June 29, 2000A historic moment for Arcosanti in the Paradoxroom as Ivan and Jeff send the first file over our new Arcosanti computernetwork. Congratulations to the folks who made the network a reality. Specialthanks goes to Lou Dallara who helped Jeff and Ivan with the network during lastweekend’s Alumni Reunion. Photo by: DoctressNeutopia
March 6, 2002 February participantsof the 5-week Arcosanti Workshop Mike Lengton (from left),Bradly Bishop, Ray Lam and Junko Kobayashi, pose by the concrete beamform, while SpencerMarrese-Atom, Construction Manager, inspects their work. [photo: Nadia Begin & text: T] (in themiddle), explains the concrete mixing process to workshoppers. [photo:Nadia Begin & text: T] The second floor slabis ready to be formed at the East Crescent Phase Five construction. [T] The connectiondetails are prepared by the staff and volunteers at various locations.[T]
March 11, 2013Congratulations to the February 3. 2013 workshop participants upon their graduation:[from left] Stephen Stringer, Alex Rolland, Erin O’Loughlin continues as a planning intern, Dario Fratini from Italy also continues with a planning intern.[photo: Mitzy Strebel]
Discovery Networks International has acquired a 20% stake in French pay broadcaster Televista. The move will see the global factual broadcaster help develop Televista’s female-skewing lifestyle channels including Via, which has applied for a license to run a digital terrestrial television (DTT) channel.Discovery will give Televista access to its library of female skewing content, while local French programming developed by Televista will be aired on Discovery’s raft of channels internationally including TLC and Real Time.The deal was struck between Televista CEO Gaspard de Chavagnac and Dee Forbes, president and managing director, Discovery Networks Western Europe.Chavagnac said: “I am very pleased to welcome Discovery Networks International, the largest non fiction media company in the world to Televista. Discovery will bring both expertise and content we need to accelerate our development especially in Free DTT channels where Discovery is already present in Italy, Spain and Germany.”
Swedish cable operator Com Hem’s customer base remained stable during the third quarter, with the operator ending the three months to September with 831,000 customers out of 1.75 million homes connected and an average of 1.82 services per customer.Digital TV subscribers grew modestly from 520,900 to 612,700, while broadband subscribers remained flat and triple-play subscribers continued to decline from 275,500 to 270,800.Com Hem posted revenues of SEK1.133 billion (€132 million) for the third quarter, up SEK7 million year-on-year, with an operating profit of SEK582 million, up SEK26 million.During the third quarter, Com Hem began work on the final phase of its network optimisation plan.
ThinkAnalytics has appointed industry veteran Tracy Geist as chief marketing officer and member of the board of directors. Tracy GeistGeist brings more than 25 years’ of experience to the role, most recently as head of global product and partner strategy at Cisco’s service provider video software and solutions division.Prior to this she was senior vice-president of product for Sonifi Solutions and senior vice-president of international business development and partnerships at Digitalsmiths, until it was acquired by TiVo.“We are excited to have Tracy join our executive team and board of directors with a focus on expanding our marketing, product management, and partnership efforts and driving new business opportunities globally,” said Gabriel Berger, CEO, ThinkAnalytics.“Tracy brings exceptional experience in digital media convergence, content discovery and monetisation of personalised engagement experiences as well as an extensive global network of relationships having held senior leadership roles with companies including Cisco, Digitalsmiths and OpenTV.”Geist added: “As media creation and distribution rapidly merge, consumers have numerous opportunities to engage with video content from a variety of sources. It is critical that we provide customers with solutions that enable them to merchandise their content offerings effectively and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join this amazing team as we work together to power the new engagement economy.”