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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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Believe Entertainment Group Partners With MommyCast As Popular Show For Moms Celebrates 100th Episode and ‘Birth’ of MommyCast Latina












New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2010

Believe Entertainment Group, a New York-based digital entertainment company, today announced it has formed a partnership with MommyCast, the wildly popular multi-medium show for moms that recently surpassed its 100th HD video episode and is launching MommyCast Latina, a first-of-its-kind, original HD web show specifically for the Latina mom.

Building on MommyCast’s consistent growth, which has exceeded a subscriber audience of over one million moms, and firmly established role in the mom’s digital world, Believe Entertainment Group will help drive MommyCast’s expansion in new directions with advertisers, new content and social media initiatives. A landmark initiative of the partnership will be moving into a new market with the development of MommyCast Latina, slated to be in market in summer 2010.

MommyCast Latina will stay true to the MommyCast brand in its honest and practical approach to dealing with a host of issues moms face every day, from raising children and managing a family, to health, beauty, food, finance, technology, fashion and just taking care of mom. Additionally, MommyCast Latina, broadcast in both Spanish and English, will tackle a host of issues specific to the Latina audience, from cultural differences to community involvement.

The strong, lasting audience appetite for MommyCast and its family values programming has attracted robust advertiser support. MommyCast has worked with Pampers, Microsoft, State Farm, Johnson & Johnson’s Listerine and Disney Channel, among others.

“We’re thrilled to build our partnership with MommyCast and to be able to bring such high quality content and a pure moms audience to our brand partners,” said Bill Masterson, Co-Founder of Believe Entertainment Group. “We’re careful to select brands that relate to our audience and are a real part of their daily lives. In this way our advertisers offer a true benefit to the audience and supply the kind of information that they want and need.”

MommyCast began in 2005 as an audio podcast series with a modest listener base; after a rapid increase of listeners and being named iTunes’ Podcast of the Year, MommyCast launched a video platform in 2007. Today, MommyCast video and audio content, delivered by real moms Paige Heninger and Gretchen Vogelzang, is broadcast on theMommyCast.com site, iTunes, Apple TV, YouTube, Facebook, and over 100 targeted online directories, reaching audiences around the globe.

“We know as moms, word of mouth is one of the most preferred ways to share information between moms,” said Paige Heninger, co-host and co-founder of MommyCast. “MommyCast has a five-year head start and proven history in delivering messages to our community of moms, whether that be on Facebook, YouTube, iTunes, Ning or elsewhere.”

MommyCast will continue to focus on expansion of its social media outlets to complement and add to its programming and conversation, including the launch of a MommyCast iPhone app later this year. A recent partnership with TiVo has successfully extended the MommyCast brand right into the living room. Community efforts have also played a significant role in building demand for MommyCast content, and its active fan participation has helped fuel special programs, from those featuring healthcare topics like H1N1, to special programs for the launch of Warner Bros’ “March of the Penguins” and “The Blind Side,” and Focus Features’ “Babies.” Relevant programming and widespread visibility have pushed MommyCast content in excess of 100 million downloads.

“Social networking is facilitated by the technology, but the technology is secondary; it’s the content that is the key,” said Paul Vogelzang, Executive Producer of MommyCast. “People listen, watch and share when the content is good, and they respond because they can, and that’s why advertisers and audiences alike are paying attention.”

Additional details, advertiser and distribution partnerships will be announced soon.

About Believe Entertainment Group

Believe Entertainment Group is a digital entertainment company focusing on premium entertainment experiences through direct partnership with elite talent and leading brands delivered through a variety of digital outlets such as web, mobile, VOD, social media, gaming, and more. In April 2010, Believe Entertainment announced an alliance with Paramount Digital Entertainment (PDE) where they will work together on a select number of original projects including The Legion of Extraordinary Dancers (The LXD).

Dan Goodman and William H. Masterson III, Partners and Co-Founders of Believe Entertainment Group, have launched previous digital entertainment projects including Seth MacFarlane’s Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy and meinspace.com, an online effort to support Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno, as well as original short form content with the world famous improv troupe, The Second Cityamong others. Their extensive experience in advertising and marketing has led to brand and distribution partnerships with well-known, respected brands such as Burger King, Procter & Gamble, Priceline, Johnson & Johnson, State Farm and Microsoft among others, as well as key distribution relationships delivering scalable audiences for their projects including YouTube, Google, Hulu, Tremor Media, MySpace, FLO TV and more.

About MommyCast

Started in March, 2005, MommyCast© has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Hollywood Reporter, Washingtonian Magazine, BusinessWeek, Variety and USA Today. Paige and Gretchen of MommyCast have also been interviewed by CNN, NBC, CBS, FAST Company, BBC, Brandweek and The Wall Street Journal. MommyCast holds the distinction of being one of the first independent podcasts to land a major corporate sponsorship, which came via Dixie Paper Co., and now Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, State Farm, and Disney. A recent addition of new MommyCast video programs are available on iTunes, TiVO, YouTube, Facebook, Ning and others. They have also established themselves as a member of the Buena Vista Entertainment Press Corps and are sponsored by Walt Disney Studios for family fare DVD movie releases. MommyCast was the first podcast to do an enhanced podcast review of a movie, “March of the Penguins,” released by Warner Independent Pictures. MommyCast.com was named 2007 & 2008 Best Family & Parenting Webby Award winner, 2007 Apple iTunes “Best Podcast of the Year,” and 2009/2010 “Gold Medal” winner of the International Visual Arts (IAVAS), “Best Talk Show,” in the “Family Category.

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3D Capable Home Entertainment Product Revenue Exceeds $ 55 Million in the U.S. According to NPD Group












Port Washington, New York (Vocus) June 23, 2010

3D TV and 3D Blu-ray standalone player revenue in the U.S. has exceeded $ 55 million in the first three months since the launch of these products in February, according to leading market research company The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service.

“3D TV and Blu-ray players are seeing steady growth even as major product line launches are slated for the coming months,” said Ross Rubin, executive director of industry analysis at NPD. As more consumers adopt 3D, the industry can help foster a 3D ecosystem similar to that of HD.”

One inhibitor to adoption of 3D TV at home is the need to wear special glasses when watching 3D TV. These glasses can add significant cost and work only with their brand of television. Only 10 percent of consumers surveyed in The NPD Group’s Analyst Poll of NPD Panelists cited “looking silly” as a main concern of the glasses, whereas 41 percent cited not having enough glasses on hand for everyone watching the set.

“3D TV will be a premium home entertainment experience in 2010,” said Rubin. “Many consumers have already shown that they are willing to use special glasses to obtain the effects, but want to preserve the social aspect of the group television viewing.”

About The NPD Group, Inc.

The NPD Group is the leading provider of reliable and comprehensive consumer and retail information for a wide range of industries. Today, more than 1,800 manufacturers, retailers, and service companies rely on NPD to help them drive critical business decisions at the global, national, and local market levels. NPD helps our clients to identify new business opportunities and guide product development, marketing, sales, merchandising, and other functions. Information is available for the following industry sectors: automotive, beauty, commercial technology, consumer technology, entertainment, fashion, food and beverage, foodservice, home, office supplies, software, sports, toys, and wireless. For more information, contact us or visit http://www.npd.com/ and http://www.npdgroupblog.com. Follow us on Twitter: @npdtech and @npdgroup.

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Sarah Bogaty

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Loews Hotels Partners with Starz Entertainment to Offer ‘The Pillars of The Earth’ Package












Washington, D.C. and Englewood, CO (Vocus) June 29, 2010

Book-lovers and history buffs alike will enjoy an exclusive experience at select Loews Hotels this summer that combines art, drama and intrigue. Beginning Friday, July 9, Loews Hotels in select cities will offer “The Pillars of the Earth” package, coinciding with Starz Entertainment’s premiere of its epic 8-hour event series “The Pillars of the Earth” based on Ken Follett’s international bestselling novel. The package will include a tour of a landmark cathedral, an autographed copy of Follett’s book and a Modern English Breakfast for two.

“The Pillars of the Earth” is a sweeping tale of good and evil, treachery and intrigue, violence and beauty. This sensuous, spirited and passionate story is set against a backdrop of war, religious strife and power struggles in 12th Century England. In that time, there rises a magnificent cathedral in Kingsbridge. The miniseries stars Ian McShane (Pirates of the Caribbean 4, “Deadwood”), Rufus Sewell (The Illusionist), Donald Sutherland (“Dirty, Sexy, Money”), Hayley Atwell (Captain America), Eddie Redmayne (2010 Tony winner for “Red”) and Matthew Macfadyen (Robin Hood). “The Pillars of the Earth,” directed by Sergio Mimica-Gezzan, is produced by Tandem Communications, Muse Entertainment, in association with Scott Free Films.

Cathedrals are some of the most intricate works of art ever created, and visitors to select cities will tour the architectural puzzles. The package is available at the following Loews Hotels and cathedrals:

Atlanta, GA – Peachtree Christian Church
Montreal, Canada – Basilique Notre-Dame de Montréal
Nashville, TN – Cathedral of the Incarnation
New York City, NY – The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Philadelphia, PA – Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
Quebec City, Canada – Basilique-Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Québec
Santa Monica, CA – Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels
Washington, DC – Washington National Cathedral

Available exclusively at Loews Hotels, “The Pillars of the Earth” package, beginning July 9 will include:

Overnight luxurious accommodations
A signed copy of Ken Follett’s best-selling book, “The Pillars of the Earth”, (while supplies last)
Guided tour of local cathedral
Modern English Breakfast for two, in room or in restaurant

The Loews “The Pillars of the Earth” package is valid Friday, July 9, 2010 to Sunday, October 3, 2010 and rates start at $ 174. The package is subject to availability and is bookable at eight Loews Hotels in the U.S. and Canada. For more information or to book, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or visit http://www.loewshotels.com.

Tours are subject to availability with tour date and time restrictions and limited to no availability on Sundays. Up to one week advance notice required for tours which require reservations. Transportation to and from Cathedral not included in package.

As part of the Modern English Breakfast guests will enjoy delicious house-made scones with Devonshire cream. Perfect for breakfast or with an afternoon coffee break, Loews Hotels’ Corporate Chef Marc Ehrler shares his scone recipe:

Scone Recipe

Ingredients

8 cups all purpose flour

4 tablespoons baking powder

4 teaspoons salt

4 tablespoons sugar

1 ¼ pounds of cold butter

2 cups heavy cream

6 whole eggs

Yield: 22

Method

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and with a paddle blend into the flour mixture. The mixture should look like crumbs. In a cup combine the heavy cream and beaten egg. Add to the flour mixture, and stir just until combined. Do not over mix.

Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough into a circle that is about ¾ inches thick. Then, using a 3 inch round cookie cutter cut the dough. Place the cut scones on 2 prepared cookie sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing a few inches apart. Brush the tops of the scones with a heavy cream, and (optional) sprinkle a small amount of granulated sugar.

Bake in the over at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

About “The Pillars of the Earth”

Ken Follett’s book “The Pillars of the Earth,” first published in 1989, has sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and has been published in more than 30 languages. The 60th selection of Oprah’s Book Club, the book sold upwards of 1.4 million copies in the U.S. after it was featured on her show in 2007. An international bestseller, The Pillars of the Earth is Ken Follett’s most beloved and best-selling novel.

About Starz Entertainment

Starz Entertainment, LLC, is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. It offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 17.1 million and 31.1 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment airs more than 1,000 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services including Starz HD, Encore HD, Starz On Demand, Encore On Demand, MoviePlex On Demand, Starz HD On Demand, Encore HD On Demand, MoviePlex HD On Demand, and Starz Play. Starz Entertainment (http://www.starz.com) is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, which is a controlled subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation, and is attributed to Liberty Starz (NASDAQ: LSTZA), a tracking stock group of Liberty Media Corporation.

About Loews Hotels

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels owns and/or operates 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada, including the newest 414-room Loews Atlanta Hotel that opened April 1, 2010. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry’s most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or check http://www.loewshotels.com.

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Sky and Simplifydigital Reveal Benefits of Entertainment Bundles










Isleworth, London (PRWEB) August 4, 2010

Sky and Simplifydigital – the UK’s only Ofcom accredited retailer of digital TV, broadband and home phone deals – have released new data on the savings available by “bundling” digital TV, broadband and home phone services with a single provider. The latest data shows that a staggering £760 per year can be saved by choosing the best digital bundle deal.

The data comes from a sample of 400 customers between January and May 2010. The average customer saving was £262, while 20% of customers saved more than £577 and 10% more than £760 per year.

Charlie Ponsonby, CEO of Simplifydigital, said: “The digital TV, broadband and home phone market is cut-throat and there has never been a better time to take advantage of the savings on offer. Bundle deals now start from as little as £18 per month for all three services (broadband, digital TV and home phone) – plus there are some amazing introductory offers to be had on top. There really is no excuse for customers to keep wasting big money with overpriced legacy tariffs.”

Earlier in the year, Sky was named winner of the ‘Best digital TV, broadband and home phone bundle’ award in the Simplifydigital Customer Choice Awards 2010.

The Simplifydigital Customer Choice Awards for digital TV, broadband and home telephony services are based on the UK’s only large scale qualitative review of customer experience, compiled using the unique Feefo feedback service, which pulls together people’s opinions, likes and dislikes 60 days into the service.

About Sky

Sky operates the most comprehensive multichannel, multi-platform television service in the UK and Ireland. More than 9.7 million homes enjoy an unprecedented choice of movies, news, entertainment and sports channels with Sky packages (http://www.sky.com/shop/bundles-offers/ ). Sky continues to break new ground with its own portfolio of channels: Sky1 combines its commitment to UK production with the best of the US; Sky Arts continues to embrace new audiences as the UK’s only dedicated arts channel brand; Sky Sports is still raising the bar in sports broadcasting; and Sky News remains a pioneer in multiplatform television news.

Almost 6.5 million Sky homes now enjoy the control and flexibility of Sky+HD (http://www.sky.com/shop/supertelly/home/ ) and 2.1 million homes have already installed a Sky+HD box (http://www.sky.com/shop/boxes/sky-hd-box/ ), which provides access to 37 dedicated HD channels (http://www.sky.com/shop/supertelly/home/super-channels/ ) and future innovative services like broadband-enabled video-on-demand and 3D TV.

Sky has also been the UK’s fastest growing broadband and fixed-telephony provider for the last two years.

About Simplifydigital

Simplifydigital (http://www.simplifydigital.co.uk/ ) is the UK’s only Ofcom accredited retailer of digital TV, broadband and home phone services. The Simplifydigital impartial experts take thousands of calls every week, from UK consumers looking to find the very best digital TV, broadband and home phone deals.

Each customer receives a free “consultation”, during which the experts match their unique needs to one of over 10,000 deals from all the top UK providers.

Each customer who buys through Simplifydigital then receives a qualitative feedback form from Feefo within which express their views of the Simplifydigital service and the quality of the service provider to which they have signed up.

Sky+HD PR contact:

Victoria Etaghene

BSkyB

Grant Way

Isleworth

London

TW7 5QD

020 7805 3000

http://www.sky.com

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Revolution in Entertainment Arrives Down Under with Kinect for Xbox 360













Xbox Kinect Box


Sydney (Vocus/PRWEB) November 23, 2010

Predicted to be one of the most significant consumer electronic product launches in history, Xbox Kinect’s world first technology features a revolutionary sensor which allows full body play for the first time.

Instead of using a traditional controller and pressing buttons, the player’s full body is captured by the Kinect sensor, enabling their movements and gestures to control the action.

By freeing people from the boundaries of a controller, Kinect brings entertainment to life in extraordinary new ways, getting people off the couch and using movement they intuitively know in real life to interact with the game. See a ball? Kick it. Control an HD movie with a wave of the hand. Want to join a friend in the fun? Simply jump in.

“This is the most transformative product launch in the history of our business,” said David McLean, General Manager of Xbox, Microsoft Australia and New Zealand.

Microsoft has already sold 1 million Xbox Kinect sensors worldwide in the 10 days since its US launch on November 4, on track to reach its forecast of 5 million units to be sold worldwide prior to Christmas.

“Kinect has incredible appeal to people of all ages and will introduce Xbox to millions of Australians, especially those who have never before picked up a controller. Additionally, when we combine Kinect with our Xbox LIVE capabilities, games and movies are all available on demand†, at the wave of a hand,” said Mr McLean.

“There’s no question Kinect will be one of the most sought after gifts this year – retailers are even re-configuring their stores for Kinect and investing to ensure they can meet demand. Kinect is flagged as one of their big-sellers these holidays,” added Mr McLean.

Kinect also has the seal of approval from international footballer, father of three and the Commonwealth Government’s Healthy Living Ambassador, Harry Kewell – an Xbox enthusiast who hopes Kinect will encourage kids to become more active via technology.

“I’m a massive supporter of getting kids off the couch,” said Mr Kewell.

“Kids love computer games and to see what Xbox has done is fantastic. This gives the opportunity for kids and parents to get involved by being active, jumping around and having a great time. This will transform the way families get together on a Sunday afternoon,” concluded Mr Kewell.

Fitness expert, best-selling author and The Biggest Loser television personality Michelle Bridges is also enthusiastic about her role in Kinect, appearing as an “avatar” in the game Your Shape: Fitness Evolved.

“I’m so excited that I’ve had this opportunity to be involved in such forward-thinking technology, that we can now take training and make it virtual. I now become your personal virtual trainer within the game,” said Ms Bridges.

“This is so revolutionary and a massive step in making fitness fun and also accessible. With workouts personalised for your body, your fitness level, and your goals, you can now get fit and healthy within the convenience of your own home,” concluded Ms Bridges.

With 19 Xbox Kinect games available by Christmas, including Kinect Adventures, Kinect Sports, Dance Central, Your Shape: Fitness Evolved, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and Kinectimals,* Mr McLean predicts living rooms across Australia will soon be transformed into fitness rooms, dance clubs and sports stadiums.

“Given our complete product offering, including Kinect, Xbox LIVE, Foxtel on Xbox 360 and a great line up of blockbuster games, we are thrilled that Xbox can now become the ultimate entertainment experience in the home, bringing families together this Christmas,” concluded Mr McLean.

With more than 1.2 million Xbox 360 consoles currently in households across Australia, console owners1 can purchase the Kinect sensor for A$ 199.00 (RRP)** packaged with the Kinect Adventures game.

Additionally, new customers to Xbox will have an all-in-one opportunity to jump in with a new offer from participating retailers for A$ 449.00 (RRP)** featuring:

         The all new Xbox 360 4GB console
         Kinect sensor
         Kinect Adventures game

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7ate9 Entertainment Creates On-Air Campaign For MHD, The High Definition Music Television Network From MTV Networks Music Group










Hollywood, California (PRWEB) January 13, 2006

7ate9, a leader in innovative marketing and television production, will deliver eye-popping broadcast spots for MHD, the high definition music television network launching January 16th from MTV Networks Music Group, a division of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIAB).

7ate9 Entertainment conceived, directed and produced the launch campaign in a four-week period. The comedic spots compared bad musicians [rappers at a bus stop, guy in the shower, a one Woman Band, and a Karaoke virgin] to the very best HD concert content. The idea being “if this is music” – insert bad singer- “This is music in HD” – insert High Definition concert footage.

In development of the spots, 7ate9 Director, Artur Spigel expressed, “The ultimate challenge was to create spots with stories that would breakthrough the TV clutter and launch a cutting edge entertainment network”.

The HD shoot utilized the Sony F-900 HD CAM, included locations throughout Los Angeles, and featured 15 principal talent.

7ate9 will continue to support MHD: producing interstitials, on-air promos, and other branded content.

About MHD

MHD is a 24-hour HDTV music television network embracing the musical sensibilities of MTV, VH1 and CMT and featuring multiple genres — rock, country, pop, hip-hop, reggaeton, soul and more. The channel features original music based programming as well as HDTV acquisitions and original content from the MTV, VH1, and CMT family of services including popular series such as MTV Unplugged, MTV2 $ 2 Bill concerts, VH1 Storytellers and CMT Crossroads, as well as network specials including the MTV Video Music Awards and the CMT Music Awards.

Vail Mountain is the 2006 official studio headquarters of MHD with a state-of-the-art glass-walled studio located 10,350 feet above sea level on top of Vail Mountain’s Eagle’s Nest. The studio will provide a home base for MHD VJ George Oliphant, who will host new and original shows such as “MHD UnCompressed” live in-studio events and artist interviews. Later in 2006, US Team freestyle skier Jeremy Bloom will join George as an on-air VJ when he returns from the 2006 Winter Olympics. MHD will be in production at the studio throughout the peak ski season, starting December 15 and continuing through April 15, 2006.

About MTV Networks

MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with more than 100 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services – MTV: Music Television, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, Nickelodeon, Nick at Nite, Comedy Central, TV Land, Spike TV, CMT, Noggin, VH1 Classic, Logo, MTVN International and The Digital Suite From MTV Networks, a package of 13 digital services, all of these brands are trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 90 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

About 7ate9 Entertainment

Founded in 1996, 7ate9 Entertainment is a creative production agency that specializes in design and live-action production for the worldwide entertainment industry. Based in Hollywood, CA, 7ate9 Entertainment is an established leader in innovative branded content, on-air launches, and episodic interstitials with extensive experience in HD Production, Animation, and concept/campaign creation.

Over the past 10 years 7ate9 has forged a unique path, making it the preferred creative resource for clients like Time Warner, Disney and Viacom. The creative team has won many industry honors including Telly, Promax, BDA, Aurora, and Aegis awards.

7ate9 Credits:

Executive Creative Director: Artur Spigel

Supervising Producer: Cindy Bradeen

Producer: Jason Wolk

Director: Craig Phillips

Designer: Michael White

Editor: Craig Phillips

Software/Hardware:

Sony F-900 HD CAM

Final Cut HD

Adobe – After Effects

For more information, phone Release PR 310.857.6970 or visit the website at w w w . 7 a t e 9 . c o m .

Contact:

Release [Publicity_PR]

Tracie Tucker

t r a c i e @ r e l e a s e p r . c o m

Whitney Felter

w h i t n e y @ r e l e a s e p r . c o m

Telephone Number: (310) 857-6970

Fax Number: (240) 368-8216

For: 7ate9 Entertainment

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There are constantly new and wonderful developments in technology, and it is the consumer electronics and home entertainment sector that has most people buzzing and looking forward to the next steps that we will see. The latest of these developments has been 3D TVs, or Stereoscopic Televisions to give them their scientific name, and with movies such as Avatar and Cloudy, With a Chance of Meatballs making the 3D experience much more appealing as well as other features like sports.

3D TV sets are much like other high definition sets apart from them having fast enough refresh rates (how quickly the image is updated on the screen) that it can process the 3D image properly. These TV sets also come with special 3D glasses that are required in order to get the desired effect; they are nothing like the old red and blue 3D glasses and allow you to see 3d images in full colour, minus the headaches people used to cite as a reason for avoiding 3D films in the past.

These glasses use special shutter technology and so will need powering via a battery; these glasses may not be enough for your family with many sets coming with just two or four pairs. Watching regular television programmes will be fine for everyone but when you are watching a 3D broadcast or movie then there may be a scramble for the glasses unless you buy extra pairs.

Whilst the effect produced is impressive for most who view these 3D sets obviously there will be some people who do not like the technology or may even feel nauseous when watching a 3D TV image, certain kinds of motion sickness can be triggered by 3D TVs so you may not be interested in one of these newer TV sets and be quite happy with a regular high definition television instead.

The introduction of these 3D TVs may actually help you when buying a new HD TV even if you don’t plan to buy a 3D TV as the price of regular high definition televisions has been lowered as the new 3D sets have come out. It is worthwhile considering looking at some 3D capable TVs when buying as they may have other features you find impressive and worthwhile investing in.

Many of the modern TV models are now available as 3D televisions, with the latest features for you from the best brands such as Sony 3D TVs and other well respected brands able to be bought over the internet.


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NxTV Showcases The Power of One IP – Based Solution to Provide the Ultimate In-Room Entertainment Experience at HITEC 2007











Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 25, 2007

NxTV, Inc., the first and largest provider of IPVOD, interactive digital IP-based in-room entertainment in the hospitality industry, announced it is showcasing a wide range of new IP-network based technology at HITEC at booth 317. Among the IP technology advances that NxTV is demonstrating at HITEC are IPTV and World Radio, which join NxTV’s already robust service lineup that includes HD IPVOD, high-speed TV internet via an embedded Firefox browser and a highly customizable guest interface. NxTV will provide demonstrations of its digital multicast HD IPTV system most recently installed at the Crown Macau in China, and soon to be installed at the MGM Grand Detroit. In addition to these IP-based services, NxTV will also show how its system seamlessly integrates with numerous external guestroom devices such as surround-sound speaker systems, connectivity panels and MP3 player docking stations, as well as a wide variety of HD display models. The exhibit will also illustrate how NxTV is integrating the HTNG Single Guest Itinerary standard.

Russell P. Reeder, President and COO of NxTV, Inc., said, “IP-based technology is the future of hospitality entertainment. As the market grows, HITEC is the best place for hotel operators who have questions about digital IP-based solutions like IPTV, IP Video On Demand and the newest Internet Protocol guest room technology to get answers. IP-based technology delivers the clearest, sharpest picture quality, and is the platform on which converged networks operate, offering operators a wider range of content and services and a higher level of security, scalability and integration than legacy analog and broadcast digital systems can provide.” NxTV’s HITEC team will provide demonstrations of HD IPVOD, HD IPTV multicasting, World Radio and the entire range of NxTV services on HD displays from every leading provider of hotel television equipment to show how a converged IP-platform in-room system eliminates much of the risk for hoteliers implementing IP technology.

NxTV will also demonstrate its World Radio service that delivers programming anywhere in the world to meet the needs of global travelers who prefer to listen to their home area radio stations or to programming in their own languages. NxTV will also show how its system easily integrates with surround sound speaker systems and multimedia connectivity panels like the LG Jack Pack, that facilitate the interface of guests’ own equipment like iPods, digital cameras and other personal devices to NxTV’s guest room system.

In addition, NxTV will also demonstrate how their IP-based system leverages the HTNG Single Guest Itinerary, an industry standard specification designed to coordinate guest itineraries across numerous hotel reservation systems, including PMS, dining, spa and golf. NxTV will show how their system enables guests to view their personal itineraries on screen in their hotel rooms to confirm their daily schedules.

NxTV’s proven IP platform delivers HD IPVOD, HD IPTV Free to Guest content and a wide range of other entertainment including high-speed TV Internet access on a converged-network-ready platform. With converged IP networks, HD VOD, IPTV, high-speed Internet access and communication with mini-bar, Voice over IP telephony and POS systems all leverage the power of one converged IP network for greater cost savings, reliability, improved applications integration, scalability and increased operator revenue.

IP-based systems are designed specifically to carry digital information securely and an IP infrastructure is the only way to operate on a converged network. Without an IP-based solution, even the broadcast digital VOD systems on the market today are not scalable or capable of lowering costs by running on a converged network. NxTV’s system runs over the hotel’s existing converged IP network, which enables the property to communicate with a wide variety of in-room technologies without the cost, effort and risk of installing and maintaining separate networks for each hotel application. NxTV also provides the newest digital entertainment servers with the largest capacity in the hospitality industry, to maximize revenue-building opportunities for its clients. NxTV’s July 2007 movie lineup will feature over 250 movies on demand, the largest selection in the industry, including both recent Hollywood blockbusters and smaller box-office independent films.

NxTV is exhibiting at HITEC 2007, June 26-28 in Orlando. Visit booth #317 to learn more about the future of converged IP networks on NxTV’s digital IP-platform.

About NxTV, Inc.

NxTV, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California, leads the global hospitality industry in the delivery of IP-based, 100% digital in-room entertainment solutions that allow hotel owners to take full advantage of new technology today and in the future, and offer guests the ultimate on-screen entertainment experience. NxTV’s system runs over the hotel’s existing converged IP network, which enables the property to communicate with a wide variety of in-room technologies without the cost and effort of installing and maintaining separate networks for each hotel application.

Incorporated in 1997, NxTV has the largest installed base of 100% secure IP digital in-room entertainment systems in the hospitality industry. The NxTV System delivers the triple play of digital IP-based in-room entertainment services including High Definition Video On Demand (HD VOD) and IPTV Free to Guest content, wired and wireless high-speed Internet access, and a customized guest interface. Clients consist of the world’s most prestigious hotel brands, including Four Seasons, Peninsula, Raffles, W Hotels, St. Regis, MGM Grand, Le Meridien and Hyatt. NxTV, Inc. has offices and customers in the Americas, Europe and Asia.

Contacts:

Eric Stern

Director of Marketing and Planning

NxTV, Inc.

5700 Canoga Ave., Suite 150

Woodland Hills, California 91367

(818) 737-8267

http://www.nxtv.com?campaign=PRWebHITEC2007News

Media Contact:

Julie Keyser-Squires, APR

Softscribe Inc.

(404)256-5512

http://www.softscribeinc.com

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