A World of Excitement and Opportunity at Sands Resorts Macao | Content Pie

Sands Resorts Macao recently hosted an event themed “A Night to Shine” in New Delhi to introduce the integrated resort’s newest 2017 offerings to travel industry partners, meeting organisers and the media.

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With the opening of The Parisian Macao last year, the company’s vision for Sands Resorts Macao was completed. Inspired by the famed ‘City of Light’, The Parisian Macao offers a full array of integrated facilities including approximately 3,000 guestrooms and suites, many with spectacular views of the Eiffel Tower.

Sands Resorts MacaoThe integrated resorts offer seven world-class hotel brands, 150 dining options, international entertainment, stunning meeting space and dynamic new offerings.

Diwali package at Sands Resorts Macao

Sands Resorts Macao has launched a Diwali package allowing guests to tailor-make a dream break at one of four award-winning hotels, including The Venetian Macao; The Parisian Macao; Conrad Macao, Cotai Central; or Holiday Inn Macao Cotai Central.

The offer includes an array of great entertainment including the spectacular China Show – Monkey King and THRILLER LIVE, alongside wonderful dining and retail opportunities. The Diwali package is available for stays between Sept. 15 and Nov. 30, 2017.

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Exciting, newly introduced entertainment includes:

China Show – Monkey King 

The spectacular China Show – Monkey King by Beijing Hua Yan Group has arrived at the new 1,700-seat Sands Cotai Theatre at Sands Cotai Central. The large-scale fantasy stage play is based on the epic Tang Dynasty story of the famous monk Xuan Zang, better known as “A Journey to the West”, and regarded as one of the great Chinese legends. The show combines dance, acrobatics, drama, martial arts, magic, 3D effects, LED projections, video mapping and full surround sound, together with creative lighting, choreography, music and spectacular costumes.

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The latest addition to Sands Resorts Macao’s wide variety of family-friendly offerings is the exciting Planet J, Macao’s first ever live-action, role playing theme park. With eight exquisitely designed zones and more than 200 game installations across 100,000 square feet, Planet J provides an endless series of magical rescue missions for children of all ages.

THRILLER LIVE

Back to The Parisian Macao by popular demand from now until Sept. 3, 2017 is the sensational stage show THRILLER LIVE, a huge success when launched as the debut act at The Parisian Theatre. Coming directly from London’s West End, THRILLER LIVE features the global hits and dance moves of music legend Michael Jackson.

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Guests can savour the finest selection of authentic Indian cuisine at Michelin starred
The Golden Peacock at The Venetian Macao. All dishes are made from scratch using ingredients imported directly from India. The cuisine covers a comprehensive range of regional specialties and is prepared by a team of chefs from throughout India, led by Kerala-native Chef Justin Paul.


G-Shock – Bangalore Open Air 2017: The best of heavy metal music | Content Pie

The metal music culture in India is growing rapidly with top international bands making their way to the country. Adding to this culture, ‘Bangalore Open Air’ has earned a stature of one of the biggest and most innovative metal festivals in Indian subcontinent.

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Conceptualized by Salman U. Syed who previously worked on popular ‘Wacken Open Air Festival’, today,  BOA is THE metal festival that Indian metal lovers can proudly call their own.

The festival has managed to forge a collaboration with most legendary and cutting edge metal acts like German thrash titans KREATOR, Destruction, legendary heavy metal stalwarts, Iced Earth and extreme metal luminaries like Napalm Death and Vader.

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BOA 2017 is literally kicking things into overdrive with tech-thrash legends, Coroner and the inimitable death metal masters, Nile all making their way to India for the first time ever. The local talent is also represented in the form of Kryptos and Speedtrip along with the upcoming sci-fi death metal act, Galaxy Crusher from Bangalore.

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With G-Shock powering the festival, metalheads all over the country are going to enjoy an unforgettable metal music experience.

 

 

 


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DRM: A Prerequisite for OTT Platforms | Content Pie

In the present time, when we all are running for time, we still expect entertainment and information to follow us wherever we go. This has increased business opportunities for the digital biggies but at the same time it has increased their problems. Platforms like OTT (Over-the-top) are independently supporting broadcasting and technology business for providing standalone products to the consumers including audio, video and other media that can be transmitted through internet.

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Since the OTT platforms are supported by internet to reach their audience on any device and at any place, it makes them equally prone to digital piracy and copyright infringement. Many of the OTT platforms, instead of curating their content, believes in having created their content as it helps them for increased popularity and engagement of the viewers. More the interesting content and compatibility is available on device, more are the chances of achieving the large users. All this accumulates to have bigger problems for the platform owners as they are constantly under pressure for protecting the content from piracy. Now DRM or Digital Rights Management is that one thing that serves these platform owners as the savior.

With the advancements in DRM, the OTT platform owners are little relieved. As the DRM helps them to have complete control over technologies that are used by device manufacturers, publishers, internet browsers, copyright holders and individuals to have the use of digital content limited. If we are getting smarter with technologies, the DRM are getting much smarter with their hands-on the growth of digital media and analog/digital conversion technologies.

So now, when we have enough knowledge of what exactly DRM is, let us understand how it works. With the OTT platforms that are moving progressively towards the fragmented and complex offerings, DRM solutions are evolving every moment towards custom-tailored systems for different devices and browsers. The DRM Platforms are used for uploading, only after you have created or requested encryption key from the DRM providers. It is vital enough for the operators to first decide, which solution is right and profitable for their business.

Since, the DRM changes for web browsers, it is important for the OTT providers to know that their content will not run, if it is protected by DRM technology. Hence, it is imperative for them to know that their content is designed in a way to support all the important DRM formats. This will give an optimally good viewing experience to their consumers and will also protect their content from being copied or pirated.

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Percept One to manage Asian Athletics Championship (AAC) 2017 | Content Pie

Percept One has won the event management mandate of the 22nd Asian Athletics Championships (AAC) 2017. The agency has alongside won the mandate for creative, activation and PR for the AAC. Organised by Asian Athletics Association (AAA), Asia’s flagship sports event is scheduled to be held between July 6 – 9, 2017 at Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

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Nearly 1000 participants from 45 countries are expected to take part in the tournament. Percept One will be in-charge of creating and overseeing the complete branding, radio and television advertising, 30-city road show, press conferences and media management,  and then, the complete on-ground execution of the AAC.

“To have the op69302_p1-logo-01portunity of curating and creating an international sporting event in one of the most historically endowed cities of the country is a privilege, “ said CEO, Percept One, Nupur Mahajan. “Working for the nation is an honour, brings as it does that sense of purpose we are all, always seeking.”

For Percept One, AAC will add another feather in its portfolio of large format sporting events including Common Wealth Games, Champions Tennis League, Lusofonia Games Goa, National Games Kerala, WWE, FC Goa Launch and Sahara Pune Warriors Launch, among others.


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Snapchat and Instagram roll out new updates | Content Pie

Snapchat and Instagram today rolled out new updates for their respective users. While Snapchat introduced Custom Stories, a new form of Group Story for selective friends, Instagram has added new Archive feature to allow users archive their posts.

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Snapchat: Users can create a Custom Story and can decide who can add to it and who can view. Tap the ‘Creat Story’ icon in the top right corner of the main Story page.

The new Snapchat design makes big events, trips, occassions more easier to share. Users will now be able to create global and geofenced stories with the friends of their choice. Users can contribute to as many custom Stories as they like, but they can only create three Custom Stories at a time.

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Instagram: Only users can see their Archive posts. The option can be accessed by tappingon the : button in the top right corner of a post.

The new Instagram update lets users hide any of their posts from everyone else, but keeps them safe for them to look at in private or restore to visibility. It refrains them from deleting the posts that didn’t perform well but are close to their heart and memories.

Continuing its copy-paste nature, Instagram is also launching its Snapchat-like location and hashtag based Stories. For example, if a user in Delhi tags a photo or video with the “Delhi” location, it would appear in a series of location stories from other users who used the same tag.

Since all Instagram stories are Facebook stories and all Snapchat Stories are Messenger stories and – vice versa, social media now has become a pie of same ingredients with different tastes.

 


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One Tree, Many Generations | Content Pie

LG Electronics India recently celebarted its 20th anniversary by rolling out a massive plantation drive across the country. In Gurugram, the brand  planted trees in association with GEMS Modern Academy school. The unique initiative was launched in 42 cities wherein 20,000+ trees were planted in collaboration with various NGO’S, organizations, government associations, schools and colleges.

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On this ocassion, Mrs. Punam Singhal, Principal, GEMS GEMS Education LogoModern Academy, Gurugram said, “The school is committed towards making Gurugram a greener city. For this, we have made many endeavours like putting tree guards, distributing Tulsi plants and planting trees across the city.”

Commenting on thiLG_logo_(2015).svgs initiative, Ashutosh pant – Regional Business head-Haryana & Rajasthan, said. “LG has been working closely on the vision of energy conservation and has been taking proactive steps for the same. This tree-plantation drive is an initiative towards keeping the environment clean and green for next generations.”


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Rejuvenate your summer style with Casio SHEEN Rose Gold watches | Content Pie

Rose Gold is the talk of the town in women’s style world. The trend has now taken over almost every style category including watches, shades, bags, smartphones and jewelry.

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Adding an oomph to this sparkling trend, Casio has introduced its SHEEN collection of Rosanne watches for fashionable and dynamic women.

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SHEEN Rosanne collection is for women who are looking for a timepiece that is stylish and elegant and goes with casual and formal attires.  The stunning watches come with Swarovski Elements on bezel and Rose gold ion plated bezel, which gives a niche shimmery look. Inside the dial are the Sparkling Swarovski crystals as the hour-markers, which give more authentic appearance. 3 Dials are there to indicates Date, Day and 24hour, making it the perfect timepiece for a go-getter woman.

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Price- Rs 10,995/-

Rosanne timepieces compliment your chic look with 50 meters water resistant feature to make it ideal to wear at anywhere and anytime. The series is inspired by ‘Mother of pearl’ dial, which is made of sea shells giving it a classic niche look. It is ideal for those lively women who work and believe in maintaining their persona with elegance. So, wait no longer and rejuvenate your summer style with the new Rosanne watches.

The new SHEEN collection is available at your nearest exclusive Casio showrooms, leading modern retail stores, and on official leading online partners.


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