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Coming Soon: M&M’S® Celebrates The Movies In Trailer Satire
Coming Soon: M&M’S® Celebrates The Movies In Trailer Satire
2/20/2015 11:47:24 AM
M&M’S® chocolate candies have been a staple in movie theater snack cases for decades. Now, they’re bringing the movies to television. Mars Chocolate North America has announced M&M’S® plans to showcase a humorous spoof of action movie trailers during the 2015 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 22 on ABC. The 30-second spot is designed as a mock movie preview, and …
Poll of Top 10 Love Letters of All Time Confirms Men Are More Romantic Than Women and Want to "Be Her Hero" When It Comes to Expressing Love In Written Form
2/17/2015 6:16:44 PM
Baltimore, Maryland, USA – A heartfelt birthday message from Johnny Cash to his beloved wife June has been voted the greatest love letter of all time.   The simple, but plainly expressed missive in which the singer dubbed the Man In Black writes “you’re the object of my desire, the #1 Earthly reason for my existence,” has topped a list of passionate penmanship.   The poll …
NAB to Present New Digital Leadership Award at NAB Show
2/13/2015 6:46:03 PM
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced today that it will present the new NAB Digital Leadership Award at the 2015 NAB Show. The award will be presented to an individual at a broadcast station, group or network who has had a significant role in transforming a traditional broadcast business to succeed on digital media platforms in a measurable way. …
Cox Media Group Houston Takes Home Five Star Awards!
2/13/2015 6:42:02 PM
Cox Media Group (CMG) Houston took home five Star Awards at the 2015 Media Alliance of Houston Star Awards Gala on Feb. 12, 2015. The Media Alliance of Houston Star Awards Gala recognizes outstanding industry professionals while supporting the continuous education of media students.  Laura Filippone named as Local Radio Account Executive of the Year; Cherolyn Johnson as Local …
Blackmagic Design announces ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 with advanced “Power Macros”.
2/13/2015 10:00:35 AM
Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of ATEM Switcher Update 6.3 which adds new advanced power macros that let customers operate dozens of switcher features instantly and in parallel with a single button press. The new power macros are unique because they are extremely easy to build and because they’re located in the switcher, they are available on …
The World’s First Gay Infomercial: Introducing Boy Butter
The World’s First Gay Infomercial: Introducing Boy Butter
2/13/2015 9:00:00 AM
The makers of “Boy Butter,” a personal lubricant brand popular in the gay market, are releasing the first ever gay infomercial to air on US and Canadian television in March of 2015. Just in time for Season 7 of RuPaul’s Drag Race on LOGO in the USA and OutTV in Canada. “I’ve always wanted to produce a Boy Butter commercial along the lines of the wacky and campy Thighmaster …
NBC’s ’The Blacklist’ Surges to Top of On Demand Leaderboard
2/12/2015 10:42:50 AM
The top 20 TV series on Xfinity On Demand for the week of Jan. 26 – Feb. 1 were: The Blacklist (post-Super Bowl episode), NBC Empire , FOX How to Get Away with Murder , ABC Scandal, ABC Downton Abbey, PBS The Big Bang Theory , CBS Grey’s Anatomy, ABC Gotham , FOX The Flash , CW Sons of Liberty (episode 2), History State of Affairs , NBC …
Unstoppable Nutri-Grain repositions, brand leaps into content via JWT
2/12/2015 9:11:33 AM
Iconic cereal brand Nutri-Grain today announces the launch of a new content led campaign, targeting teens. Created by JWT Sydney in conjunction with partners Finch, Mindshare, Liquid Ideas, and VML, the campaign repositions the brand from ’Iron Man Food’ to launch a powerful, belief-based brand purpose which celebrates individuals who live unstoppable lives. The campaign …
Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, John Travolta and Kerry Washington To Present At 87th Oscars®
Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt, John Travolta and Kerry Washington To Present At 87th Oscars®
2/11/2015 10:39:26 AM
Jennifer Aniston, Sienna Miller, David Oyelowo, Chris Pratt,  John Travolta and Kerry Washington will be presenters at this year’s Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air on Sunday, February 22, live on ABC. Aniston has starred in such films as “Cake” (2014), “We’re the Millers” (2013), “Horrible …
Leading Media and Entertainment Companies Join SPROCKIT to Collaborate with Startups
Leading Media and Entertainment Companies Join SPROCKIT to Collaborate with Startups
2/11/2015 10:16:00 AM
NAB Show today announced that Graham Media Group, Media General, Meredith, Pearl TV, Raycom Media and the E.W. Scripps Company will participate in the third annual SPROCKIT program as corporate members . These new 2015 corporate members will join AARP, Comcast, Cox Media, Disney/ABC Television Group, Gannett Broadcasting, Google, Hearst Television and Univision …
Whitney Thore Dances Her Way Into A Season Two Of My Big Fat Fabulous Life On TLC
2/10/2015 11:51:29 AM
TLC is living large, announcing today that it has ordered 16 additional episodes of its newest hit series MY BIG FAT FABULOUS LIFE. The series, which has averaged 1.2 million P2+ viewers to date during its first season, follows self-proclaimed fat girl, Whitney Thore and her family and friends as she navigates life, love and dance in a world that judges people for their …
Avid Customers Score Big at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards
2/10/2015 11:14:15 AM
Avid® ( Nasdaq: AVID ) today congratulated its many award-winning and nominated customers at the 57th Annual GRAMMY® Awards for their outstanding achievements in the recording arts. At the ceremony on February 8 in Los Angeles, the prestigious, peer-recognized awards for music excellence were presented to numerous artists, producers and engineers that have embraced Avid …
Anton du Beke joins judging panel for The People’s Strictly for Comic Relief
Anton du Beke joins judging panel for The People’s Strictly for Comic Relief
2/9/2015 3:53:08 PM
The judges will feature in the final episode of the four-part series, when the six contestants and their professional dance partners will perform for the nation in the famous Strictly Come Dancing ballroom.  Craig Revel-Horwood, who is unable to take part in the studio show owing to prior commitments in Australia, will also feature prominently in the series. Anton du Beke …
EE British Academy Film Awards Winners Announced
EE British Academy Film Awards Winners Announced
2/9/2015 3:46:49 PM
The winners of the EE British Academy Film Awards have been announced at the ceremony hosted by Stephen Fry at the Royal Opera House, London, on Sunday 8 February 2015. Boyhood wins Best Film, Director and Supporting Actress The Grand Budapest Hotel wins five BAFTAs Three BAFTAs for The Theory of Everything: Outstanding British Film, Adapted Screenplay and …
Warner/Chappell Writers Score At Grammy Awards With Wins In Six Out Of Nine “Best Song” Categories
2/9/2015 3:41:48 PM
Warner/Chappell Music (WCM) celebrated multi-genre success at last night’s 57th Annual Grammy Awards, where the company’s songwriters won an impressive six out of the nine “Best Song” categories: Best Rock Song, Best R&B Song, Best Rap Song, Best Country Song, Best Song Written or Visual Media, and Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song (full details …
Avid Editors Sweep the 2015 ACE Eddie Awards
2/5/2015 11:03:24 AM
Avid ® (Nasdaq: AVID) today congratulated the professional video editing community on their achievements at the 65th annual American Cinema Editors Eddie Awards held in Los Angeles on January 30. Many of the award winners and nominees embraced Avid Everywhere™ using the Avid Artist Suite’s Media Composer® | Software , to bring the director’s vision to life. Avid …
Telestream To Introduce New Dynamic Ad Insertion Software and Showcase Advancements in Transcoding, Workflow Automation & Live Streaming at NAB 2015
2/5/2015 9:38:20 AM
Telestream ®, the leading provider of digital video tools and workflow solutions will use NAB 2015 (booth SL3305) to introduce new products built on its flagship Vantage ® media processing platform as well as enhancements to its suite of desktop video products including new versions of Switch , Wirecast and Episode .  Dynamic Ad Insertion Software : Telestream will …
Harmonic Transforms Video Delivery, Bringing Ultra HD and Intelligent Function Integration to New Electra™ X Advanced Media Processor Family
2/4/2015 11:33:48 AM
Harmonic (NASDAQ: HLIT), the worldwide leader in video delivery infrastructure, today launched the latest generation of its market-leading Electra product line, the Electra™ X family of advanced media processors for broadcast and multiscreen content delivery. As the world’s first encoder family to support graphics, branding, and playout functionalities, as well as …
Attendees Confirmed for this Sunday’s EE British Academy Film Awards
2/4/2015 11:29:45 AM
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has today confirmed of a number of nominees, presenters and other attendees of this Sunday’s EE British Academy Film Awards at the Royal Opera House, London. Hosted by Stephen Fry, the ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC One HD at 21.00 on Sunday 8 February, and will feature a live performance from award-winning …
Academy Announces 2015 Governors Ball Creative Team
2/4/2015 11:10:51 AM
Academy governor Jeffrey Kurland, event producer Cheryl Cecchetto and master chef Wolfgang Puck will return to create this year’s Governors Ball, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ official post-Oscar® celebration, which will immediately follow the 87th Oscars® ceremony on Sunday, February 22.  The Ball’s 1,500 invited guests include Oscar winners and nominees, …