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I’ll be back with more big cats later in the show, but now the news. Whereas the last few months, I’ve seen a myriad of product launches, we now see many of the manufacturers offering cash back deals to continue the sales interest from the new products, from Samsung, Nikon and Rico, to name but a few. Added to that, we’re now seeing many awards being issued to companies and photographers alike. Here are just a few, Cannon, Ilfud, Olympus, Samsung, and Epson are just a few winners from the Technical Image Press Association awards. Also Getty photographer John Moore won the Robert Capa gold medal for image capture covering the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Judges awarded Moore with a prizes on the basis that he had with stood deadly chaos of a suicide bombing attack that Benazir Bhutto to record the last moments of the politicians life. We’ve also seen many firm ware updates, including the Nikon D3, Cannon’s 1Dmac3, 1DSmac3, and Casio’s XLMEXF1. Also of interest to many jobbing amateur and professional photographers is the campaign for the rise of photographers that are allegedly being ignored by certain members of the police force. Attacks on photographers are the words on the lips of campaigner Jeremy Dia, general secretary of the NUJ. In recent months, there had been attacks on photographers, people have had equipments seized and access has been denied claimed the journalist union. We’re in times and certainly not a good state of affairs. PhotographyTV will be keeping a keen eye on this one. On the lighter note, have you considered the project assistance awards won by the BJP and sponsored by Nikon? Well, check out the website, read up on the rules and enter, and you could win 5,000 pounds for your photographic idea. The National Media Museum, NMM, is a step closer to opening a base in London, as it enters talk with the government to win approval for the move. Last year, it was revealed that the West Yorkshire based museum plans to open a base at London’s Science Museum as an addition to its home in Bradford. Considered to be Britains flagship photography institution, the NMM holds its historic collection of photographs, including the oldest surviving negative created by British photography inventor William Henry Fox Talbert. A spokesman told reporters, we are currently in discussions with the government about gaining approval for our plan to establish a presence in a London National Media Museum. PhotographyTV is also making a news with this show, but all good things in life come to an end, and no, we’re not going off air, we’re just introducing a subscription based membership. We’re intent to bringing you quality features and a quality production and all of that comes with a price. So from now on, when you sign up, there are two subscription packages that we’ve devised to enable you to continue in enjoying the very best in photography television. Simply follow the prompts on the website and select the package that suits you. If you’re already signed up, there’s a bonus for you, so I hope to see you in part two.