ZoomerMedia Limited Appoints Diane Francis to Board of Directors

TORONTO, May 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ZoomerMedia Limited (TSXV:ZUM) is pleased to announce the appointment of Diane Francis to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. 

For nearly five decades, Diane Francis has captured readers in Canada and around the world with her clear, concise, and no-nonsense style of journalism that has become a brand unto itself. She covers events, people, power, money, corruption, technology, business, geopolitics, Canada-US relations, Ukraine, and Russia, and currently writes for the Financial PostKyiv Post, is Editor-at-Large at the National Post, and publisher of a twice-weekly newsletter on Substack.

Moses Znaimer, ZoomerMedia's Founder, President and CEO said: "Diane is tough, smart, highly analytical, and often provocative. Despite that, she has earned the trust of big business and big government; which is to say, she has access to the corridors of power. I know I can rely on her to tell it straight in our boardroom, and to help propel the growth of our company on the march."

Ms. Francis' popular Twitter feed on technology and corruption has over 240,000 followers, and her subscription-based newsletter dianefrancis.substack.com, many thousands more. In 2019, Ms. Francis was awarded the “Friend of Ukraine” Tryzub Award for her years of work as an anti-corruption investigative journalist in that country.

Ms. Francis is the author of 10 books including “Merger of the Century: Why Canada and America Should Become One Country", a bestseller on both sides of the Canada-US border. She is a Distinguished Professor at Ryerson University (now Toronto Metropolitan University); a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Director of the Hudson Institute’s Kleptocracy Initiative, both in Washington, DC; and a Director at the Canada-US Law Institute at Case University Law School in Cleveland, OH. Ms. Francis has also served as a Director for two New York Stock Exchange-listed corporations: Aurizon Mines Ltd. and Lake Shore Gold Corporation.

 Diane Francis Moses Znaimer

About ZoomerMedia Limited:
Founded by television and media icon Moses Znaimer in 2008, ZoomerMedia Limited is a multimedia company devoted to creating content, services and experiences for Canada's most powerful audiences: the 17.2 million people aged 45-plus aka "Zoomers", and the 13.7 million Millennials and Gen Zs, coincidentally also called "Zoomers", who follow in their footsteps.

ZoomerMedia operates 5 TV, 2 Radio, 3 Print, 3 Live Event, and 15 Digital properties including the newly acquired youth-friendly local news and lifestyle digital publication blogTO and dailyhive. ZoomerMedia produces original TV, Radio, and Podcast programming, offers clients creative audio and video production services, and bespoke events on site at its 2.6 acre complex in Toronto's Liberty Village.

For specific ZoomerMedia property names and focus, please see below.

ZoomerMedia's Television properties include: VisionTV, available in 7.5 million households is Canada's home for British comedy and drama series, plus uplifting movies, music, news, and multicultural and multilingual faith programming; ONETV: The Exercise & Entertainment Channel, combines original yoga, pilates, tai chi, and cardio fitness series with British serial soaps, dramas and American movies; JoyTV in Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey and the Fraser Valley, and FAITH TV in Winnipeg are devoted to broadcasting Christian, multi-faith, and local content.

ZoomerMedia's Digital properties include: blogto.com, Canada's unrivalled local publisher across digital and social media platforms, bringing in 8 million monthly active users, and over 360 million page views annually; dailyhive.com, the dominant platform in Western Canada and one of the country’s most followed news brands with over 9 million monthly active users, nearly 300 million annual page views, and 3.1 million followers across Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin; and EverythingZoomer.com, Canada's leading provider of online content targeting the 45-plus.

ZoomerMedia's Radio properties include: The New Classical FM, Canada's only commercial all classical music radio station broadcasting over three frequencies in a unique regional Ontario network: 96.3FM CFMZ-FM Toronto (GTA), 103.1FM CFMX-FM Cobourg (Eastern Ontario), and 102.9FM CFMO-FM Collingwood (Southern Georgian Bay); and Zoomer Radio, The Original Greatest Hits, the biggest broadcast footprint in Canada also reaching 28 American States, and broadcasting simultaneously both in AM and FM in Toronto (740AM CFZM-AM and 96.7FM CFZM-FM).

ZoomerMedia's Print properties include: ZOOMER Magazine, the Company's flagship magazine and Canada's largest paid circulation magazine for the 45-plus market; On The Bay Magazine, a dominant regional lifestyle magazine published quarterly for the 20 towns and villages of Ontario's Southern Georgian Bay; and Tonic Magazine, a regional health and wellness magazine published bi-monthly and distributed across the City of Toronto.

For full info, visit: zoomermedia.ca

For further information, please contact:

Terence Chan
Chief Financial Officer
ZoomerMedia Limited
+1 416-607-7704
Leanne Wright
Vice President Communications
ZoomerMedia Limited
+1 416-886-6873

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