June 15, 2016The Prescott Jazz Society presents JAZZ SPLASH – JUNETEETNTH FESTIVAL ”The American Jazz Timeline II” this coming Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2016A two-day festival celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation through all-American jazz, blues and Dance with Funk from world-class musicians. This year’s 2016 Juneteenth Festival will honor the memory of the late Muhammad Ali.Sat. 11 am–11 pmBoogie Woogie/Stride Piano Blues Jazz Dance with Funk FrequencySun. 11 am–7 pmBe-Bop/Hard Bop Beyond Bop [Cabaret] * Finale Performers: Jonathan BestEric Williams MUDDBONE Trio R.D. Olson Band Funk Frequency’s Michael Weight and Trial by Fire’s Carlton Godwin Festival will conclude with Sunday’s annual Larry Wilson Cabaret Show featuring Phoenix Diva, vocalist SHERRY ROBERSON w/ Pianist Harold Land, Bassist Ray Carter, Drummer Leslie Daniels and Festival Director Milt Cannon saxophonist.Admission: $5/day Free for Teens and Jazz Society Members [Cabaret: $25 separate admission]* For tickets and more information, 928.237.7908 • www.pjazz.org
TV platform operator M7 Deutschland is buying KabelKiosk, a platform of digital channels and interactive services for cable and IPTV networks in Germany, from Eutelsat. M7 Deutschland, an affiliate of European satellite services firm M7 Group, said that under the deal it will continue to develop KabelKiosk and will launch new IPTV and OTT video delivery platforms.The acquisition, which was made for undisclosed terms, includes a long-term agreement for the lease of multiple transponders at Eutelsat’s 9° East orbital position. Eutelsat will also continue to provide uplink services for the KabelKiosk platform from its teleports in Italy and France.In addition, Eutelsat and M7 Deutschland said they have agreed to establish a strategic partnership for connected TV, combining broadcast and on-demand video services.“We are confident that KabelKiosk will further grow its existing cable business, as well as achieve additional growth through the exciting new opportunities provided by the new IPTV and OTT delivery platforms,” said Kees Färber, managing director of M7 Deutschland.Eutelsat CEO and chairman, Michel de Rosen, added: “Having built a strong video distribution platform in Germany it is now time for a new shareholder to drive KabelKiosk forward as it embarks on a new chapter of expansion.“Following the recent launch by M7 of its new Hungarian pay-TV venture from our 9° East video neighbourhood, the transaction announced today strengthens our relationship with the M7 group of companies.”M7 Group already operates local European TV brands such as: CanalDigitaal and Online.nl in the Netherlands; TV Vlaanderen in Flanders; TéléSAT in French speaking Belgium; AustriaSat and HD Austria in Austria; AustriaSat Magyarország in Hungary; and CS Link and Skylink for the Czech and Slovak market.