Star Entertainment Closes Tranzistor System Acquisition: Hits the Ground Running in Digital Music Market Projected to Top $20 billion in 2015 with New Management Team
STROUDSBURG, PA., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Entertainment Group, Inc. (OTC: SETY.PK) today announced acquisition of Tranzistor Systems Inc., a company engaged in mobile music entertainment products and services including internet radio, fan applications, and eCommerce products. With the closing of the acquisition, the Company is now strategically positioned in the Digital Music industry which, according to respected research firm Ovum, is expected to exceed $20 billion in annual revenue by 2015, with 30% of that belonging to the independent label and artist segment of the market.
Concurrent with the closing the current board and management resigned and the Company is pleased to announce the appointment of Tranzistor CEO and digital industry expert L. Joshua Eikov as CEO and Director and the appointment of Gregory Smith as Director, Secretary and Treasurer. Further management appointments will follow shortly.
Tranzistor Systems, which will operate as a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary, is well positioned to leverage its assets in the new media and digital content, delivery and monetization of multi-dimensional online customer communities' space.
Tranzistor's product line includes mobile internet radio combined with fan-based games and music applications that are wrapped around a sophisticated loyalty program. An estimated 89 million Americans listened to online radio last month, and 56% have listened to an online AM/FM station or pure play internet radio station and is expected to grow substantially over the next number of years. In fact, the online audience has doubled every 5 years since 2001, according to Arbitron/Edison Research.
Tranzistor's product and technology has been assessed in excess of $10 million and a number of products and services are under development and synergistic potential joint ventures and acquisitions are under negotiation. Tranzistor has projected annual revenues to reach $87.6 million by 2014 and in excess of $231 million by 2016, as Tranzistor's service set expands internationally.
The transaction, valued at $10,000,000, was purchased through an equity-building issuance of Preferred Stock and will create no debt for the Company or require the issuance of Common Stock. Financial consolidation was provided in the Company's Initial Disclosure Documents and Financial Statements recently filed with OTC Markets in compliance with the OTC Markets Group Guidelines for Providing Current Information and attaining Current Information designation. Additionally, the Company has brought its status with the State of Nevada to the Active current level through the completion of the required State filings and fees.
The Company's new product line up, marketing web sites and roll-out schedule will be announced in a timely manner.
About Star Entertainment Group
Star Entertainment Group, Inc. is an independent investment, management, and holding company focusing on new media and digital content, delivery and monetization of multi-dimensional Online Customer Communities through the integrated use of online; interactive, real-time Internet television broadcasting; Internet radio networks; participatory mobile applications; proprietary search capabilities and intuitive advertising platforms. The Company will operate as a central hub, utilizing our strengths in M&A, capital and resource management and will proactively minimize risk by teaming with experienced technologies operators, leveraging their experience and knowledge.
About Tranzistor Systems Inc.
Tranzistor Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Star Entertainment Group, is a consumer technologies company developed to address the independent music, social media and entertainment markets and is a home for artists, bands, fans and indie labels to cross-pollinate and create multiple revenue streams. With our internet radio and discovery platforms Tranzistor will be the first interactive company and brand to widen the demographic for fans, indie labels and independent artists. Tranzistor will focus on developing and monetizing their content.
This information includes certain "forward-looking statements." The forward-looking statements reflect the beliefs, expectations, objectives and goals of the Company management with respect to future events and financial performance. They are based on assumptions and estimates, which are believed reasonable at the time such statements are made. However, actual results could differ materially from anticipated results. Important factors that may impact actual results include but are not limited to commodity prices, political developments, legal decisions, market and economic conditions, industry competition, the weather, changes in financial markets and changing legislation and regulations. Matters discussed in this press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. When used in this press release, the words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "may," "intend," "expect" and similar expressions identify such forward-looking statements. Actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from those contemplated, expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements contained herein. These forward-looking statements are based largely on the expectations of the Company and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. These include but are not limited to risks and uncertainties associated with the impact of economic, competitive and other factors affecting the Company and its operations, markets, product, and distributor performance, the impact on the national and local economies resulting from terrorist actions, and U.S. actions subsequently; and other factors detailed in reports filed by the Company. Forward-looking statements are intended to qualify for the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.
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