European Public Broadcasters’ Crisis: Spain’s RTVE Cuts Back on Hollywood
And the driver inside the vehicle delivered his line right on cue. “I’m dropping the hammer!” Kurt Busch shouted. Busch and his team reenacted movie scenes over the radio, wore throwback uniforms complete with mesh-back ball caps, and even ate ice cream sandwiches during a caution period midway through the race.
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Hollywood Re-Accredited by Safety Alliance
But the time has come for each party to assume its responsibility to make the TV sector a viable market.” In 2010, as the full impact of the global economic crisis was beginning to be felt in Spain, the government in Madrid banned commercials during movies and other programming on public broadcasters, hoping the ad revenue would shift to the nations ailing commercial networks. Spain’s treasury minister Cristobal Montoro now admits that the move (by a previous government) was a mistake. Hes called on all parties to “find a viable financing” model and has promised to find an additional $37 million through new sponsorship deals and advertising to boost RTVEs budget. Unlike in Greece, where the government temporarily shut down its national public broadcaster to save money, there are no plans in Madrid to pull the plug on RTVE. “Spain is nothing like Greece.
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The re-accreditation followed a complete review of all racing operations at the facility that received its initial alliance accreditation in June 2009. During the latest Alliance inspection of Betfair Hollywood Park, best practices were identified in virtually every primary area of focus of the alliance, according to an NTRA release. In the area of injury reporting and prevention, best practices identified included participation in the Equine Injury Database; pre-race and post-race veterinary examination protocols of the California Horse Racing Board regulatory and track veterinarians; the California Post Mortem Program; and veterinarians’ list protocols of the CHRB. In areas intended to create a safer racing environment, best practices cited at Hollywood included toe grab, cushion crop and safety helmet regulation and enforcement; starting gate padding and protocols for its manning and removal; equine ambulance equipment and protocols; rider medical care and ambulance support; protocols in case of catastrophic injury; fire safety preparedness; infectious disease management and prevention protocols; and ensuring practicing veterinarians are on the grounds when horses are present. In the area of equine drug testing and penalties, best practices identified included total carbon dioxide (milkshaking) regulation and testing procedures; the CHRB out of competition testing program; and accreditation of the University of California, Davis Testing Lab.
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