FremantleMedia, the production subsidiary of RTL Group, has appointed Nico Hofmann as Co-CEO of its German production arm UFA Group with immediate effect. Read the story »
Argentina’s third largest cable operator Supercanal has chosen Conax for its new advanced TV offering. Read the story »
The Civolution company NexGuard and ATEME will launch a joint solution for the forensic watermarking of pre-release High Dynamic Range (HDR) video content at IBC. Read the story »
If you're still rocking a first-generation webOS TV and regret that you didn't hold out for a webOS 2.0 set, don't worry -- you'll soon catch up in some respects. LG is promising a Value Pack Upgrade that gives your webOS 1.0 TV four core features from 2.0, including favorite channels in the launcher, improved search, instant input detection and quick settings. You should also see overall boosts to ease of use and performance. The pack isn't the same as a full-on webOS 2.0 upgrade, but it might alleviate your early adopter's remorse when it starts rolling out on September 21st.
Source: LG Newsroom
Tags: hdpostcross, lg, smarttv, television, tv, upgrade, webos
Steam has revealed that along with the new Mad Max game you'll be able to buy all four films, from the 1979 Mel Gibson original to this year's Fury Road. Valve does very little promotion for movies on Steam, but said in a press release that it has 100 titles to date, which sent me scurrying to check that fact. And yes! Sort of. There are titles for sale, but all are either documentaries (including its own) or straight-to-video fare like Let's Ruin it with Babies and Kung Fury.
Tags: Films, FuryRoad, hdpostcross, MadMax, MadMaxGame, Steam, Valve
If you were hoping to see more of Spartan 117 ahead of Halo 5: Guardians release this October, today isn't your day. Sure, there's a new trailer embedded below, but it isn't gameplay. Nor does it tell us much about what's going on with the game's story (Dr. Halsey working alongside Covenant Elites is intriguing, though). It's bombastic, pretty, and stars Nightfall protagonist Jameson Locke, but the clip ultimately rings a bit hollow. If you want to see what Nathan FIllion looks like after spending some time in the uncanny valley, however, you're in for a treat. Everyone else that's expecting some hot new footage of Master Chief on the battlefield will almost assuredly be disappointed, though.
Source: Xbox Wire
Tags: gaming, halo, halo5, halo5guardians, hdpostcross, jamesonlocke, microsoft, video, xbox, xboxone
Now that we know how the graphics worked on the Nintendo Entertainment System and Commodore 64, The iBookGuy wants to tell us all about how the Apple II and Atari 2600 got their groove on. In the latest video he says that the Apple II actually used two different techniques for producing visuals depending on whether you had a monochrome or color monitor unit. And the reason white text on a black background appears almost rainbow-like in nature on color machines has to do with pixel placement. For example, blue and green being next to each other on screen requires perfect alignment lest you want white mages to have spots of the former bleeding into them.
Source: TheiBooksGuy (YouTube)
Tags: apple, appleii, atari2600, gaming, gif, graphics, hd, hdpostcross, retro
After delaying its finale a week, Mr. Robot wraps up its run this week on USA. Of course, you'll probably want to check out Max Max: Fury Road on Blu-ray first, or the accompanying videogame on several systems. This weekend college football is also back on the schedule, and while we've listed some major games, you can find a comprehensive list here. We're also looking forward to the season premiere of Drunk History, and Amazon's latest series Hand of God. Look after the break to check out each day's highlights, including trailers and let us know what you think (or what we missed).
Tags: hdpostcross, listings, MadMaxFuryRoad, MustSeeHdtv, video
Rumors suggest that Apple is finally ready to introduce new Apple TV hardware next week, but that's not the only part of its new video strategy. According to Variety, Apple is preparing to launch its own original video programming in an effort to compete with Netflix, Hulu, Amazon and the many other tech companies that are making their own movies and TV series. It doesn't sound like this content will be ready to show off next week, though. Variety reports that Apple is having "preliminary conversations" with big players in Hollywood; the company's content lead Eddy Cue is apparently leading the effort.
Tags: apple, appletv, hdpostcross, netflix, original, originalcontent