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Hotel Prepares for Seattle International Film Festival











Seattle Marriott luxury hotels

Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 21, 2010

One of the most popular luxury hotels in downtown Seattle is preparing for the Seattle International Film Festival, which will be held May 20-June 13, 2010. The Seattle Marriott Waterfront has rooms available for those attending the event. Film buffs are encouraged to book their rooms soon to ensure they have accommodations close to the film festival during the popular three-week event.

Each year, tens of thousands of movie aficionados come to the Emerald City’s film fest, making it one of the biggest movie events in the country. As one of the most popular hotels near the Space Needle, the Seattle Marriott Waterfront expects to house a large number of festival attendees and participants.

This year’s festival will feature more than 400 independent and foreign films, as well as documentaries and shorts. Tickets for the SIFF are available online at http://www.siff.net or by calling 206-324-9996. Cinema fans can also purchase tickets the day of the show upon availability, and 2010 early bird specials are now available for SIFF Supporters.

In addition to films, tickets are available for the opening and closing night galas on May 20 and June 13, respectively. Ticket packages including the Cinematic 6-Pack and the Film Buff 20-Pack, as well as gift certificates are available for those who want to watch the films and attend the different red carpet and gala events.

The Seattle Marriott Waterfront is perfect for its proximity to the festival and additional Seattle attractions. Pike’s Place Market is close to the hotel, as is the Space Needle and the Pacific Science Center. Guests can also visit several nearby spas or take in a round of golf at one of four Seattle, WA, golf courses just minutes from the Marriott Waterfront.

The Marriott Waterfront also offers some of the best Seattle hotel deals; currently the luxury hotel is offering a deal that includes a tour of the Pike Place Market, as well as a package that provides guests with a Visa® gift card of up to $ 50. Packages can be booked online or over the phone.

To book a room at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront, visit Marriott.com or call 1-206-443-5000.

About the Seattle Marriott Waterfront

The Seattle Marriott Waterfront is located on the Elliott Bay with stunning views of the Bay and the Olympic Mountain Range. Elegant guestrooms feature luxurious “Revive” bedding by Marriott and lots of amenities including 42″ LCD HD televisions and mini refrigerators in every room. Dining at the hotel includes the 2100 Bistro and Bar open all day, and the Club Room for private dining, or guests can take advantage of the hotel’s perfect location for sampling Seattle’s best Waterfront dining options.

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HDcctv Alliance Members Showcase Interoperable HDcctv Cameras, DVRs, and Monitors at ISC West











HDcctv Logo: Look for this logo on HDcctv Alliance products


SYDNEY, Australia (PRWEB) March 22, 2010

HDcctv Alliance®, the global security industry consortium established to manage technical standards for HDcctv equipment interoperability, is rapidly growing their security industry presence with membership doubling this year, expanding their already significant international presence. The membership represents a broad spectrum of the video surveillance industry, from component, OEM and branded equipment manufacturers to security sales, support and system installers.

HDcctv-based systems transmit HDTV signals digitally over conventional CCTV media without packetization and without any perceivable compression latency. Standards are a key to unlocking the market potential of this new product category. The HDcctv Alliance has partnered with SMPTE to reference the family of broadcast video interfaces known as HD-SDI to create a derivative standard to enable plug-and-play security systems and equipment that deliver high-resolution, high-definition (HD) surveillance video with no transmission delays, no image artifacts from transmission, with the highest possible signal integrity.

At ISC West, Las Vegas, March 24-26, fifteen HDcctv Alliance members are demonstrating interoperable HDcctv cameras, DVRs, and monitors planned for market shortly after the Alliance’s compliance certification standards have been finalized.

At the HDcctv Alliance Booth 42001 attendees can view demonstrations of Interoperable HDcctv Alliance Members’ products including:

    Zero Latency PTZ Cameras
    Impressive Version 2.0* Long Reach Cable Transmission Capability
    DVRs’ enabled with Port Level Plug-and-Play
    1080p 30 Camera Reference Design
    WDR 1080p 30 Sensor Capability with Evaluation Camera
    Hi Fidelity Cable Termination Technology

At the HDcctv Alliance booth attendees can learn about the recently ratified HDcctv Specification v1.0 and the impending v1.1, which enable equipment interoperability. Visitors can also see technologies on the HDcctv Specification roadmap, including upwardly compatible features currently under development.

Visiting HDcctv Alliance members’ booths at ISC West and completing a raffle card can qualify attendees to win one of eleven prizes including an HDcctv camera grand prize, two iPads, three valuable art pieces, and five blueCaps coax terminator kits.

HDcctv Alliance members at ISC West include: AltaSens’ image sensors in Booth 40022, blueCaps connectors in Booth 42001, Clinton Electronics’ cameras and monitors in Booth 11121, Comart System’s cameras, video capture cards, multiplexors, switchers and repeaters in Booth 14077, CSST’s cameras, DVRs, displays and video walls in Booth 22087, Everfocus’ cameras and DVRs in Booth17065, Gennum Corporation interconnect silicon in Booth 42001, theHDcctv.com’s DVR and DVR software in Booth 14077, Marshall Electronics’ monitors in Booth 16140, OmniVision’s image sensors in Booth 42001, Pacific Corporation’s cameras modules in Booth 42003, Pixim’s image sensors in Booth 40008, Speco’s cameras in Booth 18041, Stretch’s standalone DVR and PCIe add-in card solutions in Booth 3122 and Win4Net Trium’s DVRs in Booth 23097.

Todd Rockoff, chairman of the HDcctv Alliance is also participating in an ISC West session panel entitled “High Definition Surveillance: A Clearer Picture.” Wednesday, March 24, 2010, 4:00 p.m., in rooms AD04/CS04.

The HDcctv Alliance is open for membership sign up at http://www.highdefcctv.org. Alliance Members can log into the Website to gain access to non-public Alliance information. Only Adopting and Voting Members have access to the HDcctv v1.0 Specification. The Alliance’s membership, drawn from component and equipment manufacturers worldwide, includes Adopting and Voting Members CSST, Gennum, Stretch, AltaSens, Analog Devices, blueCaps, Clinton Electronics, Comart, COP UK, EverFocus, theHDcctv.com, IDIS, Marshall Electronics, OmniVision, Ovii, Pacific Corporation, Pixim, Speco Technologies, UFINE, and Win4NET.

To learn more about HDcctv, watch videos on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ee1Iq8mBCY

Follow HDcctv Alliance on Twitter at HDcctvAlliance http://twitter.com/#search?q=hdcctvalliance

About HDcctv Alliance

HDcctv Alliance is a non-profit, global consortium that manages global industry specifications for high-definition closed-circuit television (HDcctv). HDcctv systems transmit digital video over various media. HDcctv includes features for security applications, while it is derived from broadcast industry standards for serialized transmission of uncompressed video over coaxial cable. The Alliance promotes industry adoption of HDcctv and provides education to the security industry and end market. The Alliance compliance program facilitates the development of high-quality interoperable HDcctv devices. Devices that have passed compliance testing display the HDcctv logo and are promoted by the Alliance. Detailed information about the HDcctv Specification is available only to members on the Alliance’s Website. Further information is available by visiting the HDcctv Alliance website at http://www.highdefcctv.org

HDcctv and the HDcctv logos are trademarks of the HDcctv Alliance.

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Generate Inks Distribution Deal with Fireworks International to Bring Award-Winning Drama Pink: The Series to Global Market













Watch PINK on Hulu, YouTube and TheWB.com


Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 23, 2010

Generate (http://generatela.com), announced today it has reached an agreement with Fireworks International, the television and digital distribution arm of ContentFilm plc, to distribute internationally its Streamy Award-winning assassin drama Pink:The Series, one of the Web’s first original series to be shot entirely in full-HD.

Pink:The Series is a critically-acclaimed, graphic novel-style drama series starring Natalie Raitano (“V.I.P.”) as Natalie “Nate” Cross, a reluctant government assassin who, between kills, yearns for a family of her own. Created in 2007 by Mike Maden and Blake Calhoun, winner of last year’s inaugural Streamy for Best Director for a Dramatic Web Series, Pink has garnered a collective ten million views in the U.S. for its first three seasons thanks to successful runs on Hulu, TheWB.com, YouTube, Vuze and others.

“The international market has always presented meaningful opportunities for distributing and monetizing high-quality, story-driven content, regardless of whether originally-produced for film, television or broadband,” said Jordan Levin, CEO of Generate. “We continue to admire the approach Fireworks is taking in growing domestic digital properties globally, and we look forward to international audiences discovering and embracing Pink with the same loyalty and passion as they have in the U.S.”

“Pink is exactly the kind of compelling, world-class entertainment we are committed to delivering to the international marketplace”, said Jonathan Ford, Fireworks International’s Executive Vice-President of Digital Acquisitions and Distribution. “Generate has delivered us a series with great cinematic production values, a unique voice and fine performances, making it a strong international property that will translate well across borders and multiple platforms.”

Generate most-recently produced The Lake, a multi-generational drama series directed by Jason Priestley for Johnson & Johnson and TheWB.com.

About Generate

GENERATE was founded in 2006 by a collective of leading television, film, talent management, advertising and digital media executives to produce premium, story-driven entertainment properties for modern audiences across traditional and emerging media channels. Generate pioneered the modern studio model – by integrating full-service development, production, talent and research divisions helmed by industry veterans, Generate provides media companies and brands with inclusive, flexible solutions that support business goals and engage audiences.

Generate’s talent management arm boasts a large concentration of online talent including actors, comedians, writers, producers and directors. Generate has a proven track record of success in producing original scripted series specifically for the Web including THE LAKE for JOHNSON & JOHNSON and TheWB.com; Streamy Award-winning PINK: THE SERIES and political satire REPUBLICRATS for MSN. Headquartered in Los Angeles and New York, the company completed a collective $ 8 million Series A round co-led by Fuse Capital (formerly Velocity Interactive Group) and MK Capital in Q1 2008 and Q3 2009. For more information on Generate visit http://www.generatela.com.

About Fireworks International

Fireworks International is ContentFilm’s international television distribution division with over 3,000 hours of high-quality and commercially appealing programming including an extensive slate of major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, kids live action comedy and drama series, TV movies, mini-series and special event programming. Recent additions include primetime drama series, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE, crime thriller series, THE BORDER and heart-warming family drama series, HEARTLAND; non-fiction documentary specials HUNTING THE LOST SYMBOL and I KNOW WHAT I SAW; U.S. tween comedy THE ASSISTANTS; high definition multi-platform thriller series VALEMONT; new children’s programmes HALF MOON INVESTIGATIONS, FAMILY BIZ as well as the classic anime series, ROBOTECH; plus over 200 U.S. network mini-series and TV movies; and specials including the Annual U.S. PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS show. This new product is combined with the large and valuable Fireworks library catalogue which is complemented by a raft of formidable television shows including Gene Roddenberry’s ANDROMEDA, MUTANT X and RELIC HUNTER.

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The Weather Channel Names Bob Walker EVP of Marketing and Cross Platform Development











Bob Walker


Atlanta, GA (Vocus) March 24, 2010

Bob Walker, former president & general manager of WXIA-TV and WATL-TV in Atlanta, has been named executive vice president of marketing and cross platform development for The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC). In this newly created role, Walker will have overall responsibility for the company’s marketing strategy and enterprise wide marketing activities including research, consumer marketing and distribution marketing and will work closely with the heads of product, business development, programming and advertising sales to accelerate cross platform development. He will be based at the company’s Atlanta headquarters and report to Michael J. Kelly, CEO of TWCC.

“We are thrilled that Bob is joining us, particularly at a time when our growth and presence on all platforms is accelerating rapidly. Bob’s deep background in local news on both video and digital platforms and his relationships with the broadcasting community will have significant impact on our cross platform strategy and our industry-leading positions in mobile, online and television,” said Kelly.

“The opportunity to join Mike and the team at The Weather Channel Companies is truly an honor,” said Walker. “The trust and credibility that The Weather Channel brand has earned is a tribute to their commitment to provide best in class service for advertisers, distributors and consumers on television, online and on mobile devices.”    

As president & general manager at WXIA-TV and WATL-TV, Walker was responsible for the overall management, operation and strategic direction for two television stations and growth of the stations’ digital businesses. He has served as the president & general manager of WXIA-TV since 1996 and assumed responsibility for WATL-TV in 2006 after Gannett acquired the station. Prior to that role, Walker was vice president of broadcast and held various sales, marketing and research roles in his nearly 22 year career with Gannett. He began his professional career with Arthur Andersen & Company in Denver.

An active member of the Atlanta community, Bob works with a number of organizations, among them the Woodruff Arts Center board of trustees executive committee, the Zoo Atlanta board and the First Tee of Atlanta, for which he is chair of the board of directors. A Denver, CO native, Bob is a graduate of the University of Colorado and lives in Atlanta with his wife and four children.

About The Weather Channel Companies:

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) is made up of The Weather Channel television network, The Weather Channel digital properties, and Weather Services International (WSI). The Weather Channel® is based in Atlanta and is seen in more than 99 million U.S. households. TWC also operates Weatherscan, a 24-hour all-local weather network; The Weather Channel Radio Network; and The Weather Channel HD. The digital properties of TWC, which include the weather.com® site, The Weather Channel Desktop and The Weather Channel Mobile, reach more than 40 million unique users online each month and is the most popular source of online weather, news and information according to Nielsen//NetRatings. WSI, headquartered in Andover, MA, primarily provides business-to-business weather services, particularly for the media, aviation, marine and energy sectors. TWCC is owned by a consortium made up of NBC Universal and the private equity firms The Blackstone Group and Bain Capital. For more information, visit http://www.weather.com/press.

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Broadcast International’s Steve Jones To Give The ‘Skinny’ On Enabling The Hd World At IPTV World Forum











Salt Lake City (Vocus) March 24, 2010

Broadcast International, Inc. (OTC: BCST “BI”) (http://www.brin.com) announced today that Steve Jones will speak at the upcoming IPTV World Forum in London, England on March 23-25, 2010. Jones’s speech entitled, Fat Files/Skinny Pipes: Enabling the HD World will discuss the challenges broadcasters face when carrying HD content above their capacity.

“The rapid acceleration of IP-based video content has created tremendous strain on existing networks and compromised the viewing experience of its users,” said Steve Jones, Vice President and General Manager of the CodecSys Division at Broadcast International. “Today’s consumers demand cinema quality video across the four digital screens they interact with on a daily basis. It’s possible to meet this demand and I’ll explain how at IPTV World Forum.”

Jones has spoken at a number of industry events on topics related to technology and the broadcast industry. At IPTV World Forum, his remarks will highlight:

how to deliver video to four screens simultaneously,
how to deliver HD quality content at under 3Mbps,
tips for minimizing sporadic spikes in your network
how to escape proprietary hardware traps and
how to ensure a cinema quality image on your mobile device.

At Broadcast International Jones is responsible for providing all strategic direction for the CodecSys Division, including sales, marketing, product development and strategic partnerships. CodecSys is video compression software that provides high quality, low bandwidth video by optimizing video assets through a suite of intelligent video management services, which include encoding, decoding, transcoding and other optimization services for live broadcasting or file-based applications.

The CodecSys system provides Microsoft Mediaroom compliant outputs to Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) broadcasts and Video-On-Demand (VOD) applications for entertainment, training and communications, as well as mobile and digital signage applications.

Jones has spent the majority of his career with start-ups and high-tech ventures. He has held a number of executive level positions with companies such as Alianza, Auction Trust Network, Solera Networks, Vykor, Mosaix, Netegrity, DataChannel and Novell.

The IPTV World Forum was developed as a direct response to the rapid growth in the marketplace, bringing together operators, technology partners and content providers to explore and define the IPTV evolution. Find out more at the Broadcast International stand (no. 77), IPTV World Forum, London, UK, 23 – 25 March 2010

For more information about Broadcast International, including CodecSys and a complete listing of its executive staff, visit the website at http://www.brin.com.

About Broadcast International

Broadcast International is a leading provider of video-powered broadcast solutions, including IP, and digital satellite, Internet streaming and other types of wired/wireless network distribution. BI’s patented CodecSys software is a breakthrough, multi-codec video compression technology that cuts video bandwidth requirements over satellite, cable, IP and wireless networks. By slashing bandwidth needs, CodecSys enables a new generation of applications such as streaming video to cell phones, and offers unprecedented price/ performance benefits for existing applications such as HD video.

Broadcast International is a public company (OTC BB: BCST) headquartered in Salt Lake City UT. For more information go to http://www.brin.com and http://www.codecsys.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

All statements in this news release that are not based on historical fact are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and the provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (which Sections were adopted as part of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). While management has based any forward-looking statements contained herein on its current expectations, the information on which such expectations were based may change. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors, many of which are outside of our control, that could cause actual results to materially differ from such statements. Such risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, but are not necessarily limited to, those set forth under the caption “Additional Factors That May Affect Our Business” in the Company’s most recent Form 10-K and 10-Q filings, and amendments thereto. In addition, we operate in a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment, and new risks may arise. Accordingly, investors should not place any reliance on forward-looking statements as a prediction of actual results. We disclaim any intention to, and undertake no obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statement.

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YES Launches Personalized Television Guide Widget for Websites and Desktops with WorkLight










New York (PRWEB) March 24, 2010

YES, a leading television provider with over 570,000 subscribers, has launched MyYes – a personalized television guide widget, now made available on desktops, Facebook and personalized homepages such as iGoogle.

Powered by WorkLight, the multi-channel widget is integrated with Israel-based YES Satellite Services’ television programming systems and databases. Customers are able to predefine media content preferences by program, genre and keywords, track specific programs and recommend preferred television programs and movies to friends from a selection of over 130 video and HD channels.

“Our customers value a personalized viewing experience, and we wanted to carry that same experience to the television guide widget,” said Dror Bahat, VP Marketing at YES Satellite Services. “Since our pre-launch release, both widget downloads and customer usage have far exceeded our expectations, in large part due to the unique multi-channel widget strategy made possible by WorkLight.”

Developed in a single effort using the WorkLight Solution (http://www.worklight.com), the MyYes Television Guide Widget is made available to customers on Windows and Mac desktops, Adobe AIR, Facebook, iGoogle and is part of the YES website.

Currently, widget users are prompted to take advantage of YesMax Online, a Digital Video Record (DVR) feature recently launched by YES. A second phase of the implementation will enable customers to use the widget to select specific programs for recording on their home DVR device.

“We are excited to partner with YES Satellite Services to deliver an innovative widget as an attractive new service to its customers,” said Shahar Kaminitz, CEO of WorkLight. “By addressing a wide range of web and desktop platforms with a convenient application, YES is able to engage its customers wherever they prefer to spend time online.”

MyYes Television Guide Widget is an integral part of the satellite television company’s campaign to engage customers via Web 2.0 and is promoted with television advertisements and online promotions.

About YES

YES Satellite Services was established in 1998 and began broadcasting in July 2000. The company has over 570,000 subscribers comprising more than 38 percent of multi-channel television market in its region. For more, visit http://www.yes.co.il.

About WorkLight

WorkLight is the worldwide leader in enterprise-class widgets and applications for mobile, desktops and web. The WorkLight software-based solution provides the highest levels of security, scalability and integration. Using WorkLight, businesses efficiently create and syndicate lightweight applications to multiple channels such as the iPhone, Facebook and Windows to better reach and engage their customers, partners and employees. Headquartered in New York, WorkLight was recently named a “Cool Vendor in Web Technology” by Gartner. For more, visit http://www.worklight.com.

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Univision Anuncia Cobertura Para su Transmisión Exclusiva de la Copa Mundial de la Fifa Sudáfrica 2010™ Desde Múltiples Plataformas












Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2010

Univision Communications Inc., la principal empresa de medios de comunicación en español en los Estados Unidos, dio a conocer hoy la extensa cobertura que ofrecerá a través de sus múltiples plataformas durante su transmisión exclusiva en español de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Sudáfrica 2010™ – el campeonato más importante del fútbol internacional y uno de los eventos deportivos más populares del mundo. Ofreciendo los 64 partidos del torneo en alta definición (HD), Univision se convertirá en el destino primordial para todo lo referente a la Copa Mundial en EEUU y aprovechará sus plataformas principales – Univisión, TeleFutura, Galavisión, Univision.com, Univision Móvil y Univision On Demand – para brindarle una experiencia inolvidable a su audiencia, con casi 900 horas de amplia cobertura. La transmisión en vivo de la Copa Mundial por la cadena Univisión comenzará el viernes 11 de junio a las at 8 a.m. hora Este/7 a.m. Centro/5 a.m. Pacífico. Univision.com también estará transmitiendo en vivo en http://www.UnivisionFutbol.com.

Todos los partidos saldrán al aire en vivo en cada zona horaria del país, y cada uno contará con un segmento pre-juego de al menos media hora de duración. El partido inicial, ambos partidos semifinales y el partido final tendrán un programa especial previo de una hora de duración. Los equipos técnicos de Univision en Sudáfrica le llevarán al televidente cada emocionante minuto del torneo, comenzando con la llegada de los jugadores al estadio, la presentación de las selecciones y su entrada al campo a través del túnel, los calentamientos, entrevistas con los entrenadores, análisis a fondo y resúmenes de los partidos. Los programas más populares de Univisión y TeleFutura, entre ellos “Despierta América”, “El Gordo y la Flaca”, “Primer Impacto”, “República Deportiva” y “Contacto Deportivo” tendrán ediciones especiales dedicadas a la Copa Mundial, resaltando los juegos más emocionantes, y presentando reportajes exclusivos sobre lo que pasa detrás de las cámaras, reacciones de los fanáticos, y festividades culturales realizadas en torno a los eventos de cada día. Además, los equipos de noticias de Univision, incluyendo “Noticiero Univision”, “Aquí y Ahora” y “Noticiero Univisión Ultima Hora”, también estarán presentes para reportar sobre Sudáfrica y sus costumbres, y dar las últimas noticias de la Copa Mundial. Todas las estaciones del grupo televisivo de Univision alrededor de la nación también proveerán extensa cobertura noticiosa de la Copa Mundial en sus noticieros de la tarde y noche.

“La Copa Mundial de la FIFA es el evento deportivo más importante para los hispanos, sin excepción”, dijo Alina Falcón, presidenta de Noticias de Univision Communications Inc. “En Univision lo vivimos tan intensamente como los aficionados y estamos encantados de poder brindarle a nuestra audiencia este gran evento de talla mundial una vez más. Al utilizar todas nuestras plataformas, los fanáticos del fútbol podrán disfrutar cada instante del campeonato donde y cuando quieran”.    

La cadena también anunció que por primera vez le ofrecerá a los televidentes la oportunidad de revivir toda la emoción de la Copa Mundial en su totalidad a través de sus socios de distribución, por el servicio Univision On Demand. Todos los partidos estarán disponibles para los suscriptores de On Demand la mañana siguiente de su transmisión en vivo. Algunos distribuidores también ofrecerán los partidos en On Demand en alta definición.

Univision.com es un Emisor Oficial de Internet de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2010, y presenta cobertura completa del campeonato. Por primera vez los fans en EEUU y Puerto Rico podrán ver los 64 partidos en vivo por Internet, completamente gratis. Además, todos los fanáticos tendrán acceso a estadísticas en tiempo real y a comentarios minuto a minuto. La cobertura del torneo en vivo también incluirá entrevistas con jugadores y entrenadores, videos de las estrellas del fútbol hechos tras bastidores, y reportajes desde las calles de Sudáfrica presentados por talentos de Univisión. La cobertura de la Copa Mundial ya comenzó con las últimas noticias sobre el campeonato, una mirada a fondo a la historia de los mundiales, biografías de más de 70 de los mejores jugadores en la historia de la Copa Mundial de la FIFA, y un widget dedicado.

Univision Móvil es un Proveedor de Contenido Móvil para la Copa Mundial de la FIFA Sudáfrica 2010, y ya está entregando las últimas noticias, calendarios de juegos y mucho más en la página web móvil de Univision.com. Para los usuarios de Smartphones, la aplicación de Univision Fútbol proveerá cobertura extensa del torneo, incluyendo noticias, videos, fotos, ranking de los equipos y actualizaciones emitidas jugada por jugada. Los clientes de Verizon Wireless V CAST tendrán acceso a transmisiones móviles en vivo de todos los partidos, donde estén disponibles. La cobertura móvil y en línea de este año está repleta de acción, abarcando todos los detalles y acontecimientos antes, durante y después del campeonato.

El equipo de comentaristas deportivos de Univision brindará cobertura de cada jugada, comentarios expertos y análisis completos de cada uno de los 64 partidos que se llevarán a cabo en distintas ciudades de Sudáfrica. El grupo de conductores de Univision reúne a experimentados locutores deportivos con antiguos jugadores hispanos destacados. El equipo estelar incluye a:

Pablo Ramírez y Jesús Bracamontes:

Conocido como “La Torre de Jalisco”, Pablo Ramírez es la voz proeminente del fútbol en los Estados Unidos. Ha sido conductor de las Copas Mundiales 2002 y 2006, tres Copas América, cuatro Copas de Oro, y cientos de juegos del Fútbol Liga Mexicana para Univisión, TeleFutura y Galavisión. Y de vuelta como analista para una tercera Copa Mundial estará el “El Profe”, Jesús Bracamontes, antiguo entrenador del Chivas y director general de la Selección Nacional Mexicana, quien también participa como analista en partidos del Fútbol Liga Mexicana.

Jorge Pérez-Navarro y José Luis Chilavert:

El conductor de “Contacto Deportivo” de TeleFutura, la única revista deportiva nocturna y en vivo de la televisión en español, Jorge Pérez-Navarro, quien narró la acción en las Copas Mundiales 2002 y 2006 para Univisión, regresa al micrófono junto a José Luis Chilavert, el celebrado arquero paraguayo de las Copas Mundiales de 1998 y 2002, quien vuelve a traer su enérgica personalidad a la cabina.

Completando el panel está el conductor de “República Deportiva”, Fernando Fiore, ganador del premio Emmy y una de las principales autoridades en el tema del fútbol, quien presentará todos los partidos directamente desde los estudios de Univision en el Centro Internacional de Transmisiones en el Estadio Soccer City de Johanesburgo, Sudáfrica.

Univisión transmitió la Copa Mundial de la FIFA por primera vez en 1978, y ha transmitido todas las Copas Mundiales desde entonces. La Copa Mundial de la FIFA 2006™, realizada en varias ciudades de Alemania y transmitida por las tres cadenas de Univision, batió récords de audiencia y fue vista por aproximadamente 50 millones de televidentes en todo EEUU.

Pulse aquí para ver el calendario de la Copa Munidal 2010. El itinerario completo de la cobertura de la Copa Mundial por Univision estará disponible para descarga en http://www.UnivisionFutbol.com próximamente.

Univision Communications Inc. es la empresa líder de medios de comunicación de habla hispana en Estados Unidos. Sus operaciones incluyen Univision, la cadena de televisión en español más vista en EE.UU., con cobertura del 95% de los hogares hispanos del país; TeleFutura, la cadena de televisión en español lanzada en 2002, con cobertura del 85% de los hogares hispanos de EE.UU.; Galavisión, la cadena de televisión por cable en español líder en el país; Univision Studios, que produce y co-produce telenovelas, reality shows, series dramáticas y formatos de programación para todas las plataformas de la empresa; el Grupo de Televisión Univision, propietario y operador de 64 estaciones de televisión en los principales mercados hispanos de EE.UU. y Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, el principal grupo radial en español, propietario y/u operador de 68 emisoras de radio en 16 de los 25 principales mercados hispanos y de 5 emisoras de radio en Puerto Rico. Univision Interactive Media, que incluye http://www.univision.com, el destino de Internet en español principal de EE.UU. y Univision Móvil, plataforma que da el contenido en español más completo para celulares en la industria. Univision Communications tiene un 50% de participación en TuTv, empresa formada para distribuir en EE.UU. los canales de televisión por cable de Televisa. Univision Communications tiene su centro de operaciones de sus cadenas de televisión en Miami y estaciones y oficinas de ventas de televisión y radio en las principales ciudades de Estados Unidos.

Para más información, por favor visite http://www.univision.net.

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Univision Communications Announces Extensive Cross-Platform Coverage for Exclusive Spanish-Language Broadcast of the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010™












Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2010

Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, announced today its extensive cross-platform coverage for the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast of the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010™ – the most important tournament in international soccer and one of the most popular sporting events in the world. Broadcasting all of the event’s 64 matches in High Definition (HD), Univision will be transformed into the U.S. World Cup destination leveraging its market-leading assets – Univision, TeleFutura, Galavisión, Univision.com, Univision Móvil, and Univision On Demand – to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for its audiences with nearly 900 hours of comprehensive coverage. The World Cup on Univision will begin airing live on Friday, June 11th at 8am Eastern/7 am Central/5am Pacific. Univision.com will also have live streaming at http://www.UnivisionFutbol.com.

All games will be broadcast live across every time zone in the country and each will have a minimum 30-minute pre-kick-off segment. The opening match, both semi finals and the final match will have a one-hour pre-game show. Crews on-location in South Africa will bring soccer fans every exciting minute, beginning with player arrivals to the stadium, presentation of the teams as they come through the tunnel onto the field, warm-ups, pre-game interviews with the coaches, in-depth analyses and match re-caps. Univision and TeleFutura Networks’ most popular programs including “Despierta América” (Wake-Up America), “El Gordo y la Flaca” (The Scoop and the Skinny), “Primer Impacto” (First Impact), “República Deportiva” (Sports Republic) and “Contacto Deportivo” (Sports Encounter) will feature special World Cup editions of their shows, highlighting the most exciting matches, exclusive and behind-the-scenes content, fan reactions, and cultural festivities around of all of the day’s events. In addition, Univision’s news teams, including “Noticiero Univision” (Univision News), “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Noticiero Univision Ultima Hora” (The Eleventh Hour) will also be on location to report on South Africa, its customs and the latest World Cup news. All of Univision Television Group’s local stations across the country will also provide extensive news coverage of the World Cup in their afternoon and late night newscasts.

“The FIFA World Cup Tournament is the most important sporting event for Hispanics bar-none,” said Alina Falcón, president of news, Univision Communications Inc. “We live it, just as our fans do, and we couldn’t be more excited to be bringing this world-class event to our viewers once again. By deploying all of our assets, soccer fans will be able to enjoy every moment of the tournament when and where they want.”

The network also announced that for the first time ever it will give viewers the opportunity to re-live all the excitement of the entire World Cup through its distribution partners, on the Univision On Demand platform. All games will be available to subscribers On Demand the very next morning after it airs live. Some distributors will also be offering the games On Demand in high definition.

Univision.com is an Official Internet Broadcaster of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and is providing all-around coverage of the tournament at http://www.UnivisionFutbol.com. For the first time ever, fans located in the US and Puerto Rico will be able to watch all 64 matches live online for free. Additionally, all fans will have access to real time game stats and minute-by-minute commentary. Live coverage of the tournament will also include interviews with players and coaches, exclusive behind-the-scenes video of soccer stars, and Univision talent reporting directly from the streets of South Africa. World Cup coverage has already begun with the latest tournament news, an in-depth look into the history of the matches including profiles of over 70 of the best players in FIFA World Cup history, and a dedicated widget.    

Univision Móvil is a Mobile Content Provider of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and is already providing the latest news, game calendars and more on the Univision.com mobile website. For Smartphone users, the Univision Fútbol App will provide fans with extensive coverage of the tournament, including news, videos, photos, team standings and play-by-play updates. Live mobile streaming of the matches will be accessible to Verizon Wireless V CAST subscribers where available. This year’s online and mobile coverage is action-packed with extensive coverage before, during and after the tournament.

Univision’s announcer team will provide viewers with play-by-play coverage, insightful commentary, and comprehensive analysis of every one of the 64 matches taking place in various cities throughout South Africa. Univision’s lineup is a combination of the most noteworthy, seasoned sportscasters and former players from the Spanish-speaking world. The star-studded play-by-play and color analyst teams include:

Pablo Ramírez and Jesús Bracamontes:

Known as “La Torre de Jalisco,” Pablo Ramírez is the pre-eminent voice of soccer in the U.S., having previously served as announcer for the 2002 and 2006 World Cup tournaments, three Copa Américas, four Gold Cups and hundreds of Fútbol Liga Mexicana matches for Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión. Returning as color analyst for a third World Cup is “El Profe” himself, Jesús Bracamontes, a former Chivas coach and general manager of the Mexican National Team, who also serves as color analyst for Fútbol Liga Mexicana matches.

Jorge Pérez-Navarro and José Luis Chilavert:

Anchor of TeleFutura’s “Contacto Deportivo,” the only nightly, live sports magazine on Spanish-language television, Jorge Pérez-Navarro, who called the action for Univision at the 2002 and 2006 World Cups, returns to the microphone with José Luis Chilavert, the celebrated Paraguayan goalkeeper of the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, who once again brings his high energy and colorful personality to the booth.

Rounding out the panel is the Emmy-award winning presenter of “República Deportiva” Fernando Fiore, one of the foremost authorities on “fútbol,” who will host all games directly from Univision’s broadcast studio at the International Broadcasting Center in

Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Univision first televised the FIFA World Cup in 1978, and the Network has televised every World Cup tournament since then. The 2006 FIFA World Cup™ tournament held in various cities across Germany and broadcast on Univision’s three networks broke audience records reaching an estimated 50 million viewers across the U.S.

View the 2010 World Cup calendar now. Soon, the complete schedule of Univision’s World Cup coverage will be available for download at http://www.UnivisionFutbol.com.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for all of the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision On Demand, and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Móvil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

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Wirefly.com Announces its Top 10 Must-Have Cell Phones for Spring Breakers – List Appeals to Both the Mild and Wild Vacationers














Reston, VA (Vocus) March 25, 2010

Spring has sprung and all across the country, families are gassing up their minivans and college students are trading term papers for tanning lotion and heading out for a week of rest and relaxation. But, before these vacationers hit the open road, Wirefly (http://www.wirefly.com)], the Internet’s leading online retailer of cell phones and service plans, offers up its Top 10 Must-Have Cell Phones perfect for any Spring Breaker. While these devices may not be able to cure a sunburn or quell the unrelenting “Are we there yet?” inquiries, they are equipped with advanced features and capable of supporting applications that will help travelers arrive at their destinations faster, safer and, ultimately, contribute to a fabulous Spring Break. The list also includes Wirefly’s favorite Spring Break-appropriate apps that can easily be downloaded from various apps markets for free.

“Vacationers can now leave their computers, camcorders, cameras, MP3 players, and GPS navigation devices at home. They only need to pack one device – a cell phone – to do it all,” said Scott Ableman, chief marketing officer of Simplexity, parent company of Wirefly.com.

Wirefly.com’s Top 10 Must-Have Cell Phones for Spring Break 2010

1.    HTC HD2 (T-Mobile) : The newest Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone from HTC and perhaps the sexiest on the market, the HTC HD2 boasts the largest high-resolution, multi-touch screen available – perfect for watching full versions of the movies Transformers and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, which come pre-loaded in the device. For a long road trip, the pre-installed Blockbuster on-demand app lets you rent and buy movies directly to the phone. If spring break involves flying the friendly skies, the device offers WiFi GoGo for free for six months, so you can stay connected when using the participating airlines’ in-flight WiFi networks.

2.    Motorola DROID (Verizon Wireless): Vacationers will appreciate its large crisp screen, perfect for movie watching and the impressive 5-megapixel camera and video recorder for capturing those great spring break memories. If you are taking a road trip with the Droid, the pre-installed Google Maps with Navigation app for free turn-by-turn voice-guided directions ensures that you will never get lost. If you have a lead foot, make sure you download Trapster, a free app from the Android Market, to avoid a costly ticket. Trapster alerts you by spoken warnings such as “live police” or “red light camera” as you approach a police speed trap, red light cameras, and speed cameras. Wirefly also recommends the US Traffic app which provides real time traffic reports for U.S. cities.

3.    Sierra Wireless Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot (Sprint): Not a cell phone, but for keeping the whole crew connected while on the road, this mobile hotspot is a must-have. The Overdrive brings internet connectivity to up to five WiFi-enabled devices simultaneously–including laptops, gaming devices, and smartphones, via Sprint’s 3G Mobile Broadband network and, where available, its super fast 4G WiMAX network.

4.    Casio G’zOne Brigade C741 (Verizon Wireless): The Casio G’zOne Brigade C741 for Verizon Wireless is a rugged sideways flip phone with an innovative military-certified design that resists water, shock, dust, vibration, humidity, salt, fog, and more.    This virtually indestructible device is perfect for those college coeds with a propensity to drop their phones. Oh, did we mention that it also includes a built-in flashlight to guide you back to your hotel after a late night at the club?

5.    Palm Pre Plus (Verizon Wireless): The Palm Pre Plus, with an all new Palm Web OS and user interface, has all of the smartphone features consumers have come to expect: 3-megapixel camera, GPS, versatile Bluetooth capabilities, WiFi, productivity and entertainment apps, multimedia player, and lots of storage. What makes this ideal for a family on vacation is its ability to create an instant mobile HotSpot for up to 5 WiFi-enabled devices – similar to the Overdrive functionality, so kids and parents can all surf the web using the Verizon Wireless hi-speed network while driving on the open highway.

6.    Motorola BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR (AT&T): AT&T’s first Android smartphone features a reverse flip design with both a QWERTY keyboard and a unique BackTrack pad which allows you to control the screen without obscuring the front touch screen. Vacationers will love the convenient table-top mode that props the BACKFLIP screen up to become a hands-free video/music player, digital picture frame and alarm clock. The BACKFLIP also has an advanced 5-megapixel camera/camcorder with a portraits front-facing cam so you and your friends can easily capture those fun times together without imposing on a stranger for assistance.

7.    Motorola Cliq XT (T-Mobile): A slimmer and arguably sexier version of its older brother, the Cliq XT is equipped with Motorola’s MOTOBLUR interface, which features close integration with all of your favorite social networks so you can keep your friends back home updated on all of your spring break exploits. Fire up the 5-megapixel camera/camcorder to capture every…Kodak moment, and use the built-in GPS and Google Maps with Latitude to help you retrace your steps from the night before…just in case you need reminding.

8.    BlackBerry Bold 9700 (AT&T): The BlackBerry Bold 9700 is the perfect smartphone for the jet-setting Spring Breaker who opted to leave the country for a more exotic locale, yet still needs to stay close to work e-mail. And with BlackBerry’s free Navita Translator app that translates words and phrases from e-mails, the BlackBerry Browser, SMS, or typing in the software, in up to 52 languages, thus making it easier to converse like a local, no matter where you are.

9.    HTC Hero (Sprint): This Android-powered smartphone has HTC’s Sense user interface so you can easily switch up your highly personalized home screens depending on what you’re doing. If you’re sightseeing by day, use the Footprints widget on your home screen to capture the GPS location of any photos you take. By night, switch your home screen over for easy access to the free Happy Hours app to find the nearest local hotspots, and, when necessary, fire up the Have2P app to heroically lead your brothers-in-arms to the nearest public restroom. And be sure you regularly use the BoozeMeter app to test your motor skills, so you know when it’s time cut yourself off. All of these apps and more can be downloaded from the Android Market.

10.    LG Arena GT950 (AT&T): You won’t miss a moment of the action during March Madness if you have the LG Arena with you on vacation. This touch screen is one of the few AT&T devices that support AT&T’s Mobile TV service that allows subscribers to view live TV in broadcast quality. During a recent Wirefly field test, the Arena got good reception both outside and indoors, and TV looked great on the crisp display. The device also has a noteworthy 5-megapixel camera with a flash and autofocus for quality video and pictures that rivals more pricey devices.

For more information or to purchase any of the devices listed on Wirefly’s Top 10 list, visit http://www.wirefly.com.

*the smartphone applications referenced in this article are not endorsed or sold on Wirefly nor have they been field tested by our cell phone gurus, therefore, as genius as they may seem, use at your own risk.

About Wirefly

Wirefly.com is America’s trusted source for cell phones and wireless service plans. Owned and operated by Simplexity, Wirefly.com is the Internet’s #1 authorized dealer for every major cellular carrier in the U.S. Wirefly.com also offers discounts and services not available in retail wireless stores, including real-time online order status and tracking, and the guaranteed lowest price – online or anywhere else — on cell phone devices from Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, LG, BlackBerry and many other cell phone handset manufacturers. Wirefly.com has been named Best of the Web by Forbes magazine and “Best in Overall Customer Experience” by Keynote Performance Systems. For more information on Wirefly.com, its wireless products and its services, visit wirefly.com.

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eGuiders Launches Live HD Studio With Slate of Original Programming











Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2010

eGuiders, LLC today announced the official launch of the eGuiders Studio (http://eGuiders.com/studio). The eGuiders Studio is the live original programming component of the trusted video curation site, eGuiders.com, which was launched in February 2009 by CEO, Marc Ostrick. eGuiders uses a roster of experts and thought-leaders, each of whom recommend videos from across the web that they find entertaining, engaging, and timely.

The Studio will roll out its original programming of three live shows that will air at http://eGuiders.com/studio/live:

1)    eGuidersTV – A weekly series that features trending videos and commentary from their roster of prominent eGuiders. Tech evangelist, Robert Scoble (http://scobleizer.com), will be the guest for the premiere episode on 4/2/10 at 4pm PST.

2)    The B Side – A weekly series hosted by Michael Whitmore, head of collectible 45′s for Amoeba Records. Whitmore shares rare and lost recordings of all genres – from rockabilly to northern soul. Premiere episode set for 4/2/10 at 10pm PST.

3)    The Untitled Series – An eclectic series that will combine musical performances, short videos and diverse content from around the globe, wrapped with thought provoking conversations. The show will air at unspecified times beginning at any moment.

“By creating TV quality live programming that focuses on the convergence of media, technology and the arts, eGuiders is committed to deepening the connection with our community of video enthusiasts. Our content will be a distinct voice in the online video space,” says Ostrick.

eGuiders has partnered with several companies for the launch of the studio. BitGravity is the primary live streaming partner for eGuiders, providing carrier-grade live streaming in HD of the shows on the eGuiders Studio site.

“There’s no better way to showcase the original, live programming that the eGuiders team is creating than with BG Live–BitGravity’s live streaming product,” says Skip Rudolf, BitGravity’s Senior Director of Marketing.

Livestream will feature eGuiders’ live programming on its site so that end-users can engage with the content. Liestream will also provide a Livepack to stream live from alternative locations and events. The innovative Livepack technology allows a video producer/shooter to have the capabilities of a TV satellite truck in a backpack.

Telestream is providing Wirecast live webcasting software, which brings professional, TV-quality video production to live streaming at a fraction of the cost of other solutions.

“We’re delighted that the video experts at eGuiders chose Wirecast for their live studio production needs,” said Linda Stromberg, Director of Product Marketing at Telestream. “Wirecast is the industry’s first, live, full-production TV studio software solution in a box for any desktop.”

With the launch of the studio, eGuiders is positioning itself at the forefront of a “micro-studio” revolution, creating a decentralized network of low cost, high quality studios for its own content as well as for brands that want to take control of their message.

About eGuiders, LLC

eGuiders, LLC (http://www.eguiders.com) is a unique online video portal that discovers and reviews the best original online content through a team of trusted, credible voices in the media industry including producers, executives, editors and designers. eGuiders is a privately held company founded in 2008 by award-winning filmmaker and online pioneer Marc Ostrick and Columbia University professor and film producer Evangeline Morphos. David Milch, multiple Emmy® Award-winning television series creator and writer, and Entertainment and digital industry veteran Alexander Drosin, former President of Broadway Video, serve as principal advisors to the company. eGuiders’ goal is to help Internet users cut through the clutter and stop searching for the best original online videos and start watching them.

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