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2009-10-15 09:43:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DoNotDisturb TV, the first television channel of its kind, created by The Hotel Networks (THN), a subsidiary of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (Nasdaq: LNET), has become a popular entertainment option for millions of hotel guests across the country. Viewership statistics collected by THN and LodgeNet through in-room, set-top box monitoring show that over 19% of hotel guests with access to DoNotDisturb TV watch the short form programming...

2009-09-13 14:46:31

The Department for Culture Media and Sport says the British government will lift its ban on product placement on television to help struggling networks. The Sunday Times of London said the reported regulation change by the government could result in British broadcasters enjoying a boost of nearly $167 million thanks to product placement sales. The ongoing recession has left many British commercial broadcasting groups like ITV facing hard financial times, The Times said. The current rules...

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2009-08-25 12:10:00

British government proposals issued on Tuesday could lead to repeat offenders who persist in illegally downloading music from file-sharing sites such as Limewire to be blocked from accessing the Web, Reuters reported. The move comes as a part of new government ideas to speed up the process of tackling unlawful peer-to-peer file-sharing to prevent damage to the content industries. The UK government has set a target of reducing the problem by at least 70 percent in the next few years. The...

2009-08-18 12:29:00

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Broadcast Facilities, Inc. (BFI), owner and operator of Andrita Media Center, the largest independent SD and HD network origination, production, post-production and digital media facility on the West Coast, announced today that, under a long term agreement, Andrita will be providing HD production facilities and services for ABC Daytime's "All My Children." As the new home of "All My Children," Andrita's state-of-the-art production facility will...

2009-07-30 02:33:00

LONDON, July 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- British satellite broadcaster BSkyB grew customer numbers at the fastest rate of growth for five years last year, as more consumers chose a night at home in front of the television rather than going out. In an online video interview with business broadcaster Cantos.com, Sky chief executive Jeremy Darroch said: "When people are tightening their belt and staying home a bit more, I think we offer great entertainment and home communications. I...

2009-07-24 09:00:34

The British Broadcasting Corp. and two other TV networks have ended plans for a commercial Internet TV service in the United Kingdom, officials say. The networks now say they will sell the technology for the project to Arqiva, which aims to launch a video-on-demand service in the United Kingdom a few months. Known as Project Kangaroo, the original commercial version of the the BBC's iPlayer Internet TV service would have allowed users to download almost any BBC show. But, the project...

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2009-07-20 13:01:24

A spokeswoman for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts said it will not include more nominees on its shortlist for BAFTA best picture next year. Hollywood's Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences recently announced plans to name 10 best picture Academy Award nominees in 2010. The number is twice as many as competed in the 2009 race for Oscar gold. There have not been 10 Oscar nominees since 1943. We decided that we think top five is the right number of films, BAFTA's managing...

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2009-07-08 11:07:45

The BBC has received numerous complaints regarding its extensive coverage of pop star Michael Jackson's public memorial service in Los Angeles. The singer died last month at the age of 50 after suffering cardiac arrest following a suspected drug overdose. The Daily Telegraph said the British broadcaster is being accused by viewers of playing into the cult of personality because it dedicated its BBC News and international BBC World News channels to Tuesday's star-studded ceremony, which lasted...

2009-06-29 05:47:00

PARIS, June 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eutelsat Communications (Euronext Paris: ETL), Europe's leading satellite operator, today announced the full commercial launch of FRANSAT, the new service giving satellite access in metropolitan France to all French free DTT (Digital Terrestrial Television) channels. Commenting on the launch Giuliano Berretta, Chairman and CEO of Eutelsat Communications said "The launch of FRANSAT on our ATLANTIC BIRD(TM) 3 satellite underscores Eutelsat's...

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2009-06-15 08:50:00

British cable TV company Virgin Media is launching an unlimited music download service thanks to a joint venture with the world's biggest music corporation, Universal. The music industry has been trying desperately to improve digital sales to overcome online piracy. Along with the deal, Virgin has stated that they will forcefully work to stop the MP3 tracks from ending up on file-sharing sites. The service will cost from $16.30 to $24.50 every month, which might appeal to parents worried...


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Ocellaris Clownfish, Amphiprion ocellaris
2013-03-15 12:21:05

The ocellaris clownfish closely resembles the orange clownfish, but is hardier and less aggressive. It lives in coral reefs of the Indo-Pacific, and Indian Ocean, around Thailand, Malaysia, northwest Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, and the Ryukyu Islands. It hides amongst the anemone using the host for protection from predators, to lure other fish into the host anemone, and to feed the host with fecal matter. The ocellaris clownfish has a membrane that will release mucus to...

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