Draft design of the basketball and track and field portions of the sports complex(photo credit: Dada P. Kpakela) After crafting a proposed plan to rebuild its official campsite, the National Lutheran Youth Fellowship is seeking financial support to construct the facility that includes a sports complex in Bong Mines, Bong County.The sports complex was included in the fellowship’s plan to host sporting events during its annual retreats, summer camps, and other national events.The drafted football pitch of the proposed sports complex (photo credit: Dada P. Kpakela)The fellowship put the targeted amount needed to rebuild the camp to US$300,000.The sports complex will include a football field with an ample sitting capacity, two basketball courts, a track and field, and a playground. There would also be two dressing rooms by the basketball courts.The fellowship’s official campsite was destroyed during the civil war.The camp will also include 18 cabins, divided into two male and female dormitories. The structure, according to the fellowship, will host over 200 participants.The proposed official campsite of the National Lutheran Youth Fellowship (Photo credit: Dada P. Kpakela)According to the president of the Monrovia District Lutheran Youth Fellowship, Jerome Jallah, the construction of the facility will also help reduce huge funds expended by the fellowship to host its annual sporting activities.“Annually, we spend a huge sum of money to rent sports facilities and lodging areas, which we believe is not helpful to us.“We are therefore calling on Lutherans in and out of Liberia and well-meaning Liberians to assist us in the rebuilding of our campsite and sports complex,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
The extent to which viewers are watching TV and using other devices at the same time has been revealed in new research commissioned by law firm Wiggin. Over 70% of respondents, who were based in the UK, said that they watch TV while browsing the internet or using another device.Some 47% said they interact with friends on social media sites while viewing linear TV and 52% used the internet to find out more about the show while viewing.Over 40% of respondents said that they watch online video content at the same time as watching TV and 35% said that they watch two or more full programmes simultaneously.
Russian pay TV platform NTV+ is to add six new channels on September 5.Additions include History, broadcast in Russian and English as part of the operator’s Basic and Basic Plus tiers, History Channel HD, in the NTV+ package, Travel Channel, available in the Basic, Basic Plus, Lite and Lite Plus tiers, Travel Channel HD, available in the NTV+ HD pack, Paramount Comedy, available in the Basic and Basic Plus packs, and Russian music channel Muz, available in the Basic, Basic Plus, Lite and Lite Plus packages.
Roughly 60% of smartphone and tablet users watch between one and five hours of TV or video on these mobile platforms each week, according to Parks Associates. The US research firm said that this video consumption will help drive in-app ad revenues to more than US$5.6 billion by 2017, with 44% of tablet owners and 32% of smartphone claiming to have increased viewing on these platforms in the past year.Separately, Parks released stats last week claiming that 55% of US smartphone owners and 61% of tablet owners use TV-related apps at least once a month.The research claimed that more than 23% of US smartphone owners aged 18 to 34 use TV apps on their smartphone to schedule DVR recordings, while more than 22% have used an app that transforms their smartphone into a remote control for their TV or set-top box.Overall, Parks tips the number of global TV app users on smartphones to reach 1.29 billion by 2018.“TV app usage is altering the use cases for multiple connected devices; currently 57% of connected game console owners are using the device to watch TV shows. We are also seeing new revenue opportunities emerge through in-app solutions in the smart home and Internet of Things,” said Parks Associates president Stuart Sikes.
Sky Germany has launched a streaming service in Switzerland that will give viewers access to TV series like Game of Thrones, Westworld and Babylon Berlin.Game of ThronesSky Show will be available for CHF14.90 per month and, like Sky’s Now TV Entertainment pack in the UK, will be available without a long-term contract.The OTT offering will give viewers access to 18 TV channels, including Sky Atlantic, Sky 1, Sky Crime, National Geographic, Fox and Syfy.Sky said it will offers more than 2,000 TV episodes, 1,000 cartoons and 500 feature and documentary films through Sky Show, with content available in German and its original language.The launch follows Sky’s rollout of the online Sky Sport service in Switzerland last August, which offers live German Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League football matches, as well as sports like tennis and ice hockey.