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Pazoo Joins Forces With Award Winning Fitness Distributor Acacia

Besides being one of the top selling DVD lines at specialty retail, the brand also includes the Acacia Catalog- one of the largest consumer catalogs in this space with a circulation of more than 9 million. Pazoo will feature clips from a variety of Acacia's acclaimed instructors, including TV star and bestselling author Bethenny Frankel, the number one diet and fitness website SparkPeople, exhale spa's bestselling Core Fusion series, Leah Sarago's popular Ballet Body series, top healthy living brand Canyon Ranch, The Doctor's co-host Dr. Lisa, yoga superstar Shiva Rea, master kettlebell instructor Paul Katami, Arthritis Rx creator Dr. Vijay Vad, as well as Desiree Rumbaugh's Yoga to the Rescue series, and Andrea Metcalf's Quick Fit, featuring 30 five-minute workouts. RLJ Entertainment, founded by Robert L. Johnson, founder of Black Entertainment Television and The RLJ Companies, is a leading creator, owner and distributor of media content across digital, broadcast and physical platforms. RLJ Entertainment leverages its branding expertise, access to content and direct to consumer skills to optimize the value of its programs for distinct audiences. <br>Source:

Lions Gate income, revenue rise on home entertainment, television

Completed re-financing of $1.4 billion Credit Facility at favorable terms and extended maturity date to May 2020. Declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per share (paid on July 1st, 2013). "We are pleased with our first half results particularly in light of a challenging second quarter due to the unfavorable timing of Easter and adverse weather conditions at many of our parks," Jim Atchison, President and CEO of SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc. said. "With the strength of our business model, the ongoing benefits of our pricing and yield management efforts, and strong operational execution, we remain on track to end the year within our previously disclosed Adjusted EBITDA guidance range of $430 to $440 million." Year to Date Results During the first half of 2013, the Company generated record total revenue of $649.9 million, an increase of $11.6 million, or 2%, over the same period in 2012. Adjusted EBITDA in the first six months of 2013was $138.1 million, an increase of $3.9 million, or 3%, over the first half of 2012. The Company reported a net loss for the first six months of 2013 of $56.2 million, or $(0.66) per diluted share. Adjusted Net Loss[1] was $2.7 million, or $(0.03) per diluted share, in the first half of 2013. In the prior year period, the Company had incurred a net loss of $6.0 million, or $(0.07) per diluted share. Adjusted Free Cash Flow was $56.0 million, an increase of $30.8 million compared to the first six months of 2012. The increase in total revenue during the first six months of 2013 was driven by a total revenue per capita increase of 8% from $59.84 in the first half of 2012 to $64.59 in the first half of 2013, partially offset by the impact of lower total attendance. Admission per capita (defined as admission revenue divided by total attendance) increased by 10% from $36.78 to $40.49 in the first half of 2012, primarily as a result of pricing and yield management strategies, while in-park per capita spending (defined as food, merchandise, and other revenue divided by total attendance) increased by 5% from $23.06 to $24.10 due to targeted price increases along with increased penetration and in-park offerings. Attendance for first half of 2013 declined by 6% compared to the same period in 2012 from approximately 10.7 to 10.1 million guests. The most significant portion of the decline was an expected result of new pricing and yield management strategies, which reduced attendance but increased total revenue per capita. The next largest portion of the decline was a result of unexpected adverse weather conditions at the Company's Florida and Virginia parks during the second quarter and at all but one of the Company's park locations in the month of June. The remainder of the decline was a result of the unfavorable timing of Easter on March 31st which caused an overlap with the spring break holiday period for schools in many of the Company's key markets. <br>Source:

Network Entertainment Announces Development Agreement with Alert Disaster Control

i-Table Blackjack now features a bill validator, a printer for all cash-outs and the ability to interface with an operator's Slot Accounting System ("SAS") to provide financial metrics and produce tickets. Utility Products SHFL's newest card shuffler, the DeckMate 2 for poker, will be on prominent display at AGE and greatly improves upon its predecessor, the DeckMate, with an impressive shuffle time of 22 seconds and takes game security to a new level with SHFL's proven card recognition technology. Additionally, the DeckMate 2 features an innovative new shuffling method, an on-board timer, and a remote touchscreen display. Also new to SHFL's utility lineup, the ChipStar roulette chip-sorting machine offers state-of-the-art technology to deliver an exceptionally smooth, efficient, and accurate chip sorting process. Other utility offerings include the MD3 baccarat and blackjack shuffler and the one2six single- and multi-deck continuous shuffler. Proprietary Table Games Completing SHFL's AGE product showcase are several exciting new table game offerings. <br>Source:

Entertainment books are great bargains

ALERT and its teams of specialists / engineers have successfully responded to global emergencies from the West Texas Panhandle to the Canadian Arctic, the Sahara Desert to the tropical rain forests of Sumatra, the North Atlantic, South Atlantic, Arabian / Persian Gulf and the South China Sea. "We welcome the opportunity to work together with Network to provide the worldwide television audience with a first-hand look at the specialized work undertaken by our personnel. Of equal, if not greater importance, is the opportunity afforded us in presenting the audience with an understanding of the continual commitment and corresponding achievements made by the petroleum industry while meeting increasing global energy demands in ever more hostile and challenging environments", said ALERT CEO Mike Allcorn. "The world-class quality of Network's productions convinced us that we could trust them to convey the intricacies of what we do on a daily basis while serving global industries and their related operations around the world in a competent manner." "The dedication of Mike and his crew in the face of extreme dangers from a multitude of sources truly inspired us", added Derik Murray, CEO of Network. "We are committed to depicting their adventures in an authentic and entertaining fashion that will give viewers a never before seen look into this critical and compelling profession." About Alert Disaster Control (ALERT) ALERT is an international Emergency Response and Integrated Risk Management Solutions Service Company. The Company's operations encompass the provision of oil well firefighting and blowout control; well control / relief well engineering and project management; marine and industrial firefighting; hazardous material control; integrated risk management; safety, survival and technical training; toxic environment protection; firefighting equipment manufacturing, high performance foam and safety products sales. The Company serves the aeronautical, aviation, chemical, construction, marine, medical, military, mining, offshore, petroleum exploration and production, petrochemical, power and transportation industries, worldwide. <br>Source:

SHFL entertainment Ready for 2013 Australasian Gaming Expo With Impressive Range of Products

There is something in the book for everybody. Many times local schools sell Entertainment books as a fundraiser. The books differ in price depending on where you live, but the book more than pays for itself. If you redeem only a few of the discounts contained within the book, then it is well worth buying the book, which is relatively inexpensive. Also, when you purchase a book from the local school, you are helping the school raise money for supplies and equipment. <br>Source:

Entertainment Fix - August 13

Lions Gate's fiscal years end March 31, making the quarter ending June 30 the company's first of its 2014 fiscal year. The company's motion picture business segment, which includes home entertainment and international operations, posted revenue of $438.6 million -- an increase of 8% over the same quarter a year ago. VIDEO: Upcoming summer films The studio was helped by the success of Now You See Me, a surprise hit that has external link grossed $233 million worldwide. Though Lions Gate didn't benefit from a film the size of "Hunger Games" hitting movie theaters, the company said its home entertainment segment was buoyed by films including "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2," "Warm Bodies" and "The Impossible," among others. Home entertainment revenue -- including motion pictures and television -- was up 16% to$169.4 million. <br>Source:,0,5374911.story

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