July 30, 2010 Welcome to the July 25, 2010 Workshop participants! [back from left] Marina Sapunova from Russia, Bruce Ford [scholarship], Christopher Smart [seminar week], Elijah Rushefsky [2 weeks], and Matthew Poot [scholarship]. [front from left] Linda McArdell [2 weeks], Roberta Sassone from Italy, Eva Bauerle from Germany, Marina Cogliani from Italy, Guido Emanuele Fucci from Italy, Youngho Cho from Korea, William Mazerat from France, Pier Domenico Pierandrei from Italy [2 weeks],and Rebecca Robinson from England. [photo & text: Anita Baker]
Patricia HidalgoTurner is launching kids channel Boomerang in Turkey on the D-Smart satellite service and Tivibù IPTV platform.The channel, which will launch on April 23, will bring animated shows including The Tom & Jerry Show, Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, Inspector Gadget, Mr Bean and Garfield to Turkish viewers. Boomerang’s Turkish debut will see the channel joining Cartoon Network in the country.Patricia Hidalgo, SVP, chief content and creative officer, kids, Turner EMEA and international kids strategy said: “The timing of this launch is significant as we continue to invest in new, original content for Boomerang and further develop the brand as our second flagship kids’ channel across the region. Turkey is a big priority market for Turner and we feel confident that, with its strong portfolio of classic animation and loveable characters, Boomerang will offer a fun, light-hearted entertainment experience for families to enjoy together.”
Some 25 wireless operators will launch 5G services in 2019, a figure that will likely double by 2020, according to Deloitte.The 18th edition of Deloitte’s ‘Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions’ report claims that 72 operators are currently testing 5G.Deloitte also estimates that more than one million 5G handsets will be sold next year, with this figure expected to rise to 15 to 20 million units by 2020.“It won’t happen overnight, but 5G will profoundly change our interactions and experiences, which is good news for consumers as they demand better performance and more access to content,” said Kevin Westcott, vice chairman and US telecommunications, media and entertainment sector leader, Deloitte.“Higher speeds and lower latency will enable new and innovative consumer experiences in areas from augmented reality to entertainment to medicine and smart cities.”To access Deloitte’s full predictions report, click here.