Media Sector

'Irish Examiner' group to Cut Down on 50 Jobs

Landmark Media, which publishes a number of titles including the 'Irish Examiner' newspaper, has decided to reduce its work force by about 10%.

The newspaper publisher who also owns 'Evening Echo' along with many other regional titles is planning on 50 redundancies. They have a total staff of 560.

Pandora hikes price of ad-free service by $1

New PandoraOne subscribers will have to pay more to enjoy the ad-free music service starting May this year, Pandora Media Inc declared on Tuesday.

Pandora on Tuesday announced that it would charge $4.99 per month from new users of its ad-free PandoraOne service, up $1 a month from existing fee. Existing subscribers will continue to pay $3.99 a month for the service.

Getty Images offers free access to much of its photo portfolio

Leading photo provider Getty Images has announced the launch of an Embed tool that allows people to use million of photos free of cost for noncommercial purposes.

Getty Images, which is well-known for the premiere collection of professional quality images on the Internet, previously used to charge licensing fees from people who wanted to access its extensive portfolio.

Sharing of HBO GO account passwords by users doesn’t bother HBO

Any sharing of account passwords by HBO GO users in not a matter of concern for the company, HBO Chief Executive Richard Plepler said.

Mr. Plepler said HBO was aware of the fact that many HBO Go users were sharing their account passwords for the pay service's widely acclaimed TV Everywhere app, but that was not troubling for the company because it was not material to its business. In a recent interview, he said, "It's not that we're unmindful of it, it just has no impact on the business . terrific marketing vehicle for the next generation of viewers."

Virgin Media TV Anywhere app offers more live TV channels than Sky Go

Virgin Media customers can now enjoy a number of channels on their Android devices, thanks to the release of the TV Anywhere app.

The Virgin Media TV Anywhere app, which is available to all Virgin Media TiVo customers for free, provides access as many as 67 TV channels on Android devices over Wi-Fi. It offers more live TV channels than Sky Go.

Rolling out the app, the company said, "Virgin TV Anywhere offers more live channels than Sky Go, with 90 available online and 67 to watch on mobile and tablets."

Fox News revamps newsroom with gigantic tablets

Fox News has revamped its newsroom set by replacing its traditional desks with new enormous touchscreens, providing its journalists with brand new tools to track developing stories and bring them to viewers in real time.

A video released on Monday showed new Fox News Deck, with journalists sitting behind enormous Windows-based 55-inch Microsoft touchscreen tablets.

The newfangled Fox News Deck was debuted by anchor Shepard Smith, who said touchscreens would be the future of the newsroom.