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











Salt Lake City (Vocus) March 24, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Broadcast International

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

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

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

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












Miami, FL (PRWEB) March 24, 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pablo Ramírez and Jesús Bracamontes:

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

Jorge Pérez-Navarro and José Luis Chilavert:

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

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

Soccer City Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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

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

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

For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net

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iPad Makes Its Debut into Business World Via spark360











A spark360 presentation plays on Apple’s new iPad


Dallas (PRWEB) April 5, 2010

The Apple iPad has only been widely available for about 48 hours, and it’s already making its potentially-revolutionary presence known in the business world, thanks to the spark360 http://www.spark360.tv segment producers.

The company, which produces 4-6-minute news-style videos for small/medium-sized businesses and then distributes them via social media and web portals, equipped its segment producers with four hot-off-the-shelves iPads on Monday. The spark360 representatives used a combination of video files and Keynote, Apple’s presentation software, to create a 20-slide presentation showing off the spark360 concept to companies expressing an interest in telling their stories to the world via web video and social media.

“The iPad is the perfect presentation tool for us because it makes our concept and our product tangible – they can hold HD web video in their hands, “ said Chris Kraft, President of spark360 parent Splash Media, L.P. “It’s the perfect balance of technology and practicality at under $ 500 per sales representative, “ Kraft added.

spark360 Senior Producer Steven Swaim said, “The iPad is like upgrading to a computer from the old slide carousel. It’s a giant leap from the old PowerPoint/laptop/projector combo, which can be impersonal. We usually only present to one or two people and the iPad is a great fit for that style of presentation. I believe when a prospective client sees our presentation on the iPad, they get a good feel for what spark360 is all about.”

Mobile devices and the applications that run on them have a special place in the spark360 distribution model. Kraft says development is in the works for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch apps, as well as for those that would run on the Blackberry and Android operating systems. As part of its service plan for clients, spark360 also produces video podcasts for download from the Apple iTunes Store.

spark360 host/managing editor Renay San Miguel, a 30-year veteran of national and local broadcast news who also contributes technology stories and columns for the ECT News Network (TechNewsWorld, MacNewsWorld, the E-Commerce Times), wrote a recent post about the iPad’s potential in the corporate world and what plans spark360 has for Steve Jobs’ new gotta-have gadget. You can find it here: http://www.spark360.tv/2010/the-ipads-place-in-spark360/

About spark360

spark360 is a Web-based business television program that celebrates the spark of entrepreneurship in America by featuring the unique stories of small and middle-market businesses.

spark360 also provides a credible and relevant outlet to get your story to a global marketplace through our exclusive 360 Distribution social media platform. spark360 delivers broadcast-quality, network news-style programs via a comprehensive SEO-optimized “full circle” distribution strategy that reaches every corner of the Internet.spark360 is a division of Splash Media, L.P. http://www.spark360.tv

For media inquiries for spark360, please contact: Steven Swaim sswaim(at)spark360(dot)tv

About Splash Media

Splash Media L.P., based in Addison, Texas, creates and develops custom web-based communications and training solutions that are powered by video. We specialize in developing video communications strategies and video delivery platforms that drive our customer’s bottom line. Splash Media is a leader in the Enterprise Video Communications industry and has been delivering Internet enabled strategic video solutions since 2004. http://www.splashmedia.com

For media inquiries for Splash Media, please contact: Chris Kraft ckraft(at)splashmedia(dot)com

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Interactive World Cup Content Scores Prizes for Comet’s Customers











(PRWEB) April 30, 2010

World Cup “Goal Celebrations” launched on the 29th April, 2010 and competitors are being encouraged to upload videos of their most enthusiastic goal celebrations at http://www.comet.co.uk/goal.

From the 16th June, 2010 the public will then be given the chance to vote for the best video. The top video will be scooping the star prize, including a Panasonic 50” 3D TV worth £2499.99, a Blu-Ray player worth £449.99 and a Monster HDMI cable worth £79.99.

There are also three runners-up prizes of Freeview HD Panasonic 32” LCD TVs, worth £700 each. Voters will also be entered into a draw to win one of ten Panasonic FS11 digital cameras worth £159.99 each.

Whether it’s an imitation of Peter Crouch’s robot dance in 2006, an interpretation of Robbie Keane-style athletics or simply someone’s own unique reactions to a brilliant goal, the activity is set to increase interactivity with Comet’s online audience, while boosting traffic to the Comet site and visibility of its World Cup TV product packages and deals.

A second Panasonic 3DTV prize package will also be available to those playing Comet’s ‘Tweety Uppy’ contest taking place on Twitter, launching in mid May, which will see Comet’s followers re-tweet a ‘ball’ around the ‘Twitter-sphere’ to create the longest chain of tweets to win a place in the final draw. The player to start the longest chain will also win a Freeview HD 32” Panasonic LCD TV worth £700.

Neil Collins, Comet’s Online Marketing Manager, says “As the nation gears up for the World Cup, we wanted to give our customers a chance to celebrate football in a fun and interactive way, with the added incentive of the chance to win some great prizes.”

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Argos ‘World Truck’ is gearing the nation up for a winning World Cup











Argos World Truck

Milton Keynes, UK (PRWEB) May 11, 2010

Argos, the UK’s leading online high street retailer, is preparing the nation for the World Cup with the launch of http://www.worldtruck.co.uk – a digital hub which includes the chance to win £5,000 worth of Argos products including everything you and your family need to watch, play, support and entertain ahead of the huge sporting event this summer.

Talking you through the content is ‘Barry the truck driver’ from his customised Argos World Truck. Barry is only too keen to explain what it’s all about through a series of videos, which include some of his impressive football skills and Peter Crouch inspired dance moves.

Launched by Argos to engage customers before, during and after the exciting summer of football, the site is packed with exciting promotions, products and prizes, including the entire contents of Barry’s World Truck being up for grabs if you enter the online competition.

Entrants stand a chance of winning a TV, laptop, games consoles and bags of football apparel from the UK’s number one sports equipment retailer. All the BBQ party entertaining kit you could wish for is also on offer from garden furniture to a comfy sofa if the weather is not on our side.

Argos_Online twitter followers who snap the World Truck while it’s out and about and send a picture with the hashtag #Worldtruckpic will be entered into a competition to win an LCD TV. Check out the Argos_Online twitter feed for some great deals at Argos plus more information on this competition.

Top of the range LG HD LCD TVs are also going to be given away every week on the World Truck site to the person who is closest to correctly guessing the real location of the ‘World Truck’ through Barry’s sat nav. The random draw will take place every Wednesday at mid-day with the last chance to win coming on 14th July, meaning one lucky winner will be celebrating long after the final World Cup whistle.

Note to News Editors:

Argos announced on 28 April 2010 that it received 300 million visits to Argos.co.uk during the 09/10 financial year.

Working alongside Argos, the World Truck site was created by leading creative agency Meteorite.

Meteorite was responsible for creating Argos’ ‘Giant Jar’ campaign, which has won over 20 industry awards since 2008.

For more information contact Media Relations, tel: 0845 120 4365, mobile: 0771 3064079

About Argos

Argos is a unique retailer recognised for choice, value and convenience. It sells general merchandise and products for the home from over 700 stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, online and over the telephone. In the last financial year, Argos sales were £4.3 billion.

Argos serves over 130 million customers a year through its stores. On average, 17 million UK households, or around two thirds of the population, have an Argos catalogue at home at any time.

Argos expects to add around 10 stores this year. Its internet site, http://www.argos.co.uk, was the most visited high street retailer online in the UK in 2009.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

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Argos ‘World Truck’ is gearing the nation up for a winning World Cup











Argos World Truck

Milton Keynes, UK (PRWEB) May 11, 2010

Argos, the UK’s leading online high street retailer, is preparing the nation for the World Cup with the launch of http://www.worldtruck.co.uk – a digital hub which includes the chance to win £5,000 worth of Argos products including everything you and your family need to watch, play, support and entertain ahead of the huge sporting event this summer.

Talking you through the content is ‘Barry the truck driver’ from his customised Argos World Truck. Barry is only too keen to explain what it’s all about through a series of videos, which include some of his impressive football skills and Peter Crouch inspired dance moves.

Launched by Argos to engage customers before, during and after the exciting summer of football, the site is packed with exciting promotions, products and prizes, including the entire contents of Barry’s World Truck being up for grabs if you enter the online competition.

Entrants stand a chance of winning a TV, laptop, games consoles and bags of football apparel from the UK’s number one sports equipment retailer. All the BBQ party entertaining kit you could wish for is also on offer from garden furniture to a comfy sofa if the weather is not on our side.

Argos_Online twitter followers who snap the World Truck while it’s out and about and send a picture with the hashtag #Worldtruckpic will be entered into a competition to win an LCD TV. Check out the Argos_Online twitter feed for some great deals at Argos plus more information on this competition.

Top of the range LG HD LCD TVs are also going to be given away every week on the World Truck site to the person who is closest to correctly guessing the real location of the ‘World Truck’ through Barry’s sat nav. The random draw will take place every Wednesday at mid-day with the last chance to win coming on 14th July, meaning one lucky winner will be celebrating long after the final World Cup whistle.

Note to News Editors:

Argos announced on 28 April 2010 that it received 300 million visits to Argos.co.uk during the 09/10 financial year.

Working alongside Argos, the World Truck site was created by leading creative agency Meteorite.

Meteorite was responsible for creating Argos’ ‘Giant Jar’ campaign, which has won over 20 industry awards since 2008.

For more information contact Media Relations, tel: 0845 120 4365, mobile: 0771 3064079

About Argos

Argos is a unique retailer recognised for choice, value and convenience. It sells general merchandise and products for the home from over 700 stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, online and over the telephone. In the last financial year, Argos sales were £4.3 billion.

Argos serves over 130 million customers a year through its stores. On average, 17 million UK households, or around two thirds of the population, have an Argos catalogue at home at any time.

Argos expects to add around 10 stores this year. Its internet site, http://www.argos.co.uk, was the most visited high street retailer online in the UK in 2009.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

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Nominate a Charity to Win the Argos ‘World Truck’ Competition










(PRWEB) June 8, 2010

Launched by Argos to engage customers before, during and after the exciting summer of football, the campaign offers members of the public the opportunity of winning everything they need to make the most of the 2010 World Cup, including Bluray Player, XBox 360 and Freeview HD Receiver.

The competition has been open for three weeks, and has already generated over 60,000 charity votes from over 84,000 entrants to date, meaning that more than 70% of entrants have chosen to nominate a charity or community cause. With a number of high profile charities naturally early front runners for the competition prize, Argos has enlisted the help of Charities Trust as it aims to increase its support for smaller charitable organisations in the UK. The Trust will be contacting 20,000 NPO’s to ensure that they are aware of the campaign and their applicability for entry.

All participating charities are encouraged not only to nominate their cause, but also to campaign their nomination – http://www.worldtruck.co.uk offers a media kit, including social media tools, website banners, posters and other promotional material, to help NPO’s plan their own campaigns.

Ceri Wootton, community affairs and workplace manager for Argos parent company Home Retail Group, comments: “Because of the size of our organisation and commitments to our national charity partner, we are continually seeking enterprising ways to engage with smaller charities and community projects. The current Argos promotional campaign provided us with the ideal platform to do so and we are grateful for the support of Charities Trust in getting the message out there.

“Like any successful organisation, the modern day NPO will be connecting to a significant proportion of stakeholders online, so our downloadable toolkit on http://www.worldtruck.co.uk is an easy way for institutions big or small to campaign amongst their supporters win the most votes and gain £5,000 of products including a sofa, LCD TV and garden furniture. We are hoping to see the best creative viral marketing campaign win the prize.”

Note to News Editors:

Charities Trust is Home Retail Group’s official administration partner. In 2009, Home Retail Group donated £400,000 of payroll giving.

Home Retail Group’s current national charity partner in the UK is the British Heart Foundation. The two-year partnership, which comes to an end in July this year, has to date raised £2.5M.

The http://www.worldtruck.co.uk digital hub was developed by creative agency Meteorite.

For more information on Argos contact Media Relations, tel: 0845 120 4365, mobile: 0771 3064079

About Argos

Argos is a unique retailer recognised for choice, value and convenience. It sells general merchandise and products for the home from over 700 stores throughout the UK and Republic of Ireland, online and over the telephone. In the last financial year, Argos sales were £4.3 billion.

Argos serves over 130 million customers a year through its stores. On average, 17 million UK households, or around two thirds of the population, have an Argos catalogue at home at any time.

Argos expects to add around 10 stores this year. Its internet site, http://www.argos.co.uk, was the most visited high street retailer online in the UK in 2009.

Argos is part of Home Retail Group, the UK’s leading home and general merchandise retailer.

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Discount Vouchers Help Consumers Enjoy FIFA World Cup 2010











London, UK (PRWEB) June 15, 2010

Leading discount voucher website Savoo.co.uk is reporting a significant increase in the search for World Cup related discount deals, such as HD TVs, BBQ gadgets and discounts on food and drink.

With a designated World Cup category set up on the website, Savoo.co.uk have made it easy for savvy shoppers to find great deals to help them enjoy the World Cup in style – even dedicating their popular Savoo blog to offering World Cup stories and further fantastic discount deals.

With new data from the British retail Consortium showing that UK retail sales value increased 0.8% last month on a like-for-like basis, it is clear that the run up to the World Cup is having a positive effect on the UK retail industry. With nearly two thirds of Brits expected to increase their leisure spending as a consequence of the 2010 FIFA World Cup , it seems savvy Brits have realised that vouchers provide a great way to have fun and enjoy the World Cup season, but without breaking the bank.

For more information, please contact savoo(at)komodopr(dot)com- or 020 7680 5520

About Savoo.co.uk:

Savoo.co.uk is a free, online voucher site that allows people to save on almost anything that they want to buy online.

Savoo.co.uk’s dedicated team of Deal Hunters scours the web to find top offers in every category, from designer clothes and baby gear to big screen TVs and gourmet food. Savoo.co.uk currently offers approximately 5,000 unique, active vouchers, with opportunities to save everyday on major brands, such as Apple, Amazon, Argos, Dell, Debenhams, Figleaves, Tesco, etc. If consumers are too embarrassed to use vouchers in public, then Savoo.co.uk is also a ‘discreet’ way for them to save lots of money on all of their purchases.

Savoo.co.uk’s mission is to be a true consumer champion by offering consumers the straightest, simplest road to the best deals online, as well as by offering lots of exclusive deals.

Visitors to Savoo.co.uk can add tips and great deals and become a Savoo.co.uk Deal Expert, earning the respect and admiration of fellow members. Or they can contribute to the community by voting and commenting on deals, which also lets the Deal Experts know they appreciate their savings savvy.

Savoo.co.uk is the perfect way to make day-to-day savings – and all without having to tackle the High Street.

Follow us on Twitter for the latest deals @Savoo

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Interactive World Cup Map Hails First for New Internet Technology













www.TheWorldCupMap.com


(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.

TheWorldCupMap.com 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 TheWorldCupMap.com 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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Put and Play HD Videos Like FIFA 2010 World Cup Games on iPhone 4 – Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac Updated











Watch WorldCup on iPhone 4

Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) June 24, 2010

Aunsoft Studio (http://www.aunsoft.com), powerful and professional multimedia software provider, updates its products, especially Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac, by adding output profile of iPhone 4 (.mp4) for iPhone 4 users. Integrating a Mac Blu-ray Ripper with Video Converter, this software enables Mac consumers to compress or convert HD videos, Blu-ray and common DVDs, TV shows, camcorder files and even flash videos for playback on portable devices like iPad or iPhone 4.

“When the first Apple iPad launched on the market, our R& D experts spent day and night optimizing the MTS Converter for Mac by adding the output profile support for iPad tech specs,” says Jack, CEO of Aunsoft Studio, “now, with the latest release of iPhone 4, it is easy to get the detailed specs in which the video format is specified as H.264 up to 720p. In order to help those users who want to import HD or Blu-ray videos to iPhone 4, our engineers dedicated to the ultimate solution.”

The updated version of Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac offers two alternatives of output profiles, including iPhone 4 MPEG-4 640*480 (*.mp4) and iPhone 4 H.264 720P (*.mp4). Choosing either of them, users are able to freely get satisfactory videos. Take FIFA 2010 World Cup as an example, if someone recorded an exciting game and wants to transfer to iPhone 4, what he or she should do is to convert the camcorder videos to MP4. Besides, converting flash videos to iPhone 4 is also available with this software.

Apart from the inherent conversion, this software boasts the unique capability, that is, powerful decryption and backup. With it, users could easily remove AACs, all region code (RPC), and BD+copy protection from Blu-ray discs. It is indeed a good news for movie fans who want to import Blu-ray movies like Iron Man to Home Theater or some popular devices for sharing with families and friends.

Comparing with similar software on the market, the most distinct characteristic lies in that Aunsoft adopted unprecedented audio and video synchronization technology, which marks the big breakthrough in the industry of multimedia software. Meantime, it essentially helped many customers to solve the annoying audio and video out-of-sync issue or inferior quality.

As it predicted, this launch of Aunsoft iMedia Converter will attract global attention. Just as the slogan of Aunsoft Studio reveals, remember our smile, share the joy with the world. Now, let us wait and watch!

Price and Availability:

Aunsoft iMedia Converter for Mac 1.0 costs only $ 65.00 (USD) and it is available from the official site of Aunsoft.

About Aunsoft Studio:

Aunsoft Studio is a brilliant multi-media software provider dedicated to the development of video and audio converters, SWF Converter for instance. For more products, please feel free to visit (http://www.aunsoft.com/products/). The objective of Aunsoft is to offer the best products and services around the world. Interestingly, the company’s logo represents the service mission of Aunsoft Studio, i,e, passing Aunsoft employees’ smile and happiness to the world.

Press Contact,

Jessica Hung

Company URL: http://www.aunsoft.com

Related products URL:

iMedia Converter for Mac: http://www.aunsoft.com/imedia-converter-mac/

Mac Blu-ray Ripper: http://www.aunsoft.com/blu-ray-ripper-mac/

Video Converter for Mac: http://www.aunsoft.com/video-converter-mac/

MTS Converter for Mac: http://www.aunsoft.com/mts-converter-mac/

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