Does Pandora for Cars Spell Death for Deejays?

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… dana oshiro Related Posts 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout The only reason streaming web music hasn’t completely killed all other forms of music distribution is the fact that it’s not available when you’re traveling across wireless networks – say, in a car. Well hold on to your hats and start canceling your satellite radio subscriptions, Pandora is taking to the road. According to a recent Paid Content article, Pandora announced a partnership with Pioneer at the Consumer Electronics Show. Pioneer will begin selling a device in March that detects users’ Pandora settings via their iPhones.Says Pandora CTO Tom Conrad, “Pandora still runs on your iPhone and controls access to the service, but all control and display elements [will be] shifted to the dash. This allows you to tune into your stations, play songs, give thumbs up/down, as well as get information (including album art) about the currently playing song, all with your iPhone safely tucked away in the glove compartment.”While the $1200 dollar price tag for the connection device is high, the fact that the service is free will theoretically save consumers from paying monthly radio subscription fees. As well, if Pioneer manages to partner with other music providers like Microsoft with Zune Marketplace, Spotify or MOG, then web subscriptions will simply be cross-platform music accounts. While Paid Content suggests that we’re looking at the end for satellite radio companies like Sirius XM, we think the greater effect of web-enabled cars might be the end of professionally curated music. Does web music spell death for disc jockeys? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. Photo Credit: Michael Ruizcenter_img 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#music#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…last_img read more

HC rejects plea to restart tonga race in Nagaur

first_imgThe Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday dismissed the State government’s petition seeking modification of its January 2016 order banning the controversial tonga race.A Division Bench headed by Justice Govind Mathur dismissed the application on the grounds that no material was available to establish that horses were not subjected to cruelty during the event.The tonga race would be held every year in the Jat-dominated Nagaur region. Amid heavy traffic, horse carts ran for 36 km on hard concrete or tarred road on the Mundiad-Kharnal-Nagaur route. The race formed a part of fairs dedicated to Lord Ganesha and Lord Tejaji.The High Court, however, had outlawed the event citing cruelty to horses. The last race took place at Mundiad in 2014.Public sentimentsFollowing this, several MLAs had approached Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje seeking to revive the race on the pretext of “public sentiments”.Jat leaders of the region, which is a hotbed of politics in Rajasthan, maintain that the race is a matter of people’s faith and religious traditions and does not involve any cruelty to horses. Hanuman Beniwal, an Independent MLA from Khinvsar, had demanded that the State government adopt the ordinance route, taking a cue from Tamil Nadu’s move on Jallikattu.Ms. Raje had recently promised to find a “positive solution” to the issue, while the political leadership and administrative machinery tried to get a legal way out to restart the event. SC examining matterThe High Court’s judgment has been challenged on the grounds that it had erroneously followed the ban on Jallikattu. A special leave petition against this judgment is pending in the Supreme Court. The apex court is examining whether horses can be equated with bulls at the event.The People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, which had filed an intervention application in the High Court, had pointed out that the State government had categorically agreed in its affidavit filed in the Supreme Court that tonga races were “inherently cruel” to horses.last_img read more

October 9 2006 Welcome to the October 1 2006

first_imgOctober 9, 2006 Welcome to the October 1. 2006 workshop participants. Back from left: Angela Truffa, Errin Turner, Jung Ju Lee, David Hutchens and Alfonso Elia. Front from left: Stanford Mandizha and Ilaria Ferraboli. [Photo & text: sa]last_img

Viacom is preparing to launch a raft of Paramount

first_imgViacom is preparing to launch a raft of Paramount movie channels internationally and the first launch will be in Spain.
In the wake of its quarterly results, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman told analysts that the company is preparing to launch channels programmed with content from Paramount Pictures globally.
“I think very rapidly in the next two to three years, you will see in many, many, many countries Paramount channels. The first will be in Spain,” he said. “We have several others lined up. There’s a lot of demand for the library movie channels and of course, Paramount is an exceptional library and brand. So I see a lot of opportunity in emerging markets with opening them up and opportunities in existing markets to launch more of our brands.”Viacom announced last April that Michael Armstrong had been upped to senior vice-president and general manager, BET International and Paramount Pictures Channels, with a remit to expand BET’s presence in global markets and to launch Paramount Pictures.
Spain is the first confirmed Paramount Pictures launch although Dauman did not specify timing.Paramount Pictures will be an international brand. In its domestic US market its content is screened on the Epix cable channel. Its current slate includes Hugo and The Adventures of Tintin, although a large number of new titles will be taken by free and pay TV channels that have output deals with the studio. Library fare includes the Star Trek movies as well as Friday the 13th, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Beverly Hills Cop.The news of the Spanish Paramount Pictures launch came as parent company Viacom reported first-quarter results.
Year on year net earnings in the quarter dropped 65%, taking the total to US$212 million (€161 million). The company blamed the effects of a lawsuit relating to the Rock Band video game and soft ratings at its kids network Nickelodeon for the slump. Overall revenue in the quarter was US$3.9 billion compared with US$3.8 billion a year earlier.last_img read more

Atlice has abandoned its attempt to acquire the le

first_imgAtlice has abandoned its attempt to acquire the leading Portuguese broadcaster and production group Media Capital in the face of lack of progress to secure regulatory approval of the deal.Altice said that, one year after signing the contract and with no outcome of the regulatory process in site, it was calling time on the merger.Altice has been trying to secure a green light from the Portuguese competition authority, the Autoridade da Concorrencia (AdC), for the acquisition of Prisa’s majority stake in Media Capital in the face of hositility from politicians, other operators and media groups in the country.The telecom giant, which owns the former PT Telecom/Meo telecom operator in Portugal, said that the decision to call a halt came after the contractual deadline for the agreement between it and Prisa was extended for two months in April to allow further time to secure approval from the antitrust watchdog.Altice laid the blame for the collapse of the merger squarely on the regulator. It said that it had proactively set out remedies in line with European Industry practice in the sectore but had encountered a “complete lack of openness” on the part of the AdC, despite both parties to the agreement being initially “confident of a positive assessment”.Atlice said that the AdC had not taken the necessary decisions to enable the impelemtnation of the agreement in a timely manner. It said that it had presented a comprehensive set of long-term commitments that could be monitored by an independent trustee, including the separation of various business areas, ensuring the TVI channel was avaialable to competing platforms at a far and non-discriminatory price and renunciation of exclusivity regarding conent.The telecom group said that “an opportunity has been lost” to create an integrated media and telecom company in Portugal that could compete with international digital giants, and pointed to the US court decision on the AT&T-Time Warner deal as evidience for the case that consolidation is vital if traditional media companies are going to survive competition with internet companies.The AdC initially opened its in-depth probe into the merger in February, after concluding that there was evidence that it could give rise to “significant impediments to competition” in several markets.last_img read more

Frances competition watchdog has decided to maint

first_imgFrance’s competition watchdog has decided to maintain certain obligations imposed on pay TV outfit Canal+ at the time of authorising the latter’s acquisition of French overseas territories telecom operator Mediaserv in 2014.The Autorité de la Concurrence is to maintain a number of obligations placed on the pay TV operator, which had initially been imposed for a five-year period, including a requirement to make its services available to other operators.The regulator has ruled that Canal+ will be obliged to treat Canal+ Telecom/Mediaserv and other internet service providers on the basis of equality because of the risk that the pay TV outfit could make its content available exclusively to its own subsidiary, or make it available to its subsidiary at more favourable terms than were available to rivals.The watchdog gave Canal+ relief on some of its obligations, including giving it the ability to bundle its internet offering with Canal+ International’s programming offer.The regulator conditionally approved Canal+ Overseas’ acquisition of a 51% stake in Mediaserv, the main alternative telecom operator in Guadeloupe, Martinique, French Guiana and Reunion, in 2014.last_img read more

The man in his late sixties was approached from

first_img“The man, in his late sixties, was approached from behind by three teenage males. “He was struck to the back of the head by one of the males who also grabbed his cap. “I would appeal to anyone with information, or who noticed anything suspicious in the area at that time, to contact police in Strabane on 101, quoting reference number 1470 of 25/07/19. Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime. ShareTweet POLICE investigating an assault on a man yesterday are appealing for witnesses. The attack happened in the Melvin Road area of StrabaneInspector Patton said: “We received a report of an assault on the male on the Melvin Road area of Strabane around 4.30 pm yesterday (Thursday 25th July). Teen males hunted after man in his 60s assaulted was last modified: July 26th, 2019 by John2John2 Tags: Inspector PattonMELVIN ROADPolicePSNIstrabaneTeen males hunted after man in his 60s assaultedlast_img read more