December 4, 1999Much of the detailing-work in the construction of Arcosanti is performed on-site.Cabinets, trim, fixtures, lighting, and railings, to name a few, are all elementswhich are fabricated in the various shops. The reuse of materials in these fabricationsis always desirable, as well, and is an example of frugality in practice. In this photo, current workshopper, JamesDavenport, who has opted to spend his time in the Metalshop cuts apart some scrapmetal to obtain pieces which will be welded into a railing. Photo and text byBenjamin Ericson.
Tony Cohen has stepped down as FremantleMedia CEO and will be replaced by Cécile Frot-Coutaz. She is currently the CEO of FremantleMedia North America and has been with the company for seventeen years. FremantleMedia said that Cohen is stepping down to “focus on his non-executive work”.Guillaume de Posch, co-CEO of FremantleMedia parent company RTL Group said: “I want to thank Tony Cohen for his outstanding achievements. He transformed FremantleMedia from a collection of individual entities into a global content power house.”
Comux, the infrastructure joint venture set up to support the launch of local digital-terrestrial TV channels in the UK, yesterday switched on new transmitters at Winter Hill to bring services to Liverpool, Manchester and Preston.The transmitters, overseen by Comux and operated by Arqiva, will extend the reach of the local TV network increase by more than two million to a total of 12,390,000 homes across the country.“Just over a year ago Comux won the Ofcom licence to manage this major infrastructure project and create a business that would help to ensure the long-term future of local television,” said Ed Hall, CEO of Comux.“With today’s launch at Winter Hill, the network now reaches more than 12.3 million homes, and the revenue from the sale of spare capacity is starting to come in. I am pleased to say that the team at Comux has worked successfully with Arqiva to deliver this major project on time and on budget.”
Channel provider SPI International has struck two commercial agreements with Coca-Cola in Turkey and Lay’s potato chips in Poland to promote its video-on-demand service FilmBox Live. In Turkey, the company is offering a free FilmBox subscription as part of the Coca-Cola Choice Menu offered by online grocery Yemeksepeti.A free one-week subscription to FilmBox Live gives all users who place a Coca-Cola Secilmis Menu order the opportunity to receive a special code via email or SMS, enabling them to access the FilmBox on-demand catalogue and live streaming channels.FilmBox Live has also launched a promotional campaign with Lay’s potato chips in Poland. Promo codes offering 24-hour access to 70 movies can be found in specially marked Lay’s bags available in stores throughout the country.“FilmBox Live, with its great, diverse content, a user-friendly interface and various advanced technological features is currently one of the most valued, reliable and widely available VOD services in Europe. We are looking forward to the successful outcome of the on-going promotional campaigns and we hope to attract more global brands to team up with FilmBox Live in Turkey, Poland as well as other countries where FilmBox Live is available,” said Guney Yasavur, COO of FilmBox Live.