CHASE CAREY has been named the new Chief Executive of Formula One - ending the 40-year reign of Bernie Ecclestone in control of the glamour sport.Carey has taken over the top job in F1 following confirmation of the Liberty Group takeover of the Formula One Group.SunSport brings you all you need to know about the American who now holds the power of the jewel in the crown of motorsport.Chase Carey is the newly appointed Chief Executive of the Formula One Group.The American businessman has been handed the top job in F1 after Liberty Group completed their takeover of the company.The 62-year-old had already been working as chairman of F1 but now succeeds Bernie Ecclestone in overall control, ending an almost 40-year association with the sport for the British tycoon.Carey established his professional reputation in the United States working in television with Fox and DirecTV.The American has been appointed by Liberty Media after the company bought the sport for £6.4billion.The … [Read more...] about Who is Chase Carey? New Formula One CEO has taken over from F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone – all you need to know
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A BRUTAL new reality TV show set to be launched in Russia has sparked controversy after its rules promised to allow “fighting, murder and rape”.The Hunger Games-style contest, called “Game2: Winter”, which is the brainchild of millionaire Yevgeny Pyatkovsky, has been accused by critics of promoting “savage and bestial behaviour”.But what is Game2: Winter, where will it be filmed and who is the wealthy Russian behind it? Here's all you need to know:Game2: Winter will see 30 participants, evenly split between men and women, armed with knives and dropped into the Siberian wilderness for a nine-month survival test.Starting in July 2017, they will be competing for a £1.3 million prize, and are expected to hunt and fish for food in the bleak taiga forest in order to stay alive.The daring contestants – who must be over 18 and declared “mentally sane” – will be allowed 100kg of equipment to last them until April 1 2018, and … [Read more...] about What is Russian reality TV show Game2: Winter, where will the real-life Hunger Games be filmed and who are the contestants?
TELLY lover the Queen is getting extra satellite channels installed at Buckingham Palace to ensure she keeps up to speed with the latest hit shows.New dishes will be erected at Her Majesty’s London home before she returns from her summer break at Scottish retreat Balmoral.Plans show that the monarch’s satellite system is 12 years old and can no longer cope with the ever expanding list of modern channels.Three old satellite dishes will be removed from the roof and replaced with three larger ones that won’t be visible to the landmark's millions of annual visitors.A report handed to planning chiefs alongside pictures said: “The aim is to remove three dishes and replace them with three x 85cm dishes.“This larger size is required to receive signals for more satellites.”Another report said the aim of replacement was to “improve the provision of TV services for users and visiting heads of state and their staff.”It went on: … [Read more...] about Telly-loving Queen gets new satellite dishes installed at Buckingham Palace so she can keep up with latest shows
A HUGE structure has been discovered in Antartica - and it's baffling scientists.Conspiracy theorists insist that the Google Earth image proves the South Pole was once home to an ancient city.It appears to be 400ft across and man-made, with its discovery added to a mounting list of evidence which claims there could be a hidden city frozen underneath the surface.Antarctica is largely uninhabited due to its freezing temperatures.Scientists initially suspected the strange mound was sastrugi - sharp grooves formed on snow by strong winds.But this phenomena normally has short, sharp, edges and themystery structure appears to be oval.It comes just months after a huge pyramid-like shape was discovered on the freezing continent.Rumours of a hidden city underneath the ice have been circulating for years.Just last week scientists discovered a massive object lurking beneath frozen wasteland in Antarctica.The huge and mysterious "anomaly" stretches for 151 miles across and … [Read more...] about New satellite images reveal mysterious dome structure hidden in Antarctica fuelling shock claims an ancient civilisation once lived there
CHOOSING a digital TV package is a minefield . . . so many choices!Some families prefer the upfront cost of a basic TV box and licence with no monthly subscription. Others do costly direct debits for access to premium sport packages and the latest boxsets.So, to help out, we have pulled together a guide to paid-for TV.Options depend on which internet provider you use as main suppliers offer TV alongside their broadband services. This can be limiting, as BT, Virgin and TalkTalk only supply TV to customers who also buy their internet.Anyone able to have a satellite dish on their home can get Sky Q, regardless of broadband provider. Those not wishing to pay monthly can watch no-contract Freesat or Freeview TV.If you want the latest boxsets or premium sport, some providers let you pay as you go. Now TV lets you get daily, weekly or monthly passes with no contract. TalkTalk TV allows you to sign up for extra premium channels on a monthly rolling … [Read more...] about Which is the best digital TV package? From Sky Q to TalkTalk, Now TV and more – our guide to choosing a TV subscription service
A graveyard orbit sounds so peaceful, doesn't it? Just imagine: you, as a decommissioned satellite, up there in a geosynchronous or geostationary orbit, not so much pushing up the daisies as just floating about. You would be about 35,000 kilometers (22,000 miles) above Earth. Out of sight and out of mind. Or so you would think. Increasingly, though, dead satellites are very much on the minds of scientists. And some of those scientists have the higher orbits in their sights, because just as with people, when we die, satellites have a tendency to decompose. When satellites decompose, tiny bits of paint or other components can drift back down to the more congested lower orbits and potentially cause all manner of problems. It's not just the dead ones either. In June, a geostationary communications satellite, called AMC-9 lost, lost contact with its operator, SES, and then apparently started to fragment. It may have been hit by space debris, but SES has yet to confirm. One launched every … [Read more...] about Rendezvous with a death star: satellites may one day rust in peace at the Necropolis
A world without satellites would be a world without trusty GPS devices telling us where to go and without many of the TV channels we take for granted. The weather forecast would be more unreliable than it already is. In short, our lives would be a lot less convenient. To make sure that doesn't happen there are more than 1,200 satellites orbiting the Earth. No two of them are alike and they all have very different abilities. Spectacular beep Hearing beeps and other tech sounds isn't unusual in today's world. Wherever you go there are smartphones and other electronic devices making noise all the time. It was completely different 58 years ago. In 1957, the beeps of the world's first satellite shocked the entire Western world. The satellite in question was the Russian Sputnik. It showed that the Soviet Union was ahead in the space race. No plain beep has ever jumpstarted hectic activism the way Sputnik's greeting did. The Americans gave it their all and 12 years later, they landed a … [Read more...] about Satellites’ super powers
DW’s expanded television programming kicked off on June 22 at the Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany. Around 2,000 guests from around the world witnessed the countdown as DW Director General Peter Limbourg and Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Monika Grütters, pressed the symbolic start button. The new programming provides more in-depth information and background analysis, with expert knowledge to shed light on issues that affect people around the world. Coverage includes politics and culture, business and finance, science and sports. A new flagship program, DW News, provides the information people need to know faster and more comprehensive than ever before. bIn front of an international audience of policy-makers, media professionals and journalists, Grütters said that content is the key to democratic quality and diversity, and “cannot become second-rate, despite the frenzy of technological potential and interplay of market … [Read more...] about New English TV programming goes on air
Sky Deutschland plans to raise 340 million euros ($448 million) in fresh cash in its seventh share sale since 2005 as the troubled broadcaster continues chasing elusive profits and tries to convince reluctant Germans to pay more for television content. The company, which is based near Munich and 45.4 percent-owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., also issued a profit warning, saying its full-year 2010 loss before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization would be "significantly" greater than previous estimates of 130-170 million euros. The company blamed "slower than expected subscriber development and increased investment in key initiatives." It predicted that while its earnings in 2011 would be higher than in 2010, the company would still be in the red. No new breakeven target was announced. The announcement is the latest indicator that pay-TV in Germany has not lived up to the potential that its backers once thought it had. Many dreamed of easily tapping Europe's largest … [Read more...] about Will Germans ever embrace pay-TV?
As viewers eager for news of the conflict in Iraq turn to the Internet to keep up with latest developments, for some Web sites the flood of visitors is already proving too much. One of these is Arabic-language television satellite TV channel al-Jazeera's Web site which was launched for the first time in English earlier this week. The increase in online traffic on al-Jazeera's site in the current conflict in Iraq ties in with a similar increase during the war in Afghanistan in 2001. With the start of the U.S. bombing campaign in Afghanistan in Autumn 2001, traffic to its website in Arabic leapt from an average 700,000 page impressions a day before the Sept. 11 attacks, to 1.2 million page views a day in the immediate aftermath. Although al-Jazeera's Web site was entirely in Arabic, the site mainly attracted American visitors: 40 percent of its visitors were from the U.S., the station told the Wall Street Journal. An increasing number of English-speaking westerners, eager for an … [Read more...] about Disputed Arab TV Network Launches English Web Site