Digital Streaming is Booming – This Small Nasdaq Company Could Become a Global Powerhouse for Content

The demand for digital content has reached a fever pitch and providers are clamoring for new, quality product. Liquid Media Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: YVR) has positioned itself with all the right elements to cash in on this phenomenon.

Streaming Content: Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney have decimated the cable companies with their streaming on demand content. Streaming is the fastest growing segment in the entertainment distribution industry and will continue to dominate and expand by multiples in the next 5 years. TV and Movie viewers are demanding more and more content as their appetite seems to be insatiable. Networks are constantly struggling to produce more content just to keep up with demand.

Video Games: The Video Gaming business now is bigger than the movie and music business – Movie at $41.7 billion & music at $19.1 billion in 2018. In 2020 the gaming industry is slated to do $165 billion in sales. Forbes stated that the Video gaming industry is on path to do $300 billion by 2025.

Our focus here is Liquid Media Group (NASDAQ: YVR), who by no accident are in both of these industries. Not only are they in the two hottest sectors in entertainment but they are thriving using cutting edge technology and innovation. Let’s go over what they are doing that is so exciting:

  1. Slipstream. This is their Netflix for outdoor adventure entertainment (www.watchslipstream.com) with over 300 adventure films and growing rapidly. The service costs $4.99 a month.
  2. Reelhouse. This is their Netflix for independent film (www.reelhouse.org). Reelhouse gives filmmakers a platform to distribute and monetize their films. Reelhouse’s distribution platform connects viewers and creators directly, unlocking unprecedented film experiences.
  3. Waterproof Studios. This is their digital studio (www.waterproofstudios.com) that some of the worlds biggest gaming companies use to produce their video games. To name a few games and studios: Mortal Combat, Clone Wars, Gears of War, Warner Brothers, EA Sports, Sony, Sega and Obisoft. Specializing in computer-generated production, Waterproof is a full-service operation, providing VFX and animation for the gaming industry, traditional film and TV studios, distributors, broadcasters and other streaming service providers. Our collaborative efforts allow innovative content creation across platforms and industries.
  4. Ancient Aliens video game. This is their hit video game with over 1,000,000 million downloads on iOS and Android. www.history.com/ancient-aliens-the-game

The Liquid Media Group team of world-class Hollywood talent.

Chairman Joshua Jackson heads the management team of Liquid Media Group. 

Joshua Jackson & Daniel Cruz

Television star Joshua Jackson, famous for roles going back as far as the 1990s TV hit Dawn’s Creek, signed on as chairman of Liquid Media Group. His business partner and long-time friend, Daniel Cruz, serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. (8)

Jackson, the face and core of the company, brings instant recognition to Liquid Media Group. He is a highly recognizable Hollywood actor, producer, and director with more than 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, meaning he knows firsthand what people want. He has also performed on Broadway and the West End.

Jackson’s friend Cruz is the other piece of the puzzle. Cruz was one of the youngest Senior Investment Advisors at Canaccord Financial Inc. in 2006. Now he is applying his experience in securities and capital markets to grow the entertainment industry. The team also includes other experienced players with a depth and knowledge in their respective areas: (9) President Charlie Brezer is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of management and leadership experience.

Stephen Jackson is an independent director for Liquid Media Group who also serves as corporate counsel for Northland Properties. Jackson advices the group on a range of corporate, real estate, labor, and commercial matters. He also has served as a director for public companies in Canada and the United States.

Nancy Basi, also an independent director, brings more than 25 years of experience in film, TV, gaming, VFX, animation, and Virtual Reality to Liquid Media. Basi understands all aspects of production and studio operations.

Beyond the core group, the company enjoys the benefits of a word-class entertainment industry Advisory Board members Wilson J. Tang (acclaimed digital entertainment veteran), Andrew Kaplan (capital markets strategist) and Michael Doyle (a 20-year veteran of the video game industry and former head of 20th Century Fox Interactive). (10)

Each of these individuals brings decades of industry expertise and a sincere passion to see the company advance into a major integrated studio.

The Liquid Media Group as of August 2020 had over $2,000,000 in cash and over $13 million in assets.

Source: Sedar

Stay-At Home and Cutting the Cable

While the trend away from tradition cable networks and broadcast tv was well underway, the global pandemic may be the tipping point. Overnight, the whole world found itself locked away and home and seeking entertainment nearly 12 hours a day. This pushed the limits of streaming and led the major providers to shift their strategies. Virtually every major studio launched or is launching its own streaming service. By 2021 the need for content will be overwhelming.

Since Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have proven the streaming model (also enjoying record revenues, subscriber growth and profits over the past several quarters), the vote is in. It’s clear that streaming is the way forward and we, as an audience, are never going back to the way things were.

Quick side note before we continue – Sometimes we stumble across companies like this that are extremely undervalued, which is good news for all of us – According to information we found at The Wall Street Journal, one analyst’s opinion has pegged a target price for Liquid Media Group, Ltd. of $22.00/shareCLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS INFORMATION

Liquid Media Group Emerging as a Powerhouse

Today, Liquid Media Group bills itself as a studio for all platforms. The firm is leveraging its ability to empower storytellers to produce, distribute, and monetize content across a variety of platforms. The firm is part of a network of studios and very importantly offers access to co-financing opportunities through equity markets in the U.S. As mentioned, it’s the only pure play integrated Canadian studio to do so.

Liquid Media Operates in three primary areas:  Digital Content, Production and Gaming. While none of these segments takes an obvious lead, they all work together in the Liquid Media model. At their core, they share similar talents, technologies and vision. Indeed, the likes of Marvel Studios and have shown that ideation, production and distribution cut across lines in the modern studio.

Liquid Media Group’s Waterproof Studios has been creating cutting-edge imagery for more than a decade. Waterproof offers VFX and animation for the video game industry, traditional film and TV studios, distributors, and other streaming providers. For those hoping to produce content, Waterproof offers help with everything from creative development to the creation of marketing materials. (1)

Consider that in 2017-18, $3.6 billion worth of screen-based shows were shot in British Columbia. That was up 21% over a year earlier and now outranks Toronto, Canada’s second largest film hub. (2)

Action Films & Independent Movies are the Stars While Gaming Adds Value

Liquid Media Group offers three different consumer models ­– Video on Demand (VOD); Subscription VOD (SVOD); and Electric Sell-Through (EST) ­– as well as unique content. Hulu harnesses old TV shows. Netflix leverages original content and movies. Liquid Media has found several unique niches to fill.

Acquired in February 2020, Reelhouse is Liquid Media’s online video community that provides filmmakers with complete control to distribute content directly to viewers. Reelhouse lets filmmakers access tools to help with raising money and showcasing their features in order to engage potential viewers.

The platform lets the film’s creator bundle merchandising, interactive components, and extras along with the movies. Fans appreciate that the platform allows them to watch alongside the filmmaker or engage in a live chat with the cast. (3)

Slipstream offers hundreds of action sports films. Liquid Media bills it as the Netflix for outdoor adventure films. In exchange for $4.99 a month, subscribers can view 350+ films about surfing, snow sports, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, and running as well as environmental documentaries. (4)

Gaming is the third part of the company’s offering and that has been executed by a well thought out strategy to acquire significant IP and work with partners in publishing, distribution and platforms.

Actor and Comedian Jimmy O Yang shows off his Polycade video console at his home in Los Angeles


Feature Company

Liquid Media Groupliquidmediagroup.co
Symbol: NASDAQ: YVR
Market Cap.: ~$19 million


A Smart Roll Up of Quality Projects

Joshua Jackson and the team behind Liquid Media Group have been on a mission over the past year to up their game and create a truly integrated studio with valuable properties and partners. That has resulted in some amazing collaborations. Here are some highlights:

Animation and Virtual Reality

Partner: YDX Corp. – YDX will bring their expertise to content selection and creation, to develop a growing pipeline of VR films and experiences for Reelhouse VR. Through the expanded partnership, and using many of the most popular headsets, Liquid expects to make a growing selection of VR films available for consumers to experience.

Partner:  Arcana Studios – This latest growth to the Reelhouse content library comes via a partnership with Arcana Studio, an entertainment company founded by Sean O’Reilly in 2004. It brings the addition of content to the Reelhouse Animation Playlist, the Company’s Video on Demand (“VOD”) service focusing on beautifully crafted animated stories.

Streaming

Partnership: Invoke and Arkitek/Creative – Liquid Media joined with Invoke and Arkitek/Creative, to drive the transformation of its streaming platform. Notably, Invoke created Hootsuite, the industry-changing social media management platform, which is now used by over 800 Fortune 1000 companies, has a current user base upwards of 15 million and an estimated valuation of USD $1-billion.

Gaming

Partnership: Polycade – A partnership with Tyler Bushnell’s Polycade, the connected arcade platform invented by the son of Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell, which enables retro enthusiasts to play classic games in the 21st century. (5)

Through this innovative device, gamers find themselves trying new independent offerings one minute, enjoying the most graphics-intensive game next, and playing retro classics an hour later. All of Liquid’s retro gaming titles will be made available for the Polycade Game Store launching this fall. With 2.5 billion gamers around the globe, this is a significant offering.

Partnership: Throwback Entertainment – In October 2020, the firm acquired retro games Kwirk, Dirt Trax FX, Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy, and BlowOut. The games rolled out on Xbox and Steam. To make these titles rapidly available for gamers around the globe, Liquid has joined forces with Throwback Entertainment Inc. as publisher, expanding the existing relationship between the two companies. (6)

Partnership: A+E Networks – Liquid Media has partnered with A+E for the launch of a new chapter of its hugely popular Ancient Aliens® mobile game. As announced in April 2019, the current Ancient Aliens® game has over one million downloads to date and in-app revenues exceeding CAD$1 million.

Behind-the Scenes Talent Shines

Chairman Joshua Jackson heads the management team of Liquid Media Group.

Television star Joshua Jackson, famous for roles going back as far as the 1990s TV hit Dawn’s Creek, signed on as chairman of Liquid Media Group. His business partner and longtime friend, Daniel Cruz, serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. (8)

Jackson, the face and core of the company, brings instant recognition to Liquid Media Group. He is a highly recognizable Hollywood actor, producer, and director with more than 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, meaning he knows firsthand what people want. He has also performed on Broadway and the West End.

Jackson’s friend Cruz is the other piece of the puzzle. Cruz was one of the youngest Senior Investment Advisors at Canaccord Financial Inc. in 2006. Now he is applying his experience in securities and capital markets to grow the entertainment industry.

The team also includes other experienced players with a depth and knowledge in their respective areas: (9)  

President Charlie Brezer is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of management and leadership experience.

Stephen Jackson is an independent director for Liquid Media Group who also serves as corporate counsel for Northland Properties. Jackson advices the group on a range of corporate, real estate, labor, and commercial matters. He also has served as a director for public companies in Canada and the United States.

Nancy Basi, also an independent director, brings more than 25 years of experience in film, TV, gaming, VFX, animation, and Virtual Reality to Liquid Media. Basi understands all aspects of production and studio operations.

Beyond the core group, the company enjoys the benefits of a word-class entertainment industry Advisory Board members Wilson J. Tang (acclaimed digital entertainment veteran), Andrew Kaplan (capital markets strategist) and Michael Doyle (a 20-year veteran of the video game industry and former head of 20th Century Fox Interactive). (10)

Each of these individuals brings decades of industry expertise and a sincere passion to see the company advance into a major integrated studio.

Will the Demand for Content Dim When the Pandemic Fades?

It’s not surprising that streaming services thrived as the global pandemic forced entertainment venues to close. When that happened, subscription streaming services boomed, becoming mainstream. Even when in-person entertainment venues re-open, industry experts predict streaming services will remain popular.

For example, by the end of 2020, about 3.5 billion smartphones will be in our hands. We know people will turn to those tiny pocket televisions for entertainment throughout the day. We also know that its new content that will keep people tuning in. (11)


Seven Smart Reasons to Get in on Liquid Media Group Right Now

  1. Digital streaming and gaming Industry is booming and expanding due to the global pandemic
  2. Increased bandwidth including the delivery of global 5G will create an even greater need for online streaming and new content.
  3. Liquid Media is highly respected for its capabilities in content, physical production and connectivity
  4. The company is rolling up partners and growing its IP to include revenue positive companies and valuable future properties in all segments
  5. Management is made up of leading entertainment, gaming, and content industry professionals who understand the industry
  6. The company is located in “Hollywood North” with ready access to top-tier talent and industry professionals
  7. Liquid Media Group is the only Hollywood North entertainment studio listed on NASDAQ offering a pure-play, digital streaming studio

The Editors
USA News Group


SOURCES:

  1. https://www.liquidmediagroup.co/our-services/production-services/waterproof-studios/
  2. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/in-boom-times-for-vancouver-film-industry-players-bet-on-bigger-boost-from-video-streaming
  3.  https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/05/21/2037217/0/en/Liquid-Media-Brings-Filmmakers-and-Audiences-Together-Via-ReelhouseLIVE.html
  4. https://broadcastdialogue.com/liquid-media-group-has-announced-that-its-acquired-streaming-platform-reelhouse/
  5. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/26/2114213/0/en/Liquid-Media-Commercializes-Four-Retro-Games-Inks-New-Publishing-Deal-With-Throwback-Entertainment.html
  6. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/26/2114213/0/en/Liquid-Media-Commercializes-Four-Retro-Games-Inks-New-Publishing-Deal-With-Throwback-Entertainment.html
  7. https://www.t3.com/us/amp/news/atari-vcs-console-and-pc-2020
  8. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/in-boom-times-for-vancouver-film-industry-players-bet-on-bigger-boost-from-video-streaming
  9. https://www.liquidmediagroup.co/about/our-team/
  10. https://www.liquidmediagroup.co/about/advisory-board/
  11. https://www.latana.com/post/streaming-services-covid

The demand for digital content has reached a fever pitch and providers are clamoring for new, quality product. Liquid Media Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: YVR) has positioned itself with all the right elements to cash in on this phenomenon.

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney have decimated the cable companies with their streaming on demand content. Streaming is the fastest growing segment in the entertainment distribution industry and will continue to dominate and expand by multiples in the next 5 years. TV and Movie viewers are demanding more and more content as their appetite seems to be insatiable. Networks are constantly struggling to produce more content just to keep up with demand.

The Video Gaming business now is bigger than the movie and music business – Movie at $41.7 billion & music at $19.1 billion in 2018. In 2020 the gaming industry is slated to do $165 billion in sales. Forbes stated that the Video gaming industry is on path to do $300 billion by 2025.

Our focus here is Liquid Media Group (NASDAQ: YVR), who by no accident are in both of these industries. Not only are they in the two hottest sectors in entertainment but they are thriving using cutting edge technology and innovation. Let’s go over what they are doing that is so exciting:

  1. Slipstream. This is their Netflix for outdoor adventure entertainment (www.watchslipstream.com) with over 300 adventure films and growing rapidly. The service costs $4.99 a month.
  2. Reelhouse. This is their Netflix for independent film (www.reelhouse.org). Reelhouse gives filmmakers a platform to distribute and monetize their films. Reelhouse’s distribution platform connects viewers and creators directly, unlocking unprecedented film experiences.
  3. Waterproof Studios. This is their digital studio (www.waterproofstudios.com) that some of the worlds biggest gaming companies use to produce their video games. To name a few games and studios: Mortal Combat, Clone Wars, Gears of War, Warner Brothers, EA Sports, Sony, Sega and Obisoft. Specializing in computer-generated production, Waterproof is a full-service operation, providing VFX and animation for the gaming industry, traditional film and TV studios, distributors, broadcasters and other streaming service providers. Our collaborative efforts allow innovative content creation across platforms and industries.
  4. Ancient Aliens video game. This is their hit video game with over 1,000,000 million downloads on iOS and Android. www.history.com/ancient-aliens-the-game

The Liquid Media Group team of world-class Hollywood talent.

Chairman Joshua Jackson heads the management team of Liquid Media Group. 

Joshua Jackson & Daniel Cruz

Television star Joshua Jackson, famous for roles going back as far as the 1990s TV hit Dawn’s Creek, signed on as chairman of Liquid Media Group. His business partner and long-time friend, Daniel Cruz, serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. (8)

Jackson, the face and core of the company, brings instant recognition to Liquid Media Group. He is a highly recognizable Hollywood actor, producer, and director with more than 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, meaning he knows firsthand what people want. He has also performed on Broadway and the West End.

Jackson’s friend Cruz is the other piece of the puzzle. Cruz was one of the youngest Senior Investment Advisors at Canaccord Financial Inc. in 2006. Now he is applying his experience in securities and capital markets to grow the entertainment industry. The team also includes other experienced players with a depth and knowledge in their respective areas: (9) President Charlie Brezer is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of management and leadership experience.

Stephen Jackson is an independent director for Liquid Media Group who also serves as corporate counsel for Northland Properties. Jackson advices the group on a range of corporate, real estate, labor, and commercial matters. He also has served as a director for public companies in Canada and the United States.

Nancy Basi, also an independent director, brings more than 25 years of experience in film, TV, gaming, VFX, animation, and Virtual Reality to Liquid Media. Basi understands all aspects of production and studio operations.

Beyond the core group, the company enjoys the benefits of a word-class entertainment industry Advisory Board members Wilson J. Tang (acclaimed digital entertainment veteran), Andrew Kaplan (capital markets strategist) and Michael Doyle (a 20-year veteran of the video game industry and former head of 20th Century Fox Interactive). (10)

Each of these individuals brings decades of industry expertise and a sincere passion to see the company advance into a major integrated studio.

The Liquid Media Group as of August 2020 had over $2,000,000 in cash and over $13 million in assets.

Stay-At Home and Cutting the Cable

While the trend away from tradition cable networks and broadcast tv was well underway, the global pandemic may be the tipping point. Overnight, the whole world found itself locked away and home and seeking entertainment nearly 12 hours a day. This pushed the limits of streaming and led the major providers to shift their strategies. Virtually every major studio launched or is launching its own streaming service. By 2021 the need for content will be overwhelming.

Since Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have proven the streaming model (also enjoying record revenues, subscriber growth and profits over the past several quarters), the vote is in. It’s clear that streaming is the way forward and we, as an audience, are never going back to the way things were.

Quick side note before we continue – Sometimes we stumble across companies like this that are extremely undervalued, which is good news for all of us – According to information we found at The Wall Street Journal, one analyst’s opinion has pegged a target price for Liquid Media Group, Ltd. of $22.00/shareCLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS INFORMATION

Liquid Media Group Emerging as a Powerhouse

Today, Liquid Media Group bills itself as a studio for all platforms. The firm is leveraging its ability to empower storytellers to produce, distribute, and monetize content across a variety of platforms. The firm is part of a network of studios and very importantly offers access to co-financing opportunities through equity markets in the U.S. As mentioned, it’s the only pure play integrated Canadian studio to do so.

Liquid Media Operates in three primary areas:  Digital Content, Production and Gaming. While none of these segments takes an obvious lead, they all work together in the Liquid Media model. At their core, they share similar talents, technologies and vision. Indeed, the likes of Marvel Studios and have shown that ideation, production and distribution cut across lines in the modern studio.

Liquid Media Group’s Waterproof Studios has been creating cutting-edge imagery for more than a decade. Waterproof offers VFX and animation for the video game industry, traditional film and TV studios, distributors, and other streaming providers. For those hoping to produce content, Waterproof offers help with everything from creative development to the creation of marketing materials. (1)

Consider that in 2017-18, $3.6 billion worth of screen-based shows were shot in British Columbia. That was up 21% over a year earlier and now outranks Toronto, Canada’s second largest film hub. (2)

Action Films & Independent Movies are the Stars While Gaming Adds Value

Liquid Media Group offers three different consumer models ­– Video on Demand (VOD); Subscription VOD (SVOD); and Electric Sell-Through (EST) ­– as well as unique content. Hulu harnesses old TV shows. Netflix leverages original content and movies. Liquid Media has found several unique niches to fill.

Acquired in February 2020, Reelhouse is Liquid Media’s online video community that provides filmmakers with complete control to distribute content directly to viewers. Reelhouse lets filmmakers access tools to help with raising money and showcasing their features in order to engage potential viewers.

The platform lets the film’s creator bundle merchandising, interactive components, and extras along with the movies. Fans appreciate that the platform allows them to watch alongside the filmmaker or engage in a live chat with the cast. (3)

Slipstream offers hundreds of action sports films. Liquid Media bills it as the Netflix for outdoor adventure films. In exchange for $4.99 a month, subscribers can view 350+ films about surfing, snow sports, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, and running as well as environmental documentaries. (4)

Gaming is the third part of the company’s offering and that has been executed by a well thought out strategy to acquire significant IP and work with partners in publishing, distribution and platforms.

Actor and Comedian Jimmy O Yang shows off his Polycade video console at his home in Los Angeles


Feature Company

Liquid Media Groupliquidmediagroup.co
Symbol: NASDAQ: YVR
Market Cap.: ~$19 million


A Smart Roll Up of Quality Projects

Joshua Jackson and the team behind Liquid Media Group have been on a mission over the past year to up their game and create a truly integrated studio with valuable properties and partners. That has resulted in some amazing collaborations. Here are some highlights:

Animation and Virtual Reality

Partner: YDX Corp. – YDX will bring their expertise to content selection and creation, to develop a growing pipeline of VR films and experiences for Reelhouse VR. Through the expanded partnership, and using many of the most popular headsets, Liquid expects to make a growing selection of VR films available for consumers to experience.

Partner:  Arcana Studios – This latest growth to the Reelhouse content library comes via a partnership with Arcana Studio, an entertainment company founded by Sean O’Reilly in 2004. It brings the addition of content to the Reelhouse Animation Playlist, the Company’s Video on Demand (“VOD”) service focusing on beautifully crafted animated stories.

Streaming

Partnership: Invoke and Arkitek/Creative – Liquid Media joined with Invoke and Arkitek/Creative, to drive the transformation of its streaming platform. Notably, Invoke created Hootsuite, the industry-changing social media management platform, which is now used by over 800 Fortune 1000 companies, has a current user base upwards of 15 million and an estimated valuation of USD $1-billion.

Gaming

Partnership: Polycade – A partnership with Tyler Bushnell’s Polycade, the connected arcade platform invented by the son of Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell, which enables retro enthusiasts to play classic games in the 21st century. (5)

Through this innovative device, gamers find themselves trying new independent offerings one minute, enjoying the most graphics-intensive game next, and playing retro classics an hour later. All of Liquid’s retro gaming titles will be made available for the Polycade Game Store launching this fall. With 2.5 billion gamers around the globe, this is a significant offering.

Partnership: Throwback Entertainment – In October 2020, the firm acquired retro games Kwirk, Dirt Trax FX, Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy, and BlowOut. The games rolled out on Xbox and Steam. To make these titles rapidly available for gamers around the globe, Liquid has joined forces with Throwback Entertainment Inc. as publisher, expanding the existing relationship between the two companies. (6)

Partnership: A+E Networks – Liquid Media has partnered with A+E for the launch of a new chapter of its hugely popular Ancient Aliens® mobile game. As announced in April 2019, the current Ancient Aliens® game has over one million downloads to date and in-app revenues exceeding CAD$1 million.

Behind-the Scenes Talent Shines

Chairman Joshua Jackson heads the management team of Liquid Media Group.

Television star Joshua Jackson, famous for roles going back as far as the 1990s TV hit Dawn’s Creek, signed on as chairman of Liquid Media Group. His business partner and longtime friend, Daniel Cruz, serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. (8)

Jackson, the face and core of the company, brings instant recognition to Liquid Media Group. He is a highly recognizable Hollywood actor, producer, and director with more than 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, meaning he knows firsthand what people want. He has also performed on Broadway and the West End.

Jackson’s friend Cruz is the other piece of the puzzle. Cruz was one of the youngest Senior Investment Advisors at Canaccord Financial Inc. in 2006. Now he is applying his experience in securities and capital markets to grow the entertainment industry.

The team also includes other experienced players with a depth and knowledge in their respective areas: (9)  

President Charlie Brezer is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of management and leadership experience.

Stephen Jackson is an independent director for Liquid Media Group who also serves as corporate counsel for Northland Properties. Jackson advices the group on a range of corporate, real estate, labor, and commercial matters. He also has served as a director for public companies in Canada and the United States.

Nancy Basi, also an independent director, brings more than 25 years of experience in film, TV, gaming, VFX, animation, and Virtual Reality to Liquid Media. Basi understands all aspects of production and studio operations.

Beyond the core group, the company enjoys the benefits of a word-class entertainment industry Advisory Board members Wilson J. Tang (acclaimed digital entertainment veteran), Andrew Kaplan (capital markets strategist) and Michael Doyle (a 20-year veteran of the video game industry and former head of 20th Century Fox Interactive). (10)

Each of these individuals brings decades of industry expertise and a sincere passion to see the company advance into a major integrated studio.

Will the Demand for Content Dim When the Pandemic Fades?

It’s not surprising that streaming services thrived as the global pandemic forced entertainment venues to close. When that happened, subscription streaming services boomed, becoming mainstream. Even when in-person entertainment venues re-open, industry experts predict streaming services will remain popular.

For example, by the end of 2020, about 3.5 billion smartphones will be in our hands. We know people will turn to those tiny pocket televisions for entertainment throughout the day. We also know that its new content that will keep people tuning in. (11)


Seven Smart Reasons to Get in on Liquid Media Group Right Now

  1. Digital streaming and gaming Industry is booming and expanding due to the global pandemic
  2. Increased bandwidth including the delivery of global 5G will create an even greater need for online streaming and new content.
  3. Liquid Media is highly respected for its capabilities in content, physical production and connectivity
  4. The company is rolling up partners and growing its IP to include revenue positive companies and valuable future properties in all segments
  5. Management is made up of leading entertainment, gaming, and content industry professionals who understand the industry
  6. The company is located in “Hollywood North” with ready access to top-tier talent and industry professionals
  7. Liquid Media Group is the only Hollywood North entertainment studio listed on NASDAQ offering a pure-play, digital streaming studio

The Editors
USA News Group


SOURCES:

  1. https://www.liquidmediagroup.co/our-services/production-services/waterproof-studios/
  2. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/in-boom-times-for-vancouver-film-industry-players-bet-on-bigger-boost-from-video-streaming
  3.  https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/05/21/2037217/0/en/Liquid-Media-Brings-Filmmakers-and-Audiences-Together-Via-ReelhouseLIVE.html
  4. https://broadcastdialogue.com/liquid-media-group-has-announced-that-its-acquired-streaming-platform-reelhouse/
  5. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/26/2114213/0/en/Liquid-Media-Commercializes-Four-Retro-Games-Inks-New-Publishing-Deal-With-Throwback-Entertainment.html
  6. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/26/2114213/0/en/Liquid-Media-Commercializes-Four-Retro-Games-Inks-New-Publishing-Deal-With-Throwback-Entertainment.html
  7. https://www.t3.com/us/amp/news/atari-vcs-console-and-pc-2020
  8. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/in-boom-times-for-vancouver-film-industry-players-bet-on-bigger-boost-from-video-streaming
  9. https://www.liquidmediagroup.co/about/our-team/
  10. https://www.liquidmediagroup.co/about/advisory-board/
  11. https://www.latana.com/post/streaming-services-covid

The demand for digital content has reached a fever pitch and providers are clamoring for new, quality product. Liquid Media Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: YVR) has positioned itself with all the right elements to cash in on this phenomenon.

Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Disney have decimated the cable companies with their streaming on demand content. Streaming is the fastest growing segment in the entertainment distribution industry and will continue to dominate and expand by multiples in the next 5 years. TV and Movie viewers are demanding more and more content as their appetite seems to be insatiable. Networks are constantly struggling to produce more content just to keep up with demand.

The Video Gaming business now is bigger than the movie and music business – Movie at $41.7 billion & music at $19.1 billion in 2018. In 2020 the gaming industry is slated to do $165 billion in sales. Forbes stated that the Video gaming industry is on path to do $300 billion by 2025.

Our focus here is Liquid Media Group (NASDAQ: YVR), who by no accident are in both of these industries. Not only are they in the two hottest sectors in entertainment but they are thriving using cutting edge technology and innovation. Let’s go over what they are doing that is so exciting:

  1. Slipstream. This is their Netflix for outdoor adventure entertainment (www.watchslipstream.com) with over 300 adventure films and growing rapidly. The service costs $4.99 a month.
  2. Reelhouse. This is their Netflix for independent film (www.reelhouse.org). Reelhouse gives filmmakers a platform to distribute and monetize their films. Reelhouse’s distribution platform connects viewers and creators directly, unlocking unprecedented film experiences.
  3. Waterproof Studios. This is their digital studio (www.waterproofstudios.com) that some of the worlds biggest gaming companies use to produce their video games. To name a few games and studios: Mortal Combat, Clone Wars, Gears of War, Warner Brothers, EA Sports, Sony, Sega and Obisoft. Specializing in computer-generated production, Waterproof is a full-service operation, providing VFX and animation for the gaming industry, traditional film and TV studios, distributors, broadcasters and other streaming service providers. Our collaborative efforts allow innovative content creation across platforms and industries.
  4. Ancient Aliens video game. This is their hit video game with over 1,000,000 million downloads on iOS and Android. www.history.com/ancient-aliens-the-game

The Liquid Media Group team of world-class Hollywood talent.

Chairman Joshua Jackson heads the management team of Liquid Media Group. 

Joshua Jackson & Daniel Cruz

Television star Joshua Jackson, famous for roles going back as far as the 1990s TV hit Dawn’s Creek, signed on as chairman of Liquid Media Group. His business partner and long-time friend, Daniel Cruz, serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. (8)

Jackson, the face and core of the company, brings instant recognition to Liquid Media Group. He is a highly recognizable Hollywood actor, producer, and director with more than 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, meaning he knows firsthand what people want. He has also performed on Broadway and the West End.

Jackson’s friend Cruz is the other piece of the puzzle. Cruz was one of the youngest Senior Investment Advisors at Canaccord Financial Inc. in 2006. Now he is applying his experience in securities and capital markets to grow the entertainment industry. The team also includes other experienced players with a depth and knowledge in their respective areas: (9) President Charlie Brezer is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of management and leadership experience.

Stephen Jackson is an independent director for Liquid Media Group who also serves as corporate counsel for Northland Properties. Jackson advices the group on a range of corporate, real estate, labor, and commercial matters. He also has served as a director for public companies in Canada and the United States.

Nancy Basi, also an independent director, brings more than 25 years of experience in film, TV, gaming, VFX, animation, and Virtual Reality to Liquid Media. Basi understands all aspects of production and studio operations.

Beyond the core group, the company enjoys the benefits of a word-class entertainment industry Advisory Board members Wilson J. Tang (acclaimed digital entertainment veteran), Andrew Kaplan (capital markets strategist) and Michael Doyle (a 20-year veteran of the video game industry and former head of 20th Century Fox Interactive). (10)

Each of these individuals brings decades of industry expertise and a sincere passion to see the company advance into a major integrated studio.

The Liquid Media Group as of August 2020 had over $2,000,000 in cash and over $13 million in assets.

Stay-At Home and Cutting the Cable

While the trend away from tradition cable networks and broadcast tv was well underway, the global pandemic may be the tipping point. Overnight, the whole world found itself locked away and home and seeking entertainment nearly 12 hours a day. This pushed the limits of streaming and led the major providers to shift their strategies. Virtually every major studio launched or is launching its own streaming service. By 2021 the need for content will be overwhelming.

Since Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have proven the streaming model (also enjoying record revenues, subscriber growth and profits over the past several quarters), the vote is in. It’s clear that streaming is the way forward and we, as an audience, are never going back to the way things were.

Quick side note before we continue – Sometimes we stumble across companies like this that are extremely undervalued, which is good news for all of us – According to information we found at The Wall Street Journal, one analyst’s opinion has pegged a target price for Liquid Media Group, Ltd. of $22.00/shareCLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS INFORMATION

Liquid Media Group Emerging as a Powerhouse

Today, Liquid Media Group bills itself as a studio for all platforms. The firm is leveraging its ability to empower storytellers to produce, distribute, and monetize content across a variety of platforms. The firm is part of a network of studios and very importantly offers access to co-financing opportunities through equity markets in the U.S. As mentioned, it’s the only pure play integrated Canadian studio to do so.

Liquid Media Operates in three primary areas:  Digital Content, Production and Gaming. While none of these segments takes an obvious lead, they all work together in the Liquid Media model. At their core, they share similar talents, technologies and vision. Indeed, the likes of Marvel Studios and have shown that ideation, production and distribution cut across lines in the modern studio.

Liquid Media Group’s Waterproof Studios has been creating cutting-edge imagery for more than a decade. Waterproof offers VFX and animation for the video game industry, traditional film and TV studios, distributors, and other streaming providers. For those hoping to produce content, Waterproof offers help with everything from creative development to the creation of marketing materials. (1)

Consider that in 2017-18, $3.6 billion worth of screen-based shows were shot in British Columbia. That was up 21% over a year earlier and now outranks Toronto, Canada’s second largest film hub. (2)

Action Films & Independent Movies are the Stars While Gaming Adds Value

Liquid Media Group offers three different consumer models ­– Video on Demand (VOD); Subscription VOD (SVOD); and Electric Sell-Through (EST) ­– as well as unique content. Hulu harnesses old TV shows. Netflix leverages original content and movies. Liquid Media has found several unique niches to fill.

Acquired in February 2020, Reelhouse is Liquid Media’s online video community that provides filmmakers with complete control to distribute content directly to viewers. Reelhouse lets filmmakers access tools to help with raising money and showcasing their features in order to engage potential viewers.

The platform lets the film’s creator bundle merchandising, interactive components, and extras along with the movies. Fans appreciate that the platform allows them to watch alongside the filmmaker or engage in a live chat with the cast. (3)

Slipstream offers hundreds of action sports films. Liquid Media bills it as the Netflix for outdoor adventure films. In exchange for $4.99 a month, subscribers can view 350+ films about surfing, snow sports, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, and running as well as environmental documentaries. (4)

Gaming is the third part of the company’s offering and that has been executed by a well thought out strategy to acquire significant IP and work with partners in publishing, distribution and platforms.

Actor and Comedian Jimmy O Yang shows off his Polycade video console at his home in Los Angeles


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Symbol: NASDAQ: YVR
Market Cap.: ~$19 million


A Smart Roll Up of Quality Projects

Joshua Jackson and the team behind Liquid Media Group have been on a mission over the past year to up their game and create a truly integrated studio with valuable properties and partners. That has resulted in some amazing collaborations. Here are some highlights:

Animation and Virtual Reality

Partner: YDX Corp. – YDX will bring their expertise to content selection and creation, to develop a growing pipeline of VR films and experiences for Reelhouse VR. Through the expanded partnership, and using many of the most popular headsets, Liquid expects to make a growing selection of VR films available for consumers to experience.

Partner:  Arcana Studios – This latest growth to the Reelhouse content library comes via a partnership with Arcana Studio, an entertainment company founded by Sean O’Reilly in 2004. It brings the addition of content to the Reelhouse Animation Playlist, the Company’s Video on Demand (“VOD”) service focusing on beautifully crafted animated stories.

Streaming

Partnership: Invoke and Arkitek/Creative – Liquid Media joined with Invoke and Arkitek/Creative, to drive the transformation of its streaming platform. Notably, Invoke created Hootsuite, the industry-changing social media management platform, which is now used by over 800 Fortune 1000 companies, has a current user base upwards of 15 million and an estimated valuation of USD $1-billion.

Gaming

Partnership: Polycade – A partnership with Tyler Bushnell’s Polycade, the connected arcade platform invented by the son of Atari co-founder Nolan Bushnell, which enables retro enthusiasts to play classic games in the 21st century. (5)

Through this innovative device, gamers find themselves trying new independent offerings one minute, enjoying the most graphics-intensive game next, and playing retro classics an hour later. All of Liquid’s retro gaming titles will be made available for the Polycade Game Store launching this fall. With 2.5 billion gamers around the globe, this is a significant offering.

Partnership: Throwback Entertainment – In October 2020, the firm acquired retro games Kwirk, Dirt Trax FX, Blast Works: Build, Trade, Destroy, and BlowOut. The games rolled out on Xbox and Steam. To make these titles rapidly available for gamers around the globe, Liquid has joined forces with Throwback Entertainment Inc. as publisher, expanding the existing relationship between the two companies. (6)

Partnership: A+E Networks – Liquid Media has partnered with A+E for the launch of a new chapter of its hugely popular Ancient Aliens® mobile game. As announced in April 2019, the current Ancient Aliens® game has over one million downloads to date and in-app revenues exceeding CAD$1 million.

Behind-the Scenes Talent Shines

Chairman Joshua Jackson heads the management team of Liquid Media Group.

Television star Joshua Jackson, famous for roles going back as far as the 1990s TV hit Dawn’s Creek, signed on as chairman of Liquid Media Group. His business partner and longtime friend, Daniel Cruz, serves as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. (8)

Jackson, the face and core of the company, brings instant recognition to Liquid Media Group. He is a highly recognizable Hollywood actor, producer, and director with more than 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry, meaning he knows firsthand what people want. He has also performed on Broadway and the West End.

Jackson’s friend Cruz is the other piece of the puzzle. Cruz was one of the youngest Senior Investment Advisors at Canaccord Financial Inc. in 2006. Now he is applying his experience in securities and capital markets to grow the entertainment industry.

The team also includes other experienced players with a depth and knowledge in their respective areas: (9)  

President Charlie Brezer is an entrepreneur with more than 15 years of management and leadership experience.

Stephen Jackson is an independent director for Liquid Media Group who also serves as corporate counsel for Northland Properties. Jackson advices the group on a range of corporate, real estate, labor, and commercial matters. He also has served as a director for public companies in Canada and the United States.

Nancy Basi, also an independent director, brings more than 25 years of experience in film, TV, gaming, VFX, animation, and Virtual Reality to Liquid Media. Basi understands all aspects of production and studio operations.

Beyond the core group, the company enjoys the benefits of a word-class entertainment industry Advisory Board members Wilson J. Tang (acclaimed digital entertainment veteran), Andrew Kaplan (capital markets strategist) and Michael Doyle (a 20-year veteran of the video game industry and former head of 20th Century Fox Interactive). (10)

Each of these individuals brings decades of industry expertise and a sincere passion to see the company advance into a major integrated studio.

Will the Demand for Content Dim When the Pandemic Fades?

It’s not surprising that streaming services thrived as the global pandemic forced entertainment venues to close. When that happened, subscription streaming services boomed, becoming mainstream. Even when in-person entertainment venues re-open, industry experts predict streaming services will remain popular.

For example, by the end of 2020, about 3.5 billion smartphones will be in our hands. We know people will turn to those tiny pocket televisions for entertainment throughout the day. We also know that its new content that will keep people tuning in. (11)


Seven Smart Reasons to Get in on Liquid Media Group Right Now

  1. Digital streaming and gaming Industry is booming and expanding due to the global pandemic
  2. Increased bandwidth including the delivery of global 5G will create an even greater need for online streaming and new content.
  3. Liquid Media is highly respected for its capabilities in content, physical production and connectivity
  4. The company is rolling up partners and growing its IP to include revenue positive companies and valuable future properties in all segments
  5. Management is made up of leading entertainment, gaming, and content industry professionals who understand the industry
  6. The company is located in “Hollywood North” with ready access to top-tier talent and industry professionals
  7. Liquid Media Group is the only Hollywood North entertainment studio listed on NASDAQ offering a pure-play, digital streaming studio

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SOURCES:

  1. https://www.liquidmediagroup.co/our-services/production-services/waterproof-studios/
  2. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/in-boom-times-for-vancouver-film-industry-players-bet-on-bigger-boost-from-video-streaming
  3.  https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/05/21/2037217/0/en/Liquid-Media-Brings-Filmmakers-and-Audiences-Together-Via-ReelhouseLIVE.html
  4. https://broadcastdialogue.com/liquid-media-group-has-announced-that-its-acquired-streaming-platform-reelhouse/
  5. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/26/2114213/0/en/Liquid-Media-Commercializes-Four-Retro-Games-Inks-New-Publishing-Deal-With-Throwback-Entertainment.html
  6. https://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2020/10/26/2114213/0/en/Liquid-Media-Commercializes-Four-Retro-Games-Inks-New-Publishing-Deal-With-Throwback-Entertainment.html
  7. https://www.t3.com/us/amp/news/atari-vcs-console-and-pc-2020
  8. https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/in-boom-times-for-vancouver-film-industry-players-bet-on-bigger-boost-from-video-streaming
  9. https://www.liquidmediagroup.co/about/our-team/
  10. https://www.liquidmediagroup.co/about/advisory-board/
  11. https://www.latana.com/post/streaming-services-covid
  12. https://www.sedar.com/DisplayProfile.do?lang=EN&issuerType=03&issuerNo=00005446



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