Entertainment

Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company Announces First Quarter 2021 Results

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:13pm

b'Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, announced its first quarter fiscal 2021 results for the period ended March 31, 2021.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe are pleased with all of the progress made during the first quarter.

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  • b'Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: HOFV, HOFVW), the only resort, entertainment and media company centered around the power of professional football, announced its first quarter fiscal 2021 results for the period ended March 31, 2021.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe are pleased with all of the progress made during the first quarter.
  • Also, this quarter, the Company partnered with leading marketing and PR agency Dolphin Entertainment to enter into the exciting world of non-fungible tokens (\xe2\x80\x9cNFTs\xe2\x80\x9d).
  • See page 6 for reconciliation of net loss attributable to Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company stockholders to adjusted EBITDA.\nThe Company had a cash balance, including restricted cash, of $68.6 million as of March 31, 2021, compared to $40.1 million as of December 31, 2020.
  • Headquartered in Canton, Ohio, the Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company is the owner of the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls, a multi-use sports, entertainment and media destination centered around the Pro Football Hall of Fame\xe2\x80\x99s campus.

Perion Network to Present at the 16th Annual Needham Virtual Technology & Media Conference on Wednesday, May 19th

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 6:15pm

b'Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ:PERI) a global advertising technology company that delivers holistic solutions across the three main pillars of digital advertising \xe2\x80\x93 ad search, social media and display / video / CTV advertising \xe2\x80\x93 announced today that management will participate in the 16th Annual Needham Virtual Technology & Media Conference on Wednesday, May 19.\nDoron Gerstel, Perion\xe2\x80\x99s Chief Executive Officer and Maoz Sigron, Perion\xe2\x80\x99s Chief Financial Officer will be available throughout the day for one-on-one meetings with attending investors.\nThe company\xe2\x80\x99s presentation by Doron Gerstel, Chief Executive Officer, will take place on May 19 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time, will be webcast and can be accessed by using the following link:\nPerion is a global technology company that delivers holistic strategic business solutions that enable brands and advertisers to efficiently \xe2\x80\x9cCapture and Convince\xe2\x80\x9d users across multiple platforms and channels, including interactive connected television \xe2\x80\x93 or iCTV.

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  • b'Perion Network Ltd. (NASDAQ:PERI) a global advertising technology company that delivers holistic solutions across the three main pillars of digital advertising \xe2\x80\x93 ad search, social media and display / video / CTV advertising \xe2\x80\x93 announced today that management will participate in the 16th Annual Needham Virtual Technology & Media Conference on Wednesday, May 19.\nDoron Gerstel, Perion\xe2\x80\x99s Chief Executive Officer and Maoz Sigron, Perion\xe2\x80\x99s Chief Financial Officer will be available throughout the day for one-on-one meetings with attending investors.\nThe company\xe2\x80\x99s presentation by Doron Gerstel, Chief Executive Officer, will take place on May 19 at 9:30 AM Eastern Time, will be webcast and can be accessed by using the following link:\nPerion is a global technology company that delivers holistic strategic business solutions that enable brands and advertisers to efficiently \xe2\x80\x9cCapture and Convince\xe2\x80\x9d users across multiple platforms and channels, including interactive connected television \xe2\x80\x93 or iCTV.
  • Perion achieves this through its Synchronized Digital Branding capabilities, which are focused on high impact creative; content monetization; its branded search network, in partnership with Microsoft Bing; and social media management that orchestrates and optimizes paid advertising.
  • This diversification positions Perion for growth as budgets shift across categories.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210514005465/en/\n'

BAGAAAAAAAAAAAAAWK! It's National Dance Like a Chicken Day!

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 5:00pm

Well, it\'s time to stand up and stretch your wings with the characters from Disney Junior\'s animated series "The Chicken Squad," premiering tonight at 7:30 p.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.\nThis press release features multimedia.

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  • Well, it\'s time to stand up and stretch your wings with the characters from Disney Junior\'s animated series "The Chicken Squad," premiering tonight at 7:30 p.m. EDT/PDT on Disney Junior and DisneyNOW.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210514005420/en/\n"The Chicken Squad" dance is featured in every episode with the "Chicken Charge" anthem that the chickens sing upon determination of a new mission.\nWe\'re not yoking around!
  • GRAMMY\xc2\xae Award winner Alex Geringas ("Voltron: Legendary Defender") and EmmyAward-nominated Mike Himelstein ("Mickey Mouse Clubhouse") are the series\' songwriters.
  • Images are not to be archived, altered, duplicated, resold, retransmitted or used for any other purposes without written permission of Disney Channels Worldwide.

Worldwide Events Industry to 2028 - Rise in Interest Among Youth in Entrepreneur & Business Seminars is Driving Growth - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 4:57pm

The purpose for staging an event can be an increase in business profitability, celebratory, entertainment, and community causes among others.

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  • The purpose for staging an event can be an increase in business profitability, celebratory, entertainment, and community causes among others.
  • The most popular events include conference & exhibition, corporate events & seminars, promotion & fundraising, music & art performance, sports, festival, trade shows, and product launches.
  • The key stakeholders within the events market are corporate organizations, public organizations & NGOs.\nThe growth of the global events industry is majorly driven by an upsurge in the frequency of corporate meetings, inductions, conferences, exhibitions, music concerts, and sports events.
  • Moreover, customarily held multidimensional events acts as a key driver of the global events market.

Outlook on the E-Book Reader Global Market to 2026 - by Screen Type, Screen Size, Connectivity Type, Pricing, End-user, Distribution and Region - ResearchAndMarkets.com

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 4:34pm

b'The "E-Book Reader Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global e-book reader market reached a value of US$ 9.8 Billion in 2020.

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  • b'The "E-Book Reader Market: Global Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2021-2026" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com\'s offering.\nThe global e-book reader market reached a value of US$ 9.8 Billion in 2020.
  • Looking forward, the publisher expects the global e-book reader market to exhibit moderate growth during the next five years.\nE-book readers are portable electronic devices, which assist in reading digital books and periodicals.
  • They are designed to operate for long hours while consuming minimal power.
  • Moreover, the increasing penetration of the internet, changing lifestyles and inflating income levels are propelling the market growth.

Save the Galaxy in the Epic Saga of Commander Shepard With Mass Effect Legendary Edition Today

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 4:00pm

b"BioWare, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, today released Mass Effect\xe2\x84\xa2 Legendary Edition, the definitive way to experience the beloved science fiction role-playing game trilogy.

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  • b"BioWare, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) studio, today released Mass Effect\xe2\x84\xa2 Legendary Edition, the definitive way to experience the beloved science fiction role-playing game trilogy.
  • The game is available worldwide on PC via Origin, EA Desktop app and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with optimized backwards compatibility on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
  • The Mass Effect Legendary Edition features the heart-pounding cinematic single-player base content and 40+ downloadable content (DLC) story, weapons and armor packs from Mass Effect, Mass Effect 2, and Mass Effect 3 and brings the legend of Commander Shepard to life in 4K Ultra HD with HDR compatibility.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • A new photo mode will give players a chance to pause gameplay and capture their personal moments through the cinematic adventure.

Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA) Sued for Damage to Kobe Bryant Topps Chrome Refractor Rookie Card

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 3:40pm

b'On the eve of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant\xe2\x80\x99s induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a lawsuit persists in California Superior Court over a Kobe Bryant trading card.

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  • b'On the eve of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant\xe2\x80\x99s induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, a lawsuit persists in California Superior Court over a Kobe Bryant trading card.
  • The lawsuit, filed in February 2021 by Lakers fan and trading card owner Lance Jackson, alleges that Professional Sports Authenticator (PSA), one of the largest trading card authentication and grading companies in the world, damaged or mishandled his rare Topps Kobe Bryant Chrome Refractor Rookie Card.\nAccording to the complaint, Jackson stored the card in a safe, making sure that virtually no one would touch or handle the card.
  • Jackson\xe2\x80\x99s lawsuit alleges that PSA damaged his Kobe Bryant trading card or that it substituted the well-kept card with an inferior card.
  • Jackson has requested a jury trial and seeks recovery for the value of the card without damage.

Penn National Gaming to Launch Barstool Sportsbook Mobile App in Indiana

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

b"Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN)(\xe2\x80\x9cPenn National\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) announced today that the Indiana Gaming Commission (\xe2\x80\x9cIGC\xe2\x80\x9d) has approved the Company\xe2\x80\x99s application to offer online sports wagering in Indiana.

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  • b"Penn National Gaming, Inc. (Nasdaq: PENN)(\xe2\x80\x9cPenn National\xe2\x80\x9d or the \xe2\x80\x9cCompany\xe2\x80\x9d) announced today that the Indiana Gaming Commission (\xe2\x80\x9cIGC\xe2\x80\x9d) has approved the Company\xe2\x80\x99s application to offer online sports wagering in Indiana.
  • Penn National plans to launch its Barstool Sportsbook mobile app on iOS and android, as well as for desktop users, at 10:00 a.m. CST on May 18, 2021, pending any final regulatory approvals.
  • Once live, Indiana will become the Company\xe2\x80\x99s fourth online sports betting market, following previously successful launches in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Illinois.\n\xe2\x80\x9cWe are thrilled to be launching our online Barstool Sportsbook in Indiana at the start of the NBA\xe2\x80\x99s new playoff format,\xe2\x80\x9d said Jay Snowden, President and CEO of Penn National.
  • In February 2020, Penn National entered into a strategic partnership with Barstool Sports, whereby Barstool is exclusively promoting the Company's land-based and online casinos and sports betting products, including the Barstool Sportsbook mobile app, to its national audience.

Mastercard and National Women’s Soccer League Announce Multi-Year Partnership Centered on Elevating Visibility for the Sport and Fan Engagement

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 3:00pm

b'Mastercard announced today that it is joining the National Women\xe2\x80\x99s Soccer League (NWSL) as an official partner, strengthening the brand\xe2\x80\x99s commitment to women\xe2\x80\x99s soccer and its fanbase.

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  • b'Mastercard announced today that it is joining the National Women\xe2\x80\x99s Soccer League (NWSL) as an official partner, strengthening the brand\xe2\x80\x99s commitment to women\xe2\x80\x99s soccer and its fanbase.
  • They deserve to have an experience on par with any major sports league, and that time has arrived.
  • As part of this partnership, Mastercard will create a soccer-themed curriculum for its signature science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program, Girls4Tech\xe2\x84\xa2.
  • Based in Chicago, the NWSL is partners with the Canadian Soccer Association and the United States Soccer Federation.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210514005295/en/\n'

MetroNet Connecting More to Broadband Services at Lower Rates with Emergency Broadband Benefit Program and Waive of Tech Fee

Friday, May 14, 2021 - 2:04pm

Existing and new MetroNet customers that qualify for the program are eligible to receive the monthly discount of up to $50, excluding taxes and fees.

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  • Existing and new MetroNet customers that qualify for the program are eligible to receive the monthly discount of up to $50, excluding taxes and fees.
  • MetroNet will also offer an additional credit for eligible new customers that sign up for MetroNet\xe2\x80\x99s EBBP symmetrical 100 Mb package.
  • Once approved, eligible households will receive a verification number and may then contact the MetroNet support team at (855) 806-7324.
  • MetroNet is committed to bringing state-of-the-art telecommunication services to communities \xe2\x80\x94 services that are comparable or superior to those offered in large metropolitan areas.