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Television Judge “Extreme” Akim Anastopoulo to Premiere his first SAG feature length comedy film.

Charleston, SC (PRWEB) April 8, 2010

Hollywood SC Studios will premiere its first feature length movie “Republic of Pete”, at the Charleston International Film Festival April 9th at 9pm. “Republic of Pete” was one of 7 feature length films to be selected for this year’s Charleston International Film Festival with over 90 feature films being submitted. “Republic of Pete” stars, TV and Film veteran Clarence Felder (The Last Boy Scout, Nightmare on Elm Street), Army Wives’ Richard Bryant as well as TV Judge Akim Anastopoulo (Eye for an Eye).

“This film proves that Hollywood SC Studios is a contender in the world of Independent Cinema, we are extremely happy to be part of this festival and look forward to a successful road ahead,” says Executive Producer Akim Anastopoulo.

“Republic of Pete” is a buddy comedy that tells the story of loveable loser protagonist Pete and his friends. Pete’s evil Grandpa gives him $ 80 million in an effort to avoid losing his fortune in a lawsuit. Newly rich Pete and his friends decide to live out their fantasy of a perfect vacation life by buying an island. But evil Grandpa has only one goal: to get his greedy hands back on his money.

“We are excited to host the World Premier of “Republic of Pete”, it is a wonderful comedy film that embodies the independent film making spirit that we strive to showcase at our festival,” said Brian Peacher, Executive Director of the Charleston International Film Festival. The film will be paired with a short film entitled “Private Lies” by Charleston Filmmaker David Abrams.

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About Hollywood SC Studios is proud to be Charleston’s largest Film Studio. We are a full service production company specializing in Television Series, Commercials, Motion Graphics, Infomercials and Educational Videos. We have Charleston’s largest selection of HD Cameras and studio space. Our Television credits include Eye for an Eye featuring Judge Extreme Akim (Syndication) and uCook! with Chef Bob (PBS). Hollywood SC Studios is currently producing a sitcom to be sold to a major cable station.


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Nomad Innovations, KPTV, KLAS-TV, and Clearwire Showcase Use of First 4G Broadcast News Camera System at NAB 2010

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 14, 2010

Nomad Innovations is showcasing at the 2010 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show its LiveEdge solution for live news content gathering and delivery. Working cooperatively with KPTV (Portland), KLAS-TV (Las Vegas) and Clearwire, Nomad is showcasing the LiveEdge 4G broadband solution over the Clearwire 4G network in Las Vegas.

The 1.5 pound LiveEdge unit attaches to news cameras and enables live coverage for broadcast, cable or the web via high-bandwidth wireless and/or wired broadband networks, all without using a live truck or microwave network.

LiveEdge enables Broadcasters to aggressively and economically expand their current newsgathering operations globally. KPTV General Manager Patrick McCreery said, “This technology is going to revolutionize the way we do business and will fundamentally change how we collect and distribute live news. This is a more effective and affordable way to ‘Go Live’ with breaking news as well as a unique and innovative way for us to create new revenue generating services.” By utilizing available 4G and 3G networks, the LiveEdge technology will significantly reduce KPTV’s and KLAS’s operating expenses when compared to their current usage of legacy microwave and satellite technology.

LiveEdge sets up in seconds and requires no engineering support. News crews can be on the air with breaking news in a fraction of the time required for setting up microwave shots. Live events can be covered without deploying production units.

LiveEdge offers news crews a robust two-way audio/video/data connection between the scene of a news story and the studio. LiveEdge provides secure connectivity to iNews, ENPS, non-linear editing and other production systems. A return path provides IFB and Intercom via a Bluetooth interface as well as confidence video or teleprompter.

LiveEdge can transmit video via 3G and 4G networks in NTSC, PAL, SDI and HD formats. Nomad Innovations has 11 patent applications pending for its hardware and software.

Bob Klingle, CEO of Nomad Innovations, said “Built by broadcasters for broadcasters, NAB 2010 is where broadcasters’ visions will finally become a reality. Using 4G wireless networks LiveEdge delivers broadcast quality video with extremely low latency, reliability and versatility. LiveEdge has enabled our partners to go live in places that they have not been able to go live from before. As visionaries in their markets, Clearwire, KPTV and KLAS are the perfect partners for us to establish our domestic presence while providing them the opportunity to be the first broadcasters and broadband network in the US to “go live” with our solution.”

“The ability of a 4G mobile broadband network to act as a catalyst for new and innovative hardware and software applications that leverage the promise of the mobile Internet is a foundational component of Clearwire’s efforts nationwide,” said David Maquera, Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Clearwire. “LiveEdge is one of the first to truly grasp the power of an anytime, anywhere mobile broadband solution and develop products that enable users to forge new paths as leaders in their fields.”

The Clearwire 4G mobile broadband experience is similar to that provided by Wi-Fi, but without the short-range limitations of a traditional Internet hotspot. Clearwire’s 4G network offers service areas measured in miles, not feet with average mobile download speeds of 3 to 6 mbps with bursts over 10 mbps.* The Clearwire 4G network is available in 28 U.S. cities and covers 38 million people nationwide. The LiveEdge trial at the NAB show will use Clearwire’s commercial 4G network which launched in Las Vegas in mid-2009.

*Speed claims based on download speeds only. Actual performance may vary and is not guaranteed. CLEAR performance claim is based on average download user speeds achieved during tests performed on the CLEAR commercial network by CLEAR. Other carrier performance based on their advertised claims.

LiveEdge is the flagship product of Nomad Innovations, LLC, which delivers media transmission solutions to customers requiring real-time, two-way broadcast-quality video and audio communications using the latest wireless broadband technologies. Louisville Kentucky-based Nomad Innovations includes executives from the broadband, broadcasting, data networking and information technology industries.

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Interactive World Cup Map Hails First for New Internet Technology

(PRWeb UK) June 17, 2010

Giving web users a unique interactive experience of the FIFA World Cup stadia across South Africa through the fusion of HD video footage and cutting edge mapping technology, ‘Avimap’ (Aerial Video Integrated Mapping) has been co-developed by UK based companies, Skyworks and Earthware respectively. features Microsoft’s advanced Bing Maps Silverlight technology, Windows Azure cloud hosting and the latest IIS (Internet Information Services) smooth streaming video. A unique visual experience, aerial views of each stadium are complemented by information about the matches and teams playing at the venues.

Commenting on the launch of Avimap, Neil Osmond, Managing Director of Earthware, said:

“By creating a seamless interactive experience online, Avimap is a flag bearer for the art of the possible, as it’s the first time that HD aerial footage and web based mapping technology have been linked in the cloud environment. It really paves the way for future applications which blend video and mapping and we’re delighted to use the World Cup to showcase this technology.”

Visitors to will also be able to view another Avimap experience,‘The Country Behind The Cup’ – an aerial journey across South Africa. This is based on a Skyworks HD factual documentary made for television.

Colin Mills, Director of Skyworks, comments:

“Our objective with the ‘Country Behind the Cup’ sequence in Avimap was to create an engaging combination of journey, documentary and map that enables the user to interact in a completely new way. This way of presenting documentary footage will allow viewers to explore the ‘Rainbow Nation’ from a unique perspective.”

Having collaborated successfully on the introduction of ‘Avimap’, Skyworks and Earthware are developing further ways to apply these techniques in web applications with a particular focus on travel and tourism.


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Tesco Introduces the UK’s First Freeview+ HD PVR Hybrid Box

(PRWEB) June 20, 2010

Tesco and IP Vision have launched the UK’s first Freeview+ HD PVR Hybrid Box in time to allow football fans who cannot get to South Africa for the world cup to experience the next best thing to being there.

High-definition TV is the closest experience to viewing something for real however to do this the right equipment is also required. The latest player is Tesco’s Technika SmartBox (, the UK’s first high-definition hybrid Freeview+ box, which is now available in store and online, with 320gb of memory.

High Definition is the TV’s first chance to really allow the viewer to feel ‘that’ close to the action. With the UK’s first Freeview+ HD PVR users can watch and record high definition programmes to re-live the action. This is the only PVR currently on sale in the UK that allows the owner to record Freeview ( HD channels in HD. Now the 2010 winning World Cup goal can be recorded and watched again and again at leisure in HD, especially important if it is an English goal.

Tesco ( ) senior commerical manager Matt Finch said; “We are offering customers a fantastic range of deals on entertainment systems ahead of the World Cup and this is the ultimate in superb match viewing. Tesco is continually developing its electrical offering and the launch of the first Technika Freeview+ HD SmartBox at only £200 shows we are able to offer our customers the latest and best in technology at affordable prices.”

The Technika SmartBox also allows users to access over 2000 hours of on-demand programmes via IP Vision’s FetchTV platform. Connecting the box to any broadband supplier accesses the FetchTV platform. Once registered with FetchTV content is delivered via broadband directly to the TV screen. Services including the BBC iPlayer are accessed via an easy to navigate on-screen menu.

Peter Cox Marketing Director FetchTV said

“As a nation we’ll all be behind England’s World Cup journey. If you can’t be there high definition is the best way to watch the games and the new SmartBox is certainly the cheapest way to get access to great High Definition TV ( ) services. Looking at history it seems that major improvements in our visual lives have gone hand in hand with great sporting achievements. Let’s hope the launch of this box points to a World Cup triumph for England.”

Users can also choose to subscribe to Sky Player in order to access paid for Sky TV content including Sky Movies, Sky Sports and over 40 additional channels including Sky 1, Living and Bravo. Live broadcast Sky channels can be accessed by subscribing for a minimum of 30 days. Sky Player also offers a selection of pay per view content which does not require a minimum subscription period. This is the first time that paid-for Sky content has been made available via a Freeview+ HD set top box.

FetchTV also offers thousands of hours of entertainment including movies such as Disney’s latest blockbuster, Alice, TV shows, music and kids TV. The majority of this content is also available on a pay-per-view basis cancelling out the need for monthly contracts and minimum commitments. Users just simply pay for what they want to watch.

Notes to editors:

About Tesco:

Tesco plc, a UK-based international grocery and merchandising retailer, is Britain’s largest supplier and the world’s third largest grocery retailer, by both global sales and domestic market share. Founded as a food specialist in 1929, Tesco has now expanded into diverse areas such as flowers, books, music, clothes, gifts, telecoms and even baby buggies. The company employs over 250,000 people, operates 1,779 stores across Europe and Asia and serves over 15 million customers.

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Hayley Simpson

Tesco Corporate & Legal Affairs

New Tesco House

Delamare Road




01992 644645


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Durham Bulls Game Becomes MLB Network’s First High Definition Minor League Telecast

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) July 15, 2010

HD isn’t just for Major League Baseball clubs anymore. In a first for Minor League Baseball, the Durham Bulls (Triple-A – Tampa Bay Rays) vs LeHigh Valley Iron Pigs (Triple-A – Philadelphia Phillies) game on June 28th was broadcast live from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in high definition. The game was available on MLB Network, which reaches more than 55 million cable, telco and satellite homes nationwide. Through the efforts of MLB Network, Microspace Communications, Explorer Post 50 and Time Warner Cable, the HD broadcast of the game, which was won by the Bulls with a walkoff hit, was available to baseball fans across the country.

According to Bonnie McNay, Manager of Video Services at Microspace “It’s wonderful to add this event to Capitol Broadcasting’s long list of high definition accomplishments”.

Equally exciting was the fact that the entire game was produced on site by Explorer Post 50, a cadre of dedicated high school students sponsored by Fox50 TV and the Bulls.

The Bulls scored two runs in the ninth to rally past Lehigh Valley so it was a good day all around in Durham and for MLB Network.

About Microspace Communications

Microspace Communications, a subsidiary of Capitol Broadcasting Company in Raleigh, NC, was responsible for the transmission of the Durham broadcast which was received at Microspace in Raleigh, fibered and rebroadcast nationally from MLB Network’s headquarters in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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About Capitol Broadcasting

Capitol Broadcasting Company, Inc. is a diversified communications company which owns and/or operates WRAL-TV, WRAL Digital, WRAL-FM, WRAL-HD2, WCMC-FM, WDNC-AM, WCLY-AM, Microspace, CBC New Media Group and Wolfpack Sports Marketing in Raleigh, NC; WJZY-TV and WMYT-TV in Charlotte, NC; WILM-TV and Sunrise Broadcasting in Wilmington, NC; WRAZ-TV and The Durham Bulls in Durham, NC; and real estate interests including the American Tobacco Project and Diamond View office buildings in Durham, NC.

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RoomWise First to Offer Remote Access to Hotel IPTV Services Via iPhone and iPad

Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) August 17, 2010

RoomWise, Asia’s leading IPTV hospitality entertainment solution, has launched a ‘second screen’ feature that allows hotel guests to remotely access their in-room entertainment content in broadcast quality from an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.

Unlike other iPhone, iPod and iPad applications that control room ambience or deliver pre-loaded newspaper and magazine apps, RoomWise’s mobile device solution goes one step further and gives guests remote ‘second screen’ access to the full suite of in-room entertainment features throughout their stay at the hotel.

This includes live TV channels and VOD, as well as ordering room service and all other hospitality apps currently available on the RoomWise platform. The system’s open platform approach also allows hotels to integrate their own services and applications with the RoomWise platform, for example to deliver eNewspapers to guests.

RoomWise is a sophisticated in-room IPTV system that offers guests a wide range of Movie-on-Demand services and TV channels as well as an array of innovative features such as real time flight information, hotel facilities information, picture-in-picture capability, YouTube, casual games, local maps and points of interest.

Based on innovative Native Video TurnaroundTM technology, RoomWise is also the only cost effective mobile video headend in the market today that supports live and on-demand HD video on iPads and iPhones, delivering broadcast-quality contents that are an ideal match for the devices’ superb screen resolution.

“This new feature combines everything a guest can wish for when it comes to hotel entertainment: variety of content, flexible access and pristine content quality,” said RoomWise CEO Ms Anke Gill. “It really takes the in-room experience for hotel guests to another level and enables hotels to offer their guests a truly unique experience throughout their stay.”

About RoomWise:

RoomWise is a provider of sophisticated HD-IPTV in-room entertainment solutions designed to enable hotels to offer guests a wide range of Movie-on-Demand services and TV channels as well as an array of innovative features such as real time flight information, hotel facilities information, picture-in-picture capability and many more. Asian-focused, with offices throughout the region, RoomWise solutions are based on solid carrier class telco IPTV technology expertise and are designed with a strong focus on innovation, functionality and flexibility to deliver truly memorable guest experiences. RoomWise is wholly owned by Singapore Exchange listed Infinio Group (5CS.SI).



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Innovative DTV Solutions Launches the World’s First Portable Digital TV with AMOLED Display

3.4 inch AMOLED Portable Digital TV

Santa Fe Springs, CA (PRWEB) October 13, 2010

Innovative DTV Solutions, Inc. (IDTV) launches the world’s first portable digital 3.4” TV, with the state-of-the-art AMOLED display technology.

AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode) display is generally considered as the output screen of the future. The 3.4” myGOtv is a hand held personal “Pocket TV” that features superior quality viewing while in motion. The broadcast can be seen almost anywhere and that too for free. The product is targeted for use outdoors, at events or games, in emergency situations, student dorms, as well as in-home.

AMOLED display consists of a matrix of OLED pixels that generate light upon electrical activation that have been deposited or integrated onto a thin film transistor (TFT) array. This model functions as a series of switches to control the current flowing to each individual pixel.

Characteristically, the uninterrupted current flow is controlled by at least two TFTs at each pixel, one to start and stop the charging of a storage capacitor and the second to provide a voltage source at the level needed to create a constant current to the pixel, and eradicating the need for very high currents required for passive matrix OLED operation.

The key features of this product include: Free off-air DTV and NTSC RF channels (2~69), which is fully ATSC standard compliant. An advanced closed caption digital and analog TV with high reception capability. The product also has a modern and stylish design with trendy on-screen menus and is easy-to-use, and provides smart power management.

The display includes a 3.4” 16:9 AMOLED display with 480 x 272 digital RGB resolution, together with an mpeg2/ATSC 18 output video format. The audio format also comes with Dolby digital, multi lingual output. The reception of signals is via an embedded monopole antenna, while the AV output is via headphone or in-built speakers. The product comes with a built-in rechargeable li-poly battery and provides a playback time of over two-and-half hours. A DC jack connector (9~24VDC) and an AC adapter & car charger is included in the package.

The additional features include: An on-screen program information display, along with title menus in English and Spanish. A user can also edit and hop channels, besides a direct channel changing (DRF) capacity. The product displays real-time signal strength together with an auto channel scan and time zone setting feature.

With continued environmental pressure to reduce power consumption, AMOLED technology is a key solution. AMOLED display provide 1.5 times brighter pictures than LCD displays (especially under the natural sun), improved contrast ratio for clearer images and readability, wider viewing angles, faster response with moving pictures, longer life, and lower power consumption. Coupled with better reception quality, rechargeable Li-poly battery, user-friendly menus and slim design, these second generation products are generating tremendous interest.

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About IDTV:

Innovative DTV Solutions, Inc.’s US headquarters are based in Santa Fe Springs, California. Incorporated in 1995, the company’s sales, marketing and distribution capabilities originated from its role in providing he largest US share of digital converter set-top boxes for the 2009 digital conversion program. With a strong Korean based background in design, engineering and research of digital tuner technology, IDTV is poised to provide advanced HD PVR and introduce mobile DTV life-style oriented products with fresh designs and purposeful features in 2010.


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