International broadcasting via various new media.

Posted: 13 Apr 2010   Print   Send a link
"A24 Media have struck a landmark partnership with BBC World News to distribute the channel’s Africa Business Report programme. Africa Business Report is a monthly show examining the people, companies and products at the forefront of business, as well as the issues, challenges and opportunities for companies trading in Africa. ... A24 Media offers broadcasters across the world a diverse portfolio of programming covering Africa via its online delivery site www.a24media.com. The distribution of this content is part of the organisation’s drive to revolutionize the African media environment and to service strong demand among international audiences for African content." Apparent press release via Ratio Magazine, 12 April 2010.
     Samsung's new N210 netbook's HyperSpace Instant-on takes you "to a Linux online environment if you can't wait for the time it takes for Windows 7 to boot. ... When it was finally working it was simple enough to invoke - pressing F6 during Startup and the customisable screen appeared complete with weather, BBC World News, Share prices and Twitter feed." David Phelan, Pocket-lint, 12 April 2010.
     "Didier Quillot, CEO of Lagardère Active, and Henrique de Castro, Google and YouTube Vice-President of Global Media and Platforms, today announce the signing of an international strategic partnership between Lagardère Active and YouTube. In the coming months, Lagardère Active will make available to the YouTube community in France an outstanding selection of the French audiovisual library catalogue, including drama, documentaries and animation. The agreement also includes the best of current French drama for international broadcasting to speed up exposure and generate new commercial opportunities." Apparent press release via asiamediajournal.com, 12 April 2010.
     NHK International, Inc., the global footage licensing business of NHK (the Japan Broadcasting Corporation), and Thought Equity Motion, Inc. -- the world leader in digitizing, delivering and monetizing video content -- announced today an agreement that makes NHK programming and news content available for licensing internationally on www.thoughtequity.com and through Thought Equity Motion's global sales network. ... Akihide Mizoguchi, Executive Managing Director of NHK, states, 'We're excited about expanding access to our high-definition content and generating new evolution with Thought Equity Motion's cutting-edge technology platform and licensing expertise. With Thought Equity Motion's advanced tools, the international production community will be able to search, preview, and download NHK's HD content online quickly in a range of formats and languages.'" Press release via Article Ant, 12 April 2010.