CKx Announces Termination of Sale Discussions

Oct 27, 2010, 17:00 ET from CKx, Inc.

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CKx, Inc. (Nasdaq: CKXE) announced today that it was no longer discussing a potential sale of the Company or of a controlling stake in the Company.  While the Board was contacted by a number of potential parties and received and reviewed several expressions of interest in an acquisition of the Company or a controlling interest in the Company, the Board did not receive any proposals that it felt were in the best interests of shareholders.  Accordingly, the Board determined to discontinue discussions and intends to continue to operate the company on a stand-alone basis.

Michael G. Ferrel, the Chief Executive Officer of the Company, said, "With the conclusion of sale discussions, we are excited to continue driving growth through our terrific set of core assets and improving the overall profitability of the Company.  We look forward to building on the major progress we have already made in our restructuring of 19 Entertainment and creating value for our shareholders."

About CKx, Inc.

CKx, Inc. is engaged in the ownership, development and commercial utilization of entertainment content.  The Company's current properties include the rights to the name, image and likeness of Elvis Presley, the operations of Graceland, the rights to the name, image and likeness of Muhammad Ali and proprietary rights to the IDOLS television brand, including the American Idol series in the United States and local adaptations of the IDOLS television show format which, collectively, air in more than 100 countries.  For more information about CKx, Inc., visit its corporate website at

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