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Sprite Comedy Konkout is Going - 'So Effing Crazy'

Sprite Comedy Konkout is Going - 'So Effing Crazy'

MUMBAI, August 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --



If you haven't gone 'cray' laughing after watching the videos on Sprite Comedy Konkout
by Culture Machine, you now will. The 'So Effing Crazy' team has released their video and
it's sure to have you agreeing with everything they say, though definitely not with a
straight face. As you laugh out loud watching it, this video will show you the many little
characteristics of every fake person around you. Keeping in mind the theme #fakeoff, in
this video, the Mumbai-kars have lent their opinions to the team and they are extremely
amusing.



Watch the video on - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASL1uKs1POY



Stay tuned to the official YouTube channel of Sprite Comedy Konkout to know more.



About Culture Machine: 



Founded in 2013 by Sameer Pitalwalla and Venkat Prasad, Culture Machine Media Pvt Ltd
is a Digital Media Company that creates entertainment for the Internet generation by
combining cutting-edge technology with great content. Culture Machine, a wholly-owned
subsidiary of The Aleph Group, Singapore, has offices and studio facilities in India
(Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai) and the United States of America (California).



About Comedy Konkout: 



Sprite, the country's reigning soft drink brand in the clear lime segment and Culture
Machine, India's leading Digital Media Company, have partnered to launch 'Sprite Comedy
Konkout'- India's first ever digital comedy konkout between prominent comedy troupes and
stand-up comedians. The digital challenge kicked off on the Comedy Konkout channel on
YouTube on 29th June 2016 and is hosted by the popular international comedy troupe - 'The
Tenderloins', who have challenged Indian comedians in one of its kind '#FakeOff' in tune
with Sprite's on-going FakeOff campaign.



YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/comedykonkout



Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ComedyKonkoutOfficial/
[https://www.facebook.com/ComedyKonkoutOfficial ]



Twitter: https://twitter.com/Comedy_Konkout



Media Contact: 
Roohi Shaikh 
Think Ink Communications 
roohi@thinkink-communications.com 
+91-9619691940 


 



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The American Heart Association & Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Unite to Support Physical Education in Our Nation's Schools & Jump Rope for Heart

The American Heart Association & Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Unite to Support Physical Education in Our Nation's Schools & Jump Rope for Heart

"Angry Birds, Happy Bodies" Goes Zero to Sixty for Healthy Kids

Former Olympian Chloe Sutton Kicks off Initiative in Los Angeles

CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Everyone's favorite Angry Birds - Red, Chuck and Bomb, along with two-time Olympic swimmer Chloe Sutton, are getting fired up for fitness and looking to engage kids of all ages! In celebration of The Angry Birds Movie,now available on Blu-ray((TM)), DVD and digital, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) has teamed up with The American Heart Association (AHA) for the launch of the "Angry Birds, Happy Bodies" fitness initiative designed to get kids moving and having fun being active. Sutton will serve as ambassador of the initiative, making an appearance at the kick-off event in Los Angeles.

"We love that Red, Chuck and Bomb are helping kids keep their minds and bodies happy and healthy," said Lexine Wong, SPHE's Senior Executive Vice President, Worldwide Marketing. "With our release of The Angry Birds Movie timed around the global athletic events in Rio, it is the perfect time to encourage everyone to keep active."

"Angry Birds, Happy Bodies" encourages school-aged kids to get in at least 60 minutes of physical activity each day, as recommended by the AHA, and to make physical activity fun for the whole family. It also supports #ProtectPE, the AHA's initiative to help kids get active and healthy for life by ensuring all students receive quality physical education at their school. Only 4% of elementary, 8% of middle and 2% of high schools provide daily PE or its equivalent for the entire year. Whether it's jumping rope, running around the block, doing jumping jacks or vacuuming the house, there are many ways to break a sweat and keep a body moving.

"The American Heart Association is committed to providing people across the country with the tools they need to lead heart-healthy lives, and that includes kids," said Dr. Alistair B.M. Phillips, Co-Director of the Guerin Family Congenital Heart Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and President of AHA's Los Angeles County Division Board of Directors. "Whether that means encouraging them to get at least 60 minutes of physical activity or 'play time' each day, or ensuring physical education classes as part of curriculums across the country, we want kids to know that physical activity can be fun and can help prevent the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases."

The national initiative launches today with events from coast to coast, helping students kick off the new school year with healthy goals. Red, Chuck, Bomb (and even some naughty green piggies) are joined by AHA's remarkable "jump teams," where students will participate in jump rope challenges that can be a part of their daily fitness routines. The campaign will continue through the school year to support Physical Education programs in our schools.

Additional activity resources are available at www.heart.org. Parents interested in learning more about the benefits of Physical Education can visit p2a.co/2RM2knH. People can also help children around the country increase their levels of physical activity by texting HEART to 52886 to support active kids as well as share on social platforms using #AngryBirdsHappyBodies.

THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE is currently available on digital and debuts on Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack, 4K Ultra HD((TM))/Blu-ray 3D combo pack and DVD Aug. 16.

In the animated comedy-adventure, THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, we'll finally find out why the birds are so angry. The movie takes us to an island populated entirely by happy, flightless birds - or almost entirely. In this paradise, Red (Jason Sudeikis), a bird with a temper problem, speedy Chuck (Josh Gad), and the volatile Bomb (Danny McBride) have always been outsiders. But when the island is visited by mysterious green piggies, it's up to these unlikely outcasts to figure out what the pigs are up to. THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE has a run time of approximately 97 minutes and is rated PG for rude humor and action.

Artwork and digital clips are available for download at www.sphepublicity.com.
Visit Sony Home Entertainment on the Web at www.SonyPictures.com.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES HOME ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (SPHE) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com.

ABOUT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke - the two leading causes of death in the world. We team with millions of volunteers to fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide lifesaving tools and information to prevent and treat these diseases. The Dallas-based association is the nation's oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-800-AHA-USA1, visit heart.org or call any of our offices around the country. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT ROVIO ANIMATION

A global entertainment media company, Rovio Animation this year released The Angry Birds Movie to theaters around the world. Developed, produced, and financed by Rovio and distributed via Sony Pictures, the film was a hit with fans of all ages, opening at number one in over 50 countries and earning more than $345 million worldwide at the box office to become one of the most successful movies based on a video game franchise ever created. In addition, Rovio Animation creates and distributes family-friendly animation properties for audiences of all ages around the globe through ToonsTV, the multi-channel video entertainment app available on iOS, Android and Apple TV. The company also manages a robust licensed consumer products business based on the highly-popular Angry Birds franchise with a plethora of amazing partners including LEGO, Hasbro, H&M, Spin Master, National Geographic, Brunswick and many more. www.rovio.com

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CONTACT: Staci Griesbach / James Raimo, SPHE, 310-244-6903 / 310-244-4648, Staci_Griesbach@spe.sony.com / James_Raimo@spe.sony.com; Caitlin McGee / Ellen Kuni, MPRM, 323-933-3399, cmcgee@mprm.com / ekuni@mprm.com; Kelsey Guy, American Heart Association, 214-706-4851, Kelsey.guy@heart.org

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China Digital TV Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2016 Results

China Digital TV Announces Unaudited Second Quarter 2016 Results

BEIJING, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: STV) ("China Digital TV" or the "Company"), the leading provider of cloud-based application platforms and conditional access ("CA") systems which enable China's digital cable television market to offer and secure diversified content services, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2016 and six months period ended June 30, 2016.

"We are pleased to report the continuous adoption and solid development of our cloud business, as rapid user growth provided us strong confidence in our strategies to monetize our cloud-based offerings going forward," stated Mr. Jianhua Zhu, China Digital TV's chief executive officer. "During the second quarter of 2016, total registered users on our cloud platform expanded by 52% quarter over quarter to 3.5 million and gives us increasing confidence in the demand for our services and sustainability of this growth momentum over the coming quarters. With Beijing and Chongqing customers already contributing to steady revenue growth, we expect more revenue contributing customers, including those in Tianjin and Sichuan Province, to roll out our cloud platforms in the second half of the year. Despite the challenging environment for our traditional businesses, we are confident in our strategy to evolve with China's increasingly diverse cable environment and the opportunities and potential offered by our cloud platform services as we strive to further enhance the content offerings, which is currently limited to TV-based games, to areas such as education, entertainment and online shopping. In addition, in an effort to address the demands of our cable operating customer base, we continue to prepare for the exciting virtual reality ("VR") opportunities which have the potential to re-shape our viewing and entertainment experiences within the home. We have already begun a partnership on the content creation side and have witnessed some early stage success. With that in mind, we remain fully committed to establishing ourselves as a leading provider and gateway of cloud-based entertainment content into the living rooms throughout China."

Mr. Zhenwen Liang, China Digital TV's chief financial officer, commented, "During the second quarter of 2016, our business performance came in-line with our expectations. However the challenges for the traditional smartcard business persist as average selling prices ("ASP") continued on the downward trend even though volumes grew. We remain cautious on our traditional businesses as the Chinese market has become saturated while our overseas business slowly expands. In the meantime, as we prepare for next-generation content services, such as gaming and VR enabled content, we are excited and confident in the growth opportunities ahead of us."

Second Quarter 2016 Results(([1]))

In the second quarter of 2016, China Digital TV's smart card shipments increased by 3.8% to 2.19 million from 2.11 million in the prior year period, primarily driven by increased shipments to international markets, but partially offset by a decline in domestic shipments due to the overall maturity of the CA business.

China Digital TV's net revenues remained relatively stable at 10.4 million compared to the prior year period. Revenues from other services and other products increased, but were partially offset by a decrease in revenues from smart card revenues.

Revenues from the Company's top five customers accounted for 37.3% of total revenues, compared to 37.0% in the prior year period.

Revenue Breakdown



For the three months ended
--------------------------

June 30, March 31, June 30,

2016 2016 2015
---- ---- ----

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
-----------------------------

Products:

Smart
cards $7,183 $10,071 $8,906

Other
products 1,608 928 428

Subtotal 8,791 10,999 9,334
----- ------ -----

Services:

Head-
end
system
integration 360 882 504

Head-
end
system
development 510 701 345

Licensing
income 92 192 198

Royalty
income 3 14 144

Other
services 725 400 13

Subtotal 1,690 2,189 1,204
----- ----- -----

Total
revenues $10,481 $13,188 $10,538
======= ======= =======
Revenues from smart cards decreased by 19.3% to US$7.2 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$8.9 million in the prior year period, primarily due to a decline in ASPs. Sales of smart cards accounted for 68.5% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 84.5% in the prior year period.

Revenues from other products increased by 275.7% to US$1.6 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$0.4 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly attributable to an increase in sales of set-top-boxes with pre-installed smart cards, as well as an increase in digital rights management ("DRM") sales. Sales of other products accounted for 15.3% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 4.1% in the prior year period.

Revenues from services increased by 40.4% to US$1.7 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$1.2 million in the prior year period. The increase was primarily due to an increase in other services, such as the expansion and monetization of the Company's emerging cloud platform. Revenues from services accounted for 16.1% of total revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 11.4% in the prior year period.

Cost of revenues from smart cards and other products increased by 13.8% to US$2.2 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$2.0 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to an increase in cost of revenues from other products, and was partially offset by a decline in cost of revenues from smart cards. Cost of revenues from smart cards and other products accounted for 37.6% and 26.4%, respectively, of total cost of revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 55.8% and 10.2% in the prior year period.

Cost of revenues from services in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 24.1% to US$1.3 million in the second quarter of 2016 from US$1.0 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to an increase in cost of revenues that was associated with the expansion of the cloud computing business. Cost of revenues from services accounted for 36.0% of total cost of revenues in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 34.0% in the prior year period.

Gross profit in the second quarter of 2016 decreased by 7.0% to US$6.9 million from US$7.5 million in the prior year period. Gross margin, was 66.7% in the second quarter of 2016, compared to 71.6% in the prior year period. The decline in gross margin was primarily due to the decreased portion of total revenues accounted for by net revenues from smart cards, which have a higher gross margin than other products and services. In the second quarter of 2016, the ASP of smart cards decreased by 22.2% year over year, while the unit cost of smart cards decreased by 23.9% year over year.

Operating expenses in the second quarter of 2016 increased by 40.0% to US$11.5 million from US$8.2 million in the prior year period. The increase was mainly due to an increase in shared-based compensation.

In May 2016, certain key employees made a cash investment to Beijing Super TV Co., Ltd. ("Super TV"), a PRC operating subsidiary of the Company, in return for a 9.91% of the outstanding equity interest in Super TV. The fair value of the equity interest purchased by the employees was higher than the cash they paid, hence the difference between fair value and the cash consideration was recognized as share based compensation expenses in the second quarter.


-- Research and development expenses in the second quarter of 2016
increased by 7.6% to US$4.1 million from US$3.8 million in the prior
year period.
-- Selling and marketing expenses in the second quarter of 2016 increased
by 29.0% to US$3.3 million from US$2.6 million in the prior year period.
-- General and administrative expenses in the second quarter of 2016
increased by 122.3% to US$4.1 million from US$1.8 million in the prior
year period.
Lossfrom operations in the second quarter of 2016 was US$4.6 million, as compared to loss from operations of US$0.8 million in the prior year period.

Income tax benefits in the second quarter of 2016 was US$1.9 million, as compared to an income tax expenses of US$0.9 million in the prior year period. The increase in the income tax benefits was primarily due to the tax rate adjustment. In the second quarter of 2016, the Company assessed its PRC operating subsidiary, Super TV, qualified as a "key software enterprise" for the tax year of 2015 based on the annual tax filing made in May 2016. As a result, the Company was entitled to a preferential income tax rate of 10% on its income tax filing for the year of 2015. Because the Company recognized income tax expenses at the rate of 15% in 2015 taking into consideration of the uncertainty as to whether Super TV could qualify, the income tax expenses previously recognized were partially reversed in the second quarter.

Net lossattributable to holders of ordinary shares in the second quarter of 2016 was US$1.6 million, as compared to a net loss attributable to holders of ordinary shares of US$0.7 million in the prior year period.

Non-GAAPnet income(([2])) attributable to holders of ordinary shares in the second quarter of 2016 was US$2.4 million, as compared to a non-GAAP net loss attributable to holders of ordinary shares of US$0.6 million in the prior year period(([3])).

Balance Sheet

As of June 30, 2016, China Digital TV had cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash totaling US$76.1 million.

Business Outlook

Based on information available as of August 16, 2016, China Digital TV expects smart card shipment volumes in the third quarter of 2016 to be in the range of 2.2 million to 2.5 million. Net revenues in the third quarter of 2016 are expected to be in the range of US$8.5 million to US$9.5 million.

Conference Call Information

China Digital TV's management will host an earnings conference call at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, U.S. Eastern Time (8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17, 2016, Beijing/Hong Kong Time).

Conference Call Dial-in Information:



United States Toll Free: +1-888-346-8982

International: +1-412-902-4272

Hong Kong: 800-905945

China Toll Free: 4001-201203

Conference Name: China Digital TV
Holding Co. Ltd.
call.
A replay of the call will be available for one week between 10:00 p.m. on August 16, 2016 and 10:00 a.m. on August 23, 2016, U.S. Eastern Time.

Replay Dial-in Information:



United States: +1-877-344-7529

International: +1-412-317-0088

Replay Access Code: 10090775
Additionally, a live and archived webcast of this call will be available on the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV's corporate website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.

About China Digital TV

Founded in 2004, China Digital TV enables television network operators to manage, extend and diversify content services across households and public areas in China. China Digital TV is the leading provider of cloud-based application platforms and network broadcasting platform ("NBP") services to Chinese cable operators, helping them to effectively bring mobile gaming apps and other entertainment options to household television sets, and extend cable programming outside the home to any mobile device. China Digital TV is also the leading provider of Conditional Access ("CA") systems in China's digital television market. CA systems enable television network operators to secure the delivery of content to their subscribers. The Company has existing cooperation with nearly all of China's cable television operators.

For more information please visit the Investor Relations section of China Digital TV's website at http://ir.chinadtv.cn.

Safe Harbor Statement

This announcement contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," "may," "should" and similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding the outlook and comments by management in this announcement about trends in the CA systems, digital television, cable television and related industries in the PRC and China Digital TV's strategic and operational plans and future market positions. China Digital TV may also make forward-looking statements in its periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, in its annual report to shareholders, in press releases and other written materials and in oral statements made by its officers, directors or employees to third parties. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about China Digital TV's beliefs and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from projections contained or implied in any forward-looking statement, including but not limited to the following: competition in the CA systems, digital television, cable television and related industries in the PRC and the impact of such competition on prices, our ability to implement our business strategies, changes in technology, the progress of the television digitalization in the PRC, the structure of the cable television industry or television viewer preferences, changes in PRC laws, regulations or policies with respect to the CA systems, digital television, cable television and related industries, including the extent of non-PRC companies' participation in such industries, and changes in political, economic, legal and social conditions in the PRC, including the government's policies with respect to economic growth, foreign exchange and foreign investment.

Further information regarding these and other risks and uncertainties is included in our annual report on Form 20-F and other documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. China Digital TV does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, which apply only as of the date of this press release.

For investor and media inquiries, please contact:

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

Nan Hao

Investor Relations Manager

Tel: +86-10-6297-1199 x 9780

Email: ir@chinadtv.cn

ICR, Inc.

Violet Gu

Tel: +1 (646) 328-1950

Email: stv@icrinc.com



[1] Unless otherwise stated, all
financial statement measures stated
in this press release are based on
generally accepted accounting
principles in the United States
("U.S. GAAP").

[2] Non-GAAP net income (loss) is
defined as net income (loss)
excluding certain non-cash
expenses, such as share-based
compensation expenses, amortization
of acquired intangible assets from
business acquisitions and equity
method investments.

[3] For more information on these non-
GAAP financial measures, please see
the tables captioned
"Reconciliations of non-GAAP
measures" set forth at the end of
this release.








China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)


For the three months ended
--------------------------

June 30, March 31, June 30,

2016 2016 2015
---- ---- ----


Revenues:

Products $8,791 $10,999 $9,334

Services 1,690 2,189 1,204
----- ----- -----

Total revenues 10,481 13,188 10,538

Business and related taxes (70) (167) (120)
--- ---- ----

Net revenues 10,411 13,021 10,418


Cost of revenues:

Products (2,222) (2,255) (1,953)

Services (1,250) (1,043) (1,007)
------ ------ ------

Total cost of revenues (3,472) (3,298) (2,960)

Gross profit 6,939 9,723 7,458


Operating expenses:

Research and development expenses (4,106) (3,447) (3,816)

Selling and marketing expenses (3,301) (2,410) (2,558)

General and administrative expenses (4,100) (1,988) (1,844)
------ ------ ------

Total operating expenses (11,507) (7,845) (8,218)


(Loss)/Income from operations (4,568) 1,878 (760)


Interest income 295 337 282

Gain from disposal of an equity method 95 - -
investment

Other income, net 524 167 486

(Loss)/Income before income tax expenses (3,654) 2,382 8

Income tax benefits /(expenses) 1,865 (1,282) (904)
----- ------ ----

Net (loss)/income before share of income /(loss) (1,789) 1,100 (896)
on equity method investments

Share of income/(loss) on equity method

investments, net of income taxes 30 10 (42)

Net (loss)/income (1,759) 1,110 (938)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 140 49 281

Net (loss)/income attributable to holders of $(1,619) $1,159 $(657)
ordinary shares



Net income/(loss) per share attributable to
holders of ordinary shares

Basic $(0.03) $0.02 $(0.01)
====== ===== ======

Diluted $(0.03) $0.02 $(0.01)
====== ===== ======



Net (loss)/income $(1,759) $1,110 $(938)

Other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of
income taxes
(3,085) 566 (46)
Foreign currency translation adjustment

1,676 (984)
Comprehensive (loss)/income (4,844)

Comprehensive loss attributable to

noncontrolling interest 230 37 291
--- --- ---


Comprehensive (loss)/income attributable to

$
holders of ordinary shares (4,614) $1,713 (693)

$
===



Weighted average shares used in calculating

net income per ordinary share

Basic 60,190,497 60,177,208 59,847,896
========== ========== ==========

Diluted 60,190,497 60,576,380 59,847,896
========== ========== ==========






China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)


ASSETS June 30, December 31,

2016 2015
---- ----

Current assets:

$76,040 $70,138

Cash and cash equivalents

33 34

Restricted cash

3,368 4,851

Notes receivable

37,275 38,211

Accounts receivable, net

4,164 4,857

Inventories

3,944 3,782

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

Total current assets 124,824 121,873

753 680

Property and equipment, net

304 348

Intangible assets, net

1,309 1,343

Goodwill

2,601 3,055

Equity method investments

3,208 3,451

Deferred income tax assets


Total assets 132,999 130,750
======= =======



LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities:

1,709 1,665

Accounts payable

9,081 11,806

Accrued expenses and other current liabilities

12,038 -

Dividend payable

3,673 3,635

Deferred revenue - current

4,495 2,401

Income tax payable

797 819

Government subsidies - current


Total current liabilities 31,793 20,326

- 173

Deferred revenue - non-current

2,550 3,024

Government subsidies - non-current

1,274 5,421

Deferred income taxes liabilities


Total liabilities 35,617 28,944



EQUITY

China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd. shareholders'

equity:

30 30

Ordinary shares

41,490 37,988

Additional paid-in capital

18,361 18,361

Statutory reserve

10,953 23,451

Retained earnings

19,209 21,650

Accumulated other comprehensive income


Total China Digital TV Holding Co., Ltd.
90,043 101,480
shareholders' equity


Noncontrolling interest 7,339 326
----- ---

Total equity 97,382 101,806
------ -------

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY $132,999 $130,750
======== ========






Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data )


For the Six Months Ended
------------------------

June 30, June 30,

2016 2015
---- ----


Revenues:

Products $19,790 $22,549

Services 3,879 2,347
----- -----

Total revenues 23,669 24,896

Business and sales related taxes (237) (429)
---- ----

Net revenues 23,432 24,467

Cost of revenues:

Products (4,477) (4,151)

Services (2,293) (2,020)
------ ------

Total Cost of Revenues (6,770) (6,171)

Gross Profit 16,662 18,296


Operating expenses:

Research and development expenses (7,553) (7,709)

Selling and marketing expenses (5,711) (6,064)

General and administrative expenses (6,088) (4,062)
------ ------

Total operating expenses (19,352) (17,835)


(Loss)/Income from operations (2,690) 461


Interest income 632 533

Gain from disposal of an equity method 95 -
investment

Other income 691 550
--- ---

(Loss)/Income before income taxes (1,272) 1,544

Income tax benefits/(expenses) 583 (2,346)

Net loss before net income from equity (689) (802)
method investments

Net income/(loss) from equity method 40 (60)
investments, net of income taxes


Net loss (649) (862)

Net loss attributable to noncontrolling interest 189 568
--- ---

Net loss attributable to holders of ordinary $(460) $(294)
shares



Net loss per share attributable to holders of
ordinary shares

Basic $(0.01) $(0.005)
====== =======

Diluted $(0.01) $(0.005)
====== =======



Net loss $(649) $(862)

Other comprehensive (loss)/income, net of tax

Foreign currency translation adjustment (2,519) 212
------ ---

Comprehensive loss (3,168) (650)


Comprehensive loss attributable to 267 580
noncontrolling interest



Comprehensive loss attributable to holders $(2,901) $(70)
of ordinary shares



Weighted average shares used in calculating
net income per ordinary share

Basic 60,183,853 59,786,750
========== ==========

Diluted 60,183,853 59,786,750
========== ==========




Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures


Non-GAAP net income attributable to holders of ordinary shares excludes certain non-cash expenses, such as share-based compensation expenses, amortization of intangible assets acquired from business acquisitions and equity method investments. The Company believes that the Non-GAAP net income provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's performance by excluding certain non-cash expenses that may not be indicative of its operating performance from a cash flow perspective. The Company believes that both management and investors benefit from referring to this additional information in assessing the Company's performance and when planning and forecasting future periods.


However, the use of non-GAAP financial measures has material limitations as an analytical tool. One of the limitations of using non-GAAP financial measures is that they do not include all items that impact the Company's net income for the period. In addition, because non-GAAP financial measures are not measured in the same manner by all companies, they may not be comparable to other similar titled measures used by other companies. In light of the foregoing limitations, you should not consider non-GAAP financial measure in isolation from or as an alternative to the financial measure prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP. ((

))



For the three months ended
--------------------------

June 30, March 31, June 30,

2016 2016 2015
---- ---- ----

(in U.S. dollars, in thousands)

Net
(loss)/income
attributable
to China
Digital
TV $(1,619) $1,159 $(657)
Holding
Co., Ltd
shareholders
-GAAP

Share-
based
compensation
expenses 3,988 10 30

Amortization
of
intangible
assets
from
business 12 12 51
acquisitions
and
equity
method
investments

Net
income/
(loss)
attributable
to China
Digital
TV $2,381 $1,181 $(576)
Holding
Co., Ltd
shareholders
- Non-
GAAP
((
))





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Quebecor front and centre at La FĂȘte de la Musique de Tremblant

Quebecor front and centre at La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - As the official presenter of La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant, Quebecor is pleased to be part of the festivities for the 8(th) consecutive year. For this year's edition of the music fest, to be held from September 2 to 5, the line-up assembled by Angèle Dubeau will feature some 30 concerts covering the gamut from classical to jazz to world music. At the Grande scène Québecor stage, headliners will include Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy in addition to Angèle Dubeau accompanied by her orchestra La Pietà and distinguished guests such as Shawn Phillips.

"Supporting an event like La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant is an excellent opportunity to help showcase our culture," said Pierre Dion, President and CEO of Quebecor. "This year, we are particularly pleased to be expanding our involvement in the festival by sponsoring Le Piano public Québecor, an initiative that will give one and all a chance to express their creativity and enjoy a unique musical experience. It is another example of Quebecor's wide-ranging participation in cultural events, which stems from our deep commitment to the arts and to bringing culture to the widest possible audience."

Le Piano public Québecor

La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant aims to bring people together in a vibrant atmosphere. This year, in keeping with that goal, Quebecor will provide festivalgoers with an area where young and old can relax and try their hand at playing a concert piano.

The space, dubbed Le Piano public Québecor, will be located at the centre of the festival grounds and open to all at the following times:


-- Saturday and Sunday, September 3 and 4, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
-- Monday, September 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
On the afternoon of September 3 and 4. prominent musician/composer François Dompierre will lead workshops at LePiano public Québecor in which he will share his love of music and explain the ins-and-outs of musical creation. A well-known composer whose career has spanned more than 50 years, Dompierre has composed the scores for more than 60 films by directors such as Denys Arcand, Michel Brault, Jacques Godbout, André Melançon, Jean Beaudin and Léa Pool.

About Quebecor
Quebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.

Quebecor (TSX: QBR.A, QBR.B) is headquartered in Québec. It holds an 81.07% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs close to 11,000 people in Canada.

A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.

Visit our website: www.quebecor.com

Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/Quebecor



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FĂȘte de la Musique de Tremblant back for an 18th edition

Fête de la Musique de Tremblant back for an 18th edition

September 2 to 5, 2016: an exciting program with over 30 free outdoor concerts

MONTRÉAL, Aug. 16, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - One of the first events in Canada to combine classical, jazz, and world music, the Fête de la Musique de Tremblant is in its 18th edition this year. Founder and artistic director Angèle Dubeau invites you to come discover renowned artists and rising stars in the majestic setting of Mont-Tremblant.

Attended by over 35,000 spectators each year, the event will include over 30 free outdoor concerts over the Labour Day weekend, from September 2 to 5. The festivities will be spread over Tremblant's pedestrian village at the base of the mountain and the Village and Centre-ville sectors of Mont-Tremblant.

The a cappella group QW4RTZ (back by popular demand) will kick off the festival with a bang at the Église de St-Jovite. The festivities will continue with outstanding artists such as Lyne Fortin, Ventus Operandi, Trio BBQ, Liu Fang, Paulo Ramos and Jessica Vigneault, Lorraine Klaasen, Natalie MacMaster, Donnell Leahy & Family, Fiestango, the baritone-guitar duo (Philippe C.-Leboeuf and Adam Cicchillitti), the trio of Valérie Milot, Antoine Bareil and Stéphane Tétreault, Jelena Milojevic, Susie Arioli, Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Giorgia Fumanti, and a special concert featuring the young artists of tomorrow emceed by Angèle Dubeau - a nod to the TV program she hosted for many years, Faites vos gammes.

On Sunday, September 4, the violinist will take the stage for the not-to-be-missed "Angèle Dubeau & Friends" along with her orchestra La Pietà, American folk/rock icon Shawn Phillips, and renowned Nova Scotia fiddlers Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy for an event that's sure to be full of surprises.

Like every year, the musical festivities will be scattered throughout the site, with concerts the whole family will love. And don't miss the festival's street performers, including Carisma Cubano and their sun-drenched rhythms, the zany trio sCHNOUTe, and the amazing Kattam et ses tam-tams, who will draw both the young and young-at-heart into the wonderful world of percussion.

For more information and to see the complete program: fetedelamusiquetremblant.com.

Québecor has long been a proud supporter of the Fête de la Musique de Tremblant, and this year is no exception. The festival therefore wishes to thank Québecor, its title sponsor, along with its partners L'Association de villégiature Tremblant, the Ville de Mont-Tremblant, Tourisme Québec and Pianos Bolduc; and its media partner Radio-Classique.







Tremblant: Take Me to the Top
Tremblant is a top four-season resort destination owing to the excellence of its guest experience both at the mountain, and in its pedestrian village. Its views of the Laurentians, the diversity of its offer and its highly acclaimed major events - of which IRONMAN Mont-Tremblant, 24h of Tremblant, Wanderlust and the Tremblant International Blues Festival - have earned it a place among the World's 25 Best Ski Towns in 2014 according to National Geographic, and the title of #1 Ski Resort in Eastern North America for a 17th time by SKI Magazine readers. With your sweetheart, friends, family or group, Tremblant welcomes vacationers on direct flights from Toronto with Porter Airlines, to enjoy 1,900 lodging units fanned out across 13 hotel establishments, over 75 restaurants, boutiques and a Casino, all at nature's doorstep.



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Waiting for You: LETV Membership's "Nickelodeon Dolls Search" Activity Kicks Off

Waiting for You: LETV Membership's "Nickelodeon Dolls Search" Activity Kicks Off

BEIJING, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week LETV Membership announced a partnership with Nickelodeon for exclusive broadcasting rights of Square Pants (season 10), Dora and Friends: Into the City, Blaze and The Monster Machines and Teenage, Mutant Ninja Turtles (season 4), for LETV members only.

LETV Membership also announced that a shipment of life-sized dolls of classic Nickelodeon animated characters like Sponge Bob, Dora and the Ninja Turtles, would leave America for its Le-Eco Building in Beijing on August 15.

However, the Nickelodeon program did not go online on time. LETV membership said that it was because the dolls wandered off after they arrived in Beijing.

The missing Nickelodeon Dolls are Sponge Bob, Dora and 4 Ninja Turtles, who come from the classic animated shows Sponge-Bob Square-Pants, Dora the Explorer, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. A city-wide search for them among all network users has been launched by LETV Membership, but no clues have been found yet.

According to LETV Membership, whoever is able to take a photo of the missing Nickelodeon dolls and post it on WeChat or Weibo with the location and send it to LETV Membership's official account will win gifts of Nickelodeon dolls. This promotional activity, "The Nickelodeon Dolls Search," has triggered warm participation from Chinese netizens.

LETV Membership is China's only paid membership business for family users and parent-child content. Based on Le-Eco and the big screen ecology of super TV, LETV Membership can provide its users with at least 50 new films including 24 exclusive ones, 500 exclusive sets of popular shows, 120,000+ sets of hit series, 80,000+ sets of animation series, and 6,000+ films, allowing its users enjoy 4K, 3D, 1080p, Dolby and other high quality video and audio experiences.

Covering 162 countries and regions, and owning 90 TV stations, Nickelodeon is the most popular channel for children around the world. It's the choice of more than 1 billion home users.

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Hollywood's Brightest Stars Unite Again For Stand Up To Cancer Canada

Hollywood's Brightest Stars Unite Again For Stand Up To Cancer Canada

Stand Up To Cancer's Live Broadcast on September 9 to Feature Special Performances by Canadian Superstar Celine Dion and Keith Urban with Little Big Town

Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad, Niecy Nash, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Ken Jeong, Marcia Cross, Greg Grunberg, Danielle Campbell, Charlie Wilson, Brittany Daniel and SU2C Co-Founder Katie Couric Among Those to Appear in Live One-Hour Event Executive-Produced by Bradley Cooper

Event Will Air Simultaneously on CBC, City, CTV, Global and Other Canadian Services

http://www.standup2cancer.ca/en | facebook.com/su2c.ca | Instagram: instagram.com/SU2C_CA | Twitter: twitter.com/SU2C_CA

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- StandUp To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada), a program of EIF Canada, a Canadian registered charity, is proud to announce the Hollywood community is once again joining forces to support Stand Up To Cancer's fifth biennial televised fundraising special, the second inclusive of Canada, on Friday, Sept. 9 (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT). Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad, Niecy Nash, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Ken Jeong, Marcia Cross, Greg Grunberg, Danielle Campbell, Charlie Wilson, Brittany Daniel and SU2C Co-Founder Katie Couric will all appear in the inspiring broadcast, which will be carried on all four major English-language networks in Canada, as well as a number of other Canadian services.

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Celine Dion, the top-selling Canadian recording artist of all time, will perform moving tributes in honour of all those standing up to cancer. Celebrated recording artists Keith Urban and Little Big Town will also perform together. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Academy Award(®)-nominated actor Bradley Cooper, founder of the Bradley Charles Cooper Foundation, will executive-produce the broadcast event and also appear. Cooper will work alongside award-winning live-event producers Done + Dusted, in collaboration with the Stand Up To Cancer production team.

"We all have a reason to stand up," Cooper said. "Stand Up To Cancer is a sustained movement that impacts millions of lives. We honour the personal stories that motivate individuals to fight, and that highlight the urgent need to get new treatments to the patients who so desperately need them."

Leading up to the live show, SU2C is rallying the public in a new social media campaign, #Reasons2StandUp, inviting supporters to share, through photos and video posts, how cancer has impacted their lives. Whether standing up for a friend, family member, or because of a personal experience with the disease, #Reasons2StandUp reminds the world that we are all in this fight together. Select user-generated content will be featured on the September 9(th) telecast.

The telecast will broadcast live from The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. For the second time, Stand Up To Cancer Canada will simultaneously broadcast the Canadian-inclusive telecast across all four major English-language Canadian broadcasters: CBC, City, CTV, and Global. Additionally, AMI, Bloomberg TV Canada, CHCH, CHEK, Fight Network, Hollywood Suite, Joytv, NTV and TLN will also air the telecast. In addition, the show will stream live on Yahoo Canada and will be available on shomi and TELUS Optik TV.

In the U.S., ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with American Forces Network, ASPiRE, AUDIENCE Network, Bloomberg TV, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery Life, E! Entertainment, EPIX, ESPNEWS, FM, FS2, Fusion, FXM, Great American Country, HBO, HLN, ION Television, LMN, Logo, MLB Network, National Geographic, Pivot, RLTV, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, TBS, Tr3s, VH1, and WGN America are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the telecast. For the first time, a Spanish version of the Stand Up To Cancer telecast will air on Galavision, HBO Latino, STARZ ENCORE ESPAÑOL, Univision Deportes and Univision Puerto Rico.

This star-studded appeal continues to build public support for groundbreaking translational research, supported through SU2C programs, which strive to provide patients with new therapies quickly to save lives now. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across institutions and international boundaries to collaborate on finding new treatments that can account for more than 80 percent of all cancer diagnoses in Canada and the U.S.

The first four SU2C telecasts took place on September 5, 2008, September 10, 2010, September 7, 2012, and September 5, 2014, and were made available to more than 190 countries.

To date, more than $370 million has been pledged to support SU2C's innovative model of collaborative cancer research. Since launching in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has brought together more than 1,200 of the best and the brightest research scientists, including 90 in Canada, from more than 140 leading institutions in seven countries to work together on 19 "Dream Teams" and six translational research teams. SU2C has also funded 36 early-career, innovative scientists carrying out high-risk, potentially high-reward projects. The research is aimed at ending cancer's reign as a leading cause of death worldwide. SU2C-funded researchers have planned, launched or completed more than 160 clinical trials involving over 9,000 patients. Work by SU2C-supported researchers has led to FDA approval of two treatments.

Stand Up To Cancer Canada, which launched on July 9, 2014, has two pan-Canadian "Dream Teams" of top researchers:


-- The SU2C Canada-CBCF Breast Cancer Dream Team, led by Tak W. Mak, PhD,
director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, and Co-leader Samuel
Aparicio, BM, BCh, PhD, Nan and Lorraine Robertson chair in breast
cancer research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
-- The SU2C Canada Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team, led by Peter B. Dirks, MD,
PhD, neurosurgeon and senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children
(SickKids) in Toronto, and Co-leader Samuel Weiss, PhD, director of the
Hotchkiss Brain Institute and professor in the Cumming School of
Medicine at the University of Calgary.
Collaborators providing multi-year support for SU2C Canada research through the inaugural Stand Up to Cancer Canada Initiative include: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), with support from CIBC; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Cancer Stem Cell Consortium; Genome Canada; and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. AstraZeneca Canada and MasterCard are the first corporate supporters of SU2C Canada.

Since SU2C launched in the U.S., Major League Baseball (MLB) has provided both financial support and countless opportunities to build the Stand Up To Cancer grassroots movement by encouraging fans worldwide to get involved. In addition to MLB, SU2C's "Visionary" donors include Bristol-Myers Squibb; Cancer Treatment Centers of America®; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Mastercard; and The Sidney Kimmel Foundation. Major donors and collaborators include American Airlines, American Cancer Society, CVS Health, Fifth Third Bank, The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Merck, and Rally Health. Other key supporters and collaborators include Cancer Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, Dutch Cancer Society, Farrah Fawcett Foundation, Lilly Oncology, The Laura Ziskin Family Trust, Melanoma Research Alliance, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, The Parker Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, St. Baldrick's Foundation and Van Andel Research Institute.

About Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry's resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C's scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.

Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, Ellen Ziffren, and Kathleen Lobb. The late Laura Ziskin was also a co-founder. SU2C was formally launched on May 27, 2008. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., has served as SU2C's president since 2011.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.standup2cancer.org.

About EIF Canada / Stand Up To Cancer Canada


EIF Canada, a Canadian registered charity (Reg. # 80550 6730 RR0001), was founded by the U.S.-based Entertainment Industry Foundation in 2013. Stand Up To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada) is a program of EIF Canada that raises funds to support collaborative cancer research teams, as well as education and awareness programs conducted in Canada.

Organizations collaborating with the SU2C Canada initiative include the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, with support from CIBC; the Cancer Stem Cell Consortium, with funding from Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. MasterCard and AstraZeneca are the first Canadian corporate supporters of SU2C Canada.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer Canada, visit http://www.standup2cancer.ca.

AACR International - Canada

AACR International - Canada serves the Canadian cancer research community, in coordination with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The AACR, the world's first and largest cancer research organization in the world, promotes and supports the highest quality in cancer research. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowships, and career development awards to scientists/investigators and clinicians globally. As the Scientific Partner to Stand Up To Cancer Canada, AACR International - Canada provides scientific oversight and conducts expert peer review and research administration. For more information, please visit http://www.AACRCanada.ca. AACR International - Canada is a registered charity in Canada.

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CONTACT: ID PR: Sheri Goldberg, 212-334-0333, su2c@id-pr.com; Rubenstein PR: Courtney Greenwald, 212-843-8093, cgreenwald@rubenstein.com. For questions regarding red carpet or day of event coverage, please contact SLATE PR: Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman, 310-461-0111, andy@slate-pr.com / elyse@slate-pr.com. To apply for red carpet press credentials for this event, you must fill out the online application by Friday, August 26: https://slatepr.wufoo.com/forms/stand-up-to-cancer-2016/

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Hollywood's Brightest Stars Unite Again For Stand Up To Cancer Canada

Hollywood's Brightest Stars Unite Again For Stand Up To Cancer Canada

Stand Up To Cancer's Live Broadcast on September 9 to Feature Special Performances by Canadian Superstar Celine Dion and Keith Urban with Little Big Town

Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad, Niecy Nash, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Ken Jeong, Marcia Cross, Greg Grunberg, Danielle Campbell, Charlie Wilson, Brittany Daniel and SU2C Co-Founder Katie Couric Among Those to Appear in Live One-Hour Event Executive-Produced by Bradley Cooper

Event Will Air Simultaneously on CBC, City, CTV, Global and Other Canadian Services

http://www.standup2cancer.ca/en | facebook.com/su2c.ca | Instagram: instagram.com/SU2C_CA | Twitter: twitter.com/SU2C_CA

TORONTO, Aug. 16, 2016 /CNW/ -- StandUp To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada), a program of EIF Canada, a Canadian registered charity, is proud to announce the Hollywood community is once again joining forces to support Stand Up To Cancer's fifth biennial televised fundraising special, the second inclusive of Canada, on Friday, Sept. 9 (8:00 - 9:00 PM ET/PT / 7:00 PM CT). Ben Affleck, Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone, Anna Kendrick, Josh Gad, Niecy Nash, Eric Stonestreet, Alison Sweeney, Ken Jeong, Marcia Cross, Greg Grunberg, Danielle Campbell, Charlie Wilson, Brittany Daniel and SU2C Co-Founder Katie Couric will all appear in the inspiring broadcast, which will be carried on all four major English-language networks in Canada, as well as a number of other Canadian services.

https://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20160816/398593

Celine Dion, the top-selling Canadian recording artist of all time, will perform moving tributes in honour of all those standing up to cancer. Celebrated recording artists Keith Urban and Little Big Town will also perform together. Additional stars and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Academy Award(®)-nominated actor Bradley Cooper, founder of the Bradley Charles Cooper Foundation, will executive-produce the broadcast event and also appear. Cooper will work alongside award-winning live-event producers Done + Dusted, in collaboration with the Stand Up To Cancer production team.

"We all have a reason to stand up," Cooper said. "Stand Up To Cancer is a sustained movement that impacts millions of lives. We honour the personal stories that motivate individuals to fight, and that highlight the urgent need to get new treatments to the patients who so desperately need them."

Leading up to the live show, SU2C is rallying the public in a new social media campaign, #Reasons2StandUp, inviting supporters to share, through photos and video posts, how cancer has impacted their lives. Whether standing up for a friend, family member, or because of a personal experience with the disease, #Reasons2StandUp reminds the world that we are all in this fight together. Select user-generated content will be featured on the September 9(th) telecast.

The telecast will broadcast live from The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. For the second time, Stand Up To Cancer Canada will simultaneously broadcast the Canadian-inclusive telecast across all four major English-language Canadian broadcasters: CBC, City, CTV, and Global. Additionally, AMI, Bloomberg TV Canada, CHCH, CHEK, Fight Network, Hollywood Suite, Joytv, NTV and TLN will also air the telecast. In addition, the show will stream live on Yahoo Canada and will be available on shomi and TELUS Optik TV.

In the U.S., ABC, CBS, FOX, and NBC, along with American Forces Network, ASPiRE, AUDIENCE Network, Bloomberg TV, Bravo, Comedy Central, Discovery Life, E! Entertainment, EPIX, ESPNEWS, FM, FS2, Fusion, FXM, Great American Country, HBO, HLN, ION Television, LMN, Logo, MLB Network, National Geographic, Pivot, RLTV, SHOWTIME, Smithsonian Channel, STARZ, STARZ ENCORE, TBS, Tr3s, VH1, and WGN America are donating one hour of simultaneous commercial-free primetime for the telecast. For the first time, a Spanish version of the Stand Up To Cancer telecast will air on Galavision, HBO Latino, STARZ ENCORE ESPAÑOL, Univision Deportes and Univision Puerto Rico.

This star-studded appeal continues to build public support for groundbreaking translational research, supported through SU2C programs, which strive to provide patients with new therapies quickly to save lives now. SU2C brings together scientists from different disciplines across institutions and international boundaries to collaborate on finding new treatments that can account for more than 80 percent of all cancer diagnoses in Canada and the U.S.

The first four SU2C telecasts took place on September 5, 2008, September 10, 2010, September 7, 2012, and September 5, 2014, and were made available to more than 190 countries.

To date, more than $370 million has been pledged to support SU2C's innovative model of collaborative cancer research. Since launching in 2008, Stand Up To Cancer has brought together more than 1,200 of the best and the brightest research scientists, including 90 in Canada, from more than 140 leading institutions in seven countries to work together on 19 "Dream Teams" and six translational research teams. SU2C has also funded 36 early-career, innovative scientists carrying out high-risk, potentially high-reward projects. The research is aimed at ending cancer's reign as a leading cause of death worldwide. SU2C-funded researchers have planned, launched or completed more than 160 clinical trials involving over 9,000 patients. Work by SU2C-supported researchers has led to FDA approval of two treatments.

Stand Up To Cancer Canada, which launched on July 9, 2014, has two pan-Canadian "Dream Teams" of top researchers:


-- The SU2C Canada-CBCF Breast Cancer Dream Team, led by Tak W. Mak, PhD,
director of the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research at
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, and Co-leader Samuel
Aparicio, BM, BCh, PhD, Nan and Lorraine Robertson chair in breast
cancer research at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.
-- The SU2C Canada Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team, led by Peter B. Dirks, MD,
PhD, neurosurgeon and senior scientist at The Hospital for Sick Children
(SickKids) in Toronto, and Co-leader Samuel Weiss, PhD, director of the
Hotchkiss Brain Institute and professor in the Cumming School of
Medicine at the University of Calgary.
Collaborators providing multi-year support for SU2C Canada research through the inaugural Stand Up to Cancer Canada Initiative include: Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF), with support from CIBC; Canadian Institutes of Health Research; Cancer Stem Cell Consortium; Genome Canada; and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. AstraZeneca Canada and MasterCard are the first corporate supporters of SU2C Canada.

Since SU2C launched in the U.S., Major League Baseball (MLB) has provided both financial support and countless opportunities to build the Stand Up To Cancer grassroots movement by encouraging fans worldwide to get involved. In addition to MLB, SU2C's "Visionary" donors include Bristol-Myers Squibb; Cancer Treatment Centers of America®; Genentech, a member of the Roche Group; Mastercard; and The Sidney Kimmel Foundation. Major donors and collaborators include American Airlines, American Cancer Society, CVS Health, Fifth Third Bank, The Lustgarten Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Merck, and Rally Health. Other key supporters and collaborators include Cancer Research Institute, Cancer Research UK, Dutch Cancer Society, Farrah Fawcett Foundation, Lilly Oncology, The Laura Ziskin Family Trust, Melanoma Research Alliance, National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance, The Parker Foundation, Prostate Cancer Foundation, St. Baldrick's Foundation and Van Andel Research Institute.

About Stand Up To Cancer

Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. SU2C, a program of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry's resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease. As SU2C's scientific partner, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and a Scientific Advisory Committee led by Nobel Laureate Phillip A. Sharp, PhD, conduct rigorous, competitive review processes to identify the best research proposals to recommend for funding, oversee grants administration, and provide expert review of research progress.

Current members of the SU2C Council of Founders and Advisors (CFA) include Katie Couric, Sherry Lansing, Lisa Paulsen, Rusty Robertson, Sue Schwartz, Pamela Oas Williams, Ellen Ziffren, and Kathleen Lobb. The late Laura Ziskin was also a co-founder. SU2C was formally launched on May 27, 2008. Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., has served as SU2C's president since 2011.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer, visit www.standup2cancer.org.

About EIF Canada / Stand Up To Cancer Canada


EIF Canada, a Canadian registered charity (Reg. # 80550 6730 RR0001), was founded by the U.S.-based Entertainment Industry Foundation in 2013. Stand Up To Cancer Canada (SU2C Canada) is a program of EIF Canada that raises funds to support collaborative cancer research teams, as well as education and awareness programs conducted in Canada.

Organizations collaborating with the SU2C Canada initiative include the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, with support from CIBC; the Cancer Stem Cell Consortium, with funding from Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research; and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. MasterCard and AstraZeneca are the first Canadian corporate supporters of SU2C Canada.

For more information on Stand Up To Cancer Canada, visit http://www.standup2cancer.ca.

AACR International - Canada

AACR International - Canada serves the Canadian cancer research community, in coordination with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The AACR, the world's first and largest cancer research organization in the world, promotes and supports the highest quality in cancer research. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowships, and career development awards to scientists/investigators and clinicians globally. As the Scientific Partner to Stand Up To Cancer Canada, AACR International - Canada provides scientific oversight and conducts expert peer review and research administration. For more information, please visit http://www.AACRCanada.ca. AACR International - Canada is a registered charity in Canada.

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CONTACT: ID PR: Sheri Goldberg, 212-334-0333, su2c@id-pr.com; Rubenstein PR: Courtney Greenwald, 212-843-8093, cgreenwald@rubenstein.com. For questions regarding red carpet or day of event coverage, please contact SLATE PR: Andy Gelb/Elyse Weissman, 310-461-0111, andy@slate-pr.com / elyse@slate-pr.com. To apply for red carpet press credentials for this event, you must fill out the online application by Friday, August 26: https://slatepr.wufoo.com/forms/stand-up-to-cancer-2016/

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Detroit-based StockX Partners with Roc-A-Fella Records Co-Founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke to Offer First Ever Consumer Goods IPO

Detroit-based StockX Partners with Roc-A-Fella Records Co-Founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke to Offer First Ever Consumer Goods IPO

-The first ever consumer goods initial public offering (IPO) will celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Jay Z's first album, Reasonable Doubt, and include exclusive products from Burke's Fourth of November clothing line -

DETROIT, Aug. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- StockX, the world's first online consumer "stock market of things" for high-demand, limited edition products today announced that it has expanded beyond the sneaker resale market and has created the capability for companies and brands to have an initial public offering (IPO) of limited-edition consumer products.

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The company launched with the sneaker resale market as its first vertical, but starting today, consumers will be able to bid on exclusive, limited-edition Fourth of November merchandise created by founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke on the StockX exchange.

The apparel on StockX will be centered on the twentieth anniversary of Reasonable Doubt, which was Jay Z and Roc-A-Fella Record's critically acclaimed platinum debut album. Reasonable Doubt debuted Jay Z, who has become one of the most successful artists of all time, but also one of the most significant movements in music history. Reasonable Doubt's family tree includes more than a handful of multi-platinum hip hop hall-of-famers, an internationally renowned lifestyle brand in Roc-A-Wear, Armadale Vodka, films and countless other successful businesses.

"From the day we began working on the 'Stock Market of Things', we've been searching for the next 'thing' - the next high-demand, limited-edition product we could launch on our exchange," said StockX co-founder and CEO Josh Luber. "We are honored to have the opportunity to work with Biggs and Fourth of November to launch the world first consumer-goods IPO with exclusive merchandise from perhaps the greatest hip hop album of all time."

How an IPO on StockX Works

A consumer goods IPO on StockX will function the same way as a traditional IPO on the New York Stock Exchange, providing the same transparency, anonymity and authenticity:


-- Prior to IPO - pre-bidding opens on StockX at a minimum bid price
-- IPO Date - products are sold to highest bidders, based on quantity
-- Post IPO - products are shipped to buyers and can be resold on StockX
"What I loved most about StockX was the 'bid/ask' trading platform that allows buyers to place bids and sellers to place asks, which essentially supports entrepreneurship on a global scale," said Biggs. "To commemorate the twentieth anniversary of Reasonable Doubt I told Jay Z I wanted to do something special that would capture the enthusiasm of our fans with the platform we built together while showing the impact "Reasonable Doubt" has on the world with millennials. After product seeding key influencers and celebrities at our last event, it created a buzz in the market place which led to this partnership and the world's first consumer-goods IPO."

"The Fourth of November x Reasonable Doubt merchandise collaboration is in honor of the album that connected the dots between artists of today and the movement we started years ago. If you think about the 'Reasonable Doubt' family tree, Jay Z introduced J. Cole, Rihanna. I introduced Kanye West to the market, who in turn, introduced GOOD Music, Pusha T, Big Sean and many others - a lot of careers have been birthed from the movement we started," added Biggs.

StockX, which launched in February of 2016, was co-founded by Luber, who serves as the company's CEO, and Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Quicken Loans and majority owner of the 2016 NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers. In the six months since launch, the company has been focused on the $6 billion sneaker resale market, but the broader goal has always been to provide a visible, liquid, anonymous and authentic marketplace for more consumer goods.

Sneakerheads will still be able to use StockX as a live 'bid/ask' marketplace that allows buyers to place bids, sellers to place asks, and execute a trade when the seller's ask price meets with a buyer's bid. Buyers of sneakers on StockX will be assured of the authenticity of sneakers purchased on the exchange, and users can see in-depth market analysis on the sneaker resell market.

"Allowing consumers to purchase limited-edition products at an IPO the same way they would with company stock on the New York Stock Exchange is the next step in StockX's continued growth to become a viable and better way to both buy and sell certain product categories," said Luber.

VIDEO: Watch exclusive content about this news from StockX Co-Founder and CEO Josh Luber and Roc-A-Fella Records Co-Founder Kareem "Biggs" Burke here

About Reasonable Doubt Album

Reasonable Doubt is the debut album by American rapper Jay-Z. It was released on June 25, 1996, by Roc-A-Fella Records and Priority Records. The album features production provided by DJ Premier, Ski, Knobody, and Clark Kent, as well as includes guest appearances from Memphis Bleek, Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G. Reasonable Doubt was certified platinum. It has been ranked on several publications' lists of the greatest rap albums ever. For more information please visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/reasonable-doubt/id268633751

About Fourth of November

Fourth of November is the marriage of art, love and design established in Brooklyn, NY. The brand strives to produce garments that embody the love for jean-making as well as traditional American fashion. Each and every Fourth of November denim jean is first hand washed then sent for duplication. Fourth of November uses original Italian indigo dyed yarns to create cloth, Japanese hand washes, and American workman's heritage. By combining it all together it produces one blue jean with the synergy of all the original cultures.

For more information please visit http://fourthofnovember.com

About StockX

StockX is the world's first online consumer "stock market of things" for high-demand, limited edition products. Participants buy and sell authenticated products in a live marketplace where they anonymously trade with stock market-like visibility. The StockX exchange offers buyers and sellers historical price and volume metrics, real-time bids and offers (asks), time-stamped trades, individualized portfolio tracking and metrics, as well as in-depth market analysis and news. StockX launched its inaugural marketplace in the secondary sneaker space with plans to expand to additional consumer product segments that have a natural need for a live secondary market.

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