New deal ‘soon’ as NBA in multiple discussions to bring back games to Philippine TV

first_img2 village execs nabbed in Bohol buy-bust 400 evacuees from Taal eruption take refuge in Mt. Banahaw Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends PLAY LIST 08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Phivolcs: Cloud seeding in ashfall affected areas needs study DSWD Bicol donates P1.5M worth of food packs for Taal eruption evacuees “We’ll have an announcement soon, but right now I really can’t talk about specific discussions taking place.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘People evacuated on their own’ NBA Philippines Managing Director Carlo Singson during a roundtable discussion at the NBA PH office on Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOMANILA, Philippines—The NBA may be returning “soon” to Philippine television.NBA Philippines managing director Carlo Singson said the league is in “discussion with multiple groups” to bring back the world’s premier basketball association to the local cable and free broadcast.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptioncenter_img ‘Gago’ MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. As a stopgap solution, the league has started airing its games through the NBA Philippines Facebook and Twitter accounts with one game each getting live-streamed per day during Tip-off Week.READ: NBA to livestream select games in PH for free on Facebook, TwitterThat schedule, though, will change once Tip-off Week is over with NBA Philippines set to live stream a game each every Mondays and Thursdays.Singson admitted the negotiations are taking time, but fans should expect an update about the fate of the NBA airing here soon.“I think the discussions, unfortunately, are quite complex and will take a lot of time,” said Singson. “Ideally it would’ve been done by the start of the season but like I said discussions and talks take time.”ADVERTISEMENT “We think television is an integral part of our distribution strategy and we are in discussion, as you guys may have heard from different sources, with both local groups and international groups,” said Singson in a media round table Friday in the NBA’s Manila headquarters in Bonifacio Global City.READ: NBA disappears from pay TV; Sky Cable, Cignal negotiating new dealFEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4“Facebook and Twitter are two of those international groups, but we are in discussion with multiple groups.”The NBA has stopped broadcasting its games in Philippine televisions ahead of the 2019-2020 season after nearly two decades long agreement with Solar Entertainment ended. LATEST STORIES Ferrari aims for pole and to avoid team duel in Mexico View commentslast_img read more

2010 is a media not soccer event

first_imgThe 2010 FIFA World Cup is more than just a soccer event. It is both an opportunity and challenge for Africa, particularly its media, to use the occasion of this world event to counter the wrong perceptions of Africa by projecting the positive image and values of the continent globally.Only a fraction of the followers of the beautiful game will be physically present at soccer matches in South Africa. The large majority will depend on the media to bring them live action on the playing field.This was said by Mr Ben Egbuna when addressing the second 2010 National Communication Partnership Conference taking place today at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.Egbuna is director-general of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria and president of the African Union of Broadcasters.Download Ben Egbuna’s full presentation…[PDF: 384KB]He stressed that one of the challenges in hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup is that much more effort is needed to meet and even surpass the standards of previous hosts. Many critics expect a flawed and mediocre organisation of the tournament.To ensure this is not so, Africa must be shown to deliver service, display attitudes that will earn Africa a good reputation, ensure present benefits and guarantee future profit with friendly, hospitable and industrious people.“Africa is the host of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and South Africa is the stage”, Egbuna said at the Conference, which was organised by the 2010 National Communication Partnership. The Partnership includes communicators from government, business and civil society working together to take advantage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup for the country and the continent.The year’s Conference, themed “Africa’s time has come”, brings together marketers, communicators and other interested stakeholders from across Africa to discuss how to create a new and lasting impression of Africa that will encourage foreign investment and a global mind-change about the continent.Welcoming delegates to the Conference, the chairperson of the Communication Partnership, Mr Nkenke Kekana, said that communicators must take advantage of the opportunities created by the 2010 FIFA World Cup to project Africa positively.Yet communication is about much more than football, it “is part of a new moment in Africa’s history – a moment of growth, development, and the rebirth of the continent”.He stressed that hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup is a communication opportunity of a lifetime for South Africa and the African continent.This means going beyond showcasing soccer. It must express and promote unity, create a positive communication climate to promote development and opportunities, inspire the youth, market the country and continent within a common framework and messages, plus fostering African solidarity.Kekana also noted that the Conference was one of many processes in building partnerships across Africa.Download Nkenke Kekana’s welcoming address…[PDF: 53KB] and presentation…[PDF: 461 KB]What kept her awake at night, said Ms Yvonne Johnston, CEO of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), was that she felt so “sorry for the next World Cup hosts – they will find it very hard to beat the standard that we are going to set”.She spelt out what the event would do for Africa: grow investment, tourism, thus the economy and employment and give Africa global airtime in people’s headspace over a concentrated period of time which will help in changing perceptions.The 2010 event can be made an African World Cup by working towards changing perceptions of the continent, by African communicators using the world spotlight on the continent to profile the “majesty, spirit, energy, and successes of Africa” and communicate about legacy projects.Download Yvonne Johnston’s presentation…[PDF: 2 MB]Speaking at the Conference, Dr Danny Jordaan, CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee, said the 2010 FIFA World Cup will take forward a new element that came out of the previous World Cups – a festival for the fans. For those who could not attend the actual games, huge TV screens were put up in public spaces and in Germany 21 million people in twelve cities watched the 64 games.But, Jordaan stressed, the World Cup is about more than the game. It is also about supporting African Legacy programmes, such as promoting African Renaissance projects, developing the game of football and also its people – players and fans.He showed the progress made with the various stadia, stressing they are on track; and affirmed that South Africa would host the most successful World Cup.Download Danny Jordaan’s presentation…[PDF: 3.5 MB]Download all presentations…[ZIP: 5.8 MB]ENDSIssued by: Meropa CommunicationsOn behalf of: International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC)For more information, please contact:Claire Taylor: 011 772 1000/ 072 341 Dlamini: 011 772 1000// 082 686 Theys: 083 444 4755last_img read more

Why Instagrams Are The New Polaroids

first_imgFacebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Shutter speeds today take milliseconds not minutes, and they just keep getting faster. Instaprint is not going to reinvent the essence of a Victorian family photograph, but it is a pretty neat party trick for those who want to preserve the ephemeral. Each Instaprint box is set with location or a specific hashtag; any Instagram tagged with the location or hashtag will print from the Instaprint box, replicating the nostalgic photo booth. Instagrams are the new Polaroid despite the fact that the physical photograph is gone. At the very least, however, with technologies like Instaprint, we can at least make a subtle attempt at getting it back. Images via Flickr user brendastarr and the Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification alicia eler Today’s social networked world is about ephemeral imagery. Facebook asks users to document their lives on Timeline, and Flickr offers users a way to print photos. Yet there’s something that happens to a photo after it has been exposed to a social media audience – it has been seen by others. Its secretive nature is lost. We communicate with one another using visual imagery, not just voice and text. In some ways, it feels more natural – especially for the visually inclined – to communicate in this way. Photo inboxes are in our future. Where does a meaningful photo live? In the Victorian era, photographs were not readily available. If a family wanted to have a photograph taken, a photographer would have to come by the home. It required absolute stillness from the subject matter, the family.Photography has come a long way since the Victorian era. The daguerreotype became popularized during the Industrial Revolution. Color photography became popular in the early 20th century. Kodak emerged in 1888, making photography accessible to the masses. Kodak first introduced the Brownie camera and the idea of the snapshot as it were, in 1900. This is the antithesis of a Victorian family photograph – anyone can use it, it’s affordable and requires little to no planning or forethought. The most popular model, the Brownie 127, was sold between 1952-1967. Finally, people could freely capture the world around them. Edwin Land, founder of Polaroid Camera, released the Polaroid Land Camera Model 95, on February 21, 1947. It printed only sepia-tone; black-and-white film became available in 1950, and color appeared in 1963. In 1972, Polaroid introduced the SX-70 Land Camera, a single-lens reflex (SLR) with a built-in viewfinder; now the shooter could see what they were going to get before even taking the photo. The Polaroid aesthetic had arrived.In December 2008, the Polaroid Corp. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Four years later, in January 2012, Kodak filedfor Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. It was death by smartphone photography – and more specifically, by the iPhone.Instagram and the Revived Polaroid Photographic MomentThis brings me to Instagram. People use Instagram to capture those fleeting moments, but also to be part of an online community, or to connect with their Facebook community. Instagrams are like the Polaroid photo that, despite its physical death, is still alive as an aesthetic choice. Instagram has revived the Polaroid aesthetic. So now, how to make Instagrams more like Polaroids? Instaprint, a new location-based photo booth for Instagram, seeks to transform those Polaroid-esque Instagram photos into physical images. It has a chance at marrying the ephemeral photo found on social networks with the handspun quality of a once-in-a-lifetime image that may actually be worth 1,000 words. Which brings me back to the Victorian photograph. There is something inherently timeless and unique about the Victorian photograph. And that something is time – the time it takes to stage and capture the people in the photograph. It is the opposite of instant communication. It’s something that Polaroids, Brownie cameras or Instagrams cannot capture. It is time, elapsed. Related Posts Tags:#Photo Sharing Services#social networks#Social Web#web last_img read more

Moto E (Gen 2) 4G now available with special 4G offers on Flipkart

first_imgMoto E (Gen 2) 4G will now be available on Flipkart with additional bundled 4G data offers. This is a result of a collaboration between Flipkart and Airtel. The device will also be available as part of an ‘exchange offer’, under which consumers can get a discount of up to Rs 1,500 on the smartphone. Aside from this, Airtel will also be giving a 4G -ready SIM with double data on 4G networks, for the period of first six months. It is also doing the same with double 3G data, but for two months. Also, upon purchasing the device, users will get a free gift voucher worth Rs 500.The Moto E (Gen 2) 4G is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 SoC alongside 1GB RAM and sports a 4.5-inch qHD 540 x 960 pixel display.Other features include 5MP rear camera, and a VGA front camera, 8GB internal storage, expandable upto 32GB via microSd card, and 2,390mAh battery. The smartphone will run Android 5.0.2 Lollipop out-of-the-box. When it comes to connectivity, the device has 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0LE, GPS/A-GPS, GLONASS, FM radio, and Micro-USB.last_img read more