CANADA

Alicia Keys joins BlackBerry as global creative director

WATERLOO, CANADA: At the close of its BlackBerry 10 launch event earlier this week, BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins introduced 14-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and entrepreneur, Alicia Keys, as BlackBerry's new Global Creative Director. As an official member of the BlackBerry team, Keys will lead an array of new business initiatives that will drive engagement with BlackBerry and perception of the brand.

4 Feb 2013

FRANCE

Euronews launches on Eastlink in Canada

LYON, FRANCE: Euronews and Eastlink have signed an agreement boosting the content of Canada's largest privately held telecommunications company, giving its customers access to Europe's leading international news channel. The agreement gives Euronews greater presence in North America

16 Jul 2012

UNITED STATES

NYF International TV & Film Awards announces 2012 winners at NAB

NEW YORK, US: The 55th New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, announced this year's winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony on Tuesday, 17 April at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Geoffrey Mason, senior production specialist for ESPN, was awarded the NYF Television & Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.

19 Apr 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Christie surpasses 26 000 digital cinema projector milestone

WOKINGHAM, UK: Christie, a leader in digital cinema projection technologies, has announced that it has shipped and installed more than 26 000 digital cinema projectors worldwide, led by the firm's DCI-compliant Christie Solaria Series 2K and 4K projectors, from the Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230 to the CP4220 and CP4230.

8 Dec 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

Shared battery technology may up demand for electric cars

The McGill Daily reports that Hydro-Québec, a Montreal-based, government-owned public utility that is responsible for the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity across Quebec, and Technifin, a subsidiary of the South African Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), have agreed to share the intellectual property (IP) rights to their respective lithium-based technologies.

2 Nov 2011

CANADA

A new kind of viral marketing

TORONTO, CANADA: Films have used billboards to advertise since the early days of cinema, and it's fair to say that little has changed in the century or so that film studios have used posters to entice the public to the box office. Until now...

27 Oct 2011

NEW ZEALAND

NZ set to reap millions from RWC final weekend

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand stands to reap a US$62.8 million* windfall from the Rugby World Cup 2011 final weekend, according to MasterCard Research.

21 Oct 2011

SOUTH AFRICA

America an ever-growing market for tourism to South Africa

A substantial amount of tourism marketing in North America for South Africa has followed in the wake of the FIFA 2010 World Cup South Africa, generating unprecedented interest in this holiday destination.

4 May 2011

ANDORRA

Travel & tourism report focuses on moving beyond the downturn

ANDORRA: Switzerland, Germany and France have the most attractive environments for developing the travel and tourism industry, according to the fourth Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report, just released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 (GTF) held in Andorra. Austria, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Spain and Singapore complete the top 10.

9 Mar 2011

UNITED STATES

America still the most admired country globally

NEW YORK, US: The United States continues to lead the world in global image, according to GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, a division of GfK Custom Research North America and Simon Anholt, the leading policy advisor.

15 Oct 2010

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