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Bertelsmann invests in Indian Music Streaming Service Saavn


Pankaj Makkar, Managing Director of Bertelsmann India Investments, says: “We are delighted to be able to support Saavn’s impressive growth again after making our first investment in the company in December 2013. This investment fits perfectly into our strategy in India. We are pleased to be participating in a rapidly growing, digital media company in an up-and-coming market with huge potential.” Rishi Malhotra, CEO and co-founder of Saavn, says: “Music streaming is at the center of the music industry, and India is one of the most important m... Read More »

GFK: USA: Four in ten TV viewers are “Digital enthusiasts” – subscribe to 3+ online video services plus cable TV


TV Share of Clock – the first of four studies in GfK MRI’s new The Future of TV series – shows that more than a quarter (28%) of all TV viewing is now done via digital streaming. Accessing subscription or free online platforms via a computer or mobile device accounts for 16% of time spent with TV content; online streaming through a traditional TV set makes up another 9%; and 3% comes from other methods for accessing content, such as portable game consoles. The new report also reveals that 41% of TV viewers are “Digital Enthusiasts,” who subs... Read More »

Lux Prize 2015: the ten nominated films have been revealed


The Lux Film Prize is an award given out by MEPs to promote European cinema, make films accessible to larger audiences across languages and cultures, help promising productions circulate beyond their national market and encourage debate about values and social issues across Europe. The 10 films, selected by the Lux Prize's selection panel, cover a range of genres, stories, artistic approaches and messages with a special focus on exceptionally talented young directors. The following 10 list have been nominated (in alphabetical order): ... Read More »

Discover more Iconic Houses on Facebook!


On Facebook, we share additionally, the events that our members organize and all other interesting facts we find during our ongoing research. Divert yourself with its rich content: follow us on Facebook! ... Read More »

RV AppStudios takes to the clouds with exciting new matching puzzle adventure, Balloon Paradise


Belle has made an amazing discovery while floating in her hot air balloon. It's called Floatopia, a city made entirely of balloons, and its inhabitants are in peril. A great gust of wind has mixed all the colors and caused parts of the city to disappear. Only Belle can put things back in order. Good thing she's got the match-3 skills to do it! Balloon Paradise takes players on a wild journey through the clouds to discover exciting worlds filled with colorful puzzles to solve and bright balloons to pop, match and smash. Tons of unique power-u... Read More »

Fantasy writer K.L. Bone to be featured at Portland’s NW Book Festival


K.L. Bone, well-known author of several series of dark fantasy books, including Black Rose and the Rise of the Temple Gods, will be attending the NW Book Festival in Portland. Filled with authors and publishers, the public is welcome to attend book signings and see some of the newest trends and topics in books and publishing. All are welcome to come to this free event to meet K.L. Bone in person. WHAT: K.L. Bone featured at the NW Book Festival WHEN:    Saturday, July 25, from 11am - 5pm WHERE: Pioneer Courthouse Square, Portland, OR (... Read More »

CANAL+ acquires The Frankenstein Chronicles from Endemol Shine International


Commissioned by ITV, executive produced by Tracey Scoffield and produced by David Tanner for Rainmark Films Ltd, The Frankenstein Chronicles stars Sean Bean (Game of Thrones), Anna Maxwell Martin (The Bletchley Circle), Charlie Creed Miles (Ripper Street), Ed Stoppard (Cilla), Elliot Cowan (Da Vinci’s Demons), Hugh O’Conor (Chocolat), Joe Tucker (Bronson), Kate Dickie (Game of Thrones), Lalor Roddy (Hunger), Patrick Fitzsymons (Game of Thrones) and Richie Campbell (Waterloo Road). Robbie Gee (Snatch), Ryan Sampson (Plebs), Samuel West (Mr Selfr... Read More »

Endemol Shine Group’s Pointless deals in France and Netherlands


These latest deals for the international hit will see the format launch in the Netherlands for the first time and make a comeback in France. Endemol Shine Netherlands has been commissioned by public broadcaster AVROS/ TROS to produce 25 episodes of the game show where obscure knowledge is the key to success. Presented by Lucille Werner and Owen Schumacher, Pointless will air in an access daily slot this summer. Meanwhile Endemol France has struck a deal with France 3 which will see Pointless return to the channel where it previously aired... Read More »

COFFEE WITH THE DEVIL — by L Jane Huff (on


Brilliantly crafted short stories and insights, this book is a thought provoking stimulating, read, it reaches for the heart and soul, a christian message so needed in today's society, a way of saying its ok to dream for a better world, its important to understand the difference, we all can make in our world. Coffee with the devil has a comical spin on faith and family. l Jane huff a southern girl, well traveled and well aware of obstacles in life and how devastating a tragedy can be. Jane tries to embrace a deeper, part of the mind, and ... Read More »

Documentary on Happiness Looking for Interviewees


According to Deloitte's Shift Index survey -- 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs. The consumption of antidepressants is rising every year and the vast number of people taking antidepressants, live in the wealthiest countries in the world. It appears that although many who live in the Western World have access to material things they have not found the recipe for happiness. Tom Reissmann, the director and producer, is a travel videographer but he also helps people to follow their passion of living abroad and traveling by teaching ... Read More »

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