Jam rockers Umphrey’s McGee will hit Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO this weekend, spending July 2nd and 3rd at the famed venue over the holiday weekend. With support from a host of great artists, including Dweezil Zappa and Sinkane on night one and Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and The Main Squeeze on night two, fans are in for two incredible nights of music.For those who can’t make it out to Red Rocks, UM has you covered. The band is teaming with TourGigs to present live streams for both nights, offering single show and two-show bundles here. There will also be looping playbacks for each stream, so you can get your UM fill for hours after each show, as well as On Demand viewings for 14 days after the shows.“We like to pull out the stops in Colorado,” writes Umphrey’s in a statement, “and these two nights will be no different.” We can’t wait.
BOONE, Iowa – Transponders are required again for all Modified and Stock Car competitors at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.The electronic scoring devices will be used in all races for the two divisions Wednesday through Saturday, Sept. 7-10.Drivers will be able to use their own MyLaps/ABM compatible transponder at Boone Speedway or rent one for $30 for the week. Transponders will be available in the pre-tech inspection tent and a driver’s license or credit card will be held for deposit.Transponders will also be required for the Thursday, Sept. 8 Deery Brothers Summer Series Late Model main event, qualifying and last-chance features on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods, and Saturday main events for SportMods and Hobby Stocks.The devices will be installed at no charge to those drivers.MyLaps remains the official timing and scoring system of IMCA and Super Nationals.
He says it’ll still be a tough game…Throw-in is at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon in Semple Stadium.Tipp FM will have live coverage of the game in association with Cleary Motors Renault – Thurles Tipp senior footballers don’t fear anyone in Semple Stadium, according to one player.The Premier face Connacht champions, and promotion favourites, Roscommon on Sunday afternoon in Semple Stadium.Jack Kennedy says they’ve now got the strength and depth in the panel to ensure there are subs available to improve the team if someone isn’t performing.
The Crime & Investigation Network has secured carriage on the ‘n’ platform in Poland. The deal comes after the A+E Networks channel secured carriage on the Cyfrowy Polsat pay TV service last year. The ‘n’ deal means that the channel is now in five million Polish homes.Tom Davidson, managing director at A+E Networks UK, said: “Poland is a major TV market in Europe and extending distribution for our channel portfolio is a key priority for our business. We have ambitious growth plans for this market.”A+E says that, globally, the Crime & Investigation Network is now available in 98 million homes.
European broadcasting firm Modern Times Group (MTG) reported its fifth consecutive quarter of revenue growth in Q4, after a “year of investment” in the areas of content, digital and geographic expansion.Announcing its quarterly and full-year earnings, MTG said that its investments were “paying off in accelerated growth” and listed its buyout of Nice Entertainment Group and launch of channels for the first time in Turkey and Tanzania among its performance highlights for Q4.“We delivered the fifth consecutive quarter of accelerating sales growth with 14% constant FX growth in Q4, and 8% growth for the full year. We achieved record sales growth levels for our emerging market free-TV and pay-TV operations in 2013 and now face tough comps in what continue to be soft advertising markets,” said MTG president and CEO Jørgen Madsen Lindemann.“Our Scandinavian free-TV operations have returned to growth, and our Nordic pay-TV business has continued to benefit from strong overall subscriber growth and rising prices. We are investing further in 2014 and always looking for opportunities to accelerate the momentum in the business.”Overall the firm reported net sales of SEK4.08 billion (€465 million) in the quarter and SEK14.1 billion for the full year. However net income for the quarter and full year were both down, coming in at SEK261 million and SEK1.17 billion respectively.In the last quarter MTG said the Swedish and Danish TV advertising markets were both stable, while the Norwegian TV ad market showed low levels of growth.The firm benefitted from Viaplay subscriber growth and rising average revenue per premium satellite subscriber, though MTG said that operating costs “increased significantly” due to the ongoing investments in premium movie and sports content.In free-TV emerging markets, sales for MTG’s combined Baltic operations were stable in the quarter, while its Czech operations reported 22% sales growth. MTG attributed the latter to its ongoing advertising sales cooperation with TV Barrandov, underlying sales growth and the launch of Prima ZOOM.Bulgarian sales were up 37% in the quarter, though sales fort its Hungarian operations were down 3%.“We are totally focused on our customers and the creation of engaging and exciting entertainment experiences, which is why we have acquired even more premium sports and movie rights, further expanded our agreements with leading content producers and distributors, and launched so many more channels and services on so many different networks and platforms,” said Lindemann.The earnings come in the same week that DTVE’s sister publication, TBI, reported that MTG is tipped to beat rivals to an agreement to buy into the fast-growing international channels group, Trace.
Netflix has appointed Credit Suisse’s former head of US media and internet equity research, Spencer Wang, as vice-president of finance and investor relations. “This is an industry I followed closely during my time as a media and internet equity analyst on Wall Street, and I’m looking forward to telling the Netflix story to the investment community,” said Wang.“With the massive change reshaping the video business, it’s great to be part of the team at the forefront of this amazing evolution.”