Young Indians by providing them with the very best digital content from the region’s most talented influencers.”

*Sony liv state_of_digital_entertainment_2018 from Social Samosa

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.

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 service has established content partnerships that include some of the most influential and prolific digital content creators in India and popular web-series such as; Official ChuckyagiriWhat The Folks and Miss Malini as well as programming from leading digital production houses  in India, including: 101 India, Pocket Aces, Culture Machine & Nirvana Digital

About SonyLIV

SonyLIV is the first premium Video on demand (VOD) service by Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) providing multi-screen engagement for users on all devices. Launched in January 2013, it enables users to discover over 23 years of rich content from the network channels of Sony Pictures Networks India.  It also provides a rich array of movies, strong line-up of events across all sports, shows, music, food and fitness. 

With 107 million app downloads so far, SonyLIV is the first amongst its competition to provide original exclusive premium content. As a true pioneer in its space, SonyLIV launched India’s first-ever original show exclusively for the online platform. Streaming the biggest football tournament, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia on SonyLIV made it the most preferred online destination for football fans. SonyLIV also live streamed the India tour of South Africa, India tour of England and the India tour of Australia in 2018. It is the home for the biggest football leagues like UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, La Liga and more. 

SonyLIV has TVF content like Tripling Season 1 and 2. It also has American entertainment giant Lionsgate Play’s top-rated shows on the platform. SonyLIV has a host of award-winning English content with award-winning shows like The Good Doctor, Mr. Mercedes, Damages, Counterpart and The Handmaid’s Tale.   

www.sonyliv.com 

Contacts

Zoe Mumba

Platform Communications – for QYOU Media                  

+44 (0) 207 486 4900                                                       

qyou@platformcomms.com                                         

Jeff Walker, 

Investor Relations – for The QYOU 

+ 1 403 221 0915 

jeff@howardgroupinc.com

Sneha Iyer

Marketing Manager for SonyLIV

+91 9833 933390 

sneha.iyer@setindia.com 

SonyLIV partners with QYOU Media to launch ‘The Q India’
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
QYOU Media Reports Q2 FY2019 Results

QYOU Media Reports Q2 FY2019 Results

TORONTO and LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2019 – QYOU Media Inc. (TSXV: QYOU; OTCQB: QYOUF) (“QYOU Media” or the “Company”), a next generation global media company that curates, packages and distributes premium digital short-form video for multiscreen distribution has reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2018. All figures appear in Canadian dollars. 

Financial Highlights for the Quarter

  • For the three months ending December 31, 2018, revenues were $916,527 as compared to $1,574,393 for the three months ended December 31, 2017, a decrease of $657,866 or 42%. The decrease in revenue is primarily due to the termination of the programming services agreement with Sinclair Digital Group LLC in September 2018.
  • For the three months ended December 31, 2018, other operating expenses decreased by $774,950 or 34% compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017. For the six months ended December 31, 2018, other operating expenses decreased by $829,708 or 19% compared to the six months ended December 31, 2017. The decrease for the three months and six months ended December 31, 2018 is primarily due to cost cutting measures to realign the operations. 
  • For the three months ended December 31, 2018, net loss decreased by $304,396 as compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017, due to decrease in revenue offset by efforts to rationalize the cost structure to align operations with the revenue base. For the six months ended December 31, 2018, net loss decreased by $332,328 as compared to the six months ended December 31, 2017.
  • Cash as at December 31, 2018 was $865,182 compared to $1,069,248 as at June 30, 2018, representing a decrease of $204,066. The decrease in cash is due to cash used in operating activities of $1,775,352 and cash used in investing activities of $1,051,264. This was offset by the completion of a short form prospectus financing in July, 2018 for net proceeds of $2,660,326, net of issuance costs.  

QYOU Media’s CEO, Curt Marvis, stated, “We continue to work diligently towards transitioning into an ad based and media placement model that we believe ultimately holds much more growth potential for our business.  We are already reaping the benefits of this in our influencer marketing business with solid margins and repeat customers at an all-time high.  We continue our move into driving higher margin media and ad sales to support our owned and operated productions and channels, which we believe will drive the longer term benefits in India and other global markets where we are experiencing significant growth.” 

In connection with the stock option plan and restricted share unit (“RSU”) plan of the Company , the Company has granted an aggregate of 4,275,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company at an exercise price of $0.075 per share, exercisable until February 27, 2024 and 5,350,000 RSUs, to a group of 27 individuals including board members, employees and consultants, all subject to any necessary regulatory approvals.  

James Swayze, a board member with QYOU Media also announced his decision to step down from his board position due to increased demands following the recent acquisition of his business, Symbility Solutions.  No replacement has been appointed at this time. Detailed information in QYOU Media’s financial statements for the quarters ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, 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’s profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

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.

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