News from Ty Pendlebury

  • AUSSIE FILM-MAKERS HAVE REDISCOVERED THE HORROR GENRE AFTER A BREAK OF 20 OR SO YEARS, DESPITE CINEMATIC DISTRIBUTION BEING A REAL DISINCENTIVE FOR SELF-PRODUCED HORROR FILMS.

    Aussie horror The Tunnel launches as torrent

    The Tunnel, which was directed by Enzo Tedeschi and Julian Harvey with executive producer Andrew Denton, will be officially launched tonight at a Popcorn Taxi event at Bondi Junction (sold out, sorry) and released simultaneously on BitTorrent. Get The Tunnel here.

  • THE WINDOWS 7 ADS: PROBABLY THE MOST MEMORABLE MICROSOFT CAMPAIGN SINCE WINDOWS 95'S "START ME UP" FEATURING THE ROLLING STONES.

    Darth Vader riffs on Windows 7 ads

    Given such atrocities as the accompanying Windows 7 party and Microsoft Songsmith, this isn't much of a stretch.

  • WHILE TIVO APPEARS TO BE STRUGGLING, TWO OF ITS COMPETITORS HAVE ANNOUNCED A CONTENT DEAL THAT WILL ENABLE T-BOX USERS TO WATCH FOXTEL CHANNELS.

    Foxtel coming to the Telstra T-Box

    Telstra T-Box customers will be able to subscribe to 30 channels via the internet in a similar fashion to the Xbox 360 content deal which began late in 2010.

  • GOOD NEWS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIKE WATCHING 3D SPORTS WITH GLASSES: YOU WILL ONLY HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 2022!

    Japan to show World Cup 3D holograms on your home ground

    In its bid for the 2022 World Cup, Japan is proposing to shoot all of its games in 3D and then beaming them holographically onto 400 pitches around the world.

  • WHEN IT COMES TO MULTIMEDIA, IT SEEMS THE ABC IS A BIT OF A TOWN BIKE.

    ABC launches full-length videos on YouTube

    The ABC has announced it's uploading full episodes of Australian series such as Enough Rope with Andrew Denton and The Gruen Transfer to YouTube.

  • FOXTEL HAS ANNOUNCED ITS FIRST IPTV SERVICE VIA THE IQ2, WHICH ENABLES CUSTOMERS TO DOWNLOAD TV AND MOVIES THROUGH THE BOX'S ETHERNET CONNECTION.

    Foxtel unveils IPTV service

    The new service supplements the existing Foxtel iQ2 On Demand service and now offers hundreds of extra movies and up to a thousand TV shows.

  • WHEN IT COMES TO BUYING UP BIG ON DIGITAL TELEVISIONS, VICTORIA'S SUNRAYSIA DISTRICT LAID DOWN THE GAUNTLET MID-2010 AS THE FIRST TO GO COMPLETELY DIGITAL.

    When will analog TV be turned off in my area?

    Mildura became the first region in Australia with digital-only television after the Communications Minister Stephen Conroy flicked the switch at 9am on June 30, 2010.

  • CHANNEL SEVEN HAS CONFIRMED IT WON'T BE BROADCASTING THIS SATURDAY'S GRAND FINAL REMATCH IN 3D THIS WEEKEND, AS THE EQUIPMENT USED TO SHOOT IT WILL BE NEEDED FOR SUNDAY'S NRL GRAND FINAL.

    AFL Grand Final rematch not in 3D

    Last week's contest between St Kilda and Collingwood ended in a draw and while viewers may expect the second game to be shown in 3D as well, Seven says this is not the case.

  • SONY COMPUTER HAS ANNOUNCED THAT CHANNEL SEVEN'S CATCH-UP SERVICE, PLUS7, IS NOW AVAILABLE ON THE PLAYSTATION 3 AND INCLUDES PREVIEWS AND FULL-LENGTH PROGRAMS.

    Plus7 content on PlayStation 3

    TV previews and full episode content from Seven's catch-up service, Plus7 is now available on the Sony PlayStation 3.

  • EX-TER-MIN-ATE!!! YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BE DELICIOUS!!!

    Doctor Who Dalek immortalised in sponge and frosting

    Want the ultimate birthday cake for the Doctor Who fan in your life?

  • AUSTRALIAN INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER IINET HAS ANNOUNCED THE AVAILABILITY OF THE NEW FETCHTV 2 SET-TOP BOX, WHICH INCORPORATES BOTH FREE-TO-AIR RECORDING AND VIDEO-ON-DEMAND SERVICES.

    iiNet announces FetchTV internet TV service

    The set-top box is currently available to iiNet customers who use the BoB service, but Internode has also announced plans to release the set-top box as well.

  • CHANNEL NINE HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL BROADCAST THE FIRST 3D SPORTS EVENT IN AUSTRALIA NEXT MONTH WHEN QUEENSLAND TAKES ON NSW IN THE STATE OF ORIGIN.

    Rugby League first 3D free-to-air broadcast

    The game takes place on May 26 and will only be viewable in 3D by owners of television sets with active shutter glasses -- which at this stage is the C7000 range of Samsung LED LCDs.

  • WITH THIS YEAR'S CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES) ABUZZ WITH 3D TV ANNOUNCEMENTS, CABLE PROVIDER FOXTEL HAS SAID IT IS PLANNING TO BEGIN 3D BROADCASTS OF ITS OWN IN 2011.

    Foxtel to begin 3D in 2011

    Foxtel CEO Kim Williams told gadget blog Gizmodo that he expects "Foxtel will bring its first test broadcasts in 3D to subscribers in 2011 when full product details will be revealed".

  • THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TODAY ANNOUNCED PLANS TO PROVIDE DIGITAL SATELLITE RECEIVERS TO ONE IN EVERY 30 HOUSEHOLDS LIVING IN BROADCAST BLACKSPOTS IN A BID TO PROVIDE DIGITAL TV ACCESS TO ALL AUSTRALIANS.

    Satellite TV for people in 'blackspots'

    About 247,000 households across the nation are expected to receive "free-to-air" satellite services at a cost of AU$160 million over four years, the government said.

  • LESS OF A "CHANNEL" AND MORE OF A "BOOKMARK", ABC'S IVIEW SERVICE WENT LIVE ON THE SONY PLAYSTATION 3 ON THE WEEKEND AFTER MONTHS OF ANTICIPATION. IS THIS A NEW AREA OF VIDEO-ON-DEMAND FREE OF THE SHACKLES OF FREEVIEW? HELL NO.

    ABC iView live on PS3

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