Smart Screen Connections

M&E Journal: DVR in the OTT World: A Case for Updated Storage Requirements

By Jason Friedlander, Director, Marketing Communications, Verizon Digital Media Services - Thanks to the Supreme Court’s refusal in 2009 to hear the Cablevision remote DVR ca... More

Analyst: ‘Too Early’ to Gauge Impact of New ESPN Streaming Service for Disney

Disney CEO Robert Iger on Feb. 6 provided more details about the new ESPN direct-to-consumer app that will be launching this spring — including the fact that the streaming servic... More

Amazon CFO: Company to Continue AWS, Alexa, Streaming Video Investments

Amazon will continue to make major investments in its Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alexa and streaming video businesses after continuing to make strides on each of them in the fourth... More

PwC: AI Likely to Impact Media, Telecom Deals in 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies will likely play a role in deals made in the media and telecom sector in 2018, according to PwC. That’s one of th... More

Study: 2018 to See More Digital Disruption, Evolving Pay TV Activity

This year expect to see more disruption to traditional media and entertainment distribution, accelerated mergers and acquisitions activity, and a shift in how ad dollars are spent,... More

Avid CEO: ‘Massive Explosion’ of Content Has Created New Challenges for Media Companies

The significant surge in content, as well as the increased number of channels, platforms and devices that content can be viewed on, has created new challenges for media and enterta... More

M&E Journal: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Language

By Robert Holmstrom, Chief Technology Officer, BTI Studios - A number of recent trends are strongly influencing how we consume TV and films. In turn our response is influencing ... More

Large-Screen 4K TVs, AI-Driven Speakers Among Top Tech Sellers During 2017 Holidays

Large-screen 4K Ultra High-Def (UHD) TVs and artificial intelligence (AI)-driven, voice-controlled speakers were again among the best-selling technology products over the 2017 holi... More

TiVo Debuts Next-Gen Platform for Content Providers

Just ahead of the annual CES trade show, TiVo has unveiled its Next-Gen Platform suite of products for content operators, geared toward helping media companies offer more personali... More

HGST: Huge Size of Today’s Data is Creating More Challenges Than Ever

The tremendous size of much of the data that media and entertainment (M&E) companies are regularly using these days is making it necessary for many of them to change the econom... More

Analyst: Disney to Benefit from Scale of Fox Transaction

There’s several advantages for Disney in its decision to purchase a large percentage of 21st Century Fox’s film and TV assets for $52.4 billion, but one standout minus is the a... More

Ooyala Study: Mobile Video Plays Hit New High

More than 58% of all video plays worldwide came via mobile devices in the third quarter of 2017, the sixth straight quarter mobile devices accounted for more than half of all onlin... More

Content Protection Summit: Anti-Piracy Expert Provides ‘Secret Sauce’ on Jailing Pirates

Cracking down on piracy can be challenging for media and entertainment (M&E) companies, but it must be done to protect content and success is possible — even in China, accord... More

Content Protection Summit: Anti-Piracy Expert Provides ‘Secret Sauce’ on Jailing Pirates

Cracking down on piracy can be challenging for media and entertainment (M&E) companies, but it must be done to protect content and success is possible — even in China, accord... More

Amazon Web Services Expands AI, Machine Learning, IoT Initiatives

Amazon Web Services (AWS) expanded its artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML) and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives Nov. 29 as company executives revealed a variety... More

Paramount Jumps on Augmented Reality Bandwagon

After multiple virtual reality (VR) initiatives, Paramount is now giving augmented reality (AR) a try, with a free AR app for iOS users to coincide with the release of the Paramoun... More

M&E Journal: Why the Holy *&^% Do You Need PR?

By Bob Gold, Founder, President & CEO, Bob Gold & Associates - Did I get your attention with the censored title? Turns out book publishers lately add all kinds of rude words to... More

Adobe Touts New Lightroom, Spark Features at Pepcom New Technology Showcase

NEW YORK – Adobe used Pepcom’s new technology showcase for media Nov. 16 to spotlight new Lightroom and Adobe Spark features. With Adobe Spark, the company highlighted the n... More

Disney-Branded Streaming Service to be ‘Substantially’ Cheaper than Netflix, Iger Says

The Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service planned for 2019 will be priced “substantially below” what Netflix charges for its current streaming service, according ... More

‘Stranger Things’ Creators Tout Technicolor Services

Leading up to the second season release of Netflix’s "Stranger Things," Technicolor conducted a video interview for journalists featuring the creators of the hit series, Matt and... More