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TuneIn Appoints Juliette Morris As New CEO

TuneIn Appoints Juliette Morris As New CEO Former TuneIn CMO Tapped to Take the Company to the Next Phase of GrowthTuneIn, the leading global streaming live audio service (PRNewsfoto/TuneIn)TuneIn, the leading global live streaming and on-demand audio service, today announced the appointment of Juliette Morris as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.Since her arrival at TuneIn as Chief Marketing Officer in March of 2018, Morris has been instrumental in driving significant growth for the company.

Diana Ross Will Celebrate 75th Birthday with Re-Release of Central Park Concert

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Radio Facts: Fathom Events Launches Diamond Diana Celebration for the Legendary Diana Ross' 75th Birthday With a Special Event in Cinemas WorldwideThe Event Features a Remastered Version of Diana Ross: Live in Central Park2019 will be remembered as a milestone in history with a year-long Diamond Diana Celebration, marking the 75th birthday of the legendary Diana Ross.Fathom Events will launch

Streaming Global Adds Richard Oesterreicher as CEO

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Radio Facts: Streaming Global continues growing with a significant hire. The company is announcing the appointment of Richard Oesterreicher as its new chief executive officer.Richard brings 30...

Netflix First-Quarter 2018 Financial Results, Streaming's Continued Growth

Netflix First Quarter 2018 Results

Netflix First Quarter 2018 Results

Netflix First Quarter 2018 Results - In May of 2013, Netflix stock was worth $34.16. Today, five years later, it's worth $329.00. The great thing about the record side of the industry is that they were taught about stocks and had on the job investment options like 401k's. In radio we were not taught and we never stayed at a station long enough to have any kind of investment benefits. I'm a HUGE fan of Netflix, digital media, and original programming and I came across this information today that I thought you might find interesting. This is true evidence that commercial TV and cable companies are being slaughtered by digital media and they may have missed the boat already, nevertheless, investing is KEY. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX) has released its first-quarter 2018 financial results by posting them to its website. Please visit the Netflix investor relations website at https://ir.netflix.com to view the Q1’18 financial results and letter to shareholders. A video interview with Netflix Chief Executive Officer Reed Hastings, Chief Financial Officer David Wells, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, Chief Product Officer Greg Peters and VP, IR & Corporate Development Spencer Wang is available below. The interview was conducted by Ben Swinburne, Morgan Stanley. About Netflix, Inc. Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with over 117 million members. Nexflix First Quarter 2018 Results See our small business blog blogwallet.com radiofacts.com

NuVoodoo's Ratings Prospects Study Reveals Smart Speaker Ownership Nearly Doubled in Less Than Six...

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Likely PPM Respondents Get Smart: NuVoodoo's Ratings Prospects Study Reveals Smart Speaker Ownership Nearly Doubled in Less Than Six Months

- Massive Holiday Sales Spike Smart Speaker Penetration; - Latest NuVoodoo Research Shows That Penetration Has Climbed to a Third of 14-54’s Across PPM Markets and to Nearly Half of Those Likely to Participate in the Radio Ratings Since September

CINCINNATI, OH, March 6, 2018– NuVoodoo Media Services, a data-driven media marketing, programming and content intelligence provider, announces that the latest NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study of 3,041 respondents, ages 14-54, across all PPM markets reveals a sharp rise in smart speaker ownership since the previous NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study in August 2017 and this new study fielded in late January 2018. Smart speaker ownership kicked into overdrive across this past holiday season. In this latest study, one-third of respondents now report they have a smart speaker at home – up from less than a quarter in the previous study. NuVoodoo further found that 48% of likely PPM participants now own a smart speaker. The NuVoodoo Ratings Prospects Study is conducted twice a year to learn more about those who are most likely to say “yes” to the opportunity to wear a meter in order to provide NuVoodoo clients with competitive insights and advantages that they can exploit to capture higher ratings. This is the 11th Ratings Prospects Study that NuVoodoo has completed since 2011. The company shares the top-level findings of its studies with its radio broadcasting clients to develop winning next-generation marketing and programming strategies for stations of all formats in PPM markets. Looked at through the lens of likely ratings participants, whether it’s the type of people who would accept a meter or those who would accept a diary, the news is even more enticing: among these important subsamples, nearly half report having a smart speaker today. The people who are most important to radio ratings are getting on board with smart speakers – and doing it quickly. Carolyn Gilbert, President and Chief Executive Officer, NuVoodoo Media Services, said: “When we model through the research respondents most likely to say “yes” to a meter offer from Nielsen, we routinely see respondents who are more interested and more engaged with radio and other media. In this case, we see significantly higher smart speaker ownership among those likely to accept a meter or a diary – nearly half. As we see it, the numbers are too big to ignore. If radio stations don’t have a strategy for smart speakers, they risk being left out as people become habituated to what they ask their smart speakers to do for them.” Leigh Jacobs, Executive Vice President, Research Analysis, NuVoodoo Media Services, noted: “These new speakers can connect people with all sorts of content, but it’s easiest when those publishing the content have an easy way to tell people exactly what to say to their smart speaker. If that sounds like an ideal situation for broadcast radio outlets, you’re right on the money.” Jacobs added: “The kitchen radios our parents and grandparents had have been replaced by TV’s. It’s a rare person who still has a clock radio – and even more rare when you find a person who wakes up to a station playing on a clock radio. This is largely brand new TSL, brought about by a combination of the novelty of these new devices and being able to listen in rooms that may not have had a radio for a long time. This presents a significant opportunity for stations to bring radio back to bedrooms and kitchens every morning.” Mike O’Connor, Executive Vice President, Marketing, NuVoodoo Media Services, commented: “It’s a good time to review what your station’s stream sounds like. With these new devices, if you’re not making the listener happy, she can ask Alexa to switch to Spotify, Pandora or . The fact that your commercial break will be longer than theirs isn’t good, but there’s no need to make it worse with commercial fill material ranging from useless PSA’s to announcements saying, “Your station is playing commercials.” NuVoodoo Media Services will be presenting a deeper dive into these numbers, especially as they apply to talk shows, on Thursday, March 8th at Talk Show Boot Camp at the Joule Hotel in Dallas. Leigh Jacobs will share the stage with colleagues Steve Goldstein and Fred Jacobs to talk about how new technology is impacting spoken word radio listening – and what radio should be doing about it. FOR MORE INFORMATION, Contact Carolyn Gilbert, President, NuVoodoo Media Services, at: [email protected] or at 888.9VooDoo (888.986.6366). About NuVoodoo Media Services NuVoodoo Media Services provides data-driven digital, social and direct marketing and programming and content intelligence to the radio, television, newspaper, music and retail industries through innovative new research and marketing products and services that give clients a winning edge. NuVoodoo also provides customized and proprietary web-based research designed to connect music lovers with the music they love most. NuVoodoo Founder and President, Carolyn Gilbert, has been the radio industry’s foremost research strategist for more than 30 years. NuVoodoo brings fresh thinking and lower costs to media research, including a budget-friendly barter for services model. A “virtual” company, attracting the best people from all over, NuVoodoo has offices in Cincinnati, Austin, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Middletown, OH. More information may be found by visiting www.nuvoodoo.com. MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Dollinger, Dollinger Strategic Communication for NuVoodoo Media Services, 512.633.4084, [email protected].

Discovery Communications Receives U.S. Department of Justice Clearance to Acquire Scripps Networks Interactive

rfocus.orgDiscovery Communications Receives U.S. Department of Justice Clearance to Acquire Scripps Networks Interactive Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) ("Discovery") announced today that the Department of Justice has closed its investigation into Discovery's proposed acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive. "We are pleased to have passed this significant regulatory milestone on our path to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive," said David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer, Discovery. "The conclusion of the Department of Justice's investigation is an integral step toward closing our transaction. We look forward to combining these two great companies to the benefit of our enthusiast audiences around the world." Discovery announced in July 2017 that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Scripps Networks in a cash-and-stock transaction. The combination of the companies is expected to extend Scripps Networks' content to international audiences, increase opportunities for advertisers and digital distribution partners, and unlock significant cost synergies. The closing of the proposed transaction remains subject to completion of review in Ireland and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter 2018. Until legal close, the companies will continue to operate as separate and independent entities. About Discovery Communications: Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and captivates Discovery Communications Receives U.S. Department of Justice Clearance to Acquire Scripps Networks Interactive SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) ("Discovery") announced today that the Department of Justice has closed its investigation into Discovery's proposed acquisition of Scripps Networks Interactive. "We are pleased to have passed this significant regulatory milestone on our path to acquire Scripps Networks Interactive," said David Zaslav, President and Chief Executive Officer, Discovery. "The conclusion of the Department of Justice's investigation is an integral step toward closing our transaction. We look forward to combining these two great companies to the benefit of our enthusiast audiences around the world." Discovery announced in July 2017 that it had reached a definitive agreement to acquire Scripps Networks in a cash-and-stock transaction. The combination of the companies is expected to extend Scripps Networks' content to international audiences, increase opportunities for advertisers and digital distribution partners, and unlock significant cost synergies. The closing of the proposed transaction remains subject to completion of review in Ireland and other customary closing conditions. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first quarter 2018. Until legal close, the companies will continue to operate as separate and independent entities. About Discovery Communications: Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) satisfies curiosity and captivates superfans around the globe with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Available in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's programming reaches 3 billion cumulative viewers, who together consume 54 billion hours of Discovery content each year. Discovery's offering extends beyond traditional TV to all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio and Discovery Kids Play; over-the-top streaming services such as Eurosport Player; digital-first and social video from Group Nine Media; and virtual reality storytelling through Discovery VR. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com. superfans around the globe with a portfolio of premium nonfiction, lifestyle, sports and kids content brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, Science and Turbo/Velocity, as well as OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network in the U.S., Discovery Kids in Latin America, and Eurosport, the leading provider of locally relevant, premium sports and Home of the Olympic Games across Europe. Available in more than 220 countries and territories, Discovery's programming reaches 3 billion cumulative viewers, who together consume 54 billion hours of Discovery content each year. Discovery's offering extends beyond traditional TV to all screens, including TV Everywhere products such as the GO portfolio and Discovery Kids Play; over-the-top streaming services such as Eurosport Player; digital-first and social video from Group Nine Media; and virtual reality storytelling through Discovery VR. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.

NAB SHOW PANEL TO EXPLORE THE RISE OF DIGITAL LEADERS IN BROADCAST

rfocus.org NAB SHOW PANEL TO EXPLORE THE RISE OF DIGITAL LEADERS IN BROADCAST -- Panel features executives from Raycom Media, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, The E.W. Scripps Company and Capitol Broadcasting Company -- WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Digital managers-turned-senior corporate leaders from top broadcast companies will discuss the shift in corporate executive progression from digital professional to CEO in a panel at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas on Monday, April 9. In the session titled “DFXtra: Digital Leaders Take Charge – President and CEO Panel,” each panelist will discuss his or her path from digital leader to top executive and how this shift may signal a new focus for the industry. The panel is part of the Digital Futures Exchange (DFX) powered by PILOT - an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters. Moderated by NAB Executive Vice President of Technology and Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny, the panel will feature Capitol Broadcasting Company President and COO Jimmy Goodmon; Raycom Media CEO Pat LaPlatney; ABC Owned Television Stations Group President Wendy McMahon; and The E.W. Scripps Company CEO Adam Symson. “Experience in digital media and program development is in growing demand as broadcasters seize opportunities on platforms that transcend traditional boundaries,” said Executive Director of PILOT John Clark. “As the industry continues to advance, the journey to broadcasting’s C-level positions increasingly passes through the digital department.” Life-long broadcaster Jimmy Goodmon has spent his career working in various roles at multiple Capitol Broadcasting Company entities and was named president and COO of Capitol Broadcasting in September 2017. Previously, Goodmon served as vice president and general manager of Capitol Broadcasting’s CBC New Media Group where he led several digital initiatives and oversaw strategic acquisitions. Pat LaPlatney is president and chief executive officer of Raycom Media and previously served as EVP at Raycom Sports. During his tenure he oversaw distribution, programming, events and business development. LaPlatney built his digital background with Metro Networks as senior vice president of television and digital media where he assembled Metro's news services division and developed the first commercial traffic website. Wendy McMahon serves as president of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group. In her previous role as senior VP, McMahon was responsible for the group's digital content, products, technology and audience development strategies. She oversaw the adoption of data-driven, mobile first video strategies, which led to high video metrics, social reach and engagement. McMahon also has experience as VP of creative services and programming for KABC-TV, Los Angeles, and director of creative services for CBS stations in Boston and Minneapolis. As chief executive officer of The E.W. Scripps Company, Adam Symson is responsible for Scripps’ digital businesses in more than 25 Scripps local markets and nationally at Newsy, Midroll and Cracked. Symson has overseen the operation, content and revenue for Scripps’ TV division's interactive businesses since 2011 and previously served as the company’s chief digital officer. Click here to view the full DFX schedule. NAB Show news media registration is available here. About NAB Show NAB Show, held April 7-12, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com. About NAB The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.

Bounce Acquires Repurpose Rights to 'The Wendy Williams Show

[caption id="attachment_188607" align="alignnone" width="400"]rfocus.org (PRNewsfoto/Bounce)[/caption] Bounce Acquires Repurpose Rights to 'The Wendy Williams Show' From Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury Starting March 5 at 11 p.m. (ET) Weeknights First-Ever Repurposing Programming Deal by a Multicast Network
Bounce, the fastest-growing African-American network on television, has acquired the day & date repurpose rights to "The Wendy Williams Show" from Lionsgate's Debmar-Mercury in a new agreement announced today.
The deal represents the first-ever repurposed programming arrangement done by a new-generation broadcast network, also known as a multicast network. Starting Monday, March 5, Bounce will air "The Wendy Williams Show" weeknights at 11:00pm ET*/8:00pm PT* on the same day the episode premieres in syndication. "The opinionated voice of The Wendy Williams Show has come to symbolize pop culture. We're thrilled to welcome Wendy and her loyal fanbase to the Bounce family," said Jonathan Katz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Katz Networks, which operates Bounce. "Bounce offers a great home for African-American programming and Wendy," commented Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.  "We are a company all about firsts, and are very pleased to make this historic multicast network repurposing deal with our friends at Scripps' Katz Networks." Referred to as a "breakthrough in daytime" by The New York Times, "The Wendy Williams Show" is a daily one-hour entertainment talk show which features mother, wife and best-selling author Wendy Williams. Broadcast live from New York, the show features Wendy's distinctive personality, accompanied by a mix of celebrity guests and popular segments such as "Ask Wendy," where Wendy offers advice to audience members looking for solutions to problems and "Hot Topics," Wendy's honest and authentically opinionated take on headlines of the day. Prior to hosting this show, Williams enjoyed a successful 23-year career as one of radio's most popular personalities. "The Wendy Williams Show" is produced and distributed by Debmar-Mercury.

DJ Khaled Becomes Spokesman for Weight Watchers

Music Mogul Inspires His Followers and Family with a New Commitment to Healthy Living with New WW Freestyle™

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As a Weight Watchers member and social media ambassador, DJ Khaled will document his experience and progress on the new WW Freestyle program on his social channels – including Snapchat (@djkhaled305), TwitterInstagram, and Facebook— speaking candidly about how the program has given him the freedom and flexibility to make healthier choices while keeping up with his busy lifestyle. "Weight Watchers is all about being great and being your best self. My son is my love, my life, and I need to be great for him," said DJ Khaled. "To be great is to be healthy; to be healthy means a shift in my lifestyle, and the new WW Freestyle program is all about healthier habits for my life. The WW program and community is my partner in this process to greatness, and I'm grateful for what's to come and to share my journey with you all." "DJ Khaled has an incredibly authentic drive and passion to inspire others through his wellness journey and experiences on WW Freestyle," said Mindy Grossman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Weight Watchers International, Inc. "Being healthier is not just about weight anymore. It's about overall health and wellness—being your best self. By capturing and sharing his process, he will enliven and inspire his community, showing that it's possible to integrate healthy habits into your life." DJ Khaled is working with a Weight Watchers coach and using the Weight Watchers mobile app to follow WW Freestyle. The new program launched in December 2017with a campaign featuring Oprah Winfrey, who is also board member, owner and strategic advisor to the company. WW Freestyle guides members toward a healthier pattern of eating and living, resulting in improvements both on and off the scale.1 The new program builds on the highly successful and effective SmartPoints® system by expanding zero Points®foods from only fruits and vegetables to a list of more than 200 delicious, satisfying foods, such as eggs, beans, chicken, corn, seafood and tofu. DJ Khaled is a world-renowned record producer, radio personality, and DJ who has worked with countless A-list artists and has produced ten studio albums of his own since 2006. To follow DJ Khaled's journey on Weight Watchers, follow him on Snapchat (@djkhaled305), InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

RLJ Entertainment Total Digital Channel Subscribers Surpass 600,000 Mark

rfocus.orgSubscriber Growth over 60% from a Year Ago. Company on Track to Achieve 1 Million Subscriber Objective SILVER SPRING -- RLJ Entertainment, Inc. ("RLJ Entertainment," "RLJE" or "the Company") (NASDAQ: RLJE) today announced that combined subscribers to its two proprietary digital channels, Acorn TV and Urban Movie Channel or UMC, have surpassed 600,000, an increase of 50,000 subscribers from the end of last quarter and over 60% total growth from a year ago. "RLJE is building momentum in second half 2017 as our robust line-ups of original and exclusive content draw viewers and our increased investments in our digital distribution footprint, customer service, and customer awareness pay off," stated Miguel Penella, Chief Executive Officer of RLJ Entertainment. "Our growth across digital platforms remains strong and we are focused on all elements of our strategic execution to more firmly establish Acorn TV and UMC as compelling, must-have brands in the burgeoning OTT market. We remain highly confident in achieving our objective of one million Acorn TV and UMC combined subscribers within the next 18 months." At Acorn TV, Acorn Originals and Exclusive Premieres are driving new audience growth and tremendous customer engagement, including: Witness for the Prosecution (Acorn TV Original), Striking Out (Acorn TV Original), Loch Ness (Acorn TV Original), The Heart Guy (Exclusive Premiere), Vera: Set 7 (Exclusive Premiere), The Good Karma Hospital (Exclusive Premiere), and Delicious (Exclusive Premiere). At UMC, of the return of Fall Out Fridays weekly original comedy programming drew strong viewership, including: The Rich and the RuthlessHard MedicineLawd Have Mercy, and The Comedy Underground Series.

Saga Communications, Inc. Announces the Sale of its Television Stations and the Purchase of...

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Saga Communications, Inc. announced today that on September 1, 2017 it closed on the previously announced sale of its television stations to the Evening Telegram Company d/b/a Morgan Murphy Media for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $66.6 million

Edward K. Christian, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company said, "It's a bittersweet time as we complete the sale of our Joplin, MO and Victoria, TX television stations.  We've enjoyed owning the stations and they have been great contributors to our overall performance over the years.  With all the changes taking place in the television industry it became time to turn them over to a fine company that plans to continue to grow in the television segment. It has been a great experience for us to serve both communities with terrific television stations that focused heavily on the local markets.  Ultimately, we made a very difficult decision that it was time for us to return to our roots in radio."

The Company also announced that effective September 1, 2017, it completed the previously reported purchase of the assets of WCKN(FM), WMXZ(FM), WXST(FM), WAVF(FM), WSPO(AM), W261DG and W257BQ, serving the Charleston, SC radio market, and WVSC(FM), WLHH(FM), WOEZ(FM), W256CB and W293BZ, serving the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort, SC radio market, from Apex Media Corporation for approximately $23.0 million

Edward K. Christian, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, "We are pleased to be acquiring radio stations in the Charleston market and the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort market.  Both of these markets have recently been recognized as two of the South's best communities by Southern Living Magazine.  There are both heritage and developmental radio stations included in this acquisition.  We look forward to working with the existing staff to continue to serve these growing communities with great radio stations.  Saga intends to continue building its business in radio by continuing to identify and acquire radio stations in communities that we believe in."

The attached Selected Supplemental Financial Data tables disclose "actual" and "proforma" information. The "actual" amounts reflect our historical financial results and include the results of operations for stations that we owned. The "proforma" amounts assume all acquisitions and dispositions in 2016 and 2017 occurred as of January 1, 2016.

Kevin Hart’s Laugh Out Loud Streaming Service To Launch In August

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Laugh Out Loud, the comedy brand and multi-platform network founded by the world's top comedian Kevin Hart in partnership with global content leader Lionsgate, today announced that its streaming video service will launch on August 3rd featuring a slate of original scripted and unscripted comedy series, stand-up specials, licensed programming, and live broadcasts. Laugh Out Loud combines Hart's unparalleled social media savvy that earned him 100+ million followers with his vision for the future of comedy - social, mobile, multicultural, and seriously funny.

Hart handpicked the boldest comedic voices to create, produce and star in content exclusive to the service. These include digital superstar comedy talents GloZell, King Bach, Emmanuel Hudson, DC Young Fly, Draya Michelle, David So, Timothy DeLaGhetto and Anjelah Johnson (MADtv, viral sensation Bon Qui Qui) - among others - who have amassed tens of millions of fans across social media. The Laugh Out Loud service will also feature up and coming comedians curated by Hart through LOL showcases at events, including a partnership with the world's top comedy festival "Just for Laughs."

"Funny has no color or gender. With our friends at Lionsgate, we are creating a global network that gives a platform to the next generation of diverse comedians from all over the world, of all ethnicities, to tell their stories," says Kevin Hart. "Our culture of comedy is unfiltered and inclusive. Most importantly, we exist to make the world laugh."

"Kevin Hart is an extraordinary global talent, and we're proud to continue expanding our multi-faceted relationship into exciting new opportunities," said Lionsgate Chief Executive Officer Jon Feltheimer. "He is not only one of the biggest stars in the world but a great entrepreneur and an incredible brand. Together, we're building Laugh Out Loud into a compelling, content-rich value proposition for his millions of current fans - as well as new audiences worldwide."

"Kevin has become a dominant creative force in every entertainment initiative he has undertaken, from blockbuster films and television series to record-breaking world concert tours," said Laugh Out Loud President Jeff Clanagan. "With Lionsgate as our visionary studio partner, an incredible portfolio of premium content and an exciting array of fresh creative voices, Laugh Out Loud is positioned to super serve Kevin's global fan base in the digital, over-the-top world."

Leading into the August 3rd launch of the streaming video service, Hart is previewing a sneak peek of the content with his hidden camera series, "Kevin Hart: Lyft Legend." Sponsored by Lyft and featuring guests Trey Songz and Joel McHale, Hart transforms into elderly, over-sharing Lyft driver Donald Mac to see how far he can push the limits. The first episode debuts on Laugh Out Loud's Facebook, which already has over 4 million passionate followers, with future episodes running weekly exclusively on Laugh Out Loud's streaming service.

In addition to Kevin Hart: Lyft Legend, Laugh Out Loud programming highlights include:

Black Geo (Dormtainment) - Black Geo is a satirical investigative series into the origins of black culture through sketch comedy.

Campus Law (cast: GloZell, Wuz Good, Cynthia Luciette) - The scripted sitcom is based around three recent college graduates who decide to get jobs as security guards on their former campus.

Campus Law was greenlit by Hart at the Laugh Out Loud Presents: Just for Laughs Eat My Shorts pitch session during the 2016 JFL comedy festival.

Dead House (King Bach, Emmanuel Hudson, D.C Young Fly) - A scripted sitcom from one of the world's top digital comedians, Andrew Bachelor - aka King Bach. Living arrangements become interesting when a human joins the cast of a reality show where 4 zombies must live and work together in one house.

Def Comedy Jam: For the first time ever, all seven seasons of Def Comedy Jam will be available on streaming, exclusively on Laugh Out Loud. The digital debut of the series that was a driving force behind the rise of hip hop music music and comedy culture features legendary comedians Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock, Bernie Mac, Queen Latifah, Mike Epps and more.
Hotline Ad: A sequel to Brent Weinbach's "Gangster Party Line," Hotline Ad will feature various chat line skits with celebrity comedic appearances (Snoop).

Inglorious Pranksters - Stand-up comedian Jo Koy hosts this unscripted series that celebrates the Internet's best viral pranks. In each episode, three UGC pranks will be given the 'Hall of Fame' treatment and only one will be inducted into the 'Hall of Fame'.

Just For Laughs 2016 - 104 comics. 52 episodes. It's 15 minutes of original hilarity, brought to you from Just For Laughs, the largest international comedy festival in the world. This is the next generation of comedy's A-list. Showcases include Godfrey, Ronny Chieng, Finesse Mitchell.

The streaming video service is a key driver of the multi-platform Laugh Out Loud network, which produces custom content delivered daily across LOL's app, website and social media platforms. In addition to teaming with Facebook to premiere Lyft Legend, Laugh Out Loud and Hart have partnered with YouTube to create What the Fit?, an unscripted series exclusive to Laugh Out Loud's YouTube channel where Hart tries the most grueling and ridiculous trends in fitness alongside his celebrity friends and YouTube stars.

The Laugh Out Loud app will be available for free on iOS and Android on the August 3rd launch date. Users will also have the option to upgrade for $2.99 per month for an ad-free viewing experience and access to binge watch all episodes of current seasons. The Laugh Out Loud streaming video platform is powered by Vimeo's OTT technology. LaughOutLoud.com was designed and developed by Quantasy, LLC.

To learn more about Laugh Out Loud's comedians, content, and experiences, visit LaughOutLoud.com.

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CLEAR MEDIA NETWORK LAUNCHES A NEW AND INNOVATIVE FORMAT IN THE SYNDICATION MARKET R&B...

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Clear Media Network announces a groundbreaking format to its network arsenal, R&B ADULT HITS. Programming veterans Mark McCray (President of Programming and Operations/Clear Media Network)...

Radio Veteran Shawn Knight Joins Cumulus Topeka as Host of Mornings on Majic 107.7/KMAJ-FM

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CUMULUS MEDIA announces that it has named veteran on-air personality Shawn Knight as Host of The Majic Morning Show on Topeka, KS, Adult Contemporary...

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Lil Nas X Kanye Produced “INDUSTRY BABY” Hits 33 Million YouTube Views Raising Money...

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PARTNERS WITH THE BAIL PROJECT TO LAUNCH THE “BAIL X FUND" Music is the way I fight for liberation. But true freedom requires change in how the criminal justice system works, starting with cash bail....

World’s “Ugliest” Man Is a Musician with a Great Life

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This man is regarded as the world's ugliest man and he doesn't mind. His love life has not been affected and he recently became a father again. He met his current wife while tour...

10 Worst Foods You Can Ever Eat

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It's amazing how much of this food is in our everyday diets causing incredible harm to our bodies. This a great video breaking it down into the 10 worst foods you can ever eat https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ap7C_f0EwBQ

Beautiful Woman With Huge Leg Determined to Live Her Life (video)

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Mohagany has incredible confidence and she refuses to allow her big leg caused by Lyphodemia to hinder her. She gets the nails panted and wants to be known as the woman with the big...

Keyshia Cole Talks about Grief of Losing her Mother Frankie

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Keyshia Cole has spoken out about the recent death of her mother on her mother's birthday, here her Instagram post explains how she feels right now.             View this post on Instagram                         A post shared by...