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Telekom Street Gigs Shows Most Successful Livestream of A Concert

1.5 million fans experience Depeche Mode’s Telekom Street Gig on livestream More than 100,000 Fans watch the concert in 360° Hashtag #streetgigs in Twitter’s worldwide top 3 trends Video of the complete concert and further information can be found here: … Read the full press release

Voting for the Virgin TV’s Must-See Moment opens to public

Public voting opens tomorrow for this year’s Virgin TV Must-See Moment Shortlisted programmes represent the most-talked about TV programme moments of 2016 from fighting mammals to dancing politicians LONDON, 10-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts … Read the full press release

University of East Anglia opens applications for East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) Mash-up competition

NORWICH, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — If you’re a keen amateur film-maker, you’ve the chance to demonstrate your skills and win £250 in this year’s East Anglian Film Archive (EAFA) Mash-up competition. The archive is owned and run by the University of … Read the full press release

LEGO Group inaugurates its new Shanghai main office

Shanghai, China, 30-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — To support the strong growth in China and make room for attracting more talents to the company, the LEGO Group inaugurated its new main office for China in Shanghai today. The LEGO Shanghai main office … Read the full press release

SOUTH KOREA: Lotte Cinema selects the world’s brightest cinema projector for the world’s biggest cinema screen

Seoul, South Korea, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is proud to announce the installation of two flagship laser projectors at Lotte World Tower in Seoul, South Korea. Barco’s DP4K-60L projectors will illuminate the 34-meter wide screen in Lotte … Read the full press release

Barco upgrades Japan’s theaters with its Smart Laser technology

Kortrijk, Belgium, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is proud to announce the opening of Japan’s first two theaters featuring Smart Laser technology. At both its Miyazaki and Omuta locations, cinema chain Central Cinema has replaced two existing projectors … Read the full press release

Barco leads the market adoption of laser projection by movie exhibitors around the world

Las Vegas, Nev. USA, 29-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Digital cinema leader Barco is driving the adoption of laser projection by movie exhibitors around the world, affirming its status as the technology and market leader in cinema. As the market has come … Read the full press release

Bulgaria’s Unicoms Services launches hosted OTT platform for pay-TV operators deploying technology provided by Conax and Appear TV

Unicoms Services launches end-to-end, hosted OTT service for pay-TV operators tapping turn-key OTT streaming platform Conax GO Live and Appear TV processing technology supporting Android and iOS devices OSLO, 27-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Conax, part of the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD:S), and … Read the full press release

HD+ TVkey now commercially available in Germany

German satellite operator HD+ deploys next generation direct-to-TV solution TVkey TVkey allows consumers to access high quality programming including 4K and HDR directly on newer model Samsung TVs without a set-top box Direct-to-TV solution meets stringent Hollywood requirements for premium … Read the full press release

Vintage Find: Retro Dundee Footage Surfaces

DUNDEE, 10-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Remarkable footage from the 1970s, a time when the hair was longer and the trousers wider, has been discovered in the University of Dundee archive and now made available as part of the University’s 50th anniversary … Read the full press release

MTG extends long term content agreement with Disney; first-run Disney releases on Viasat Film and Viaplay in the Nordic region

STOCKHOLM, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG and The Walt Disney Company Nordic are reinforcing their agreement to provide a world class entertainment experience, by giving Viaplay and Viasat Film subscribers in the Nordic region early access to world leading content from … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN svela il sito multilingue

TORTOLA, Isole Vergini Britanniche, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Riflettendo la diversità degli utenti VPN in tutto il mondo, ExpressVPN è lieta di presentare ExpressVPN.com in 6 nuove lingue: Tedesco: (www.expressvpn.com/de) Olandese: (www.expressvpn.com/nl) Norvegese: (www.expressvpn.com/no) Italiano: (www.expressvpn.com/it) Spagnolo: (www.expressvpn.com/es) Portoghese: (www.expressvpn.com/pt) … Read the full press release

ExpressVPN présente son site décliné en plusieurs langues

TORTOLA, Îles Vierges Britanniques, 27-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Reflétant la diversité des utilisateurs de VPN dans le monde, ExpressVPN est fier de présenter son site Expressvpn.com en six nouveaux langages : Allemand : (www.expressvpn.com/de) Néerlandais : (www.expressvpn.com/nl) Norvégien : (www.expressvpn.com/no) … Read the full press release

University of Exeter: The Wild Film Fest will take place on Saturday 4 March at The Poly in Falmouth

EXETER, UK, 24-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Budding wildlife film-makers, presenters and photographers will display their work at a national festival, organised by students at the University of Exeter. The Wild Film Fest is open to university students from across the UK … Read the full press release

Laureus World Sports Awards 2017 event highlights

World’s greatest ever sprinter Usain Bolt wins record-equalling fourth Laureus Award Simone Biles and Michael Phelps among Rio Olympians honoured Powerful surf therapy programme ‘Waves for Change’ wins Sport for Good Award Breakthrough Award for Nico Rosberg after winning Formula … Read the full press release

Indian pay-TV operator selects technology from Conax and Corpus to drive expansion in the triple-play arena

Triple Play’s new offering targets cable and internet subscriber base with combined triple-play services, TV everywhere and a compelling new user experience Solution leverages Conax’ Contego-as-a-Service (CaaS) cloud-based security platform featuring comprehensive multi-DRM protection and pre-integrated with Corpus middleware. DELHI, … Read the full press release

UKTV to design bespoke integrated creative and media service following a hugely successful year

Broadcaster to bring creative in-house, with new roles introduced Eight-figure media buying and planning account to be tendered LONDON, 31-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UKTV, Britain’s biggest multichannel broadcaster, has initiated a comprehensive creative and media transformation that will ready it for … Read the full press release

EU pays tribute to series favorites and address key Digital Single Market policy issues

Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland, 30-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Parliament witnessed the power of Nordic drama series during a fascinating event organized by the EBU’s Nordic Members on Tuesday 24 January. EU deciders paid tribute to some of their favorite series … Read the full press release

UK Live Music Census on March 9: a world first that will measure live music’s cultural and economic value

GLASGOW, 11-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A volunteer army of music lovers is being recruited to take part in the UK’s first live music census. For one night in March organisers aim to track performances in cities across the country, from lone … Read the full press release

Gudny Aspaas Returns with a New Album

Norwegian rock legend Gudny Aspaas is to launch her new album – “No Stranger” – at a concert to take place at the Rockefeller Music Hall, Oslo on April 5. OSLO, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Tickets for the concert are … Read the full press release

NAGRA and Samsung to create a corporate body to license the new TVkey technology

TVkey allows consumers to enjoy pay-TV services directly on TV sets using a simple USB dongle NAGRA and Samsung agreed to establish a new co-venture to license TVkey technology to industry stakeholders including chipset, dongle, TV and conditional access vendors … Read the full press release

NAGRA announces MStar’s plan to adopt the TVkey direct-to-TV security technology in its EMC 4K Ultra HD HDR televisions

MStar EMC TV System on a Chip (SoC) will integrate the new TVkey technology Solution will enable consumers to receive premium 4K pay-TV channels directly on supported televisions with a simple TVkey USB dongle MStar integration of the new technology … Read the full press release

F.C. Copenhagen and Nordisk Film announce the foundation of joint eSport organization named NORTH

Danish football champions F.C. Copenhagen and Nordic entertainment company Nordisk Film founds eSport organization NORTH. Former Dignitas Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team signs with NORTH for minimum two years. Jacob “Maelk” Toft-Andersen joins NORTH as sports director with the ambition of … Read the full press release

New Channel 4 television programme ‘Arrivals’ filmed exclusively at Heathrow

Airs: 7pm on Wednesday 28 December on Channel 4 LONDON, 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The warmth of a welcome home has been captured in a new Channel 4 television programme ‘Arrivals’, filmed exclusively at Heathrow. The one-hour programme, narrated by … Read the full press release

EBU supported acts on Eurosonic 2017 Groningen, Netherlands

Eurosonic, the leading festival promoting new European music, has announced the full line up for 2017. Members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have nominated 29 of the 300 acts who will take to the stage between 11-14 January in … Read the full press release

EBU welcomes European Parliament’s move to recognize the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness

The European Parliament has asked for the launch of a comprehensive and coherent industrial policy framework to support Europe’s cultural and creative sector. The EBU welcomes this move which recognizes the major contribution culture can make to boost European competitiveness … Read the full press release

Virgin Media research: 65% of parents have asked their children to help them with technology

Children teach their parents how to use home entertainment technology Parents think that their tech-savvy kids outshine them at exactly nine years and 10 months old Two thirds (65%) of parents have asked their children to help them with technology … Read the full press release

Berlin Calling: The new wall calendar from Audi Tradition for 2017

On a journey of discovery in Berlin with twelve classic cars from Audi and NSU Available now for 29.90 Euros at www.audi.de/tradition-parts INGOLSTADT, 07-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The new wall calendar from Audi Tradition for 2017 is titled “Berlin Calling”. … Read the full press release

University of Dundee student Kieran Baxter won 2016 Arts and Humanities Research Council ‘Research in Film Awards’ Doctoral Award

DUNDEE, 17-Nov-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design PhD student Kieran Baxter has won an award for his stunning visual reinterpretation of two prehistoric Angus hill forts. ‘The Caterthuns’ won Kieran the 2016 Arts and Humanities … Read the full press release