Curio Collection by Hilton opens new gem in Costa Rica

first_img Posted by Share << Previous PostNext Post >> SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA — Nearly 100 years since its original opening, the Gran Hotel Costa Rica, Curio Collection by Hilton has gotten a modern up-do, complete with a rooftop piano bar and indoor gardens.Originally opened in October 1930, the newly redesigned hotel has opened its doors in the heart of San José, Costa Rica as part of the Curio Collection by Hilton portfolio. As Hilton’s 16th property in Central America, it joins more than 50 other Curio Collection hotels and resorts that have been handpicked for their unique character.Gran Hotel Costa Rica, which overlooks the National Theatre, will be a central focus in San Jose’s dining scene with its on-property Cultura 5 restaurant and world-class piano bar, where guests can sample a wide selection of whiskey and gin from around the world.Its 79 redesigned guestrooms now boast organic bathroom amenities, complimentary Wi-Fi, 49-inch televisions, ergonomic workspaces and walk-in showers. Moreover, guests who opt for a suite can enjoy 24-hour butler service as well as access to the hotel’s Executive Lounge featuring complimentary nightly hors d’oeuvres and spirits.More news:  Sunwing ready to launch Mazatlán-Quebec City direct this winterFor more information go to Travelweek Group center_img Monday, July 23, 2018 Tags: Costa Rica, Hilton Curio Collection by Hilton opens new gem in Costa Ricalast_img read more

Silverseas new solo promo is unprecedented

first_imgTags: Silversea Cruises Share Travelweek Group MIAMI — Silversea has announced zero single supplement fares on 14 curated voyages, a new promotion that the luxury cruise line calls “unprecedented”.For new bookings made between Feb. 14-28, 2019, guests travelling solo will incur no fare supplement on select sailings to Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Far East, Australia and other destinations in 2019 and 2020. The offer applies to fares for lower suites, on new bookings that are paid in full by Feb. 28, 2019.“These special fares make it easier for solo travellers to discover the advantages offered by our intimate ships,” said Mark Conroy, Silversea’s Managing Director for the Americas. “With welcoming staff, personalized attention and strong senses of community that encourage friendships, our ships provide the perfect settings for our guests to explore the world on their own, accompanied by like-minded travellers.”A sample of the voyages included in the promotion includes:Malaysia and Myanmar: Silver Shadow departs March 21, 2019 on a 12-day, roundtrip cruise from Singapore. Sol fares start from Can$6,700 per person, plus free economy roundtrip air or business class air upgrade for US$2,499 each way is available for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, as well as free one-night pre- and post-voyage hotel stays, free transfers between airport, hotel and ship, and free select shore excursions.Eastern Caribbean: Departing March 22, 2019 from Barbados to Fort Lauderdale, Silver Spirit will spend 11 days sailing to Mayreau Island, St. Lucia, Martinique, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Barts and Puerto Rico. Soo fares start rom Can$5,800, plus free economy roundtrip air is available for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, including free transfers between airport and ship.Australia’s Kimberley Coast: On April 25, 2019, Silver Discoverer departs Darwin for Broome on a 10-day expedition along Australia’s remote northwest Kimberley Coast. Highlights include Wyndham, the regions of the King George River, Hunter River, Buccaneer Archipelago as well as Saumlaki on the Indonesian island of Yamdena. Solo fares start from Can$7,400 per person.Japan: Silver Explorer will set sail on this 11-day expedition cruise from Busan to Kobe on May 21, 2019. Destinations include Niigata, Sado Island, Kanazawa, Sakaiminato, Hagi, Kyushu Island, Moji, Miyajima Island, Hiroshima and Okayama. Solo fares start at Can$8,100 per person, plus free economy roundtrip air or reduced business class air is available for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, including a free one-night hotel stay and free transfers between airport, hotel and ship.South America: This Guayaquil-to-Valparaiso expedition aboard Silver Explorer departs Nov. 9, 2019 and spends 14 days exploring the west coast of South America. Calls in Peru’s Lobos de Tierra Island, Salaverry, Isla Guañape, Lima, Paracas and Matarani are complemented by visits to Chile’s Antofagasta, Isla Pan de Azúcar, Isla Chañaral and Coquimbo. Solo fares start from Can$8,280 per person with Early Booking Bonus. Plus, free economy roundtrip air or reduced business class air is available for flights from select U.S. and Canadian gateways, including a free one-night hotel stay and free transfers between airport, hotel and ship.More news:  Sunwing to further boost Mazatlán service with new flights from OttawaClients can save even more with Silversea’s Bonus Savings Days offer. For a limited time, the 14 voyages in the promotion also feature combinable Bonus Savings Days, providing up to an additional $250 in savings for solo travellers.Plus, with the exception of the South America cruise, the Last-Minute Savings offer is available on the above voyages, providing a one-category suite upgrade and an onboard spending credit of $1,000 per suite. Moreover, there are additional voyages with reduced single supplements available.For more information go to Friday, February 15, 2019 center_img Posted by Silversea’s new solo promo is “unprecedented” << Previous PostNext Post >>last_img read more

Air Transat announces new Account Manager

first_img MONTREAL — A new Account Manager has joined the ranks at Air Transat.Laura Albrow, based in Toronto, is now responsible for managing the portfolio of specialty accounts in Ontario and Western Canada for Air Transat. Prior to her new role, Albrow spent 10 years at Etihad Airways, and 13 years at Qantas Airways as an Account Manager.At Air Transat, Albrow reports directly to Claude-Hélène Faucher, National Sales Manager.Gilles Ringwald, Vice-President Commercial, said the company is pleased to have Albrow join the team.“She is an accomplished sales professional who brings over 25 years’ experience in the airline industry. Her experience and dynamism will be strong assets for business development.”Albrow can be reached at Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Tags: New Hires, Transat Share Travelweek Group center_img << Previous PostNext Post >> Air Transat announces new Account Manager Posted bylast_img read more

Adiós Chespirito Latin Americas beloved TV icon dies at 85

first_imgGómez Bolaños — whose nickname “Chespirito” means “Little Shakespeare” for his short stature and prolific writing — created some of the most popular television shows in the history of Latin America.In “El Chavo del Ocho,” Gómez Bolaños played a mischievous orphan who always wore a hat with ear flaps and slept in a barrel in the courtyard of a working-class housing complex. Facebook Comments Mexico’s iconic television comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños, who enchanted generations of Latin American children by playing an orphan who lived in a barrel and a goofy superhero, died on Friday. He was 85.Gómez Bolaños died in the Caribbean coast resort of Cancún, where he retired years ago due to respiratory illnesses, said the Televisa network, where the actor spent his entire career.The cause of death was not given.“Televisa laments the death of Don Roberto Gómez Bolaños, ‘Chespirito,’ an essential figure of Mexican television,” the broadcaster wrote on Twitter. Another famous character was “Chapulín Colorado,” a red-hooded superhero with antennas and armed with a yellow and red hammer. His shows had millions of viewers from Mexico to the Andes and the tip of South America, as well as in Portuguese-speaking Brazil.Tributes poured in shortly after his death was announced. Falleció Roberto Gómez Bolaños— Noticieros Televisa (@NTelevisa_com) November 28, 2014 México ha perdido a un ícono, cuyo trabajo ha trascendido generaciones y fronteras.— Enrique Peña Nieto (@EPN) November 28, 2014 “Mexico has lost an icon, whose work has transcended generations and borders,” Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted. Related posts:Former Tico Times photojournalist, painter Julio Laínez dies at 76 Robin Williams brought brutal honesty to his best roles Robin Williams, frenetic, fearless actor and comedian, dies at 63 Beyoncé and 4 other celebrities who visited Costa Rica during 2014last_img read more

Jenkins welcomes summer reading contest winner to Capitol

first_img Categories: News 13Nov Jenkins welcomes summer reading contest winner to Capitol First grader Rhea Mouw learns what it’s like to be ‘Rep. for a Day’Rep. Nancy Jenkins (left) welcomes “Rep. for a Day” Rhea Mouw and her mother, Tonya, to the state Capitol in Lansing. Rhea was the winner of Jenkins’ summer reading contest.As the winner of state Rep. Nancy Jenkins’ summer reading contest, Adrian resident Rhea Mouw today learned what it’s like to be “Rep. for a Day” at the Michigan Capitol.“It is always exciting to have a local resident visit me in Lansing, and Rhea’s trip today was a celebration of her accomplishments this summer,” said Jenkins, R-Clayton. “Rhea worked hard throughout the summer reading program, and I am glad she was able to join me at the state Capitol. I hope she learned a lot about our state government and the work we do here.”Mouw met with Jenkins and other state representatives to kick off the day, then attended a committee hearing with the lawmaker. From there, the first grader at Madison Elementary School took a tour of the Capitol before being recognized on the House floor by Jenkins.Various public libraries throughout Lenawee County participated in Jenkins’ summer reading contest.###last_img read more

Rep Maturen introduces Realtors Day resolution

first_img State Rep. David Maturen today introduced a resolution to declare March 4 as Realtors Day in the state of Michigan on the 100th anniversary of the Real Estate Association of Michigan’s founding.House Resolution 26, sponsored by Rep. Maturen, recognizes the positive effects the organization has contributed to local communities, the state and the nation.“For a century, the Michigan Realtors have been the leading advocate for public policy and legal issues regarding the industry and they continue to support the great American tradition of private property ownership,” said Rep. Maturen, R-Brady Township. “I’m proud to introduce this resolution to acknowledge the Michigan Realtors and to thank them for the positive effects they’ve had on the state.”Rep. Maturen, a real estate broker and certified general appraiser, is one of nearly 25,000 real estate broker, salesperson and appraiser licensees that are currently members of Michigan Realtors, which was originally established as the Real Estate Association of Michigan on March 4, 1915.Rep. Maturen and his staff can be reached at (517) 373-1787 or via email at Categories: Maturen News 04Mar Rep. Maturen introduces Realtors Day resolutionlast_img read more

Rep Price encourages residents to visit during November office hours

first_img04Nov Rep. Price encourages residents to visit during November office hours Categories: News Rep. Amanda Price, R-Park Township, has announced two office hour events for November, continuing her tradition of holding office hours each month.“The local office hours are the best way for me to meet with area residents and discuss what’s going on in Lansing,” said Rep. Price. “I look forward to these sessions and answering questions relating to state government.”The schedule for November includes:Friday, Nov. 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Spring Lake District Library, 123 E. Exchange St., Spring LakeMonday Nov. 16, 10-11 a.m. at Park Township Hall, 52 152nd Ave., HollandAnyone unable to attend the office hour events can contact Rep. Price’s Lansing office at 517-373-0838. The representative also can be reached by email at or by mail at N-1193 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909.last_img read more

Rep Lauwers announces June indistrict office hours

first_img State Rep. Dan Lauwers, R-Brockway Township, is holding office hours this month in Capac and St. Clair.“I always look forward to hearing input from residents in the 81st District,” said Rep. Lauwers. “These informal meetings offer a great opportunity for me to answer questions and hear concerns regarding state government.”Rep. Lauwers will meet with residents at the following locations on Thursday, June 23:9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Capac Village Office, 131 N. Main St. in Capac1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Sue’s Coffee House, 201 North Riverside Ave. in Saint ClairNo appointment is necessary. Those unable to attend may contact Rep. Lauwers at (517) 373-1790 or via email at 13Jun Rep. Lauwers announces June in-district office hours Categories: Lauwers Newslast_img read more

Rep LaSata reminds students about summer reading program

first_img State Rep. Kim LaSata is reminding residents of Berrien County about her summer reading program.“Educating young people has always been a passion of mine,” LaSata said. “As your state representative, I have made it a priority to connect with students and impress upon them the importance of learning and the role of government.”The contest is open to any child in first through fifth grades.  Participants complete a Rep. LaSata Summer Reading Contest bookmark for every 10 books they read and drop it off at participating libraries before Friday, Sept. 1. Students should look for the boxes with a Rep-for-a-day Summer Reading Contest poster on the front. The more books a child reads and bookmarks they complete, the better their chances of winning.  Bookmarks with contest rules are available at and at the libraries listed below.Participating libraries include:Bridgman Public Library, 4460 Lake St. in Bridgman;Benton Harbor Public Library, 213 E. Wall St. in Benton Harbor;Coloma Public Library, 151 W. Center St. in Coloma;Maud Preston Palenske Memorial Library, 500 Market St. in St. Joseph;Watervliet District Library, 333 N. Main St. in Watervliet; andLincoln Township Public Library, 2099 W. John Beers Road in Stevensville.For more information on the contest, please contact Rep. LaSata’s Lansing office by phone at 517-373-1403 or via email at 21Aug Rep. LaSata reminds students about summer reading program Categories: LaSata Newslast_img read more

Viasat has inked a deal with Russian broadcaster C

first_imgViasat has inked a deal with Russian broadcaster CTC and will handle the distribution of the international version of the Russian channel in the Baltics.The exclusive agreement runs for five years and will see the CTC-International carried on Viasat’s pay TV platform in the region as well as on third-party pay TV systems. The channel will launch today to Viasat customers in the Baltics.CTC-International is programmed with content from CTC Media’s three Russian channels: CTC; Domashny; and DTV.“CTC-International is already available in the US, Israel and Germany, and we are very proud to now offer the channel to viewers in all three Baltic countries,” said Viacheslav Sinadski, chief strategy officer of CTC Media. “The launch of CTC-International in the Baltics opens new opportunities for the execution of our expansion strategy in Europe. The Baltic States have an impressive potential audience of two million Russian-speaking viewers.”last_img read more

News agency Reuters has launched a YouTube channel

first_imgNews agency Reuters has launched a YouTube channel featuring 10 news, commentary and analysis programmes covering hard news, finance, politics, technology and Reuters investigations. Reuters TV is available via a Reuters-branded YouTube channel and on Reuters’ website.“This deal with YouTube gives Reuters a way to showcase our collection of talented journalists and compelling video from around the world,” said Dan Colarusso, Reuters global head of programming. “It will offer unique insights and images that other media companies simply can’t match.”last_img read more

BSkyB and Warner Bros have renewed their movies d

first_imgBSkyB and Warner Bros. have renewed their movies deal.The agreement gives Sky, the News Corp-backed UK pay TV operator, rights to Warner Bros. features in the first pay TV and pay-per-view windows, meaning it can show the films on its movie channels and make them available on its Sky Store and Sky Movies Box Office services.The movie titles will also be available on Sky’s new standalone over the top service Now TV.Sky will get access to Warner titles including Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Dark Knight Rises, DarkShadows and Wrath of the Titans, as well future releases such as Man of Steel, The Hangover Part III and The Great Gatsby six months after their theatrical release. A range of catalogue titles are also included in the deal.Jeffrey Schlesinger, president, Warner Bros. International Television Distribution, said: “We are pleased to extend our association with Sky in the UK and Ireland. In an increasingly competitive environment for high quality features, we have once again selected Sky as the best home for our films in the first pay window.last_img read more

Online video streaming service Netflix has expande

first_imgOnline video streaming service Netflix has expanded its international programming deal with CBS. 
The deal will see a raft of new CBS and Showtime series added to Netflix’s service in the UK, Ireland, Canada and Latin America. 
Shows include serial killer drama Dexter, Charmed, Jericho and The 44000 as well as older episodes of The Good Wife and Hawaii Five–0 and Showtime’s adult comedy House of Lies and period drama The Borgias.“We are delighted to be bringing more great CBS and Showtime series to our members throughout the world,” said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer. “Our goal is to give Netflix members a broad mix of engaging shows to watch and this extended agreement does just that.”
“Netflix is a great partner, and this has been a mutually beneficial relationship that has helped grow our respective businesses,” said Armando Nuñez, president and CEO of the CBS Global Distribution Group. “It is an arrangement that showcases our premium content on Netflix’s world-class service in a way that complements our traditional worldwide licensing and adds to our overall international revenue.”last_img read more

Cable giant Liberty Global is not prepared to incr

first_imgCable giant Liberty Global is not prepared to increase its price for acquiring Belgian network Telenet.Liberty Global, currently a majority shareholder of Telenet, has made an offer of €35 per ordinary share for the remaining stake in the operator. The Belgian cabler, however, is claiming that they price is too low after independent valuation specialists Lazard put a valuation range for the price per share of Telenet at €37 to €42.Speaking at a conference, Liberty Global’s finance director Charles Bracken said the price it had offered was a “very full and fair offer”, Reuters reports. He added that any suggestion that it would raise its offer should be “put to bed because it’s not going to happen”.last_img read more

UK pay TV operator Sky has commissioned LuckyMan

first_imgUK pay TV operator Sky has commissioned LuckyMan, a ten-part supernatural cop drama from Stan Lee and the producer of Downton Abbey.The series stars James Nesbitt (The Missing) as a down on his luck Murder Squad detective who is given a charm that confers upon the wearer the ability to control luck.Carnival Films is producing the series, which will debut on Sky 1 next year. It is based upon an original idea from Stan Lee and the comic book legend’s Pow! Entertainment is coproducing.Adam MacDonald, Director of Sky 1: “The show is mysterious, thrilling, energetic and sure to appeal to our customers. I’m honoured that Sky 1 is working with Stan Lee on his first UK TV drama and I can’t wait for our customers to experience the gifts and misfortunes that luck can bring”.Stan Lee added: “Luck has always been a fascinating subject to me, and I am excited to finally share that fascination with audiences around the world.”last_img read more

Cisco has struck a deal with Altice to provide its

first_imgCisco has struck a deal with Altice to provide its DOCSIS 3.1-enabled CCAP cable access platform across its cable properties internationally, with the first rollout scheduled for Numericable-SFR in France. The upgrading of Numericable-SFR’s network to DOCSIS 3.1 will enable it to offer services of up to 10Gbps across its fibre-to-the-last-amplifier footprint.“This step is part of our long-term investment strategy. We are building the next generation of fixed mobile converged networks. With a combination of Cisco’s Evolved CCAP, DOCSIS 3.1 and migration to NFV/SDN, Altice will continue providing the best customer experience, based on the highest bandwidth and cutting edge technology,” said Max Blumberg, chief technology officer, Altice Group.“Cisco is working closely with Altice to provide them with a CCAP platform offering D3.0 plus D3.1 designed for long-term investment protection and full spectrum video, to simplify the evolution of their cable access network. With this premier technology, they can cost-effectively deliver multi-gigabit services with massive bandwidth and rapid time to market,” said Brett Wingo, vice-president and general manager, cable access business unit, Cisco.In January, Cisco struck a deal with Vodafone-owned German operator Kabel Deutschland to provide an advanced cloud-based TV platform for the operator.Separately, Vodafone has held early talks about buying Altice-owned Portuguese cable operator Cabovisão, according to the Financial Times.The EC earlier this week cleared Altice’s acquisition of Portugal Telecom after Altice agreed to sell Cabovisão and business telecoms outfit ONI.According to the FT report, a number of other buyers have also expressed an interest in the cable operator.In other Altice news, the the Israel Ministry of Communication has authorized an agreement between Altice’s subsidiary Hot Mobile – the mobile arm of cable operator Hot – and Partner Communication Ltd, the second mobile player in Israel, which operates under the Orange brand, whereby Hot Mobile and Partner Communication will be able to merge their 3G/4G radio networks and deploy network sharing technology, delivering greater coverage and quality of service, according to Altice.last_img read more

Skys next generation home entertainment system S

first_imgSky’s next generation home entertainment system, Sky Q, is now available for TV viewers in the UK and Ireland to buy.New and existing Sky customers can order Sky Q online or on the phone from today, or purchase it in-store from Friday. The first Sky Q customers will be installed at the end of the month, according to Sky.Sky first unveiled Sky Q at a launch event in London in November, claiming that the new service “completely reinvents the viewing experience” by giving users the option to pause content in one room and carry on viewing in another, and access programme recordings while on the move.Sky said that set-up costs for Sky Q will start at £99 – its lowest ever set-up cost for a brand new premium product launch – and that the typical monthly cost for existing Sky+ customers will “only be around an extra £12 compared with their current Sky+ package”.Customers can choose from two new bundles – the Sky Q Silver Bundle or the Sky Q Bundle. For new customers joining Sky, the monthly cost for Sky Q will start from £42.“The new family of products, Sky Q, Sky Q Silver, Sky Q Mini, the Sky Q touch remote, the Sky Q Hub and the Sky Q app, all connect wirelessly to create an ecosystem that makes TV viewing seamless – called Fluid Viewing,” said Sky.“With 12 tuners, the Sky Q Silver box gives customers the ability to record four shows while watching a fifth live, putting an end to recording clashes. The all-new Sky Q touch remote makes it easier than ever to find your favourite shows with no need to point at the screen.”Sky said that the launch of Sky Q will be supported by the company’s “biggest and most ambitious advertising campaign ever,” starting this Friday.last_img read more

Chris Albrecht Starz CEO Chris Albrecht has said t

first_imgChris AlbrechtStarz CEO Chris Albrecht has said the premium cable operation does “believe in consolidation” after US studio Lionsgate Entertainment earlier confirmed merged talks between the companies.Albrecht declined to directly add colour to Lionsgate’s filing last month, in which Lionsgate said the pair was exploring a “potentially mutually beneficial combination”, but did admit that M&A was a good option for Starz.“We believe in consolidation and are open-minded about the best ways to create both shareholder and strategic value for ourselves and any possible business partner,” he told analysts on an investors’ call.“However, we only believe in the potential combination for Starz that fully appreciates the value of our business and provides an appropriate return to our shareholders.“While we believe recent stock market volatility left our stock meaningfully undervalued, at an approximate 30% discount to our media peers and which has led to our increased buybacks, the fundamentals of our business have not changed.”Starz, based in the US, offers premium series such as Power, Black Sails and the upcoming American Gods, to US subscribers, and last year launched SVOD player Starz Play in the Middle Eastern region. It also operates the Epix channel.Rumours over its future have swirled since it was spun out of John Malone’s Liberty Media in 2013. It has since performed well, and was linked to CBS Corp. and 21st Century Fox.However, with cable mogul Malone becoming increasingly influential at Lionsgate after taking a seat on its board, a merger of these two companies has become the preferred option.However, both companies’ stock fell after the Lionsgate announcement, and Deadline later reported talks had stalled. Previous attempts to merge the companies also failed.last_img read more

Philippe Dauman Sumner Redstone has appointed two

first_imgPhilippe DaumanSumner Redstone has appointed two new members to the board of his family trust in the latest twist to the ongoing battle for control of Viacom.A storm has erupted following Redstone’s decision to remove Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman and lawyer George Abrams from that board, sparking a bitter war of words and a lawsuit from the evicted pair who are seeking to be reinstated.The board ultimately controls media giant Viacom and while Redstone’s lawyers have claimed he is securing the financial security of his family, Dauman’s side have alleged he no longer has the mental faculties to make such a decision.The two new board members are Tad Jankowski, general counsel and 35-year veteran at Redstone’s National Amusements, and financial analyst and former Warner Music exec Jill Krutick.Krutick said: “I met Sumner in 1994 when I was an equity analyst covering the large cap entertainment companies for Salomon Smith Barney.“We had a close working relationship over a 10-year period as Sumner exuberantly shared his views on Viacom with investors from around the globe, and I have continued my long-time relationship with the Redstone family.”Jankowski said:  “I am honored that Sumner has chosen me as a trustee and am convinced that he did so knowing that I would be loyal to him and would work to accomplish the objectives of the Trust.”Redstone’s eldest granddaughter Kimberlee Ostheimer and Krutick have also been appointed to the board of National Amusements.“I am honored to be named as a fourth generation director and look forward to contributing to the continued success of the company my family has built over the last 80 years,” said Ostheimer.last_img read more

Amazon Prime Video has made its entire high dynami

first_imgAmazon Prime Video has made its entire high dynamic range library available in HDR10+, establishing it as the first streaming service to implement the Samsung standard.Amazon’s Prime Video HDR10+ catalogue includes hundreds of hours of content, including Prime Originals like The Grand Tour, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Tick and The Man in the High Castle plus hundreds of licensed titles.HDR10+ is available on the entire Samsung 2017 UHD TV line-up – including its premium QLED TV models.Sang Yoon Kim, vice president of smart TV business development at Samsung Electronics America said: “The launch marks the first opportunity for consumers and the industry to experience HDR10+ technology through a streaming service.”Greg Hart, vice president of Prime Video, added: “We’re dedicated to offering Prime Video members the best possible viewing experience, and we are very excited for our members around the world to experience our content in HDR10+.”Samsung announced HDR10+, an updated version of its open HDR10 standard, in April of this year, with Amazon Video coming on board as an initial partner.The HDR10+ update added ‘dynamic metadata’, which allows a high dynamic range (HDR) TV to adjust brightness levels on a scene-by-scene or frame-by-frame basis.The earlier HDR10 standard used static metadata that does not change during playback despite scene-specific brightness levels.In August, Samsung partnered with 20th Century Fox and Panasonic Corporation and agreed to kick off an HDR10+ licensing and logo programme in January 2018.The companies will form a licensing entity that will start to license the HDR10+ platform to content companies, ultra-high definition TVs, Blu-ray disc players, set-top box manufacturers, and SoC vendors.last_img read more