Toronto's AMG Unveils Strategy Refresh, Eyes Production Growth in Television & Film

Donald by Donald Hood

Published Sun, Feb 10th 2019, 12:05 | Entertainment

(1888 PressRelease) The Canadian media company, led by producer Mark S. Berry, posts its latest acquisitions. Music and film media indie AMG on Wednesday unveiled a strategy refresh including plans to grow its feature film & television businesses. AMG Chairman Mark Berry has been leading the company since 1998.  "In the future, we'll focus on three key areas — strengthening the integrated producer broadcaster [business model of operating networks and the AMG-TV Studios TV production business], growing Canadian and global production, and creating a scaled direct-to-consumer business" Berry said. Berry further detailed AMG’s goals in those three core focus areas, saying: "AMG will be more than TV — it will be a structurally sound integrated producer broadcaster where our ambition is to maintain total viewing and increase total advertising revenue; it will be a growing and profitable content business, which drives returns; and it will create value by developing and nurturing strong direct film & television relationships, whereby digital broadcasters want to spend money on a range of content and experiences with the trusted AMG brand."  Berry said that AMG sees an opportunity to build a new subscription VOD service in Canada, potentially with partners, as part of its focus on its direct-to-consumer relationships through AMG-TV. “Television is changing as over-the-air, cable and OTT all come together into a more seamless viewing experience for consumers,” said Duane Farley, EVP of AMG. “With national reach and scale, the AMG-TV networks represent valuable real estate, consistent with our strategy to remain a leader in the evolving television landscape.” AMG will in 2019 invest heavily across its businesses in the new strategy as part of a three-year plan. "Which we will achieve without impacting the culture and creative and commercial strength of the businesses."  It also unveiled targets for the new strategy's revenue benefits over a three-year period, including "AMG-TV share of viewing anticipates a wide range audience with outstanding contributions from Sizzlin’ Cooking Show and Backstage Kitchen" said Berry.  About Streamnet: would like to compete with Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV, YouTube, & Amazon Prime. Hundreds of Channels will be available to consumers in HD, 4K, 8K, Virtual Reality, & 3D. Plus Live TV Channels from major Networks and over 100 Music Channels. StreamNetTv intends to be the first streaming service to offer Pay Per Events featuring superstar artists Live in Concert. Revenue sharing deals will be offered to movie studios and top film companies. Our Streaming Media Pay-Per-View Platform is currently live. Video content will be available for consumers to stream on over 400 mobile devices. Subscribers will be at the front line as our Ultra High Definition standard. CEO Darryl Payne says, "This is truly the beginning as we will present consumer subscribers an All-In Package. We intend to be the first streaming company to offer live broadcast TV in real time, along with video on demand, over 100 music channels, live concerts by superstar recording artists, gaming, reality shows, movies, sports and various additional entertainment options. I plan to present alternative niche content not offered by Netflix and Amazon Prime. We are currently scheduled to engage in negotiations for exclusive sports programming on a global basis. Millions of subscribers are expected to become paying members of our streaming services." Darryl Payne has a career spanning 42 years as a music producer and label owner. He has accumulated an extensive library of more than 40,000 masters and television shows featuring the world's biggest entertainers. Mr. Payne's produced concerts are recognized around the world. His catalogs are used by music companies and television networks reaching into millions of homes. Warner Brothers, Sony/BMG, EMI and Virgin have released music produced by Darryl, and he was awarded various Gold Records for productions involving many artists. Ten years ago, he created the Legends Of Classic Soul featuring many iconic soul legends including Dennis Edwards Temptations Review, The Whispers, The Four Tops, The Dells, The Dramatics, The Manhattans, The Chi-lites and many more. StreamNet, Inc. was granted Qualification by the SEC to offer 3.6M shares at $ 5.00 per share. Our goal is to commence trading on Nasdaq in 2018. MEDIA CONTACT: Phone: 702-721-9915 Email:info ( @ ) streamnettvinvestors dot com About Mark S. Berry & AMG: AMG is a leading Toronto-based entertainment & media company with an unparalleled client list of artists and content creators across film, television, music and digital media. Led by an experienced and innovative management team, AMG was formed in 1998 by international record producer, engineer & mixer Mark S. Berry and operates under his leadership as Chairman. Berry, whose extensive production, engineering & re-mixing talents has earned him 36 international gold & platinum records for such notable Grammy & Juno nominated musical icons as, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Yes, Boy George, Billy Idol, Kool & The Gang, Cameo, Carly Simon, Joan Jett & many, many more. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in NYC, LA, Hong Kong, Seoul & Beijing.  Since its founding, AMG Visuals has executive produced, financed or distributed several movies, including Drake: Homecoming and the upcoming Jeff Healey Band documentary; and has almost an equal amount in development, under production, or completed but not yet released.  Through its partner companies, including award-winning global creative music supervision agency AttackTrax, AMG also provides clients with unique music advertising, music brand integration and marketing opportunities across traditional, social media, mobile, film, television and gaming platforms. Already the owner of an extensive music publishing catalogue in affiliation with BMG Music, AMG's mission is to target potential acquisitions in the music, film & television industries ranging from independent record labels, artists, writers, DVD, feature length films, extreme sports content to purchases in the music publishing sector. AMG's focus is music distribution through its deal with Universal Music Group Distribution, the insertions of music into international feature film & television, as well as the development of reality based and documentary television programming. About AttackTrax: AttackTrax is one of the world's leading providers of 100% pre-cleared production music in all media. AttackTrax is committed to quality and offers 10,000+ tracks of music in all genres from world renowned music publishing catalogues. Previous AttackTrax insertions have included Making of The Matrix Reloaded, Coach Carter, Urban Legend, Harvard Man, Dawsons Creek, Roswell, MTV, Viacom, VH1 and many more including major sports programs internationally. The website has been designed as a state-of-the-art, automated, online customer experience and decision engine that functions on all platforms and complements an already world-class AttackTrax brand.  For more information, please visit: MEDIA CONTACT: Duane Farley, (416) 340-9111 duane ( @ ) theamgcorp dot com