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City National Opens Banking Office in Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — City National Bank, America’s Premier Private and Business BankSM, announced today that it has opened its third full-service banking office in Manhattan at Brookfield Place. The office is located on the 26th floor of 250 Vesey St., formerly known as Four World Financial Center, between the Hudson River and the rebuilt World Trade Center, in the heart of Lower Manhattan. The new office will provide City National’s premier private and business banking and wealth management capabilities to financial services employees, small and mid-sized businesses, nonprofit organizations, professionals, investors, and other individuals and

Family Room Entertainment Corp. to Sponsor Next Revolutionary Reefer Throwdown Event Early 1st Quarter of 2017

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Family Room Entertainment Corp. (OTC:FMYR), a film and media communications group which creates, delivers and preserves quality cross platform content globally, is pleased to announce, due to the overwhelming success of Family Room Entertainment’s opening annual Reefer Throwdown event, that the Company will be sponsoring regularly scheduled events; designed to bring festive entertainment to a full spectrum of enthusiasts, by sponsoring 420 friendly events in a wide range of popular genres.   Founded on the spirit of the outdoor pro-pot festivals made popular in the late sixties, Reefer Throwdown is calculated to bring

FTI Consulting Expands Its Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services Practice with Five Key Hires

WASHINGTON, Sept. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN), the global business advisory firm dedicated to helping organizations protect and enhance their enterprise value, today announced the appointments of five professionals in the Company’s Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services (“FAAS”) practice within the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment. The expansion of the practice includes the addition of Senior Managing Directors Stephanie Lhomme, Patrick Pericak and Nigel Webb, and Managing Directors Irumire David Okhumale and Jack Schwager. “Finance and accounting teams face a growing list of challenges and regulatory requirements, especially as they operate in multiple jurisdictions,” said Neal

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Everi to Debut Seven New Slot Games Based on Popular Entertainment Brands at G2E® 2016

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Highlighting a significant milestone in expanding its content portfolio to include new slot games that incorporate popular entertainment brands, Everi Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EVRI) (“Everi” or the “Company”), the casino gaming industry’s single source provider of gaming products and payments solutions, today announced that it will debut seven new games based on powerful licensed brands at the 16th annual Global Gaming Expo (G2E®). The new license-based games debuting at G2E 2016 are Penn & Teller™, Casablanca™, and Fruit Ninja™ along with four popular DreamWorks Classics™ brands – Underdog™, Richie Rich™, Casper the Friendly

SDI Media Appoints Mark Howorth to CEO Position

Los Angeles, Sept. 12, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SDI Media is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Howorth as its new CEO. Mark has an impressive resume with extensive experience inside and outside the media and entertainment industry, most recently as COO of Panavision, the leading global provider of cameras and lenses for the motion picture and television industries. Prior to Panavision, Mark served as CEO of National Mobile Television, one of the largest providers of television trucks/OB vans to the live broadcast industry.  Additionally, Mark spent 15 years at the prestigious strategic management consultancy firm Bain & Company,

MSG Networks Gears Up for Premeire of “Giants Postgame Live” Presented by Mercedes on Sunday, September 11

NEW GIANTS PROGRAMMING AS MSG NETWORKS CONTINUES TO EXPAND ROLE AS “OFFICIAL REGIONAL SPORTS HOME OF THE NEW YORK GIANTS” “GIANTS LIFE” PREMIERES TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 AT 8PM WITH JASON PIERRE-PAUL NEW YORK, Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MSG Networks (NYSE:MSGN) and The New York Giants will kick off new exclusive Giants coverage on Sunday, September 11 immediately following the Giants at Cowboys game with “Giants Postgame Live,” presented by Mercedes, on MSG. “Giants Postgame Live” presented by Mercedes, the official one-hour postgame show that immediately follows every regular season and playoff game, will air throughout the season on MSG Networks. 

Avid Changes the Game with Integrated Sports Workflow Solutions

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBC (Hall 7, Booth #J20) — Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced integrated, end-to-end sports solutions that cover every type of production, from small and mid-sized studio organizations, all the way to large broadcasters and remote productions. Powered by the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, the new sports workflow provides best of breed tools tightly integrated into a single powerful solution. The sports workflow solution offers everything a sports broadcaster needs to differentiate their brands, create engaging content, and optimize the value of their media. “Live sports are perhaps the most intense production environment there is, and

Avid Delivers Continued Innovation for Avid NEXIS, the Industry’s First and Only Software-Defined Storage Platform

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBC (Hall 7, Booth #J20) – Avid® (NASDAQ:AVID) today introduced new innovations for Avid NEXIS™, the industry’s first and only software-defined storage platform specifically designed for storing and managing media. Leveraging the power of the Avid MediaCentral® Platform, Avid NEXIS provides dynamic virtualization, adaptive protection, and media-savvy collaboration so media organizations of all sizes can accelerate production and increase efficiency. The newly extended Avid NEXIS family now includes high-density and high-availability solutions that provide unrivaled reliability and performance for the most demanding environments. “Across the industry, we are seeing an unprecedented explosion of

Avid Powers Success for Seven Network’s Coverage of 2016 Summer Games in Rio

AMSTERDAM,The Netherlands, Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBC (Hall 7, Booth #J20) — Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that NEP Group, Inc. embraced Avid graphics solutions to provide turnkey broadcast production services for Seven Network’s coverage of the recently concluded Summer Games in Rio. The 2016 Olympics represented the largest sports broadcast operation and most comprehensive Olympic coverage ever undertaken by an Australian organization. Avid solutions enabled NEP Group to efficiently deliver a massive amount of high-quality, engaging, and immersive content to Seven Network for distribution across a variety of channels and devices. “The world’s biggest media companies are displaying

Avid Selects dock10 to Become First Avid Cloud Managed Services Partner

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBC (Hall 7, Booth #J20) – Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced that it has selected dock10, a leading media services provider, to become its first Cloud Managed Services Partner. Established as one of Europe’s top media services providers, providing cutting-edge platform, studio and post-production services at MediaCityUK, dock10 will use Avid Everywhere™ as a foundation to expand its offering into the global media production market. dock10 currently provides its MediaCityUK clients – including BBC Sport – a managed service for remote editing, via Avid MediaCentral® | UX, the cloud-based, web front-end to the Avid MediaCentral

Avid Extends Unprecedented Openness with New Alliance Partner Innovations

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 09, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — IBC (Hall 7, Booth #J20) — Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced new features for the Avid Alliance Partner program, including new developer testing and certification, new levels of product certification, and additional tools for creating differentiated connections to the Avid MediaCentral® Platform. These innovations deliver on the promise of Avid Everywhere™ and the industry-leading openness of the Avid platform to help professionals easily access the tools they need to create, manage, and distribute content much more efficiently, collaboratively, and profitably. The Avid Alliance Partner Program was established to unify the fragmented technologies typically used by media

Hooker Furniture Reports Fiscal First Half Results

MARTINSVILLE, Va., Sept. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hooker Furniture (NASDAQ:HOFT) today reported consolidated net sales of $136.2 million and net income of $5.3 million, or $0.46 per diluted share, for its fiscal 2017 second quarter ended July 31, 2016. Earnings per diluted share increased nearly 28% from $0.36 in the comparable prior year quarter.   For the fiscal 2017 first-half, consolidated net sales were $258 million, and net income was $7.8 million or $0.68 per diluted share. Earnings per diluted share decreased 1.4% from $0.69 in the comparable prior year first half.  Included in fiscal 2017 first half results is

Pinnacle Entertainment Receives Final Regulatory Approval Needed to Complete the Acquisition of the Operations of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino From Gaming & Leisure Properties, Inc.

LAS VEGAS, Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNK) (“Pinnacle” or the “Company”) announced today the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (“PGCB”) approved the Company’s previously announced acquisition of the operations of the Meadows Racetrack and Casino (“Meadows”) from Gaming and Leisure Properties, Inc. (“GLPI”).  Today’s approval by the PGCB represents the final regulatory clearance required to complete the transaction, following the earlier approval by the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission in August 2016.  The Company expects to complete the transaction on Friday, September 9, 2016 for total consideration of $138.0 million, subject to a working capital adjustment and

Interplay Announces Sale of Significant IP Portfolio, Wedbush Securities as Strategic Advisor

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 7, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Leading video game software developer, publisher, and licensor, Interplay Entertainment Corp., today announced a process to sell its library of video game assets and intellectual property. The expected sale represents some 70 titles and dozens of characters. “Interplay has entertained millions of players with its well-recognized games, including Earthworm Jim, Freespace, Giants, Kingpin, Messiah, MDK, Run Like Hell, Sacrifice, Battlechess, Clayfighter, Dark Alliance, and Descent. As game creators, we are proud of the entertainment these properties have provided over the years. With the proliferation of mobile, augmented reality, virtual reality and other

SpotX and LiveRamp Partner to Give Video Advertisers ‘Data Independence’

DENVER, Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Video inventory management platform, SpotX, and the leading provider of data and connectivity and onboarding services, LiveRamp™, today announce their partnership to bring the world’s largest service for connecting offline and online data to programmatic video buying. Through the partnership, publishers can match online and offline data and provide advertisers with independent, cross-screen targeting options, without the reliance on walled garden ecosystems that have to date been the primary providers of video targeting infrastructure. Publishers using SpotX’s platform can now use LiveRamp to overlay first- and third-party data onto their audiences. These overlaid

Sparta Commercial Focuses on Harley-Davidson® Mobile Application Development

New York, NY., Sept. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Sparta Commercial Services, Inc. (OTC Markets: SRCO), reported today that it continues to focus on developing mobile applications for Harley-Davidson® dealerships across the country.  After targeting Harley-Davidson® dealerships when they initially launched iMobileApp, the company has strived to improve the platform and applications used by the many Harley-Davidson® dealers who adopted the technology, making iMobileApp the largest provider of mobile apps to Harley-Davidson® dealerships in the country.   Harley-Davidson® dealerships are now able to utilize the improved features on the upgraded iMobileApp platform.  The new platform offers an updated user interface

Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2016 Financial Results

Achieves Net Income of $21.5 million and EPS of $0.50Affirms Total Revenues, Net Income, and Adjusted EBITDA Guidance for Fiscal 2016 DALLAS, Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —  Dave & Buster’s Entertainment, Inc., (NASDAQ:PLAY), (“Dave & Buster’s” or “the “Company”), an owner and operator of entertainment and dining venues, today announced financial results for its second quarter 2016, which ended on July 31, 2016.  The Company also affirmed its fiscal 2016 total revenues, net income, and adjusted EBITDA guidance. Key highlights from the second quarter 2016 compared to the second quarter 2015 include: Total revenues increased 12.4% to $244.3 million

Disney Executive to Receive Award from Special Olympics Florida

CLERMONT, Fla., Sept. 6, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Special Olympics Florida today announced that Susan O’Day is the recipient of the 2016 Eunice Kennedy Shriver Award. O’Day is the Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer for the Walt Disney Company. “Susan exemplifies the Special Olympics mission and the spirit of Eunice Kennedy Shriver,” said Sherry Wheelock, President and CEO of Special Olympics Florida. “Susan and Disney are tremendous supporters of inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities and the power of sports to break barriers and unite people of all abilities.” O’Day will be recognized with the award at the

Evine Live Inc. to Participate at Upcoming Conferences in September

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Evine Live Inc. (“Evine”) (NASDAQ:EVLV), a multiplatform video e-commerce company (evine.com), today announced that CEO Bob Rosenblatt and CFO Tim Peterman will attend and host investor meetings at the following investor conferences in September: 5th Annual Liolios Gateway ConferenceWednesday & Thursday, September 7 & 8Presentation Time: Wednesday, September 7th, 1:30 p.m. ETWebcast: http://wsw.com/webcast/liolios2/evlvFour Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, CA B. Riley Second Annual Consumer ConferenceTuesday, September 13Presentation Time: 11:00 a.m. ETWebcast: http://www.wsw.com/webcast/brileyconsumercon/evlvSofitel Hotel, New York, NY Dougherty & Company 2016 Institutional Investor ConferenceWednesday, September 28Presentation Time: 5:45 p.m. ETWebcast: http://wsw.com/webcast/dougherty/evlvMillennium Broadway Hotel, Minneapolis, MN The conferences

Avid Delivers Accelerated Broadcast Workflows with Availability of Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG Format Support

BURLINGTON, Mass., Sept. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID) today announced the availability of the first MediaCentral® Platform solutions that support the Panasonic AVC Ultra-LongG video format. Through the openness of Avid Everywhere™, the popular format is now fully integrated into Media Composer®, Interplay® | Production, AirSpeed® | 5500, Interplay | MAM, Avid NEXIS™, Avid MediaCentral™ | UX, and Media | Director. By leveraging this format and these solutions, broadcasters can streamline their entire workflow from ingest to final delivery while lowering storage and networking requirements. “Thanks to the openness of Avid Everywhere, broadcasters can work with a wide