Daily Archive: August 22, 2011

Aug 22

PhD scholarship: Community uses of digital storytelling and co-creative media

Tweet Applications are invited for a Queensland University of Technology (QUT) Faculty-based scholarship to support a PhD project (3 years) that investigates the links between community arts, media, storytelling, and creative participation. This Research Higher Degree (RHD) project will be undertaken in conjunction with an Australian Research Council-funded Linkage with industry. The successful applicant will …

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Aug 22

Approval granted for Disney to downlink to India

Tweet The Walt Disney Company India has received permission to broadcast and downlink in India, although these new activities are not to involve any foreign direct investment. The proposal has been cleared by the Indian Government’s Foreign Investments Promotion Board (FIPB), according to Indiantelevision.com. Read more: Approval granted for Disney to downlink to India | …

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Aug 22

New Bollywood channel UTV Stars launches in India and the UAE

Tweet UTV Stars, the new HD TV channel dedicated to all things Bollywood, was launched on 18 August across both India and the UAE simultaneously. Etisalat’s over the top (OTT) television network e-vision will now provide the United Arab Emirates’s sizeable Indian community with the new movie-based speciality channel, which is also the first Indian …

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Aug 22

Will Google Be Good for Cable?

Tweet Several engineers with top MSOs tell Light Reading Cable that Google (Nasdaq: GOOG)’s potential involvement in their business, through the purchase of Motorola Mobility Inc. (NYSE: MMI), stands to infuse cable with plenty of innovation — despite the fear, uncertainty and doubt the deal is injecting into the industry. Motorola’s patent trove is the …

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Aug 22

MCOT set to be first Thai HD broadcaster

Tweet Thailand’s MCOT Plc, the listed broadcaster of Modernine TV, has rented a new K-Band satellite transponder to provide up to 10 satellite television channels in both standard and high-definition (HD) video, the Bangkok Postreports. MCOT President Tanawat Wansom said the company had spent 150 million baht (US$5 million) renting the K-Band system transponder since …

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