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30 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

BBC Radio Drama Award winner receives Pure digital radio

Sylvester McCoy and host David TennantWe were delighted to be able to support the BBC Audio Drama Awards on Sunday 27th January by giving the winner of the Tinniswood Radio Drama Award 2012 for Best Radio Drama Script a Pure One Classic Series 2.

The awards, which were held at BBC Broadcasting House, were hosted by actor David Tennant and are a celebration of the actors, writers, producers, sound designers and everyone else who works on the programme.

The awards were presented by the likes of Stephen Tompkinson, Nicholas Parsons, Siân Phillips, Stephen Mangan and Lenny Henry.

Pictured here with his One Classic Series 2 is Murray Gold, winner of the Tinniswood Radio Drama Award 2012 for Best Radio Drama Script for Kafka the Musical.

Murray Gold with his One Classic Series 2One Classic Series 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

The winners of the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2013 were:

  • Best Actor in an Audio Drama – Andrew Scott in Betrayal by Harold Pinter, produced by Gaynor Macfarlane, BBC Scotland for Radio 4
  • Best Actress in an Audio Drama – Michelle Fairley in The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, dramatised by Donna Franceschild, produced by Kirsty Williams, BBC Scotland for Radio 4
  • Best Supporting Actor in an Audio Drama – David Troughton in Singles and Doublets by Martyn Wade, produced by Cherry Cookson, Rockethouse Productions for Radio 3
  • Best Supporting Actress in an Audio Drama – Vicky McClure in Kicking the Air by Christine Murphy, produced by Heather Larmour, BBC Northern Ireland for Radio 4
  • Best Audio Drama (Single play) – On It by Tony Pitts, produced by Sally Harrison, Woolyback Productions for Radio 4
  • Best Audio Drama (Series or Serial) – The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum by Heinrich Böll, abridged by Helen Meller, produced by Polly Thomas, Somethin’ Else Productions for Radio 4
  • Best Adaptation from Another Source – A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Tanika Gupta, produced by Nadia Molinari, BBC North for Radio 3
  • Best Use of Sound in an Audio Drama – The Cruel Sea, written by Nicholas Monsarrat, dramatised by John Fletcher, produced by Marc Beeby, BBC Radio Drama for Radio 4
  • Best Scripted Comedy - Believe It! by Jon Canter, produced by Clive Brill, Pacificus Productions for Radio 4
  • Best Online Only Audio Drama – Above and Below written and produced by Daniel Macnaughton, for Aboveandbelowseries.co.uk
  • Imison Award 2012 for Best Script by a New Writer – Do You Like Banana, Comrades? by Csaba Székely
  • Tinniswood Radio Drama Award 2012 for Best Radio Drama Script – Kafka the Musical by Murray Gold

On It  - Winners of best single play presented by Lenny HenryMurray Gold with Stephen Mangan

 

 

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21 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas?

CES 2013 – the biggest consumer electronics show on the calendar in Las Vegas. It’s hard work but let us not forget how fun Las Vegas is. Here are a few snapshots from our recent trip to Paradise, Nevada where we showcased the new additions to our Jongo multiroom music system.

CES Unveiled might be the craziest press event but it has some fun elements (yes, really!). Colin Crawford, director of marketing, was interviewed for Dave Graveline’s Into Tomorrow radio show, we were all interviewed on camera and we also got to meet lots of US press and some familiar UK journalists.

Pure does CES Unveiled Noam Meppen, director of sales US, talks to journalists

Tuesday was the first day of the show and packed full of meetings with US journalists and UK press who we missed on Sunday at Unveiled. It was also the first time that Colin had been treated to a makeover for his interview with CNET on the Best of British panel!

Colin gets a makeover Colin on the Best of British CNET panel

 

 

 

 

 

We were really pleased with our stand at the Las Vegas convention centre and everyone was impressed by our Jongo wall. The colours of our Jongo products really drew people in and made for great video interviews for the likes of LAPTOP and CBS.

LAPTOP film on the Pure standPure stand

It was great to see so many UK journalists in Vegas and here are some pictures from some of our evenings out.

Paul, Vicky, Dan, Chloe, Joe and SophieVicky decides that walking on the escalator is not fun enough!

Enjoying the fountain viewChloe, Emily, Olly, Vicky, Richard and Andy

Vicky gets a little lift from Dan!Chloe and Dan enjoy the best chocolate souffle!

We also had great times with our colleagues at the show and at the Imagination Technologies company dinner.

Michael (IMG), Vicky and Paul (IMG)Paul (IMG), Non (Pure), Nicola (IMG), Chloe (Pure)Vicky and Chloe with the Cookie Monster Noam Meppen (Director of Sales US) and Alasdair copy Big Bird

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chloe and Vicky relax at the end of a long week!We had a great CES 2013. We met some great new contacts, got great feedback and had some great nights out, so thanks to all of you who made it happen!

Cheers!

From Chloe and Vicky xx

 

 

 

 

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16 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

A Pure music system for all the mums out there!

Mother’s Day, 10th March - it’s time to appreciate all the wonderful things our mums do for us and make them feel really special. Of course, a helping hand or a caring gesture goes a long way and so can the gift of music with a Pure radio system!

All you have to do is decide what kind of mum she is. Is she a gardening mum? action mum? sporty mum? We’ve got something for all the super-mums out there.

Fashionable Mum

Evoke_Mio_Orla_Kiely_ButtercupOur latest addition to the Pure Evoke Mio Orla Kiely range has arrived just in time for Mother’s Day!

This custom designed luxurious digital and FM portable radio features the stylish Striped Petal print. Perfect for Fashionista Mum’s, the Evoke Mio Striped Petal channels Orla chic and adds a glamourous touch to any room. It also has an aux input for an iPod or MP3 player so you can listen to your own music as well as 30 presets on digital and FM radio. For the Mums who love to cook, the Evoke Mio has a handy kitchen timer. It also takes an optional E1 Charge PAK for go anywhere listening for up to 24 hours!

For more information on Evoke Mio – Striped Petal, please click here. (SRP £149.99)

Traditional Mum

The Evoke-1S  is still our most iconic radio to date. The wooden cased digital/FM radio boasts a host of features which includes the option to preset up to 30 radio stations; a dedicated kitchen timer button and the ability to connect your iPod/MP3 player amoungst others.

Fit the optional ChargePak and the Evoke-1S is ready to take away. (SRP £99)

Sporty Mum

For sporty mums out there we have the Move 2500, a take-anywhere pocket sized DAB/FM radio.

Ideal while jogging, walking or travelling to work, the uncomplicated and stylish Move 2500 is great for anywhere where she wants to listen without disturbing others. (SRP £79.99)

Gardening Mum

For the keen gardener, consider the Jongo S340B. This  is great portable wireless speaker with  Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity and 360° sound.

Once connected to the wi-fi network she can enjoy synchronised music, radio and much more, streamed from her smartphone, tablet or compatible Pure products. For more casual audio streaming, she can also use Bluetooth to stream one-to-one from a huge range of mobile devices. The first product in our Jongo multiroom family, the S340B can be placed wherever she likes thanks to its built-in rechargeable battery pack and the sound can be boosted for outdoor listening. (SRP £149.99)

Gourmet Mum

The Evoke Mio is ideal for the keen cook. This classic easy-to-use digital and FM radio is available in ten striking two-tone colour schemes: teal, grape, cherry, noir, rose, paprika, seagrass, pepper, sage and mustard. An extensive colour range designed to complement any style of kitchen finish.

The Evoke Mio features a handy kitchen timer, alarm, auto-dimming OLED display and an input for her iPod. (SRP £129.99)

 

 

Action Mum 

A rugged compact DAB digital and FM radio, Move 400D is a go-anywhere radio with superb battery life. Great for picnics, walks and camping trips, this little chap boasts good looks and a punchy sound. (SRP £89.99)

 

 

Designer Mum

For all those design concious mums out there this is truly a  unique version of our Evoke Mio radio featuring the signature Stem print and styling from the internationally renowned fashion designer, Orla Kiely. Features a clear OLED display, an input for her iPod/MP3 player, Intellitext and textSCAN. Takes an optional ChargePAK E1 for portable listening. (SRP £149.99)

 

If you would like high res images  then please contact sarah.riley@pure.com.

Please see the link below to view our current gift guide.

Look Book 2012   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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11 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pure receive Hot Stuff CES 2013 Award

It has been a busy week for Pure, as we ‘ve been showcasing our audio tech and previewing new products at CES in Las Vegas.

So far, our new Jongo additions that we have been previewing have been extremely well received from press and attracted a lot of interest. Stuff liked the T640B so much that they have awarded it with their “Hot Stuff Award” ! With 3000 exhibitors spread over 1.85 million net square feet of prime Las Vegas real estate, Stuff have been working their way through to find the finest gadgets and tech from CES 2013. Among some of the hottest noise makers of the show, the Jongo T640B is listed with nine other innovations.

Stuff states: ”Pure takes the fight straight to Sonos’ door with its brightly coloured 100W speaker – whose built in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi serve up digital music shenanigans with minimal hassle. Add more Jongo components and a Pure Music subscription and you’ve got all the music you could possibly need in every room of the house. And all for just £250.”

You can read the full article here: http://www.stuff.tv/news/ces/news-nugget/ces-2013-hot-stuff-award-winners-announced

For more information on the Jongo family, please see www.pure.com

For hi-res images, please contact sarah.riley@pure.com

 

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09 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

CES 2013 Las Vegas

Chloe and Vicky have had a great first day at CES 2013 Las Vegas. We have had visitors from all over the world come and see our Jongo multiroom music system and learn more about Pure.

 

 

 

 

We have seen many journalists including the lovely Kenneth Butler from LAPTOP magazine USA who you can see here with Chloe as well as his great film crew.

 

 

 

 

Take a look at our ‘Jongo wall’, a striking feature of the Pure booth comprising of all five eye-catching Jongo S340B colours!

 

The show is on until Friday so if you are here comes visit us at the South Hall Upper Level #36254.

To view our CES Press pack please visit imagebank.pure.com and enter the following details:

Username – cespress2013

Password – Pure2013

For more information please view our website www.pure.com or email Sarah.riley@pure.com

 

 

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08 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pure attend CES Unveiled in Vegas

Vicky and Chloe were joined by Colin Crawford, Pure’s director of marketing, Noam Meppen, director of Sales US and not forgetting Alasdair Hibberd who got everything up and running! After a few hours setting up we were ready to preview our new additions to the Jongo multiroom music system – Jongo T640B, a powerful, wireless stereo speaker, and Jongo A140B, a wireless hi-fi adapter. Both new products, which will be available in the first half of 2013, will sit alongside the Jongo S340B portable wireless speaker.

 

After a couple of sneaky journalists got in early the crowds arrived in force at 4pm for video and radio interviews and to learn more about Pure and the Jongo multiroom music system. We met with journalists from all over the world and of course it was great to see so many friendly faces from the UK who were keen to see our new products.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had set up some radio interviews with some US journalists and here is a picture of Colin doing is recording for Dave Graveline, Into Tomorrow. Noam also did a recording for Bootcamp Radio in the US amongst others

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now time to focus on the show. If you’re at CES pop by our stand – #36254 in the South Hall Upper Level. If you’re not in Las Vegas this week check out our blog and follow us on Twitter – @Pure_Insider for all the latest news and pictures from the show!

To read the full press release about Jongo T640B and Jongo A140B please visit www.pure.com. To download high res images go to imagebank.pure.com and enter the following details:

Username – cespress2013

Password – Pure2013

For further information please email sarah.riley@pure.com

 

 

 

 

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07 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Pure expands Jongo system with two new family members at CES 2013

At CES 2013 (Las Vegas) we are adding Jongo T640B, a powerful, wireless stereo speaker, and Jongo A140B, a wireless hi-fi adapter to our Jongo multiroom music system. Both new products, which will be available in the first half of 2013, will sit alongside the Jongo S340B portable wireless speaker.

Costing just £249.99, Jongo T640B comes with built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi and packs 100 Watts of room-filling, stereo sound. Ideal as the main audio system in a large living room, Jongo T640B delivers rich, detailed and expansive audio using two custom designed, five inch full-range drive units with dual-concentric tweeters. An optional stand is available to position the speaker in a landscape or portrait orientation to suit any environment and there is also a bracket accessory kit that can be used to mount the speaker on the wall.

Pure’s new Jongo A140B wireless hi-fi adapter costs just £99.99 and allows users to transform any audio system, from a simple micro to a high-end hi-fi, into a music streamer and bring it into their multiroom system. Like all Jongo family products, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are integrated, and Jongo A140B comes with a high-quality 24-bit DAC (digital to analogue converter), optical and coaxial digital and dual phono analogue audio outputs.

The Jongo system offers users the choice to stream audio content via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Bluetooth allows users to stream content from any audio app on their smartphone or tablet, including locally stored music, to a single Jongo product. Using Wi-Fi along with the free Pure Connect app, users can get the additional benefit of listening to multiple, tightly synchronised Jongo products in a single room or in a multiroom environment. The new Pure Connect app gives users access to local music on their smartphone or tablet, thousands of radio stations, on-demand programmes and podcasts, as well as millions of music tracks via the Pure Music subscription service. Users can simply add extra Jongo speakers or adapters on the same Wi-Fi network to build their multiroom system.

In addition, compatible Pure products such as Sensia 200D Connect and One Flow can seamlessly synchronise with members of the Jongo family and can even be used to control the system for a truly class leading multispeaker and multiroom experience.

All Jongo products come in black, or white with black speaker grilles, and all have optional user-fit coloured grille packs or clip on covers in burnt orange, lime green, mango or white (from £12.99). The Pure Jongo T640B (SRP £249.99) and the Jongo A140B (SRP £99.99) will be available in the first half of 2013 from all good electrical retailers. The Jongo S340B portable wireless speaker (SRP £149.99) is available now.

To view the press pack (release and high res images) please go to http://imagebank.pure.com/libraryhome.tlx and enter the following username and password:

Username – cespress2013
Password – Pure2013

For more information please contact sarah.riley@pure.com or jenny.robinson@pure.com

 

 

 

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02 January 2013 ~ 0 Comments

Hossein Yassaie knighted for services to technology and innovation

Hossein Yassaie - CEO of Imagination Technologies and PureWe are delighted to announce that our Chief Executive Officer, Hossein Yassaie, has been awarded a knighthood by the Queen in Her Majesty’s New Year Honours 2013. The award was given in recognition of his services to technology and innovation.

Hossein said, “I am absolutely delighted and deeply humbled to receive such prestigious recognition. This distinguished honour means a great deal to me both personally and professionally. I have always wanted to make a real difference by what I do and I see this honour not only as a major recognition for past effort but as a real encouragement for the future.

“I strongly believe success in life also depends on support and commitment from family, friends, work colleagues and business partners. I have been very fortunate in this respect and see this honour as much theirs as mine.”

Hossein Yassaie is the Chief Executive Officer of Imagination Technologies, which designs and licences key technologies used by the world’s leading semiconductor and consumer electronics companies in some of the most significant, iconic and exciting consumer electronics products. Imagination Technologies is also the parent company of Pure.

Imagination Technologies which is listed on the London Stock Exchange, has a market capitalisation of over £1bn, employs more than 1,300 people worldwide, and develops and licenses key technologies used in over one billion products, from the most advanced smart phones to tablets, televisions and digital radios.

A British national, Hossein gained a BSc degree (1979) and PhD degree (1982) from Birmingham University in Electronics and Communication Engineering as well as serving as a Research Fellow.

He worked for Inmos and ST Microelectronics before joining Imagination Technologies as CTO in 1992. Hossein refocused the business on advanced technology development and created Imagination Technologies’ successful silicon intellectual property (IP) business model.  He became Imagination Technologies’ Chief Executive Officer in June 1998.

To read the press release please visit – http://www.imgtec.com/news/Release/index.asp?NewsID=715

 

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24 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Pure visits Radio Dacorum

Last week Colin Crawford, Pure’s director of marketing and Sarah, PR assistant visited local community based internet radio station, Radio Dacorum in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire and Colin had great fun being interviewed on the breakfast show  by presenter Matt Hatton. A hot topic that Colin spoke about was Pure’s latest venture into multiroom audio products with Jongo. To listen to Colin’s full interview, and to hear his personally chosen playlist please see http://www.radiodacorum.org.uk/ (under the listen again tab).

 

Pure also teamed up with the station and launched a competition to give away a One Flow, portable music streaming and radio system (worth £100) to a lucky winner so they can listen to Radio Dacorum on a radio  without a computer! Congratulations to Lewis Tough who was the winner. For more information on our One Flow radios, please see www.pure.com

Radio Dacorum is a community based radio station run by Community Action Dacorum and broadcast 24/7 through the internet. The station combines music with an opportunity for residents, voluntary organisations, public authorities and private companies to promote their local activities, along with encouraging a sense of pride in the Dacorum area.  The station attracts listeners from all over the UK and 48 other countries besides the Dacorum towns of Hemel Hempstead, Tring and Berkhampstead and gets over 1000 unique listeners every month! The majority of listeners tune in through the website but there is an increase in mobile listeners through apps such as Pure Connect, which offer access to radio stations from all over the world on the move. For more information, please see http://www.radiodacorum.org.uk/

Here is Colin’s playlist from the show:

Jethro Tull – Ring out solstice bells (massively under-played Christmas song!)

Killers – Human

Blur – the Universal

Flaming Lips – Yoshime battles the pink robots

Beck – Summer Girl

Radiohead – Creep

Pearl Jam – Evenflow

REM – Nightswimming

Neil Young – Needle and the Damage Done

Nick Cave – Nature Boy

Marilyn Manson (or Depeche Mode) – Personal Jesus

Cranberries – Zombie

Garbage – Stupid girl

 

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21 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Pure helps JACKfm mark digital radio switch on

To celebrate local radio going digital in Oxfordshire, Pure’s director of marketing, Colin Crawford was interviewed live on popular Oxford based radio station, JACKfm this morning. Colin chatted to JACKfm DJs about the benefits of digital radio and you can listen to the full interview here..Pure_audio

Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey MP switched on the  Oxford DAB radio transmitters at the Oxford Museum of the History of Science, the home of the historic Marconi Radio exhibition.  A UK radio first, three stations including 106 JACKfm, BBC Radio Oxford and Heart Fm joined together for a  joint live broadcast to mark the ‘Switch On’.

From today many areas including Abingdon, Bicester and Banbury are receiving digital radio for the very first time, with 300,000 listeners across Oxfordshire also now able to hear their favourite local stations in addition to national broadcasters on DAB. We have a number of retailers in the Oxfordshire area who stock a wide range of Pure digital radios including:

Wadleys, 30 Market Square, Bicester, OX26 6AG

Peter B Ledbury, 69 Sheep Street, Bicester, OX26 6JW

O’Gormans, 5 Grove Street, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 7AB

For more information on JACKfm, please see http://jackfmoxfordshire.co.uk/content/jack-fm-now-digital

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