Video of the Day (At The Movies: Message from Margaret and David)

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At the Movies Ends on December 9.
i really loved this show. :)
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-Brad

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BBC Click launches new content and new channel

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Press Release:
BBC Click launches new content and new channel

Sydney, 16th September 2014. BBC Click, the popular tech programme for BBC World News, will celebrate its 750th edition this week with the launch of a new series of short films designed for transmission via social media.

The one to two minute pieces will be distributed weekly to Click’s 2.35million twitter followers via @bbcclick and will be available on the programme’s brand new You Tube channel which will also go live this week.

The stand-alone films, which will be presented by Spencer Kelly and the Click team, fall into three categories:
· Click Starter – will cover the latest ideas and prototypes in development
· Click Bytes – latest thoughts from key players in the industry
· Click Bait – a curtain-raiser to that weekend’s show

Introducing the new content, BBC Click’s editor Simon Hancock said:

“With more than 2.5million followers on twitter and facebook we know Click viewers are just as happy exploring tech with us on social media as they are tuning in via BBC World News TV. Click is a weekly programme and we are celebrating our 750th edition this week, but everyone knows how quickly developments in the tech world can move. With these new shorts people will be able to get their latest tech updates in bite-sized pieces, wherever they are.

“The development of the You Tube channel means we now have a full suite of online media options for our audience, so we can share our content far and wide and people can get involved with the programme. Plus it means when we are off air we can still share the latest tech news and keep everyone to up to date whether on line at BBC.com/click, via You Tube, on twitter with @bbcclick, on google+ or on Facebook.”

BBC Click provides a comprehensive guide to innovation and tech, covering all the latest advances, gadgets, apps and tech industry news. It is broadcast weekly around the globe on BBC World News TV on Saturdays at 0630 and 1930 GMT and again on Sundays at 0330 and 1330 GMT.

Viewers can also follow the programme via BBC Click – Google+ or @BBC Click (BBCClick) on Twitter and subscribe to the BBC Click You Tube Channel at www.youtube.com/clickbbc or visit the Facebook page BBC Click | Facebook
-Brad

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Presto and KFC partner to offer dinner and endless movies

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Media Release: Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Thank you to David Sims for sending me the info. :)

Great value dinner and one month of complimentary Presto movies just in time for school holidays

Presto, Australia’s premier entertainment streaming service, today announced it was joining with one of Australia’s favourite family restaurants to offer one month of complimentary movies on Presto with the purchase of KFC’s Family Burger Box*.

The news comes just as families around Australia are gearing up for the September school holidays and offers a great way for people to relax and spend time together with the best in streamed movie entertainment combined with a great meal.

The offer kicks off 16 September and runs through 29 September (or while stocks last) giving KFC customers plenty of time to take advantage of Presto’s streaming movie service for a month.

Presto is typically available on an ‘all-you-can-eat’ flat rate subscription price of $9.99 a month with no lock-in contract*. All Presto movies are ad-break-free and feature the strongest line up of subscription on demand movies, plus additional access to Presto Rental pay-per-view titles*.

In the spirit of school holidays, Presto is featuring three special collections with great movies to suit the whole family. Specially curated movie lists include: ‘Animation Fixation for Kids’ with Despicable Me 2, Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2, Wreck-It-Ralph and Rise of the Guardians; ‘Feel-Good Films to Bring a Smile to Your Dial’ featuring Happy Feet, Toy Story, Muriel’s Wedding and The Big Lebowski; and ‘Fairy-Tales Brought to Life’ showing Peter Pan, Tangled Ever After, Tideland, Aladdin and Jack the Giant Slayer, among dozens of others.

Subscribers can connect to Presto in minutes and are free to come and go from the service on a monthly basis, with no lock-in contract, and without the need to buy through a basic tier.

Presto offers an intuitive customer interface and delivers the best in local and international movies including curated collections, recommendations and critics’ reviews. Viewers can enjoy Presto on TV via Chromecast, selected Android tablets, iOS tablets and PC/Mac computers^. The Presto app is available on the Apple and Samsung app stores and on Google Play.

Presto continues to offer movies from all the major studios and key independents including MGM, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Roadshow Films, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Twentieth Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Entertainment, Entertainment One Films Australia, ICON, Studiocanal and Transmission Films.

Presto is available to all Australians with a suitable internet connection.
https://presto.com.au/

-Brad

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BEYONCÉ JAY Z ON THE RUN

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Media Release: Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Premieres Tuesday September 23 at 7.30pm exclusively on FOX8
Express from the US

BEYONCÉ JAY Z ON THE RUN features the music megastars in their first collaborative tour and premiere concert event produced for HBO debuting exclusively on Foxtel in September.

Although 17-time Grammy winner BEYONCÉ and 19-time Grammy winner JAY Z have recorded numerous hit songs together and have been special guests in each other’s concerts, BEYONCÉ JAY Z ON THE RUN marks the first time the married couple has toured together on the same bill.

The stadium shows began on June 25 in Miami, Florida and have covered 19 concerts in the US plus two shows in Paris during September which will be taped from Paris’ Stade de France to create this special television event. The feature will showcase the superstars performing more than 40 songs made up of both Beyoncé’s and Jay Z’s individual hits as well as their joint tracks including “Crazy in Love” and “Drunk in Love”, plus bespoke original performances created especially for the BEYONCÉ JAY Z ON THE RUN tour.

USA Today said of the tour, “The co-ordination is not just remarkable, it’s the absolute best way that two of the world’s best performers can deliver a show that proves why they are on top together,” while the New York Times hailed it as “a show that acknowledged their two very different sorts of success without diminishing either one.”

The special concert event will premiere on FOX8 Tuesday September 23 at 7.30pm and will be the only way Australian audiences can experience the music and visual spectacle from these two musical powerhouses. Foxtel’s broadcast of BEYONCÉ JAY Z ON THE RUN follows Beyoncé’s feature-length HBO documentary Life is but a Dream, which debuted on Foxtel’s Channel [V] earlier this month.

-Brad

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GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA SEASON 5 PREMIERES

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MEDIA RELEASE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

GRAND DESIGNS AUSTRALIA
SEASON 5 PREMIERES
An environment created that affects one’s senses and connection to place, is as powerful as the building put on the land.
The series return of top-rating program, Grand Designs Australia, hosted by leading Australian Architect, Peter Maddison, explores the motivations, the memories and the connections behind the builds going beyond the basic form and function, when season 5 premieres Thursday, October 9 at 8.30pm on The LifeStyle Channel, only on Foxtel.

Although one of the most exciting builds of the season, a home built completely out of shipping containers, was borne from functionality first – to simply keep the water out. Its genesis, was a story of survival. After losing their home and its entire contents to the devastating 2011 Queensland floods, the solution was to go completely water proof. In what is one of the most gruelling house building adventures ever, watching one man slice, dissect and carve up these huge steel boxes and shaping them into a family home is something to behold. The end result is jaw dropping – a design feat that belies his ridiculous 6-month time line.

While in the inner city suburb of Port Melbourne in Victoria – an area brimming with old single fronted worker’s cottages – another couple, obsessed with Avant Guard architecture, are building their own water house. As what appears to be a simple steel and ply building that sprouts 3 storeys above the ground, no one is quite prepared for the exterior. Thirty black, voluptuous 2-metre high water tanks will make up the entire skin – something that is guaranteed to get the neighbours talking.

In the Mornington Peninsula suburb of Mt Eliza in Victoria, the moral of the story is, never predict your own short build. When Georgina optimistically tells Peter Maddison in 2010, that her modernist house will be built in 6-months, Murphy’s Law ensures that isn’t going to happen. Little does she know she’d be out by more than 4-years. The final house may be fabulous, but the long battle to build it forms most of this story, as neighbours, the council, the bank and the GFC all contribute to the timeline and ensure it becomes the slowest build in Grand Designs Australia history.

Once again Grand Designs Australia brings the characters, the houses and the stories together in an insightful season of inspiration and appreciation. The 10-part season is produced by FremantleMedia, exclusively for Foxtel’s The LifeStyle Channel.

-Brad

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BBC BREAKING NEW GROUND IN CONTENT SHARING AND CURATION USING CHAT APPS

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BBC News first international news provider available on instant messaging app LINE

Sydney 16 Sept 2014. BBC News today announced that its content will be available on smartphone instant messaging platform LINE. BBC News is the first international news organisation to have an official account on the app. Line is currently available in Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Spain, and the United States.

By searching for the username ‘@BBCNews’ and adding the account as a friend, LINE users will receive the latest news in English, via text, short video clips, and audio.

The new BBC News account on LINE comes on the back of a series of successful trials in India, Nigeria and South Africa with various instant messaging apps for both feature phones and smartphones. The projects have helped shape some of the BBC’s editorial thinking on what is needed to make relevant content for digital platforms, with audience feedback showing a clear appetite for such services.

The first of the trials saw the BBC taking to Whatsapp and WeChat in English and Hindi, earlier this year, to hear what voters across India were thinking as they went to the polls, as well as providing them with innovative coverage of the Indian election campaign through videos, special graphics and interview clips.

In South Africa, the BBC offered feature phone users the opportunity to interact on instant messaging platform Mxit during the elections in May. This allowed a generation of young people voting for the first time to consume BBC content via a platform they use every day.

The BBC World Service African language services, including BBC Hausa and BBC Swahili, have adapted their newsroom workflow to better serve audiences now consuming the majority of their news content via mobile phones. In Nigeria, BBC Hausa has launched news alerts via Blackberry’s BBM service. Subscribers to the service receive up to five BBC Hausa news alerts daily, each with shareable story links and are able to engage with the BBC by offering their comments and story ideas.

These services complement the BBC’s large and growing social media presence. BBC News is the most shared news brand on Twitter and BBC News has more than 40 million Facebook page ‘Likes’ worldwide.

James Montgomery, Director of Technology and Digital for BBC World Service Group commented: “Instant messaging services are rapidly establishing themselves as the important and affordable social media platforms for the mobile age.

“With mobile now accounting for the majority of our digital traffic, we believe there is great potential to distribute BBC News via these apps, to reach and engage audiences that want to stay connected , as well as to share news stories, pictures and videos in the most seamless way possible.

“Our global ambition remains the provision of trusted, quality content to audiences worldwide, whenever and wherever they want it.”

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Thank you to Phoebe Price for sending me the info. :)
-Brad

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