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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...

2009-06-01 01:02:00

U.S. Premieres of Torchwood: Children of Earth, Doctor Who: Planet of the Dead and Being Human to Air in HD NEW YORK, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- BBC Worldwide launches BBC AMERICA HD on July 20 with the high-definition simulcast of BBC AMERICA. BBC AMERICA HD kicks off with an extraordinary week of sci-fi U.S. premieres - the return of the channel's highest rated series, Torchwood, the latest Doctor Who special, Planet of the Dead, the BBC AMERICA co-production, Being Human and the thrilling...

2009-04-27 07:25:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Synacor, a Buffalo company that is enabling cross-platform delivery of content and services, announced today that George Chamoun, co-founder and senior vice president, client services, has been identified as one of the leading executives under the age of 40 in the cable telecommunications industry. Chamoun, a 34-year-old graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo and a native of the city, was honored by Multichannel News as one of the...

2009-04-02 07:00:00

World's Largest Broadcast News Operation Partners with 1Cast for First multi-platform Video Product LAS VEGAS, April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- CTIA -- 1Cast, the revolutionary broadcast platform that delivers up-to-the-minute news video to the web and to subscribers' Smartphones, today launched a multi-platform partnership with BBC World News to distribute the global broadcaster's daily news content to consumers. The BBC is the world's largest broadcast news operation, producing 120 hours of...

2009-03-29 17:24:13

Archbishop of Canterbury Roman Williams, the Church of England's top bishop, says Christian programming is getting the short end of the stick on the BCC. The Sunday Telegraph reported Williams complained to BBC Director General Mark Thompson about a decline in the time allocated to religious programs being offered by the British TV and radio broadcaster. Other Church of England officials have contended Christian program is also taking a back seat to other religions when it comes to BBC...


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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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attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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