Exits Streaming Business to Focus on Core Competencies
Directing Resources to Mobility to Revolutionize Transportation with Sustainable and Smart Solutions
Strengthens Position in Mobility to Navigate towards Sustainable Profitability
micromobility.com Inc. (the “Company” or “MCOM”) (NASDAQ: MCOM), a pioneering global micromobility ecosystem, today announced a strategic realignment of its business focus by discontinuing its media business. As part of the rebranding initiative, MCOM has terminated its streaming contracts and will discontinue streaming the 3rd season 2023-2024 of League Serie B in Italy and internationally. This strategic decision is expected to yield substantial cost savings of over EUR 14 million, bolstering the Company’s financial outlook.
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The Company invested substantial resources to establish an innovative streaming platform to provide high-quality content to its valued customers. However, in line with its new strategic direction and renewed emphasis on its core mobility sector, the Company has decided to refine its business focus and reallocate its resources accordingly.
As a result, MCOM has taken the difficult but necessary decision to conclude its streaming contracts for the 3rd season 2023-2024 of League Serie B. This decision was made after careful consideration and evaluation of the Company's priorities and long-term objectives. By terminating the contracts, MCOM will achieve significant cost savings amounting to over EUR 14 million, enabling the Company to explore new opportunities and invest in strategic initiatives such as mergers and acquisitions.
“Exiting streaming tightens our focus on the biggest opportunities in our market of mobility,” said micromobility.com Chief Executive Officer Salvatore Palella. “We are aligning our brand and products with the micro-mobility ecosystem to more effectively offer efficient and sustainable transportation solutions. This solidifies our position as a leading player in micro-mobility, reflecting our dedication to revolutionizing the sector while optimizing our operations. We firmly believe that sharpening our focus on the mobility vertical is crucial to ensuring the company’s long-term profitability and success. ”
About micromobility.com Inc.
micromobility.com Inc., a disruptive leader in the micromobility sector, founded by Salvatore Palella in 2015, combines expertise in retail, shared services, and vehicle rentals to revolutionize urban transportation. With operations spanning across the US and Europe, the holding group encompasses shared micromobility solutions through Helbiz Inc., vehicle rentals via Wheels Labs Inc. and e-commerce and planned brick-and-mortar stores via the micromobility.com brand. Committed to providing eco-friendly, affordable solutions and enhancing global accessibility, micromobility.com Inc. sets the standard for professional excellence in the micromobility landscape. For more information, visit www.micromobility.com.
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Exiting streaming tightens our focus on the biggest opportunities in our market of mobility