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Blue Star Capital PLC (BLU) aims to achieve capital appreciation from a portfolio of quoted and unquoted investments in Homeland Security, media, technology and gaming:

OAK Media Limited (“OAK”)

OAK has been formed in order to take advantage of the global growth in gaming for entertainment amid a fast changing regulatory environment. OAK intends to become an aggregator of the best gaming technologies and to provide the best available gaming solutions, so it can enter the lucrative gaming market with modest investment and make rapid returns.

OAK believes that over the next five years, leading brands and broadcast TV will play an increasingly larger role in gaming growth and player recruitment, as the following market forces emerge:

  • relaxation in regulatory rules worldwide – particularly in the USA;
  • the need for brands to migrate to other strong revenue lines;
  • gaming for entertainment providing low cost and compelling mass market programming;
  • the trust of mainstream TV amongst a large population demographic aiding player recruitment;
  • the growth in interactive TV in other areas of viewing; and
  • consolidation in the market due to niche one country gaming companies needing mainstream and international distribution.

OAK aims to position itself as the supplier of choice to mainstream brands and broadcast TV operations, especially those with international reach, to create a global broadcast gaming solution with selected partners. Blue Star currently owns 90% of OAK but will have its shareholding reduced to no less than 50% on OAK achieving commercial and operational targets.

Oak Media signs exclusive agreement with Playboy TV Europe
Blue Star, an investing company in technology and gaming delivered principally through social media and broadcast platforms, announces that Oak Media Limited (“Oak Media”), which is 65% owned by Blue Star, has signed an exclusive agreement with Playboy TV Europe (“Playboy TV”), for the marketing and promotion of Oak Media’s Gibraltar-registered Red 8 casino, on Playboy TV’s channel inventory. Red 8 casino will offer its players a full casino experience on a variety of platforms including internet, mobile and tablet, through a common integrated wallet.

The agreement is structured as a partnership, with both parties sharing in the casino’s profits. Significantly, it also gives Oak Media marketing access to Playboy TV’s existing customer database of over 100,000 users who currently interact with the channels.The service is expected to be launched by the end of next month and will run initially on Playboy TV’s four free-to-air channels on the Sky and Freeview platforms. Further to the announcement on 24 December 2013 Oak Media’s management can increase their shareholding to a maximum of 50% conditional on Oak Media becoming profitable.

Graham Parr, Chairman of Blue Star, commented:
“Since our investment in Oak Media in December 2013, the company has signed three significant contracts, this latest being with one of the world’s most recognised names in entertainment. This contract represents a major step forward in bringing Oak Media’s strategy to fruition in this fast growing market and we remain confident about the company’s prospects.”

 

Disruptive Tech Limited (“DTL”)

DTL is an investment Company registered in Gibraltar. DTL invests in experienced online technology entrepreneurs. Key holdings include Nektan Holdings Limited, a rapidly growing online gaming business, VNU Capital, a US retail eCommerce business, Deep Ventures, an established UK tech Venture capital fund and Interest Labs, a big data technology engine. Blue Star own 1.75% of DTL.

Vigilant Applications Limited

Vigilant Applications is a software development company specialising in security solutions for monitoring and shaping user behaviour at a PC or ‘end point’. Its VigilancePro agent software is deployed in the enterprise space in both the public and private sector for monitoring professional standards, securing data and compliance. VigilancePro Retail applies the products unique capabilities to the monitoring of all activity at an Electronic Point of Sale – EPOS. Through its patented technology it is able to integrate with existing security infrastructure (CCTV) to provide irrefutable real-time remote reporting of all transaction activity within a retail environment. Blue Star holds a 5% shareholding in Vigilant Applications.

Blue Star Capital Plc (BLU) Board Members

Graham Parr - Non Executive Chairman
Anthony Fabrizi - Chief Executive Officer
William Henbrey - Non Executive Director

Company website for Blue Star Capital Plc (BLU)

http://www.bluestarcapital.co.uk/index.html