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Press Releases: 07/23/15

Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2015 by icn2

Al Jazeera America (1)

AL JAZEERA AMERICA’S “THIRD RAIL” ASKS: DID FIDEL CASTRO WIN?

SUNDAY, JULY 26th at 6PM ET/3PM ET

NEW YORK, July 23, 2015 – This Sunday, July 26th at 6pm ET/3pm PT, Al Jazeera America’s debate program “Third Rail” with host Imran Garda will explore the Obama Administration’s controversial decision to reestablish diplomatic ties with Cuba.

“Did Fidel Castro Win?” is the question that will be debated in the first half of the hour-long show. Guests include former United States Chief of Mission in Havana Ambassador Vicki Huddleston, Cuban exile and co-founder of Cuban Democratic Directorate Orlando Gutierrez and Omar Lopez Montenegro, a Miami-based human rights activist who was detained and imprisoned numerous times by the Cuban government before moving to the U.S in 1992.
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Press Releases: 06/30/15

Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2015 by icn2

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Bloomberg Media Becomes the Leader in Global Business Video;
Reports Record Month of Unique Viewers in May

Bloomberg Media recorded its best video month ever in May, jumping two spots ahead of Yahoo! Finance and IBT Media in comScore’s Business and Finance category to become the global leader in digital video for the first time in the company’s history. With 16.9 million unique viewers worldwide, Bloomberg’s video audiences grew 337 percent year-over-year and 20 percent month-over-month. Video streams increased 177 percent year-over-year and 40 percent month-over-month, growing to 120 million. Viewers averaged 6.5 minutes per video, the highest among the top 10 publishers in the category.[1]

“As we execute our consumer media strategy and launch new products to build the leading media company for global business, we’re continuing to hit traffic milestones across our platforms,” said Bloomberg Media CEO Justin B. Smith. “Aggressive expansion and innovation in digital video is a key component of what we’re building, and becoming No. 1 in global business video is a testament to the investments we’re making in high-quality content and robust distribution channels.”

In May 2015, Bloomberg Media also reported the following traffic increases:
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Press Releases: 06/15/15

Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2015 by icn2

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BBC’s first travelling news bureau pops up in Kenya this July

New York June 15, 2015 Following its launch and six months on the road in the U.S, the BBC’s start-up travelling news bureau BBC Pop Up (www.bbc.com/popup) will be heading further afield to Kenya this July, it was announced today.

Crowd-sourcing stories from Kenyan Americans in the US and locals in Kenya, BBC Pop Up will be creating short and long form video for the BBC’s international news services in order to tell stories that link communities in the U.S. and Kenya. The unit will be in Kenya ahead of President Obama’s visit to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, where they will join forces with the BBC Africa (@bbcafrica) team based in the country, to give communities both in Kenya and the U.S their say on the visit.

The project begins in Dallas in late June, where BBC Pop Up will be talking to a Kenyan American radio station broadcasted around America in Swahili. They’ll be asking the station’s listeners what stories they want filmed in their home country. Once in Kenya, the team will be utilising the expertise and insight of the BBC’s East Africa Bureau in Nairobi, including colleagues at the BBC’s Swahili and Somali language services. BBC Pop Up’s host in Kenya will be Anne Soy (@annesoy), and the team will be holding a community meet-up in Nairobi, to help crowd-source more stories as well as utilise the unit’s social media accounts for newsgathering. BBC Pop Up will be producing short and long form video content for bbc.com and BBC World News, including its Focus on Africa programme and a standalone documentary to broadcast on 8 August.
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Press Releases: 06/05/15

Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2015 by icn2

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MSNBC LAUNCHES DIGITAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES IN RECOGNITION OF LGBT PRIDE MONTH

MSNBC Teams Up with ONE Archives Foundation and the It Gets Better Project to Produce the 10-Part Series “Fearless: How 10 LGBT Activists Made it Better”

NEW YORK, NY – June 4, 2015 – Today MSNBC announced an original documentary series to run on msnbc.com. In honor of LGBT Pride month, “Fearless: How 10 LGBT Activists Made It Better” will feature ten individuals who were trailblazers in the 20thCentury LGBT movement throughout Los Angeles. The series is in collaboration with ONE Archives Foundation and the It Gets Better Project. It debuts today, June 2ndat http://www.msnbc.com/fearless.

The mini documentaries will run on msnbc.com once a week for the next ten weeks. The premiere episode features retired schoolteacher Dr. Virginia Uribe, who founded the first dropout prevention program for LGBT high school students. The following weeks include documentaries on the pioneering Rev. Troy Perry, who began the pro-LGBT Metropolitan Community Church in 1968; and Carolyn Weathers, an outspoken activist in the early gay liberation movement and an instrumental figure in the founding of the Alcohol Center for Women.
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Press Releases: 06/03/15

Posted in Press Releases on June 3, 2015 by icn2

Al Jazeera America (1)

AL JAZEERA AMERICA PRESENTS “GUANTANAMO’S CHILD – OMAR KHADR”

DOCUMENTARY EXPLORES LIFE STORY OF YOUNGEST PERSON EVER TO BE HELD IN GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA

NEW YORK, June 3, 2015– This Monday, June 8th at 10pm ET/7pm PT, Al Jazeera America will air “Guantanamo’s Child – Omar Khadr,” an original documentary from White Pine Pictures, Al Jazeera, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and filmmaker Patrick Reed and journalist Michelle Shepherd.

Most Americans know little about Toronto-born Omar Khadr, who was captured as a 15-year old in Afghanistan and eventually pled guilty to war crimes, including the murder of an American soldier.
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Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 2015 by icn2

Al Jazeera America (1)

AL JAZEERA AMERICA LAUNCHES DEBATE PROGRAM “THIRD RAIL” WITH HOST IMRAN GARDA

NEW PROGRAM DEBUTS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 17th at 6PM ET/3PM ET

NEW YORK, May 15, 2015 – Al Jazeera America announced today that the channel is adding original content to its programming with a new debate program, “Third Rail,” airing Sundays at 6PM ET/3PM PT with host Imran Garda. For more information, visit: http://america.aljazeera.com/watch/shows/third-rail.html

Beginning this Sunday, May 17th, the weekly hour-long program will take a provocative look at controversial issues, with Garda moderating guest debates focused on political and social issues that challenges viewer’s expectations.
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Press Releases: 05/13/15

Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2015 by icn2

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CNN ADDS TWO EXCITING SERIES TO SUCCESSFUL SLATE OF ORIGINAL SERIES

Declassified and The Eighties to Launch in 2016

Net also Picks Up a Second Season of The Wonder List with Bill Weir and Third Season of This is Life with Lisa Ling

2015-2016 Original Series Line-up includes Kevin Spacey, Anthony Bourdain, Lisa Ling, Morgan Spurlock and Mike Rowe Among Others

CNN announced today two new Original Series, adding to its successful portfolio of high-quality, non-scripted programming in 2016. Declassified (All3Media America), an eight-part series, delves into true stories of America’s covert operations around the world. Hosted by former U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers, also the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, each episode features a newly declassified mission told firsthand by the agents who lived it, while getting unprecedented access to the riveting and secret world of espionage. Eli Holzman, Aaron Saidman, Stephen Lambert and Mike Rogers serve as executive producers on the series. Also in 2016, The Eighties follows in the footsteps of the critically-acclaimed series The Sixties and The Seventies (premiering in June). From the multiple EMMY® Award-winning producers Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, in association with HBO and EMMY® Award-winning producer Mark Herzog, each hour-long episode explores the individuals and events that shaped the decade.
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