Television – Vostoktelecom http://vostoktelecom.ru/ Mon, 21 Nov 2022 18:52:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://vostoktelecom.ru/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/icon-24.png Television – Vostoktelecom http://vostoktelecom.ru/ 32 32 World Television Day: the etymology of television https://vostoktelecom.ru/world-television-day-the-etymology-of-television/ Sun, 20 Nov 2022 21:45:38 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/world-television-day-the-etymology-of-television/ The word Television combines “Tele” meaning “distant” and “Vision” meaning “something seen in the imagination”. Television is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. Since the invention of the very first electronic television in 1927, television has undergone a number of changes in shape and size as well as in terms of transmission technology and picture quality. […]]]>

The word Television combines “Tele” meaning “distant” and “Vision” meaning “something seen in the imagination”. Television is one of mankind’s greatest inventions. Since the invention of the very first electronic television in 1927, television has undergone a number of changes in shape and size as well as in terms of transmission technology and picture quality. Today, stylish wall-mounted TVs of varying sizes can be found in billions of homes around the world. They are available in different sizes and are also equipped with the latest technologies, capable of displaying hundreds of channels. Television is a symbol of communication and globalization that educates, informs, entertains and influences our decisions and opinions. In 1996, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed November 21 World Television Day. The UN has recognized television as having a greater impact on decision-making and as an ambassador for the entertainment industry.

The evolution of television has been a constant process, however, there have been definitive moments that have changed technology forever. The word “television” first appeared in 1907 in the discussion of a theoretical device that carried images through telegraph or telephone wires. The first device that we could call a “television system” was created by John Logie Baird, a Scottish engineer. His mechanical television used a spinning “Nipkow disk”, a mechanical device for capturing images and converting them into electrical signals. These signals, sent by radio waves, were picked up by a receiving device. His own records would similarly spin, illuminated by neon light to produce a replica of the original footage. Baird’s first public demonstration of his mechanical television system took place somewhat prophetically in a London department store in 1925. The evolution of the mechanical television system progressed rapidly, and within three years the invention of Baird was able to broadcast from London to New York. In 1928, the world’s first television station opened as W2XCW. It transmitted 24 vertical lines at 20 frames per second.

Of course, the first device we would recognize as a television today involved the use of cathode ray tubes (CRTs). These convex glass devices shared images captured live on camera, and the resolution was, for the time, incredible. This father of modern electronic television was Philo Farnsworth and he knew very little about electronic theory. Despite family struggles, Philo was determined to go to college and managed to gain admission to Brigham Young University. In his spare time, he discovered vacuum tubes and cathode ray tubes, but without money he had no hope of building a working model of his television idea. One night in the dead of winter, Philo read an article about the possibility of combining radio and cinema and bringing this new medium instantly into homes, just as radio was doing now. His television receiver was constructed from a chemistry flask. This became the picture tube that Phil called “Image Oscillite”. It took months to build their TV system before they could even test it. Early tests showed only a glow when current passed through the receiver. It took several months of redesign work, but on September 7, 1927, he was successful. Phil’s television lab needed equipment to invent, and he needed staff. One of the first was his old friend and brother-in-law Cliff Gardiner who was soon appointed chief glassblower. Like Phil, Cliff had only a high school diploma and no knowledge of glassblowing. But on January 7, 1927, Phil filed his first patent. This is considered the official date of the invention of television. On September 3, 1928, the San Francisco Chronicle described Phil’s television as a “strange linear picture in a bluish light that smudges and blurs frequently, but the basic principle is achieved and perfection is now a matter of engineering” . Philo T. Farnsworth died in 1971.

In the summer of 1935, the first public demonstration of television took place at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Farnsworth received funds to build an entirely new system for the Institute. People lined up to see this new wonder. A camera was placed near the door. When people entered, they saw each other on the nearby “receiver”, at the bottom of a ten-gallon jug. Phil Farnsworth was invited to speak to the FCC. He welcomes this because he feels he has always been treated well by the FCC. This time, the commissioners want his opinion on the future of this new industry that is television. The Farnsworths moved to Indiana, the site of their new factory. Phil was named Vice President and Director of Research. He was involved in the engineering of assembly line operation and product design. Phil remained with ITT in Fort Wayne until 1967. Then he retired and moved back to Salt Lake City. Seeing what television had become, he wondered if all his hard work was worth it. Then, in 1969, he and Pem watched a man walk on the moon and he knew his work was worth it.

On November 21 and 22, 1996, the United Nations organized the first World Television Forum. Here, leading media personalities came together to discuss the growing importance of television in a rapidly changing world and how they could strengthen their mutual cooperation. UN leaders have recognized that television can draw attention to conflict, raise awareness of threats to peace and security, and put more emphasis on social and economic issues. Television has been recognized as a major tool for informing, channeling and influencing public opinion, having an undeniable presence and influence on world politics. Because of this event, the UN General Assembly decided to proclaim November 21 World Television Day, not to celebrate the object itself, but the symbol of communication and globalization in the world. contemporary that he represents. Previously, people received information via radio broadcasting, if a household was equipped with a transistor, and newspapers. Early television broadcasts followed the same format as radio, with a man reading a simple bulletin on a black-and-white screen. However, the technology quickly evolved to include event footage and interviews with people. The monochrome style was abandoned when color technology was developed in the mid to late 1960s, and TV technology continues to advance with ever more sophisticated optics and digital enhancements.

Today, television has evolved so much that it has fundamentally transformed everyone’s life. It has become an important part of our daily life and an essential part of modern culture. We have depended on television for entertainment, news, education, culture, weather, sports and even music since the advent of music videos. It is mankind’s most wonderful invention and it is a blessing in disguise. One can hear and watch the live programs taking place in remote places. Gathering around the television allows families, friends and strangers to bond. Television also continues to benefit the masses by raising awareness about the environment, rights, duties and privileges. It is a source of teaching labels, language skills, hobbies, social relationships, and religious beliefs.

(The author is a regular writer for this journal and can be contacted at specialachivers78@gmail.com

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Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain will become a TV series https://vostoktelecom.ru/booker-prize-winning-novel-shuggie-bain-will-become-a-tv-series/ Mon, 14 Nov 2022 11:48:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/booker-prize-winning-novel-shuggie-bain-will-become-a-tv-series/ Douglas Stuart is adapting his best-selling Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain into a TV series, the BBC has announced. huggie Bain, Stuart’s debut novel, is set in 1980s Glasgow and is about a young boy growing up amid drug addiction and poverty. The story, which won the Booker Prize in 2020, was inspired by Stuart’s […]]]>

Douglas Stuart is adapting his best-selling Booker Prize-winning novel Shuggie Bain into a TV series, the BBC has announced.

huggie Bain, Stuart’s debut novel, is set in 1980s Glasgow and is about a young boy growing up amid drug addiction and poverty.

The story, which won the Booker Prize in 2020, was inspired by Stuart’s own childhood in Thatcher-years Glasgow and is described as a powerful depiction of a working-class family.

The book has won numerous awards over the years and was one of the most critically acclaimed novels of 2020 and became an international bestseller, selling in 39 countries.

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It is adapted for BBC One and iPlayer, produced and distributed internationally by A24.

Douglas Stuart said: “I am deeply grateful to the BBC and A24 for their confidence in Shuggie Bain.

“I am thrilled to bring the Bain family to the screen and have the opportunity to expand on my novel and bring new threads to the story, exploring hardships and struggles as well as compassion, l humor and resilience that are so central to the Scottish Spirit.

Gaynor Holmes, BBC Drama Commissioning Editor, said: “Shuggie Bain is an extraordinary novel, with all the makings of extraordinary television.

“It is a real honor to work with the immense talent of Douglas Stuart to bring his vision to the BBC.”

Filming for the TV series is expected to take place in Scotland and more details will be announced in due course.

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Hancock’s TV act is a sickening ploy https://vostoktelecom.ru/hancocks-tv-act-is-a-sickening-ploy/ Thu, 10 Nov 2022 17:09:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/hancocks-tv-act-is-a-sickening-ploy/ Never mind crawling through a tunnel overflowing with vermin while maggots rain down on your head. The real threat to Matt Hancock is the humans in the jungle. The faces of the other candidates when the former health secretary first entered the camp on Wednesday evening were an absolute picture. And this photo is of […]]]>

Never mind crawling through a tunnel overflowing with vermin while maggots rain down on your head. The real threat to Matt Hancock is the humans in the jungle. The faces of the other candidates when the former health secretary first entered the camp on Wednesday evening were an absolute picture. And this photo is of Edvard Munch The Scream.

Producers of I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! may think they played blind dropping one of Britain’s most unpopular men in the Australian bush. Granted, the ratings will be off the charts for the most excruciating yet hilarious hour of television in recent memory. Call it Cringe comedy. Credit where credit is due, Matt Hancock’s lack of self-awareness is so astounding it’s practically a superpower.

“There are so few ways for politicians to show that we are human beings,” he explained, putting on his sincere listening face, when asked by broadcaster and fellow celebrity Charlene White. how he could quit his job when the UK was in crisis. .

“Oh Rishi is great, the government is stable,” the MP for West Suffolk replied casually.

Hancock’s rehabilitation strategy, presumably forced into him by a reputation management firm, is pretty clear. First, soak up all the punishment the public can inflict by voting for you to do a record number of Bushtucker tries. Swallow the opossum’s penis and hope it eclipses the affair you had during lockdown when your own draconian rules said people from different households weren’t allowed to have sex. Then, hopefully, viewers can start to feel sorry for you and forget about that tin bully who told scared kids they might “kill Granny.”

Remember the Cabinet Minister who claimed to have ‘thrown a ring of protection around care homes’ when thousands of elderly people actually walked out of hospital to sow Covid among residents and cause their deaths? Well, Hancock is clearly crossing his fingers that this incompetent lie will be rebranded as a happy good sport and a national favorite.

Could this work? The British have a gleefully sadistic side that loves to ridicule fools. When illusionist David Blaine spent 44 days, with only water to drink, in a plexiglass box above the River Thames, Americans were left in awe of his epic fast. The Brits held barbecues nearby so he could smell the meat roasting.

On the other hand, we also have a strong sense of fair play and don’t like to see anyone being bullied. Matt is already attracting sympathy on social networks. If he put on a brave performance in last night’s Tentacles of Terror trial, that support could grow (although many of us would gladly see the wally fail).

Where Hancock’s takeover plan fails is in ignoring the hostility and knee-jerk reluctance of his fellow celebrities. Mike Tindall, former England rugby champion and son-in-law of the Princess Royal, had already established himself in the jungle as an extremely friendly and brilliant giant. “Bull—-, bull—-, bull—-,” Mike called after just three minutes of Hancock’s prepared apology. I nailed it.

The friendly camaraderie of the camp froze immediately when the disgraced curator entered. The tension was so thick you could cut it with a boomerang. Boy George, who was unable to visit his mother in hospital during the lockdown, expressed general unease, complaining: “I don’t want to be here having fun with him.”

Blimey, the show’s producers will be in a major dilemma if their star signing issues an ultimatum “It’s Hancock or me.” I think things could explode very quickly.

Boy George brings up a serious point (not a sentence I ever thought I’d write). As the Covid investigation continues, families who have suffered under ministerial dictates that forbade people to see their dying relatives will recoil at this brazen performance by one of the main instigators of this inhumanity. Matt Hancock takes advantage of their pain.

I am a celebrity… specializes in mock proofs for light entertainment purposes. When the horn goes away, the trial is over and the laughter resumes. The ordeals of containment were real and the evil continues, and continues.

Matt Hancock shows no sign of understanding the misery caused by his regulations. Nor how outrageous his hypocrisy was to those who obeyed the rules. “There are so few ways for politicians to show that we are human beings,” he complained. Well, one way would be to empathize. Big luck. The man has such thick skin that crocodiles will wear Hancock purses.

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Sir Michael Parkinson says his TV character was a ‘disguise’ https://vostoktelecom.ru/sir-michael-parkinson-says-his-tv-character-was-a-disguise/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 11:45:19 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/sir-michael-parkinson-says-his-tv-character-was-a-disguise/ Sir Michael Parkinson has admitted he doesn’t like watching his past interviews as he thinks his TV character is a ‘disguise’. The broadcaster, 87, was a familiar face on television interviewing some of the world’s biggest stars on his talk show Parkinson, which aired periodically from 1971 until his retirement in 2007. Appearing at the […]]]>

Sir Michael Parkinson has admitted he doesn’t like watching his past interviews as he thinks his TV character is a ‘disguise’.

The broadcaster, 87, was a familiar face on television interviewing some of the world’s biggest stars on his talk show Parkinson, which aired periodically from 1971 until his retirement in 2007.

Appearing at the BBC Breakfast on Thursday to discuss his career and the release of his latest book, Sir Michael said he believed that no matter how well-aware anyone might be of celebrity issues, it “changed you”.

When asked if he was tired of watching his old TV clips, he said, “Absolutely, because I don’t recognize the person. It’s a disguise, it’s a disguise. All.

“You’re not yourself at all, it changes you, no matter how attentive you are to the issues of being famous, it changes you and it’s related.”

Asked how he thinks it can change someone, he continued: “Just people’s reaction to you and that sometimes makes you a worse person than you are.

“Writing never did that at all, writing challenges you all the time to do it right.”

Sir Michael has revealed he is more proud of the work he has done as a writer than as a presenter.

Speaking to hosts Naga Munchetty and Charlie Stayt, he said: “If you appear on TV like we do and you get famous and all that stuff, there’s a danger you could actually swallow it all. that and kind of thinking ‘this is what it’s all about’.

Sir Michael Parkinson has interviewed some of the world’s biggest stars (Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA)

“If you’re going to write, it’s different, it’s much more difficult to be able to write well than to perform well on television.

“I know it’s a different thing, but from my perspective, I’m much more proud of what I’ve done as a writer than as a viewer.”

He added that there is an article in his new book My Sporting Life, which he co-wrote with his son Michael Parkinson Jr, about his late friend and England cricketer Fred Trueman which he would like to use as a reference. of his talent. .

“I think if I could justify myself as a writer, as a human being, that would be the thing I would give read this and tell me if you think that’s pretty good because if you do, I’m very happy,” he said. said.

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Elon Musk recently took over social media platform Twitter (Brian Lawless/PA)

Thinking about who he would like to interview now, he suggested billionaire Elon Musk, who recently took over social media platform Twitter, would be “interesting”.

During the hundreds of episodes of his talk show, he interviewed stars including David Bowie, John Lennon, Celine Dion and Muhammad Ali.

Sir Michael admitted his conversation with Ali was one time he felt he was losing the battle, saying: ‘Ali was impossible to interview, you couldn’t get near him at all.

“He would let you in so far, then the performance would start, the number would follow.

“It’s a shame because he was a brilliant man, he was able to support himself, there was no doubt about it. The sadness was that he was taken over by people who used him, they used him. actually misused.

He added: “On the other hand, I came to admire him a lot, especially towards the end where he carried this disease with a lot of courage, a lot of style and suddenly he became a man. different, kinder, if that were possible.

“But I did feel sorry for him because the pressure put on him by various parts of a propaganda war, if you will, was intolerable, I thought, and explained an awful lot about some of his behaviors. I mean, having met him as many times as I was an honor.

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Angela Bassett among winners of CCA Celebration of Black Cinema and Television https://vostoktelecom.ru/angela-bassett-among-winners-of-cca-celebration-of-black-cinema-and-television/ Thu, 03 Nov 2022 00:44:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/angela-bassett-among-winners-of-cca-celebration-of-black-cinema-and-television/ Black Panther stars Angela Bassett and Michael B Jordan are among the winners of this year’s Critics’ Choice Association (CCA) Celebration of Black Film and Television. The star-studded event will also feature other famous faces in the entertainment industry, including Motown founder Berry Gordy, Kid Cudi and Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson. Now in its […]]]>

Black Panther stars Angela Bassett and Michael B Jordan are among the winners of this year’s Critics’ Choice Association (CCA) Celebration of Black Film and Television.

The star-studded event will also feature other famous faces in the entertainment industry, including Motown founder Berry Gordy, Kid Cudi and Abbott Elementary creator Quinta Brunson.

Now in its fifth year, the ceremony will take place on December 5 at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

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Michael B Jordan will also be honored at the fifth annual event (Richard Shotwell/AP)

This year, the CCA’s Celebration of Black Film and Television will recognize 15 categories in an evening showcasing outstanding achievement in black film and television.

Bassett, who is set to reprise her role as Queen Ramonda in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, will receive the Career Achievement Award in honor of her extraordinary career.

Jordan will receive the Melvin Van Peebles Trailblazer Award for his overall contribution to the industry and to celebrate his directorial debut with the United Artists Releasing film, Creed III.

The actor previously starred in the original 2018 film Black Panther, alongside Bassett and the late Chadwick Boseman.

Meanwhile, songwriter, producer and director Gordy will receive the Icon Award for his “unprecedented” contribution to music, film and popular culture, the CCA has said.

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Songwriter, producer and director Berry Gordy will receive the Icon Award for his ‘unprecedented’ contribution to music, film and popular culture (Mark J Terrill/PA)

Grammy Award-winning musician and actor Scott Mescudi, known professionally as Kid Cudi, will be honored with the Groundbreaker Award for his starring role as Jabari in the Netflix event Entergalactic, which he also created .

“The celebration of black film and television has grown significantly over the past five years,” said CCA Executive Director Joey Berlin.

“We are thrilled to be able to recognize such exceptional projects in both film and television, and to honor these incredible actors and filmmakers for their work.”

The Critics Choice Association’s Celebration of Black Film and Television will be televised on local channel KTLA in January 2023 and broadcast on channels across the United States next February in honor of Black History Month. .

The first CCA Asia-Pacific Film and TV Celebration is set to take place on Friday, also in Los Angeles.

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United States Sports Broadcast Media (Television and Telecommunications) Market Landscape Report 2022-2026 with a Review of Key Sports Media Rights https://vostoktelecom.ru/united-states-sports-broadcast-media-television-and-telecommunications-market-landscape-report-2022-2026-with-a-review-of-key-sports-media-rights/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 07:00:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/united-states-sports-broadcast-media-television-and-telecommunications-market-landscape-report-2022-2026-with-a-review-of-key-sports-media-rights/ company logo Dublin, Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The United States of America (USA) Sports Broadcasting Media (Television and Telecommunications) Landscape report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer. The United States of America Media Landscape report provides an overview of the television and telecommunications market in relation to sports broadcasting in the United […]]]>

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Dublin, Nov. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The United States of America (USA) Sports Broadcasting Media (Television and Telecommunications) Landscape report has been added to from ResearchAndMarkets.com offer.

The United States of America Media Landscape report provides an overview of the television and telecommunications market in relation to sports broadcasting in the United States today, with high-level data and detailed forecasts of key indicators to 2026. The report analyzes the TV, SVOD, mobile and fixed residential broadband sectors, as well as a review of the main sports media rights.

Highlights

  • The total number of pay-TV subscriptions will decrease by 20.6 million during the forecast period 2021-2026, reaching 46.1 million in 2026.

  • The US appetite for on-demand entertainment will drive SVOD accounts to grow at a CAGR of 6.9% over the forecast period 2021-2026, reaching 444.4 million in 2026.

  • The penetration of smartphone subscriptions in the United States reached approximately 84.1% in 2021. During the forecast period, the penetration of smartphone subscriptions in the population will increase to 106.3% by 2026.

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  • Traditional broadcast networks are still in the lead, with CBS being the most-watched network in the country in 2021, followed by NBC, ABC and Fox.

  • Pay-TV operators had approximately 66.8 million subscribers in 2021, down 10.5% from 2020.

  • The United States had approximately 318.7 million SVOD accounts at the end of 2021, an increase of 48.2 million or 17.8% from 2020.

  • 4G is the leading mobile technology with an estimated 80.1% share of total mobile subscriptions in 2021.

  • Cable held an estimated 68.6% share of total fixed broadband access lines in 2021. However, we expect the share of cable subscriptions to decline to 65.6% by 2026 as other Technologies such as fiber and fixed wireless access will continue to grow during the forecast period.

Main topics covered:

  • Population and household context

  • TV services market

  • SVOD services market

  • Mobile services market: handsets

  • Fixed Broadband Services Market: Residential

  • Competitive landscape

  • Data tables

Companies cited

  • Amazon Prime Video

  • Apple

  • AT&T

  • charter

  • Comcast

  • ESPN

  • Fox Corporation

  • NBCUniversal

  • netflix

  • World Paramount

  • T-Mobile

  • Verizon

  • The Walt Disney Company

  • Discovery of Warner Bros.

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Victoria Beckham ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of her husband ahead of new TV series https://vostoktelecom.ru/victoria-beckham-couldnt-be-prouder-of-her-husband-ahead-of-new-tv-series/ Wed, 02 Nov 2022 00:39:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/victoria-beckham-couldnt-be-prouder-of-her-husband-ahead-of-new-tv-series/ Victoria Beckham says she “couldn’t be prouder” of her husband after attending the premiere of the former England football star’s new Disney+ series. The fashion designer and Spice Girl said it was “moving” as she appeared alongside members of her family for the event in London’s Leicester Square on Tuesday night. The series, titled Save […]]]>

Victoria Beckham says she “couldn’t be prouder” of her husband after attending the premiere of the former England football star’s new Disney+ series.

The fashion designer and Spice Girl said it was “moving” as she appeared alongside members of her family for the event in London’s Leicester Square on Tuesday night.

The series, titled Save Our Squad starring David Beckham, sees David return to his east London roots to mentor the Westward Boys Under-14s, a young grassroots side who are at the bottom of their league and risk relegation. .

The league – The Echo Premier League – is the same one Beckham played in as a young boy.

Members of the youth team joined the Beckhams for the premiere.

Sharing a photo of her family on Instagram, Victoria wrote: “Couldn’t be prouder tonight of @DavidBeckham and his AMAZING team @studio99.

“I was totally blown away and moved tonight watching the screening of #SaveOurSquad. Watch on @DisneyPlus from November 9th xx VB.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 01: Alex Scott and David Beckham attend an exclusive screening in London to discuss his involvement in the upcoming Disney+ Original series ‘SAVE OUR SQUAD WITH DAVID BECKHAM’ launching November 9 at Odeon Luxe West End on November 1 November 2022 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Disney+)

Her 17-year-old son Cruz wrote, “Wow I’m so proud of you dad, I love you so much.”

Following the screening of the first episode, Beckham joined Westward Boys players and their coaches to discuss the making of the series, in a Q&A moderated by Alex Scott.

“I wanted people to see how important grassroots football is. It’s about community, not just in east London, but across the UK,” he said.

“Being part of a team is being part of a community.”

Later, in his own post, Beckham added: “An incredibly special night at the #SaveOurSquad screening in Leicester Square tonight.

“Great to see the @westwardboysfc back.”

All episodes of Save Our Squad with David Beckham will be available Wednesday, November 9 on Disney+.

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Jemma Mitchell, first woman jailed for life live on TV after beheading church friend https://vostoktelecom.ru/jemma-mitchell-first-woman-jailed-for-life-live-on-tv-after-beheading-church-friend/ Fri, 28 Oct 2022 13:29:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/jemma-mitchell-first-woman-jailed-for-life-live-on-tv-after-beheading-church-friend/ An ‘extremely devious’ osteopath has become the first woman to be jailed for life on live TV after beheading her church friend. Jemma Mitchell, 38, was given a life sentence with a minimum sentence of 34 years for killing Mee Kuen Chong, 67, in a plot to seize her property in June last year. She […]]]>

An ‘extremely devious’ osteopath has become the first woman to be jailed for life on live TV after beheading her church friend.

Jemma Mitchell, 38, was given a life sentence with a minimum sentence of 34 years for killing Mee Kuen Chong, 67, in a plot to seize her property in June last year.

She attacked Ms Chong at her home in north-west London before cutting off her head and putting her remains in a suitcase, which she then drove 250 miles to Salcombe, Dorset.

The remains were found abandoned near a footpath the following day by horrified holidaymakers.

Mitchell had decided to murder Ms Chong after he gave up on giving her £200,000 to pay for repairs to her dilapidated home, her trial heard.

She hoped to inherit the bulk of her victim’s £700,000 estate by falsifying her will.

On Friday, Judge Richard Marks KC was broadcast handing down his sentence to Mitchell at the Old Bailey in what is only the second time cameras have been allowed in an English criminal court.

The judge said it was a particularly shocking murder carried out by an “extremely devious” person.

He told Mitchell: “There’s the scary aspect of what you did to and with her body after you killed her.

“You have shown no remorse and appear to be in complete denial of what you did, despite what I believe was overwhelming evidence against you.

“The enormity of your crime is deeply shocking, especially given your apparent religious devotion and the fact that Deborah Chong was a good friend to you and showed great kindness to you.”

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The world’s first television series spurred America’s television boom 75 years ago https://vostoktelecom.ru/the-worlds-first-television-series-spurred-americas-television-boom-75-years-ago/ Thu, 27 Oct 2022 13:15:32 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/the-worlds-first-television-series-spurred-americas-television-boom-75-years-ago/ (The Conversation is an independent, nonprofit source of news, analysis, and commentary from academic experts.) (THE TALK) Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk desperately waves his home run to stay in play. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson pumps his arms as he hobbles around the second base after beefing up a home run off […]]]>

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(THE TALK) Boston Red Sox catcher Carlton Fisk desperately waves his home run to stay in play. Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Kirk Gibson pumps his arms as he hobbles around the second base after beefing up a home run off Dennis Eckersley, Oakland’s closest dominating A. The ball on the ground hit by New York Mets outfielder Mookie Wilson jumping between the legs of Red Sox first baseman Bill Buckner.

Some of the most dramatic images in World Series history are seared into the minds of baseball fans through television coverage. This year’s World Series between the Philadelphia Phillies and Houston Astros is sure to bring another timeless highlight to the estimated 12 million viewers expected.

Yet the first 43 World Series were not televised at all. It wasn’t until the 1947 series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers – 75 years ago – that fans could see their favorite players go head-to-head on screen.

As I detail in my book “Center Field Shot: A History of Baseball on Television,” which I co-wrote with Robert Bellamy, the shows became a sensation. They drew millions of Americans to a new medium at a time when there were no national networks, only a handful of stations, and somewhere between 50,000 and 60,000 televisions nationwide.

Negotiations go all the way

In August 1947, the television industry predicted a possible all-New York World Series: the Yankees had a huge lead in the American League, while the Dodgers also held a sizable lead in the National League.

If the two teams met in October, the three New York television networks – led by NBC ABC and now-defunct DuMont – decided they wanted to cover the games.

But the television rights to the games were held by the Mutual Broadcasting System, a radio network that did not have a television division. Thus, Mutual would have to outsource coverage to one or more New York stations.

Although no national television network existed at the time, NBC, DuMont, and CBS had the means to link East Coast stations through a combination of coaxial cable, microwave, and over-the-air transmissions. thus broadening the potential audience for the world. Series. The series would air on eight stations in four markets: New York, Philadelphia, Washington and Schenectady, New York.

While the Yankees-Dodgers series materialized, telecasting of the series almost didn’t happen.

The predictable stumbling block was money. Baseball commissioner Albert B. “Happy” Chandler wanted $100,000 for the television rights to the series. Gillette, the sponsor of radio coverage on the Mutual Broadcasting System, balked at the high price given the limited television penetration—only 50,000 to 60,000 American households had televisions at the time. The radio rights to reach the country’s 29 million homes with radios had cost Mutual just $175,000.

Initial negotiations resulted in an offer of $60,000 from two sponsors: Gillette and the Ford Motor Company. New York’s Liebmann Breweries offered to meet Chandler’s $100,000 request, but the commissioner declined because he didn’t want beer ads when young people would be prominent members of the public .

Even before a coverage deal was finalized, bars, restaurants, TV dealers, department stores, car dealerships and movie theaters began advertising the event, urging customers to come and watch the World Series on television. And in the days and weeks leading up to the Fall Classic, demand for TVs skyrocketed.

The excitement pushed Chandler and the sponsors to find a compromise.

Finally, on September 26, just four days before Game 1 at Yankee Stadium, Chandler, Gillette and Ford agreed to $65,000 for World Series television rights. Production costs added another $35,000 to the sponsors’ bill. Mutual, Gillette and Ford have also agreed to allow the three New York television stations and those connected to them to broadcast the game, providing the widest possible exposure.

A surprisingly strong response

Early industry estimates had the series reaching between 600,000 and 700,000 viewers, many of whom were in the bars and restaurants where a significant number of the nation’s early television receivers were located.

But this forecast turned out to be conservative. Although home viewing of the seven games was substantial – 450,000 in a Hooper valuation survey commissioned by Billboard – the away-from-home viewing numbers were extraordinary: an estimated 3.5 million additional people watched the World Series in public places.

Hooper’s survey found that an average of 82 patrons showed up at each of these public venues to watch at least part of the World Series. Variety reported that bar owners saw a 500% increase in patrons over the course of the series, with some offering regulars reservations for a prime spot near the TV.

What viewers in those prime seats saw was primitive by today’s standards. The screen was generally small – 12 inches diagonally or less. The low definition images were black and white and came from only a few cameras. No extreme close-ups were possible. There was no instant replay, so fans had to be careful or the moment was lost.

But for the first time, they saw the World Series live and for free.

The television industry’s world series bump

The public liked what they saw. Billboard, quoting The Newark Evening News, reported that “television audiences latched on to video cameras at every turn and the ‘oohs and aahs’ during a slide or strikeout was something broadcasters would give in their eyes to hear.”

It didn’t hurt that the 1947 World Series ended up being so dramatic. The Yankees won in seven games, but Brooklyn won the two biggest moments.

Late in the ninth inning of Game 4, Dodgers slugger Cookie Lavagetto ended Yankee starter Bill Biven’s no-hitter bid with a two-out hit, leading in two runs and sending the Dodgers to a win 3 -2. Then, in Game 6, Al Gionfriddo’s superb take on Joe DiMaggio’s deep push to left field helped preserve an 8-6 Dodgers win, leading legendary Dodgers broadcaster Red Barber to exclaim: “Oh, doctor!”

Broadcasts from Washington even reached the White House, where President Harry S. Truman, his staff, and the DC press corps watched some of the contests. Trade magazine Televiser reported an enthusiastic response from White House viewers: “If television can do such a good job on perhaps the most difficult of all subjects to televise, then it really has arrived.

Public support for the World Series on television, along with generous press coverage of television shows, provided a significant boost to the fledgling television industry. The Sporting News reported that the world’s first television series boosted sales of new receivers in New York to levels not seen since the early days of radio. Similar reports came from dealerships in Washington and Philadelphia.

David Sarnoff, president of RCA – which owed NBC and was a leading receiver manufacturer – considered television coverage of baseball and its crowning event, the World Series, to be one of the most important factors in triggering growth new media.

TV makers, he concluded, “had to have baseball games and if [baseball owners] had asked millions for the rights, we should have given it to them.

The television industry ended up paying millions and then billions for these rights. Fox’s latest seven-year contract, including World Series rights, is worth $5.1 billion for Major League Baseball.

Happy Chandler’s $100,000 request in 1947 seems like a bargain today.

This article is republished from The Conversation under a Creative Commons license. Read the original article here: https://theconversation.com/the-first-televised-world-series-spurred-americas-television-boom-75-years-ago-193006.

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Gary Neville vs. Roy Keane expanded the definition of ‘big TV’ https://vostoktelecom.ru/gary-neville-vs-roy-keane-expanded-the-definition-of-big-tv/ Mon, 24 Oct 2022 06:00:00 +0000 https://vostoktelecom.ru/gary-neville-vs-roy-keane-expanded-the-definition-of-big-tv/ Hasselbaink comes across as an affable guy who is happy to play along, but will have forgotten everything by the time the program’s end credits roll, sleeping the peaceful sleep of an unburdened mind. Neville is an altogether more interesting case. Saying, “It’s great television,” when you’re actually on television, suggests a sort of joyful […]]]>

Hasselbaink comes across as an affable guy who is happy to play along, but will have forgotten everything by the time the program’s end credits roll, sleeping the peaceful sleep of an unburdened mind.

Neville is an altogether more interesting case. Saying, “It’s great television,” when you’re actually on television, suggests a sort of joyful enjoyment of his work that I personally find rather endearing. On the other hand, it’s also a deeply uncool way to continue, like watching someone give themselves a pep talk in the mirror, Steve Coogan’s salesman character, Gareth Cheeseman, thinking, “You you’re a tiger.”

Neville now makes short self-shot videos for social media as he leaves the studio, debriefing his performances on camera. Like Charlie Brooker’s Nathan Barley, Gary has truly become a “self-facilitating media knot”. He comments on the sports agenda, he sets the sports agenda, he watches himself on television setting the sports agenda and he likes what he sees.

Apart from anything else, this sounds absolutely exhausting, but presumably if you have a lot of personal energy, a lot to say, and a deep desire for attention, it could be satisfying. One wonders how long Sky, and even its main characters, can keep it all together.

Unlike the stars of other soap operas, they can’t be written by blowing up a panty factory or getting mowed down by Mike Reid. You could certainly see Roy waking up one morning and deciding he just doesn’t fancy gutting a Tottenham full-back today, or ever again.

His illustrious former United colleague seems to be on another trajectory, ever more passionate about his words, from Erik ten Hag to Boris Johnson.

Will the need to continue making ‘big TV’ see Gary outgrow the football studio? Will the fashion wheel turn away from footballers shouting at each other? Will Gary ever find himself without an opinion? It seemed in the 1990s that the sun would never set on Manchester United’s football empire, but nothing lasts forever, not even big TV.

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