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Amazon CFO: Company to Continue Investing Heavily in Prime Video

Amazon liked what it saw with customer engagement and its Prime Video service in the fiscal year and fourth quarter (ended Dec. 31), and will continue investing heavily in the serv... More

GrayMeta Launches Updated Iris Software Suite

GrayMeta’s Iris software suite, the company’s studio-grade media player and quality control solution, has gotten an upgrade, with metadata specialist offering new Iris 4K-HDR, ... More

Video Subscriber Growth Helped Comcast, AT&T Fourth-Quarter Results

Despite the increasing number of consumers who are opting to cut the cord on their TV services, Comcast and AT&T reported increases in video subscriptions that helped give a lift t... More

IBM: Live Streaming Audience is Picking Up Steam Outside U.S., Shifting More to Mobile Devices

Live streaming on IBM’s platforms is still heavily concentrated in the U.S., but the viewing audience is becoming increasingly broad geographically at the same time that more peo... More

ZOO Digital Passes 150 Million Subtitle Mark

ZOO Digital announced Jan. 24 that it’s delivery of multilingual subtitles for those in the TV and movie business has hit the 150 million mark, a major milestone for the company... More

Oracle’s Out to Boost Cloud Innovation with Expansion of Startup Accelerator Program

Oracle is expanding its Startup Cloud Accelerator program to seven new regions as part of its ongoing efforts to “fuel cloud-enabled innovation” globally, the company said Jan.... More

DFC: Nintendo to Sell 17.6 Million Switch Consoles in North America Through 2020

DFC Intelligence is predicting Nintendo will sell a total of 17.6 million units cumulatively of the new Switch hybrid video game home console and portable system in North America t... More

MESA at CES: YuMe Marks VR Efforts; Dolby Picks its Top News

LAS VEGAS — Audience tech company YuMe debuted its new 360-degree ad format for both brands and advertisers ahead of CES, with the goal of opening up more immersive video possibi... More

Nvidia, Samsung, Toyota Tout AI at CES

LAS VEGAS -- Artificial intelligence (AI) was expected to have a strong presence at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and it wound up having a major role in multiple compan... More

Tech and the 2016 Holidays went Hand in Hand

While TVs — especially 4K ones — were widely seen as the top-selling consumer electronics products over the Thanksgiving and Black Friday holiday weekend, artificial intelligen... More

UHD Blu-ray Passes Key Sales Milestones, But Challenges Remain

With the Ultra High-Def (UHD) Blu-ray Disc format’s first year on the market coming to an end, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) reported that hardware and software sales passed... More

Wazee Digital, World Poker Tour Extend Agreement

The World Poker Tour (WPT) has extended its asset management and distribution service agreement with Wazee Digital, with the cloud-native video management and licensing services pr... More

CBS CEO: Company’s in Negotiations with AT&T Over DirecTV Now

CBS is “in discussions” with AT&T about taking part in the new DirecTV Now streaming television service that was recently announced, CBS CEO and president Leslie Moonves said D... More

Golden State Warriors, Accenture Team to Reimagine Audience Experience

The Golden State Warriors and Accenture have teamed up to reinvent the fan and community experience. Accenture has been named the Official Technology Innovation Partner for the War... More

Deluxe Helps Create Pearl Harbor VR Experience

The day that will live in infamy can now be re-lived in virtual reality. Deluxe VR has partnered with Time’s Life VR, the HTC Vive and semiconductor company AMD to create “R... More

IMAX, Take-Two, Warner Execs Tout VR Opportunities at Conference

Virtual reality (VR) presents opportunities for IMAX, Take-Two Interactive and Warner Bros., executives from those companies all said at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media & Telec... More

TiVo VP: Netflix Agreement a Boost for MVPDs

Of all the news to come out of the Nov. 28 licensing agreements between TiVo and Netflix, Jim Denney, VP of product management and strategy for TiVo, zeroed in on the one he thinks... More

Sony, Fox Make VR Strides

Two major studios made major announcements in the virtual reality space Nov. 14. First, 20th Century Fox announced that it was launching its first commercial virtual reality offeri... More

VR Success Hinges on Ease of Use, Experts Say

Dr. Shane Pase, an expert on human behavior analytics and director of technology for virtual reality tech company The Lotte Project, sees a problem brewing in the nascent VR space.... More

Roundup: AT&T, Time Warner Deal Tops the Media Headlines

AT&T's Saturday announcement of its deal to buy Time Warner has sent shockwaves across the media landscape, with big headlines splashed across news outlets as industry player... More

TOP HEADLINES

  • Technicolor Launches Virtual, Augmented Reality-Focused ‘Sound Lab’ (THR)Technicolor's new immersive audio unit, dubbed The more...

  • Studios Push for $50 Early Home Movie Rentals, But Negotiations Are Complex (Variety)At least five of the major studios are pushing pla more...

  • IBM Watson’s Internet of Things HQ: Where the Office is an Ecosystem and AI is ‘Augmented Intelligence’ (The Drum)In the pipeline for almost two years, the German H more...

  • AWS Launches I3 VM Instances Starting at 15 Cents Per Hour (VB)Amazon Web Services (AWS) today announced that its more...

  • Oracle, Tech Mahindra Partner on Managed VoLTE Service (Light Reading)Oracle today announced that Tech Mahindra, a leadi more...

  • Wipro Offers Big Data as a Service (IT-Online)Wipro is delivering analytics-based insights for s more...

  • Facebook Launches Mid-Roll Video Ad Test, Expands Live-Streaming Ads (Variety)Facebook is making more moves to boost video ad re more...

  • IT Budgeting: The Smart Person’s Guide (TechRepublic)IT budgeting can range from a painful annual proce more...

  • PwC Launches Shanghai Innovation Center (MI)PwC China has launched its Shanghai Innovation Cen more...

  • Audio Hardware Has Record-Breaking Year (Twice)Audio hardware had a “record-breaking” 2016 an more...

  • Apple Sets Up Seattle Hub To Work On AI, Machine Learning (GeekWire)Apple plans to significantly expand its engineerin more...

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