Modern Times Group (MTG) has launched a virtual reality app, offering extensions from its linear TV shows and from sports and eSports events, as well as exclusive VR-content.Viareal is MTG’s first VR app and is available across the Nordic region for up-to-date Android and iOS devices, Gear VR and a range of other VR headsets.Viewers will be able to experience the UEFA Champions League in VR and also access VR extensions for the ‘Nordic Rumble’ boxing bout and and ESL’s and DreamHack’s global eSports competitions.The app will also let users take virtual tour inside some of MTG’s popular TV series, like Paradise Hotel, while original VR productions for the platform include Norwegian Love, Nordic Haute Route, and VR & Chill.MTG said it looks forward to “engaging and endorsing” third-party VR content creators of original Viareal productions that “push the boundaries of the medium”.“MTG is constantly evolving to meet changing consumer behaviours – innovation is part of our DNA,” said MTG executive vice-president, Anders Jensen.“The combination of Viareal and MTG’s storytelling will take the viewer experience to the next level, and the UEFA Champions League final is a spectacular occasion to continue exploring this incredible technology.”Viktor Ängmo, head of product, MTG Tech, described Viareal as “a new dimension of entertainment open to everyone”.“Just imagine stepping into the UEFA Champions League final or using VR to get behind the scenes of your favourite TV show,” said Ängmo. “The global VR story is just starting, and MTG aims to be a positive force in the ecosystem and to catalyse the Nordic region’s VR possibilities.”MTG developed the platform and the app’s functionality in partnership with visual effects company Digital Domain.The launch follows a string of VR trials by MTG, which included broadcasting live 360° sports from last summer’s Rio Olympic Games.Viareal is available to download now from the Google Play store and Apple App Store. It will be available via the Oculus Gear VR store from May 31.
Telenovelas channel Nina TV has launched in South Africa on mobile operator Cell C’s new entertainment platform Black.Nina TV, which launched in 2015, has expanded its presence in English-speaking African markets, including Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania.The channel airs a mix of content from Globo, including titles such asPrecious Pearl, Caribbean Flower and Tropical Paradise, as well as some African titles through its relationship with TV Globo’s African content distributor Cote Ouest.Kimberley Azria, manager of Nina TV, said: “It is with great enthusiasm that we join Black this year. We have created Nina TV with all the passion we have for content and for content editorial, and we are thrilled to introduce our telenovela channel to South African audiences.”Cell C launched Black on November 14. The service offers live television, video-on-demand, gaming, betting and a host of other services. It includes a catalogue of up to 5,000 movies, series, music and documentaries; and more than 60 live TV channels, including the top five European football club TV channels, Manu TV, Barca TV, Liverpool TV, Chelsea TV and Real Madrid TV.The full 60-channel package costs ZAR189 (€11.65), with a basic 18-channel service being available for ZAR69. The football channels are available separately for ZAR5 a day or ZAR25 a month. Day passes are also available for on-demand content, with titles also being available for purchase or rent.Consumers can pay for Black via debit and credit cards, pre-paid vouchers and by using pre-paid airtime on Cell C’s mobile service.The on-demand catalogue includes complete series of African shows such as Mary Kills People, Catastrophe, Power, High Rollers, Generations, Skeem Saam, Uzalo, and Survivor’s Remorse.Cell C CEO José Dos Santos said that the company was in discussion with local production outfits to bring additional content to the service. The company is also investing in its own content.“This really opens the market to more South Africans looking for content, providing affordable and relevant content to those that have not had access to it before,” said Dos Santos.
Content security and TV technology specialist Nagra is launching myCinema, a new digital cinema service aimed at delivering a range of content to cinemas in partnership with owners.Jean-Luc JezouinThe new service will be headed up by Jean-Luc Jezouin, a former Alcatel-Lucent and Nortel executive who is now SVP of digital TV sales development at Nagra.Jezouin will be supported by former, Google, Youtube and Widevine executive Glenn Morten, VP at Nagra and member of the board of the University of Southern California’s Entertainment Technology Center, who will look after strategy and solutions, and Bruce Eisner, the president of Los Angeles-based Digital Advisors and former Dish Network and CinemaNow executive Bruce Eisen, who will be in charge of content acquisition.Other members of the myCinema team include Darcy Lorincz, formerly of AerNow, Accenture and the BBC, who will look after sports and eSports, Reza Ackbaraly, co-founder of Quincy Jones’ Qwest TV, who will be in charge of music and the arts, ClearPlay CEO Matt Jaman, in charge of Faith and family content, MonitorLatino business development chief Felix Garcia, who will look after Latino music and film and Tim Warner Jr, a Nagra VP who will take charge of exhibitor and entertainment industry relations.“myCinema will drive the digital transformation of the cinema experience. By connecting movie theater screens, myCinema brings the agility of the Internet age to cinemas. This means that an unprecedented choice of content can reach any screen at any time at very competitive distribution cost.” said André Kudelski, Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group.“We are partnering with theater owners that are looking forward to growing their audience and maximizing venue utilization. As an Internet platform, myCinema enables diversified and flexible programming. Thanks to its AI-based analytics, myCinema identifies the unique fandoms active in a cinema’s local community and recommends targeted content choices. myCinema also features an app-based loyalty program tailored for each local cinema that allows consumers to express their programming wishes. Another key benefit is that myCinema significantly enhances image and sound quality, which are critical to drive people to the theaters. Content creators will find in myCinema an internet platform that connects their valued creations to any theater screen in a cost competitive way. This is a dramatic shift in the content distribution model, allowing theaters to screen a wide variety of content, including national interest or niche, recent or vintage and recorded or live.”
Orange set out its ‘inclusive innovation’ strategy at its Show Hello event in Paris yesterday, highlighting connected home innovations like its forthcoming Djingo smart speaker and detailing its 5G rollout plans.Orange said that 5G is gradually being deployed on existing 4G sites and will be installed in 17 European cities in 2019 and ready for commercial release in 2020 – as long as 5G smartphones are available at this point.On the device front, Orange said its Djingo smart speaker will be available in all Orange stores by spring 2019. Developed with Deutsche Telekom as part of the European AI Alliance, the speaker is voice-controlled and will be able to interact with Orange TV and the company’s Connected Home services.The Djingo speaker will comes with both Orange’s Djingo voice assistant technology and Amazon Alexa built in. Orange said that it shares a common vision with Amazon where multiple AIs complement each other and said it looks forward to expanding their multi-assistant integration in future products.Orange also announced that in spring 2019, in its home market of France, its Connected Home customers will be able to link connected objects to the home’s Livebox to manage them remotely, control their use and analyse their consumption through a single app accessible via a smartphone or, in the future, a TV.“To fight digital exclusion, Orange chooses inclusive innovation: useful and simple innovations that are accessible to the greatest possible number of people,” said Orange Group chairman and CEO, Stéphane Richard.“To do so, we deploy the best fixed and mobile networks across the country. We secure and facilitate our customers’ digital lives thanks to our expertise in cybersecurity and in digital identity. We help all our customers enter the eras of artificial intelligence and of the internet of things. All of this, to enable them to participate in a new form of digital society. A progressive, free and enlightened society.”
International TV and broadband provider Liberty Global has unveiled a multi-year deal to make Amazon content available to 4 million Virgin Media TV customers in the UK.As a result, Virgin Media will be the first of Liberty Global’s European operations to integrate the Amazon Prime Video app within its Ultra HD V6 set-top box.Good OmensThe launch will add Amazon Originals The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Grand Tour and Good Omens to Virgin Media’s platform, as well as Premier League coverage offered by Prime Video. Virgin Media customers will also have access to a range of Ultra High Definition and HDR TV shows and movies.According to Liberty Global, the deal reinforces its strategy of combining the best OTT online video apps and offerings from major streaming players, with its own world-class content and TV functionality, in a seamlessly-integrated experience. Enrique Rodriguez, Liberty Global’s EVP and chief technology officer said: “We’re excited to partner with Amazon to deliver its highly-popular content, including Amazon Originals and Exclusives, to our consumers. We know our customers want to see their favourite shows and programming on their big screen at home, and our partnership with streaming services like Amazon continues to make that happen.”Jay Marine, VP, Amazon Prime Video Europe added: “We have made it easier for our customers to enjoy Prime Video including Amazon Originals like the highly-anticipated Good Omens starring Michael Sheen and David Tennant. We are excited that these shows, movies and our forthcoming exclusive Premier League matches will all be available on Virgin Media’s V6 box.” Virgin Media customers will be able to access the Prime Video application through Virgin TV from this Summer.Commenting on the tie up, TMT analyst Paolo Pescatore said the move will allow Liberty Global to “firmly realise its vision of offering a broad range of TV and SVOD services. Strategically, the UK represents a battleground for content aggregation, but the Prime Video rollout on Virgin Media will lag some of its rivals (BT and TalkTalk). This will put pressure on Sky to forge a tie-up. For Amazon, this builds upon other deals and shows its desire to work more closely with telcos to reach new audiences.”
She has also been a lead actress in the local productions of Sister Act, Fame and Mama Mia and has appeared in the musicals Hairspray and Wicked.Nicolle Walters, DCSDC Market Development Officer, expects that the live performances by Brooke will give the first markets of 2019 an extra dimension.“We’re really looking forward to welcoming our traders back to Guildhall Square and the Butcher Street car park after a short break over January and we’re expecting them to be really busy – with Brooke sure to prove an added attraction,” she said.“Brooke is a fantastic singer who is making a name for herself as a star of the future – and she’ll be performing from 12 noon to 3pm at both markets.”The Walled City Market is open from 11am to 4pm, on the first Saturday of every month and includes street food and a wide range of locally produced craft products. Traders confirmed for February’s market include Simply Irresistible, C & M’s Pantry, Coffee & Cream, Living Crystal, Doorish Art & Craft, Crepes N Coffee, Granny Knitter, Watercolours by Noeleen, The One World Shop, Paul’s Handmade Delights, Willow Studios, Keltic Slates and Holden’s Chocolates.The Strabane Market takes place on the last Friday of every month from 11am to 5pm where Butcher Street car park welcomes the best of local artisan traders, offering visitors a family-friendly shopping experience.For further information on the markets visit http://www.derrystrabane.com/MarketsFind us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/whatsonderrystrabane/ or follow us on Twitter @DSMarketsBrooke Scullion to perform live for return of Walled City & Strabane Markets was last modified: January 26th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: ShareTweet The Strabane Market will also be returning to Butcher Street car park on Friday 22nd February from 11am to 5pm.The ever popular markets, organised by Derry City and Strabane District Council, will feature the usual wide variety of traders offering fresh foods and bespoke handcrafted products such as textiles and paintings.Brooke Scullion is a qualified singing teacher from Bellaghy who is currently studying Drama at the Magee campus of Ulster University. As well as opening concerts for the likes of Nathan Carter, Brooke has sang alongside Barry Kirwan and Niamh McGlinchey, and has supported Malachy Cush and Joanne Cash. Brooke Scullion to perform live for return of Walled City & Strabane MarketsCO DERRYDerry and Strabane Council Bellaghy singer Brooke ScullionCO Derry singer & guitarist Brooke Scullion – who has opened concerts for the likes of country legend Nathan Carter – will be playing live at the first Walled City and Strabane Markets of 2019.The Walled City Market will be returning to Guildhall Square on Saturday 2nd February from 11am to 4pm.
BECKLEY., WV (WOAY) – One local animal shelter is asking for the communities help so they can continue to care for homeless animals.The Raleigh County Humane Society has an outstanding vet bill for nearly 20 thousand dollars and needs the communities support.Although they receive $10,000 monthly from the city and county unfortunately it isn’t enough.With over 150 animals currently being cared for the shelter wants the community to know that no donation is to small.Shawna Shockney Board of Director For Raleigh County Humane Society says,“They have to go to the vet, we treat everything that comes through this door we do it all. She continued, “every animal we work on deserves that second chance and that’s what we stand for here.”For those interested in donating to the Humane Society you can visit them at 325 Grey Flats Rd Beckley, WV. You can also donate online at HSRCWV. Linkedin Next PostLocal Teen Starts Backpacking Fundraiser For Foster Children Previous PostGreenbrier Valley Airport Celebrates New Airline With Open House Google+ Facebook Tumblr Local NewsNewsWatch Raleigh County Humane Society Needs Community Support By Terell BaileyApr 06, 2018, 18:05 pm 581 0 Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Mail Pinterest Twitter Terell Bailey Bio Coming Soon Home NewsWatch Local News Raleigh County Humane Society Needs Community Support
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Home Sports News Sports C. Adam Toney Athlete of the Week – Jared Sagraves Summersville, WV (WOAY) – Nicholas County controls its destiny for a second straight Class AA playoff berth, as the Grizzlies have been led for much of the season by quarterback Jared Sagraves.In his first season at quarterback, Sagraves has provided a calm presence on the Grizzly offense, as they bounced back from a rough stretch in midseason to win their last two matchups, at Westside and against Midland Trail.In last Friday’s matchup with the Patriots, the junior threw for 196 yards and two touchdowns, while adding two more scores on the ground, including the game-winner.Nicholas County closes its season with games against teams also in the running for playoff berths, as they visit PikeView this week before hosting Richwood next week. Tumblr Google+ Previous PostWVU Research Corp. gets $1.3M to develop sensors Pinterest Mail Facebook Linkedin Twitter Matt Digby Matt Digby is the Sports Director at WOAY-TV. He joined the station in January 2015 – right in the middle of Big Atlantic Classic Week. Read More SportsSports FeaturesSports News C. Adam Toney Athlete of the Week – Jared Sagraves By Matt DigbyOct 25, 2017, 00:23 am 921 0 Next PostHigh School Sports Update – October 24
Nick Giambruno: Getting back to the crisis in Europe… It’s well known that the gigantic bureaucracy in Brussels produces ridiculous regulations and dictates. The EU has reduced the standard of living of the average European. Of course this is related to the migrant issue too. The EU has a quota system which is supposed to distribute migrants across the union. Not all EU countries are happy with this. For example, Hungary doesn’t believe it should have to accept any migrants if it doesn’t want to. Brussels disagrees and says Hungary is obligated to take in its “fair share” of migrants. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban recently said: “Hungary does not need a single migrant for the economy to work, or the population to sustain itself, or for the country to have a future… …This is why there is no need for a common European migration policy – whoever needs migrants can take them, but don’t force them on us, we don’t need them… …For us migration is not a solution but a problem… not medicine but a poison, we don’t need it and won’t swallow it.” The Eurocrats are furious with Orban. Luxembourg has called for Hungary to be expelled from the EU. It’s clear the migrant issue is fueling resentment to the EU. It was a major factor in the Brexit vote. The unprecedented inflow of migrants has also helped anti-EU political parties grow in popularity. This whole mess looks to me to be a self-inflicted wound. What do you think? Doug Casey: The EU is a huge aggravating factor with the migrant problem. Brussels is full of globalists and doctrinaire socialists who not only promote bad policies, but make the whole continent pay for the mistakes of its most misguided members. All Western European governments are massive welfare states that provide free food, housing, medical care, schooling, and living expenses for citizens. And even for residents who aren’t citizens. Benefits like these will naturally draw in poor people from poor countries. Millions of Africans will want to emigrate, especially to the homelands of their ex-colonial masters in Europe. The colonizers are now themselves being colonized. If I was an African from south of the Sahara, I’d absolutely try to get to Italy or Greece or France or Spain or on my way to Sweden to cash in on the largesse of these stupid Europeans. I’m a fan of what’s left of Western Civilization. I hate to see it washed away. But that’s what will happen if the floodgate is opened. Nick Giambruno: I really don’t feel that sorry for the Europeans either. They largely brought this mess upon themselves. It’s no coincidence that migrants are flowing to the countries with the most generous welfare benefits. If there weren’t so many freebies in these countries, there wouldn’t be so many migrants showing up to collect them. It’s obvious the welfare state plays a major role in this crisis. It’s also obvious that idiotic military interventions are a major factor. The Europeans were and are enthusiastic supporters of the U.S. military interventions in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan—and perhaps most consequentially for them—Libya. Before his overthrow by NATO, Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi had an agreement with Italy, which is directly to Libya’s north, across the Mediterranean Sea. Gaddafi agreed to prevent migrants heading for Europe from using Libya’s 1,100 miles of coastline as a transit point. It was an arrangement that worked. So it’s no shocker that when NATO helped overthrow the Gaddafi government in 2011, the migrant floodgates opened. Doug Casey: Unless the Europeans get in front of this situation, it’s not just some refugees from the Near East they’ll have to deal with. Especially with the economic chaos of The Greater Depression, it’s going to be millions from Africa, and then perhaps millions more from Central Asia, and even India and Bangladesh. The world is becoming a very small place. What will happen when scores of thousands of migrants set up a squatter camp someplace—with no food, shelter, or sanitary facilities. The situation is likely to be most stressful… Some will say, “But you have to be charitable, you can’t just let them starve because they’ve had some bad luck.” To that I’d say an individual, or a family, can have some bad luck. But the places these people come from have had “bad luck” for centuries. Their bad luck is the consequence of their political, economic, and social systems. It makes no sense, it’s idiotic, to import—at huge expense—masses of people that have a culture of “bad luck.” At the most, if someone wants to help them, they should help them with their own money. Editor’s note: On December 4, a monumental event is poised to take place that could lead to the total destruction of the European Union. This crisis threatens to be more than five times bigger than Brexit, and—if you play it right—it promises to be the biggest profit opportunity of your lifetime… But you need to strategically position yourself in one specific way. Click on this video to learn how. – — Your 61% discount expires tonight at midnight Hurry up, because your huge early bird discount for Crisis Investing expires tonight at midnight. So make sure you take advantage before it’s over. ALSO: Doug Casey has just recorded an urgent video update on the economic catastrophe about to hit Europe. You can see that here, along with the details on your discount… Mysterious Document Could Add $1.2 Million to Your Retirement… in 15 Minutes Since 1905, a small group of Wall Street insiders has been using this document to avoid stock market crashes and bank windfall profits. Now it’s your turn. Click here for full details. Recommended Links Editor’s note: What’s going on in Europe right now is a mess… Yesterday, Casey Research founder Doug Casey and Crisis Investing editor Nick Giambruno talked about why the European Union is quickly collapsing. Today and tomorrow, the guys will break down another huge problem going on in Europe today: the migrant crisis. Nick Giambruno: The migrant crisis is tearing Europe apart. What’s your take, Doug? Doug Casey: I’m all for immigration and completely open borders to enable opportunity seekers from anyplace to move anyplace else. With two big, critically important, caveats: 1) there can be no welfare or free government services, so everyone has to pay his own way, and no freeloaders are attracted 2) all property is privately owned, to minimize the possibility of squatter camps full of beggars. In the absence of welfare benefits, immigrants are usually the best of people because you get mobile, aggressive, and opportunity-seeking people that want to leave a dead old culture for a vibrant new one. The millions of immigrants who came to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries had zero in the way of state support. But what is going on in Europe today is entirely different. The migrants coming to Europe aren’t being attracted by opportunity in the new land so much as the welfare benefits and the soft life. For the most part they are unskilled and poorly educated. What we’re talking about here is the migration of millions of people of different language, different race, different religion, different culture, different mode of living. If you’re an alien and you’re 1 out of 10,000, or 1000, or 100, you’re a curiosity, an interesting outsider. But an influx of millions of migrants is only going to destroy the old culture, and guarantee antagonism—especially when the locals have to pay for it. In many ways, what’s happening now isn’t just comparable to what happened 2,000 years ago with the migration of the Germanic northern barbarians into the Roman Empire. It’s potentially much more serious. Nick Giambruno: I think pretty much anywhere in the world, whenever there’s an influx of foreigners to the degree that it changes the demographics or upsets the local economic applecart, it’s obviously going to cause problems. For example, the Chinese are wearing out their welcome in many parts of Africa. We saw this ourselves when we went to Zimbabwe earlier this year. Their numbers have grown so much that there are numerous Chinese mini cities within Zim. Many people in Zim aren’t too happy with the Chinese dumping cheap products and upsetting the local economy. When we asked our driver to take us through a rough neighborhood, all we saw was a seemingly endless market, as far as I can tell, completely filled with Chinese products. Doug Casey: Incidentally, it’s supposed to be official Chinese policy to migrate about 300 million Chinese to Africa in the years to come. They’re employed in building roads, mines, railroads, and other infrastructure. The Africans like the goodies, but don’t like the Chinese. It has the makings of a race war a generation or so in the future.