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YOU On Demand Closes Strategic Investment from Seven Stars Works for $4 million USD

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NEW YORK, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOD) ("YOU On Demand" or "YOD" or the "Company"), a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China evolving into a global, mobile-driven, consumer management platform for both enterprises and consumers, announced today that the Company closed on a strategic investment from Seven Stars Works Co., Ltd., a Korea company ("SSW") and an affiliate of Beijing Sun Seven Stars Culture Development Limited, a PRC company ("SSS"). SSS is controlled by the chairman of YOU On Demand's Board of Directors, Bruno Wu

Pursuant to the terms of the Security Purchase Agreement ("SPA"), which was filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on July 13, 2016 by YOU On Demand in its current report on Form 8-K, the Company has agreed to sell and issue 2,272,727 shares of the Company's common stock to SSW for $1.76 per share, or a total purchase price of $4.0 million USD. The SPA contains customary representations, warranties and covenants.

YOU On Demand intends to use the net proceeds of the transaction for M&A activity, licensed content procurement and general working capital purposes.

About YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (http://corporate.yod.com)

YOU On Demand (NASDAQ: YOD) is leveraging and optimizing its current operations as a premium content Video On Demand service provider in China to evolve into a global, B2B2C, mobile-driven, consumer management platform for both enterprises and consumers.  By aiming to establish the world's premier multimedia, social networking and e-commerce-enabled network with the largest global effective connected user base, YOU On Demand, through this expanded, cloud-based, ecosystem of connected screens combined with strong partnerships with leading global providers, will be capable of delivering a vast array of YOD–branded products and services to enterprise customers and end-use consumers - anytime and anywhere, across multiple platforms and devices. 

YOU On Demand has content distribution agreements in place with many of Hollywood's top studios including Disney Media Distribution, Paramount Pictures, NBC Universal and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, Miramax, as well as a broad selection of the best content from Chinese filmmakers.  In addition, the Company has governmental partnerships and licenses as well as numerous JV partnerships and strategic cooperation agreements with an array of distribution and content partners in the global new media space. YOU On Demand is headquartered in both New York, NY and Beijing, China.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward looking statements." All statements other than statements of historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements." These forward looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in the Company's periodic reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on its website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by these factors. Other than as required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

CONTACT:
Jason Finkelstein
YOU On Demand
212-206-1216 
jason.finkelstein@yod.com  
@youondemand 
corporate.yod.com

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SOURCE YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc.

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