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VidCon announces Featured Creators for first-ever VidCon Europe in Amsterdam

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AMSTERDAM, 02-Nov-2016 — /EPR MEDIA NEWS/ — VidCon (vidcon.com), the world’s largest online video conference for fans, creators, and industry professionals, today announced a teaser list of Featured Creators for the first-ever VidCon Europe, which will take place in Amsterdam, April 7-9, 2017, at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre.

The inaugural VidCon Europe will include over 100 international, regional, and local Featured Creators whose content spans numerous online video verticals. During the event, these creators will collaborate to celebrate the industry of online video through connection, content, instruction, and hilarity. Highlights of VidCon Europe will include panels and performances from some of the following confirmed Featured Creators:

Hannah Hart
Mamrie Hart
Gigi Gorgeous
Swoozie
Andrea Russett
Benny & Rafi Fine
Fleur de Force
Freddie Wong
Joey Graceffa
Jon Cozart
– Oli White
Sarah Close
BibisBeautyPalace
Défano Holwijn
Julian Claßen
Scola Dondo

As guests continue to confirm their attendance at VidCon Europe, the Featured Creators list will regularly update at vidconeurope.com.

The long-awaited VidCon Europe — with its Australian counterpart, VidCon Australia, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, September 9-10 — will welcome approximately 7,500 fans and creators, with a custom experience designed to celebrate the unique online video ecosystem of those regions.

VidCon programming and tickets follow a three-track format, designed to appeal to everyone from the most passionate fans to the biggest media companies. The Community Track engages attendees interested in experiencing the online video culture through Q&As, discussions, concerts, interviews, movie nights, meetups, signings, and games. The Creator Track serves attendees looking to make better content, grow their online presence, enter the industry, meet fellow creators, and learn the ins-and-outs of online video culture. The Industry Track features keynotes, fireside chats, seminars, and product demonstrations geared toward attendees working in the online video industry.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

BON Cloud’s China-Europe block train video stories help to connect Central-Southern Europe with China

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BEIJING, 16-Sep-2016 — /EPR MEDIA NEWS/ — The biggest story coming out of China today is the launching of the Silk Road on Rails: China-Europe block trains that carry goods across the globe. The proposal to establish China-Europe railroads surprised even the most experienced of rail industry players, yet thousands of trains now traverse these tracks annually.

Telefriuli SpA, the Italian broadcaster, exclusively aired the video series across Italy’s northeastern regions of Friuli Venezia and Eastern Veneto during the first week of September 2016. Telefriuli SpA was set up in 1974 in the North East of Italy. With more than 40 years of history it is also the region’s longest-running broadcast channel.

Today, as certified by Auditel, Telefriuli is by far the most-watched broadcaster in Friuli Venezia Giulia and in Eastern Veneto, and offers its viewers a rich schedule ranging from information to entertainment.

Of the videos. Telefruili Director, Daniele Paroni, said “I think it is crucial for Europe and for China to have a “physical” link which allows more and more narrow and intense social and economic relations between these two global players. In the videos there was a brilliant comparison between the silk road and the rail which links China and Europe.”

The China-Europe rail route is the longest in the world covering almost 10,000 kilometres in total.

Referring to BON Cloud, the producer and distributor of the China-Europe block train video series, Ms Paroni continued, “Telefriuli wants to retrace Marco Polo’s steps, showing to our audience the brilliant productions [BON Cloud is] sending us which also helps to connect Central-Southern Europe with China. Now that we have established this important relationship – BON Cloud and Telefriuli – we really want to continue this journey together, to enable us to achieve mutual satisfaction and knowledge.”

The first block train left Zhengzhou for Hamburg on July 18th, 2013, connecting people along the Silk Road and shortening the distance between continents. The 12-day, six-country journey posed challenges: would European companies welcome the new trade route? Would the cargo be secure? Would the project even be practical?

The trans-Eurasia rail trip began as a once-a-month event but China soon realized it required partners to make it successful. With partners on board, Hamburg became the forerunner. The German port city now serves as both a departure and destination point for the China-Europe block trains.

This project has lowered the cost of transportation significantly and commerce is thriving. There is no doubt about the initiative’s acceptance. The service currently transports goods several times a week from China, the Republic of Korea and Japan, as well as European countries such as Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain. With the growing success of the initiative, the development of additional European destinations is in the pipeline.

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SOURCE: EuropaWire

Bollywood in centenary glory, rare Hindi film clips

Bollywood, one of the largest film production centres in the world, turns hundred years in 2012. To mark this historic occasion, www.indiavideo.org has launched a year-long celebration which will take the viewers to the key moments in the momentous journey of Hindi Cinema. The project is supported by Culture Shoppe, an online cultural gift shop, and Mulamoottil Eye Hospital, a leading super specialty eye hospital.

The special centenary gallery on the website and its YouTube channel www.youtube.com/indiavideodotorghas already become a big hit among Bollywood fans spread across the world.

As part of the centenary fete, www.indiavideo.org is featuring 365 movies carefully chosen to represent the history of Bollywood. Here you could watch some all-time hit movies, some trend setters in story telling and techniques, movies through which some ordinary men and women rose to stardom and many more.

Clippings of the selected movies are presented along with a brief talk on the specialties and historical aspects of the film. The nearly two-minute movie will have the best moments in a film.

The movies were chosen by researcher and columnist Vijay Kumar Balakrishnan who has been exploring Bollywood for the past 40 years. He is also an avid collector of Bollywood posters, gramophone records, song books, vintage films etc. Eminent Kathak dancer and social activist Pali Chandra is the anchor.

“From Dadasaheb Phalke, V Shantaram, Himanshu Rai, Vijay Bhatt, Fateh Lal, Sohrab Modi, Damle, Bimal Roy, Mehboob Khan, Raj Kapoor to G P Sippy, Mahesh Bhatt, Shekhar Kapur, Mira Nair, Aamir Khan, Ram Gopal Varma and Karan Johar, the gallery will introduce personalities who influenced the industry from time to time,” says Vijay Kumar Balakrishnan. “ It has rare and exclusive visuals of old films like Raja Harishchandra, Ayodhya ka Raja, Pukar, Kapal Kundala, Izzat, Doctor, Maya Machindra and the like,” he adds.

The Bollywood centenary gallery of www.indiavideo.org is perhaps the first of its kind online project to preserve the history of a film genre. Visitors are offered free access to the gallery which is a useful resource for academicians and researchers.

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Cellcast launches MyTV – India’s first Social TV channel

Cellcast Interactive, India’s first interactive media company announced the launch of its new platform – MyTV, ushering in the first social TV channel in India. All the interactive programming on MyTV will be free of ad breaks and the content will be created uniquely such that brands are integrated into it. MyTV, a free to air channel, is a path-breaking venture by Pankaj Thakar and funded by Canaan Partners & Vertex Venture Holdings being the first ever fully interactive channel in India. MyTV will bring about interactivity across three platforms – television, internet (including social media platforms) and mobile. Viewers participating in any show will be able to see interactions from other mediums as well in real time – giving a complete social experience.

MyTV will feature more than 20 hours of programming with shows like Bid2Win, My Studio, The Big Deal, Chor Machaye Shor, Laughter Tambola, Glitter Mania, Gold Safe, Cricket Howzatt, One2Many, among others. MyTV has signed on prominent names like Aman Verma, Swapnil Joshi and Sudha Chandran to host some of its properties. The company is also exploring the possibility of collaborating with leading names from the independent music scene to identify and mentor talent on its MyStudio show. Some consumer facing brands have been in talks with MyTV to leverage their platform to reach out to new customers using MyTV’s interactive platform spanning the web, TV and mobile.

MyTV will be available across the western, eastern and northern belts of the country. MyTV would reach over 35 million analog/ digital homes including multiple DTH platforms in the first phase itself. The channel aims at reaching out to varied audiences in the 15+ age group. BAG Network, will be the official distribution partner of Cellcast’s MyTV, especially across the Hindi speaking belt in India.

“Cellcast is a pioneer in the business of interactive television. With a change in the profile of the television audience over the last few years there has been a shift in the way the younger audience wants to interact with content they see on television. MyTV will fill this void by offering viewers an opportunity to connect and interact with content actively rather than just view is as passive participants,” said Pankaj Thakar, Founder & CEO, Cellcast on the launch of MyTV.

Elaborating the thought behind MyTV, Mr. Ashutosh, COO – Television, said, “Our vision of creating MyTV was to offer consumers another interactive platform where the multiple mediums can be integrated to offer an enhanced experience. Our Viewers are our Customers, thus the value delivered by this channel needs to be so much more. Also, by eliminating ad breaks on our MyTV our audience will be more engaged on this unique interactive approach to entertainment. Each of our shows are independent properties with separate online and offline revenue streams”.

Last year, Cellcast provided 4000 hours of content across various channels and is now planning to increase it to 10000 hours this year. In the next one year, Cellcast aims aggregate more than 100 million interactions with consumers over the next one year.

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Free Access to BabyFirstTV.com is Granted to Celebrate the TV Network’s Five Years Anniversary

Mother’s Day marks the 5 th birthday of BabyFirstTV, the global TV network designed for babies and parents. Since its launch in 2006, the network has grown to become a multi-platform media company with family-friendly content extending beyond the TV to mobile devices and the internet.

BabyFirstTV.com, the latest product stemming from the media company, is a colorful, interactive website that combines over 400 videos, games and activities all designed specifically for toddlers. Created by early childhood development experts, the website is commercial-free and full of fun ways for parents and children to interact together – online. Families around the world can use BabyFirstTV.com completely for free this Mother’s Day weekend, May 6-9.

“Our fifth anniversary, is a great opportunity to thank the millions of moms and dads around the globes, that have followed us, and have become part of the BabyFirst family,” said co-founder, Sharon Rechter.

“To celebrate the unique bond between children and their parents, we have made the BabyFirstTV.com subscription service free for parents and toddlers to play, explore and discover together.”

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A Professional Youth Film Company Is Searching For Young Movie-Making Talent For Its Latest Full-Length Feature-Films

The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy (BYFA) is holding auditions for the cast and crew of its latest films, offering young people the chance to experience the thrills and challenges of professional feature-film production.

The Co-operative Group’s £500,000 support for BYFA this year – part of its commitment to Inspiring Young People and its Join the Revolution initiative – enables BYFA to offer more students a chance to experience the many aspects of film-making.

Embarking on its ‘epic’ challenge to simultaneously make four full-length feature films, in four UK regions – East Midlands, West Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West – during this year’s school summer holidays, BYFA offers a unique educational opportunity for hundreds of young people – giving 14-25 year-olds, with an eye on a career in film, the chance to showcase their creativity and see their work on the silver-screen.

Todd Carty, well known for roles in Eastenders and The Bill, has been involved in three BYFA productions and is a supporter of the Academy, he said: “It is a terrific experience. I have loved every minute of it and the energy of the young people is fantastic. It is extremely inspiring to work with a group of such motivated individuals and the positive impact on all who participate is clear to see.”

Students are supported by mentors from the film industry and education and offered everything from acting to make-up, wardrobe to camera and, from post production through to the red carpet experience.

Michael Fairclough, Head of Community and Campaigns at The Co-operative Group, added: “Our support for The Co-operative British Youth Film Academy is an integral part of our commitment to Inspiring Young People – designed to open up new ways for the next generation to seize opportunities and change their world for the better.

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The Co-operative Urges Consumers to Join The Revolution

The Co-operative today (7 March) launched a major new communications programme calling upon consumers to “join the revolution” and help secure a more balanced and sustainable future for the UK.

The call to “join the revolution” will be underpinned by a high profile TV, press and social media campaign that will provide guidance on how people can set up their own co-operative businesses, fund community projects, campaign for change or simply purchase ethical products and services, such as Fairtrade products and ethical investments.

The media campaign will showcase everyday people who, with help from The Co-operative, are instigating real change – everything from community owned wind-turbines to fan-owned football clubs, from urban beekeeping to young film-maker co-operatives.

Peter Marks, Group Chief Executive of The Co-operative said: “Until the 1980s people understood the benefits of mutual ownership, but then the UK’s family silver was sold-off cheaply in a wave of demutualisation that weakened the influence that ordinary consumers could have on our economy.

“We are beginning to see momentum again at grassroots level, where the Co-operative Enterprise Hub is helping new co-operative businesses set up at a rate of more than one a day, but the opportunity is much bigger than that. Co-operatives alone are not a panacea, but sitting alongside other business and service models, they can help address the unprecedented social, economic and environmental challenges facing the country”.

The TV commercial, which airs for the first time on Monday 7 March, tells how the Rochdale Pioneers, who established the first successful retail co-operative in 1844, started a revolution which is still going strong. The Co-operative now has more than 5,000 stores across the UK and there are almost a billion co-operative members worldwide.

Today, The Co-operative is itself enjoying a strong economic renaissance, which has seen it double revenues, double profits and double membership over the past three years.

The campaign supports the Group’s recently launched Ethical Plan, which sets out a number of revolutionary goals that aim to cement its reputation as the most socially responsible business in the UK.

The pledges in the Ethical Plan include:
• Growing membership from 6m to 20m by 2020, with the aim of making every customer a co-owner.
• The most radical Fairtrade conversion programme ever undertaken.
• £11m to support co-operative growth, and the launch of a £20m international Co-operative Development Loan Fund.
• Doubling financial support for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects, from £400m to £1bn by 2013.
• The world’s first ethically-screened general insurance products, which will support over two million policies.

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The BBC’s Missing Live Features Online People Search Company

This week saw the return of Missing Live, the BBC’s daily, early morning program highlighting the plight of missing people in the UK. Following Tracesmart’s involvement in last year’s series, the online people search company were once again invited to participate in the month long series as specialists, in this instance, to help find relatives online.

Thursday’s edition of Missing Live featured the remarkable story of reunited brother and sister, Ron Chancellor and Anne Smee. The siblings were unaware, until very recently, of each other’s existence and only became reunited following Anne’s exhaustive research on the internet. An incredible 65 years after Anne was orphaned when her mother sadly died giving birth, she was reunited with her long divided blood family.

Tracesmart’s Louise Hewlett met up with Anne and Ron on set and was interviewed by Missing Live’s Rav Wilding on the subject of tracing. Louise is a seasoned people tracer, utilising Tracesmart’s online people search and address search facilities to find relatives and friends. Due to her experience, Louise was able to extol the virtues of online people searching in general, relaying how easy and inexpensive searching the electoral roll can be. The Electoral Roll is a key source of information in any tracing facility and Tracesmart has combined this data with state of the art web technology to become one of UK’s leading providers.

Missing Live also champions the tremendous work of the charity, Missing People. The organisation proactively campaigns on behalf of relatives of missing people in their quest to find answers, nationally publicising the missing individuals. Tracesmart in turn supports the charity’s great work and also provides Missing People free access to its people search and address search facilities.

Following the live broadcast, Louise Hewlett commented, “Missing Live does a great job of communicating the problems associated with people going missing and the ensuing dilemmas and worries that follow for all concerned. If we at Tracesmart can do our little bit to help, highlighting services such as ours, then all the better.”

Tracesmart is again to be featured in the series at a later date as the program follows a successful missing person case study researched and concluded by Louise herself. Missing Live is broadcast weekdays at 9.15am on BBC1.

 

Tracesmart Ltd – Since the launch of its website in 2004, Cardiff based Tracesmart has established itself as one of the UK’s leading providers of online people tracing. Tracesmart.co.uk combines state of the art search technology with an extensive collection of consumer data, providing one of the most powerful and successful systems to trace people.

Louise Hewlett is the driving force in Tracesmart’s missing person campaign and has extensive tracing experience. Louise has been instrumental in reuniting numerous newsworthy reunions over the past twelve months which have been featured in local and national press and television.

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