VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 26, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- WOW Unlimited Media Inc. (TSXV:WOW.A) (TSXV:WOW.B) (the "Company" or "WOW") is pleased to announce that it expects revenue for its fourth quarter of 2017 to be approximately $15 million to $17 million (revenue in the third quarter of 2017 was $10 million), which would result in fiscal 2017 revenue of approximately $42 million to $44 million. The Company intends to release its audited 2017 year end results before the end of April, 2017, in accordance with regulatory requirements. In addition, the Company anticipates that revenue for its first quarter of 2018 will exceed $11 million, which will represent an increase of greater than 90% over the same period during the previous year. All estimates are in Canadian dollars and calculated under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
WOW ascribes the increased revenue to (i) continued growth of the popularity of the Company’s YouTube Animation Network which crossed one billion monthly views during October 2017, and (ii) higher production activity at both its Rainmaker Studios and Frederator Studios with titles such as Castlevania, Spy Kids: Mission Critical, Barbie’s Dream House and Reboot: The Guardian Code.
About WOW Unlimited Media Inc.
WOW Unlimited Media Inc. is creating a leading next-generation kids and youth animation business by focusing on digital platforms and content. The company's key assets include: the world's No. 1 digital animation network, Frederator Networks, which consists of an animation production company, Frederator Studios, as well as VOD channels on digital platforms; and one of Canada's largest, multifaceted animation production studios, Rainmaker Entertainment, which consists of Mainframe Studios that produces CGI animated television series, and Rainmaker Studios that produces long-form animated features.
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Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties, or a risk that is not currently known to us materialize, or should assumptions underlying those forward-looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release and we do not intend, and do not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable securities laws. Investors are cautioned that forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently uncertain. Accordingly, investors are cautioned not to put undue reliance on forward-looking statements.
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For further information: Website: www.wowunlimited.co Contact: Lowell Hall Tel: (416) 887-1636 Email: Lowell@irelandandhall.com