VANCOUVER and TORONTO, July 11, 2018 – WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. (TSXV:WOW.A) (TSXV:WOW.B) (the “Company” or “WOW!“) is pleased to announce that the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (the “CRTC” or the “Commission“) has approved an application by WOW! Unlimited Networks Inc. (“WOW! Networks“), a wholly owned subsidiary of WOW! Unlimited Media Inc., to acquire ownership of national, English-language discretionary channel, Comedy Gold from Bell Media Inc. and obtain a new broadcasting license for WOW! (the “Transaction“) to continue operation of the service.
WOW! Networks is excited to relaunch Comedy Gold as a newly created kids and youth channel that combines next gen innovation with an immersive multi-platform experience to bring young Canadians the content they love.
The Commission’s decision noted the transaction’s benefit to both the Canadian viewing public and the broadcasting system by providing a wider variety of children’s and youth content, along with an increase in production within the kids genre.
The CRTC’s approval was a condition of the Transaction. WOW! Networks looks forward to closing the Transaction expeditiously. For more information concerning the Transaction, please refer to the Company’s press release dated September 13, 2017.
About WOW! Unlimited Media Inc.
WOW! Unlimited Media Inc. is creating a leading next-generation kids and youth animation business by focusing on digital platforms and content. The company’s key assets include: the world’s No. 1 digital animation network, Frederator Networks, which consists of an animation production company Frederator Studios, as well as VOD channels on digital platforms and one of Canada’s largest, multifaceted animation production studios, Rainmaker Entertainment, which consists of Mainframe Studios that produces CGI animated television series, and Rainmaker Studios that produces long-form animated features. Website: www.wowunlimited.co
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