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Meg Whitman to head mobile video startup NewTV

first_imgHome Meg Whitman to head mobile video startup NewTV Meg Whitman, who previously headed eBay and is on her way out as chief of HP Enterprise (pictured), is set to become CEO at NewTV, a mobile-first media platform founded by producer and businessman Jeffrey Katzenberg.NewTV, still a working name, said in a statement it aims “to bring the highest quality Hollywood production values and storytelling to mobile, in bite-sized formats of ten minutes or less.”It said it will “provide a custom-designed, purpose-built technology platform for mobile, on-the-go viewing of the highest calibre curated content”. NewTV will target 18-to-34 year olds and Whitman will be in charge of securing production partnerships and building a team, The Wall Street Journal reported.Whitman, who is the company’s first employee, described NewTV as “one of the most disruptive and timely ideas I’ve come across during my career.” She added she shares Katzenberg’s vision that good quality programming tailored to mobile “is the next big touchpoint in entertainment.”The executive will join as CEO on 1 March with Katzenberg serving as chairman: the company will be headquartered in Los Angeles.ExperienceWhitman is currently CEO of HP Enterprise where she will continue to serve on the board. From 2011 until 2015 she was president and CEO for HP Company and led the company’s separation into HP Enterprise and HP Incorporated.From 1998 to 2008 she served as president and CEO of eBay where, according to a statement from NewTV, she oversaw its growth from 30 employees and $4 million in annual revenue to more than 15,000 employees and $8 billion in revenue.“Meg is one of the most accomplished and sought-after executives of our time. She has built and scaled some of the most important global companies today,” said Katzenberg.“To say I am thrilled that Meg will be at the helm would be an understatement. Her leadership, operational expertise, and deep understanding of technology and consumer behaviour will be invaluable in creating the future of mobile entertainment,” he added.NewTV is part of WndrCo, a holding company based in Los Angeles and San Francisco.Katzenberg started the company after selling DreamWorks Animation in 2016 to Comcast’s NBCUniversal for $3.8 billion. Saleha Riaz Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 25 JAN 2018 Meg Whitman Previous ArticleAT&T calls for Internet Bill of RightsNext ArticleNokia offers MulteFire a small hand Tags Authorlast_img read more

Joe Illick & The New Year’s Eve Orchestra With Violinist Augustin Hadelich Dec. 31

first_imgTickets: 1 p.m. (family show): $20, general seating; 5 p.m. concert: $30-$80, reserved seating. Available online at Lensic.org, by phone at 505.988.1234, and in person at The Lensic box office. New Year’s Eve at The Lensic has become a Santa Fe holiday tradition. Come bid farewell to 2019 with longtime Santa Fean Joe Illick, music director and principal conductor of the Fort Worth Opera, leading an orchestra created for this event that includes top musicians from New Mexico and beyond. Phoenix Avalon, violinist, grew up in Santa Fe and is now a student of Itzhak Perlman and Li Lin at the Juilliard School. He recently received worldwide attention as first-prize winner (senior category) at the 2019 Spohr International Violin Competition in Weimar, Germany. He has also won top prizes at the Johansen and Fischoff International String Competitions. Avalon has performed with the New Mexico Philharmonic, the Boulder Symphony, and the Arapahoe Symphony and on Performance Today and From the Top. He has also given a TED talk on being a classical violinist. Avalon is a former member of the EPIK Artist Program of Performance Santa Fe. Augustin Hadelich is one of the great violinists of our time. A 2016 Grammy winner and Musical America’s 2018 Instrumentalist of the Year, he is consistently cited around the world for his phenomenal technique, soulful approach, and insightful interpretations. Hadelich will appear with over 25 North American orchestras in the 2019/2020 season, including the symphony orchestras of Boston, Cleveland, New York, Montréal, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Houston, Oregon, Seattle, Toronto, and numerous others. Born in Italy, the son of German parents, Hadelich is now an American citizen. He holds a diploma from the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Joel Smirnoff. After winning the Gold Medal at the 2006 International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, concerto and recital appearances on many of the world’s top stages quickly followed, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Chicago’s Symphony Hall, the Kennedy Center, Wigmore Hall/London, and the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Other distinctions include an Avery Fisher Career Grant (2009); a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship in the UK (2011); the inaugural Warner Music Prize (2015); as well as an honorary doctorate from the University of Exeter in the UK (2017). Joe Illick is the artistic director of the Fort Worth Opera, were he has served seventeen seasons as music director and principal conductor. An accomplished pianist, conductor, and composer, Illick regularly works with operas and orchestras across the United States and Europe. He has served as artistic director of the Lake George Opera Festival, interim artistic director of the Greater Miami Opera, music director of the Pittsburgh Opera Theater, and executive artistic director of Performance Santa Fe.center_img Augustin Hadelich will perform as the soloist on Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto in D. Major, Op. 35. The program also includes:Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate, K. 165, featuring soprano Adelaide Boedecker;Sarasate’s Zigeunerweisen (“Gypsy Airs”), Op. 20, featuring violin soloist Phoenix Avalon;Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 in F Major, Opus 68 (“Pastoral”); andBeethoven’s Egmont Overture (abridged), Op. 84. Joe Illick. Courtesy/Babak DowlatshahiAugustin Hadelich. Courtesy/Suxiao YangLPAC News:SANTA FE — The Lensic proudly presents conductor Joe Illick and the New Year’s Eve Orchestra in a Dec. 31 concert featuring world-renowned violinist Augustin Hadelich, soprano Adelaide Boedecker, and violinist Phoenix Avalon. Adelaide Boedecker, soprano, is a former resident artist with the Pittsburgh Opera and completed two summers as an apprentice artist with the Santa Fe Opera and the Merola Opera Program. She has performed with Sarasota Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera Birmingham, Opera Las Vegas, El Paso Opera, and more. Boedecker is the winner of the Santa Fe Opera Anna Case MacKay Award, winner of the National Opera Association competition, scholarship division, and the second-place winner of the American Prize competition for professional singers. She received her collegiate training at the University of Florida and the Eastman School of Music.last_img read more

Man Utd ticket prices and sales details

first_imgJosé Mourinho’s Premier League giants will visit Ashton Gate on Wednesday, December 20th (8pm kick-off), in front of the Sky Sports cameras.The two clubs have agreed on Gold category (non-member rate) pricing across the stadium.In a bid to allow as many City supporters as possible to experience the glamour cup tie, the club will be allocating United just 2,641 tickets, meaning an allocation of seats will be made available to home supporters in the Atyeo Stand.In addition, supporters in the South Stand singing section will be sold seats on a reserved basis for this fixture only, negating the requirement for a 10 per cent reduction in sales in this area.The Family Area will be open for this game.CHIEF EXECUTIVE’S VIEWCity chief executive Mark Ashton said: “It’s the first time the club has reached this stage of the competition in 28 years and everyone has played their part in our exciting Carabao Cup run.“From the outset, we wanted to ensure as many of our loyal supporters as possible get the chance to get their hands on a ticket for a visit of Manchester United to Ashton Gate.“That is why we’ve taken the decision to not fill the whole of the Atyeo Stand with away fans, even though it would have led to a bigger overall attendance. By doing so, we will be able to offer an extra 1,100 tickets to home fans.“In addition, we’ve looked to maximise capacity in the South Stand as much as possible, without affecting the fantastic atmosphere already being produced on a weekly basis by our singing section.“It’s clear that since the redevelopment of Ashton Gate, the demand for this game is unprecedented.“We will always look after our season card holders and, as a reward to those signing up for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign with a half-season card, those supporters have the opportunity to claim a ticket for the Manchester United game.“After that our members, including those from the extended Bristol Sport group, will get the chance to purchase. Following feedback from supporters, this member sales period will begin first with those who have bought for four or more games this season, before opening it up to those who have purchased for at least one home match this term.“The remaining members will be next in line for tickets before general sale; of course there is the very real chance that we will sell out before that stage.“Everyone associated with Bristol City Football Club is very excited about the prospect of having some of the greatest players in world football at Ashton Gate just before Christmas.”last_img read more