Smart Screen Connections

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: A VR Uprising, Presidential Tweets

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • On July 7, BBC debuted a 13-minute virt... More

MESA’s First Media & Entertainment Day Hits New York July 25

A full day of conferences, keynotes, workshops and technology showcases, covering four different areas of the media and entertainment industry, is set for July 25, when the Media &... More

M&E Journal: Tackling Data to Create Smart Production

By Matt Turner, CTO Media & Entertainment, MarkLogic Corporation - Not taking advantage of the data around content has never had bigger consequences for media organizations.... More

Dolby Atmos Presence Growing in Video Game Market

Lost somewhat amid the hype around the Microsoft One X console and virtual reality at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles earlier this month was the clear ... More

Technicolor Debuts Massive Mars VR Initiative

LOS ANGELES. — In what may be the most ambitious virtual reality project to date, Technicolor, HP and others have partnered to put together a vision of a viable, sustainable habi... More

TiVo: Price, Use of Internet Services Top Cord-Cutter List

Nearly 85% of those surveyed in TiVo’s latest quarterly Video Trends Report have a pay TV service, with 37% spending at least $101 a month (and some spending as much as $150 or m... More

M&E Journal: 2017: The Year of Quality VR

By Ramón Bretón, CTO, 3rd i QC - The current wave of virtual reality began in August of 2012, when Oculus launched a Kickstarter campaign for its first Rift headset, the PC-ba... More

Robert Half: Staffing and Adapting for Decades

First founded in 1948, Robert Half is named after its founder and CEO. And in the nearly 70 years since, the company has had only one other CEO, current head Max Messmer. It’s... More

M&E Journal: Delivering A Showcase Entertainment Experience To Employees And Partners

Chuck Fontana, Okta - When we talk about innovation in M&E, it’s easy to focus on advancements in filmmaking technology and the home entertainment space. The strides the indu... More

M&E Journal: Managing Five States of Data for the M&E Market

Jeff Greenwald, HGST - All media companies, whether a post house, a game developer, an advertiser, a CDN, a movie studio or a broadcaster wrestle with data in five states: Data ... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: ‘Better Call Saul’ Trivia, a ‘Genius’ Chatbot

Here’s a run-down of best-of-April second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • For the April 10 premiere of the... More

Okta Touts Importance of Effective Mobile Security Solution for Companies

NEW YORK — “Mobility is critical” to all parts of our lives today and it’s become important to the success of companies as well, but using an effective mobile management so... More

M&E Journal: The Move Toward Digitizing Back-Office Processes

By Darren Ehlers, Entertainment Partners - In terms of utilizing technology, production office progress has been painfully slow. Paper scripts, paper timecards, paper purchase ... More

M&E Journal: Audio Description: Television’s Talking Book

Veronika Hyks, BTI Studios - Audio description (AD) was once a concept known by very few in the TV and film industries, and practiced by even fewer. Today it is, if not the nor... More

Nuxeo: Unlocking the Value of Digital Assets

Based in New York, global software company Nuxeo has a singular focus: to be the go-to for companies looking to solve their content, asset and information management challenges. ... More

NeuLion: Making 4K, OTT Delivery Simple

Heading into the 2017 NAB Show, it’s hard to name another company with as much momentum as online video tech product and service provider NeuLion. Whether it’s powering the ... More

IBM Study: Disconnect Between Companies, Consumers in Digital Initiatives

While companies are launching digital initiatives at break-neck speeds, there’s still a disconnect between what companies are launching and what consumers actually want, accordin... More

Warner, HTC Vive Ready VR for ‘Ready Player One’

While major Hollywood studios have dabbled with virtual reality tie-ins for their properties, Warner Bros. has the perfect fit for its announced release of the sci-fi action thrill... More

Evolution Digital Signs TiVo Certified Guide Renewal for eGUIDE

Evolution Digital has signed a certified guide renewal agreement with TiVo to deploy eGUIDE, a newly-designed interactive program guide (IPG). eGUIDE, powered by TiVo metadata, wil... More

Sony’s ‘Passengers’ Marks VR First for Studio

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — For the first commercial endeavor of Sony Pictures VR, the sci-fi space adventure “Passengers” was a perfect fit, with the virtual reality arm of the ... More