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February 25, 2016 15:27 ET

FilmOn TV and HOT 97 Sign Exclusive Multi-Year Deal to Live Stream Summer Jam

The Massive Online TV Platform and New York's Greatest Radio Station Will Host the Hip Hop Festival Online for Fans Around the World

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - February 25, 2016) - FilmOn TV Networks and Emmis Communications' HOT 97 will partner to make fans a part of the Hip Hop station's legendary Summer Jam festival through a free live stream on filmon.com. The exclusive multi-year deal was announced today by FilmOn TV Networks CEO, Alki David, Emmis New York's General Manager, Charlie Morgan, and HOT 97's celebrity on-air talent, Ebro Darden

HOT 97's Summer Jam, now in its 23rd year, is widely regarded as the most important Hip Hop festival in the world, and attracts more than 55,000 fans to MetLife Stadium each year. With the free stream, Summer Jam will now be available to the 70 million monthly unique users of filmon.com on smart phones, smart TVs, tablets and other devices. Premium service, including chat capability and HD, will also be available. Recent performers at HOT 97's Summer Jam have included Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, The Roots, Nas, A$AP Rocky, Wu-Tang Clan and Snoop Dogg.

The deal will also put the competition of HOT 97's Who's Next emerging artist showcase, known for launching Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Travi$ Scott, and others, online via filmon.com. Fans will be able to vote as artists face off and select who will join Hip Hop's biggest stars at Summer Jam this June. The winning artist will also receive a recording contract with FilmOn Music and digital music distribution giant MondoTunes. Submissions for Who's Next will open in March. Check back on HOT97.com for more details.

The full force of FilmOn TV Networks will be behind the events and the artists, leveraging the power of its subsidiaries: MondoTunes, social media engagement engine, Class15, and Hologram USA. FilmOn TV is the massive streaming TV service with over 600 free channels and over 40,000 videos on demand. FilmOn also operates FOTV, the cable and satellite TV station available on Dish Network in California and via Sky and Freesat in the UK and Europe. 

FilmOn has a winning history with Hip Hop and R&B, having live streamed important performances from Akon, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown and many more. Filmon.com also has a dozen urban music channels free. On February 26th, MondoTunes will release Chaka Khan's new anti-bullying single, "I Love Myself."

About FilmOn TV Network s: FilmOn TV Networks has over 70 million monthly unique users from around the globe who access nearly 1000 free channels containing licensed, wholly owned, and original content across the genres of news, sports, movies, music, food, travel and more. It also offers social television, premium first tier movies, and over 45,000 VODs. Founded in 2006, FilmOn is based in London, UK with offices in Beverly Hills, CA and Geneva, Switzerland. FilmOn TV is also an Independent TV Broadcaster broadcasting FOTV via Dish Network and Charter Cable and on stations in the UK (Sky Channel 237 and Freesat channel 410). For more information please visit FilmOn.com

About MondoTunes: MondoTunes, a subsidiary of Alki David's FilmOn TV Networks and Anakando Media Group provides global digital music distribution and marketing for independent artists, and labels worldwide. Through their relationship with Interscope/UMG, MondoTunes offers major label resources and distribution, globally. As the entire staff is comprised of working musicians, the company emphasizes experience in all aspects of the music industry. As part of FilmOn and Anakando, MondoTunes and its artists enjoy strategic support from the groups other companies including FilmOn.com, Hologram USA, CinemaNow, AdVirally and Class15. MondoTunes.com

About WQHT HOT 97 : WQHT HOT 97 FM is the world's first all Hip Hop station and has held the dominant position in New York for over twenty years. HOT 97 is best known for its celebrity on air talent, such as Ebro Darden (Asst. Programming Director, radio host for Beats1), Funk Flex (television host, multiple gold records) and Nessa (television personality and host for MTV), as well as being the world's premier source for Hip Hop music culture. HOT97 online and the Where Hip Hop Lives app are the destinations for original web series, celebrity content, concerts and music videos. For more information, please visit HOT97.com, facebook.com/HOT97official, or twitter.com/HOT97

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