Wuaki.tv launches Wuakicast – bringing high quality content to any screen, anywhere

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  • Wuaki.tv unveils Wuakicast, new thumb sized device that can stream movies and TV series to any screen within a 100 foot radius  

London, UK 1st April, 2014 - Wuaki.tv, a leading movie and TV series streaming service, today revealed Wuakicast, a  new thumb-sized device that can connect to, hijack, and stream content to any screen within a 100 foot radius of a mobile device. The device is designed to allow Wuaki.tv users to stream movies and TV shows from a mobile device to any larger screen in range.

As consumer demand for mobile streaming continues to grow, Wuaki.tv is prepared to go above and beyond to make sure its users can access its thousands of movies and TV series whenever they like, on the largest screen available.

Whether you’re stuck waiting for a friend, delayed at the airport or train station, bored of waiting at the bus stop, or even watching a concert on the big screen that you’ve simply lost interest in, Wuaki.tv has you covered. Wuakicast allows users to take over any screen – such as a monitor on a bus, indoor and outdoor display advertising such as the screens in Piccadilly Circus, computer screens in office meeting rooms, monitors in shops and cafes, or even the main screen in a football or sports stadium. The majority of the time these screens don’t display information most consumers are interested in, and Wuaki.tv believes they will be put to better use by showing the best quality movies and TV shows.

The Wuakicast device is just one inch in size and plugs directly into the headphone jack of a phone or tablet, connecting Wuaki.tv’s content to any screen within a 100 foot radius. A secondary headphone jack allows users to continue using headphones with the mobile device. Wuakicast also connects to a device’s existing data location services, allowing it to automatically track a user and shift content from one screen to the next – for example when the user walks down the street, meaning the movie or TV show ‘follows’ the users from screen to screen. Audio is delivered through a device’s speakers or through the standard headphone jack, so all a user need do is focus on the next screen in front of them to continue viewing their favourite content.

Every existing Wuaki.tv user will be offered a Wuakicast device for free from today. To request their device, users should email wuaki.uk@hotwirepr.com.

Thank you to everyone who expressed an interest and excitement in the new Wuakicast device. We now have to come clean – this was in fact an April Fool. Hope you enjoyed it

 

Doctor Nefario’s Laboratory

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9am, Wuaki.tv. The quality check guys are among the first ones to arrive. They sit down at their desk in their glass-walled office, which we like to call “Doctor Nefario’s Laboratory”.

This team, formed by authentic film freaks, is in charge of a very important task: checking all of our content to make sure it can be published.  They kind of give films and TV series the “seal of approval”.

What happens in the Laboratory…..

For each film and TV series that arrives at Wuaki.tv the same procedure is followed. After some steps that we will most probably explain someday, it’s Doctor Nefarious’ troops’ time to do their magic: they configure our content so it can be watched on every compatible device, by organising each film’s different streams.

Then, they double check all the audio versions and image qualities (SD and HD). Since #wuakitv is available on many devices, once the steps above have been followed, the very same process is followed on every single device Wuaki.tv is compatible with (Smart TVs/Xbox/Tablets/Smartphones).

If everything’s correct and no problems are spotted during the process (like aspect ratio, lip movement and sound desynchronization, incorrect subtitles or low quality audio) the revised content is approved and published so you #wuakilovers can enjoy it.

 

Now #WuakiDay starts sooner!

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That´s right! As you know, #WuakiDay has been offered on a weekly basis for this year, through our official channels on the main Social Networks. We have realised most of our users preferred using it on Tuesdays instead of Wednesdays. Please don´t be surprised, we have run the numbers and up to now, more than 75% of #WuakiDay users were redeeming their voucher codes on Tuesdays.

Knowing this, we´ve decided to make, #WuakiDay coupons redeemable from Tuesdays at 12:01am up until 11:59pm of the same day. So now you have a whole day to rent any movies at half price. So don’t forget to keep on the lookout for this weekly deal!

Who is Veronica Mars?

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Veronica Mars is an American “teen noir” TV series that came out in 2004. Now, what’s it all about. The story takes place in the fictitious Neptune (in the not fictitious at all California), a city where the medium class is conspicuous by its absence. People are either rich or, well, servants of the rich.

In this lovely city we find Veronica Mars (Kristen Bell), a young girl who will have to see how her life changes overnight after the body of her best friend, Lilly Kane, is found dead next to the swimming pool at her mansion.

It’s not long until Veronica’s father, the local sheriff Keith Mars, accuses Lilly’s father himself (the millionaire Jake Kane) of his own daughter’s death. Keith’s obsession to incriminate Jake without proof causes a great controversy which finally results in his own dismissal as sheriff and divorce; since Veronica’s mother just won’t be able to stand all the pressure her family is being put under.

As if this were not enough for a teenage girl, Veronica will also have to see how she goes from one of the most popular girls in high school to the butt of everyone’s jokes. Besides, her boyfriend (Lilly’s brother) broke up with her a couple of days before the incident for no apparent reason.

Some months later, we find Keith Mars with his own investigation agency: “Mars Investigations”, where he’ll count on his daughter’s invaluable help and support, as she will alternate high school with her part-time job as a detective at her father’s agency.

This TV series is, from the very beginning, a cocktail of mystery, intrigue, very sharp stories, black humour and continuous cultural references; which made it become the cult series it is now, incredibly loved by the critics and the audience.

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In March 2013, Kristen Bell and Rob Thomas, writer of the show, launched a campaign of crowdfunding to produce a Veronica Mars’ film. They needed $2 million which they got in less than 12 hours and finally raised $5.7 million. The film’s production started last on June 17th and will come out this year on March 14th.

And this is where Wuaki.tv makes its move. Enjoy the much anticipated film on Wuaki.tv the very same day it will be released in cinemas. What new surprises and mysteries await us in this film?

 

And the Oscar goes to…

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All the Oscar’s 2014 winners :D

BEST PICTURE

12 Years a Slave

BEST ACTOR

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ACTRESS

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

BEST FOREING LANGUAGE FILM

The Great Beauty (Italy)

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

12 Years a Slave – John Ridley

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Her – Spike Jonze

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Frozen

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

“The Great Gatsby,” Production Design: Catherine Martin; Set Decoration: Beverley Dunn

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Gravity

BEST SOUND MIXING

Gravity

BEST SOUND EDITING

Gravity

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Gravity – Steven Price

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen

BEST COSTUME

The Great Gatsby

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

20 Feet from Stardom

BEST DOCUMENTARY (short subject)

The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life

BEST FILM EDITING

Gravity

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Dallas Buyers Club

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Mr. Hublot

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Helium

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Gravity

Win a Samsung SMART TV and Oscars Goody Bag.

 

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To celebrate the Oscars and the release of Gravity on Wuaki.tv we are giving our fans/followers the chance to win a 32″ Samsung TV to enjoy Wuaki,tv and 3 Oscars goody bags courtesy of Sony.

The prize includes;

- Samsung UE32F5500 Series 5 32 Inch SMART TV

- 3 x Oscars Goody bags´´ including;

Captain Phillips posters, Captain Phillips books by original captain Richard Phillips,Before Midnight posters, Popcorn buckets, Cocktail kits / Champagne flutes, Clapperboards, Django Unchained wallets, Django Unchained comic books

Enter the competition!
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Wuaki Selection’s own League of Heroes

The world is full of villains but, let’s calm down, let’s not panic, please remember that the greatest team of crime defeaters is in Wuaki Selection.

LUTHER

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Idris Elba plays a role that, even though does not always follow the rules, fights crime and battles for human integrity. Not to forget his voice. Be careful, it’s addictive!

CRIMINAL MINDS 8

Criminal Minds

The FBI team of Behaviour Analysis has had all of us captivated for over 9 years, keeping us slightly scared and nervous with every episode they release. Not even the well-known CSI can beat them. No magnifying glasses, no microscopes, no blue lights… our favourite FBI men catch all the villains that get in their way.

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Prime suspect

Few female characters have had such a big impact on television as Jane Tennison. Prime Suspect’s policewoman supposed a total change for the 90s television scene, thanks to the breathtaking acting of an outstanding Helen Mirren with a tendency for self-destruction and her fight for equality amongst her male police colleagues.

But, despite her internal battle for equality, she’s implacable when it comes to catching the bad guys. Obsessed with work, she can put her love life and her career at stake just to solve a case.

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The story of a detective who… well, ok, let’s be frank, we are fully aware of his serial killer habits… but, as Billy Wilder would say, nobody’s perfect.

 

Bafta Film Awards 2014: Full list of winners

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Best picture

Winner: 12 Years a Slave

American Hustle
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena

Best British film

Winner: Gravity

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Philomena
Rush
Saving Mr Banks
The Selfish Giant

Best director

Winner: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
David O Russell, American Hustle
Martin Scorsese, The Wolf of Wall Street

Best actor

Winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

Best actress

Winner: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Amy Adams, American Hustle
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks

Best supporting actor

Winner: Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips

Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave

Best supporting actress

Winner: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
Oprah Winfrey, The Butler

Best original screenplay

Winner: American Hustle, Eric Warren Singer, David O Russell

Blue Jasmine, Woody Allen
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón
Inside Llewyn Davis, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Nebraska, Bob Nelson

Best adapted screenplay

Winner: Philomena, Steve Coogan, Jeff Pope

12 Years a Slave, John Ridley
Behind the Candelabra, Richard LaGravenese
Captain Phillips, Billy Ray
The Wolf of Wall Street, Terence Winter

Best foreign

Winner: The Great Beauty, Paolo Sorrentino, Nicola Giuliano, Francesca Cima

The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche, Brahim Chioua, Vincent Maraval
Metro Manila, Sean Ellis, Mathilde Charpentier
Wadjda, Haifaa Al-Mansour, Gerhard Meixner, Roman Pau

Best documentary

Winner: The Act of Killing, Joshua Oppenheimer

The Armstrong Lie, Alex Gibney
Blackfish, Gabriela Cowperthwaite
Tim’s Vermeer, Teller, Penn Jillette, Farley Ziegler
We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks, Alex Gibney

Best animation

Winner: Frozen, Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee

Despicable Me 2, Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin
Monsters University, Dan Scanlon

Best cinematography

Winner: Gravity, Emmanuel Lubezki

12 Years a Slave, Sean Bobbitt
Captain Phillips, Barry Ackroyd
Inside Llewyn Davis, Bruno Delbonnel
Nebraska, Phedon Papamichael

Best editing

Winner: Rush, Dan Hanley, Mike Hill

12 Years a Slave, Joe Walker
Captain Phillips, Christopher Rouse
Gravity, Alfonso Cuarón, Mark Sanger
The Wolf of Wall Street, Thelma Schoonmaker

Best production design

Winner: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin, Beverley Dunn

12 Years a Slave, Adam Stockhausen, Alice Baker
American Hustle, Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
Behind the Candelabra, Howard Cummings
Gravity, Andy Nicholson, Rosie Goodwin, Joanne Woodlard

Best costume design

Winner: The Great Gatsby, Catherine Martin

American Hustle, Michael Wilkinson
Behind the Candelabra, Ellen Mirojnick
The Invisible Woman, Michael O’Connor
Saving Mr Banks, Daniel Orlandi

Best make up and hair

Winner: American Hustle, Evelyne Noraz, Lori McCoy-Bell

Behind the Candelabra, Kate Biscoe, Marie Larkin
The Butler, Debra Denson, Beverly Jo Pryor, Candace Neal
The Great Gatsby, Maurizio Silvi, Kerry Warn
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Peter Swords King, Richard Taylor, Rick Findlater

Best sound

Winner: Gravity, Glenn Freemantle, Skip Lievsay, Christopher Benstead, Niv Adiri, Chris Munro

All Is Lost, Richard Hymns, Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Micah Bloomberg, Gillian Arthur
Captain Phillips, Chris Burdon, Mark Taylor, Mike Prestwood Smith, Chris Munro, Oliver Tarney
Inside Llewyn Davis, Peter F. Kurland, Skip Lievsay, Greg Orloff
Rush, Danny Hambrook, Martin Steyer, Stefan Korte, Markus Stemler, Frank Kruse

Best original music

Winner: Gravity, Steven Price

12 Years a Slave, Hans Zimmer
The Book Thief, John Williams
Captain Phillips, Henry Jackman
Saving Mr Banks, Thomas Newman

Best special visual effects

Winner: Gravity, Tim Webber, Chris Lawrence, David Shirk, Neil Corbould, Nikki Penny

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Joe Letteri, Eric Saindon, David Clayton, Eric Reynolds
Iron Man 3, Bryan Grill, Christopher Townsend, Guy Williams, Dan Sudick
Pacific Rim, Hal Hickel, John Knoll, Lindy DeQuattro, Nigel Sumner
Star Trek Into Darkness, Ben Grossmann, Burt Dalton, Patrick Tubach, Roger Guyett

Best British short animation

Winner: Sleeping with the Fishes, James Walker, Sarah Woolner, Yousif Al-Khalifa

Everything I can see from Here, Bjørn-Erik Aschim, Friederike Nicolaus, Sam Taylor
I Am Tom Moody, Ainslie Henderson

Best British short film

Winner: Room 8, James W. Griffiths, Sophie Venner

Island Queen, Ben Mallaby, Nat Luurtsema
Keeping up with Joneses, Megan Rubens, Michael Pearce, Selina Lim
Orbit Ever After, Chee-Lan Chan, Jamie Stone, Len Rowles
Sea View, Anna Duffield, Jane Linfoot

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Winner: Keiran Evans (Director/Writer), Kelly + Victor

Colin Carberry, (Writer), Glenn Patterson (Writer), Good Vibrations
Kelly Marcel, (Writer), Saving Mr Banks
Paul Wright (Director/Writer), Polly Stokes (Producer), For Those in Peril
Scott Graham, (Director/Writer), Shell

The EE Rising Star award (voted for by public)

Winner: Will Poulter

Dane DeHaan
George MacKay
Lupita Nyong’o
Léa Seydoux

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