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Viz Media Announces The Canadian Broadcast Premiere Of Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER On Super Channel, Presented By Manga Entertainment











Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER (Anime)


San Francisco, CA (Vocus) March 20, 2010

VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), one of the entertainment industry’s most innovative and comprehensive publishing, animation and licensing companies, has announced the recent Canadian broadcast debut of the animated series, Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER, featured by Starz Media’s Manga Entertainment on Super Channel. MONSTER is based on the critically acclaimed manga series by Naoki Urasawa that is published in North America by VIZ Media.

New episodes of Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER, rated TV-MA will air each Monday night at 10 p.m. ET on Super Channel, Canada’s only national pay television network.

What would you do if a child you saved grew up to be a monster? An ice-cold killer is on the loose, and Dr. Kenzo Tenma is the only one who can stop him! Tenma, a brilliant neurosurgeon with a promising future, risks his career to save the life of a critically wounded young boy named Johan. When the boy, now a coldhearted and charismatic young man, reappears nine years later in the midst of a string of unusual serial murders, Tenma must go on the run from the police, who suspect him to be the killer, to find Johan and stop the monster he set loose upon the world. Conspiracies, serial murders, and secret government experiments set against the grim backdrop of the formerly communist Eastern Europe are masterfully woven together in the compelling work of suspense that is Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER.

“Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER weaves an engaging story of psychological intrigue,” says William Germain, VIZ Media’s Director of Programming Sales. “The multifaceted plot and mysterious characters that make Naoki Urasawa’s manga a smash hit are adapted seamlessly in this animated series that stays absolutely true to the original story. We look forward to Canadian fans of manga and anime as well as mystery and suspense tuning in each week to catch the suspense and excitement of MONSTER!”

“We are very pleased to add Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER to the strong anime lineup on Super Channel,” said Gene George, executive vice president of worldwide distribution for Starz Media. “We know the excitement of MONSTER will engage anime fans that are regular viewers of this anime block of programming.”

For more information on Naoki Urasawa’s MONSTER manga series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens) please visit http://www.vizsignature.com/monster.

About Super Channel

Super Channel is Canada’s only national pay television network, consisting of two new HD channels, four new SD channels, and Super Channel On Demand. Super Channel’s vision is to expand the Canadian premium TV experience by offering a broad range of fresh, entertaining movies, series and live events. Super Channel is owned by Allarco Entertainment 2008 Inc., an Edmonton-based media company. Super Channel is currently available on Bell TV, Shaw Direct, Rogers PersonalTV, Shaw Cable, Cogeco Cable, Access Communications, Bell Aliant TV, Mountain Cablevision, Source Cable, SaskTel, MTS, Novus, EastLink, Delta Cable/Coast Cable, TELUS and other regional providers. http://www.superchannel.ca

About Starz Media

Starz Media, LLC, is a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide. It includes the Film Roman, Anchor Bay Entertainment and Manga Entertainment brands. Its units create animated and live-action programming – including theatrical films – and programming created under contract for other media companies. It distributes that programming, and programming acquired from outside producers, through home video retailers, theaters, broadcasters, ad-supported and premium television channels, and Internet and wireless video distributors in the U.S. and internationally. Starz Media (http://www.starzmedia.com) is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to the Liberty Capital Group.

About Manga Entertainment

Manga Entertainment Ltd (http://www.manga.com), a division of Starz Media, LLC, is an entertainment company specializing in the production, marketing and distribution of Japanese animation for theatrical, television, Internet, DVD and home video release worldwide. Manga Entertainment content is marketed and distributed for television by Starz Media, in traditional home video outlets by Anchor Bay Entertainment, and across digital platforms by Starz Digital Media through its various online video and gaming platform partners. Starz Media (http://www.starzmedia.com), a programming production and distribution company operating worldwide, is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation attributed to Liberty Capital Group.

About VIZ Media, LLC

Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), is one of the most comprehensive and innovative companies in the field of manga (graphic novel) publishing, animation and entertainment licensing of Japanese content. Owned by three of Japan’s largest creators and licensors of manga and animation, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is a leader in the publishing and distribution of Japanese manga for English speaking audiences in North America, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and South Africa and is a global ex-Asia licensor of Japanese manga and animation. The company offers an integrated product line including the popular monthly manga anthology SHONEN JUMP magazine, graphic novels, and DVDs, and develops, markets, licenses, and distributes animated entertainment for audiences and consumers of all ages.

Contact VIZ Media at 295 Bay Street, San Francisco, CA 94133; Phone (415) 546-7073; Fax (415) 546-7086; and website at http://www.VIZ.com.

Contact:

Evelyn Dubocq            

VIZ Media            

Evelyn(dot)dubocq(at)viz(dot)com

(415) 644-9238

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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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Tornado Week Returns to The Weather Channel … Can You Control a Tornado?











Tornado Week begins
April 4 on The Weather Channel

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 31, 2010

The Weather Channel (TWC) kicks off “Tornado Week,” its most popular programming event, with a whole new look and approach – allowing the viewer to experience the thrill of the storm. Complementing a week of tornado-themed programming, TWC will launch a tornado simulator, to experience and control a custom tornado – sending simulated pigs, trains and automobiles flying through the air.

“Tornado Week” begins with a brand new season of Storm Stories April 4 at 8 p.m. ET, hosted by meteorologist and Storm Tracker Jim Cantore. In addition, TWC will broadcast live reports with tornado experts Mike Bettes and Dr. Greg Forbes from locations where tornadoes have touched down.

“Tornado Week” programming line-up and specials include:

    Along with host Jim Cantore, witness harrowing and inspiring tales from survivors and rescuers battling amazing weather events in Storm Stories beginning with “Enterprise Tornado,” where Alabama high school students witness the destruction and aftermath of a powerful EF-4 tornado. The new season kicks off with six new episodes premiering during “Tornado Week.”(See following page for episode descriptions)
    “Into the Tornado” simulator game launches March 29 at http://www.weather.com/intothetornado allowing thrill-seekers to get as close as anyone should ever get to a tornado. The game will allow users to build their own tornado by selecting the wind speed, size and objects they want to test. Drop in a hot rod, a locomotive or even a pig to see how a tornado impacts an assortment of objects.
    To bring viewers even closer to tornadoes, TWC will offer live reports from the field with meteorologist Mike Bettes and severe weather expert Dr. Greg Forbes, who will be in Greensburg, KS, on April 4 and in Parkersburg, IA, on April 6, where destructive tornadoes have touched down in both cities.
     Get a sneak peek of the first two episodes of Storm Riders on April 4 at 9 p.m. ET. This raw, behind-the-scenes storm hunt follows scientists who are armed with nothing more than a meteorology degree, map and cell phone as they rely on their metrology education and gut instincts to get them to the center of the storm.
    Special premiere episode of Weather Proof “Tornadoes: The Twisted Truth,” with meteorologist Stephanie Abrams premieres April 4 at 10 p.m. ET. Tornadoes produce some of the most intense weather conditions on the planet. Abrams and special effects technician Newton Wimer reveal how your home or car stacks up against deadly twisters.
    Tornado-related episodes of It Could Happen Tomorrow, When Weather Changed History and additional episodes of Storm Stories will be shown throughout the week of April 4-10.

“Tornado Week” will also be featured on http://www.weather.com with tornado-related tips and information. Dr. Forbes, Bettes, Cantore and Abrams will provide blog entries and updates in real time throughout the week on Twitter (@tornadoweek) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/tornadoweek).

For more information about “Tornado Week” and shows, visit: http://www.weather.com/intothetornado

Storm Stories premiere episodes during “Tornado Week”:

     •“Enterprise Tornado” (Sunday, 8 p.m. ET) – Class is in session when a powerful EF-4 tornado sweeps through Enterprise, AL, in March 2007, destroying the local high school. Students and teachers share their horrifying tales of being caught in the middle of one of Mother Nature’s fiercest storms. Hundreds of homes are destroyed, lives are lost and a small town is forever changed.

     •“Atlanta Tornado” (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET) – A rare tornado hits downtown Atlanta, GA, catching thousands of people off guard. The twister halts the Southeastern Conference Basketball tournament when the Georgia Dome begins coming apart at the seams, and a residential complex begins to crumble around residents.

     “Tornado Chasers” (Monday, 8 p.m. ET) – It’s the ultimate road trip when three tornado-chasing rookies team up with a couple of chasing pros for the experience of a lifetime. They get more than they bargained for when they find themselves near a rain-wrapped tornado in Kirksville, MO, and get caught outdoors in a dry microburst in the plains of Nebraska.
     “Midwest Outbreak” (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET) – May 10, 2008. A tornado is sighted near Chetopa, Kansas. Before it is over, this mile-wide monster will destroy the town of Picher, OK, and claim more than 20 lives – including that of a 21-year-old firefighter from Missouri.
     “Aurora Tornado” (Tuesday, 8 p.m. ET) – After a quiet start to the 2009 tornado season, an EF-2 touches down in rural Nebraska June 17. As it moves toward the city of Aurora, meteorologists track the storm and warn residents to take shelter. But for some residents, it takes seeing storm chasers parked outside their home to begin a frantic run for cover.
     “Murfreesboro Tornado” (Tuesday, 8:30 p.m. ET) – Life in Murfreesboro, TN, located 35 miles from Nashville, was forever changed by a string of tornadoes that ripped through the town on April 10, 2009, flattening houses and ruining lives.

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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The Weather Channel Unveils New Shows For 2010-2011 Season











Atlanta, GA (Vocus) April 13, 2010

As part of its 2010 Upfront, The Weather Channel® (TWC) unveils its new programming slate, which includes four original series that test, investigate and explore weather in a whole new light. Upcoming series include Lightning Rod, the network’s first live program allowing viewers to interact and discuss topics including climate change and global warming. Thrilling new series such as Weather: Caught on Camera, Forensic Weather and the complete series premiere of Storm Riders rounds out TWC’s new programming efforts.

The new shows come at a time of recent achievements for the all-weather network, including the successful launch of Wake Up With Al, Cantore Stories and Weather Proof, plus the return of popular series Storm Stories. TWC also kicked off 2010 with record-breaking performances and continues to be the most reliable and trusted name in weather. This was exemplified this past winter when TWC averaged almost 50 million total viewers per day during the big snow storms in February. The network regularly averages more than 100 million viewers monthly. 1

Original programming also had strong results according to Nielson Media Research. TWC’s Sunday night line-up featuring Weather Proof and Cantore Stories had a 34 percent increase among A25-54 for the network. 2

New programming for the 2010-2011 season includes:


    Lightning Rod – This live, fast-paced hour of primetime television, hosted by TWC meteorologist Mark Elliot, offers a clear, concise look at the facts — with an entertaining twist. Whether it’s breaking weather news, showcasing quirky talent and segments or discussing the latest on climate change, Lightning Rod will inform and spark some debate. Viewers will have the opportunity to interact via e-mail, phone, Facebook, Twitter or Skype to be part of the show, which launches June 2010, Monday – Thursday at 10 p.m. ET.
    Storm Riders – Launching in September 2010, this series documents two maverick storm chasers on their hunt for supercells. This raw, behind-the-scenes storm chase follows these scientists who are armed with nothing more than meteorology degrees, maps and cell phones as they rely on their smarts and gut instincts to get them to the center of the storm. A special sneak peek of Storm Riders aired during “Tornado Week,” on TWC.
    Weather: Caught on Camera – Hosted by meteorologist Mike Bettes, the show will reveal the most intense, violent and downright crazy weather ever captured on video. Viewers can submit their own dramatic weather video for the chance to be showcased on air. This amazing, jaw-dropping footage from around the country captures Mother Nature’s fury, extreme rescues and weather phenomena that come together to create an amazing night of television. (Launch date: 4Q 2010)
    Forensic Weather – See how Mother Nature helps solve crimes with forensic meteorologists who take viewers on a fascinating step by step journey to uncover the evidence and the impact of weather on the investigation. The show revisits crimes and accidents reconstructing actual weather conditions using high-end graphics and dramatic, stylized re-enactments. Interviews with witnesses and victims bring these compelling stories to life. (Launch date: 1Q 2011)
Cantore Stories – Storm Tracker Jim Cantore continues his journey to the most extraordinary weather environments around the globe and meets the unique people who thrive there. New episodes will premiere throughout the year on Sunday nights featuring new extreme climate destinations from home of the world’s worst weather in Mt. Washington, NH, to the mystical lights in Marfa, TX.

Weather Proof – Meteorologist Stephanie Abrams takes viewers on new experiments tackling extreme weather scenarios to test which products work and which fail in order to stay protected when Mother Nature’s destructive force strikes close to home. New episodes premiere 3Q 2010 beginning with the study of the formation of avalanches and survival tips for enduring brutally cold conditions.

For more on TWC programming, visit: http://www.weather.com/tv

Nielsen NPower/Live+Same Day Cume/1 Minute Qualifier

2 Nielsen Media Research National MIT, Live + SD viewing, A25-54, Sa-Su, 8P-11P/2P-5P/2A-4A, 1/23/10 – 2/21/10 vs. 1/24/09 – 2/22/09.)

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 100 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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Dr. Richard Knabb Joins The Weather Channel As Tropical Weather Expert











Atlanta, GA (Vocus) April 16, 2010

The Weather Channel® Companies (TWCC) names Dr. Richard Knabb as the network’s new hurricane expert and tropical program manager. Dr. Knabb will be TWC’s on-camera hurricane expert providing in-depth forecast analysis and tropical storm updates as they happen.

In making the announcement, Geoffrey Darby, executive vice president of programming for The Weather Channel, said, “Rick brings tremendous experience to this role and is no stranger to high profile hurricane activity, having worked with the National Hurricane Center (NHC) during the record-setting 2005 Atlantic season. He will help lead our on-air and cross-platform tropical coverage, providing continuous updates as hurricanes and tropical storms develop.”

As a senior hurricane specialist at NHC from 2005-2008, he prepared and issued official forecasts and warnings during the 2005 hurricane season with Hurricanes Dennis, Emily, Katrina, Rita and Wilma. Perhaps most notably, Dr. Knabb signed the advisory announcing that Katrina had become a major hurricane over the Gulf of Mexico. He also served as NHC’s science and operations officer from 2001-2005.

Most recently, Dr. Knabb has been deputy director and director of operations of the Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) and NWS Forecast Office in Honolulu, Hawaii. While there, he led the development and implementation of the first-ever joint CPHC/FEMA hurricane preparedness course for emergency managers. Throughout his career in NOAA, in addition to personally preparing and issuing more than 200 official tropical cyclone operational forecast packages, Dr. Knabb has been involved in emergency management, military and academia collaboration, technology incorporation, and public speaking and media interviews.

Dr. Knabb is a member of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and is part of the AMS Board of Government Meteorologists. He has published numerous works in scientific journals and as conference papers. Dr. Knabb received his Ph.D in meteorology and his master’s degree in meteorology from Florida State University and his bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science from Purdue University.

Dr. Knabb replaces the network’s current tropical weather expert, Dr. Steve Lyons, who has accepted a position with the National Weather Service as the meteorologist-in-charge of the San Angelo, Texas office.

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 100 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.

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The Weather Channel Companies Names Shirley Powell EVP of Corporate Communications











Shirley Powell


Atlanta (Vocus) April 29, 2010

The Weather Channel Companies (TWCC) today named Shirley Powell executive vice president of corporate communications. Powell joins TWCC from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., (TBS, Inc.) where she most recently served as senior vice president of corporate communications.

In this newly created role, Powell will serve as chief spokesperson and develop and implement internal and external public relations and communications strategies for the multiplatform venture, including The Weather Channel network , its digital properties including weather.com and The Weather Channel Mobile and its business-to-business division Weather Services International (WSI). Powell, who will be based at TWCC’s Atlanta headquarters and report to CEO Michael J. Kelly, will serve as a member of the senior executive team, providing communications counsel on a broad range of business issues and initiatives.

“Shirley’s vast experience and understanding of the media industry will be a tremendous asset to us as we grow TWCC across all platforms. As the category leader in weather, reaching consumers via television, web and mobile, the addition of Shirley will be integral for taking our leadership message to all of our key constituencies,” said Kelly.

“There are few brands in media with the strength and credibility of The Weather Channel and the understanding of the limitless opportunities that result from reaching users across all platforms,” said Powell. “Joining the TWCC team is an incredible opportunity that I am truly excited about, and I share the goal of building on its cross-platform leadership.”

As SVP of corporate communications for TBS, Inc., Powell oversaw the strategy, development and implementation of TBS’s external messaging and served as its chief spokesperson for networks and businesses such as CNN, TBS, TNT and Cartoon Network. She was also responsible for internal communications, as well as government affairs, corporate contributions and community relations.

Previously, Powell was senior vice president of media relations for NBC, where she oversaw publicity, corporate communications and talent relations for its entertainment divisions in Burbank, Calif. Earlier, she served as vice president of media relations for the Disney Channel and Toon Disney and in 1992, Powell joined Cartoon Network, where she led publicity for the launch of the network and spent five years helping position and establish its global brand.

Powell serves on the boards of directors of Girls Incorporated of Greater Atlanta and Leadership Atlanta, and is a member of the Board of Visitors of Temple University’s School of Communications. She is actively involved with Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT), having served on its national board. Powell earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Temple University and resides in Marietta, Ga., with her family.

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 100 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.

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Dailymotion and IVA Partner on Dedicated Movie Trailer Channel











Connecting People & Previews


Haddon Heights, NJ (PRWEB) May 6, 2010

Dailymotion and Internet Video Archive, (IVA) the world’s largest distributor of online movie trailers, today announced the launch of the Video Detective’s Movie Trailers channel on Dailymotion.com. The partnership combines IVA’s up-to-the minute library of top trailers with Dailymotion’s massive audience of 66 million visitors (source: comScore, January, 2010).

The Video Detective channel will launch globally with all the latest titles targeting Dailymotion’s community of film fans. Video Detective is also a ‘featured user’ on Dailymotion’s home page.

“We are delighted to partner with Internet Video Archive and deliver even more great content to the many movies fans that are a part of Dailymotion,” said Joy Marcus, General Manager of Dailymotion U.S. “Our advertisers will also be pleased with new opportunities to reach a large audience of highly-engaged movie fans.”

“Putting movie trailers before Dailymotion’s vast audience of movie fans provides tremendous value to our family of movie studios,” commented Rhodes Mason, Vice President of Business Development for IVA.

About Dailymotion

As one of the leading sites for sharing videos, Dailymotion attracts 66 million unique monthly visitors and one billion videos views worldwide (source: comScore, January 2010). Dailymotion offers the best content from users, independent content creators and premium partners. Using the most advanced technology for both users and content creators, Dailymotion provides high-quality and HD video in a fast, easy-to-use website that also automatically filters infringing material as notified by content owners. Offering 19 localized versions, Dailymotion’s mission is to provide the best possible entertainment experience for users and the best marketing opportunities for advertisers, while respecting content protection. http://www.dailymotion.com.

About Internet Video Archive

Internet Video Archive is the world’s largest distributor of online movie and TV trailers, game previews and music videos. With over 500,000 unique video assets from over 1000 content providers, IVA has established a reputation as the archive of record for audio visual samples. Meticulous data husbandry combined with world-class systems that are secure, scalable, customizable and cost-effective have lead hundreds of clients to integrate IVA into their entertainment ecosystems. The company also operates two consumer sites, http://www.singingfool.com and http://www.videodetective.com , where user preferences and promotional concepts are tested. Additional company information is available at http://www.internetvideoarchive.com .























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Hearty Pawshake Seals Hallmark Channel – Best Friends Movie Premiere Partnership Deal











“You Lucky Dog” photo by Chris Helcermanas-Benge/2009 Crown Media


Studio City, CA (Vocus) May 19, 2010

Lucky Dogs Everywhere Benefit from Hallmark Channel and Best Friends Animal Society Partnership to Find Homes for Pets. Hallmark Channel’s Premiere of You Lucky Dog Teams Up with Best Friends’ Adoption Option to Raise Awareness for Pet Adoption

Hallmark Channel and Best Friends Animal Society have shaken paws over a new partnership to help raise awareness of the issue of homeless pets in conjunction with Hallmark Channels’ premiere of the original movie You Lucky Dog. The movie, starring Harry Hamlin, Natasha Henstridge and a border collie named Lucky, premieres on Hallmark Channel June 26th with a hopeful and heart-tugging message about rescuing pets and making them a celebrated part of the family.

Best Friends Animal Society, known for its efforts to build a better world through kindness to animals, is working with Hallmark Channel to showcase the movie while championing ”No More Homeless Pets®,” and encouraging pet-lovers everywhere to consider adoption from a shelter or rescue organization when their next pet comes into their lives. Best Friends recently launched an adoption pledge, and the organization hopes that visibility from You Lucky Dog will lead people to think more seriously about pet adoption in the future.

“Hallmark Channel embraces pets as part of the family, and with the story told in You Lucky Dog it was natural to extend our love of pets beyond the television screen to make a difference for adopted animals and families who bring them into their lives,” said Bill Abbott, President and CEO of Hallmark Channel. “Working with Best Friends Animal Society has brought tremendous stories of pet devotion to light, and we’re proud to be a part of such an effort.”

Hallmark Channel and Best Friends will work “paw-in-hand” to cooperatively market the movie premiere and the adoption option pledge campaign, promoting the initiative at local animal adoption events and public outreach opportunities associated with the movie premiere.

“We are excited to partner with Hallmark Channel to promote the life-saving value of adoption in conjunction with the movie release,” said Vicki Kilmer-Rinker, Director of Marketing for Best Friends Animal Society. “By combining Hallmark Channel’s dedication to families and their pets and Best Friends’ focus on helping all pets find loving homes, we’ve found the perfect fit to make a PAWsitive impact for pets and their families across the country.”

From on-air Public Service Announcements and advertising and program tie-ins including celebrities associated with the partners and involved in You Lucky Dog, targeted media and publicity attention, all three program partners will be bringing attention to the pet adoption message through the premiere of You Lucky Dog and beyond.

You Lucky Dog and Hallmark Channel will be participating in the LA Spring Adoption Festival on May 23rd in Los Angeles, as well as the first Tri-State Super Adoption event June 12-13 in Livingston, N.J.

Visit http://pledge.bestfriends.org for more information on the adoption option pledge.

About Hallmark Channel

Hallmark Channel, owned and operated by Crown Media Holdings, Inc., is a 24-hour basic cable network that provides a diverse slate of high-quality entertainment programming available in high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) to a national audience of 90 million subscribers. The top tier program service is distributed through more than 5,450 cable systems and communities as well as direct-to-home satellite services across the country. Hallmark Channel consistently ranks among the highest-rated cable networks and is the nation’s leading network in providing quality family programming. Hallmark Channel’s sibling network is Hallmark Movie Channel, also available in HD and SD, which focuses on the greatest family movies of all time. For more information, please visit http://www.hallmarkchannelpress.com.

About Best Friends Animal Society

Best Friends Animal Society is a nonprofit organization building no-kill programs and partnerships that will bring about a day when there are No More Homeless Pets®. The society’s leading initiatives in animal care and community programs are coordinated from its Kanab, Utah, headquarters, the country’s largest no-kill sanctuary. This work is made possible by the support of a grassroots network of members and community partners across the nation. In 2009, Best Friends celebrated its 25th anniversary.

Nancy Carr

Hallmark Channel

818-755-2643

ncarr (at) hallmarkchannel (dot) com

Pam Slay

Hallmark Channel

818.755.2480

pslay (at) hallmarkchannel (dot) com

John Polis

Best Friends Animal Society

435-644-4858

johnp (at) bestfriends (dot) org

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VizVOCUS’s Digital Camera Used by Dr. Mehmet Oz on Discovery Channel Special














Lake Zurich, IL (PRWEB) May 25, 2010

Famed doctor, Dr. Mehmet Oz of the Dr. Oz Show used VizVOCUS’s popular “plug and play” medical camera during an operation performed on the Discovery Channel’s television special “Silent Stalker: Heart Disease.”

“We are honored to have had Dr. Mehmet Oz use our digital camera system during the operation he performed,” Paule Delaney, vice president of Business Development, VizVOCUS Inc. said. “Our USB high definition and VGA digital medical camera systems are created to meet the extreme cases and expertise of top notch doctors such as Dr. Oz.”

VizVOCUS’s digital camera combines high quality video doctors demand and easy to use technology they appreciate. It can be custom fitted to any existing loupes, is lightweight and comes with a one year warranty making it a favorite among surgeons and dental professionals. Another great perk? The company’s 7 day free trial is a no risk opportunity for medical professionals to experience VizVOCUS’s high quality product.

About the Product:

-HD Video Capture Digital Output create .AVI and .JPEG files

-Take up to 7.6MP Still Images in .JPEG format

-HD Video Recording in .AVI format

-Built-In Microphone

-Straight Digital Output – No conversion!

-USB 2.0 Connectivity to directly connect to your Laptop

-Plug-and-Play Technology

-Smallest digital camera: only 0.5 oz (14 grams) to mount on Loupes/Headlights

About the Company:

VizVOCUS Technologies Inc. was born from the ashes of the collapse of the telecom industry early 2000. Backed by strong engineering capabilities, private investors and strong entrepreneurs, the company developed bottom up turnkey imaging solution in cooperation with leading edge university hospitals in Canada.

Shortly thereafter, the successful release of its first imaging products contributed to gaining market recognition. Now, with a stronger understanding of this the growing medical imaging demand, VizVOCUS’ positions itself with its new products as an innovative leader at the forefront of existing portable imaging solutions.

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The Weather Channel Marks the Beginning of Hurricane Season with ‘Hurricane Week’ June 5 – 13











Atlanta, GA (Vocus) June 3, 2010

The official start to the 2010 hurricane season is underway and The Weather Channel® (TWC) will bring viewers the thrill and excitement of “Hurricane Week” June 5-13. The week will be dedicated to preparing viewers for the season with informative segments and safety tips along with hurricane-themed programming including new episodes of Storm Stories.

TWC will also introduce its new hurricane expert, Dr. Rick Knabb, who will make his hurricane season debut providing in-depth forecast analysis and tropical storm updates as they happen. In addition, Meteorologists Jim Cantore and Stephanie Abrams will offer live reports from locations that have witnessed historic hurricanes from the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

The week of original programming begins Saturday, June 5, at 8 p.m. ET with new hurricane-related episodes of popular series Storm Stories, hosted by Jim Cantore. Viewers will hear tales from survivors and rescuers battling amazing weather events including harrowing stories from the record-breaking 2005 Atlantic hurricane season with Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. In addition, a special episode from Storm Riders: “Hurricane Bill,” premieres Saturday, June 5, at 9 p.m. ET, following intrepid chasers Simon and Juston as they take a break from Tornado Alley to hunt one of Mother Nature’s most powerful forces, hurricanes.

New Storm Stories episodes include:

Saturday, June 5

    “Hurricane Katrina/WLOX” (8 p.m. ET, encores Sunday, June 6) – A local TV station along the Mississippi Gulf Coast decides to stick with around-the-clock coverage, risking their own lives to inform and urge residents to evacuate as Hurricane Katrina targets their backyards. The news team continues to broadcast as powerful winds rip the roof off the station and knocks down towers, cutting off electricity.
    “Hurricane Rita/Dolphin” (8:30 p.m. ET, encores Sunday, June 6) – In September of 2005, Hurricane Rita wreaks havoc on Galveston, Texas, just weeks after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast. Firefighters take action to save the historic Galveston district and multiple groups join forces to attempt to rescue a dolphin trapped by the storm’s powerful surge.

Monday, June 7

    “Hurricane Camille/Pass Christian” (8 p.m. ET) – Locals living along the Gulf Coast are no stranger to hurricanes. This idyllic spot can also be the ideal spot for major hurricanes as it was in 1969 when Hurricane Camille swept through leaving lives shattered and forever changed. Witness survivors’ stories as families are separated by surging flood waters and are left to fight for their own survival.
    “Hurricane Iniki/Weddings” (8:30 p.m. ET) – September 11, 1992. Hurricane Iniki bulldozes the beautiful island of Kauai in Hawaii. The most powerful hurricane to ever hit the state turns a romantic dream honeymoon into a nightmare for one pair of newlyweds and gives another couple a wedding that they will never forget.

Hurricane-related episodes of It Could Happen Tomorrow, When Weather Changed History and additional episodes of Storm Stories will be shown throughout the week of June 5-13. Hurricane preparation and safety tips, information and video will be featured online and on mobile from http://www.weather.com.

Cantore and Abrams will report from various locations devastated by past hurricanes to meet with locals who were affected by Hurricanes Dennis, Katrina and Rita. Viewers will get a closer look at how far along the rebuilding and healing process has come nearly five years later.

“Hurricane Week” live reports include:

    Monday:     Abrams—New Orleans, LA (Hurricane Katrina)

Cantore—Biloxi, MS and Gulfport, MS (Hurricane Katrina)

    Tuesday:     Cantore—Bay St. Louis, MS and Pass Christian, MS (Hurricane Katrina)
    Wednesday:     Abrams—Navarre Beach, FL (Hurricane Dennis)
    Thursday:     Cantore—Cameron Parish, LA (Hurricane Rita)

To learn more about “Hurricane Week,” visit http://www.weather.com.

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 100 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 45 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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