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Hollywood Storytellers Rely on Avid to Create this Holiday Season’s Biggest Films

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The film industry’s top editors and mixers trust Avid’s award-winning solutions to create the season’s most anticipated movies, including Murder on the Orient Express and Molly’s Game

BURLINGTON, Mass., Dec. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Avid® (Nasdaq:AVID), a leading global media technology provider for the creation, distribution and monetization of media assets for global media organizations, enterprise users and individual creative professionals, today announced that the film industry’s leading creative professionals used Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create the most anticipated movies of this holiday season. Powered by MediaCentral®, the industry’s most open, tightly integrated and efficient platform designed for media, Avid’s creative tools provided unmatched speed and consistency with collaborative workflows to propel these imaginative stories to the silver screen.

Featuring an all-star cast including Director and Producer Kenneth Branagh, and Actors Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Johnny Depp and Penelope Cruz, Murder on the Orient Express gives audiences a thrilling ride on the opulent Orient Express train. A murder on the train quickly turns passengers against one another as they race to find the killer before he strikes again. Award-winning Editor Mick Audsley relied on the industry’s renowned editing solution, Media Composer®to bring the film to life. Audsley worked closely with Branagh in his directorial debut alongside First Assistant Editor Thora Woodward, Associate Editor Pani Scott, Assistant Editor Sarah Bowden, and Editing Assistant Julia Hewitt. For the team, it was important that they pay homage to the best-selling novel by Agatha Christie and the original film, while contemporizing its presentation for today’s audience.

“Working with Ken on his first feature film was a pleasure, and a first for me as I’ve never cut a film for a director who was also a leading actor,” said Audsley. “Media Composer played a key role in our editing process—allowing us to edit efficiently and helping us manage and meet our tight deadlines. It’s important that the process is quick and painless so we can progress smoothly without falling behind. I can always trust Media Composer to handle any challenge the day brings.”

Based on the true story of Olympic skier Molly Bloom’s fall from grace, Molly’s Game is an American crime story about Bloom’s secret life. The film follows how she became the mastermind behind the world’s most exclusive high-stakes poker ring for a decade before being arrested by the FBI. Supervising Sound Editor Michael Benavente and his editorial team at sound post-production company, Formosa Group, relied on Avid’s industry-standard professional audio solution Pro Tools® to bring the film’s soundtrack to life.

“With sound editorial crews working in both the U.S. and Canada, Pro Tools became an international language that the entire sound team understood,” said Benavente. “It allowed both editors and mixers to incorporate and work with each other’s sessions seamlessly, helping us to give Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut the rich soundtrack it deserved.”

The film industry’s top creative professionals turned to Avid’s trusted solutions to create many other films for this holiday season, including Bright, Call Me by Your NameDarkest Hour,DownsizingFather FiguresHostilesThe Greatest Showman, The Last Flag Flying, Phantom ThreadPitch Perfect 3, Roman J. Israel, Esq., Shape of Water, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Star, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and Wonder.

“The holiday season always shines a spotlight on the incredible work of our talented film customers and users,” said Avid President, Jeff Rosica. “With Avid tools empowering their creative magic, these world-class storytellers continue to delight audiences, win over critics, and storm the box office.”

About Avid
Through Avid Everywhere™, Avid delivers the most open and efficient media platform, connecting content creation with collaboration, asset protection, distribution, and consumption. Avid’s preeminent customer community uses Avid’s comprehensive tools and workflow solutions to create, distribute and monetize the most watched, loved and listened to media in the world—from prestigious and award-winning feature films to popular television shows, news programs and televised sporting events, and celebrated music recordings and live concerts. With the most flexible deployment and pricing options, Avid’s industry-leading solutions include Media Composer®, Pro Tools®, Avid NEXIS®, MediaCentral®, iNEWS®, AirSpeed®, Sibelius®, Avid VENUE™, Avid FastServe™, Maestro™, and PlayMaker™. For more information about Avid solutions and services, visit www.avid.com, connect with Avid on FacebookInstagramTwitterYouTubeLinkedIn, or subscribe to Avid Blogs.

© 2017 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Avid, the Avid logo, Avid Everywhere, Avid NEXIS, Avid FastServe, AirSpeed, iNews, Maestro, MediaCentral, Media Composer, PlayMaker, Pro Tools, Avid VENUE, and Sibelius are trademarks or registered trademarks of Avid Technology, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are subject to change without notice.

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50 Women Recognized for Their Leadership in Marketing Technology

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Austin, TX — (ReleaseWire) — 12/21/2017 –MarTechExec, a rapidly growing online community for marketing technology professionals, has recognized 50 Women You Need to Know in Martech – 2018. The women will be featured in a series of articles that speak to the changing martech workplace, career advice, the biggest challenges ahead and how to increase the presence of women in the industry.

“We didn’t want this list to be comprised of the usual suspects,” Lana K. Moore, CEO and Executive Editor for MarTechExec, explained. “Instead, we wanted to expand our search to identify women who rendered a true passion for marketing and marketing technology — and who exhibited a desire to develop a community of strong, intelligent marketing executives.”

This inaugural distinction hopes to amplify the collective voice of brilliant, deserving women and reinforce support for women, in all workplaces, across all industries around the world.

Beginning in January, the Women in Martech Series will offer resources and programs intended to help anyone, woman or man, succeed in martech.

The series will feature advice, thoughts and opinions from our 50 Women You Need to Know in Martech, including:

Adele Sweetwood, Senior Vice President Global Marketing at SAS
Agata Celmerowski, Vice President Marketing at Klaviyo
Agatha Rymanowska, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations at Conversant
Alayne Wilinsky, Senior Product Manager at Zvelo
Aleksandra Injac, Managing Director, Programmatic Buying at Mindshare North America
Amy Fox, Head of Product at Blis
Andrea Lechner-Becker, Chief Strategy Officer at LeadMD, Six Bricks
Angela Wells, Senior Director at Oracle
Anita Brearton, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at CabinetM
Annie Eaton, Chief Executive Officer at Futurus, LLC
Asmita Singh, Vice President, Marketing and Demand Analytics at Travel Leaders Group
Brandi Starr, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Consulting at Tegrita Consulting Group
Brooke Willcox, Director of Digital Business Development at MNI Targeted Media
Cathy McPhillips, VP of Marketing at Content Marketing Institute
Daina Middelton, Chief Executive Officer (Chief Executive Officer) at Ansira
Dasha Moore, Chief Operating Officer at Solodev
Deborah Ermiger, Director, IT Employee Experience at DXC Technology
Emily Kolvitz, Consultant at Bynder
Holly Gage, Marketing Consultant at Rowland Gage
Inbal Lavi, Webpals Group Chief Executive Officer at Webpals
Inecke Snyder-Lourens, Director of Professional Services at Cognifide
Jennifer Kyriakakis, Founder and Vice President of Marketing at MATRIXX
Jennifer Renaud, Global Marketing Lead & Chief Marketing Officer for Oracle Marketing Cloud at Oracle
Jennifer Shambroom, Chief Marketing Officer at YouAppi
Jessica Bicknell, Senior Vice President Business Development at Semcasting
Julie Fleischer, Vice President, Product Marketing, Marketing Solutions at Neustar
Kate O’Loughlin, Chief Operating Officer, North America at SuperAwesome
Kellie Sakey, Vice President of Advertising at Unified
Kelly Jo Sands, Executive Vice President of Marketing Technology and Data Services at Ansira
Kerry Bianchi, President & Chief Executive Officer at Visto
Kim Howard, Marketing Manager at SuiteRetail
Lana K. Moore, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at MarTechExec
Larissa Murillo, Head of Marketing at MarketGoo
Laura Patterson, President at VisionEdge Marketing, Inc.
Leah Pope, Chief Marketing Officer at Datorama
Lisa Henderson, Chief Client Officer, Technology Practice, Epsilon at Epsilon
Lou Donnelly-Davey, Chief Marketing Officer at TracPlus
Maribeth Ross, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Monetate
Mary Ellen Dugan, Chief Marketing Officer at WP Engine
Meg Ryan, Vice President, Marketing Strategy at Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena
Megan Lueders, Vice President of Marketing at Zenoss
Michel Feaster, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder at Usermind
Michele Eggers, Senior Director, Customer Intelligence Product Management at SAS
Michelle Brammer, Director of Marketing at eZanga
Michelle Kim, Vice President, Marketing at Amplitude
Molly Schweickert, Head of Digital at Cambridge Analytica
Nadjya Ghausi, Vice President of Marketing at Prezi
Seeta Hariharan, General Manager and Group Head at Tata Consultancy Services Digital Software & Solutions Group
Sheryl Schultz, Founder & President, COO at CabinetM
Stacy Taylor, Director of Digital Marketing at Carousel Industries
Stefanie Grieser, Head of Partnerships, Events & Global Markets at Unbounce
Valerie Vallancourt, Vice President of Marketing at Outsell

To see what the Women You Need to Know in Martech have to say, check out 50 Women You Need to Know in Martech: 2018.

Make sure to also subscribe to the series to receive updates on resources and programs to help you succeed in martech.

About MarTechExec
MarTechExec is an Angie’s-List-meets-Reddit online community where marketing professionals rate and review vendors, upvote member-fueled discussions, and learn about the latest strategies, tools, and tactics from their peers. With over 5,000 solutions in the marketing technology landscape, the mission for this Austin-based, bootstrapped startup is to help marketing executives, and their teams, stay on top of their martech game.

For more information, please visit us at martechexec.com and find us on:

Twitter: @martechexec
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Facebook: @martechexecs
LinkedIn: Lana K. Moore

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NXP and Baidu Partner on Apollo Open Autonomous Driving Platform

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  • NXP joins Baidu’s Apollo, a leading open autonomous driving platform
  • NXP to provide millimeter wave radar, V2X, security and smart connectivity
  • Partners to leverage NXP BlueBox development platform for low-power, high performance and functional safety benefits

SHANGHAI, China, Dec. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI), the world’s largest automotive semiconductor supplier and Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU), the leading Chinese language search provider today announced a cooperation in autonomous driving. Under the terms of the agreement, NXP will join Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform, Apollo, and provide semiconductor products and solutions including millimeter wave radar, V2X, security, smart connectivity and in-vehicle experience technologies.

First announced in April 2017, Apollo is Baidu’s open autonomous driving platform which provides a comprehensive, secure and reliable all-in-one solution supporting all major features and functions of an autonomous vehicle. Baidu refers to Apollo as the Android of the autonomous driving industry, but more open and more powerful, allowing partners to go from zero to one and quickly assemble their own autonomous vehicles and start their product R&D. Apollo has now attracted over 70 global partners.

Details of the collaboration include:

  • NXP will provide semiconductor products and solutions for autonomous driving, millimeter wave radar, V2X, security, smart connectivity and in-vehicle experiences
  • Companies will leverage the NXP BlueBox development platform’s low energy consumption, high-performance and functional safety benefits
  • NXP and Baidu will collaborate on sensor integration and high-performance processors for deep learning networks
  • Baidu’s conversational in-car system, DuerOS for Apollo, will incorporate NXP infotainment solutions for faster time to market and enhanced performance

“The automobile industry in China continues to advance at an amazing pace,” noted Kurt Sievers, executive vice president and general manager of NXP’s automotive business. “NXP is proud to collaborate with Baidu on the success of Apollo platform. We believe that NXP and Baidu have incalculable synergies to bring to the new automotive revolution.”

Li Zhenyu, general manager of Baidu’s Intelligent Driving Group, said, “The collaboration with NXP is a significant step toward the application of Baidu’s autonomous driving and connected car technologies. NXP’s entry into the Apollo platform will inject momentum into our intelligent and autonomous vehicle ecosystem, creating benefits for the intelligent vehicle industry in China and the world.”

NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy and smart connected solutions markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the company has 31,000 employees in more than 33 countries and posted revenue of $9.5 billion in 2016. Find out more at www.nxp.com

For more information, please contact:

NXP China PROgilvy PR China
Ming YueSharon Tang
Tel: +86-21-2205 2690Phone: +86-10-85206565
Fax: +86-21-2205 2518Fax: +86-10-85206600
Email: ming.yue@nxp.com

Europe / U.S. 
Jason Deal
Tel: +44 7715228414
Email: jason.deal@nxp.com

Email: sharon.tang@ogilvy.com

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WhereverTV Latino Launches on Google Chromecast

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FORT MYERS, Fla., Dec. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WhereverTV Broadcasting Corp(OTCQB:TVTV), which delivers Over the Top (OTT) subscription television services to a variety of devices including smartphones, TabletPCs, streaming media players, computers and connected TVs and announced today that WhereverTV Latino, a wholly-owned division of WhereverTV and Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) announced their alliance through Google’s Chromecast Division. WhereverTV Latino launches their OTT platform with Google being our first live-linear streaming partner in Latin America.

Google Chromecast Latin America and WhereverTV Latinos’ new marketing alliance starts on December 21, 2017 with distribution in Mexico and will be offered nationwide through 200 retail stores that include Best Buy, Coppel, Liverpool, Radio Shack & Sears.

“WhereverTV Latino is the future in today’s Latin American television markets. We can offer outstanding entertainment options and provide a variety of content and ground-breaking reality-based programming for WhereverTV Latino subscribers,” says Edward D. Ciofani, CEO WhereverTV. Ciofani continues, “I’m incredibly excited to be launching our OTT platform throughout Latin America with Google Chromecast and this marketing alliance. WhereverTV Latino is proud to have this relationship with an organization that is so unique and forward-thinking.”

Jack Feldman, Director of Latin American Affairs, WhereverTV Latino said, “I am very excited with this alliance between Google Chromecast and WhereverTV Latino. Our goal is to give Google users an enriched viewing experience with the best content available in Latin America as well as the unique opportunity of choosing only the content they want to see.”

Rodrigo Castuera, Director of Strategic Alliances, Google Chromecast division for Latin America, said, “The Alliance between Chromecast and WhereverTV Latino will allow the users to enjoy and experience a variety of content on their TV with their Chromecast devices.”

For more information please click: Internet TVOver the Top or WhereverTV.

Ph: (239) 319-2692
Email: socialmm@Wherever.TV

About WhereverTV Broadcasting Corporation (Symbol: TVTV)

Founded in 2007, WhereverTV is the next generation subscription television service providing consumers with live-streaming, genre-specific, and in-language viewing choices from around the world, delivered to anywhere in the world, and through any internet enabled device. Programming is identical to existing broadcast and distribution providers with the only differences being that the broadcast signals are accessed through the internet via an over the top (OTT) platform, and channel management is handled by company’s patented Interactive Program Guide (IPG) technology. WhereverTV provides an economically beneficial and completely versatile alternative to traditional cable and satellite services, with the added benefits of personalization and portability. Also known as Internet TV, WhereverTV delivers these same channels, shows and events to SmartTVs and digital media receivers including: GoogleTV, AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Droid Smartphone, and TabletPCs. The WhereverTV platform enables subscribers to access licensed and free-to-air content across these devices with the IPG across unlimited geographies, and wherever there is internet connectivity. The customer viewing experiences are based on customer location (geo-targeting) and content-rights management (subscriptions). Current in-language subscription offerings include Arabic TV, French TV, Italian TV, and Moroccan TV. Current genre specific subscriptions include NEWS channels, faith based channels and more.  Apps are presently available for free in App Stores for iOS (Apple), Android and Amazon Fire TV devices. DVR functionality to record your shows and view later is presently in the works. Licensed US TV content subscriptions will be available in 2017. Please visit: www.wherever.tv, for more info.

WhereverTV Latino founded in 2016, a Mexican Register company, is a family entertainment Over the Top (OTT) platform in which you can enjoy live-streaming TV channels wherever you are and on any device. For further information visit: whereverlatino.tv

This news release contains forward-looking statements, which may not be based on historical facts. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results events or developments to be materially different from any future results, events or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. These factors should be considered carefully and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. Except as required by applicable securities laws, the Company disclaims any obligation to update any such factors or to publicly announce the results of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect future results, events or developments.

SOURCE WhereverTV Broadcasting Corp.

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