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Entertainment Press Releases & News distributed via EuropaWire

Mercedes-Benz/SXSW: Concert of the German hip-hop band “Beginner” at the me Convention

STUTTGART, 15-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From 15 to 17 September 2017, the me Convention – initiated and organized by Mercedes-Benz and SXSW – will bring together leading thinkers from the economy, design, technology and creative industries during the IAA in Frankfurt. … Read the full press release

California-based Galaxy Theatres to upgrade its DFX auditoriums with Barco laser projectors

Sacramento, Ca. USA, 11-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Cinema technology leader Barco is the projector provider of choice for growing southern California-based Galaxy Theatres, providing its Flagship and Smart Laser projectors to outfit all of the exhibitor’s premium large format (PLF) screens … Read the full press release

The Wembley Cup with EE: YouTube’s top football stars and international football legends gather for an epic online football series

Stars of YouTube and international football legends to take part in another epic showdown at Wembley Stadium connected by EE on Saturday 7th October 2017 Eight-part online ‘road to the final’ series broadcast on Spencer FC’s YouTube channel and the EE website – view the trailer here … Read the full press release

BPM, Sámi Blood and Western announced finalists for the 2017 Lux Film Prize

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The three films competing for the 2017 Lux Film Prize were announced on 25 July in Rome during the Giornate degli Autori (Venice Days) by Antonio Tajani, President of the European Parliament BPM (Beats per minute) … Read the full press release

Ubisoft to appeal Paris Commercial Court’s ruling on Havas-BETC litigation dispute

PARIS, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ubisoft has decided to appeal the Paris Commercial Court’s ruling of May 16th, 2017 on the litigation dispute over the breach of the contract which bound it to Havas-BETC. Ubisoft had noted with satisfaction that the … Read the full press release

The global betting and gaming brand 12BET becomes Official Partner of the TOTAL BWF World Championships 2017

Infront brings the global betting and gaming company on board for the prestigious badminton highlight of the year ZUG, 24-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Badminton World Federation (BWF) and 12BET have agreed a partnership that will see the global betting and … Read the full press release

Blind Children Find New Hope Through Music in Wuhan, China

Beijing, China, 17-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Wuhan School for The Blind is the only school of its kind in Hubei province, central China. Not only does it cater to pupils who face enormous challenges because of their disabilities, but it … Read the full press release

Films from the Berlinale Competition, Panorama, Forum and Generation sections at the Radio Eins Open-Air Cinema in Friedrichshain

BERLIN, 12-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — From July 20 to 23, 2017, film fans will have another opportunity to see audience favourites and winning films from the Berlinale Competition, Panorama, Forum and Generation sections: under the stars and before their German cinema … Read the full press release

UKTV: street-based gameshow Don’t Say It, Bring It hosted by comedian Jason Byrne on Dave

LONDON, 10-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UKTV’s leading entertainment channel Dave has today announced a street-based gameshow Don’t Say It, Bring It hosted by comedian Jason Byrne. The gameshow challenges people to bring back the answer, but not to say it, in return for Jason’s cash prizes. … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP): Brexit – the Musical to debut at this Summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2-28 August

LONDON, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An EU lawyer has written an all-singing, all-dancing account of the most divisive ask of the UK’s electorate in modern political history: to Leave or not to Leave, that is the question. Brexit – the Musical … Read the full press release

National Grid raised money to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue

WARWICK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Over £4000 has been raised from a variety show performance organised by National Grid’s choir to enable Round Oak School’s Music of Life programme to continue. The show included acts from National Grid’s choir, Gridtones, who … Read the full press release

30 million targetable TV viewers in UK and Ireland now available to advertisers through Sky and Virgin Media partnership

Partnership to give access to more than 30 million targeted TV viewers in the UK and Ireland More impactful targeted TV ad campaigns, underpinned by intelligent data Transparent, brand safe environments and trusted measurement for advertisers HOOK, 16-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ … Read the full press release

RTL Nederland Appoints New CEO

LUXEMBOURG/HILVERSUM, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — RTL Group today announced the appointment of Sven Sauvé (43) as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of RTL Nederland, effective 1 July 2017. Sven Sauvé, currently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of RTL Nederland, will succeed Bert … Read the full press release

STMicroelectronics Teams Up With Australia-based Artists for Innovative Art Installation in Sydney

ST’s Time-of-Flight proximity sensors and microcontrollers enable innovative gesture control in interactive artistic experience Australia’s major winter event, Vivid Sydney is acknowledged to be the world’s largest event combining light, music, and ideas SYDNEY, Australia, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — STMicroelectronics (NYSE: … Read the full press release

University of Exeter Student Acapella Group To Perform At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August

EXETER, 12-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A student a cappella group based at the University of Exeter is set to perform at the world’s largest arts festival. Illuminations will showcase their energetic and eclectic set, A Pitch Piper’s Guide to the Melody, … Read the full press release

Infront Sports & Media secured Gorenje as a new Official Sponsor for the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 and 2020

Comprehensive sponsorship agreement signed with Infront for the next two editions of the Men’s EHF EURO 2018 and 2020 ZUG, 08-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Infront Sports & Media, a Wanda Sports company, as exclusive media and marketing partner for EHF … Read the full press release

WW1: Choral performance involving professional singers and local performers at Newhaven Fort, East Sussex on 9-11 June

BRIGHTON, 06-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A choral performance that explores the experiences of conscientious objectors during the First World War is being performed at Newhaven Fort in East Sussex on 9-11 June. Composer and artist Verity Standen worked with English Heritage … Read the full press release

EE becomes technology and communications partner for Glastonbury Festival for the fifth year running

40 terabytes of data is predicted to be used during Glastonbury Festival 2017 – up by a third on 2016’s record-breaking sharefest This equates to 400 million festival selfies uploaded to Instagram on the UK’s largest temporary 4G network at … Read the full press release

MTG wins exclusive Finnish media rights to the UEFA European 2020 and FIFA World Cup 2022 Qualifiers

STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has won the exclusive Finnish media rights to the UEFA European Qualifiers 2020 and the qualifying tournament for the FIFA World Cup 2022, along with the rights to UEFA’s new European competition, the UEFA … Read the full press release

MTG to share IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship exclusive Swedish media rights with SVT

STOCKHOLM, 26-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG and SVT today announced an agreement to share the exclusive Swedish media rights to the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship between 2018 and 2023 – meaning the tournament will return to MTG’s TV3 and … Read the full press release

180 media executives to share insights about broadcast marketing at the 21st Eurovision Connect in Ljubljana

The 21st Eurovision Connect event began on Monday (22 May) in the Slovenian captial Ljubljana, in collaboration with RTVSLO. GENEVA, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — More than 180 executives in marketing, branding, promotion & media planning from 50 media organisations are attending the 2 … Read the full press release

Kudelski’s Conax to present its benchmark on-site and cloud-based Conax Contego content protection platform at CommunicAsia 2017

Demonstrating low-risk entry to advanced services: Award winning Conax GO Live complete live-TV streaming platform – record time-to-market and new compelling user features Featuring Conax Contego-as-a-Service flexible cloud-based content protection; unique back-end offers card- or cardless broadcast security, simplified IPTV … Read the full press release

University of Southampton researchers at the international Pint of Science (PoS) festival, 15-17 May

SOUTHAMPTON, 10-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Researchers from the University of Southampton will take part in the three-day international Pint of Science (PoS) festival from 15-17 May, delivering unique talks, demonstrations and live experiments across the pubs of Southampton. Tickets for Pint … Read the full press release

Virgin Media Adds Channels from Poland, France, and Russia To Its International TV Offering

HOOK, UK, 01-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Virgin Media today announced a major expansion in its offering of international TV with the launch of three new countries on its Worldbox app. A host of international TV channels from Poland, France and Russia … Read the full press release

MTG Sells 50% Of Their Shareholding in FTV Prima Holding to Denemo Media

STOCKHOLM, 01-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — MTG has completed the sale of its 50% shareholding in FTV Prima Holding to Denemo Media for a total cash consideration of EUR 116 million (approximately SEK 1,110 million). Previously announced sale of Czech TV holding … Read the full press release

Deutsche Telekom’s Art Collection Telekom at the 51st Art Cologne fair

Art Collection Telekom presents works by Braco Dimitrijević and Sanja Iveković Deutsche Telekom confers Art Cologne Award for New Positions App gives everyone access to Deutsche Telekom’s art collection BONN, 27-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Deutsche Telekom presents works from its own … Read the full press release

RTL Group Inaugurates New Headquarters in Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG, 24-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — RTL Group officially inaugurated its new headquarters, henceforth to be known as ‘RTL City’. Set just a short walk away from the former premises, it has been designed to house the Group’s Luxembourgish activities. About 130 … Read the full press release

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