Smart Screen Connections

M&E Journal: TV Networks’ Rush to the Web May Be Fruitless Without Aggregation

By Bill Mobley, CEO, FreeCast - The consumer migration from cable and satellite TV to web-based video providers continues, with no sign of slowing down. Now more than ever, the... More

Ooyala: SVOD Providers Have Unrealistic Subscriber Expectations

Having an unrealistic expectation of rapid subscriber growth is among the most common mistakes that subscription VOD (SVOD) providers make, according to a new Ooyala whitepaper. B... More

Questions Linger Over Disney’s Streaming Services, BAMTech Pact

Questions still linger after Disney announced this week that it upped its investment in streaming-video tech firm BAMTech to a majority stake, and planned to use that company’s t... More

Avid CFO: Company’s Long ‘Transformation’ Completed on Time

Avid Technology recently completed the “transformation” of its business that started four years ago and the company is now well-positioned for future growth, according to CFO B... More

Comcast, FX Partner on New, Ad-Free, 4K-Enabled Offering

Comcast will be making another ad-free service available to its Xfinity TV subscribers as an optional pay service, as part of a deal with Fox’s FX Networks, the companies announc... More

Avid Exec: AI to Have ‘Surprising’ and ‘Exponential Impact’ on Industry

NEW YORK – Artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning and video analysis technologies, will have a “surprising” and “exponential impact” on the businesses o... More

CNBC, Viacom Increasingly Look Toward Metadata

Jeff Jacobs, SVP of production planning, strategies and operations for Viacom Media Networks Music and Entertainment Group, spent a good chunk of his dozen-plus years with Viacom w... More

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