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Channel 5 Launches New TV Channel with The Secret Life of Owls
5Select is a new premium channel from Channel 5 offering high-quality factual series, intelligent documentaries and must-watch dramas. 5Select features first-run originals alongside the finest content from Channel 5 and spin-offs of its most popular programmes.
5Select will showcase a selection of high quality content ranging from factual programmes like Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild and GPs: Behind Closed Doors to spin-off original series like The Yorkshire Vet Casebook and The Dog Rescuers: Best in Show, alongside brand new commissions like The Secret Life of Owls, which features top-quality wildlife footage that was specially-shot for the programme.
SpaceX Video Clip Captures Elon Musk's Reaction to Falcon Heavy Launch
The billionaire’s space project reached a new milestone recently when their largest rocket took off with a payload of a dummy astronaut and a Tesla sports car, and two of the three boosters made controlled landings which means that they can be re-used.
Founder Elon Musk looked on at the incredible display from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida.
SpaceX made history last week after the aerospace manufacturer successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket into space with the founder’s Tesla car onboard and a dummy astronaut named Starman, in homage to David Bowie, as well as a sign saying “Don’t Panic” - the motto of the guide book in HitchHikers’ Guide to the Galaxy.
Footage has now emerged showing Elon Musk monitoring the launch from the mission control centre in Cape Canaveral Airforce Station before erupting into a passionate outburst.
Mr Musk can be seen surrounded by several members of the SpaceX crew observing the SpaceX’s boosters returning back to Earth and performing a synchronised landing. Two of the three boosters landed safely and one crashed. This is a giant leap forward for space travel as it means that large payloads can be launched and the rockets re-used, making space expeditions cheaper.
Screenocean Joins the StockFootageOnline Community
Another outstanding clips library has signed up to the premium portal for stock footage research. Screenocean represents the output of Channel 4, and many other independent producers and broadcasters. They licence Reuters News Archive and their collection has over one million clips online, spanning 121 years.
Ali Blake, Screenocean’s General Manager, says, “We provide boutique-style representation of independent footage libraries and expertise in rights management. The acquisition of the Reuters Archive propelled the business to worldwide operations. Our reach in the USA particularly increased.”
Screenocean’s footage library includes clips from Reuters News Archive, Channel 4, Channel 5, Warner Bros Television Productions UK, Clips & Footage and Cover Images.
They utilise their parent company Imagen’s automated technology to collate, tag, and segment visual media content and provide controlled access. Ali Blake continues, “Beyond search and playback, Imagen manages the entire media asset lifecycle, from preservation to accelerated global delivery of broadcast files and transcoded surrogates. Whilst footage sales lie at the core of the Screenocean business, we also encourage and work closely with our partners to realise their longer-term digital media strategy. All our partners are unique, so we must be flexible to offer tailored solutions that align with their needs, models and values.”
50 Years Ago – The Assassination of Martin Luther King
It was April 4th, 1968 and Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was in Memphis, Tennessee, to march with the city’s striking sanitation workers. That evening, on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Dr Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed. NBCUniversal Archives presents a profile of this great Civil Rights activist.
King, born in Georgia in 1929, had spent more than a decade fighting for civil rights. He was instrumental in the success of the Montgomery bus boycott, the March on Washington, and the march from Selma to Montgomery. His work had been dangerous and gruelling. King had almost died from a stab wound, his home had been bombed, and he had been jailed over twenty times though the years. Nevertheless he persisted, and in 1964, King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. In 1964 and 1965, he watched President Johnson sign the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts into law.
In honour of MLK, here are highlights from his life and his work in the civil rights movement: