October 29, 2016Film director Aimee Madsen and Cosanti Foundation Directors Mary Hoadley and Roger Tomalty are in New Mexico to screen PAOLO SOLERI – BEYOND FORM, last night in Albuquerque. [photos by Aimee Madsen]Aimee:We screened to a sold out audience in Albuquerque. So grateful to every one who made it possible. Next comes Santa Fe on the 29th!see: http://www.architecturesantafe.org/film-series.html
Plan helps Lake, Oceana and Newaygo countiesState Rep. Scott VanSingel on Wednesday voted in favor of a plan to invest an additional $175 million into road repairs across Michigan as soon as possible.“Lake, Oceana and Newaygo counties will see a significant amount of money for their road repairs,” said VanSingel, of Grant. “This plan will help our local communities and give them the resources they need to improve our roads.”The money included in the bill approved this week comes in addition to previous changes that provide more funding for road and bridge projects in Michigan.The new bill includes money for counties, cities and villages throughout Michigan.Some of the estimated local allocations include Lake County ($300,233), Oceana County ($383,144), Newaygo County ($536,471), Baldwin ($12,185), Fremont ($35,102), Grant ($7,483), Hart ($16,607), Hesperia ($9,589), Luther ($6,592), New Era ($5,531), Newaygo ($19,581), Pentwater ($10,217), Rothbury ($4,926), Walkerville ($4,254) and White Cloud ($12,835).The money is left over from a previous state government budget cycle and is already available, meaning no budget cuts or additional fees are required for the investment.House Bill 4321 advances to the Senate for further consideration.### 22Feb Rep. VanSingel helps state House approve more money for road improvements Categories: VanSingel News
German cable operators Kabel BW and Unitymedia have unified the pay TV packages they offer to subscribers.Earlier this year Liberty Global completed the merger of the two cable companies that operate in North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Baden-Württemberg. Kabel BW has begun marketing the DigitalTV Allstars package at €15 per month and the DigitalTV Highlights package at €7, bringing its offering in line with Unitymedia’s. The packages replace its Mein TV offering.Kabel BW has also added new channels to its line-up, including RTL Crime, ProSieben Fun, Passion, PenthouseTV, Nautical Channel and Unitel Classica.Like Unitymedia, Kabel BW is also now offering a HD option for €4 that includes ProSieben Fun HD, Kinowelt HD and RTL Crime HD.
Netflix has confirmed the hire of former Telepool executive Kai Finke to its European content acquisitions team.German reports last year suggested Finke was joining the company, and a Netflix spokesman this week confirmed to TBI he has been appointed senior manager, content acquisitions.Netflix’s European buying team is based in LA, meaning Finke has relocated from Telepool’s base in Munich.At German territories-focused distributor Telepool, Finke was head of business development and VOD.Netflix has been building out its European content team. It hired former Vuguru CEO Larry Tanz to become vice president, content acquisition, Europe, in November.
WarnerMedia’s forthcoming SVOD service will be launched as a single-tier offering at a price point somewhere between Disney+ and Netflix, according to analyst outfit MoffettNathanson, reporting on a meeting it recently had with WarnerMedia CEO John Stankey.WarnerMedia’s properties include FriendsWhile specific details remain scant, the analyst company said that the WarnerMedia service “appears to be” a single-tier offering that will lean on the HBO brand but will not be named HBO itself, and could be offered as part of a bundle for HBO customers via established distribution partners.According to MoffettNathanson, the WarnerMedia service will combine the existing HBO streaming offering with some Warner Bros TV and film library content.The analyst outfit said that WarnerMedia may also consider launching an advertising-supported version of the service at a lower price point, similar to Hulu’s basic service.