Drone News Roundup: Top Drone Holiday Light Show Videos + DJI Added to Commerce Department’s Entity List
BY Zacc Dukowitz25 December 2020
This week we’re sharing our top drone holiday light show videos, which you’ll see listed right below.
After the videos, we’re also covering the award-winning choreography for the first-ever International Drone Show Choreography Competition (featured in another drone light show video), as well as DJI’s recent addition to the U.S. Commerce Department’s ‘entity list.’
Now let’s move on to the videos and links!
Top Drone Holiday Light Show Videos
Note: The videos featured below came from Walmart’s recent collaboration with Intel to provide both live and live-streamed holiday light shows throughout the U.S. The shows are over, but you can learn more about them here.
1. Walmart’s Top-Viewed Holiday Light Show
2. 200 drones light up Sky for Milwaukee Holiday Lights Festival
3. 3D Holiday Images in Intel Drone Light Show
4. Dallas Drone Light Show
We also enjoyed this news report from last year, which includes a drone light show put on by the small, festive town of Solvang, CA. (The light show footage starts at around 00:14 in the video.)
Other Drone News This Week
Winner of 1st Annual International Drone Show Choreography Competition Announced
The winner of the first-ever International Drone Show Choreography Competition was recently announced (the video above features the award-winning choreography). The contest called for people to submit choreography for a 50-drone light show celebrating the New Year, and was hosted by SPH Engineering, makers of a proprietary Drone Show Software. The 1st-place winner was Angelito D. Jadormeo from the Philippines, who got an iPhone 12, a drone show training course, and the live drone show featured above for winning. Follow the link below to see videos of the winning choreography for 2nd and 3rd place.
DJI Added to Commerce Department’s ‘Entity List’
DJI was recently added to the U.S. Commerce Department’s ‘Entity List’—a list of companies that are essentially blacklisted by the federal government. This move comes shortly after Congress removed a Chinese drone ban (a ban targeting DJI primarily) from the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), representing a major fall backward for DJI after what was a clear win. But it’s unclear if being added to the list will stick. Given the upcoming change of administration, the addition could be more of a political than practical move, but only time will tell.
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