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Technicolor to acquire Mr. X Inc., Toronto’s leading VFX Studio


The acquisition expands Technicolor’s VFX services globally to high-end television and international film markets. MPC will continue to address leading projects for both its studio and advertising clients, while Mr. X will focus on high-concept TV production, genre features and international film co-productions. Mr. X and its clients will also be able to access Technicolor’s post production portfolio, proven operational excellence and leading technology solutions. Mr. X will operate as Technicolor’s VFX brand for television and become a wholly... Read More »

Thales and JetBlue close LiveTV acquisition


Thales and JetBlue close the $399m LiveTV deal. The LiveTV deal strengthens Thales’s IFEC product and service offering with connectivity as a key driver. The acquisition increases Thales’s operational footprint in the USA and enhances the Group’s global IFEC presence. Passengers increasingly expect broadband connectivity at all times. Airlines want to enable their passengers to have access to this connected environment within the aircraft, allowing them to interact with both social media and professional networks in the air. The acquisit... Read More »

Aviva: Summer and Facebook – thieves love them both


Data from Aviva Canada clearly shows that residential burglary claims increase dramatically over the summer months. Compared to February – which has the lowest frequency of burglaries – July, August and September show an increase of 24%, 36% and 18% respectively. “While we are pleased to see a general trend of decline in the instance of burglaries, Canadians need to be reminded that a few simple steps can help make them less of a target for this crime,” states Wayne Ross. “Thieves know that homes are less occupied through the summer, so don’... Read More »

GDF SUEZ celebrates its commitment to football with Operation “Make Us Dream!”


Called "Make Us Dream!" (#FNR), this operation invites Internet users to pose with a football in an amazing place. The photos and videos to get the most votes will then be selected by a jury. The people who created them will win an extraordinary trip to Brazil or Spain. Operation "Make Us Dream!" aims to increase the profile and awareness of the GDF SUEZ brand amongst a new community of social network users. "The World Cup, a global event, is important for the Group for two reasons. Firstly, football is an effective vehicle for the Group's c... Read More »

Aviva launches MyAviva app for customers


And – just in time for the Aviva Premiership Rugby Finals on 31 May – the app also features exclusive Rugby content, giving rugby fans a great way to see highlights of the weekend’s action, get insights into the final and catch interviews with their favourite players. To encourage Aviva customers to download and explore the benefits of the MyAviva app, Aviva is giving away a free hot drink from Caffe Nero to the first 40,000 customers who download the app and register their customer details. Heather Smith, Marketing Director, Aviva UK, sa... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S® 5 Active™ available exclusively at AT&T stores and online


The device is also available for $27.50 per month with AT&T Next 18, $35.75 per month with AT&T Next 12 or $199 with a two-year agreement. Additionally, customers can save $50 on a Samsung Gear Fit when they purchase the Galaxy S 5 Active. With shock resistant, water resistant, and dust proof3 casing, the Galaxy S 5 Active has a variety of features that make it the ideal fit for active lifestyles: Press the convenience key on the side of the Galaxy S 5 Active to launch all of your apps related to outdoor activity, in one place for... Read More »

TV viewing experience redefined: verizon launches FIOS Quantum tv service in Massachusetts and Rhode island


This advanced TV-entertainment experience, which was launched in the two states today (May 28), is enabled by enhanced DVR control and storage and builds upon Verizon’s successful FiOS Quantum Internet service. With FiOS Quantum TV, Massachusetts and Rhode Island customers following the Red Sox as they attempt to repeat as world champions can record and watch every game and they can record dozens of episodes of their favorite TV shows – all in high definition, giving them more control and more storage to enjoy their content in ways they never c... Read More »

GfK builds TV Momentum with further investment in Genius Digital


The current engagement continues the strategic partnership established in September 2013. This investment helps GfK to better meet the increasingly complex analysis needs of Pay-TV operators by enriching its powerful audience measurement solutions with market research related service offerings unlocked by Genius Digital’s data capture and analysis technology. “Working with Genius Digital over the past six months has exceeded our expectations. We are impressed with the strength of the team and their unique solutions for the collection, integr... Read More »

Panasonic Varicam 35 and Varicam HS to make “tour” stops at abelcine LA and VTP Burbank in advance of cine gear expo


Winners of industry honors at the recent National Association of Broadcasters show, the VariCam 35 incorporates a newly-developed super 35mm MOS image sensor for superb 4K, UHD, 2K and HD acquisition, while the 2/3” VariCam HS features high-speed 1080p image capture of up to 240fps for the most demanding documentary, sports or SFX slow-motion applications. Panasonic Solutions for Business Panasonic delivers reliable business technology solutions that connect data with decision makers to drive better outcomes—for our customers and our cust... Read More »

Rocket fuel’s continued commitment to brand safety takes a big leap forward


As a co-author of the latest version 2.0 of the guidelines, Rocket Fuel has strengthened its commitment to provide marketers with increased brand safety, placement quality, and accountability. As Mike Zaneis, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, IAB, said, “The more interactive advertising businesses that are certified under the QAG 2.0 program, the closer the industry gets to establishing the kind of high-quality, transparent, and trustworthy marketplace that will drive greater brand dollars to digital. These companies are proving ... Read More »

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