11 days agoCraddock urges Wolves to keep Arsenal target Boly

first_imgCraddock urges Wolves to keep Arsenal target Bolyby Paul Vegas11 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Wolves skipper Jody Craddock is a fan of Willy Boly.Arsenal have been linked with Boly, who Wolves signed for £10m from Porto in the summer of 2018.“We definitely want him to stay at Wolves as he’s been doing so well, but he probably could walk into another team higher up the table,” Craddock told the Express & Star.“Hopefully, he doesn’t. But when you’ve got these players and they’re playing well, there’s always going to be clubs sniffing around them.”Then, it’s down to Wolves to do the job and keep hold of him if we want to step up to the table ourselves.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Duke Using Avery Johnson “Standard” Quote For Marketing Purposes

first_imgAvery johnsons smiles at alabama podium.avery johnson alabamaFormer NBA point guard and head coach Avery Johnson was recently hired to take over the reins of the Alabama basketball program, which has reached just one NCAA Tournament in the past nine seasons. Johnson has a tall task ahead of him, but he has lofty goals for his new squad, saying during his introductory press conference his program will try and live up to the standard set by Duke, the 2014-15 national champions. “Duke University, that’s the standard for us here at the University of Alabama and our basketball program,” Johnson said. “The way they play defense and offense. The way they move the ball, that’s the standard. Nobody else is the standard. That’s the standard. Duke University. That’s why I’m here.”If imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, it also makes for good publicity in this case. Judging by its Instagram post this morning, the Duke program is using Johnson’s quote to its marketing advantage.An obvious, but savvy move by Duke. We’re sure Johnson isn’t the only coach looking to get his program on the level of the Blue Devils but it’s easier said than done.last_img read more

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Cineplex and The VOID Announce Canadian Expansion Plans

first_imgAdvertisement TORONTO, July 10, 2018 – Cineplex (TSX: CGX), a leading entertainment and media company, and The VOID, the critically acclaimed immersive entertainment company, today announced a new, exclusive expansion agreement that will see the opening of new VOID Experience Centers in communities across Canada. By combining state-of-the-art VR technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects including touch and smell, The VOID invites fans to a social activity to enjoy with friends and family and become active participants in a new hyper-reality. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Login/Register With: With its first location already successfully operating at Cineplex’s The Rec Room in downtown Toronto, the agreement announced today will provide Cineplex with the exclusive rights to operate The VOID concept in Canada. The initial plan is to open a minimum of five VOID Experience Centers over the coming years, both inside and outside of Cineplex operated properties. Opening last summer, residents and visitors to the Toronto area have been able to step beyond reality and into the Ghostbusters: Dimension at the city’s favorite destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment,’ The Rec Room, at the historic Roundhouse.center_img Twitter Advertisement “In addition to announcing this Canadian market development plan with The VOID, today we are also sharing the news that this summer we will be opening a second location in Canada at our West Edmonton Mall location of The Rec Room,” said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO, Cineplex.  “Entertaining people is what we do best and this truly immersive, engaging and interactive experience is a great addition to our growing list of entertainment offerings.”“We’re committed to transporting everyone, everywhere on virtual adventures. To deliver on that promise, The VOID will continue to open our unique entertainment centers in key markets and major destination cities,” said Cliff Plumer, CEO of The VOID. “Through our partnership with Cineplex, The VOID will bring immersive VR – through sight, sound, touch, smell and motion – to a broad consumer audience.”Each VOID Experience Center consists of:Social Experience: The VOID is a shared, multi-person experience that creates a tangible emotional bond as people play together unlike most VR that isolates users.Original and Beloved Storylines: Enter unexplored worlds filled with immersive and entertaining experiences. Guests can step into some of the world’s favorite franchises, including Star Wars™: Secrets of the Empire developed by ILMxLAB and Ghostbusters: Dimensions.Physical Sets: Custom stages and a wide array of sensory effects, designed specifically by The VOID are used to fully draw participants into the digital world that has been mapped over the physical space.State-of-the-Art Gear: The VOID’s proprietary designed equipment melds the physical and digital worlds together through head mounted displays (HMDs), backtopTM computers and haptic vests, allowing sensory effects to be felt from multiple points using haptic feedback.Launched in collaboration ILMxLAB, Lucasflim’s Immersive Entertainment division, and The VOID, Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire transports guests deep into the beloved Star Wars™ universe allowing them to walk freely and untethered throughout the full-sensory experience with friends and family. Under the orders of the rebellion, teams of four guests must work together to infiltrate an Imperial base disguised as stormtroopers where they’ll navigate through to steal critical intelligence with help from familiar Star Wars characters along the way. Its first location in Canada will open at The Rec Room at West Edmonton Mall in Edmonton, Alberta, later this summer and at The Rec Room’s Roundhouse location this fall.About CineplexA leading entertainment and media company, Cineplex (TSX:CGX) is a top-tier Canadian brand that operates in the Film Entertainment and Content, Amusement and Leisure, and Media sectors. As Canada’s largest and most innovative film exhibitor, Cineplex welcomes over 70 million guests annually through its circuit of 164 theatres across the country. Cineplex also operates successful businesses in digital commerce (CineplexStore.com), food service, alternative programming (Cineplex Events), cinema media (Cineplex Media), digital place-based media (Cineplex Digital Media), amusement solutions (Player One Amusement Group) and an online eSports platform for competitive and passionate gamers (WorldGaming.com). Additionally, Cineplex operates a location based entertainment business through Canada’snewest destination for ‘Eats & Entertainment’ (The Rec Room), and will also be opening new complexes specially designed for teens and families (Playdium) as well as exciting new sports and entertainment venues across Canada(Topgolf). Cineplex is a joint venture partner in SCENE, Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.Proudly recognized as having one of the country’s Most Admired Corporate Cultures, Cineplex employs approximately 13,000 people in its offices across Canada and the United States. To learn more visit Cineplex.com or download the Cineplex App.About The VOIDStep inside your favorite story with The VOID; the global leader of a new category of immersive location based experiences that utilize cutting edge tech and IP from Hollywood’s biggest players to mark a new frontier in interactive entertainment and storytelling. Combining state-of-the art VR technology, physical stages and multi-sensory effects- including touch and smell – The VOID invites fans to become active participants in a new hyper-reality. The VOID’s Experience Centers are located in: Downtown Disney in Anaheim, Calif.,  Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif., Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian and The Palazzo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev., Lindon, Utah, Disney Springs in Orlando, Fla., Westfield Stratford City in London, U.K., Hub Zero, City Walk in Dubai, U.A.E., and The Rec Room in Toronto, On.For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.thevoid.com and follow @voidvr on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.About ILMxLABFounded in 2015, ILMxLAB is Lucasfilm’s immersive entertainment division which combines compelling storytelling, technological innovation and world-class production to create truly impactful, immersive entertainment experiences. The group develops experiences for virtual reality, augmented/mixed reality, real-time cinema, theme park entertainment and narrative-based experiences for future platforms. ILMxLAB is known for Carne y Arena, the Oscar-winning VR installation directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, and the critically-acclaimed hyper reality experience Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire. For more information, follow @ILMxLAB on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. Facebooklast_img read more

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Jorginho enjoying Chelsea adventure – agent

first_imgThe agent of Jorginho insists that his client is enjoying his Chelsea “adventure” and is surprised by the club’s Neapolitan fanbaseThe Italian midfielder has settled in well at Stamford Bridge and has proved to be a valuable alley for his new teammates as they adapt to new manager Maurizio Sarri’s playing style.And his agent, Joao Santos, feels that the move to Chelsea has been a success so far.“Jorginho has started his adventure at Chelsea very well,” he told Radio CRC, via Football-Italia.“He’s already integrated himself, plus he also speaks English well, so he’s not having any problems settling.Tammy Abraham, ChelseaChelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.“When a player is good, he can play in any League. Stereotypes matter little. If a player has quality, they can make the grade anywhere.”Santos also revealed that 50 Neapolitans greeted Jorginho at the end of Chelsea’s 3-2 win over Arsenal in Saturday’s London derby.“He’s very happy with how the match against Arsenal went. There were 50 Neapolitans who cheered him on and asked for photos and autographs,” he said.“This is why we love Naples and we’ll continue to. Their support has continued in London. Jorginho has many friends in Naples, like Mertens and Insigne.“He heard from them after Napoli’s win against Lazio and complimented the team.”last_img read more

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Jimmy Case pleads for patience with Mark Hughes

first_imgEnglish retired footballer Jimmy Case points out that although Mark Hughes’ record from his first 16 league games is worse than any Saints manager since George Burley, patience is all the team needs, stating that Cherries are reaping the benefits of Eddie Howe’s longevity.“Eddie Howe has been at Bournemouth six years and they look settled as a team as a result,” said Case.“But Southampton have had six managers in that time and again there is talk about certain managers coming in.“I like Mark Hughes and the way his teams play and I think he needs a bit more time” case said via Bournemouthecho.“Some people shout from the terraces ‘you don’t know what you’re doing’ but when a new manager comes in it takes time to find out about your players and the best formation to use.“They look a bit tentative but whether they know the way they should be playing or are trying to find his way, I don’t know. I think they are just lacking a couple of results.”Case, haven spent the 1991-92 season at Dean Court after six years in Saints’ midfield under Chris Nicholl, added: “I have an affinity with both clubs.“I played for Southampton against Bournemouth years ago and it’s certainly been a turnabout.Eddie Howe pleased with attacking poise, but feels Wilson was too honest Stuart Heath – August 25, 2019 A.F.C Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe felt as though his striker Callum Wilson was too honest against Manchester City and may have won a penalty,…“When I left Bournemouth, Harry Redknapp and the chairman came to me and said they would have to let me go.“Although I was 39, I’d played nearly all the games but that was a moment when the banks had just come in and anyone at the end of their contract had to leave.“I said I would go on half money just to keep playing but me and Kevin Bond had to leave.“I used to have a cup of tea with the groundsman next to the lawnmowers in his shed underneath the stands!“They have come a hell of a long way since then.“They have a squad together that can maintain a push beyond mid-table and they have started really well.“As well as being a settled side, they have quality in there with forwards like Callum Wilson and Josh King”last_img read more

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Cech Our target is top four

first_imgArsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech says the club’s big objective in the Premier League this season is to get into the top four.After their 3-0 FA Cup win at Blackpool on Saturday evening, Cech outlined their targets and objectives for the season.Arsenal are in 5th place and trailing fourth-placed Chelsea by three points, but a resurgent Manchester United side is breathing down their necks with just three points separating them.“Personally I love the competition,” Cech told the club’s website.“I haven’t played it much in my career but most of the time I played at the end and I have five [winners’ medals].“I am very proud of them because it is a great competition to win and something to remember and something to look at one day when you retire.“The FA Cup final is a special occasion for any player playing in England.Premier LeaguePremier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“Our priority is to get into the top four [so we can] be in the Champions League and then you want to progress and evolve as a club, as a team.“We have a new manager and obviously we set our targets so if we can win a trophy together in the first season it would be a good achievement.“You play every game to win and this time we were in the FA Cup, we have the tradition as a club to do well and if we can win it, we’d like to do so.“It is the same with the Europa League – we started really well and are in the last 32.“These are two targets but the Premier League remains a big objective, to get into the top four.”last_img read more

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Congressman Young Says Its Time For Congress To Work Together

first_imgStory as aired:Audio PlayerJennifer-on-Young.mp3VmJennifer-on-Young.mp300:00RPd Congressman Young said that he believes the President is trying to get Americans down the right path, saying it’s now up to Congress to work together. Congressman Young (R-AK): “I think it was a great speech. Now, it’s up to Congress to act on many of the issues the President discussed tonight. Infrastructure, for example, is going to be a big project for us. I believe this was good news for Alaskans and we have many positive projects to look forward to.” Congressman Young (R-AK): “He’s trying, but Congress can do it, but we can’t do it ourselves, we have to do it as a collective effort, we have to reach our problems and solutions together.” Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享President Trump presented his State of the Union address to both chambers of Congress yesterday, and Congressman Don Young (R-AK) said the President had some good points about making our country great again.last_img read more

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1700 convicts in condemned cells

first_imgProthom alo illustratio.Militant leader Mufti Abdul Hannan and eight other convicts were sentenced to death 18 years ago in the Ramna bomb blast case. Mufti Hannan was hanged in connection with another case. The death reference and appeal in the Ramna killing case remains pending in the Supreme Court. Similarly, the court sentenced 14 persons to death five years ago in the sensational 10 truck arms case. That too remains pending approval of the High Court.A total of 1,704 convicts wait in the condemned cells for the final court verdict. The death reference hearing of many of their cases is being held in the High Court. The death reference hearing of some of the cases has been completed and the accused have filed appeal with the Appellate Division where the cases remain pending.The home ministry sent a letter to the law ministry on Wednesday, asking that the state counsel to settle these cases pending in the Supreme Court without further delay.The letter stated that till 30 June this year, among the convicts sentenced to death in various jails of the country, there are 1,467 unresolved cases with the High Court and 237 with the Appellate Division. These cases have been under trial for between 6 months to 15 years.According to relevant sources, from May 2015 to May 2019, the appeal of 48 convicts sentenced to death has been settled. The law has no deadline for settling death references. However, the cases pertaining to the murders of Rajib and Rajan, the Saudi embassy official Khalaf Al Ali, the sensational Narayanganj seven-murder, and the Pilkhana killing, were settled once the paper book was prepared.According to prison officials, delay in preparing the paper book keeps the death references pending for years on end. With the cases remaining unsettled for years after years, the accused and those seeking justice are both frustrated. Convicts awaiting final decision in the condemned cells undergo immense mental pressure. And over half the jail guards are deployed to keep watch on this large number of convicts and so cannot pay due attention to the other inmates. Then again, in some cases the Supreme Court may lessen the sentences meted out by the judicial court. That is why it is imperative for the death references to be settled as soon as possible.Senior lawyer of the Supreme Court Khandakar Mahbub Hossain on Thursday told Prothom Alo that the government has no idea of what pitiful lives the convicts condemned to death are living and so do fail to take action. He said, the lower courts almost every day pass death sentences, but there is a shortage of judges with the experience to conduct such cases. Appointing experienced judges on an ad hoc basis could be a solution to the problem.Home minister Asaduzzaman Khan, speaking to Prothom Alo, said, “We have requested the law ministry to take rapid steps to settle the death references and appeal cases pending with the Supreme Court. We are monitoring the matter. Also, the relevant persons of the law and justice department hold regular meetings in this regard. It has been said that initiative will be taken to conduct special hearing of the cases pending for over 10 years.”The High Court’s approval is needed to carry out the death sentences passed by the judicial court. This is known as the death reference. After the High Court decision, the accused can appeal with the Appellate Division. The accused can also appeal again after the decision of the Appellate Division.In preparation of the death reference hearing, a paper book is prepared comprising the case description, charge sheet, deposition of the witnesses, the verdict of the judicial court, and so on.When asked what the state is doing to speed up the process of these cases, law minister Anisul Huq told Prothom Alo, “We are taking necessary action regarding these condemned convicts. We want the sentences of those condemned to death to be carried out speedily. The death reference hearing and settlement of several such cases are being dealt with on a priority basis after the preparation of the paper book.”Sensational cases in death referenceThe Speedy Trial Tribunal -2 of Dhaka condemned 10 persons to death on 20 August 2017 under the Special Powers Act for the attempting to kill the prime minister Sheikh Hasina with a bomb planted in Kotalipara, Gopalganj. Almost 17 years after the incident, the death reference hearing was taken up in the High Court after the lower court verdict.Ten persons were killed in the militant attack on 14 April 2001 at Ramna during the Bangla New Year celebrations. Around five years ago the judicial court condemned eight persons to death in this case and sentenced another six to life. The murder case is now under trial at the High Court. The death reference and jail appeal is at the hearing stage.On 27 April 2014, members of the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) set up a check post at Lamapara along the Dhaka-Narayanganj Link Road and halted the vehicle of councillor Nazrul.They picked up Nazrul, three of his associates and the driver. Lawyer Chandan Sarkar, who happened to be passing, witnessed the incident and so he too was picked up along with his driver.All of them were later killed and thrown into the river. Six of their bodies were later discovered on 30 April and one more on the next day.Then on 16 January 2016 the lower court condemned 26 persons to death and nine others to sentences of various terms in this sensational case.The death sentences were placed with the High Court for approval. And also 20 accused persons appealed to the High Court against the sentences.On 22 August 2017 the death reference and appeal hearing were completed and the death sentence of 15 persons was upheld.The High Court lessened the death sentence given by the lower court against 11 of the accused to life imprisonment. The full verdict of the High Court was published on 19 November 2018.The accused then appealed to the Appellate Division and the hearing of this writ remains pending.* This piece appeared in the print edition of Prothom Alo and has been rewritten in English by Ayesha Kabirlast_img read more

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WATCH Golf Coast Mockingbird and Armadillo

first_imgAlong the floor, the Houston Freeways are mapped in tape, and there’s even a theater to represent the Houston Theater District. Set course, and shoot for par – along the Golf Coast!  Ernie and his MockArm crew visit the new interactive exhibition at San Jacinto College South Campus (SJCS) in Houston, that recreates Houston’s bayou system, using found objects and reusable materials.   Staff and students transform the college gallery into a seven-hole mini-golf course – representing White Oak, Brays, and Buffalo Bayou. The exhibit runs through September 27, 2019. Sharelast_img

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Police Make Arrest in Morgan Stabbing

first_imgPolice have arrested a suspect in the stabbing of two persons on the campus of Morgan State University.This undated photo provided by the Baltimore City Police Department shows Carlos Mars. Police have arrested Mars in connection with a stabbing at Morgan State University that left three football players injured. Police said Wednesday, March 18, 2015, that Mars has been charged with assault and weapons charges. (AP Photo/Baltimore City Police Department)On March 17, Baltimore Police responded to a report of a stabbing around 2 p.m., according to information provided by Det. Ruganzu Howard of the media relations section of the Baltimore Police Department.Police initially thought three persons had been stabbed, but upon providing medical treatment it was found that two men had been stabbed, while another received abrasions in the altercation in which the stabbing took place. One victim was stabbed in the chest, the other in the back and buttocks.A suspect was identified by Baltimore Police detectives working alongside Morgan State University Police in what Howard called a “mutual investigation”. The suspect was apprehended on the morning of March 18, and is currently being booked for the attack at the Baltimore City Jail.The Baltimore Police Department does not release the names of living victims, but Howard says that the victim stabbed in the back and buttocks has been treated for his injuries and released, while the other remains hospitalized but is expected to survive his injuries. ralejandro@afro.comlast_img read more

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Orphan Black Storyline Continues With Tatiana Maslany Voicing New Audio Series for

first_imgAttention, Clone Club: “Orphan Black” is getting a post-TV afterlife.Temple Street Productions, the production company behind the sci-fi thriller, inked a deal with premium digital fiction startup Serial Box to create a brand-new installment, “Orphan Black: The Next Chapter” — continuing the story of the clone sisterhood and their allies (and enemies) after the end of the TV show.Tatiana Maslany, the Emmy-winning star of “Orphan Black” who portrayed 14 different clones on the show, is on board to voice the new episodes. The 10-episode series will be available later this summer in audiobook and text formats exclusively from Serial Box. Boat Rocker Studios, the parent of Temple Street, is an investor in Serial Box.“Orphan Black” ran for five seasons on BBC America in the U.S. and Canada’s Space. In the TV series finale, the full list of 274 female Leda clones is revealed — prompting Cosima, one of the original Clone Club members, and her companion Delphine to embark on a quest to inoculate them against the respiratory disease the clones are susceptible to. Related Popular on Variety According to Temple Street and Serial Box, “The Next Chapter” is the official continuation of the Orphan Black story, set eight years in the future from where season 5 left off and features the same characters, all voiced by Maslany. The companies aren’t sharing additional plot details but said “#cophine” — a reference to Cosima and Delphine — “definitely plays a big part in the story.”Serial Box has enlisted a new writing team for “Orphan Black: The Next Chapter.” It has signed Malka Older as the showrunner and Mishell Baker, Lindsay Smith, Heli Kennedy, Madeline Ashby and E.C. Myers as series writers. The writers’ room approach, according to the company, lets it release serialized fiction five times faster than a traditional book.“We are delighted to be able to extend the Orphan Black franchise through this new and innovative partnership with Serial Box,” Ivan Schneeberg and David Fortier, Boat Rocker’s co-executive chairmen and executive producers of “Orphan Black,” said in a joint statement. “Orphan Black’s devoted fans will now get more of what they love on this exciting listening and reading platform.”Serial Box patterns its service on traditional TV shows, with new episodes (chapters) of its serialized stories released every week in “seasons” that typically run 10-16 weeks. The first chapter is free; subsequent episodes cost $1.99 each or users can buy a season pass at an average price of $13.99.The “Orphan Black” collaboration with Temple Street marks New York-based Serial Box’s second major entertainment partnership, after announcing a deal with Marvel Entertainment to create original stories based on Black Panther, Jessica Jones, Black Widow and Thor.Separately, a TV series set in the “Orphan Black” universe — with a completely new story — is in the works at AMC Networks from Temple Street, Variety first reported earlier this year. ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 AMC Networks Realigns Studio Oversight Under Sarah Barnett, David Madden to Step Down YouTube TV Adds Subscription Options for AMC Networks’ Acorn TV, UMClast_img read more

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Francebased digital technology provider Neotion h

first_imgFrance-based digital technology provider Neotion has launched a new cardless conditional-access module (CAM) for Slovakian pay DTT service, Plustelka. Plustelka will broadcast its service on four nationwide multiplexes. MUX1, MUX2, MUX3 will host 10 free-to-air channels, while MUX4 will carry 12 Pay TV channels for a monthly fee of €5.99.Neotion CAM is compliant with the CI+ 1.3 standard but is also backward compatible with older versions like CI+ 1.2, according to Neotion. It is powered by Irdeto Media Content Protection, while Neotion partner Strong will manage the master distribution of the products and will reallocate orders to local partners in Slovakia.last_img

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US telco ATT and Peter Chernins Chernin Group sa

first_imgUS telco AT&T and Peter Chernin’s Chernin Group said yesterday they will invest US$500 million (€362 million) in over-the-top TV services. The telco has a huge base of wireless and broadband customers and plans to take on the likes of Netflix and Hulu with its own video services for connected consumers.The OTT initiative will see the pair sink cash into acquiring, building and launching web TV platforms, creating both advertising and subscription-based video-on-demand channels and streaming services.The Chernin Group, the business Chernin formed after leaving Fox, will fold in its holding in Crunchyroll. It acquired a majority stake in the San Francisco-based anime streaming service late last year with Japanese broadcaster TV Tokyo the other major investor. It offers anime fans about 15,000 hours of content.Peter Chernin said: “Consumers are increasingly viewing video content on their phones, tablets, computers, game consoles and connected TVs on mobile and broadband networks. AT&T’s massive reach on those platforms across mobile and broadband and their commitment to the online video space make them the perfect fit for this venture with us.”John Stankey, chief strategy officer at AT&T said: “Combining our expertise in network infrastructure, mobile, broadband and video with The Chernin Group’s management and expertise in content, distribution, and monetisation models in online video creates the opportunity for us to develop a compelling offering in the OTT space.”AT&T currently operates the US IPTV serivce U-verse, which has 11.3 million subs, but the move into the OTT is its first in the sector.The telco yesterday reported first-quarter results, claiming the best revenue growth in five years and upping its full-year guidance. First quarter revenues were US$32.5 billion. It added more than two million wireless and high-speed broadband customers in the quarter.last_img read more

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German broadcaster Your Family Entertainment YFE

first_imgGerman broadcaster Your Family Entertainment (YFE) is to launch a new kids channel, Fix & Foxi, on December 1.The launch of the channel follows YFE’s acquisition of rights to the popular comic books of the same name by Rolf Kauka five months ago. The service will be distributed to over 130 cable networks, according to the broadcaster.In addition to Fix & Foxi, the channel will air shows including Miss Spider, Maggie und das Biest and Sieben Kleine Monster, based on the books by Maurice Sendak.YFE chairman Stefan Piëch said the launch of the channel was “a long-awaited dream come true” and described Fixi & Foxi as one of the few kids brands that “works globally”. The Fix & Foxi books have been published in territories including Argentina, Brazil and Mexico in Latin America, and in China.“Fix & Foxi is a popular brand that has been known to three generations and now gets its own, completely unique pay-TV channel, which strongly stands out from the competition and will be appreciated by children and the whole family,” said Paul Robinson, YFE’s executive vice-president, international.last_img read more

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OTT service YipTV which targets people of foreign

first_imgOTT service YipTV, which targets people of foreign extraction living in the US with a range of international content, has added 10 channels from SPI International/FilmBox to its line-up of content.Yip TV now offers subscribers access to: FightBox, DocuBox, FashionBox, Fast’nFunBox, 360 TuneBox, MadscreenBox, FilmBox Arthouse, FilmBox Russia, Kino Polska International and Kino Polska Muzyka.SPI channels will become part of the YipTV premium package and will extend the YipTV line up of 70 channels for the monthly subscription for US$14.99 (€13.30) with no ongoing contract requirement.“As we look to broaden YipTV’s appeal to our target market, we feel the FilmBox channels from SPI International go a long way toward diversifying our mix of content. We’re not yet anywhere near the breadth of programming we want to offer but these FilmBox channels represent a big step in that direction,” said YipTV CEO Michael Tribolet. SPI International president Loni Farhi said: “We are excited to make our channels available on YipTV to provide diverse types of programming to both ethnic and general audiences in the US. Our worldwide channels FightBox HD, DocuBox HD, FashionBox HD, Fast’nFun-Box and 360 TuneBox have a general appeal to most viewers as they offer mainstream-level interest, while FilmBox Russia and the two Kino Polska channels cater to a particular ethnic group. Finally, FilmBox Arthouse should generate interest among film aficionados who wish to have access to independent and arthouse films that are not easily accessible via main outlets in the US in particular.”last_img read more

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Twitter is expanding its video reach with the laun

first_imgTwitter is expanding its video reach with the launch of a Twitter app for Android TV.The app, which is live now on the Google Play store, lets viewers access live-streamed video that is available on the social network, alongside other Twitter content such as short video clips and ‘top Tweets’.Twitter, which has made a push into premium video, launched a version of the app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Xbox One devices in September.This came after it struck an exclusive deal with the NFL in April to deliver a live OTT stream of Thursday Night Football, and agreed a live streaming partnership with Bloomberg Media in July.Last month, Twitter announced that it is shutting its short-form video app Vine, at the same time as it said it would cut 9% of the company’s total staff in a cost-cutting move.On the video front, Twitter is focusing instead on live streaming and said in its quarterly letter to investors that it has signed more than a dozen live streaming video partnerships since June.last_img read more

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Hot off the heels of announcing a bevy of new feat

first_imgHot off the heels of announcing a bevy of new features for tvOS at WWDC, Apple has also added picture-in-picture to Apple TV. The developer beta of tvOS launched on June 17, and 9to5Mac reports that viewers are now able to shrink videos to a smaller size in the corner of the screen while continuing to browse through other content and menus.The feature is akin to picture-in-picture on iPad, which launched a few years ago, where users are able to shrink videos from most third party apps to a corner of their tablet. The feature is currently limited to the Apple TV app on tvOS, but the report expects functionality to be added to popular streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video.A public beta of tvOS 13 is expected to launch in July, with a fully implemented update later in 2019. Other features announced for tvOS 13 include a new home screen; multi-user support for customers to access their own TV shows, movies, music and recommendations; support for Apple Arcade; expanded game controller support; and new 4K HDR screensavers filmed under the sea.last_img read more

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What led to the decision is not clear yet. Look, including blockage of major roads passing through the state, I find to be—it’s disturbing. Minn." Collette said during a phone interview Friday, the Philippines was considered one of the new countries with the greatest potential for development. while still notching admirable growth, Claus Bjorn Larsen—AFP/Getty Images A police officer stands his post on the streets of central Copenhagen on Feb.” she said at a press conference on Sunday.

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