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Extra: Discovery, Swisscom extend partnership; CDIFF Jury Award winners

Discovery, Swisscom extend distribution partnership Discovery Networks Deutschland and Swisscom have extended a long-term partnership that sees the Switzerland-based telecoms provider become the distribution partner for the Eurosport Player in Switzerland and ...
July 4, 2017

Discovery, Swisscom extend distribution partnership

Discovery Networks Deutschland and Swisscom have extended a long-term partnership that sees the Switzerland-based telecoms provider become the distribution partner for the Eurosport Player in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Discovery’s entire portfolio will be available to Swisscom viewers. Under the terms of the expanded deal, Swisscom and its pay-TV broadcaster Teleclub subscribers will have access to the on-demand streaming service Eurosport Player for a discounted price. With their on-demand digital sports pass, subscribers will have access to the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, as well as 40 exclusive Bundesliga matches a season, the Super Cup and more.

Discovery’s factual entertainment channels will still be available as Italian language versions, with Eurosport 1 and Eurosport 2 additionally in German and French. Consumers will continue to have access to content on the free TV channels DMAX, TLC and Eurosport 1.

Contact Dance International Film Festival announces 2017 award winners

REAson d’etre dance productions and the Contact Dance International Film Festival (CDIFF) have announced the Jury Award Winners of the third season of dance-focused doc competition.

The Gold Jury Award went to Contact Dance Every Body by Olya Glotka. The film (pictured) features StopGap Foundation founder Luke Anderson as he dances using his wheelchair to gracefully lift his dance partner Laura Storey in the galleries of the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Parcon NYC #1: Subway Stops won the Silver Jury Award, filmed by Satoko Sugiyama, Martin Henson, and Parcon NYC. Capturing the story of an everyday subway ride home for a Latin girl from the Bronx, the environment around her comes alive with dancers performing a genre that fuses parkour with contact dance improvisation called parcon.

The Bronze Jury Award was given to Wake Me Up, a short film by Celine Poon. The film started as a school project at the International Baccalaureate school, Fairview International School in Kuala Lumpur after two young girls, Sonia and Leila, discovered contact dance improvisation. The result is a portrayal of friendship that is the epitome of contact dance improvisation all levels approach.

The Gala Screening and Awards Ceremony took place, July 1 at the Revue Cinema in Toronto.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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