The Number of Views Dramatically Increases for Another „WS”, The Latest Video Work by a Japanese Samurai Artist

TOKYO, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Samurai Masa, a contemporary artist, is pleased to announce a dramatic increase in the number of views of his latest video work, Another „WS” ~The evil president AWAKENS interest in girlish tastes~.

This is the video art that features the movie Star Wars. Since its release on March 27th, the number of views has been rapidly increasing.

The video uploaded on the Samurai Masa’s official Facebook page hit 160,000 views in a short period of time. It is winning favors in Asia, particularly in China, and this phenomenon has been reported on several leading news websites of the country.

„Recently, people are feeling fear from instabilities in the world. The story about a Japanese samurai who stands up for punishing an imaginary evil president might be appreciated by the people living in these insecure societies,” Samurai Masa guesses the reason of this good reaction.

From ancient times, politics and art have been always connected.

This current society is no exception and we see that artwork picks up politics as a theme. With an intention to encourage Japanese artists to bring an action against politics, Samurai Masa led the vanguard and tackled with the production of this video work, Another WS.

In this video art about ‚fighting against the evil president’, Samurai Masa also incorporates a particular message in a hope of raising a question about ‚capitalism’.

Pursuing too much capital and free competitions are making this world ill-balanced. By making this artwork, Samurai Masa aims to create a stir in the current social system where capitalism overly dominates, especially, one of the biggest capitalist countries, the United States of America.

But why a Samurai and underpants?

The artist is a descendant of Samurai in Japan’s Civil Wars Era.

The history of humanity is the history of fighting, repeated over hundreds of years. However, fighting results in nothing positive.

Samurai Masa is trying to send out this message to the world through his artwork using underpants as a symbol of the peaceful world.

No matter where you are from, which religion you believe, the role of underpants is pretty much the same everywhere…and they will get dirty! Regardless of who you are, when you are standing with just your underpants on, this triggers a giggle. This sense of humor could work for creating a more peaceful world,” says Samurai Masa, explaining his passions for an art with underpants.

This video art can be viewed on:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQIn2C6QLU 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1959580907603715/posts/1962405307321275

*Please watch out for some shocking images and audio volumes.

*All characters and events in this motion picture are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons or events is purely coincidental.

Samurai Masa, who lives in Japan, but also works in Asia and North America, is now planning a project to build a memorial monument for the American victims of the Attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, on its very site. Calling Investors and collaborators is under its way.

About Samurai Masa: Samurai Masa is ‚a contemporary artist, who fights in the world with underwear as his weapon. He is a descendant of a vassal of the famous Shogun, Toyotomi family. A samurai, surviving in the current world, is going into the world of art not with a sword, but with underwear, for creating a more peaceful world.

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The Number of Views Dramatically Increases for Another „WS”, The Latest Video Work by a Japanese Samurai Artist

TOKYO, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Samurai Masa, a contemporary artist, is pleased to announce a dramatic increase in the number of views of his latest video work, Another „WS” ~The evil president AWAKENS interest in girlish tastes~.

This is the video art that features the movie Star Wars. Since its release on March 27th, the number of views has been rapidly increasing.

The video uploaded on the Samurai Masa’s official Facebook page hit 160,000 views in a short period of time. It is winning favors in Asia, particularly in China, and this phenomenon has been reported on several leading news websites of the country.

„Recently, people are feeling fear from instabilities in the world. The story about a Japanese samurai who stands up for punishing an imaginary evil president might be appreciated by the people living in these insecure societies,” Samurai Masa guesses the reason of this good reaction.

From ancient times, politics and art have been always connected.

This current society is no exception and we see that artwork picks up politics as a theme. With an intention to encourage Japanese artists to bring an action against politics, Samurai Masa led the vanguard and tackled with the production of this video work, Another WS.

In this video art about ‚fighting against the evil president’, Samurai Masa also incorporates a particular message in a hope of raising a question about ‚capitalism’.

Pursuing too much capital and free competitions are making this world ill-balanced. By making this artwork, Samurai Masa aims to create a stir in the current social system where capitalism overly dominates, especially, one of the biggest capitalist countries, the United States of America.

But why a Samurai and underpants?

The artist is a descendant of Samurai in Japan’s Civil Wars Era.

The history of humanity is the history of fighting, repeated over hundreds of years. However, fighting results in nothing positive.

Samurai Masa is trying to send out this message to the world through his artwork using underpants as a symbol of the peaceful world.

No matter where you are from, which religion you believe, the role of underpants is pretty much the same everywhere…and they will get dirty! Regardless of who you are, when you are standing with just your underpants on, this triggers a giggle. This sense of humor could work for creating a more peaceful world,” says Samurai Masa, explaining his passions for an art with underpants.

This video art can be viewed on:
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJQIn2C6QLU 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/1959580907603715/posts/1962405307321275

*Please watch out for some shocking images and audio volumes.

*All characters and events in this motion picture are fictitious. Any resemblance to actual persons or events is purely coincidental.

Samurai Masa, who lives in Japan, but also works in Asia and North America, is now planning a project to build a memorial monument for the American victims of the Attack on Pearl Harbor during World War II, on its very site. Calling Investors and collaborators is under its way.

About Samurai Masa: Samurai Masa is ‚a contemporary artist, who fights in the world with underwear as his weapon. He is a descendant of a vassal of the famous Shogun, Toyotomi family. A samurai, surviving in the current world, is going into the world of art not with a sword, but with underwear, for creating a more peaceful world.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-number-of-views-dramatically-increases-for-another-ws-the-latest-video-work-by-a-japanese-samurai-artist-300463028.html

SOURCE OFFICE SAMURAI MASA

Network Entertainment Announces Expanded Role of its President and COO as Development Activities Expand

VANCOUVER, CANADA / TheNewswire / May 24, 2017 – Network Media Group Inc. (TSX: NTE.V) and Network Entertainment Inc. („Network” or „the Company”) is pleased to announce that, following the popular and critical acclaim of the Company’s „I Am Heath Ledger”, which was showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 and had its World Premiere on Spike TV on May 17th, Network’s portfolio of successful „I Am” feature documentaries has expanded to eight films distributed globally with two more currently in production.

In recognition of the success of the „I Am” brand and to maximize commercial potential of Network’s original productions, the Company is pleased to announce the responsibilities of Network’s President and COO, Paul Gertz, have been expanded to include Studio Head of Development. In this role, Paul’s primary responsibility is to ensure the Company’s development activities are strategically focused and designed to capitalize on the accelerating interest from the world’s leading broadcasters and distributors in Network’s quality work.

Derik Murray, CEO and Founder of Network, notes „Paul’s leadership over the last year, in response to increased demand for premium content and interest shown for Network’s documentaries and documentary series, has resulted in a robust slate of development properties with approximately 20 projects being presented to buyers, 8 of which are Iconic documentaries and 12 of which are television series.”

Reflecting on the Company’s development and production strategy, Paul Gertz explains „Network’s practice is to not greenlight a production until partners have been selected and(or) funds equal to a production’s budget are sourced and committed. The amount of funds invested at the development stage depends on costs to acquire rights and develop the specific concept, including an assessment of its commercial viability.”

Robert Pirooz, Network’s Executive Chair, adds „Over the last couple of years the Company has committed to and invested in a disciplined process to not only develop projects on an ongoing basis, but build an inventory of projects and demonstrate that a significant and predictable number will be greenlit and find their way to television and movie screens. This is key to increasing earnings year-over-year and ultimately to superior investment returns for our shareholders. We now have upwards of 20 new projects in inventory, the development costs with respect to which, although tough medicine, I am pleased to report have largely been expensed in prior quarters. I congratulate Network’s team for being able to develop a first-class inventory of projects while at the same time increasing, exponentially, the number of quality films it has produced over the last two years.”

Mr. Pirooz further comments „Paul has always shown success in identifying ideas that anticipate trends and therefore are commercial. Armed with a significant inventory of first-class, highly marketable content, we believe we have a solid foundation for future success and, equally exciting, fans of our films, as well as our shareholders, can expect to enjoy many more entertaining shows and films from our award-winning team.”

About Network Media Group/Network Entertainment Inc.

Network is focused on becoming one of the world’s leading developers and producers of entertainment properties for the global marketplace and its worldwide audience. It is the parent company of Network Entertainment Inc., an established television and film production company with an award-winning international reputation. Its productions include the Academy Award shortlisted feature documentary Facing Ali, as well as documentaries on the lives of Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Evel Knievel, Johnny Cash, Chris Farley and, most recently, JFK Jr. The I Am Chris Farley production, which was released in the summer of 2015, set all time ratings records for Spike. Network’s past projects and current productions can be viewed at www.networkentertainment.ca. For further information concerning this press release, please email info@networkentertainment.ca

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF

NETWORK MEDIA GROUP INC.

Derik A. Murray

Derik A. Murray

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Neither 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.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This news release contains statements the Company constitutes „forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities laws and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of this news release. These statements are necessarily based upon management’s perceptions, beliefs, assumptions and expectations of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as a number of specific factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management of the Company as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies that could result in the forward-looking information ultimately, perhaps materially, being incorrect. Specifically, there are forward looking statements contained in this news release relating to the Company’s development activities, and anticipated results of said activities, relating to the marketing and ultimate commercialization of its development projects. These statements rely on assumptions that include the ability of the Company to maintain current efforts in marketing its development projects to potential buyers, an ongoing demand by potential buyers and their consumers for the genre of productions developed by the Company, expectations based on past experience on sales of Network’s documentaries and documentary series.

All forward-looking information in this news release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the control of the Company and may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to, each of the following, as well as those risk factors discussed in the Company’s most recent quarterly Management’s Discussion and Analysis, a copy of which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

  • – The Company’s ability to capitalize on its development projects will fluctuate depending upon the sales cycles, consumer demand and the timing of distributor and broadcaster license decisions, as well as on the marketing capacity of the Company from time to time;

    – The Company is dependent upon key third-party domestic and international distributors and broadcasters whose purchase/licensing patterns and own consumer markets may change, having a material impact on the Company’s future business opportunities;

    – The Company is subject to the overall market demand for its products, namely documentary films, which may fluctuate depending on public preferences, as well as strength of the home entertainment business and overall economic and market conditions; and

    – The timing for delivery of the Company’s products to its broadcasters and distributors are subject to disruption for reasons including, but not limited to, production schedule changes, availability of production crew, travel disruptions, the personal schedules of key talent, all of which can prolong delivery times, delay the timing of release of the Company’s products to the public and ultimately delay receipt of licensing and broadcasting fees.

These risk factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company and the reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of giving readers more insight into the Company’s future financial and operational results, based on management’s expectations. Readers are cautioned that the information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Network Entertainment Announces Expanded Role of its President and COO as Development Activities Expand

VANCOUVER, CANADA / TheNewswire / May 24, 2017 – Network Media Group Inc. (TSX: NTE.V) and Network Entertainment Inc. („Network” or „the Company”) is pleased to announce that, following the popular and critical acclaim of the Company’s „I Am Heath Ledger”, which was showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 and had its World Premiere on Spike TV on May 17th, Network’s portfolio of successful „I Am” feature documentaries has expanded to eight films distributed globally with two more currently in production.

In recognition of the success of the „I Am” brand and to maximize commercial potential of Network’s original productions, the Company is pleased to announce the responsibilities of Network’s President and COO, Paul Gertz, have been expanded to include Studio Head of Development. In this role, Paul’s primary responsibility is to ensure the Company’s development activities are strategically focused and designed to capitalize on the accelerating interest from the world’s leading broadcasters and distributors in Network’s quality work.

Derik Murray, CEO and Founder of Network, notes „Paul’s leadership over the last year, in response to increased demand for premium content and interest shown for Network’s documentaries and documentary series, has resulted in a robust slate of development properties with approximately 20 projects being presented to buyers, 8 of which are Iconic documentaries and 12 of which are television series.”

Reflecting on the Company’s development and production strategy, Paul Gertz explains „Network’s practice is to not greenlight a production until partners have been selected and(or) funds equal to a production’s budget are sourced and committed. The amount of funds invested at the development stage depends on costs to acquire rights and develop the specific concept, including an assessment of its commercial viability.”

Robert Pirooz, Network’s Executive Chair, adds „Over the last couple of years the Company has committed to and invested in a disciplined process to not only develop projects on an ongoing basis, but build an inventory of projects and demonstrate that a significant and predictable number will be greenlit and find their way to television and movie screens. This is key to increasing earnings year-over-year and ultimately to superior investment returns for our shareholders. We now have upwards of 20 new projects in inventory, the development costs with respect to which, although tough medicine, I am pleased to report have largely been expensed in prior quarters. I congratulate Network’s team for being able to develop a first-class inventory of projects while at the same time increasing, exponentially, the number of quality films it has produced over the last two years.”

Mr. Pirooz further comments „Paul has always shown success in identifying ideas that anticipate trends and therefore are commercial. Armed with a significant inventory of first-class, highly marketable content, we believe we have a solid foundation for future success and, equally exciting, fans of our films, as well as our shareholders, can expect to enjoy many more entertaining shows and films from our award-winning team.”

About Network Media Group/Network Entertainment Inc.

Network is focused on becoming one of the world’s leading developers and producers of entertainment properties for the global marketplace and its worldwide audience. It is the parent company of Network Entertainment Inc., an established television and film production company with an award-winning international reputation. Its productions include the Academy Award shortlisted feature documentary Facing Ali, as well as documentaries on the lives of Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Evel Knievel, Johnny Cash, Chris Farley and, most recently, JFK Jr. The I Am Chris Farley production, which was released in the summer of 2015, set all time ratings records for Spike. Network’s past projects and current productions can be viewed at www.networkentertainment.ca. For further information concerning this press release, please email info@networkentertainment.ca

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF

NETWORK MEDIA GROUP INC.

Derik A. Murray

Derik A. Murray

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Neither 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.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This news release contains statements the Company constitutes „forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities laws and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of this news release. These statements are necessarily based upon management’s perceptions, beliefs, assumptions and expectations of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as a number of specific factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management of the Company as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies that could result in the forward-looking information ultimately, perhaps materially, being incorrect. Specifically, there are forward looking statements contained in this news release relating to the Company’s development activities, and anticipated results of said activities, relating to the marketing and ultimate commercialization of its development projects. These statements rely on assumptions that include the ability of the Company to maintain current efforts in marketing its development projects to potential buyers, an ongoing demand by potential buyers and their consumers for the genre of productions developed by the Company, expectations based on past experience on sales of Network’s documentaries and documentary series.

All forward-looking information in this news release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the control of the Company and may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to, each of the following, as well as those risk factors discussed in the Company’s most recent quarterly Management’s Discussion and Analysis, a copy of which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

  • – The Company’s ability to capitalize on its development projects will fluctuate depending upon the sales cycles, consumer demand and the timing of distributor and broadcaster license decisions, as well as on the marketing capacity of the Company from time to time;

    – The Company is dependent upon key third-party domestic and international distributors and broadcasters whose purchase/licensing patterns and own consumer markets may change, having a material impact on the Company’s future business opportunities;

    – The Company is subject to the overall market demand for its products, namely documentary films, which may fluctuate depending on public preferences, as well as strength of the home entertainment business and overall economic and market conditions; and

    – The timing for delivery of the Company’s products to its broadcasters and distributors are subject to disruption for reasons including, but not limited to, production schedule changes, availability of production crew, travel disruptions, the personal schedules of key talent, all of which can prolong delivery times, delay the timing of release of the Company’s products to the public and ultimately delay receipt of licensing and broadcasting fees.

These risk factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company and the reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of giving readers more insight into the Company’s future financial and operational results, based on management’s expectations. Readers are cautioned that the information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Network Entertainment Announces Expanded Role of its President and COO as Development Activities Expand

VANCOUVER, CANADA / TheNewswire / May 24, 2017 – Network Media Group Inc. (TSX: NTE.V) and Network Entertainment Inc. („Network” or „the Company”) is pleased to announce that, following the popular and critical acclaim of the Company’s „I Am Heath Ledger”, which was showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 and had its World Premiere on Spike TV on May 17th, Network’s portfolio of successful „I Am” feature documentaries has expanded to eight films distributed globally with two more currently in production.

In recognition of the success of the „I Am” brand and to maximize commercial potential of Network’s original productions, the Company is pleased to announce the responsibilities of Network’s President and COO, Paul Gertz, have been expanded to include Studio Head of Development. In this role, Paul’s primary responsibility is to ensure the Company’s development activities are strategically focused and designed to capitalize on the accelerating interest from the world’s leading broadcasters and distributors in Network’s quality work.

Derik Murray, CEO and Founder of Network, notes „Paul’s leadership over the last year, in response to increased demand for premium content and interest shown for Network’s documentaries and documentary series, has resulted in a robust slate of development properties with approximately 20 projects being presented to buyers, 8 of which are Iconic documentaries and 12 of which are television series.”

Reflecting on the Company’s development and production strategy, Paul Gertz explains „Network’s practice is to not greenlight a production until partners have been selected and(or) funds equal to a production’s budget are sourced and committed. The amount of funds invested at the development stage depends on costs to acquire rights and develop the specific concept, including an assessment of its commercial viability.”

Robert Pirooz, Network’s Executive Chair, adds „Over the last couple of years the Company has committed to and invested in a disciplined process to not only develop projects on an ongoing basis, but build an inventory of projects and demonstrate that a significant and predictable number will be greenlit and find their way to television and movie screens. This is key to increasing earnings year-over-year and ultimately to superior investment returns for our shareholders. We now have upwards of 20 new projects in inventory, the development costs with respect to which, although tough medicine, I am pleased to report have largely been expensed in prior quarters. I congratulate Network’s team for being able to develop a first-class inventory of projects while at the same time increasing, exponentially, the number of quality films it has produced over the last two years.”

Mr. Pirooz further comments „Paul has always shown success in identifying ideas that anticipate trends and therefore are commercial. Armed with a significant inventory of first-class, highly marketable content, we believe we have a solid foundation for future success and, equally exciting, fans of our films, as well as our shareholders, can expect to enjoy many more entertaining shows and films from our award-winning team.”

About Network Media Group/Network Entertainment Inc.

Network is focused on becoming one of the world’s leading developers and producers of entertainment properties for the global marketplace and its worldwide audience. It is the parent company of Network Entertainment Inc., an established television and film production company with an award-winning international reputation. Its productions include the Academy Award shortlisted feature documentary Facing Ali, as well as documentaries on the lives of Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Evel Knievel, Johnny Cash, Chris Farley and, most recently, JFK Jr. The I Am Chris Farley production, which was released in the summer of 2015, set all time ratings records for Spike. Network’s past projects and current productions can be viewed at www.networkentertainment.ca. For further information concerning this press release, please email info@networkentertainment.ca

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF

NETWORK MEDIA GROUP INC.

Derik A. Murray

Derik A. Murray

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Neither 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.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This news release contains statements the Company constitutes „forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities laws and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of this news release. These statements are necessarily based upon management’s perceptions, beliefs, assumptions and expectations of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as a number of specific factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management of the Company as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies that could result in the forward-looking information ultimately, perhaps materially, being incorrect. Specifically, there are forward looking statements contained in this news release relating to the Company’s development activities, and anticipated results of said activities, relating to the marketing and ultimate commercialization of its development projects. These statements rely on assumptions that include the ability of the Company to maintain current efforts in marketing its development projects to potential buyers, an ongoing demand by potential buyers and their consumers for the genre of productions developed by the Company, expectations based on past experience on sales of Network’s documentaries and documentary series.

All forward-looking information in this news release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the control of the Company and may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to, each of the following, as well as those risk factors discussed in the Company’s most recent quarterly Management’s Discussion and Analysis, a copy of which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

  • – The Company’s ability to capitalize on its development projects will fluctuate depending upon the sales cycles, consumer demand and the timing of distributor and broadcaster license decisions, as well as on the marketing capacity of the Company from time to time;

    – The Company is dependent upon key third-party domestic and international distributors and broadcasters whose purchase/licensing patterns and own consumer markets may change, having a material impact on the Company’s future business opportunities;

    – The Company is subject to the overall market demand for its products, namely documentary films, which may fluctuate depending on public preferences, as well as strength of the home entertainment business and overall economic and market conditions; and

    – The timing for delivery of the Company’s products to its broadcasters and distributors are subject to disruption for reasons including, but not limited to, production schedule changes, availability of production crew, travel disruptions, the personal schedules of key talent, all of which can prolong delivery times, delay the timing of release of the Company’s products to the public and ultimately delay receipt of licensing and broadcasting fees.

These risk factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company and the reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of giving readers more insight into the Company’s future financial and operational results, based on management’s expectations. Readers are cautioned that the information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Network Entertainment Announces Expanded Role of its President and COO as Development Activities Expand

VANCOUVER, CANADA / TheNewswire / May 24, 2017 – Network Media Group Inc. (TSX: NTE.V) and Network Entertainment Inc. („Network” or „the Company”) is pleased to announce that, following the popular and critical acclaim of the Company’s „I Am Heath Ledger”, which was showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2017 and had its World Premiere on Spike TV on May 17th, Network’s portfolio of successful „I Am” feature documentaries has expanded to eight films distributed globally with two more currently in production.

In recognition of the success of the „I Am” brand and to maximize commercial potential of Network’s original productions, the Company is pleased to announce the responsibilities of Network’s President and COO, Paul Gertz, have been expanded to include Studio Head of Development. In this role, Paul’s primary responsibility is to ensure the Company’s development activities are strategically focused and designed to capitalize on the accelerating interest from the world’s leading broadcasters and distributors in Network’s quality work.

Derik Murray, CEO and Founder of Network, notes „Paul’s leadership over the last year, in response to increased demand for premium content and interest shown for Network’s documentaries and documentary series, has resulted in a robust slate of development properties with approximately 20 projects being presented to buyers, 8 of which are Iconic documentaries and 12 of which are television series.”

Reflecting on the Company’s development and production strategy, Paul Gertz explains „Network’s practice is to not greenlight a production until partners have been selected and(or) funds equal to a production’s budget are sourced and committed. The amount of funds invested at the development stage depends on costs to acquire rights and develop the specific concept, including an assessment of its commercial viability.”

Robert Pirooz, Network’s Executive Chair, adds „Over the last couple of years the Company has committed to and invested in a disciplined process to not only develop projects on an ongoing basis, but build an inventory of projects and demonstrate that a significant and predictable number will be greenlit and find their way to television and movie screens. This is key to increasing earnings year-over-year and ultimately to superior investment returns for our shareholders. We now have upwards of 20 new projects in inventory, the development costs with respect to which, although tough medicine, I am pleased to report have largely been expensed in prior quarters. I congratulate Network’s team for being able to develop a first-class inventory of projects while at the same time increasing, exponentially, the number of quality films it has produced over the last two years.”

Mr. Pirooz further comments „Paul has always shown success in identifying ideas that anticipate trends and therefore are commercial. Armed with a significant inventory of first-class, highly marketable content, we believe we have a solid foundation for future success and, equally exciting, fans of our films, as well as our shareholders, can expect to enjoy many more entertaining shows and films from our award-winning team.”

About Network Media Group/Network Entertainment Inc.

Network is focused on becoming one of the world’s leading developers and producers of entertainment properties for the global marketplace and its worldwide audience. It is the parent company of Network Entertainment Inc., an established television and film production company with an award-winning international reputation. Its productions include the Academy Award shortlisted feature documentary Facing Ali, as well as documentaries on the lives of Bruce Lee, Steve McQueen, Evel Knievel, Johnny Cash, Chris Farley and, most recently, JFK Jr. The I Am Chris Farley production, which was released in the summer of 2015, set all time ratings records for Spike. Network’s past projects and current productions can be viewed at www.networkentertainment.ca. For further information concerning this press release, please email info@networkentertainment.ca

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF

NETWORK MEDIA GROUP INC.

Derik A. Murray

Derik A. Murray

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Neither 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.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT ON FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION

This news release contains statements the Company constitutes „forward-looking information” under applicable Canadian securities laws and are based on expectations, estimates and projections as of the date of this news release. These statements are necessarily based upon management’s perceptions, beliefs, assumptions and expectations of historical trends, current conditions and expected future developments, as well as a number of specific factors and assumptions that, while considered reasonable by management of the Company as of the date of such statements, are inherently subject to significant business, economic and competitive uncertainties and contingencies that could result in the forward-looking information ultimately, perhaps materially, being incorrect. Specifically, there are forward looking statements contained in this news release relating to the Company’s development activities, and anticipated results of said activities, relating to the marketing and ultimate commercialization of its development projects. These statements rely on assumptions that include the ability of the Company to maintain current efforts in marketing its development projects to potential buyers, an ongoing demand by potential buyers and their consumers for the genre of productions developed by the Company, expectations based on past experience on sales of Network’s documentaries and documentary series.

All forward-looking information in this news release involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are beyond the control of the Company and may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking information. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to, each of the following, as well as those risk factors discussed in the Company’s most recent quarterly Management’s Discussion and Analysis, a copy of which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

  • – The Company’s ability to capitalize on its development projects will fluctuate depending upon the sales cycles, consumer demand and the timing of distributor and broadcaster license decisions, as well as on the marketing capacity of the Company from time to time;

    – The Company is dependent upon key third-party domestic and international distributors and broadcasters whose purchase/licensing patterns and own consumer markets may change, having a material impact on the Company’s future business opportunities;

    – The Company is subject to the overall market demand for its products, namely documentary films, which may fluctuate depending on public preferences, as well as strength of the home entertainment business and overall economic and market conditions; and

    – The timing for delivery of the Company’s products to its broadcasters and distributors are subject to disruption for reasons including, but not limited to, production schedule changes, availability of production crew, travel disruptions, the personal schedules of key talent, all of which can prolong delivery times, delay the timing of release of the Company’s products to the public and ultimately delay receipt of licensing and broadcasting fees.

These risk factors are not intended to represent a complete list of the factors that could affect the Company and the reader is cautioned to consider these and other factors, uncertainties and potential events carefully and not to put undue reliance on forward-looking information. There can be no assurance that such forward-looking information will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could vary or differ materially from those anticipated in such information. Forward-looking information is provided for the purpose of giving readers more insight into the Company’s future financial and operational results, based on management’s expectations. Readers are cautioned that the information may not be appropriate for other purposes. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, or to explain any material difference between subsequent actual events and such forward-looking information, except to the extent required by applicable law.

Raise Launches New Mobile Wallet App

CHICAGO, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Raise, leading retail technology partner and marketplace for gift cards, today announced the launch of its new app for iOS and Android mobile devices. This addition to Raise’s technology suite illustrates the company’s initiative in building the most advanced mobile payment experience for retailers and consumers.  

With more than 300 retail partners and 3,000 brands available on the marketplace, Raise allows consumers to buy discounted digital gift cards instantly to redeem in-store or online. As payments shift to become increasingly digital, Raise is primed to become the largest player using pre-paid technologies to help people save. This mobile wallet app provides a simple way to pay, helping Raise’s nearly 2 million consumers who use the platform to save more money than ever before.

„Raise is altering the way consumers pay for everyday purchases and transforming payments in a way never before seen,” said George Bousis, founder and CEO. „Raise has helped millions of consumers save and the addition of our new mobile app allows for a seamless experience for both retailers and consumers, making it the easiest and the most valuable mobile wallet.”

The new mobile wallet makes digital gift cards easy to use both in-store and online for every purchase, every day. This ultimately allows brands to interact with and create more relationships with millions of consumers. Raise is bringing these relationships closer to retailers, helping brands continue to serve their best customers, while attracting new ones.

Innovative features on Raise’s mobile app include:

  • State-of-the-art location technology. Raise’s mobile wallet includes new push notifications for „suggestions nearby.” This new technology provides consumers with the ability to know which cards stored in their Raise wallet can be spent at stores and restaurants in close proximity.
  • Redesigned cart and optimized checkout. Raise’s new mobile wallet includes a modernized cart for faster and easier purchases, including three-tap checkout with passcode confirmation, now supporting credit cards, PayPal, Apple Pay, Android Pay and Samsung Pay on compatible devices. This optimized checkout experience features improved promo code integration and better use of data already stored in Apple Pay and Android Pay.
  • Improved user interface. Raise’s mobile wallet implements the highest-rated user interface of Raise-acquired mobile app Slide for streamlined access to gift cards. This interface includes an improved experience for loading gift cards consumers already have.
  • Easier and faster access to gift cards. Raise’s mobile wallet has expanded to include easier and faster access to gift cards bought on Raise, along with other marketplaces, for an enhanced redemption experience. This includes straightforward redemption methods with expanded support for more types of POS systems, better balance tracking and card management capabilities.
  • Ability to reserve gift cards. Raise’s mobile wallet app permits consumers to „reserve” a gift card in their cart for up to five minutes, in order to stop other buyers from taking the card, and assuring consumers that their desired purchase is theirs.

This best-in-class mobile wallet serves as the catalyst for Raise’s entirely new focus — transforming how consumers buy products in-store and online through gift cards. Raise’s launch of the new app is the first step in many changes as the company moves to be mobile-first. Raise is dedicated to transforming its organization to become a leader in mobile payments.

To learn more, please visit https://www.raise.com/.

About Raise
Raise, the largest marketplace for gift cards, connects consumers to buy discounted gift cards from more than 3,000 brands or sell their unwanted gift cards for cash. As the leading retail technology partner with more than 300 national brands, Raise offers a new type of digital payment for retailers. Since the marketplace launched in 2013, Raise has saved consumers more than $125 million and has received $87.2 million in funding from Accel, Bessemer Venture Partners and New Enterprise Association. Raise is available on both iOS and Android or visit www.raise.com.

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Thermal Management Market Worth 14.24 Billion USD by 2022

PUNE, India, May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

According to the new market research report „Thermal Management Market by Material Type (Adhesive, Non-Adhesive), Devices (Conduction, Convection, Advanced, Hybrid), Service (Installation & Calibration, Optimization & Post Sales), End-Use Application – Global Forecast to 2022,” published by MarketsandMarkets™, the thermal management market is expected to be worth USD 14.24 Billion by 2022, growing at a CAGR of 7.91% between 2017 and 2022. The factors driving the growth of this market include rising demand for thermal management in consumer electronics, growing application arena, and radical miniaturization of electronic devices.

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Convection cooling devices was the largest segment in terms of market size in 2016 

Convection cooling devices are widely used in electronic circuits and printed circuit boards (PCBs). This has resulted in the growth of thermal management device market. Thus, these devices help lower the peak temperature of the systems with natural and forced convection cooling technologies. Devices such as loop heat pipes, heat pumps, heat sinks, and heat spreaders are used in providing effective cooling solutions in processors and computers, among others. Thus, the demand to maintain high efficiency of the electronic devices is expected to fuel the growth of the thermal management market.

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Thermal management market for thermal tapes expected to grow at highest CAGR during the forecast period 

Thermally adhesive tapes are used to mechanically and thermally bond electronic components to heat sinks.  These tapes consist of a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) film that is filled with thermally conductive materials such as metals, metal oxides, polyimide film, fiberglass mat, aluminium foil, and silica or ceramic particles. These particles allow thermal conduction through the tape. Thermal tapes are widely used for thermal management of the light emitting diodes (LEDs) in the automotive industry as they provide high mechanical strength, and good shock and vibration performance. The increasing use of tapes in consumer electronics and automotive applications is driving the overall market for adhesive materials.

The market in North America expected to grow at the highest CAGR during forecast period 

North America is expected to hold the largest share of thermal management market by 2022, and it holds a tremendous potential for the market in the coming future due to its large investment in healthcare applications, increasing use of electric and hybrid vehicles, and growing data centers across the region. The market in North America consists of some of the leading markets such as the US, Canada, and Mexico.

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Major players in this market include Honeywell International Inc. (US), Aavid Thermalloy LLC (US), Vertiv Co (US), European Thermodynamics Ltd (UK), Master Bond Inc.(US), Laird PLC (UK), Henkel AG & Company, KGaA (Germany), Delta Electronics, Inc. (Taiwan), Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc. (US), Dau Thermal Solutions Inc. (US), Amerasia International (AI) Technology Inc.(US), Heatex Ab (Sweden), Lord Corporation (US), and Parker Chomerics (US).

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Tupperware Brands Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

ORLANDO, Fla., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) announced today that its board of directors declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of 68 cents per share, payable on July 6, 2017, to shareholders of record as of June 20, 2017. 

Tupperware Brands Corporation, through an independent sales force of 3.2 million, is the leading global marketer of innovative, premium products across multiple brands utilizing social selling. Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products through the Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, and Nuvo brands.

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Tupperware Brands Corporation Declares Quarterly Dividend

ORLANDO, Fla., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) announced today that its board of directors declared the Company’s regular quarterly dividend of 68 cents per share, payable on July 6, 2017, to shareholders of record as of June 20, 2017. 

Tupperware Brands Corporation, through an independent sales force of 3.2 million, is the leading global marketer of innovative, premium products across multiple brands utilizing social selling. Product brands and categories include design-centric preparation, storage and serving solutions for the kitchen and home through the Tupperware brand and beauty and personal care products through the Avroy Shlain, BeautiControl, Fuller Cosmetics, NaturCare, Nutrimetics, and Nuvo brands.

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