Triller Introduces the Metaverz: Your All-Access Pass to Global Entertainment

Triller partners with Epik and the entertainment industry’s biggest artists to create the world’s first integrated virtual music, gaming, sports and live events platform











Link to a video preview of the Metaverz here.

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Triller, the leading AI-powered creator platform, is taking its creator-first approach to the metaverse. Today, Triller announces their latest venture: the Metaverz, a first-of-its-kind virtual integrated digital, technology, media, and entertainment platform. Inside the Metaverz, fans can attend a virtual concert featuring their favorite artists or make their way past the velvet rope of a virtual nightclub and venture into a VIP room to interact with celebrities, influencers and creators.

“We are extremely excited to debut the Metaverz and open up direct access to creators from all corners of the world,” said Mahi de Silva, CEO of Triller. “We are committed to expanding offerings for our users, creators, and businesses, and entering the metaverse strategically positions Triller at the forefront of several compelling trends including Web3 and decentralization. We are now on the frontline of the future of creator content – from NFT-backed collectibles and memorabilia to virtual concerts to gaming and shopping, the Metaverz ecosystem will be groundbreaking.”

The Metaverz has north of $100 million in metaverse investment value today across various digital properties and assets, and is expected to grow rapidly. Triller’s Metaverz will operate at the intersection of music, sports, gaming, and live events. Users can engage with Triller’s record-breaking live sporting and music events that attract millions of viewers around the globe– including Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, Triller Fight Club, Verzuz and many others – but also are able to engage with artists and other fans in a unique setting that brings the world to them.

“When your favorite sporting event is a continent away, you can still be there with front row seats, sharing unforgettable moments with other fans,” said Christopher Taurosa, Head of Metaverz. “If you want pursue a new digital shopping experience, you can shop at one of the stores in our virtual shopping malls, or, if gaming is something you enjoy, you can play along with your friends and interact with the community in so many new engaging ways only available in the Metaverz.”

The Metaverz is the latest example of how Triller is a powerful toolbox for the creators, by the creators. Triller allows them to monetize their connections like never before, with engagements as high as 73% versus 1% on other platforms, such as Instagram.

“Triller’s Metaverz underscores its commitment to empower creators everywhere to maximize their relationships with their fans, while developing powerful tools to connect brands and creators,” said de Silva. “Triller is breaking the mold of the closed garden networks, and the Metaverz will continue to pave the way for Triller as the leading creator platform, facilitating commerce and maximizing audience reach.”

Triller’s open garden network eliminates the large tech companies as intermediaries and puts the power back in the hands of the creators and their users, allowing them to connect directly with the brands that want to work with them.

“Our core focus is to eliminate the barrier of entry to the metaverse. Our platform allows everyone to seamlessly connect and interact with their favorite creators, attend events they normally wouldn’t be able to, and interact directly with people from around the world,” said Taurosa. “The Metaverz allows the limits of time and distance to be instantaneously erased and gives both sides of the creator economy the necessary space to create and delight with content and experiences – you can be whoever you want to be and go wherever you want to go.”

Another unique feature of the Metaverz experience is Triller’s partnership with Epik, a leading global platform for AR/VR and gaming experiences that produces premium digital experiences for more than one billion gamers worldwide. Triller and Epik will launch multiple games within the Metaverz and announce future partnerships with some of the world’s leading gaming companies. Thanks to this creative collaboration, there will be Metaverz drops where gamers can purchase upgrades with artifacts and gear and additional packs like trading cards consisting of artifacts or avatars for their gaming characters.

To celebrate the launch of the Metaverz, Triller will host an event featuring DJ and electronic artist Sam Feldt performing live from the Netherlands during one of electronic music’s largest gatherings in the world, the Amsterdam Dance Event, on October 22. The event is free to everyone who enters through the Metaverz.

“I am very excited to partner with Triller on the launch of the Metaverz,” said Victor David, Co-Founder and CEO of Epik. “This is a perfect marriage combining Triller’s social network, creator platform, celebrities, events and content with our technical expertise, video game network and membership programs. By working together, we are one step closer to mass adoption and the result will be a rapid expansion into all things metaverse.”

Triller, which works with hundreds of the world’s largest brands and enables over 750 million social interactions a month, is seizing the opportunity to continue to monetize these transactions.

“We put a lot of thought, time, and capital towards building what we believe to be the most advanced live event metaverse platform available today,” said de Silva. “We have been working closely with all of our partners, influencers, celebrities and companies to make sure this launch isn’t just words but truly the launch of a new world.”

During 2022 alone, Triller has expanded its presence in the world of combat sports with acquisitions of Bare Knuckle Fight Club and Pillow Fight Championship. In the content creator space, Triller also acquired Fangage, a platform to maximize creator monetization, furthering Triller’s commitment to putting content creators first.

For more information and to be one of the first to learn about Metaverz updates, visit or follow @triller on social media @triller for teasers, drop dates, celebrity endorsements, concerts, sports events, shopping moments, and enhanced gaming experiences. 

About Triller 

Triller is the AI-powered open garden technology platform for creators. Pairing music culture with sports, fashion, entertainment, and influencers through a 360-degree view of content and technology, Triller encourages its influencers to post the content created on the app across different social media platforms and uses proprietary AI technology to push and track their content virally to affiliated and non-affiliated sites and networks, enabling them to reach millions of additional users. Triller additionally owns VERZUZ, the live-stream music platform; combat sports brands Triller Fight Club, Triad Combat and BKFC;, a leading customer engagement platform;, a premier global PPV, AVOD, and SVOD streaming service; Thuzio, a leader in B2B premium influencer events and experiences; Fangage, a platform for creators to engage fans and monetize content and Julius, a platform for brands and agencies to harness creators for social engagement and social commerce.

About Epik
With more than 300 video game clients, Epik is the leading global licensing agency putting brands into video games to produce premium digital items and experiences for over one billion gamers worldwide with the largest digital ecosystem with hundreds of the world’s most popular entertainment brands. Epik is widely considered to be the blockchain industry leader producing collaborations for premium licensed digital collectables, NFTs and exclusive experiences powered by an interoperable proprietary cross-chain technology. Epik was the first and only NFT company to do any deals with AAA gaming companies for NFTs. Clients include ViacomCBS, Warner Music, Garena, Tencent and Universal.

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کلچرل ڈیولپمنٹ فنڈ نے نیو یارک میں منعقد ہونے والی پرایرٹی  ترجیحی سمٹ میں سعودی عرب کے ثقافتی اقدامات کو اجاگر کیا ہے

نیو یارک، 17 اکتوبر، 2022 / PRNewswire/ — نیو یارک میں منعقد ہونے والی پرا ترجیحی سمٹ میں کلچرل ڈیولپمنٹ فنڈ (CDF) کی شرکت اختتام پذیر ہو گئی ہے۔ سمٹ میں فنڈ کی شرکت نے سعودی عرب کے ثقافتی منظر نامے کو آگے بڑھانے اور اس شعبے میں لوگوں اور اداروں کو با اختیار بنانے کے اپنے مقصد کے توسیعی جزو کا کردا ادا کیا ہے۔

اقوام متحدہ کی 77ویں جنرل اسمبلی کے موقع پر فیوچر انویسٹمنٹ انیشیئیٹِو (FII) کی جانب سے منعقد کی گئی پرائرٹی ترجیحی  سمٹ تقریبات کے ایک سلسلے کا حصہ تھی جس کا مقصد زندگی کے تمام شعبوں سے تعلق رکھنے والے افراد کے دلوں اور دماغوں میں اولین ترجیح معلوم کرنے کے لئے کھلے مکالمے کو فروغ دینا تھا۔ سمٹ کا ایجنڈا انسانیت کو متاثر کرنے والے عالمی چيلنجوں اور ان کے مفید حل تلاش کرنے کے بارے میں تبادلہ خیال کرنے کے لئے مختلف شعبوں سے شراکت داروں کے درمیان متعامل بات چیت اور مکالموں پر مشتمل تھا۔

سعودی عرب کے ثقافتی شعبے کے بنیادی مالیاتی متحرک کے طور پر، پرایرٹی سمٹ میں دیگر شرکاء کے علاوہ کلچرل ڈیویلپمنٹ فنڈ نے سمٹ میں فیوچر انویسٹمنٹ انیشیئیٹو (FII) کے ایک باضابطہ اسٹریٹجک پارٹنر کے طور پر شرکت کی۔

سمٹ کے دوران، ثقافتی ترقیاتی فنڈ کے CEO محمد بن دایل نے نئی نشاط ثنایہ (The Neo-Renaissance) کے عنوان سے ہونے والے پینل مکالمے میں شرکت کی جہاں انہوں نے سرمایہ کاری کو راغب کرنے، ثقافتی شعبوں کو با اختیار بنانے اور مقامی ثقافتی معیشت کے پھلنے پھولنے کے لئے مواقع پیدا کرنے میں CDF کے کردار کے بارے میں تبادلہ خیال کیا۔

سمٹ کے شرکاء کو بتایا گیا کہ CDF کس طریقے سے ثقافتی شعبے کو با اختیار بنانے اور تسلسل کو یقینی بنانے کا ایک فریم ورک تیار کرنے میں نجی اور سرکاری شعبوں کی معاونت کر رہا ہے۔ پوری سمٹ کے دوران، CDF نے اس بات کو اجاگر کیا کہ کس طرح اس کے منصوبے سعودی وژن 2030 کے سعودی عرب میں زندگی کے تقریبا ہر پہلوں سمیت زندگی کے معیارات کی کوالٹی کو بہتر بنانے کے اہداف کے ساتھ ہم آہنگ ہے۔

بن دایل نے اس بات پر بھی زور دیا کہ کس طرح CDF کا کردار سعودی عرب کے ترقیاتی ماحولیاتی نظام اور پائیدار قومی ترقی کے حصول کی مہم کے اندر دوسرے فنڈز کے ساتھ انضمام شدہ ہے۔

پرایرٹی سمٹ میں CDF کی شرکت سعودی عرب کے ثقافتی منظر نامے کو تبدیل کرنے میں مدد کے لئے مقامی اور بین الاقوامی سرمایہ کاری راغب کرنے کی اس کی حکمت عمل کا حصہ ہے، جو ملک کو اپنے آپ کو عالمی ثقافتی شا‏ئقین کے لئے ایک مرغوب مقام کے طور پر پیش کرنے میں معاون ہو سکے۔


کلچرل ڈیولپمنٹ فنڈ ثقافت کو فروغ دینے والے کلیدی مقامی محرکات میں سے ایک ہے جو ایک ایسے ثقافتی ماحولیاتی نظام کو پروان چڑھا رہا ہے جو سرمایہ کاری کی حوصلہ افزائی کرے، تسلسل کو فروغ دے اور ثقافت کو بطور ایک طرز زندگی پیش کرے، جس سے سعودی عرب کی قومی شناخت میں اضافہ ہو اور زندگی کے معیار کے وژن 2030 کے اہداف پورا ہو سکیں۔

فنڈ ایک ایسا ثقافتی ماحولیاتی نظام قائم کر کے ان اہداف کو حاصل کرنا چاہتا ہے جو ثقافتی منصوبوں کو با اختیار بنانے اور ان کی نگرانی کرنے، کاروباروں کو راغب کرنے اور اسٹریٹیجک پروگراموں میں سرمایہ کاری کے ذریعے معیشت کو متنوع بنانے میں مدد دے، جس سے سعودی عرب کا ثقافتی شعبہ پروان چڑھ سکے اور اس کی افادیت میں اضافہ ہو۔

Inter-Hostel Cricket Tournament kicks-off at IIUI 

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):An inter-hostel cricket tournament kicked-off here at the new campus of International Islamic University on Monday. The activity is part of the vision and initiatives of the IIUI President for providing a healthy and quality education environment to the students. The tournament is being organized by the Office of Provost (male) and Protocol and Public Relations (P and PR). All the teams of the hostels of the new campus and Kuwait hostels have been provided separate kits and mentors to lead.

The colourful ceremony was joined by enthralled players of 7 teams. The IIUI President inaugurated the event by playing a ball on the pitch as a batsman. The IIUI President appreciated the efforts of organizers saying that sports activities are equally important along with the academic activities. He reiterated his resolve that there will be stone left unturned to provide a healthy and peaceful milieu of learning to the students. He appreciated the joint venture of the offices of Provost and Protocol and Public Relations saying that the tournament is an omen of a new start after a hiatus due to global pandemic.

Vice President A and F, Prof. Dr. N.B. Jumani and Vice-president Academics and Prof. Dr. Ayaz Afsar were also present on the occasion. The ceremony was also joined by the organizing committee headed by Provost Male, Dr. Ibrar Anver. It was also attended by Incharge P and PR Nasir Farid, Assistant Director P and PR, Al-Hassan, Assistant Director P and PR, Muhammad Nauman, officers of Provost office Khalid Chaudhary, Assistant Director, Ali Rafie and supporting staff members.

Addressing the opening ceremony Dr. N.B. Jumani said that co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are part and parcel of the education process. He said the administration is keen to follow the instruction of IIUI President to let students excel in all the fields. He said that IIUI leadership intends to provide best opportunities to talented youth of IIUI to shine.

Dr. Ibrar Anver thanked the President IIUI, Vice Presidents and organizing committee for the untiring efforts to kick off the tournament. He added that the tournament is a start of healthy activities that will also continue in future. The Office of the Provost shall also start a sports gala for the foreigner students at the end of this month that will include a number of sports events.

For more information, contact:
Public Relations,
International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI)
Room No.118, Admin Block, New Campus,
H-10 Sector, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9019249
Fax: +92-51-9257909

Campaign Violations Persist in Low Turnout, Largely Peaceful By-Elections

Islamabad, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):With only 35 percent of the registered voters turning out on Election Day, the by-elections (BE-2022) in eight National Assembly and three Punjab Assembly constituencies remained peaceful with scattered instances of irregularities primarily concerning unchecked campaigning inside and around polling stations, observes Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).

Overall, the voter turnout remained low compared to the General Elections (GE) 2018. The male turnout declined from 57.3 percent in GE-2018 to 39.5 percent in BE-2022, while the female turnout dropped from 45.0 percent to 29.7 percent. In absolute numbers, 470,890 less voters turned out to vote as compared to 1,962,800 voters in GE-2018. The highest voter turnout (53.3 percent) was recorded in PP-209 Khanewal-VII and the lowest (14.8 percent) in NA-239 Korangi Karachi-I.

The lowest female turnout remained at 10.4 percent, recorded in NA-31 Peshawar-V, raising the need for the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) to look into the reasons in the spirit of section 9 of the Elections Act, 2017.

As many as four constituencies had less than 20 percent female turnout compared to one with a male turnout below 20 percent. (See annexure for the disaggregated turnout of GE-2018 and BE-2022)

The voters’ turnout remained especially abysmal in two Karachi constituencies (NA-239 Korangi Karachi-I and NA-237 Malir-II), where cumulatively 17.6 percent of the registered voters exercised their right to vote compared to 27.4 percent turnout in three Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) constituencies and 44.8 percent in six Punjab constituencies.

According to the Provisional Consolidated Statement of Results of the Count (Form-47), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidates won six National Assembly, and two Punjab Assembly (PA) constituencies, Pakistan Peoples’ Party Parliamentarians (PPPP) won two National Assembly constituencies, and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) one Punjab Assembly constituency.

Women as candidates have remained a cause of concern observed by FAFEN in the recent elections. Only three of the total 118 contesting candidates of these by-elections were women, reinforcing the need for political parties to reach out to these and other marginalized segments of the population for their political education and emancipation.

Scattered irregularities were observed during the BE-2022, including the presence of unauthorized persons inside polling stations, potentially compromising the efficacy of the electoral process; unchecked campaigning and canvassing inside and outside polling stations – an irregularity that has persisted during the recent by-elections; and oversized polling stations that could have potentially led to overcrowding and disorderly polling.

FAFEN observed Election Day with 96 trained, non-partisan and accredited observers covering 364 (12 percent of the total 2,937) polling stations comprising 1,216 polling booths (12 percent of the total 10,233 booths). Each observer observed up to four polling stations during the day, including the opening processes at 94 and the counting processes at 80 polling stations.

For more information, contact:
Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN)
FAFEN Representative
FAFEN Secretariat 224, Margalla Road F-10/3 – Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-2211026
Fax: +92-51-2211047
Cell: +92-321-5017355, +92-301-8549188

President Asif Ali Zardari felicitates Ali Musa Gillani and Hakeem Baloch 

Karachi, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Former President Pakistan and President Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians, Asif Ali Zardari congratulating Ali Musa Gillani and Abdul Hakeem Baloch for defeating PTI in bye-elections in Multan and Malir, Karachi respectively said that the arrow sign is the sign of victory. The people of Multan have now made it even with the political nomad of Multan. President Zardari thanked the people of Multan and Malir.

The Jiyalas have made the party proud. South Punjab will become a province and it is my promise and Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s manifesto, President Zardari resolved. The victory in Multan and Malir is dedicated to the Jiyalas as they have no competition, Asif Ali Zardari said. There has been an addition of two Jiyalas in the National Assembly. Political heaven is under the feet of the people and these words of Quaid-e-Awam Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto’s are inspiration for us.

For more information, contact:
PPP Media Cell (Sindh)
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)
Peoples Secretariat Shikarpur Colony,
Behind Mazar-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Karachi, Pakistan
Cell: +92-305-3370383

Benazir Income Support Program strives for the welfare of the underprivileged segments of the society: Shazia Marri 

Karachi, October 17, 2022 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Poverty Alleviation and Social Safety, Ms. Shazia Marri on Monday International Day for the Eradication of Poverty stated that the launch of the “Benazir Income Support Program” reflects the vision of Ms. Benazir Bhutto Shaheed, which aims to provide a comprehensive system of social security to the disadvantaged sections of the society, especially women.

“It is to bring a sustainable and positive change in the lives of deprived families by providing economic and social security and ending poverty”, she added. 17th October is celebrated worldwide as the International Day for Eradication of Poverty. On the occasion the Minister said that the significance of the Benazir Income Support Program increases with respect to this day as the purpose of the day is to acknowledge the efforts and struggles of people living in poverty, to provide them with opportunities to move forward and to recognize that Poverty is a violation of basic human rights which we need to be addressed.

The main theme of this day is that honour is universal, that is, honour is not related to the economic condition of a person, but to his human values, the Chairperson BISP continued and observed that in Pakistan, men and women are equally victims of social oppression due to poverty.

Under the Benazir Income Support Program, Rs. 7000 on quarterly basis are given to the deserving women through the Benazir Kafalat program, and the children from 4 to 22 years of age of these women are given Benazir Taleemi Wazaif from 1500 to 4000 rupees so that they can get education.

The Chairperson BISP emphasized that compared to boys; the educational scholarships of girls are a little higher so that parents can educate their children with a relative ease. Through Benazir Nashonuma, deserving pregnant women and lactating mothers are provided nutritious and balanced food. The nutritional needs of the new-born children are met for their better nourishment.

She also established that the aim of such initiatives of the Government of Pakistan under BISP is to build a strong society. “Today we pledge together that we will continue our efforts to eradicate poverty from Pakistan so that we can give a better future to the coming generations”, the Minister concluded.

For more information, contact:
PPP Media Cell (Sindh)
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP)
Peoples Secretariat Shikarpur Colony,
Behind Mazar-e-Quaid-e-Azam, Karachi, Pakistan
Cell: +92-305-3370383