Last year, an ensemble called the Rockin’1000 made an impassioned rock and roll plea for the Foo Fighters to come to Cesena, Italy on their tour of Europe. The video naturally went viral and wound up being successful, as the Foos added a performance at Carisport on their Sonic Highways tour.When you have a thousand musicians already assembled, the next step is to put on a performance with all of them. That’s just what the Rockin’1000 did, when they hosted the “That’s Live” performance at Orogel Stadium last weekend. The band, split up into singers, guitarists, bassists, and drummers, performed a revue of rock and roll history.Among that revue was the song “Rebel Rebel,” played as a tribute to the late great David Bowie. Watch the video of that tribute below, as shared by the band.
Qatari broadcaster Al Jazeera has secured a further package of broadcast rights for France’s Ligue 1 football league between 2012 and 2016.The company fought off competition from French pay TV operator Canal Plus to win the package of six weekly matches that they will offer on a pay-per-view basis. It was also awarded the rights to a weekly magazine programme. In addition to the two matches per week package it had already acquired, the broadcaster will air a total of eight matches from France’s top football league each week.The latest deal with the Ligue de Football Professional makes Al Jazeera a prominent player in the French football rights market. It also holds international rights to Ligue 1 and the majority of French broadcast rights to the UEFA Champions League until 2015.
David CrawfordPlayers across the TV industry feel a “general sense of ‘powerlessness’” to change that is being imposed from those outside the industry, according to a new study by Arqiva.The white paper on Connected Broadcasting, which was done in partnership with media consultancy Decipher, claims that broadcasters are anxious about a lack of clarity about developments to major platforms, and about the “new reality” brought about by OTT players like Netflix.“One feeling that came across strongly throughout our research was that of ‘powerlessness’, as the core television players found change being imposed upon them, either by technological developments, outside disruptors or simple consumer demand,” said Arqiva managing director for satellite and media, David Crawford.“There is a pressing requirement for these businesses to evolve their offering at the same pace as the current technology. The challenge for companies like Arqiva is to deliver all the aspects required of the new blended connected experience in a way that maintains the essential reliability and resilience of the distribution.”According to the research, broadcasters are “beginning to feel the effects” of television viewing migrating to mobile devices, and don’t expect the “complexion of the landscape to become any clearer in the medium term.”“The chief concern among several broadcasters is how to respond to the ‘massive proliferation’ of new TV services offering content across “different price points, different operating systems, and different vendors,” according to the report.The research identified that linear broadcast is still considered to be the core TV experience in the short-to-medium term, but that little impetus yet exists for any of the major channels to consider IP linear distribution.It also said that most operators are grappling with confusion from a combination of ‘disruptors’ from inside and outside the industry and that the “IP revolution” will be a set of “interconnected, but distinct, revolutions affecting production, media management, distribution and consumption differently.”
Harmonic has agreed a deal with Comcast that will enable the US operator to buy common stock shares in Harmonic based on specific product sales.The warrant agreement is based on CableOS and other Harmonic sales and deployment milestones during the term of the deal.Harmonic president and CEO, Patrick Harshman, described the agreement as a “significant validation of our new product investment strategy”.“We are well positioned to further strengthen our partnership with Comcast, drive new growth and create value for our stockholders.”
While the night’s host will popular dancing instructor Tony Devenney.Paul’s Campaign Strictly Come Dancing is an all-ticket event, and admission is €10 with limit availability left.Doors open at 7pm, and more information is available by calling Francie (+447599141608) or [email protected] couples:Glitz and glamour as ‘Strictly’ fever hits Derry was last modified: October 28th, 2018 by Shaun KeenanShaun Keenan Tags: EVERGLADES HOTELPauls Campaign ShareTweet One of the organisers of the event Francie Coyle spoke of his excitement at bringing the event to the Everglades Hotel.“We are looking forward to having the Strictly at the Everglades,” he said. “It is going to be a fantastic night and all of the dancers and our dance teachers deserve a huge amount of credit, they have worked so hard.”“Derry and Donegal have always been known for its community spirit, and I’m hopeful that the people from both counties will come out in their numbers and support what will be a great night’s craic.”The McConomy Bradley Doherty Academy (MCBDA) will also perform a selection of dances from their World Champion Irish dancers. The Everglades Hotel is set to welcome a memorable night of the year on November 17th. A night of entertainment, thrills and possibly spills are expected as ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ comes to town.The popular event will feature two Donegal locals who will pull on their gladrags in a bid to impress judges and the audience with some slick new dance moves – all in aid of the sarcoma cancer awareness by Paul’s Campaign.Gaoth Dobhair locals Catronia Greene and Shannon Greene, who is a young ambassador to sarcoma cancer and Paul’s Campaign, will represent Donegal at the popular event.