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TV is Happiness – In Bhutan

TV is Happiness – In Bhutan

Bhutan village feels the power of TV What happens when a remote village in the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan gets electricity and television? “Happiness,” a new documentary by the Frenchman Thomas Balmes, shines a light on the power and risks of the small screen. In 1999, authorities in Bhutan — which famously measures prosperity by more »

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Reel Locations – How TV Shows and Movies Draw Tourism

Reel Locations – How TV Shows and Movies Draw Tourism

TV shows and films can spell big pay day for tourism industry By Tara Nurin, of NJ Spotlight When the fourth season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” series launched a couple of weeks ago viewers watched as the title credits open on politician-cum-gangster Nucky Thompson (played by Steve Buscemi) standing in silence, surveying Atlantic City’s beach more »

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Slow and Steady Wins the TV Race in Norway

Slow and Steady Wins the TV Race in Norway

Slow TV’ casts a spell on Norwegian audiences Say goodbye to breathless intrigue and dramatic twists: “Slow TV” is attracting record audiences in Norway, with hours, even days, devoted to knitting, fishing and panoramic landscapes. Public broadcaster NRK has replaced some of its usual prime time drama and entertainment with long, lingering images of cruise more »

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Think Twitter Won’t Change TV, Think Again

Think Twitter Won’t Change TV, Think Again

In what can only be described as a game-changer, Twitter unveiled a partnership with Comcast and its NBCUniversal unit that will allow television viewers to tune in to a show or change channels directly from a tweet. This is the ideal convergence of old and new media or broadcast and social media. And this is more »

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Is TV Dead? Not Yet but it is Changing.

Is TV Dead?  Not Yet but it is Changing.

Most people reading this will know that Re:Source Media’s head offices are in Toronto and so as proud Canadians we care about our domestic TV and online market. It just make sense as a media production and content creation company to know how and why, where and when people like to consume media. And so more »

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Move Over K-Pop, K-Flicks Are Here

Move Over K-Pop, K-Flicks Are Here

K-Flicks: Korean filmmakers storm Hollywood Proving what we’ve always said, ‘That film and Television are universal mediums”, Korean Cinema is going through somewhat of a renaissance. And we’re not surprised. South Korea is a tech savvy, media savvy economy with some really talented and creative people. Like K-Pop before it, we predict big things for more »

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Driven – Feature Length Documentary

Driven – Feature Length Documentary

What do you get when you take one eccentric Thai billionaire, add an obsession to show the real Asia to the world and throw in four huge campaign-style buses? You get an epic road trip. DRIVEN is a feature-length documentary that will follow Vikrom Kromadit, noted businessman, author and philanthropist, as he embarks on a more »

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Ideas That Matter

Ideas That Matter

Last year Re:Source Media’s TV crews shot 5 different television series in 15 countries across 5 continents. We were fortunate enough to be at the center of some of the most important events of the year as we filmed the DMZ between North and South Korea, captured the hope and defiance in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, more »

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Crowdsourcing | The greatest TV technology

Crowdsourcing | The greatest TV technology

The term “crowdsourcing” is a portmanteau of “crowd” and “outsourcing,” first coined by Jeff Howe in a June 2006 Wired magazine article “The Rise of Crowdsourcing”. It refers to the practice of using technology to tap the collective wisdom of communities. Back in 2000 our company President Kevin Fox gave a keynote address about convergence more »

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To the Ends of the World… And Beyond

To the Ends of the World… And Beyond

Producing high definition television shows has its challenges anywhere in the world. There are always a host of weather, logistic, technical or other issues to contend with. Ours is an imperfect world and so over the years our TV crews have become pretty adept at problem solving in the field. As one Buddhist Monk remarked more »

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