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BSkyB Increases ‎Stake in Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Technology Firm Jaunt

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London – BSkyB has increased its investment in Jaunt, a Silicon Valley start-up whose technology adds virtual reality components to TV programming. The U.K. pay TV giant said Monday it has invested an additional $400,000 in the Palo Alto-based company after a December deal to pump $350,000 into it. "‎These investments provide [BSkyB] with additional insight into developments within the field," the company said. Jaunt was launched in early 2013 to offer an "immersive virtual reality experience" for TV programming. Photos Miptv: Hottest Fiction Shows Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox owns a 39 percent

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- Georg Szalai

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Over 20 People Hospitalized After Keith Urban Concert in Boston

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Emergency service workers from six towns responded to numerous reports of illness at a Keith Urban concert in Mansfield, Mass. Officials said alcohol consumption was the likely cause. Ambulances arrived from Eaton, Foxboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro, Norton and Plainville to help private ambulances services at the Saturday night (July 26) concert at the Xfinity Center, which is located about 35 miles southwest of Boston. Photos 'American Idol' Judges Past and Present: The Good, the Bad and the Boring At about 9 p.m., Mansfield fire officials declared a mass casualty incident at the concert venue, which typically indicates a large number of people with potential illnesses or

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Comic-Con: Watch the Highlights of Marvel’s Presentations (Video)

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Marvel Entertainment's panels at this weekend's Comic-Con were full of memorable highlights, including the casts of The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Ant-Man discussing the upcoming films, not to mention Josh Brolin surprising the crowd by popping by wearing the Infinity Gauntlet. Photos The Scene at Comic-Con 2014 Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige got the ball rolling by introducing Robert Downey Jr. Then, with a Michael Jackson tune playing in the background, the two introduced the other Ultron cast members, handing out roses to the female co-stars.  Downey, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy

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- Ryan Gajewski

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'Covert Affairs' Star Piper Perabo Marries 'Get Carter' Director

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Covert Affairs and Coyote Ugly star Piper Perabo got married to director Stephen Kay on July 26, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.  Perabo, 37, and Kay tied the knot in New York City, and this is the first marriage for both. They had announced their engagement in September 2013. Photos Power Couples: At Home and at Work With 11 Hollywood Duos Perabo rose to fame as the star of 2000 film Coyote Ugly. She has appeared in films such as Looper, The Prestige and Cheaper by the Dozen. Kay is an executive producer and director on USA's Covert Affairs. He directed

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- Ryan Gajewski

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South Korean Box Office: Period Action Film 'Kundo' Has Biggest Opening of Year

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Seoul — South Korean period action film Kundo: Age of the Rampant had a record opening for 2014 at the local box office, bringing in more than $23.7 million in the first five days of its release. This beat the year's previous opening record set by Transformers: Age of Extinction, which had reached $22.4 million. Kundo has so far had 3 million admissions as of Monday, reaching that milestone three days earlier than the latest Transformers film. South Korea uses admissions as its primary box-office measure. Photos Korea Box Office 2013: Top 10 Movies Kundo also recorded the highest grossing

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- Lee Hyo-won

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Sarah Palin Launches Online Video Channel

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Sarah Palin has launched her own online video channel. The Sarah Palin Channel launched Sunday, with the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential candidate serving as executive editor and overseeing all of the channel's content. Photos Team Hillary Clinton: Jeffrey Katzenberg, David Geffen and Her 2016 Supporters The subscription-based channel will be available on the Tapp platform. Tapp, which launched in March 2014, is the collaboration of former TV execs Jeff Gaspin and Joe Klein. Tapp aims to provide high-profile personalities with their own channels, and the Palin chanel has been rumored to be in the works for

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- Ryan Gajewski

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Chinese Film Company Announces Plans for 'Avatar' Rival

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A Chinese company is planning to make a film that would rival James Cameron's hit 3D spectacular Avatar, Xinhua News Agency reported Sunday. Titled Bainiaoyi, the movie is based on the folklore of the Zhuang ethnic minority, a culture designated with national heritage importance by the Chinese Ministry of Culture. Xinhua says the plot will revolve around a young man named Guka who tries to find the "bainiaoyi" — a magical piece of clothing — to help him defeat an evil dragon that is plaguing the Zhuang people. Photos The Scene at Comic-Con 2014 The film will be produced by Beijing

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