TeleXitos is an American Spanish language digital multicast television network, owned by the NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a subsidiary of the NBCUniversal Filmed and Entertainment division of NBCUniversal. Aimed at the Hispanic and Latin American community, the network airs a mix of dramatic television series from the 1970s to the 2000s and movies, with all programming consisting of shows dubbed into Spanish; the network traces its origins to Éxitos TV, a digital multicast network launched by Telemundo Station Group on January 28, 2012. The network was launched on the digital subchannels of Telemundo's owned-and-operated stations. On December 1, 2014, the Telemundo Station Group relaunched Éxitos as TeleXitos; the new format of the network would shift to focus on Spanish-dubbed reruns of drama and action series from the 1970s to the early 2000s, which in effect made the network a companion service with sister network Cozi TV and a competitor to several English language multicast networks specializing in archived programming including MeTV, Antenna TV and the Retro Television Network – with TeleXitos becoming the first Spanish language network in the U.
S. to focus on classic television programs. Telemundo Station Group chose to change the network's format in response to research illustrating the limited availability of action and adventure programs in Spanish. Barbara Alfonso, who served as programming and community marketing manager at NBC's Miami owned-and-operated station WTVJ, was appointed as director of network operations, handling responsibility of programming acquisitions, national advertising sales and digital operations. TeleXitos' programming focuses on action and adventure series and feature films from the 1970s to the 2000s, aimed at males between the ages of 25 and 54 years old. Much of the network's series acquisitions are sourced from the programming library of corporate sister NBCUniversal Television Distribution, although it features select programs from other distributors; the network was designed to complement existing programming content on sister network Telemundo, with stations affiliated with that network being given the option of scheduling daily blocks of local news and special events programming in place of shows airing on the national TeleXitos feed.
All of the network's content is presented in Spanish, consisting of dubbed versions intended for syndication in Latin American countries. TeleXitos broadcasts feature films each Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.. Eastern Time, with the film roster focusing on action, comedy film and western releases from the 1970s to the 2010s. Films featured on the network consist of releases by Universal Pictures, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate and 20th Century Fox; the A-Team Hercules: The Legendary Journeys Homicide: Life on the Street Law & Order Miami Vice Xena: Warrior Princess Knight Rider Funniest Pets & People Ripley's Believe It or Not He-Man and the Masters of the Universe She-Ra: Princess of Power Xploration Station T. J. Hooker Tarzan Guess with Jess VeggieTales As of September 2015, TeleXitos has current or pending affiliation agreements with television stations in 17 media markets encompassing 10 states, covering 27% of the United States. NBCUniversal broadcasts TeleXitos in most markets served by a station owned by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations group, either on subchannels of its Telemundo owned-and-operated stations.
The network is available on the digital subchannels of other television stations those affiliated with Telemundo. The network is available to stations on a barter basis, in which TeleXitos and its affiliates split the responsibility of selling advertising inventory as well as the commercial time allocated each hour; the network launched in markets reaching 20 million American households with at least one television set, as well as more than 4.5 million households with Latino and Hispanic residents. Telemundo Station Group sought carriage of the network on the digital subchannels of television stations owned by other broadcasting companies that own Telemundo-affiliated stations; the network was initially made available on Comcast Xfinity's Miami and West Palm Beach systems on digital channel 229. Cozi TV – co-owned English language digital broadcast network, specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1980s. Me-TV – competing digital broadcast network owned by Weigel Broadcasting, specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1980s.
Decades – competing digital broadcast network owned by Weigel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations, specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1980s as
Janet Lee Stevens was an American journalist, human rights advocate and scholar of popular Arabic theater. She lived in Beirut during the Lebanese Civil War and chronicled the experiences of Palestinian refugees before and after the Sabra and Shatila Massacre of September 16–18, 1982. Stevens died in the April 18, 1983 bombing of the U. S. Embassy in Beirut, for which a local Iranian-backed Shia militia claimed responsibility. In 2003, the family of Stevens and other American victims filed a lawsuit against the Iranian government, in 2005, a U. S. Federal District Court found Iran guilty of orchestrating the embassy bombing and ordered it to pay damages to the plaintiffs, including $13,449,000 to relatives of Janet Lee Stevens. Iran did not pay. Called "the little drummer girl" by Palestinians who knew her, Stevens inspired the writer John le Carré, who befriended her in Beirut, to write the novel The Little Drummer Girl, made into a film. Today, at the University of Pennsylvania, the Janet Lee Stevens Memorial Fund – whose early recipients in the 1980s included the literary critic Edward Said, continues to give grants to scholars whose work promotes Arab-American understanding.
Janet Lee Stevens was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on December 1, 1951, grew up in Atlanta, Georgia. She graduated from Northside High School, she attended Stetson University and earned a bachelor's degree in International Studies in 1972. She moved to Philadelphia to study Arabic literature at the University of Pennsylvania, started the PhD program in 1973 in the department of Oriental Studies, she won a fellowship to study Arabic at the Center for Arabic Study Abroad at the American University in Cairo in the 1974-75 academic year. Around this time she held a Fulbright scholarship. In the late 1970s and early 1980s she contributed articles to the journal MERIP Reports under her own name and pseudonymously as June Disney, she moved to Beirut in 1982, during the Lebanese Civil War, worked as a free-lance journalist and translator in association with several newspapers, including the Lebanese English-medium Monday Morning. At the time of her death she was finishing a PhD dissertation at Penn on popular Arabic theater, under the supervision of the Arabic literary scholar and translator, Roger Allen.
As a longtime human rights activist, associated with Amnesty International and other organizations, Stevens advocated for prisoners of conscience. In the early 1970s she researched cases of political prisoners in Tunisia under the regime of Habib Bourguiba. A colleague attributed the release of several Tunisian prisoners to her efforts. While living in Tunis in the 1970s, Stevens participated in an activist, leftist theater group; this group performed Arabic plays in private homes and markets for popular audiences. She was married during this time to the Tunisian playwright Taoufik Jebali, who years wrote dialogue for the acclaimed 1990 film of Férid Boughedir, Halfaouine: Boy of the Terraces. While living in Beirut in 1982 and 1983, Stevens visited the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps and became an advocate for the Palestinian residents, who were refugees of the 1948 Arab-Israeli War and their descendants. Writing under the pseudonym June Disney, she published, for example, an article on the Israeli use of cluster bombs and other advanced explosives in the war in Lebanon, the injuries that Palestinians in the Burj al-Barajneh camp sometimes sustained when they encountered them or picked them up.
During this time she volunteered at two of the refugee camp hospitals, called Akka Hospital and Gaza Hospital. The writer Kai Bird observed that some people at the time considered her a "partisan journalist" while others suspected her of working for an intelligence agency, she befriended Dr. Fathi Arafat, the medical doctor who founded and directed the Palestine Red Crescent Society, she knew Fathi’s brother, Yasir Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization, she interviewed him on several occasions. The Palestinians called Stevens "the little drummer girl" because of her staunch support for their cause. In 1982, she gave the British novelist David Cornwell known as John le Carré, a tour of the Sabra and Shatila camps. Stevens inspired the title of John le Carré’s novel The Little Drummer Girl, published in 1983, made into a film in 1984, developed as a BBC/AMS television miniseries in 2018. According to one source, Stevens and Le Carré became friends; the writer Kai Bird claimed that on August 8, 1982, shortly before Yasser Arafat's departure for Tunis, Stevens visited Arafat in his bunker, begged him not to leave with his PLO fighters, warned him of the dangers the Palestinian women and children would face if left alone in the camps.
Bird traced this account of Stevens’s meeting with Arafat to Imad Mughniyah, Arafat’s bodyguard at the time, who went on to become a leader in Hezbollah, the Lebanese Shi'ia Islamist militant party. Mughniyah orchestrated a string of kidnappings and attacks, including the Marine barracks bombing in Beirut of October 1983, the hijacking of TWA flight 847 in June 1985, the bombing of the Israeli embass
Saturn Bomberman is an action video game by Hudson Soft for the Sega Saturn. The twelfth installment in the Bomberman series, it was first released in Japan on 19 July 1996, in North America on 22 August 1997 and in Europe in 1997, it is best known for its multiplayer functionality for up to ten players. The game received mixed reviews upon release, with critics commenting that the game is enjoyable but fails to advance the Bomberman series beyond previous installments. Like most Bomberman games, Saturn Bomberman features a battle mode as well as a story mode. Along with them is a master mode in which the player races to finish a series of levels after which the player is given a rank based on how much time is taken; this time is saved to memory and kept on a scoreboard for future reference. The game features several new powerups. Saturn Bomberman utilises Dinosaur helpers, which are found as eggs released upon the destruction of a soft block. Dinosaurs come in three levels: babies and adults. Dinosaurs can only take one hit no matter.
If a player is riding a dinosaur when this happens, the dinosaur takes the hit instead of the player. As powerups are collected, a special meter at the top of the screen builds up. Once this meter is full, the dinosaur will grow one level, from baby to adolescent or adolescent to adult. However, in battle mode this system works differently. Whenever a player collects an egg while riding on a dinosaur, the dinosaur will grow; the player can jump off of the dinosaur at any time. Saturn Bomberman has a story mode which can be played single two-player; the story mode levels involve blowing up poles with glowing red orbs on the top while avoiding enemies, blowing up blocks and collecting powerups. Once all the Zarfs on a level have been destroyed, an exit appears. Upon entering the exit, Bomberman will do a victory pose a short cut scene takes place; the cut scene shows a piece of scenery moving out of the way Bomberman walks through, something closes up the way he came from. After the cut scene, the next level begins.
Saturn Bomberman supports up to ten human players on battle mode with 2 multitaps, 7 players with just one multitap, or two players without any multitaps. It is possible to combat against CPU-controlled opponents in battle mode. If the number of players in a game exceeds eight, the game is played on a widescreen arena, shrinking the characters and blocks to tiny proportions, making the playing field large; this disables many of the powerups including dinosaurs. The North American version supports the Sega NetLink for up to four player online via two players per console. Critics were split over Saturn Bomberman, it received enthusiastic reviews from Saturn Power's Dean Mortlock and Sega Saturn Magazine's Matt Yeo, who were impressed with the ten-player capability and the numerous modes and options. Yeo praised the game's accessibility, remarking, "Mastering power-ups and building on that initial buzz adds to the game's broad appeal but the fact that players can pick up a joypad and leap straight into the thick of things with the minimum of tuition is the real winning factor."
However, a reviewer for Next Generation and Jeff Gerstmann of GameSpot both felt the game failed to break out from the shadow of Super Bomberman 2. Gerstmann elaborated, "Since that classic game, every subsequent Bomberman game has mirrored it, while tacking on a few silly features that kept the game fresh without adding anything useful. Saturn Bomberman combines all these silly features into one game, giving you what should be the ultimate Bomberman game, but any serious Bomberman player has seen all this before." Next Generation similar opined that "the basic gameplay goodness of the series isn't tarnished, but the latest offering from Hudson Soft doesn't attain the classic status of SB2."Critics were not wholly sold on the 10-player feature, as most noted that the screen size used for ten players makes powerups and characters too small to discern on all but the largest television sets. They nonetheless concurred. Mortlock ventured that it is "Probably the best multi-player game you'll play."
GamePro noted that the screen is much less confusing if there are eight players or fewer, commented, "If you don't have a Sega multitap, Saturn Bomberman offers the perfect excuse to get one. If you don't have friends, this is a good opportunity to get some of them, too."The Story Mode and Master Mode were criticized by Matt Yeo for the frustratingly difficult AI and unforgiving boss fights, GamePro described them as "more a trial of your patience than a test of your skill." However, Next Generation contended that these modes are the one area where Saturn Bomberman exceeds Super Bomberman 2, as they "offer a decidedly less frantic puzzle-gamelike experience". Critics remarked that the graphics and music are limited and fail to advance the Bomberman series in any way. Most complained at the excessive length of time between the game's original release in Japan and its release in North America and Europe. Next Generation reviewed the Saturn version of the game in 1996, rating it four stars out of five, stated that "even a mediocre Bomberman game is still worth checking out, a must for gregarious Saturn fans."Electronic Gaming Monthly gave Saturn Bomberman the 1997 Game of the Year awards for "Saturn Game of the Year" and "Multiplayer Game of the Year".
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