BT TV is a subscription IPTV service offered by BT, a division of United Kingdom telecommunications company BT Group, and was originally launched as BT Vision in December 2006. As of the end of 2015, BT TV has 1.4 million customers, BT TV provides on-demand content,28 extra entertainment channels,9 extra childrens channels,11 Movie channels and 5 live sports channels. BT Sport channels are available in SD and HD through IPTV signals, BT Sport, ESPN and AMC from BT are now available in non-fibre areas over IPTV using copper multicast where available. BT started rebranding its TV services – Vision and BTs YouView service as BT TV between May and August 2013. On 11 April 2014, BT announced that the original Vision service will be closed down as of 30 June, the Vision service was, after August 2013, solely used to broadcast Sky Sports, as well as BT Sport for non-Infinity customers. In January 2001, the ban was lifted, BT Vision was launched on 5 December 2006, competing with Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk Plus TV.
Initial industry reaction was positive although there was criticism that set up costs were expensive. In May 2007, BT Group launched an advertising campaign for BT Vision. BT Vision was the second IPTV television platform in the UK, the aim was to attract hundreds of thousands of customers by the end of 2007 and 2–3 million in the medium-term. However, adoption was slow and by February 2008 BT Vision had just 150,000 customers, BT Vision have the right to offer on demand coverage of 125 matches each season from the Football League and League Cup. This service ceased prior to the start of the 2010–11 season, BT Vision made a deal with American sports TV company ESPN for carriage of its new channel which replaced Setanta on DTT. On 7 January 2008, BT reached a deal with Microsoft where the latters Xbox 360 console will provide BT Vision on demand content, the service was due to launch in mid-2008 but never materialised. On 28 June 2010, BT and Sky signed an agreement where Sky Sports 1 and 2 will be available for BT Vision customers and this came a year after BT stopped offering Setanta Sports 1 &2 on Vision after Setanta lost the rights to broadcast Premier League football.
On 22 March 2012, it was announced that BT would offer UKTV original content on-demand from in the day. Featured programmes include, James Martins Mediterranean, Choccywoccydoodah, Extreme Makeover, Home Edition, Celebrity Fantasy Homes, Tool Academy, Amazing Planet, as part of the deal, UKTV started streaming linear channels to BT Vision set top boxes in 2012. The first three were Watch, GOLD and Alibi further channels, Good Food and Home were to launch at a date. Dave and Yesterday will likely not launch on the service as they are available on Freeview. On 11 April 2012, BT and Fox International Channels announced that from late 2012, BT Vision customers were able to watch many of the top shows, up to seven days after transmission on-demand and watch library programmes on-demand
BuzzFeed is an American internet media company based in New York City. BuzzFeed was founded in 2006 as a lab, focusing on tracking viral content, by Jonah Peretti. Kenneth Lerer, co-founder and chairman of The Huffington Post, started as a co-founder, the company has grown into a global media and technology company providing coverage on a variety of topics including politics, DIY, animals and business. In late 2011, Ben Smith of Politico was hired as editor-in-chief to expand the site into serious journalism, long-form journalism, the website has met criticism over accusations of plagiarism. While working at the Huffington Post, Peretti started BuzzFeed as a project, in 2006. In the beginning, BuzzFeed employed no writers or editors, just an algorithm to cull stories from around the web that were showing stirrings of virality, perettis first hire was Peggy Wang, whom hed taught as a student at a private high school in New Orleans. The site initially launched an instant messaging client, BuzzBot, which messaged users a link to popular content, the messages were sent based on algorithms which examined the links that were being quickly disseminated, scouring through the feeds of hundreds of blogs that were aggregating them.
Later, the site began spotlighting the most popular links that BuzzBot found, Peretti hired curators to help describe the content that was popular around the web. In 2011, Peretti hired Politicos Ben Smith, who earlier had achieved attention as a political blogger. In August 2014, BuzzFeed raised $50 million from the capital firm Andreessen Horowitz. The site was valued at around $850 million by Andreessen Horowitz. BuzzFeed generates its revenue through native advertising that matches its own editorial content. Buzzfeed uses its familiarity with media to target conventional advertising through other channels. In December 2014, growth equity firm General Atlantic acquired $50M in secondary stock of the company, in August 2015, NBCUniversal made a $200 million equity investment in Buzzfeed. In October 2016, BuzzFeed raised $200 million from Comcast’s TV and movie arm NBCUniversal, BuzzFeeds first acquisition was in 2012 when the company purchased Kingfish Labs, a startup founded by Rob Fishman, initially focused on optimizing Facebook ads.
On October 28,2014, BuzzFeed announced its next acquisition, the Torando team was to become BuzzFeeds first data engineering team. BuzzFeed produces daily content, in which the work of staff reporters, syndicated cartoon artists, popular formats on the website include lists and quizzes. In that year, BuzzFeed deleted over 4000 early posts, apparently because, as passed, they looked stupider and stupider
EastWest Studios is a recording studio complex located at 6000 West Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. Originally constructed by Bill Putnam in the 1960s, the studios are owned by sound developer Doug Rogers. The studios sister company, EastWest Sounds, has been known for its award-winning virtual instrument libraries. EastWest Studios was first known as Western Studio, one half of the United Western Recorders studio complex located on 6000 and 6050 West Sunset Boulevard, in 1984, United Western Recorders was sold and renamed to Ocean Way Recording. In 1998, the former Western Studio half at 6000 Sunset was divided from Ocean Way Recording, sold, in 2002, Cello Studios ceased operation. On January 17,2006, Doug Rogers acquired ownership of 6000 Sunset, Rogers commissioned designer Philippe Starck to refurbish and redesign the artist lounges and reception areas, which had previously suffered water damage. Careful to preserve the integrity of the recording facilities and Rogers implemented a brand new design to create “a place where artists can meet, mingle.
In March 2009, the studios, renamed EastWest Studios. Since then, it has offered services to many clients, EastWest Studios consists of three main studios. Studio 2s live room measures 35 x 24, with a 10 x 14 isolation booth and 8 x 6 vocal booth, the smallest of the rooms, Studio 3, is 31 x 15 with a Steinway piano and a Classic Trident A Range Console. All three rooms are fit with Flying Fader Automation and ATC main monitors, the studio complex currently houses the offices of EastWest Sounds Virtual Instruments, which are recorded in EastWest Studios. One of the companys most recent endeavors was their Hollywood Brass, the Hollywood Orchestral Library series is, according to EastWests webpage for the libraries, one of the most detailed orchestral sample libraries in the world. One of the companys most known libraries is their Symphonic Orchestra library, the library was conceived by American producers Doug Rogers and Nick Phoenix and brought to Grammy-winning recording engineer Professor Keith O Johnson.
Recording took place in a 2500-seater concert hall, starting in August 2002, the resulting multi-channel recordings would be edited for nearly another year. 4 editions of the library have been released, Silver and they produced Symphonic Choirs in 2005, focusing on choir vocals
DHX Media is a Canadian media production and broadcasting company. Formed in 2006 by the merger of Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film Company, the company is the largest independent owner of childrens television programming in the industry. In 2013, DHX entered the industry with its acquisition of the Canadian specialty service Family Channel. Decode Entertainment was established 1997 by Steven DeNure, Neil Court, King, Naughty Naughty Pets, Ollivers Adventures, Rainbow Fish, The Side Show Christmas, Urban Vermin, Watership Down, Little Ninjas Karate, What About Mimi. Animal Mechanicals, Bo on the Go, Frannys Feet, The Mighty Jungle, Poppets Town, The Save-Ums and Plumos Mysteries. DHX Toronto currently co-produce Super WHY. with New York City-based Out of the Blue Enterprises for PBS Kids in the USA and they currently co-produce Emmas Theatre for Disney Junior in the USA & Kids CBC in Canada. Halifax Film Company was established by former Salter Street Films executives Michael Donovan, the company produced television shows such as the satirical comedy This Hour Has 22 Minutes, childrens stop-motion series such as Poko and Lunar Jim, CGI productions such as Bo on the Go.
The Mighty Jungle and Animal Mechanicals, as well as the dramas The Guard, the byline reads a DHX Media Company exactly like that. The logo has a line sandwiched inbetween halifaxfilm and the DHX Media byline, the DHX Media name derives from the combination of the names Decode and Halifax from the 2006 merger between Decode Entertainment and Halifax Film Company. Studio B Productions got acquired by, and became a subsidiary of DHX Media on December 4,2007, a reverse merger deal with Entertainment One was considered in 2008, but got dropped in 2008 as well. On March 25,2008, DHX Media acquired Bulldog Interactive Fitness, on September 8,2010, all related subsidiaries and divisions were rebranded under the label DHX Media. On September 14,2010, DHX Media acquired WildBrain, the acquisition of Cookie Jar Group by DHX Media closed on October 22,2012. In May 2013, DHX introduced three premium, subscription-based channels on YouTube, DHX Junior, DHX Kids, and DHX Retro, DHX executive Michael Hirsh explained that the offerings were meant to leverage the companys library and the growth of digital distribution in the childrens television market.
DHX was among the first 30 content partners for YouTubes premium channel platform, the deal was approved by the CRTC on July 24,2014, and closed on July 31,2014. The channels were incorporated into a new unit, DHX Television, in early 2014, DHX Media acquired Epitome Pictures, the producers of Degrassi, but Epitome did not own international distribution rights. Other shows in the purchase included Lunar Jim, Beast Wars, nerd Corps Entertainment, a Canadian animation studio founded by former Mainframe Entertainment producers Asaph Fipke and Chuck Johnson, was acquired by DHX Media on December 24. DHXs Disney-branded channels were re-branded as Family Jr
Rodeo FX is an award-winning international visual effects company specializing in projects in the film and advertising industry. The company currently has studios in Montreal, Los Angeles and Quebec City, Rodeo FX was founded in 2006 in Montreal, Canada by Sébastien Moreau and started producing visual effects for feature films in 2007. In 2013, the company started producing visual effects for television for the first time, in early 2014, it expanded outside of Montreal for the first time, opening an office in Quebec City, which now employs 35 animators and VFX-artists. In December 2014, following its acquisition of the VFX company Hatch FX, according to Jordan Soles, Rodeos vice president of technology and development, the step was taken to bring the company closer to the studios and the film development process itself. The company has received three Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Effects for its participation in the TV series Game of Thrones as well as three HPA Awards for the same series
Fox Atomic was a production label of film studio 20th Century Fox created in 2006 to generate comedy and genre films. In 2008, following overall disappointing results, Fox Atomic scaled back its production operations, in 2009, the label was shut down, with films in development transferred to other Fox labels. In 2006, it was announced that Fox Atomic was going to one of their launching movies a remake of the 1984 film Revenge of the Nerds. After two weeks of filming, an executive at Fox Atomic viewed the films dailies and made the decision to stop production of the film, the films cancellation was due to potential filming location Emory University refusing to lend its campus to the production. Fox Atomic Comics Fox Atomic at the Internet Movie Database