Lima Duarte vai apresentar o Viola Minha Viola ou não?

 

Tudo muito estranho

Ainda de lá, está bem esquisita essa história do Lima Duarte na TV Cultura para apresentar o “Viola Minha Viola”.  Enquanto alguns setores garantem que foi tudo acertado, e inclusive o Lima chegou a falar, outros asseguram que nem convite oficial existiu. E agora?

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

Flávio Ricco lamenta a extinção do Provocações

Outra pergunta

Por que a TV Cultura não deu continuidade ao “Provocações”, colocando alguém no lugar do falecido Antônio Abujamra? O projeto é bom. Sabe-se, inclusive, que várias sugestões de nomes foram apresentadas, mas a direção da casa preferiu ignorar.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery

SporTV fecha #PanAm2015 com grande audiência e liderança no horário nobre

SporTV fecha Pan com grande audiência e liderança no horário nobre

Se na TV aberta as transmissões dos Jogos Pan-Americanos de Toronto não foram tão boas para a Record, o mesmo não pode-se dizer do desempenho do SporTV na TV por assinatura.

Segundo sua assessoria de imprensa, o SporTV fechou a cobertura da competição com 22 milhões de telespectadores passando pelos canais no horário nobre, entre 18h e meia-noite, somando todos os dias de jogos.

Além disso, diariamente o SporTV atingiu a liderança de audiência entre todos os canais de TV paga. Transmissões de natação, futebol, basquete e vôlei se destacaram positivamente.

Dentre os jogos que lideraram, estão a final do Basquete Masculino, entre Brasil e Argentina, onde a Seleção Brasileira ganhou a medalha de ouro, e a semifinal do vôlei feminino, entre Brasil e Porto Rico, onde as meninas do nosso país viraram um duelo que já estava em 2 sets a 0 para as adversárias – no fim, o Brasil ficou com a prata, perdendo a final -.

Outra competição que foi líder de Ibope foi a semifinal do futebol, entre Brasil e Uruguai, onde nossos vizinhos venceram por 2 a 1.

A expectativa é que o SporTV feche o mês de julho entre os três canais mais vistos de toda a TV por assinatura, possivelmente perdendo apenas para os infantis campeões de audiência, Cartoon Network e Discovery Kids.

 

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Hong Kong Airlines to start Gold Coast flights in January 2016

 

Hong Kong Airlines will launch direct flights between Hong Kong and the Gold Coast early next year, in what would be the first Australian route for the airline.

From January 2016 the airline will fly from Hong Kong to Australia non-stop but will detour via Cairns on the return, with the now-seasonal flights slated to end on March 31 2016.

“While this is an important first step, it is hoped that the success of the charter series will ultimately lead to a longer-term year-round scheduled service with Hong Kong Airlines into the Gold Coast,” said Gold Coast Tourism CEO Martin Winter.

“These seasonal services have been secured thanks to a partnership between Gold Coast Tourism, Gold Coast Airport, Cairns Airport and Tourism and Events Queensland,” added Queensland Tourism Minister Kate Jones.

While Qantas and Cathay Pacific both fly from Brisbane to Hong Kong, this would be the first service from the Gold Coast.

The flights would run on Hong Kong Airlines’ Airbus A330s fitted with both business and economy class cabins.

The airline also has 15 advanced Airbus A350 jets on order for delivery from 2018.

 

Australian Business Traveller

XiamenAir plans Sydney-Fuzhou, China flights on Boeing 787

XiamenAir plans Sydney-Fuzhou, China flights on Boeing 787

Chinese airline and SkyTeam alliance member XiamenAir is eyeing Sydney as its newest international destination with non-stop flights from Fuzhou planned from October.

World Civil Aviation Resource Net reports that XiamenAir’s Sydney flights would run daily from October 25 2015 in each direction, with the airline having filed for regulatory approval with the Civil Aviation Administration of China.

Sydney Airport already boasts non-stop flights to Shanghai, Beijing, Guangzhou, Nanjing and Chongqing across airlines Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Qantas and Sichuan Airlines, making Fuzhou the city’s sixth non-stop destination in mainland China.

Using its Boeing 787 aircraft, XiamenAir would offer guests four first class suites in a 1-2-1 layout: extending to 198cm when in bed mode and providing a 15.4-inch touchscreen inflight entertainment system for each passenger…

… 18 fully-flat beds in business class, arranged across three rows in groups of two and with a smaller 14-inch screen…

… and 215 seats in economy with a generous 33 inches of space from headrest to headrest (known as ‘pitch’), with the seats in a 3-3-3 layout.

Passengers at the pointy end along with SkyTeam Elite Plus frequent flyers will enjoy access to the SkyTeam Lounge at Sydney Airport before their departure (below), and to a XiamenAir lounge in Fuzhou when returning home.

XiamenAir’s Sydney flights are not yet available for sale, although frequent flyers tempted by a Fuzhou trip can get in early and request a SkyTeam Elite Plus status match via XiamenAir alliance partner Alitalia.

All you’ll need is a current Gold or Platinum frequent flyer card from a non-SkyTeam airline – including Qantas and Virgin Australia – and a shiny SkyTeam card be yours: offering lounge access, priority check-in and priority boarding on every SkyTeam flight, even when booked in economy.

Australia’s own Jetstar is too launching its own Boeing 787 flights to China come September with non-stop service to Wuhan from the Gold Coast, while Air China is ramping up its Sydney-Beijing flights from November and also plans to launch first class on its Melbourne flights.

 

Australian Business Traveller

 

 

Network Aviation becomes QantasLink

The first Network Aviation Fokker 100 in QantasLink colours VH-NHY. (Qantas)
The first Network Aviation Fokker 100 in QantasLink colours, VH-NHY. (Qantas)

The first Network Aviation Fokker 100 to be repainted in QantasLink colours has been revealed as part of a fleet-wide rebranding of the Qantas Group’s Perth-based subsidiary.

Qantas on Friday confirmed Network’s entire fleet of 14 Fokker 100s would be repainted in QantasLink colours in the coming months, with all Network-services to be operated under the QantasLink brand.

It forms part of an ongoing consolidation of the Qantas offering across Western Australia, as a changing marketplace sees a reduction in FIFO flights and the shifting of capacity to regular public transport (RPT) services.

The move was foreshadowed in late 2014, Qantas announced plans to use Fokker 100 aircraft from its Network Aviation subsidiary to operate scheduled flights in Western Australia under the QantasLink brand.

And in March 2015, QantasLink Dash 8 Q400 flights were replaced by Network Aviation Fokker 100s on a number of key routes, including Geraldton and Exmouth.

The 100-seat aircraft will retain an all-economy interior, with minimal changes from the current décor and on-board experience. However, passengers will notice cabin crew wearing standard Qantas uniform.

Network Aviation will continue to operate under its own air operator’s certificate (AOC). The move will see WA QantasLink flights operated by both Network Aviation and Cobham, which will continue to manage and operate the Boeing 717 fleet.

QantasLink chief executive officer John Gissing said the rebranding of the Fokker 100 aircraft was an important step for Network Aviation as a member of the broader Qantas Group.

“Network Aviation has been part of the Qantas Group since 2011, and repainting the F100 fleet with our QantasLink branding is the logical next step for the brand,” Gissing said in a statement on Friday.

The first repainted Fokker 100, VH-NHY, emerged from the Flying Colours Aviation paint shop in Townsville on Thursday afternoon. The aircraft then flew Townsville-Alice Springs-Perth that evening, according to flight tracking website FlightAware.

Network’s fleet has grown from eight aircraft to 14 since Qantas purchased the previously charter-only operator in 2011.

Network Aviation Fokker F100 VH-NHY takes off from Townsville after being painted in QantasLink colours. (Dave Parer)
Network Aviation Fokker 100 VH-NHY takes off from Townsville after being painted in QantasLink colours.
(Dave Parer)

 

Australian Aviation

TV tem que sepultar de vez o pseudoassistencialismo

Vivemos um tempo em que, até por questão de sobrevivência e de absoluta necessidade, a qualidade se torna essencial na prestação de qualquer serviço.

Também na TV o nível de exigência é muito grande, ainda assim muitos programas, especialmente os de auditório, insistem em querer se segurar às custas da desgraça alheia. É a prova maior da incompetência e de quem não sabe fazer outra coisa. Isto, claro, disfarçado de um pseudoassistencialismo, que até pode proporcionar algumas migalhas na audiência, mas que não traz mais proveito comercial.

Nenhum bom anunciante, hoje, aceita agregar seu nome a histórias de reformar casa, dar televisão, acabar com obesidade e por aí afora. Aliás, atrás disso ou junto com isso, é bom que todos saibam, sempre tivemos a picaretagem de praxe. Importante deixar de uma vez avisado que na televisão, ou principalmente na televisão, nada acontece na base do amorzinho. Sempre existem interesses por trás.

Os novos tempos e as necessidades que todas as TVs agora têm de buscar dinheiro – e dinheiro bom – no mercado, fatalmente vão sepultar de vez com esse tipo de enganação.

 

Flávio Ricco com colaboração de José Carlos Nery