28 ene. 2005

Firmas para reforma LA REFORMA INTEGRAL A LA LEY FEDERAL DE RADIO Y TELEVISI�N

Firmas reforma LFRT: "LA REFORMA INTEGRAL A LA LEY FEDERAL DE RADIO Y TELEVISION
Por el papel que cumplen los medios en la democracia es indispensable establecer reglas claras para su funcionamiento, pues tanto el monopolio como el limitado acceso de los ciudadanos a los medios y la excesiva discrecionalidad con que el ejecutivo aplica la normatividad actual en la materia, atentan contra la pluralidad informativa y el derecho a la informacion de mas de 100 millones de mexicanos al centrarse la propiedad y operacion de frecuencias en unos cuantos grupos."

Nueva ley de medios Ley Federal de Radio y Television Mexico

Nueva ley de medios: "Miguel Concha
Nueva ley de medios
El pasado 3 de enero la Subcomision de Radio y Television del Senado, creada el 13 diciembre, entrego para su analisis a las comisiones unidas de Comunicaciones y Transportes, Gobernacion y Estudios Legislativos el anteproyecto de dictamen de la nueva Ley Federal de Radio y Television, con la incorporacion de 106 observaciones que enviaron cuatro senadores del PRI, varias dependencias del gobierno federal, miembros del Poder Judicial, academicos y organizaciones sociales y laborales"

27 ene. 2005

HD For Indies

HD For Indies: "Sony HDR-FX1 (HDV) vs Sony F900 (HDCAM) Footage Comparison "

ABC News Now turns to Sprint PCS video phones

News Technology Update January 27, 2005: "

ABC News Now turns to Sprint PCS video phones for inauguration coverage
Jan 27, 2005 8:00 AM, News Technology Update e-newsletter

ABC News Now´s Bob Woodruff introduces viewers to use of video cell phones for news gathering during the inaugural parade in Washington, D.C. Photo courtesy ABC News Now.


ABC News Now relied on ordinary people equipped with Sprint PCS Vision Video Phones to augment its coverage of the 2005 inauguration of President George W. Bush.
Working with Sprint PCS, ABC News Now equipped about two dozen inauguration parade participants with video-capable cell phones to contribute first-hand accounts of the festivities from street level.
While the news service relied on ABC anchors and correspondents stationed throughout the parade route for its primary coverage, at least 5 percent to 10 percent of the material originated from the video-cell-phone-carrying everyman journalist.
Prior to the parade, each cell phone´s address book was preprogrammed with a phone number at ABC News Now. After capturing a clip � which couldn´t exceed 15 seconds, the upper limit of the cell phone´s memory users phoned in their video files."

TVyVideo: Informacion para la industria de la television en America Latina

TVyVideo: Informacion para la industria de la television en America Latina: "La era del formato HDV
Y justo cuando muchos de los productores comenzabamos a sentirnos comodos con el DV, fue introducido uno nuevo: HDV (video de alta definición) con estándares acordados entre los principales fabricantes de equipos Sony, Canon, Sharp y JVC (se destaca la ausencia de Panasonic). Inicialmente, se introdujo al mercado la cámara semiprofesional en formato HDV JVC de un solo chip, GR-HD1, y el pasado noviembre Sony nos sorprendió con su HDR-FX1 de tres chips, que ha recibido muy positivos comentarios."

26 ene. 2005

NASB to Host DRM in Mexico City

IBOC Update � Jan. 26, 2005: "NASB to Host DRM in Mexico City
The National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB) will be hosting a DRM symposium along with the High Frequency Coordination Conference (HFCC) in Mexico City, Feb. 7-11. The HFCC coordinates the transmission schedules of about 60 organizations worldwide, and promotes the efficient and economical use of HF broadcast spectrum worldwide.
The upcoming HFCC is a biannual event that provides an opportunity for representatives of world broadcasting organizations and the Mexican government to learn more about DRM specifications for IBOC digital broadcasting on frequencies formerly reserved for AM services. Mexico is said to be evaluating both DRM and Ibiquity's HD specifications and performance before making any formal policy decisions concerning MW domestic IBOC digital broadcasting.
According to Doug Garlinger, president of the NASB, the conference was scheduled in Mexico City after rejecting Miami as a potential venue due to U.S. Visa restrictions on attendees from some of the HFCC's member nations. Garlinger noted that the conference has only been held in the America's twice before, the first being in Mexico City in 1948, and more recently in Montreal.
Those interested in the conference can learn more at: www.hfcc.org "

24 ene. 2005

LA Times: Se intensifica la batalla sobre el control de la TV mexicana

LA Times: Se intensifica la batalla sobre el control de la TV mexicana: "* LA Times: Se intensifica la batalla sobre el control de la TV mexicana.
* Una singular coalisión busca soltar las amarras y aminorar el control político del duopolio televisivo.
LA TIMES. CIUDAD DE MEXICO - Cuando los electores mexicanos votaron por Vicente Fox para la presidencia en el 2000, dando fin a 71 años de unipartidismo, muchos le identificaron como una fuente de agua nueva. Ahora, los legisladores buscan acabar lo que ellos ven como otro obstáculo en el progreso democrático: El duopolio televisivo de M�xico.
Dos compañías, Grupo Televisa y TV Azteca, controlan el 95% de las estaciones televisivas en México, acumulan la mayoría de sus anuncios en dólares y determinan como millones de mexicanos reciben entretenimiento e información. En una nación en la que la mayoría de la gente se informa a través de las cadenas televisivas, las compañías tienen el extraordinario poder de moldear la opinión pública."

Consulta de la Nueva Ley Federal de Radio y Television Senado de la República México

Nueva Ley Federal de Radio y Television México: "Enero 2005
Consulta de la Nueva Ley Federal de Radio y Television Senado de la República México

Invitado por el Senado de la República nuestro Director el Ing. Jose María Noriega dio su punto de vista para apoyar a los productores independientes en la consulta de la nueva Ley Federal de Radio y Televisión ."

19 ene. 2005

New Latin Network

On the Street Details: "New Network in Search of Independent Films

S� TV, a new English-language Latino cable network that launched nationally on February 25, 2004, is seeking entries for its �Not-So-Foreign Filmmakers� Showcase� to license for its 2005 programming schedule and beyond. The channel is considering independent films, both short and feature length, by, about and/or featuring Latinos, Asians, or Blacks with subject matter appealing to an adult 18-34 audience. "

Conference VI - Latino Media Market

Conference VI - Latino Media Market: "Latino Media Market

NALIP�s 2005 Latino Media Market is designed to bring Latino Projects together with Funders, Filmmakers together with Dealmakers, and Talent together with Employers. The Latino Media Market consists of a Meeting Series for up to 40 producers selected to meet one-on-one with industry representatives who can commission pilot scripts or production, provide broadcast licenses or documentary completion funds, fund development or production.

Applications will be accepted for projects in these four categories:

� Non-scripted series ideas
� Documentary works-in-progress
� Direct-to-DVD film productions
� Feature development projects
Deadline for Submissions has been extended to January 22, 2005!

All Applicants must be NALIP Members and Registered for Conference VI.

All Applicants must meet the category requirements and have some filmmaking experience.

Select projects will be notified by February 15, and meetings will be scheduled March 4-5, concurrent with Conference VI.

DOWNLOAD Application Here (PDF)"
Conference VI - Latino Media Market:

Latinos In The Industry

Latinos In The Industry: "How Distributors Evaluate Films: NALIP How-To-Lesson #1
Filmmakers are often dismayed when they witness how motion pictures are bought and sold at a market such as AFM or Cannes. Films are often treated like a commodity. The atmosphere is more akin to a fish market than art gallery. Most buyers are bottom-line oriented and spend little time contemplating the artistic merits of a picture. Needing to license a lot of product quickly, they rush from one screening to another like contestants on �Supermarket Sweep.� They may acquire films on the basis of trailers, posters and cast without viewing the entire movie. Or they may hit the fast forward button and quickly scan scenes that the filmmaker labored over. They may even buy in bulk, purchasing packages of ten or more films. "

18 ene. 2005

Transmision en la cadena TNT del maraton Proyecto 48 Mexico en donde fuimos el equipo ganador de Mexico

Las Noticias: "Enero 2005

El Lunes 15 de Enero 2005 por el canal TNT se transmite el maraton de Proyecto 48 en donde nuestro Presidente y Director General el Ing. Jose Maria Noriega fue el productor de VideoWorld, el equipo ganador de Mexico del reality de produccion de cine de la cadena TNT

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Sales And MArketing Fast Company | Where's the Loyalty?

Fast Company | Where's the Loyalty?: "Where's the Loyalty?
Do loyalty programs truly engender customer loyalty? Or do customers keep coming back for other reasons?
If only I had a dollar for every time a cashier asked whether I had one of those loyalty cards ... and another buck for every time I answered, 'No.' Hey -- give me 50 cents more each time I'm asked if I want one of their blasted cards (no, again), and two smackers if they ask me for my ZIP code. My phone number? They couldn't afford it."

12 ene. 2005

The Top Ten Technologies: #4: Practical Robots

The Top Ten Technologies: #4: Practical Robots: "Wednesday, January 12, 2005 commentary:
The Top Ten Technologies: #4: Practical Robots
Practical robots offer tremendous potential for enhancing the quality of life for humans everywhere. The robotics industry is emerging now, and progress is steady. The world leader in robotics is Japan, which has invested heavily in social robots -- robots that interact with people. "

Robotics Trends :: Robots and Robotics Technology News, Information and Analysis

Robotics Trends :: Robots and Robotics Technology News, Information and Analysis: " A Culture of Robotics


With a leadership position in industrial robotics and consumer electronics, and a longstanding and ingrained Culture of Robotics, Japan is at the vanguard of the first new industry of the 21st century � Personal Robotics. This makes Japan a bellwether for the adoption of personal robots, as well as a test bed for marketing and sales initiatives that would drive the adoption of personal robots in the West.

by Dan Kara"