Category Archives: Media

Gas Station TV, Verifone Announce Joint Venture

DETROIT — Gas Station TV, the Detroit-based TV programming provider for gasoline pumps, announced a 50-50 joint venture that combines the assets and operations of Verifone’s Pump Media division with GSTV, which is owned by Detroit-based Rockbridge Growth Equity and Falcon Investment Advisors.

The combined business will operate under the GSTV brand and deliver 3.3 billion annual impressions through more than 18,000 locations in all 50 states by year’s end.

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SME Launches New Website for Manufacturing Professionals

DEARBORN —  SME’s Advanced Manufacturing Media, which provides manufacturing news and technology information, has launched a new website,

The new website features content from all of Advanced Manufacturing Media’s products. Aside from original and live news reports about manufacturing, the site includes content from:
* Manufacturing Engineering, SME’s monthly magazine focused on manufacturing technologies
* Smart Manufacturing, a recently launched quarterly magazine focused on digital manufacturing
* Advanced Manufacturing Now, a recently launched podcast for manufacturing professionals
* SME’s Industry Yearbook series, focused on Aerospace & Defense, Motorized Vehicle, Energy and Medical manufacturing; and
* Highlights from SME’s scholarly journals

The new website continues to offer specific channels covering key topics such as machine tools, tooling and workholding, automation, controls and software, quality and metrology, and 3D printing, as well as channels for specific industries, such as aerospace and defense and motorized vehicles.

The 30 Under 30 channel appeals directly to young professionals in manufacturing, or those considering a career in manufacturing, sharing their personal stories about career development and highlighting a broad range of career paths. A new Expert Opinions channel gives thought leaders a place to share ideas.

The website logo is a large “M” with a wireless symbol emanating from the center — an image that captures the new digital era of manufacturing, in which machines, tools, manufacturers and their suppliers can communicate digitally with one another and share critical data to optimize performance. That symbol now serves as the icon for all of Advanced Manufacturing Media’s content on social networks.

For advertisers, the new website is more SEO- and mobile-friendly, and offers lead-generating tools such as white paper downloads and

Three Projects From Detroit Film Company Get State Aid

LANSING — Three locally grown film projects with heavy supernatural and horror themes have been approved for state incentives by the Michigan Film Office.

All three projects — “My Soul to Keep,” “Swish Master” and “Golem” – will be produced by Exxodus Pictures Studio, based in the M@dison building in downtown Detroit.

“The announcement of a Detroit-based production company making a series of feature films that will hire local crew and highlight locations throughout Michigan is a perfect example of how this program supports the film industry in our state,” Michigan Film Office Director Jenell Leonard said.

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Two Projects Approved for Digital Media, Film Incentives

LANSING — The Michigan Film Office announced the interactive website Onu was approved for a digital media incentive and the television series Craftsman’s Legacy also received a film incentive.

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Time Running Out To Sign Up For CBS Radio Tour With ESD

SOUTHFIELD — CBS Radio Detroit’s new high-tech studios in Southfield are the destination for the next Engineering Society of Detroit members-only tour Wednesday, Oct. 8. And makers, be sure to circle Oct. 22 on your calendars for a tour of TechShop in Allen Park.

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