• 12 Jan 2015

    Matomy Media Group January 2015 Trading Update

    Matomy Media Group Ltd. (LSE:MTMY) is pleased to confirm that since its last trading update published on 26 November 2014, Matomy continues to perform strongly, with record results recorded in December 2014, both in terms of EBITDA and Group revenue. As such, Matomy is providing the following interim updates regarding key progress across the Group since its last trading update:Strengthening of Strategic Growth Activities In line with its stated strategy, Matomy continues to strengthen its identified strategic activities of mobile, video and social media advertising, which remain its main growth engines, with all showing particularly good progress, along with the addition of new mobile video advertising capabilities.Successful Integration of Mobile Ad Platform MobFox Matomy is also pleased to confirm that it has successfully completed the initial integration of mobile ad platform MobFox following its acquisition announced on 28 October 2014.Board’s Expectations for FY2014 Results The Matomy Board’s full expectation is that revenue and EBIDTA for the full year 2014 will be in line with market expectations, with revenues expected to be in the range of $253 million – $255 million on a pro-forma* basis, and EBITDA expected in the range of $23.7 million – $24.0 million, also on a pro-forma* basis.  Proposed Appointment of New Board Member   Matomy is also delighted to announce the proposed appointment of Rishad Tobaccowala, Publicis Groupe Chief Strategy Officer, to Matomy’s Board, following Publicis Groupe’s recent strategic investment in Matomy. The appointment is expected to take place by the end of January. Matomy Media Group Ltd. (LSE:MTMY) is one of the world's leading digital performance-based advertising companies. Working across Web, social media and mobile platforms, Matomy offers advertisers, media partners and publishers a range of opportunities to generate risk-free performance-based results, delivering quality, scale and speed by providing a single gateway to all digital media channels. Matomy's marketing solutions include: a display ad network; mobile, social and video advertising; email marketing; search marketing and search engine optimization; a virtual currency platform; and domain monetisation.
    For more information:www.Matomy.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/MatomyMediaGroup Follow us on Twitter: @MatomyGroup LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/matomy-media-group 

  • 12 Jan 2015

    RR Media to Present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference

    RR Media (NASDAQ: RRST), a leading provider of globaldigital media services to the broadcast industry, announced today Avi Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, and ShmulikKoren, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the 17th Annual Needham Growth Conference. The conference will beheld on January 13-15, 2015 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City.for 1:30 p.m. ET on January 14, 2015 in Kennedy 1, fourth floor. The webcast of the presentation will be archived for90 days and may be accessed at: http://wsw.com/webcast/needham69/rrst 
    RR Media management will be available during the conference for one-on-one meetings. Please contact yourNeedham salesperson or Miri Segal of Hayden/ MS-IR to schedule a meeting.

  • 04 Nov 2014

    RR Media Reports Record Revenues of $33.1 Million for the Third Quarter 2014; Up 8.2% Year-Over-Year

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        Quarterly Gross and Operating Margins Improve Sequentially; Management Reiterates Full-Year Revenue Guidance
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        Featuring over 10,000 certified software professionals worldwide, Zend Certifications have become the acknowledged industry standard enabling developers, and software development organizations, to demonstrate mastery of their PHP skills. Zend Certifications are built to American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards.

        The Zend Framework 2 Certified Architect exam was developed by an expert advisory board led by Zend Framework’s Project Lead, Matthew Weier O'Phinney, and a team of Zend Framework 2 contributors, developer community leaders and engineers with practical experience building real-world applications.
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        Nov 13, 2013 (Menafn - M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) --RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd RRST, a provider of comprehensive digital content management and global content distribution services to the broadcasting industry, on Tuesday reported GAAP net income of USD1.1m, or USD0.06 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2013, ended 30 September 2013.

      • Viola Private Equity Acquires control of Gaon Holdings

        Viola invested NIS 70 million and became the Company’s largest shareholder (57%).

        Within the framework of the deal, Viola also received options which, when realized, will bring Viola’s holdings in the Company to 68.5%. The realization of the options will inject additional cash into the Company in the future.

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      Viola Private Equity I – $164M
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      Expansion phase
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      Scalable management team
      Existing business model with a path to profitability

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