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E!'s FASHION POLICE to Welcom Lydia Hearst & Mary Lynn Rajskub Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

TONIGHT comedy legend and "Fashion Police" host, Joan Rivers, is bringing her signature no-holds-barred commentary to another laugh-out-loud episode of E!'s "Fashion Police. (more...)

VIDEO: NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Visits CBS THIS MORNING
by TV News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton believes the brief video clip of the incident that that led to the death of Eric Garner is “certainly disturbing” and “struck a chord” with the public (more...)

Broadway's Steven Lutvak, Jeanine Tesori, Davd Yazbeck and More Set for Library of Congress's 2014-15 Concert Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The 2014-2015 season of 'Concerts from the Library of Congress' brings a stellar roster of performers, ensembles and scholars from around the world in commemoration of the 150th birthday of founding patron Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge. The concerts are complemented by guest speakers, curators, panels, film screenings and displays of rarely seen manuscripts, letters and memorabilia from the Library's holdings. Concerts kick off Saturday, Oct. 11, at 8 p.m. with a performance by gospel and soul music legend Mavis Staples. (more...)

IAB Mixx Awards 2014 Shortlist Showcases the Best in Digital Marketing Creativity That Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Jeff Benjamin, currently Chief Creative Officer of JWT North America, is chairing the IAB MIXX Awards 2014 judging panel, guiding 32 cross-industry leaders, including the best-of-the-best agency creatives, blue-chip brand marketers, and top media publishing executives. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Soars at Ogunquit
by Dan Marois - Aug 7, 2014

The Banks family at 17 Cherry Tree Lane is creating their own reality television show in the current production of Mary Poppins at the Ogunquit Playhouse. (more...)

NRACT to Present XANADU, 9/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre brings the tongue-in-cheek, award-winning hit Broadway musical Xanadu to the Triangle for its local premiere September 5th through 21st. (more...)

GENBAND Highlights Award-winning Unified Communications, WebRTC, OTT and Residential Solutions at CANTO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

“We continue to experience a great deal of momentum in the Caribbean region with customers seeking real time communications solutions that will allow them to dramatically improve their customers' communications experience,” said Brad Bush, Chief Marketing Officer at GENBAND. “GENBAND is leading the way in bringing to market innovative technologies such as operator OTT and WebRTC-based Unified Communications solutions that empower our customers to create new revenue streams and improve profitability. We are looking forward to showcasing these solutions and others to prospective and existing customers as well as partners at CANTO, one of the longest running conferences in our industry.” (more...)

Universal Electronics Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Paul Arling, UEI's Chairman and CEO, stated: “Our strong performance in 2014 continued in the second quarter as we expanded our share of the global wireless control technology market. Supported by ongoing strength in our core business and traction in the smart device channel, we grew net sales 7% while yielding a 31% increase in the bottom line. In the past 27 years, we have established the most widely deployed and world-renowned device code database making UEI the global leader in the wireless control technology market. This competitive advantage, along with our continued focus on delivering innovative, next-generation solutions, has proven successful as we grew at a compound annual growth rate of 15% for both sales and earnings over the last decade and we just recorded our 66th consecutive quarter of profitability. We believe now more than ever that we are well positioned to continue expanding our footprint in the high-growth markets we serve.” (more...)

The Dallas Opera Season Kicks Off With FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

It's the place to see and be seen this fall – FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON! The Dallas Opera 2014-15 “Heights of Passion” Season opens with a stunning fashion show featuring styles by world-class Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, as well as, six custom-made gowns created by internationally renowned designers inspired by each of the operas presented this season. The lavish event, co-chaired by Lynn McBee and Nicholas Even, also includes a delectable gourmet luncheon. Elizabeth Kimple is the Chair of the luncheon. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BCT Series - Actress Miatta Lebile Talks TRIASSIC PARQ
by Katricia Lang - Aug 7, 2014

In part three of the Bayou City Theatrics series, I talk to actress and frequent company member, Miatta Lebille. Currently, she is in BCT's production of TRIASSIC PARQ where she appears as T-Rex 2, the unfortunate soul whose penis-sprouting ways wreak havoc on her community. (more...)

kbro Selects Qwilt to Cache On-Demand and Live Video Traffic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, CA(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2014) - Qwilt, a leading provider of online video delivery and transparent caching solutions, has been chosen by kbro, the largest cable operator in Taiwan, to provide a solution for the staggering growth of over-the-top (OTT) video on demand (VOD) and live video traffic, including Twitch, the largest live video site in Taiwan. kbro selected Qwilt based on trial results for its unmatched transparent caching efficiency. Qwilt's Video Fabric Controllers offload nearly half of all online video traffic, and improve Quality of Experience (QoE) for viewers by more than 200 percent across all sites, on average, and up to 385 percent in select cases. (more...)

Consumers' Desire To Stream Video Content On TV Screens Will Drive Content Device Purchases, Council For Research Excellence Studies Suggest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The most important determining factor among consumers in purchasing a new TV or video device is the ability for it to connect to the Internet and stream content, a just-released study has found. (more...)

Consumers' Desire To Stream Video Content On TV Screens Will Drive Content Device Purchases, Council For Research Excellence Studies Suggest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The most important determining factor among consumers in purchasing a new TV or video device is the ability for it to connect to the Internet and stream content, a just-released study has found. (more...)

Alejandra Ribera Releases Second Album 'La Boca'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Alejandra Ribera has a small tattoo inside each wrist. On the right, in Spanish, is the word 'Listen': on the left, 'Remember (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

'America has become amnesiac,' says Henry Giroux, 'a country in which forms of historical, political, and moral forgetting are not only willfully practiced but celebrated.' In a series of essays on the intersections of political power, popular culture and new methods of social control, Giroux explores how neoliberal discourse and the ongoing commodification of everyday life constitute an active assault on public memory, chips away at civil rights, and diminishes the public's capacity to speak and act in its own interests. Alarmed at the increased authoritarianism creeping into all levels of national experience, Giroux looks to flashpoints in current events to reveal how the institutions of government and business are at work to generate false narratives that promote mass fear, quietism and passivity. (more...)

Strategy Analytics: Will TV Providers get beaten to the punch by Smart TVs and Media Devices?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

BOSTON, Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Smart applications and more interaction with the TV, both with different devices and for better navigation without a cumbersome TV remote, are priorities for consumers' next TV purchase in the UK and US. (more...)

Content Delivery Networks (CDN) Market 2019 Forecasts in New Research Report Available with RnRMarketResearch.com
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

DALLAS, August 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

Anvato Launches New TV Everywhere Platform to Power Personalized TV for Service Providers
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Anvato, the complete TV Everywhere platform provider, announced today that it has launched Anvato Watch, a turnkey TV Everywhere platform and mobile application built for multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs) to offer a personalized television experience to its subscribers. (more...)

BWW Review: SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR Is Paint By Numbers Disappointment
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 22, 2014

There is a rule that is generally accepted by all movie fans; while a sequel might eclipse its original in box office receipts, merchandise sales, and social media presence, it is only on rare occasions when it can match its predecessor in terms in quality. That rule is especially true when it comes to originals that are marked by an innovation or creative flare that revolutionizes, or defies, its genre. Unfortunately, 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For' is not one of those rare occasions. Titular grammatical error aside, this listless sequel provides none of the awe-inspiring spectacle of its far superior original. (more...)

Hollie Cook and Tatanka Set for Joint CD Release Party at the Fox Theatre, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Z2 Entertainment presents Hollie Cook + Tatanka - Colorado CD Release Party at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, October 19th, 2014. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

THE GOLD DUST ORPHANS - the celebrated musical comedy troupe that has become a Boston and Provincetown institution over the last two decades - will bring RYAN LANDRY's glitter-filled new musical Snow White and the Seven Bottoms to New York's Theatre 80 from September 19 to October 26. After their smash, sold-out, critically-acclaimed New York debut last season with Mildred Fierce - hailed as "blissfully Over the Top" in a rave review from The New York Times - the company returns with another filthy, flirty, fabulous parody. Snow White and the Seven Bottoms, starring drag legend Varla Jean Merman, is written by Ryan Landry and directed by James P. Bryne. The show had a hit run in Boston this spring and is currently running through September 14 in Provincetown. (more...)

TiVo: 'I'd Like to Thank the Academy...'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

SAN JOSE, CA(Marketwired - Aug 14, 2014) - TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ: TIVO), a leader in advanced television entertainment, today announced that the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) has awarded both TiVo and subsidiary Digitalsmiths an Emmy® Award for their role in shaping the next generation of home entertainment. TiVo was recognized for Television Enhancement Devices and Digitalsmiths for Personalized Recommendation Engines for Video Discovery for Multichannel Video Programming Distributors (MVPDs). The 2014 honors mark the fifth and sixth Emmy® Awards for TiVo Inc. (more...)

CounterPath Announces Contract and Strategic Channel Agreement with Large Network Equipment Provider
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA(Marketwired - Aug. 20, 2014) - CounterPath Corporation (NASDAQ:CPAH)(TSX:CCV), a leading developer of award-winning UC over-the-top (OTT) solutions for desktop, tablet and mobile solutions for operators and enterprises, today announced that a major supplier of networking equipment and solutions has signed a definitive agreement with the company to market and sell CounterPath's OTT communications solutions to operators worldwide. (more...)

Piksel Launches SaaS-Based Video Platform for Delivery of Personalized OTT Services
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

NEW YORK, NY - Piksel (more...)

BWW Interviews: BUYER & CELLAR'S Michael Urie
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 19, 2014

This month, San Francisco is in for a scrumptious theatrical treat called Buyer & Cellar, which is touring the country after rave reviews Off-Broadway in New York. (more...)

Cinedigm Acquires Home Entertainment Rights to THE IDENTICAL, Starring Ashley Judd
by Movies News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Cinedigm (CIDM) has acquired US rights to City of Peace's star-studded faith and family friendly film THE IDENTICAL, (more...)

Syniverse's Enterprise Messaging Services to Authenticate Global Myriad msngr App Users
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

As one of the region's largest mobile messenger services, the agreement with Syniverse includes direct connectivity to numerous top-tier Latin American mobile network operators that enable increased speeds and stability for Myriad's app subscribers. (more...)

Five-Time World Champion Boxer Vinny Paz Talks Upcoming Movie, 'Bleed For This'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

NEW YORK and POINT ROBERTS, Washington, August 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

BWW Reviews: SCT's SCHOOL FOR LIES Forces Comedy with One Joke
by Jay Irwin - Aug 18, 2014

If I wanted to watch people sniping at each other with no discernible plot or story then I'll watch reality TV. Unfortunately that's what the latest outing from Sound Theatre Company, "School For Lies", felt like. David Ives' adaptation of Moliere's "The Misanthrope" felt like such a contrived and one-note exercise in insults that I may have well have been watching the Real Housewives in verse. True the cast commits to the style but the style they've adopted is so forced and flat that I felt beaten over the head with the humor to the point that I didn't care about any of the characters. (more...)

Canby Telcom and ADTRAN Connect to Deploy First Gigabit Community in Pacific Northwest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

“Gigabit Internet service is an exciting development for the city and will set the community apart by making Canby a more attractive, future-proof location for manufacturers and businesses today. Faster Internet supersedes proximity and in many cases allows education and business to be conducted from any location – and Canby can now be that location,” said Renate Mengelberg, economic development director with the City of Canby. “That is a game-changer for attracting new industry and jobs to the city. This development is a tremendous asset to existing businesses, education and the overall community economic health by retaining local jobs and attracting even more industries and new job opportunities to our town.” (more...)

Signals Research Group's New Benchmark Study Reveals VoLTE Outperforms Both 3G Circuit Switched Voice and Skype
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Some key highlights of the study include: (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stratford Festival's 'THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM'
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 18, 2014

THE BEAUX' STRATAGEM, directed by Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino opened to raucous laughter and thunderous applause Friday night at the Stratford Festival. With a cast like this, I would not expect anything less. This fun and thoughtful restoration comedy by George Farquhar, presents audiences with many players, harboring many talents... leading to many laughs. Needless to say, I suspect MANY tickets will be sold. (more...)

EDINBURGH 2014 - BWW Reviews: THE REVIEWERS, Greenside @ Nicolson, August 15 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Aug 15, 2014

Spawn of the West End Reviews, headed by the conscienceless Keira Cochrane, make Edinburgh a miserable place to be during Fringe month. The city is rife with bribery, corruption and generically angsty student shows. So when the Critic with No Name rides into town with a new brand of objective critique, sparks will fly as thick and fast as the vindictively-worded reviews. (more...)

FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, PERSUASION, RAW and More Set for Ross Valley Players' 85th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Ross Valley Players have announced their 2014 - 2015 season which celebrates their 85th consecutive year. (more...)

Signals Research Group study shows commercially deployed VoLTE service is measurably better than 3G and Internet calling services such as Skype''
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

PARIS, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the results of an independent research study which found that its commercially deployed Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology provides better service than 3G Circuit Switched (CS) voice and Internet calling services and Skype software. (more...)

Samsung Smart TVs Now Accelerated With Giraffic's Adaptive Video Acceleration Technology
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Giraffic is the pioneer of Adaptive Video Acceleration (AVA), a technology that virtually eliminates re-buffering for a reliable, high quality, streaming media experience over any Internet connection. Device manufacturers and OTT service providers can use AVA for all HTTP-based playback and rich media downloads. (more...)

YOU On Demand Forms New Partnership With Dr. Peng Telecom and Media
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (YOD) ('YOU On Demand'), a leading Video On Demand ('VOD') service provider in China delivering Hollywood movies to mobile and TV screens, announced today that it has signed a distribution and service agreement with Beijing Hiveview Technology Co,Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Dr. Peng Telecom and Media Group, Ltd. (600804.SS on the Shanghai Stock Exchange) ('Dr. Peng Group'). Dr. Peng Group is the largest independent broadband service provider in China with 8 million broadband homes across the country. (more...)

The Dallas Opera in Partnership with Klyde Warren Park Presents THE 2014 OPENING NIGHT SIMULCAST IN THE PARK, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Now anyone and everyone can join in the thrill of opening night at the opera! The Dallas Opera and the Sheila and Jody Grant Opera Discovery Program, with support from the AT&T Performing Arts Center, present an evening of FREE entertainment at Dallas's popular Klyde Warren Park, the second annual “Dallas Opera Opening Night Simulcast in the Park” featuring Mozart's class-conscious romantic comedy, The Marriage of Figaro. (more...)

Cinedigm Inks Deal for Simon Wiesenthal Center's Documentary Film Collection
by Movies News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Cinedigm Corp. (CIDM) and Cinema Management Group (CMG) announced today they have entered into a multi-year home entertainment distribution deal for the award-winning Moriah Films' documentary film collection (more...)

Starpulse Premiers First Single 'Dream of You' from CAROLINE GLASER's Upcoming EP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Caroline Glaser, a favorite from season four of NBC's 'The Voice,' has partnered up with Starpulse to premiere the first single, 'Dream Of You' from her upcoming sophomore EP, Better Days Vol 2. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Different Interpretation of GODSPELL Plays at Totem Pole Playhouse
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 13, 2014

Artistic Director Rowan Joseph presents a new take on GODSPELL - with Jesus sharing bread, wine, and a funky chicken among his disciples. It's fresh, it's different, and it may be just slightly too much. But the cast -- ah, the cast. (more...)

Skyworks Powers NETGEAR's Leading 802.11ac Router
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

“Today's connected customers are using an increasing number of WiFi devices in the home,” said Sandeep Harpalani, director of product marketing for retail networking products at NETGEAR. “By leveraging Skyworks' leading-edge connectivity solutions within our Nighthawk X6 platform, we are able to provide customers with high definition coverage throughout the home.” (more...)

BWW Recap: OUTLANDER Delivers Witches and Redcoats and Kilts, Oh My!
by Kara McCoy - Aug 12, 2014

Something very exciting is happening on today's small screens. The adult fantasy is becoming an actual thing-and a popular one at that. In a world where 'Game of Thrones' not only exists, but actually thrives on cable TV, Ronald D. Moore's 'Outlander' has all the potential to become another hit, and after the series premiere, I predict it probably will. Which isn't to say that that the new Starz series should be compared with the HBO smash. Both may have originally begun as sweeping epics stretching across thousands of pages of thick-spined behemoths before making it to the screen (the novel Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon, is the first of currently eight books upon which the new series is based), but the similarities end there. 'Game of Thrones' has the vast imaginary land of Westeros. Knights in shining armor. Oh yeah, and dragons. 'Outlander' has Inverness. Burly Scotsmen in tartan kilts. And no dragons. So I repeat, this is not 'Game of Thrones,' but, as it turns out, that's just fine. If the series premiere proved anything, it's that 'Outlander' doesn't need to compete with 'Game of Thrones.' It's more than capable of standing on its own two feet. Plus it has time travel. And time travel is pretty cool. (more...)

Push Technology Grows U.S. Presence with More than $5 Million in Series A Funding
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Already, a third of Push Technology's new business has come from its New York City office this year, so expanding to the West Coast was a natural next step in the company's progression and continued growth. Its new U.S. headquarters in San Jose, California will be supported by new staff amid a 30 percent global workforce increase. Employees in the San Jose office will aim to grow Push Technology's customer base in North America, promote product integrations with new, strategic U.S. partners and further existing partnerships, including with IBM. (more...)

USA Network to Premiere CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST Season 2, 10/14
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

USA Network announced today that season two of its breakout reality series CHRISLEY KNOWS BEST will premiere with two back-to-back episodes on Tuesday, October 14that 10pm/9c. (more...)

Gourmet Cowboy Lenny McNab Crowned Next Food Network Star!
by TV News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The tenth season of long-running hit series Food Network Star concluded Sunday night with a viewer vote naming Lenny McNab of De Beque, Colorado the winner of the grand prize: his own show on Food Network. (more...)

ThinkAnalytics Receives Emmy' Award for Technology and Engineering Achievements in Personalized Recommendations Engines
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

LONDON and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ThinkAnalytics, developer of the world's most deployed multiplatform TV search and recommendations engine, today announced that it has received an Emmy Award for Technology and Engineering from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). (more...)

Cellcom Israel Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014


BWW Reviews: Balagan and SMT's URINETOWN Sets an Almost Perfect Tone
by Jay Irwin - Aug 10, 2014

If you're going to go after a quirky, off kilter show such as "Urinetown", you need to go for the over-stylized melodrama aspect of it or don't even bother. Well Balagan Theatre has never been one to shy away from that "go big or go home" mentality and their current co-production with Seattle Musical Theatre is no exception. But as Over the Top as it is, it just doesn't quite reach the heights of satire in some places to really push the show into the realm of sardonic gold. (more...)

BWW Interviews: VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & Sass
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Aug 10, 2014

Joel Sass brings the farcical VANYA & SONIA & MASHA & SPIKE to the Guthrie stage for the first time this summer. BWW Interviews had a chance to get his insight on the show and learn more about the man behind the scenes himself. (more...)

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