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Sony buys into Dori Media channels

BroadbandTVNews - 22 hours 12 min ago

Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Dori Media Group have entered into an agreement whereby SPT will acquire shares in various Dori Media channels. Read the story »

Mobistar delays entry in cable TV market

BroadbandTVNews - 22 hours 14 min ago

Belgian operator Mobistar is delaying the roll-out of its broadband and TV offer on cable until sometime next year. Read the story »

FTTH takes off in Spain

BroadbandTVNews - 22 hours 21 min ago

Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) is becoming increasingly popular in Spain, with the number of lines more than doubling in the year to August 2014. Read the story »

Agora secures satellite licence

BroadbandTVNews - 22 hours 43 min ago

Poland’s National Broadcasting Council (KRRiT) has awarded a satellite TV licence to TV Zone, a company owned by the media group Agora. Read the story »

Watch baby geese gliding down a cliffside in the BBC's latest 4K documentary

EngadgetHD - 22 hours 51 min ago

In the early days of HDTV, BBC's nature docs were the go-to showpieces for your new home theater gear. Some time has passed since then, and Planet Earth on Blu-ray doesn't look quite as good as it used to. With Life Story, however, the outfit's jumped into the world of UHD 4K filming for the first time. How's it look? Terrifying. Not for the reason you might expect, though. The teaser clip is of the death-defying journey that Greenland's barnacle geese chicks take to leave their nests. Because they can't fly, the adorable goslings have to glide some 400 feet down a sheer cliffside, to their parents and the feeding ground below. And by glide, we mean enter a controlled fall for a bit and then miraculously survive after tumbling along the rock wall. If the streaming clip over at the source isn't enough for you, the full episode debuts on BBC One at 9 p.m. this Thursday and we've embedded the series' trailer just below.

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YFE to launch Fix&Foxi family channel

BroadbandTVNews - October 21, 2014 - 11:34pm

German media company Your Family Entertainment (YFE) will launch a TV channel based on comic characters Fix&Foxi on December 1, 2014. Read the story »

Crowne Plaza Hotels likens business travellers to athletes in push for corporate market

Yahoo Mixed Feed - October 21, 2014 - 7:11pm
Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts is attempting to increase its number of business travellers with a campaign which uses sporting analogies to promote its services. The hotel chain, part of InterContinental Hotels, will compare business travellers to athletes by stressing how Crowne supports them during the day – “from starting the game to recharging after the […] The post Crowne Plaza Hotels ...

Australian man convicted following Lemz and Terre Des Homes ‘Sweetie’ sting

Yahoo Mixed Feed - October 21, 2014 - 7:10pm
An Australian man has ben convicted of sex offences as a result of the awarding winning ‘Sweetie’ campaign which saw an avatar of a ten-year old Filipino girl created in the hope of catching sex offenders. The avatar was created by Dutch advertising agency Lemz and children’s aid organisation Terre Des Hommes Netherlands, which captured details […] The post Australian man convicted following ...

JuniorCru most awarded but GPY&R named Best in Show at BADC awards

Yahoo Mixed Feed - October 21, 2014 - 7:10pm
Three agencies dominated the Brisbane Advertising and Design Club (BADC) Awards, with GPY&R Brisbane taking out the Best in Show award. GPY&R and Publicis Mojo each took home a haul of 14 gongs, including two golds each, while JuniorCru snagged 16 awards, including two golds, six silvers and six bronze. JuniorCru MD Russ Vine said the haul […] The post JuniorCru most awarded but GPY&R named Best ...

PRIA survey finds average monthly retainer has grown, but agencies more reliant on top clients

Yahoo Mixed Feed - October 21, 2014 - 6:55pm
Australia’s PR agencies increasing reliance on a few larger clients for the bulk of their revenue should be seen as a “warning sign” for the industry to diversify risk, with a new report showing monthly agency retainers are also on the rise. While the annual Public Relations Institute of Australia (PRIA) consulting sector benchmark survey […] The post PRIA survey finds average monthly retainer ...

The Conversation launches in the US with 10-strong team

Yahoo Mixed Feed - October 21, 2014 - 4:25pm
Academia-meets-journalism website The Conversation has expanded into the US with a 10-strong team working out of Boston University. They will work with academics across the US to produce content, starting with 62 members of the American Association of Universities and the US Science Coalition universities. The US launch, described by The Conversation as a pilot, is the third […] The post The ...

Recipe to Riches debuts up on season one finale as audiences down across the board

Yahoo Mixed Feed - October 21, 2014 - 4:25pm
The second season of Ten’s Woolworths funded series Recipe to Riches debuted to an audience of 561,000 last night, down from last year’s season launch of 616,000, beaten by Nine’s Big Brother, Seven’s Dancing with the Stars and ABC’s 7.30 in its 7.30pm timeslot. However, it was up on season one’s finale, which was watched by 504,000 metro […] The post Recipe to Riches debuts up on season one ...

All 'Simpsons' episodes are now available for streaming

EngadgetHD - October 21, 2014 - 3:49pm

The wait is over, people of the interwebs. Right on cue, Fox has launched Simpsons World, the online hub where it will be streaming every Simpsons episode ever broadcasted. Even though the content is free to browse, you do need a cable login to start watching -- it's simple, if you're subscribed to a package that offers FXX, a channel owned by Fox, then you're good to go. In addition to the Simpsons World website, all Simpsons episodes can also be streamed via the FXNow mobile application, which is available on iOS and Android. Sure, it's only Tuesday, but at least now you have a clue of what you'll be doing this weekend.

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Morning Update: If ‘The Shining’ took place in Ikea; YouTube and Lionsgate created branded series to promote The ...

Yahoo Mixed Feed - October 21, 2014 - 2:55pm
This is our Morning Update, rounding up international media and marketing news from while you were sleeping. Mashable: If ‘The Shining’ Took Place in IKEA “By day, IKEA is the cheery backdrop for two lovebirds in 500 Days of Summer. By night, it’s a desolate maze for Stanley Kubrick’sThe Shining. Just in time for Halloween, IKEA […] The post Morning Update: If ‘The Shining’ took place in Ikea ...

Rainn Wilson is making a TV show starring Vine celebrities

EngadgetHD - October 21, 2014 - 12:03pm

Best known for his roles in The Office and The Rocker, actor-turned-producer Rainn Wilson is reportedly getting ready to bring some of Vine's biggest personalities to TV. According to Deadline, Wilson is set to produce a comedy show called Hollywood and Vine, featuring popular members of Twitter's video-focused social network, like Curtis Lepore, Jerry Purpdrank, Simone Shepherd and a few others. Hollywood and Vine, which is said to be written by Lance Krall (It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia), will be based on following the lives of these Vine personalities as they try to make it into the crazed world that is Hollywood. A co-creator of Soul Pancake, the media company behind characters such as Kid President, Wilson is quite familiar with people who have gained fame thanks to the internet -- now it's just a matter of translating that to TV instead of YouTube.

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QVC Germany to launch new HD channel

BroadbandTVNews - October 21, 2014 - 9:43am

German home-shopping broadcaster QVC will offer its sister channel QVC Beauty & Style in high definition from November 1, 2014. Read the story »

Dish loses Cartoon Network, CNN and other Turner channels

EngadgetHD - October 21, 2014 - 9:37am

Starting today, Dish customers will no longer have access to a number of networks from Turner Broadcasting, after both parties couldn't come to terms on a contract extension for these. Among the channels now removed from Dish's programming are: Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, CNN en Español, HLN, truTV and Turner Classic Movies. As you'll notice, others like TBS and TNT aren't included here, and that's because they're part of a different agreement. Dish is unsure of when, or if, the missing Turner channels will be brought back, but the company says it is "committed to reaching an agreement that promptly returns this content to Dish's programming lineup." If they do, we'll let you know as soon as that happens.

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Robots to fly planes where humans can't

Reuters Technology - October 21, 2014 - 9:12am
Researchers in South Korea are developing a robotic pilot that could potentially replace humans in the cockpit. Unlike drones and autopilot programs which are configured for specific aircraft, the robots' humanoid design will allow it to fly any type of plane with no additional sensors. Ben Gruber reports.

Engadget and JetBlue will beam you to Expand!

EngadgetHD - October 21, 2014 - 9:00am

We're sending one lucky Engadget reader (and a guest of choice) to Engadget Expand in New York City on November 7-8, thanks to our friends at JetBlue Airways and our sponsors. What's more, if you're one of the 10 runners-up, Suitable Technologies will give you a block of time to mosey around the Expand floor remotely with its BeamPro device.

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Samit becomes SeaChange CEO

BroadbandTVNews - October 21, 2014 - 6:12am

SeaChange has named Jay Samit as its new chief executive officer, replacing Raghu Rau. Read the story »

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