Public Media Works, Inc. announced a placement agreement with the Asian American Convenience Store Association (AACSA) for the initial rollout of 500 DVD movie and game kiosks in member-owned convenient stores, hotels, pharmacies and universities across the United States.
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Public Media Works Signs Deal to Place 500 DVD Movie and Game Kiosks to Kickoff a Nationwide Rollout With the Asian American Convenience Store Association (AACSA)
The 90,000 Member Businesses Under the AACSA Umbrella Include Major Brand Named Pharmacies, Convenience Stores, Dollar Stores, Quick Serve Restaurants and Prominent Hotels and Universities
SAUSALITO, CA–(September 28, 2010) – Public Media Works, Inc. (OTCBB: PUBM) and its wholly-owned subsidiary, EntertainmentXpress, Inc., announce a placement agreement with the Asian American Convenience Store Association (AACSA) for the initial rollout of 500 DVD movie and game kiosks in member-owned high volume, name brand convenient stores, hotels, pharmacies and universities across the country.
AACSA (www.aacsa.org) has 90,000 primary and affiliate member businesses that collectively do more than $90 billion a year in purchasing alone. According to Paul Rock, Executive Director for AACSA, that buying power and the strong network of member-owned stores has allowed them to play a significant part in growing products for Coke, Pepsi, Budweiser, 5 Hour Energy drink, Western Union and launching hundreds of others.
“With our vast network of locations and connections, we plan to do the same for our new partner, EntertainmentXpress. We can help them become a formidable player in the DVD kiosk business,” stated Paul Rock. “We had in-depth discussions with both Redbox and NCR Blockbuster. Hands down, EntertainmentXpress became our clear choice in almost every category. Our initial test market launch will include 500 strategically placed kiosks and we anticipate rolling out up to 20,000 additional locations over the next three years. Our exponential growth will be further multiplied by the assistance of our sister groups and affiliate organizations such as the Asian American Store Owners Association (AASOA) who command a strong following in their own respective areas. This could not have come at a better time for the Movie Studios and our customers who will be looking for different ways to make it a movie night,” Paul Rock stated.
According to the Executive Director, AACSA along with their sister and affiliate associations have direct access to over 300,000 businesses across the US. Some of the store brands under their umbrella include 7 Eleven, Circle K, Stop n Go, Kwik Stop, Shell, Chevron, Texaco, Arco, ampm, Citgo, Clark, Exxon, Mobil, Sinclair, Diamond Oil, Valero, 24 Hour Pharmacy and Clinic, Beverage Castle, Speedway, RaceTrac, Kwik Farm, Convenient Food Mart, ABC Liquor, Dollar General, The Dollar Store, Burger King, Holiday Inn Express, Marriott, Westin, Best Western, Ramada, Starwood, Intercontinental Group, Hilton, Days Inn, Travel Lodge, LaQuinta and over 200 colleges and universities.
“We also bring more synergies to the table through our unique relationship with the Paradigm Agency in Beverly Hills. Through their relationships with Paramount, FOX, DreamWorks, Universal, and several other studios, we believe we can help EntertainmentXpress obtain direct and exclusive content for their network of kiosks,” stated Mr. Rock. “And we have already begun the process of introducing Public Media Works to some of our financial connections and worldwide private investor contacts. We truly believe in this industry and our new partner. And that’s why we became a shareholder of Public Media Works. That means we are business partners in the truest sense. And as we help them grow, we will have the opportunity to grow along with them. This will immediately become possible with the help of our largest implementation partner and company, SKYROCK.”
According to Tino Patel, SKYROCK’s CEO, the timing couldn’t be better. “The market for DVD and Game rentals keep getting bigger and bigger and our important relationship with Hollywood Studios and our preferred Kiosk provider will make our SkyBox/EntertainmentXpress kiosk the future,” states Mr. Patel.
EntertainmentXpress, a division of Public Media Works, provides a convenient way for consumers to buy or rent movies, games and other entertainment media through kiosks located in quick-serve food locations, grocery stores and other high-traffic, public venues. The company’s business plan also includes an out-of-home advertising model with onboard 3D screens (no glasses required) in kiosks that provide its retail partners an opportunity to share in ad revenue as well as in DVD rental and sales revenue.
“As part of our marketing and business development strategy, we focus on the power of developing formalized partnerships with affinity groups where both sides can realize major benefits. AACSA and its member/owners represent a powerful collection of retail store brands that allow us to be represented in prime locations in major markets in strategic geographic locations. And, in turn we share revenue with our retail partners for both DVD movie and game sales and rentals as well as through our digital advertising network. AACSA is the ideal partner for us in so many complementary ways,” stated Bill Zabit, President of Public Media Works.
About Public Media Works
Public Media Works, Inc. (OTCBB: PUBM) was founded as a forward-thinking entertainment company, created and operated by entertainment professionals, with the objective to discover, create, develop and distribute entertainment content to world audiences. The EntertainmentXpress subsidiary of Public Media Works is rolling out a network of conveniently located self-service kiosks which deliver demographically relevant digital media content to consumers. The company’s core business model focuses on the high-volume rental and sale of DVD movies, video games and other media through kiosks located in quick-serve restaurants, grocery stores and other high-traffic, public venues. Features intended to differentiate EntertainmentXpress in the marketplace are expected to include a broader variety of digital product offerings over time, retail partner branded kiosks, a fully integrated solution for in-store advertising, and kiosks designed to be converted into media filling stations to a variety of digital storage devices.