CTAM Eurosummit’15, Amsterdam. Linear free-to-air broadcasting is still the norm for German viewers, according to Dr. Markus Frerker, COO, ProSiebenSat.1. Read the story »
NBCUniversal International (NBCUI) is creating a multi-territory, regional hub aligning its Distribution and Networks business in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Read the story »
RTL Group saw its net profit in H1 increase by 73.8% year-on-year to €351 million. Read the story »
Ericsson has renewed its playout services contract with the UK commercial broadcaster ITV until 2024. Read the story »
Discovery Networks CEEMEA will launch its channel DTX on Volia in Ukraine on September 1. Read the story »
Germany’s largest cable operator Kabel Deutschland has made its high-speed internet access service with a data rate of up to 200Mbps available in further 25 cities and surrounding towns. Read the story »
Poland’s leading commercial broadcaster Polsat will launch six more channels by the end of 2016. Read the story »
Amazon isn't about to let Netflix launch in Japan without making a move of its own. The American internet giant has announced plans to bring Prime Video to the island nation this September, including its worldwide original shows (such as Mozart in the Jungle) as well as Japan-specific content. Sounds exactly like what you'd expect for a regional expansion, wouldn't it? You may think differently when you see how little Japanese residents will pay, however. They'll get Prime Video as part of their existing Prime subscription, which costs a mere ¥3,900 per year ($32) -- that's a bargain when many Americans are paying three times as much for largely the same thing. That rock-bottom pricing might be necessary, though, as being a US streaming powerhouse is no guarantee of success across the Pacific.
Source: Amazon.co.jp (translated)
Tags: amazon, amazonprimeinstantvideo, amazonprimevideo, hdpostcross, internet, japan, PrimeInstantVideo, streaming
It's a mod, mod world when a universe-destroying Reaper from the Mass Effect series invades Grand Theft Auto V's Los Angeles stand-in, Los Santos. What you see up above is the result of Flickr user berdu applying the pretty self-explanatory "Mass Effect 3 Reaper as Blimp" modification to the PC version of Rockstar's stick-up simulator. It looks awesome and there's video of it in action after the break. As creator JJxORACLE writes on the (currently in beta testing) tweak's download page, sometimes the vanguard of our destruction will disappear from the skies completely and there doesn't seem to be any collision detection here. Oh, and its legs can touch the ground while it moves every now and again, because, you know, it's replacing Los Santos' legless blimp.
Tags: bigpicture, gaming, GrandTheftAuto, gtav, hd, hdpostcross, masseffect, mods, pcgaming, reapers, rockstargames, thebigpicture
Deadly Premonition might not be a "good" game, technically speaking, but it's wormed its way into the hearts of a very passionate cult following. With that in mind, this seemingly years-late collector's edition of eccentric Japanese developer Hidetaka "Swery" Suehiro for the PlayStation 3 (fits with the game's weirdness, right?) is packed to the gills with goodies for the fans. Custom deck of playing cards? Check. A 30-page hardcover art book? Present and accounted for. There's a soundtrack packed into the pretty swanky collector's box, the game's director's cut and a download code for additional content so you can while away a few more hours with special agent York in this very Twin Peaks Pacific Northwest, too. Perhaps best of all? The Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut - Classified Edition will only run you $50 and it releases November 24th.
Via: Wario64 (Twitter)
Tags: boxset, collectorsedition, DeadlyPremonition, gaming, hd, hdpostcross, playstation, ps3, swery65
The new Swiss TV channel German media company ProSiebenSat.1 is currently preparing will carry the name Puls 8. Read the story »
Religious TV broadcaster Hope Channel will transmit its German-language channel in HD quality on Astra (19.2° East) from September 1, 2015. Read the story »