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Donna Thomas, an expert in the digital media space, Joins Visual Data Media Services as Senior VP of Sales, Americas

Donna Thomas, an expert in the digital media space, Joins Visual Data Media Services as Senior VP of Sales, Americas

LOS ANGELES, Calif., United States, 26-Jan-2021 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Visual Data Media Services, a leading entertainment services company serving studios and distributors globally with end-to-end content management and digital media supply chain solutions, announced today that industry veteran Donna Thomas has joined the company’s senior leadership team as Senior Vice President of Sales, Americas.

Prior to joining Visual Data, Thomas was Senior Vice President of Sales at Vubiquity. She has also been responsible for formidable revenue growth at global brands such as Technicolor, Deluxe, Ascent Media and Discovery Networks. An expert in the digital media space, Thomas has worked in every aspect of the content supply chain from creation through distribution. Thomas’s addition to Visual Data’s senior leadership team is the latest move in the company’s next phase of growth. Late last year, Visual Data announced a strategic investment from Endeavour Capital to build on Visual Data’s industry leadership and support its continued momentum.

“Putting the customer first is my main priority. I’ve long admired Visual Data for embodying its commitment to providing world-class customer service,” said Thomas. “I see our role in the industry as listening to our customers and providing them with solutions to grow their business. It’s particularly critical now as the media industry is experiencing unprecedented change. I believe that Visual Data is perfectly positioned to rise to the challenge of leading the industry by providing innovative, scalable offerings and serving its customers with excellence.”

“Donna is a highly respected and experienced industry leader, and is the perfect addition to our senior leadership team,” said Kim Lawrence, Executive Vice President, Global Client Operations, Visual Data. “Donna has a proven ability to resolve complex issues and manage high performing teams. We are confident that her extensive experience and deep industry knowledge will be key to delivering unparalleled value to our customers. Donna inherently understands that the customer is the single most valuable asset a company can have and she is driven by an unrelenting pursuit of customer-driven focus and an unrivaled customer experience. This aligns perfectly with Visual Data’s values.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

EMMY WINNERS GIVE KUDOS TO THECGBROS CGINSIDER PODCAST

Using an Animated Avatar of Himself, Digital Media Professional, Bill Johnston, Co-founder of the Popular TheCGBros YouTube Channel, Earns Praise for His Performance in a Video Podcast Preview Provided to a Special Panel of Members of the Voice Acting Academy.

SAN DIEGO, CA, 2021-Jan-06 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — TheCGBros, a Third-party aggregation YouTube Channel becoming an integral part of many short films’ release strategies, conducted a highly successful beta test of the first episode of their now-in-production podcast series, TheCGBros CGInsider Podcast. Bill Johnston, co-founder of TheCGBros YouTube Channel with his brother, Shaun Johnston, delivered the program content solo, in “talking head” format, but future episodes will see participation from Shaun and from influential guests, as well. Of special interest is that, although Bill spoke as himself, he did it through the novel medium of an animated avatar, possibly a first in the industry. The avatar was designed and executed by co-founder, Shaun Johnston.

The program content is intended for consumption by people with a wide variety of tastes and interests, especially fans of short videos. The subject matter will also be of general interest to students of CGI as well as both entry-level and professionals in the field. The premiere episode in the podcast series was released to the public on TheCGBros YouTube Channel at Midnight January 5, 2021. The series will be rolled out on other streaming platforms weekly on Tuesdays.

The test episode, which runs approximately 20 minutes long, is entitled “What is CGI?” Podcast titles scheduled for the remainder of January include: “Can You Describe the Different Jobs That Relate to Creating a CGI Film,” “Are There Examples of Current CGI in Films That Are So Well Done That They are Undetectable?” and “How Can I Get a Job in Gaming?”

The venue used for the test was an online weekly meeting of the Voice Acting Academy’s “Conductors Club” (VAACC.) The VAACC is a membership support service open to voiceover talent at all levels of experience for the purpose of helping them to advance their voiceover career and to help them get more work. Membership in the VAACC includes weekly live coaching sessions directed by Voiceover Guru, James Alburger, who says that the monthly cost of membership is a lot less than the usual cost of a single hour of private coaching. ConductorsClub sessions are conducted using Zoom, a cloud-based peer-to-peer software platform app that allows virtual video and audio conferencing, webinars, live chats, screen-sharing, and other collaborative capabilities. Information on VAACC is available at https://voiceacting.com/conductorsclub.

The test involved a three-member panel of long-time members of the VAACC. Participating in the test were James Alburger, Tom Daniels, and George Asteri. Senior member of the panel, James Alburger, of San Diego, author of the book commonly used as a required text in college-level voiceover classes, “The Art of Voice Acting,” now in its 6th edition, asserted, “That’s really nice. Very interesting, very thorough, very effective.” Alburger is an 11-Time Emmy® Winner for Sound Design, and owner of The Voice Acting Academy and CIGMA Media. He is also an Engineer, Voice Acting Coach, and Executive Producer/Director for Film, Video, and other media. Alburger operates the websites VoiceActing.com and at cigmamedia.com. Panelist Tom Daniels averred, “That was awesome. Very informative and entertaining. It held my attention all the way through. What surprised me most was that the first use of computer generated imagery dates all the way back to 1958 in the Alfred Hitchcock film, Vertigo.” Daniels is an Emmy®-winning Voice Actor/Executive Producer who lives in Massillon, Ohio. You can listen to Tom’s sound demos here TomDanielsVoiceDemos and reach him at tomdanielsvoice@gmail.com. The third member of the panel, George Asteri, opined, “That was an excellent summary and gave a really good understanding of CGI. It really informed me.” Asteri, who lives in Saginaw, Michigan, has been acting for his entire life. As a Shakespearean trained actor, Asteri has performed on stage with such notable stars as Christopher Walken in Richard II, and Nicholas Pennell in Richard III. He has also played leading roles in many stage plays, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet. As a voice actor, Asteri has voiced national, local and cable commercials, shared his narration talent with a large Michigan school district film production, narrated for audiobooks, and has made several recordings for Internet clients. Asteri operates a website at https://www.GeorgeAsteri.com where he has provided his email address and telephone number.

Bill, when asked to describe his company’s vision for entering the wildly-expanding, somewhat chaotic podcast marketplace responded, “Well, we believe that mounting up a podcast series not only continues, but builds on our long-standing mission, which from Day-One has been to curate the highest quality professional-level CG content from around the world, as well as to provide insights and inspiration to our two main constituencies: the producers of video content and the consumers of that content. Simply stated, we help the second group — the consumers — by providing them with high quality video content, and we help the first group — the producers of video content — or as we call them,‘New Media Producers,’ by providing them access to a ‘destination site’ where members of the second group can come and discover their works. And by destination, we mean, specifically, a proven, well-established place, with a great reputation for streaming quality videos, where people who love our content know they can come to see outstanding videos that were created with the ‘blood, sweat, and tears’ suffering (not to mention loss-of-sleep) of artists with great talent but with little-to-no prospects to obtain timely significant Media Reach on their own. The proof is in the pudding — as we speak, we have more than 3.5 Million subscribers to our channel; that number is increasing by approximately 40,000 per month, and we are averaging more than 20 million views per month. And, we’ve aggregated almost 1.25 Billion views since we launched our channel. These statistics don’t tell the whole story, of course, but they put us, according to SocialBlade, the social media statistics website that tracks and measures growth, near the top 4,000 in YouTube subscriber ranking and near the top 3,000 in YouTube video view ranking.”

Responding to a further question, “How, specifically, will your podcast series contribute to the accomplishment of your mission,” Johnston explained, “As a forward-looking company in the entertainment business, we’re always on the alert to detect changes that are happening in the entertainment marketplace. What we’ve seen is a growing trend that people want more engagement with great Internet sites that they have gotten to know and have grown to love. Given the rapid increase in the number of podcasts available in the marketplace, we figured a podcast would be a great way, not only to meet our fans’ desires for a higher level of engagement with us, it would also be a great way for us to enhance the value we can add to providing curated videos to our viewers. We are also creating the company infrastructure necessary to support a fan club. We think that will provide even more of the engagement
that fans want.”

Bill Johnston is an established Digital Media Professional with 22 years of experience, the last 18 years within the console-gaming industry. There, he has been involved in Creative Direction/Supervision, Project/Team Management, Dynamic Simulations, and Fluid Dynamics involving Rigid Bodies and Soft Bodies, Particles, and Sprites. He has also managed the production of cinematic FX animation for industry leaders such as Activision/Blizzard, Sony Computer Entertainment of America, and Bungie. He has specialized in in-depth work in the areas of Pre-Visualization, Pre-Rendered FX/Cinematic Cut-Scenes, Promotional Projects and Real-Time Future-Gen FX for Game Environments. Johnston has worked on more than 45 AAA game titles played on personal computers, as well as on Sony’s Playstation, and Microsoft’s Xbox consoles. The titles include, among others, game series such as the CALL OF DUTY,DESTINY, RESISTANCE, UNCHARTED 2, LAIR, WARHAWK, GOD OF WAR, and SOCOM 3. He is currently working on another high-profile game franchise creating FUTURE-GEN FX for next-gen Platforms.

Shaun Johnston is a professional CGI artist and animator in the video games industry with over 27 years of experience, with a broad background in creating 3D animation including previsualization, VFX, and cinematic sequences for PC and Console game trailers, and in-game Cut-Scenes. Today, he is a full-time 3D Animator. He has worked for several industry-leading video game companies including Sony Computer Entertainment America, Gearbox Software, Sony Online Entertainment, Daybreak Game Company. Shaun has also worked on numerous game titles including the billion-dollar Massively Multiplayer Online Game (MMO) franchise EVERQUEST, the Guinness World Record-holding FPS PLANETSIDE 2, and one of first successful battle royale games, H1Z1.

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Endeavour Capital invests in Visual Data Media Services

LOS ANGELES, Calif., United States, 18-Nov-2020 — /EPR INTERNET NEWS/ — Visual Data Media Services, a leading entertainment services company serving studios and distributors globally with end-to-end content management and digital media supply chain solutions, announced today it will partner with Endeavour Capital, a mid-market investment firm, to support Visual Data’s next phase of growth. John Trautman, founder and CEO and Symon Roue, managing director of the company’s European division, will remain shareholders and will continue to lead the company with the current management team.

Since its founding in 1995 in Burbank, CA, Visual Data has grown organically and through acquisitions. The company offers media supply chain and localization services on a global basis, with operations in the US, UK, and India. In recent years, as content production needs and direct-to-consumer digital entertainment offerings such as Netflix, Disney+, Apple+ continue to grow, Visual Data has been recognized as an industry leader for its outstanding customer service and innovative technology. For the second year in a row, the company won the prestigious Netflix Preferred Fulfillment Partner of the Year – Americas (high volume), improving their on-time rate by +4%.

With Endeavour Capital’s support, Visual Data’s management will build on its industry leadership, capitalize on entertainment industry digital trends, and continue the company’s current momentum with further investments in its service offerings, expansion of its global footprint and strategic acquisitions.

“I’m excited about this next chapter, we have built a great foundation and are ready to build on that to create something game-changing for our industry,” said Trautman. “This is a booming time for entertainment, our clients’ needs are growing, and we are well-positioned to meet those needs. We will continue to expand services to provide a true end-to-end solution for our clients, as well as focused development of our Vida content management service.”

“We chose Endeavour Capital as a highly aligned partner to invest in Visual Data, due to their fantastic reputation, and long-term approach to investing,” said Roue. “The team is looking forward to scaling our presence in new territories, entering new markets and investing in our new technology platform.”

To accelerate the Visual Data’s next stage of growth, Henry Shapiro will join the company’s board of directors as Lead Director. Shapiro is also Chairman of MarketCast, a global entertainment research and analytics company.

“I’m looking forward to working with John and his team to support the Company’s ambitious growth plans, said Shapiro. “As an industry leader, Visual Data is well positioned to take full advantage of the strong dynamics underlying this growing sector of the entertainment economy.”

Leland Jones of Endeavor Capital said “Endeavour is very excited to be investing in the Visual Data team. The company has a great foundation and reputation for service quality and we want to help them build on that through innovation and investments in new capabilities.”

SOURCE: EuropaWire

Absolutely “POSI+IVE”: Two-Spirit pop artist Tony Enos releases career defining album as a person openly living with HIV

Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2020-Jul-1 — /EPR Network/ — “I know faith can move mountains, and yes I’m absolutely positive.” That line alone from the title song of out pop icon Tony Enos’ 4th studio album encapsulates the past 14 years of his living with HIV.

Enos’ new album is called “POSI+IVE,” and it chronicles the Two-Spirit singer/songwriter/producer’s journey of thriving as a person living with HIV (PLWH) since his diagnosis in July of 2006. But the inspiration for the album didn’t come until Enos opened the United States Conference on AIDS on August 5th, 2019 in Washington, DC.

“Here I was in this amazing affirming space for PLWH, and I’m hiding this huge secret about myself from everyone,” admits Enos.

“Secrets keep you sick, and I’m tired of carrying it. It’s not doing anyone else any good by my hiding it. Least of all me.”

“POSI+TIVE” doesn’t hide anything. While the the record is positive and uplifting, and maintains a pop music genre labeling, “POSI+IVE” boasts an eclectic offering of acoustic love ballads, EDM, R&B, and New Country. Enos has masterfully penned songs about finding and losing love, navigating toxic relationships as a PLWH, self-worth, socio-political themes and issues, and of course thriving with HIV.

Writing and producing the entire album himself along with his assistant vocal producer and sister Vienna Enos, he is no slouch in the production area, and his impeccable vocal performance on this album is his finest yet.

While ballads like “Losing Season,” and “He Was So Beautiful,” show off a more vulnerable Enos, EDM tracks like “Based On A True Story,” and the timely acoustic-anchored “This Close To Freedom,” gives T-Bones the essentials they’re looking for.

At the heart of the album, it is driven by activism, empathy, pain and redemption, compassion, love, and – as the album’s closing track “Based On A True Story” states – “wind and fire, guts and glory.”

“From the moment I received my HIV diagnosis, I was living to die,” says Enos.

“It was years before I gave myself permission to live again.”

Scheduled to perform at the International Conference on AIDS, “AIDS 2020” this July, Enos said in interview footage for the performance, “If I can make the experience even a hairline easier for someone living with HIV, then it’s all worth it.”

“POSI+IVE,” is now available on iTunes and all your favorite digital music platforms!

Visit Tony Enos online at www.tonyenosmusic.com

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Finally! An All-In-One Website For Your Next DIY Dog House Project!

Paul Stevens, or as he is otherwise known to by his friends as “The Canine Craftsman” has released his inaugoral product in the DIY sphere, “The 48hr DIY Dog Kennel System”.

This a step by step system that provides a one-stop-shop for all of those people iching to build their furry friend a dog house. Inluding 7 detailed videos and 40 dog house and dog run plans, Paul is adament even a novice will have their first dog house completed within 48hrs.

Paul, once an accountant, always a dog lover and now an inspired DIY enthusiast spent countless weekends outdoors with his brother, a carpenter by trade, developing what they call their best collection of dog houses and the easiest method to construct them.

The 48hr DIY Dog Kennel System is an online based package that can be accessed 24/7, all around the world so that no matter what country you are in or what time it is, you can access every bit of information that you need to complete your project.

“The great thing about this system is that even a novice can build a 5 star rated structure to provide their pooch with a safe and comfortable enironment”

Paul Stevens, Founder – The Canine Craftsman

As a result of implementing The 48hr DIY Dog Kennel System Paul believes that anybody wanting to create a comfortable and protective environment for their dog will now be able to accomplish this feat for a minimal cost, far less than the potential costs associated with purchasing one brand new.

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PilotGroup.NET: New Version of Save Flash Program Is Coming Soon

PilotGroup.NET is developing a completely new Save Flash program. This cross-browser program will allow saving video from any website, converting chosen files to desired formats and storing favorite media files on a cloud hosting.

10 million of Save Flash program copies were installed worldwide! Such stats make us feel that the utility is in demand and of great help. And here’s why it was decided to develop an extended version.

New Save Flash program will be granted with actual features, however will be affordable, stable and easy-to-use, as usual. Its core features will be available absolutely for free. Advanced options will be offered for a minor fee.

Save Flash will become an online application working on a cloud hosting. Hereby favorite files are supposed to be saved on PilotGroup.Net servers. There will be an option to convert audio and video files into a desired format and a selected quality. This will allow playing downloaded files on any device and with an optimal quality.

Saving video feature will work with popular video hosting services such as YouTube and social networking sites such as MySpace, VKontakte. During the development work PilotGroup.NET developers are going to test Save Flash & Video at more than 100 services.

The renewed Save Flash & Video program website is expected to be compatible with Google Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Opera browsers.

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Spain Visual Integrates Three New Destinations In Its Tourism Portal

Spain Visual presents a new version of its website about Spain tourism with a substantial increase in content and significant improvements in design and navigability.

The day 02.11.2011 presents a new version of Visual Spain tourism website www.spainvisual.com, with plenty of improvements content, design and navigability.

. They have added three new destinations to the site, Aragon, Extremadura and Val d’Aran in which the site presents 85% of tourism in Spain.

. It expands the video section to offer to companies making corporate video commercials for the web at affordable prices.

. As for video content have been integrated for 19 spots these areas bringing the total content of the portal video spot is 564 spots.

. Added photo content to improve information in various areas.

. It has completely changed the layout design making it more friendly and substantially improving the navigability.

. They have integrated the latest deals flights low cost of Iberia, as well as banners for the company Smart Boxes regarding short breaks at very competitive prices.

. They have enhanced the content of social media channels such as Vimeo, Youtube and Facebook, as well as the opening of a specialized blog on holiday in Spain to boost brand awareness.

As for expansion plans in a period of 12 to 18 months will come to its presentation in Mandarin Chinese and Russian to match the industry’s future.

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Spain Visual Launches New Version Of Its Tourism Website And The New Advertising Campaign

www.spainvisual.com launches new version of its portal with major graphical enhancements, content and navigability.

“Spain Visual”, tourism portal located in Barcelona, has incorporated into this new version links to blogs and social networks and Web 2.0 start. It also has added a new destination Asturias, being under preparation on Galicia and Castilla Leon.

Video contents have been hosted on a dedicated server in the U.S. of the renowned company specializing in network video Sorensonmedia to offer streaming video in a professional manner.

It also has integrated into the portal advertising banners AffiliateFuture that guarantee the best deals in the sector.

His slogan “Look, find & booking” sums up the philosophy of the portal, a tool to explore the core values of a destination from your PC, Iphone or mobile and be able to choose the more attractive, making available to the navigator also all tools necessary to book everything you need at competitive prices.

Company sources indicate that short-term goals are, on one side complete the presentation of the few brands and other tourist missing translation from Russian and Chinese portal at the time it is possible to boost the brand in Spain these markets in future.

As for other improvements, try to integrate into each brand booking engines presented the specific destination of the hotel association to help improve the margins of the sector.

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Info Media Consultancy Helps United Arab Emirates Companies Grow Using the Power of the Internet

A new company called Info Media Consultancy is transforming the way businesses in the United Arab Emirates market themselves, according to Managing Director Hani Masgidi. “After the world financial crisis, businesses need to find new ways to attract and retain customers if they are to remain competitive. The good news is that with proper guidance, this form of marketing is both cost-efficient and highly effective.”

Info Media Consultancy offers a variety of services to their clients. In most cases, Mr. Masgidi recommends that a company start with a customized strategic marketing plan. This plan focuses on optimizing your online presence for both user experience and search engine optimization. “Many companies don’t realize the impact your website has on your bottom line,” says Mr. Masgidi. “Make the necessary changes and you will see an immediate increase in both leads and revenue.” Some of the components of the strategic marketing plan include search engine optimization (SEO), email management, video marketing, user interface analysis and internet advertising.

Info Media Consultancy has several advantages that make them stand out over the competition for UAE marketing consultancies. For one thing, they are on the cutting edge when it comes to online marketing practices. “There are innovations in internet marketing every day,” explains Mr. Masgidi. “What worked a month ago may no longer be effective today, so you need to choose a consultant that monitors trends constantly.”

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Top Web Design Internet Marketing Company Introduces Its New Vice President of Sales

Leading New York web design and website marketing firm says that Milosh J. Cerevka brings experience and an impressive work history which makes him so valuable to the company.

According to Peter Crisafi, Vice President of dzine it, Inc., a leading New York web development and website Marketing company with clients throughout the United States, the firm has named Milosh J. Cerevka, former Associate Director of Development Counsellors International (DCI), as the company’s new Vice President of Sales.

“We’re happy to have Milosh join the dzine it team, says Crisafi. “We are confident that he will be an asset to the growth and expansion of the dzine it brand.”

Cerevka has an impressive track record in sales and marketing, including holding top positions at firms such as California-based UserTrends, Inc., WebTel Wireless, Inc., and New York-based ICS Inc. Most recently, Cerevka worked at a top level position at DCI, a 50-year-old global economic development firm that specializes in marketing, public relations, social media, website enhancement, trade promotion, tourism, and business attraction services for countries, states, cities and regions.

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BT Brings Video Marketing To Small Businesses

BT Tradespace, the UK’s first business social networking site, has launched Version 2.0 of the social business network to enable small businesses to create and use video and other social media tools to market themselves and grow their businesses online.

With research revealing that people spend longer on websites with video, BT Tradespace will give small businesses the tools and advice they need to easily record and upload video content onto their online profile to display products and engage with customers. Internet video is also on the rise and is predicted to be over 60 per cent of all consumer internet traffic in the next three years.

Members of BT Tradespace will be given a special offer when purchasing a range of video camcorders. Businesses can get further information at http://flip.bttradespace.com

The complete revamp of BT Tradespace introduces a range of new features to ensure that small businesses can extend the reach of word-of-mouth online, get noticed by customers through influencing their search engine rankings and create more sales on and off the web.

Ivan Croxford, general manager of Digital Marketing Services at BT Business, said: “Online video advertising is continuing to grow as more and more people are using engaging video content to help get their unique personalities across online. We are now giving businesses on BT Tradespace a simple, effective way to market themselves using video.”

Tradespace V2.0 will offer further benefits to small businesses to help grow their online reputation and establish stronger relationships with their customers, partners and suppliers. These include the addition of BT ServiceSmart, a new customer service tool designed to help members improve their customer service. Customers can ask questions or report a problem so that businesses can resolve any queries through the community.

Members can also use keywords for every item they add to their online profile, which helps them to achieve a higher ranking on search engines allowing consumers to find them more easily. Additionally, businesses can track visitors to their BT Tradespace profile using Google Analytics.

Croxford, added: “More and more small businesses are boosting their online presence in an effort to increase their turnover. BT Tradespace is all about making online an accessible and effective sales and marketing channel for businesses, helping them grow their customer base and in return their business.”

Other benefits to members of BT Tradespace include online fans, testimonials and business recommendations and BookItNow, which allows businesses selling services to accept appointments in just a few clicks. Secure transactions using PayPal will also be available to enable businesses to quickly set-up an online store using both images and video to display goods and services.

Businesses using Tradespace will have access to more than 4.2 million stock photos and illustrations so businesses can personalise their online profiles and now also have the opportunity to set-up or join communities to connect with others, share ideas and get advice on a diverse range of topics.

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Collection Of Online Video Greetings For Diwali 2009

Indiavideo presents you a fascinating collection of online video greetings for Diwali 2009. Besides videos on Diwali celebrations, there are video clips featuring the Indian classical art forms like Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Baul music performance and many more.

The video greetings on art forms feature some of the master performers like Anita Ratnam, Dr Deepthi Omcherry Bhalla, Manju Bhargavee, Pali Chandra, Sujata Mohapatra, Bimbavati Devi, Dr. Neena Prasad, Rajashree Warrier and Parvati Baul. Click here to send Diwali Video Greetings The greetings facility is user-friendly, less time-consuming and the option to send a video greeting to multiple recipients is also available.

The online video greetings facility is also available on our branded channel on YouTube:www.youtube.com/indiavideodotorg.

www.indiavideo.org is the first website to offer online video greeting facility and it was introduced in 2007.

www.indiavideo.org is the first of its kind website portraying the geographical, and cultural marvels of a country. The portal is envisaged as an online video encyclopaedia on India.

The site has hundreds of videos from almost all Indian States and Union Territories. Videos on places and events of historical importance, colourful festivals and celebrations from different parts of the country, tourist attractions and wildlife are included. A rare feature of the website is exclusive galleries on topics like Ayurveda, Yoga and Indian cuisine.

The website, currently maintained by Invis Multimedia, was developed in association with the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) New Delhi Office. Only professional video clips are included in the website.

DIWALI
Diwali, the ‘festival of lights’ is time for celebrations in India. Diwali or Deepavali, as it is known in South India, literally means a row of lights or lamps. This festival symbolizing the victory of ‘good over evil’ and ‘light over darkness’ is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in the country, known for its multi-lingual and multi-cultural existence.

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Rackspace Hosting Announced That Leading Viral Video Advertising Agency, Keta Keta, Will Be Hosting Its Video Portfolio In The Rackspace Cloud

Rackspace Hosting (NYSE:RAX), the world’s leader in hosting and cloud computing, has announced that leading viral video advertising agency, Keta Keta, will be hosting its video portfolio and movie previews in the Rackspace Cloud.

Ronen Lefler, CEO, Keta Keta said: “Effectively showcasing our viral videos has become a real challenge as the amount of content that we have to stream has grown. Moving to the Rackspace Cloud has enabled us to showcase videos to a global audience without interruption. We chose Rackspace due to its focus on customer service and support, as well as the flexibility and efficiency of The Rackspace Cloud Files solution.”

As the viral video market continues to explode, with traffic increasing 178% over the last 12 months (Source: Econsultancy’s 2009 Internet Statistics report), Keta Keta needed to maximize opportunities across consumer brands by promoting its videos to a global audience. It launched a new corporate website in March 2009 to support this need and turned to Rackspace Hosting to provide a reliable and cost-effective hosting solution to stream multiple movies to over 100 different countries.

Brian Thomson, EMEA Managing Director at Rackspace Hosting said: “Hosting business critical applications in the cloud is something we do on a regular basis and we are delighted that Keta Keta has chosen us to support its corporate awareness drive. We understand the demands placed on websites by streaming rich media content and believe the cloud’s flexible, pay-as-you go structure makes it an ideal choice to meet these new media needs.”

Keta Keta, the viral video partner of ad:tech 2009, is an advertising agency with in-house creative, production, seeding and tracking departments. It has launched hundreds of successful viral video campaigns that have entertained and engaged people around the world for customers including LG, Fiat, MSN, L’Oreal and Orange.

About Rackspace
Rackspace’s portfolio of hosted services includes hosted exchange, managed hosting, dedicated serverscloud hostingvirtualisation and managed exchange.

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BestTV, A Global Provider Of Internet TV Platform Technologies And Video Streaming Systems, Has Provided The Integral Video Streaming Software For Modern Entertainment Entity, AMOS

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BestTV has partnered with AMOS (A Matter of Substance) to provide a premium Video-On-Demand (VOD) service on an internet TV platform.

AMOS is a contemporary entertainment company producing visual media across the music, film and television industries. AMOS solely uses premium 1080i HD footage from around the globe to create a first-class viewing experience.

The site broadcasts its media assets in HD format with the option to switch to lower bandwidth if the user is on a slower internet connection.

Utilising V-Ware™ (Best TV’s superior internet video platform) AMOS’ web team has connected the V-ware™ search engine to the video catalogue so all videos are indexed and can be easily searched via the built in search engine facility.

The AMOS webmaster can upload videos to the V-ware™ platform via an intuitive and easy-to-use Video Management System (VMS). The technology utilises Adobe Flash Player 10 for optimal video streaming of High Definition video content.

Additionally BestTV has provided AMOS with a total Content Delivery Network (CDN) solution so videos can stream optimally to global viewers.

View beautiful contemporary arts videos in high definition and learn more now at http://www.amostv.com/online/

For more information on BestTV and its premium internet TV platform services, visit http://www.best-tv.com/.

 

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BestTV provides a unified software platform that accelerates and streamlines the launch and management of Internet-TV ventures. Our V-ware™ platform seamlessly integrates the components required to launch and manage Internet-TV ventures and monetize on multimedia assets, incorporating a wide variety of Internet-TV applications such as Video on Demand (VoD), linear TV, user-generated content (UGC), and live broadcasting.

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Having two guests’ lists for your wedding, one for guests who can attend and one for virtual guests will help you save half the money you would spend if all the guests physically attended your wedding

By having two wedding guest lists, one for those can physically attend your wedding and one for those who can attend virtually; you can cut the cost of your wedding in half!!

LiveWeddingBroadcast.TV, a live wedding broadcast service offering of WebWax.Net, allows Brides and Grooms to save money on their wedding in these hard economic times. It’s no doubt that everyone is watching how they spend their money not sure of what the future holds. According to AOL and the National Association of Catering Executives, “people are increasingly watching their pennies. They are booking their affairs in off-peak times and reducing the number of guests they invite to their wedding.” Brides and Grooms, who already set their wedding dates before the hard times hit, are finding themselves more challenged.

One major cost associated with weddings is the cost of the reception. Reception costs are directly proportional to the number of invited guests that can attend the wedding. The Wedding Report statistics show that for weddings having less than 50 guests, the average reception cost is $10,600. Weddings with 50-100 guests, reception costs average $17,500; 100-200 guests, $27,000; over 200 guests, $57,000. One choice is that Brides and Grooms can choose to invite fewer guests to the wedding event in an effort to save significant money for their wedding. However, shouldn’t Brides and Grooms invite anyone they want since it is their wedding day?

By having two guest lists and choosing to invite guests online through the use of LiveWeddingBroadcast.TV, Brides and Grooms can invite all of their friends and family to share in their special day. For as little as $150, you can invite up to 25 guests online; or for $250, you can invite up to 50 guests; or create a custom package to meet your needs.

Another new issue facing Brides and Grooms are that more of their invited guests are making the decision to not attend their wedding due to budget constraints. Although they want to attend the wedding, many people can’t afford unexpected hotel expenses, extra gas expenses, and airfare to wedding locations. LiveWeddingBroadcast.TV is the best solution for Brides and Grooms faced with these challenges, easing the financial burden for their guests. The money that the guests save from not having to travel to the wedding can be used to purchase the newly married couple, a wedding gift through the online registry in the LiveWeddingBroadcast.TV service.

LiveWeddingBroadcast.TV is the perfect solution for those couples who can’t afford to invite all the guests that they want to invite or have guests who can’t afford to physically attend the wedding. For the online guests, it is just like being there since it is broadcast live in real-time. LiveWeddingBroadcast.TV is also a great solution for those couples who have friends or relatives serving overseas.

Now Brides and Grooms can save money, have the wedding of your dreams, and have everyone there to share their most special day with them!!!!

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If you’d like more information on Live Wedding Broadcast, please call LiveWeddingBroadcast.TV at 888-592-8801 or email info@liveweddingbroadcast.tv.

 

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Take11 provides a web service for online cataloging of videos and dvds

Every technology has limitations and drawbacks. In the case of home entertainment systems, a drawback is the need to organize and manage a collection of videos and dvds. Even when many videos are borrowed, rather than owned, we’d like to be able to track what we’ve seen, make a wish list, assign our own ratings, and create notes about particular movies. Ever stand in a video store with dvd in hand and wonder whether you already own that particular title?

The solution is a system for cataloging—but the system must be easy to use; that is, it must take advantage of what we already know. Software developers Mitch and Jim Haileare creating such a system—a web site called Take11.com where users can catalog their video collections.

Take11 is a web service: there is no software to buy, download, or update. Anyone who can use a web browser can use Take11. If you have a web-enabled mobile phone, you can access Take11 remotely, such as from your local dvd store. To add to your collection, you input just three or four key terms, and Take11 will fill in many details: actors, director, studio, running time—even a cover image. You can then add your own tags, comments, and ratings. As the number of Take11 users grows, so will its database, and this will allow users to explore other collections and search for little known gems from the film industry.

Take11 has just been released for public beta-testing: the developers need users who will explore the site, test features, and give constructive feedback. Anyone who regularly watches videos at home should give Take11 a look.

About the Developers
Mitch Haile earned a degree in computer science from The College of Wooster. He has been employed by Motorola and several Silicon Valley startups. Currently he is a freelance software engineer based in Boston.

Jim Haile earned an engineering degree from Vanderbilt and a PhD in engineering from the University of Florida. He has twenty-four years experience teaching science, engineering, and computer programming. Currently he resides in upstate South Carolina, where he is a freelance technical writer, editor, and web developer.

Their site is in public beta testing and developments can be followed on Twitter.

 

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