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“BizWireTV” from Business Wire Surpasses 2 Million Views

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.

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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 , 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.

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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  or email .

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