Eyes & Ears eNews 07-2017

VOX makes 'Höhle der Löwen' even more memorable

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From 5 September 2017, VOX will be showing the fourth season of the hit show 'Die Höhle der Löwen'. In twelve episodes, special business ideas are presented to the sceptical "lions" every Tuesday. The "lions" are the investors Judith Williams, Carsten Maschmeyer, Frank Thelen, Ralf Dümmel and Dagmar Wöhrl. They fight for the founders with the best business ideas.

This year, VOX has come up with something very special to make the 'Höhle der Löwen' brand even more memorable and tangible: a pop-up store in Cologne with 30 of the most popular products that have won an investor in past seasons. Current products from the new season are then added during the show – even on the morning after the "deal" in the TV broadcast. The pop-up store will be open throughout the fourth season and will welcome customers in a typical "Lion" atmosphere.

On August 22, VOX is holding a press conference at the 'Höhle der Löwen' shop. Registration at kommunikation.vox@mediengruppe-rtl.de

Further information on http://www.vox.de/cms/sendungen/die-hoehle-der-loewen/pop-up-store.html

WATCHBOX replaces Clipfish

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After Mediengruppe RTL has discontinued the video platform Clipfish, the station now starts with a new video site - WATCHBOX. In the center of the free and advertising-financed streaming site are films and series from the genres Independent, British, horror, comedy, science fiction, thriller and anime.

As a sequel to and further development of Clipfish, WATCHBOX aims to reach those who are looking for special content apart from the mainstream. The site is produced by RTL interactive and has more than 1,000 films and 3,000 series episodes. In addition, there are editorial categories in which films are assigned to specific themes, such as 'Hollywood stars in their first roles', 'Not from this world: alien series' and 'Nordic Noir: Scandinavian thrillers'.

Thorsten Sandhaus, Head of WATCHBOX: "With WATCHBOX, we are expanding the comprehensive video portal of the media group RTL with extraordinary series and films for a young target group. In doing so, we are deliberately using an advertising-financed model according to our core business as an attractive and free-of-charge supplement to subscription services. "

Further information on watchbox.de

Exhibition tip: 'ROCK.FUNK.POP.'

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Stanley Greene Freddy Fox lead singer of The Mutants at the Deaf Club on Valencia Street in 1979 aus der Serie »The Western Front« © Stanley Greene / NOOR

The exhibition ROCK.FUNK.PUNK. presents unique photographs of legendary musicians and concerts from the late 1960s till today. In the spotlight are photographs of Rock, Funk and Punk and the legacy of these genres in the current music scene. Over 150 images of Michael L. Abramson, Susan Barnett, Pep Bonet, Anton Corbijn, Stanley Greene, Bob Gruen, Gijsbert Hanekroot, Barbara Klemm, Günter & Felix Pfannmüller as well as Derek Ridgers show the internationally famous clubs and stages – from the alternative Punk Club Scene in San Francisco in the 1970s to the annual ‘Rock am Ring’ festival at the Nürburgring, that is one of the largest music events worldwide.

At the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt icons of recent musical history such as Iggy Pop, Janis Joplin, Udo Lindenberg, Frank Zappa, Dead Kennedys, The Rolling Stones, Motörhead, Coldplay, Beth Ditto, Jay Z, Metallica and Die Toten Hosen can be seen. Bands and musicians are photographed on stage and backstage – intimate and proximate. In addition, the show offers a selection of album covers from private collections and photographs of extravagant fashion-statements from the music scene.

There will be an exhibition guide including texts concerning the exhibition, the photographers and the musicians as well as pictures of the exhibition.

'ROCK.FUNK.POP.' until 27 August at the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Braubachstraße 30–32, 1st and 2nd floor, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Opening hours: Tuesdays and 11am to 6pm, Wednesdays from 11am to 8pm, closed on Mondays. Further information at http://www.fffrankfurt.org/e_exh2017_rockfunkpunk.html