Giga Entertainment Media Inks Exclusive Lucrative Deal with Japan’s Third Largest Trading Company ITOCHU for Deployment of GEM Platform in Japan

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GEM Expects Exceptional Growth Opportunity for GIGANETTV and SIMUL SEZ Super App in Booming Japanese Market.

Giga Entertainment Media (GEM), with its business-to-business (B2B) GIGANETTV platform and soon-to-be launched business-to-consumer (B2C) SIMUL SEZ Super App (the ultimate, most personalized, “simultasking” social media app ever) for tablets and mobile devices featuring simultaneous multi-screen, multi-stream, multi-tasking and multi-user collaboration features and capabilities, today announced that it has signed an exclusive lucrative agreement with ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America, Inc.

According to the terms, ITOCHU is deploying GEM’s breakthrough technology GIGANETTV in Japan, the third largest Internet-user market Globally. ITOCHU is bringing GIGANETTV directly to the cable companies, Telcos, major corporations, Industrial infrastructure and government sectors throughout Japan. The Asian is primed for rapid acceptance of GIGANETTV. GIGANETTV is GEM’s B2B White Label service and is being licensed to ITOCHU for integration into Japan. Japan’s infrastructure covers approximately 120 million households.

GEM’s award-winning technology is the foundation for both GIGANETTV and SIMUL SEZ. SIMUL SEZ is the Super App soon to be released through iTunes. Both GIGANETTV and SIMUL SEZ can provide up to 30 simultaneous real-time content/data streams, social media, live individual/group chat, conference call sharing of any content/data stream and a myriad of other features that uniquely position GIGANETTV and SIMUL SEZ as the leading edge technology. The end user can customize and control viewing and communication interfaces by adjusting the size and location of viewing windows on any one digital device.

Headquartered in New York, with offices in Santa Clara, Calif., ITOCHU Techno-Solutions America is the U.S. business development and technology export arm of ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation of Japan, the third-largest Japanese Sogo Shosha (General Trading Company) after Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsui & Co. ITOCHU Corp is in the top 200 rank in the Fortune 500 Global list. The company represents a vast array of industrial, technology and Telco companies in the Japanese market and has created partnerships with more than 90 U.S. technology providers, from start-ups to industry giants. ITOCHU has forged successful business relationships with major U.S. technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard, Cisco Systems, Oracle, NetApp, EMC and VMware, etc. ITOCHU specializes in identifying the newest, most innovative technologies and believes the GEM platform will be very successful in Japan and to the wider Global Marketplace. Our goal is to combine the capabilities of our U.S. technology partners with our knowledge of the Japanese market and expertise in systems construction to provide customers with high value-added products in a short period of time. ITOCHU has an extensive track record of bringing successful U.S. technologies to Japan and other Asian markets.

“We are incredibly excited to enter into this important and monumental agreement with ITOCHU, one of the most successful companies in Japan,” said Bryan Maizlish, CEO of GEM. The demand for GEM’s technology has been validated and proven and I expect our partnership to be transformational as GEM/ITOCHU aggressively pursues the tech-savvy Japanese market. ITOCHU is extremely selective in choosing partners, and this agreement would not be possible if the GEM platform did not meet ITOCHU’s rigorous and exacting standards for evaluating new technologies. As a world leader in providing international business development and operational solutions, we believe ITOCHU is the perfect long-term partner in our Global deployment.”

Maizlish added: “The Japanese market is an early and leading adopter of new and innovative mobile technologies. Japan is the second largest market for high-technology products, and we know that the GIGANETTV and SIMUL SEZ platforms are primed for rapid acceptance and growth in Japan. ITOCHU’s extensive market share and expertise, presence, reach, and proven marketing, sales, and distribution approach are relevant and significant factors in jointly achieving our mutual goals and objectives. We are confident that Giga Entertainment Media and ITOCHU Techno-Solutions, are strategically positioned to capitalize on the seismic change in the Global Millennial shift toward focused “simul-tasking” and Social Media/Video.

Japan: Third Worldwide in Internet Use, A Leader in TV and Telecom

According to the Internet World Stats, Japan currently ranks third in the world in the number of Internet users, following only China and the U.S. There is one TV set for every Japanese household. Additionally, Japan’s telecommunications sector is one of the most active in the world. The country has witnessed the continued growth of VoIP and triple-play services and strong competition among the mobile operators in the 3G segment of the market.

Especially noteworthy is the adoption of FttH services (with a corresponding move away from DSL) and big strides taken in developing digital and mobile broadcasting. Japan is also one of the world’s leading mobile telephone markets, not only in terms of size, but also in terms of innovation and the early introduction of advanced technologies.

About ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation

With more than 7,000 skilled employees and 100 customer support locations nationwide in Japan, ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation provides best-of-breed solutions for customers. Rooted in the core principle of “Challenging Tomorrow’s Changes,” ITOCHU constantly works to create a clearly defined mission based on a foundation of rock-solid values to fulfill its vision, “Building the best systems for clients through all phases of the IT life cycle.”

As an international business development and operational capabilities provider, ITOCHU offers clients the optimal services across all phases of the IT life cycle, from front-line backbone systems development and open systems large-scale platform configuration through outsourcing services employing data center operations. ITOCHU has accumulated state of the art technologies and expertise to integrate various products and services as one system.

About Giga Entertainment Media

Giga Entertainment Media (GEM) is a multi-media technology company that provides unique interactive viewing and communications enhancement features, such as existing live programming, VOD and movie lineups, to consumers on the Internet as well as private labeling to brands, content providers and content aggregators and their subscribers.

GEM'S most recent technological breakthrough on its dynamic game-changing platform allows real-time access to the entire web and associated video library, which includes substantial cable programming through voice recognition and user-friendly swiping viewed in an optimal personalized digital experience. GEM’s advanced technology allows multitasking, simultasking and the entire range of interactive social network applications all at the same time on one device.

With its GIGANETTV Brand consumer-friendly entertainment service, GEM allows the transmission and receipt of up to 30 simultaneous content streams, enabling the user to control the viewing and communications interfaces in real time by adjusting the size and location of viewing windows. On a single site, consumers can access live broadcasts, movies, social networks, games, applications, web search, email, text, blog, join single or multiple live personal or group chats, conference, Skype, play video games and record -- all in HD on simultaneous multiple PIP (picture-in-picture) expandable, shrinkable and movable floating screens. Users are also offered buy-now options with an advanced programming guide, scrolling, newsfeeds and alerts.

Investors Contacts:

Al Colucci
Giga Entertainment Media, Inc.
(610) 623-5420 (o)
alcolucci(at)giganettv.com
info(at)giganettv.com

Anthony Castiglia
Giga Entertainment Media, Inc.
(516) 622-2225 (o)
acastiglia(at)giganettv.com
info(at)giganettv.com

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Steve Rose
The Rose Group LLC
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Lee Laino Consultants, LTD
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(917) 767-1860 (c)
lee(at)lainogroup.com

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