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BYRON ALLEN’S ALLEN MEDIA GROUP SIGNS VETERAN NEWS & POLITICAL TELEVISION HOST MARC LAMONT HILL TO THE GRIO

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Hill Will Bring His Unique Perspectives to All Allen Media Group Platforms Including theGrio Television Network, theGrio Free-Streaming App,
theGrio Website, and theGrio Black Podcast Network

LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Byron Allen’s Allen Media Group (AMG) is proud to announce that veteran academic, author, activist, and television host, Marc Lamont Hill, will join AMG‘s Black news/entertainment media platform, theGrio (www.thegrio.com). Hill will bring his unique perspectives on culture, politics, race, sports, and education to all of theGrio media platforms: theGrio television network, theGrio free-streaming app, theGrio news/entertainment website, and the recently-launched theGrio Black Podcast Network (TGBPN). Hill will begin by hosting a daily one-hour television show for theGrio and a weekly podcast for TGBPN.

BYRON ALLEN’S ALLEN MEDIA GROUP SIGNS VETERAN NEWS & POLITICAL TELEVISION HOST MARC LAMONT HILL TO THE GRIO

Marc Lamont Hill is an award-winning journalist, author, scholar, commentator, and television host. Hill has garnered numerous awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, and GLAAD for his journalism. He has been named one of the 100 Most Influential Black Leaders by Ebony magazine and The Root 100. As a social activist, he has led numerous campaigns to free political prisoners and stop executions. For more than 16 years, Hill has been a staple in mainstream media, offering incisive political commentary on television outlets including CNNBET, and Fox News Channel. Hill has also been the host of multiple programs, including BET NEWSOUR WORLD WITH BLACK ENTERPRISE, UPFRONTVH1 LIVE, and HUFFPOST LIVE. He is the author of seven books, including the New York Times bestseller NOBODY. As a trained scholar, Hill holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a professor of media studies at Temple University.

“Marc Lamont Hill is exceptionally smart and talented, which makes him a great addition to our platforms,” said Byron Allen, Founder/Chairman/CEO of theGrio parent company, Allen Media Group. “TheGrio is one-hundred percent Black-owned, which gives us a unique perspective. TheGrio’s mission is to inform, amplify, entertain, and empower Black America. This is why theGrio is relevant, reliable, and now available everywhere and everyday forever.”

“I couldn’t be more honored to join theGrio family at a moment when the stakes are so high for our community–economically, politically, socially, and culturally,” said Marc Lamont Hill. “I’m excited to be part of the most trustworthy and innovative Black news team in the world. Together, we will create and expand spaces for engaging the most vital voices, issues, and perspectives.”

About theGrio

In 2016, Byron Allen and Allen Media Group purchased theGrio, a highly-rated digital video-centric news community platform devoted to providing African-Americans with compelling stories and perspectives currently underrepresented in existing national news outlets. TheGrio features news and opinion pieces on lifestyle, politics, health, business, and entertainment. The digital platform informs more than 100 million visitors annually. Month over month, theGrio is the number one Black news site in its competitive set. TheGrio is available everywhere you watch—as an over-the-air television network, on the web, a mobile app, FacebookTwitterYouTubeInstagramLinkedIn, streaming on RokuAmazon Fire TVAppleTV, and now as a cable television network, TheGrio network. TheGrio network is now available on Charter/SpectrumComcast XfinityCoxDirecTV, DishVerizon FiosVizioAT&T U-verseFreebieTVTiVoIMDB.tv and Redbox, as well as select local over-the-air broadcast television stations. TheGrio is also streaming on Amazon Prime VideoDirecTV STREAMFire TVFreevee (IMDB)Freecast (SelectTV)Local NowPlutoTVTiVo and XUMOTheGrio is everywhere you watch, anyway you want to watch, no paywall, free. Check your local listings.

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Star Trek: Picard | Season 3 Official Trailer | Paramount+

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ParaThe stakes have never been higher as Star Trek: Picard boldly goes into its third and final season. Jonathan Frakes, Brent Spiner, LeVar Burton, Gates McFadden, Marina Sirtis, and Michael Dorn of Star Trek: The Next Generation join series star Patrick Stewart for an epic adventure.

Stream the Season 3 premiere of Star Trek: Picard on Thursday, February 16, 2023, exclusively in the U.S. on Paramount+.https://bit.ly/StreamStarTrekPicard

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Introducing the New WH950NB from Edifier

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Wireless Noise-Cancelling Over Ear Headphones Featuring “Hi-Res Audio” and “Hi-Res Audio Wireless” Certification plus LDAC Codec and Advanced 4-Mic ENC for The Best Voice and Audio Clarity.

RICHMOND, BC /PRNewswire/ — Edifier, the forward-thinking audio-technology brand, have announced the release of a brand new wireless over-ear headphone, the WH950NB, which continues the brand’s outstanding record for manufacturing affordable but premium quality audio products.

The WH950NB is equipped with intelligent active noise cancellation algorithms that remove surrounding noise. There are two active noise cancellations that meet everyone’s needs. Furthermore, user’s can choose between ambient sound or wind reduction in different scenarios to create the ideal environment.

Edifier WH950NB Wireless Noise Cancellation Over-Ear Headphones, LDAC codec with Hi-Res Audio & Hi-Res Wireless certification.

The WH950NB is certified to both “Hi-Res Audio” and “Hi-Res Audio Wireless” standards with LDAC certification. The headphones have been expertly tuned by Edifier’s world class audio team to deliver professional studio grade sound. The headset reaches a frequency response of 40kHz and output high quality audio quality. Whether it’s listening to music, audiobooks/podcasts, gaming, using for conference calls or travel, the Edifier WH950NB provides exceptional levels of control and audio as users utilize a selection of highly competitive features.

The WH950NB uses four built in microphones to ensure clear voice calls. These microphones are integrated with the audio signal processor to direct your voice, reduce irritating background noise and suppress wind noise which adds an extra layer of crystal-clear quality to the conversations that matter most – a real bonus when making important calls “on the move” or in a busy office environment. When listening to music, or immersed in a thrilling action-packed game, audio is rich and powerful with a boosted bass depth.

The headset has a 40mm composite titanium film driver that delivers exceptional sound. It accurately presents natural and balanced audio for all music genres.

The latest Bluetooth 5.3 allows you to switch from one device to another. You can multi-task while watching a movie on your laptop then moving to answering a call. Also included are Music-, Game- and Theatre-mode. Music mode has the best setting for enjoying your favorite playlists. Game Mode has an ultra-low latency of 80ms, allowing you to experience smoother, faster, more immersive gameplay. Theatre mode is a combination of surround sound features and professionally tuned EQ that’s made for watching movies or videos anywhere, anytime.

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The Edifier WH950NB has a fast-charging time of 10 minutes giving up to 7 hours of charge – this is better than most comparable headphones in this product range in the market. A full charge of 1.5 hours gives up to 55 hours of audio or you can enjoy up to 34 hours of playback time with ANC. These are the perfect choice for commuters or travelers who don’t need to keep worrying about whether they need to plug in and recharge.

Stylishly designed with a brushed, stainless-steel headband encompassing PVD and durable protein leather, the WH950NB are hard wearing yet very comfortable to wear. The earpads have memory foam pads to ensure a pleasurable listening experience. The WH950NB is foldable and can easily be carried in a backpack or briefcase.

Price & Availability:

Currently, the WH950NB is available in black for $179.99 on Amazon.com. White model will also be available soon.

About Edifier:

Edifier specializes in the design and manufacture of premium audio solutions that showcase technological innovation and design excellence. Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Beijing, China, Edifier delivers outstanding sound experience through a wide range of audio systems for personal entertainment and professional use. Renowned for its award-winning design philosophy, expertise and innovation in acoustic technology, and superior manufacturing standards, Edifier is one of today’s leading innovators of audio electronics.  

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More information about Edifier is available online at www.edifier.com

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Former PlayStation and Activision Execs Bring Survival MMORPG Resurgence to ImmutableX

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The free-to-play, post-apocalyptic survival MMORPG comes from a new web3 studio backed by four centuries of experience building AAA games, including FIFA, The Sims, Need for Speed, Gran Turismo, Horizon Zero Dawn, and others

SYDNEY, Jan. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Emergent Games, a leading web3 games studio bringing together industry veterans from PlayStation, Activision, and NCsoft, today announces the launch of Resurgence, a web3-based survival MMORPG, on ImmutableX, the preferred developer platform for building and scaling web3 games on Ethereum.

Emergent has selected ImmutableX to take advantage of the platform’s advanced scaling capabilities and carbon-neutral, zero gasfee environment, while maintaining the robust security and decentralized qualities of Ethereum.

Ian Hambleton, CEO at Emergent Games, said, “We spent a huge amount of time assessing options for our Blockchain partner, but ImmutableX was the standout choice. They provide all the tools and technology. Plus the support that a successful web3 games developer needs.Their razor focus on gaming makes a big difference for us and their commercial model suits our vision at Emergent Entertainment of Game First high quality AAA games, frictionless onboarding and hidden technology. We expect them to dominate web3 gaming.”

Resurgence is the latest partner to be welcomed into the ImmutableX ecosystem, which now boasts some of the most popular web3 games in the industry, including Gods Unchained,  Illuvium, Guild of GuardiansUndead Blocks, and more.

Set against a post-apocalyptic vision of Earth, Resurgence is an AAA, free-to-play, open-world crafting survival game where players have full ownership of their in-game environment. The game focuses on crafting and survival mechanics as players navigate harsh conditions. They sold out their Gen 0 Cryotag drop last year and plan to release several other digital items in the coming months, all key to gameplay.

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With rich lore written by a team of talented science fiction writers and based on real scientific principles, Resurgence is set 1,000 years after a global ecological disaster. Gamers will be tasked with becoming Earth’s new colonists on a radically altered planet to forge a new utopia. To establish settlements, kingdoms, or commonwealths, players must utilize the resources around them to develop skills in survival, crafting, collaboration, trade, weaponry, and technology. Once sourced, players will need to protect their valuable resources from raiding factions, predators, and other threats.

Andrew Sorokovsky, VP of Global Business Development at Immutable, said: “With over four centuries combined experience of building and publishing AAA games, the team at Emergent is uniquely positioned to bring a new level of quality to web3 gaming. We’re thrilled to welcome Resurgence to the IMX ecosystem to deliver a compelling and uncompromising user experience.”

Resurgence is one of many newly developed titles from Emergent Games — a next-generation gaming and entertainment company founded by games industry veterans and web3 visionaries. Emergent Chairman Simon Rutter is the former EVP of Sony PlayStation, and CCO Russ Harding spent nearly a decade as the Games Director for Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe.

Emergent is also home to over 60 developers and executives with extensive experience in the gaming industry, including talent behind hits like FIFA, NBA Online, The Sims, Need for Speed, Gran Turismo, Lord of the Rings, Horizon Zero Dawn, Blood, and Truth, and many more. The company has also inked deals for VR experiences with major IPs, such as Peaky Blinders and Doctor Who

About Immutable

Immutable is powering the next generation of web3 games through ImmutableX – the leading developer platform for building and scaling mainstream-ready web3 games on Ethereum, entirely carbon neutral and gas-free.

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ImmutableX offers unparalleled support to launch a successful web3 game on Ethereum. SDKs and APIs make adding NFT functionality to a game seamless and easy, the wide ecosystem of products and partners manage all blockchain infrastructure needs, and the ImmutableX Global Order Book generates real liquidity for assets.

Today, many world-class web3 games are built on ImmutableX including Gods Unchained, Guild of Guardians, Illuvium, Embersword, Planet Quest and many more.

Join the Immutable community on DiscordRedditTwitterInstagramTelegram and Youtube

About Emergent Games

Emergent Games is a next generation gaming and entertainment company, founded by games industry veterans and web3 visionaries. We align the interests of storytellers and their communities at the frontiers of technology. We are a multi award winning developer with a growing back catalog of games and NFT’s, recognised and trusted by famous entertainment IP holders.

If you’d like to know more, or if you’re interested in joining Emergent Games, click here.

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