Merger Agreement between Social TV Leaders Viggle and GetGlue is Terminated
NEW YORK -- January 14, 2013
The merger agreement between Viggle Inc. (Symbol: VGGL), the popular
television loyalty service, and GetGlue, the leading social TV application,
has been terminated, Robert F.X. Sillerman, Executive Chairman and CEO of
Viggle announced today.
"During the time we started talking to GetGlue about an acquisition and since
the merger agreement was signed in November, we have seen impressive growth in
our business,” Sillerman said. “We are pleased with this positive momentum.”
He added that the termination of the agreement was cordial. “We wish GetGlue
and Alex all the best.”
Viggle, launched in January 2012, rewards its users with points for their
loyalty to and engagement with content around their favorite TV shows. Points
can be redeemed for real-world rewards from places like Best Buy, Amazon,
Fandango, Hulu Plus and iTunes, among others. Viggle’s audio verification
technology recognizes and allows users to check into live, DVR’d and online TV
content from more than 170 of the most popular broadcast and cable channels.
This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning
of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S.
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking
statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties that could cause actual
results to differ materially from those projected or anticipated. All
information provided in this press release is as of January 14, 2013. Except
as required by law, Viggle Inc. undertakes no obligation to update or revise
publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, after the date on which the
statements are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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