“BizWireTV” from Business Wire Surpasses 2 Million Views

Partnership with Al Roker Entertainment Gets Renewed as New
Over-the-Top and Mobile Apps go into Development with Frankly

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$TLK #BizWireTV–Business Wire today announced the continued growth of “BizWireTV” and
celebrated crossing the 2-million-views mark for the weekly news shows.
BizWireTV and BizWireTV’s Accelerator Report, debuted in late 2015, are
available through the Business Wire website and affiliated social media
channels. Based on the platforms early success, Business Wire and Al
Roker Entertainment have renewed their creative production partnership
through 2017.


In addition to the twice-weekly news shows, Business Wire and Al Roker
Entertainment have begun to offer branded video content packages to help
customers amplify their news stories through the BizWireTV digital news
platform. Select brands work directly with BizWireTV’s content
production team to script and produce branded segments or have custom
episodes created around the news stories that air within the program,
through web and social media distribution.

Business Wire took the milestone as an opportunity to announce BizWireTV
and Frankly partnering to develop new Over-the-Top video streaming apps
for AppleTV, Amazon Fire and Roku, as well as dedicated Mobile Apps for
iPhone and Android devices. Frankly, an integrated platform for brands
and media companies to create, distribute, analyze and monetize their
content across all of their digital experience, will develop the
BizWireTV OTT and mobile apps and bring them to market for Business Wire
in Spring 2016.

The BizWireTV channels on AppleTV, Amazon Fire and Roku, filmed and
streamed in HD, will deliver the emerging news program to audiences in
their homes and tap into the growing streaming video habits of today’s
“cord cutters.”

“BizWireTV is an extremely important platform for our customers and our
future,” said Cathy
Baron Tamraz
, CEO, Business Wire. “The video news programming that
we are creating through BizWireTV capitalizes on the rich, market-moving
content that we publish every day across the Business Wire network and
delivers it to tech savvy audiences who are consuming digital video in
rapidly increasing numbers.”

With these new developments, consumers will now be able to access
BizWireTV through a dedicated Desktop site at BizWireTV.com,
a Mobile App and Smart TV Channels that deliver the news wherever
viewers want to experience the content.

“It’s been incredible to produce shows delivering the most entertaining
news of the week and watching them grow in popularity,” said Tracie
Brennan, executive vice president of Al Roker Entertainment.

To date, the most popular shows have been dedicated to major industry
and cultural moments such as the Consumer Electronics Show, Star Wars:
The Force Awakens, New York Fashion Week and Mobile World Congress.

The popular shows on BizWireTV are hosted by Erin Ade, who made a name
for herself on “Boom Bust” for RT America. BizWireTV’s Executive
Producer, Amy Feller, is an Emmy award-winning news manager and veteran
of CNBC where she co-created and produced The Suze Orman Show.

The broadcasts are never short of content and provide viewers with a
snapshot look at trending business stories, hot startup news, funding
announcements and major product launches published by Business Wire.

The programing is posted to Business Wire’s home page every Friday and
Monday, and sent through Business Wire’s distribution network and social
platforms.

About Business Wire:

Business Wire, a Berkshire
Hathaway
 company, is the global leader in press
release distribution
 and regulatory
disclosure
. Investor relations, public relations, public policy and
marketing professionals rely on Business Wire to accurately distribute
market-moving news and multimedia, host online
newsrooms
 and IR
websites
, build content
marketing platforms
, generate social engagements and provide
audience analysis that improves interaction with specified target
markets. Founded in 1961, Business Wire is a trusted source for news
organizations, journalists, investment professionals and regulatory
authorities, delivering news directly into editorial systems and leading
online news sources via its multi-patented simultaneous NX Network.
Business Wire has 32 offices worldwide to securely meet the varying
needs of communications professionals and news consumers. In 2015,
Business Wire teamed
up with Al Roker Entertainment
 to create BizWireTV, a bi-weekly
digital video news program that features the top trending news releases
that cross the wire.

Learn more at BusinessWire.com and
the BusinessWired
blog
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About Al Roker Entertainment:

Al Roker Entertainment is a leading producer of original, award winning
TV programs and digital content for the world’s best brands. Led by
nine-time Emmy award winning TV personality Al Roker, known for his
authenticity and high trust factor, ARE produces all forms of content
for distribution across a variety of platforms around the world,
including: broadcast, cable, digital, OTT and streaming technologies.

Launched in 1994, ARE has produced a variety of breakthrough unscripted,
scripted and digital programming for top cable networks which include,
The Weather Channel, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Lifetime among
others. Shows include The Weather Channel hit “Coast Guard Alaska” and
its popular spin offs. Recently, the company also produced the
reality-based “DEA” program for Spike TV, “Kimberly’s Simply Southern”
for Great American Country and “Celebrity Holiday Homes” for HGTV.
Located in New York, Roker Labs is a full post-production video and live
streaming studio that fosters innovation and media partnerships with a
proven approach toward authentic storytelling, brand building and direct
response marketing.

About Frankly:

We build an integrated software platform for brands and media companies
to create, distribute, analyze and monetize their content across all of
their digital properties on web, mobile, and TV. Our customers include
NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX affiliates, as well as top fashion brands,
professional sports franchises and global organizations. Collectively,
we reach nearly 80 million monthly users in the United States. The
Company is publicly traded on the TSX Venture Exchange and trading under
ticker “TLK.” Frankly is headquartered in San Francisco with major
offices in New York. To learn more, please visit www.franklyinc.com or
email press@franklyinc.com.

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accelerate its technology and its projected user reach, the Company’s
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Contacts

Business Wire
Scott Fedonchik, +1-212-752-9600
or
Al
Roker Entertainment
Heather Krug, 310-463-1415
heather@heatherkrug.com