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Cricket Media

July 21, 2014 07:58 ET

Cricket Media Signs Global Content Agreement With Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Jul 21, 2014) - Cricket Media (TSX VENTURE: CKT), an education media and social learning company, today announced a new broad content agreement with global education Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). Under the deal, Cricket will supply HMH with content from across its portfolio of acclaimed children's magazines and K-12 multimedia offerings for use throughout HMH's comprehensive range of curriculum materials for grades of all levels around the world.

The expanded multi-year licensing agreement gives HMH access to over 100,000 articles and passages from Cricket's digital library of award-winning, high-quality literary and informational texts for inclusion in the instructional and supplemental tools it develops for students and teachers. This includes content from Cricket's beloved children's publications, such as Ladybug, Cricket, Cobblestone, Odyssey, Appleseeds and Ask. 

Cricket's long running excellence in developing enriching, educational content for students ranging in ages from toddlers to teens was most recently acknowledged by the Parents' Choice Foundation, which selected each of Cricket's 18 magazines as a winner of the Spring 2014 Parents' Choice Award.

"We are delighted to make even more of our rich library of literary and informational texts available to HMH for use in its curriculum and assessment initiatives globally," said Katya Andresen, CEO, Cricket Media. "We are committed to providing high quality, highly flexible content solutions that enlighten, educate and entertain children and offer measurable results that meet the standards requirements of an evolving education marketplace."

About Cricket Media  
Cricket Media (TSX VENTURE: CKT) is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world. Cricket Media's 14 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket® and Cobblestone® with multiple language editions and apps in English, Spanish and Chinese. The Company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Cricket Media serves approximately one million classrooms and millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.Cricketmag.com, www.ePals.com andwww.In2Books.com.

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