Smart Screen Connections

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

Dolby Marks Dolby Vision, Atmos Gains to Close Fiscal Year

Increased adoption of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in consumer electronics devices helped the company’s fiscal fourth quarter results Oct. 25, with Dolby reporting revenue of $24... More

TiVo Data Science Director: Not All Data is Equal and Monetizing It Can Backfire

NEW YORK -- The huge mass of data that’s become available to media and entertainment companies to make decisions about their day-to-day and long-term TV programming strategies ca... More

M&E Journal: Netflix and Amazon Go Global: The Impact of Content Localization on Video Streaming

By Steven Herrera, Consultant, Zaszou, LLC - When Netflix and Amazon first introduced their video streaming offerings about 10 years ago, they presented alternatives to traditi... More

Vistex Manager: Ineffective Content Restriction Management Could Prove Costly

As alternative TV content distribution platforms and services keep increasing, it’s become more complex than ever to manage content restrictions and doing it ineffectively can pr... More

M&E Journal: Value Reality: VR, AR, MR and Beyond

By Tim Sarnoff, President of Production Services and Deputy CEO, Technicolor - If we are going to deliver on the promise to expose audiences to a new category of entertainment,... More

Analyst: Netflix Pricing Increase to Impact New Subscriptions More Than Churn

The planned pricing increase that Netflix announced Oct. 5 for most subscription tiers will likely have a much larger effect on how many new subscribers it attracts than the number... More

Evolution Digital Launches New Live Streaming Service for Cable Operators Nationwide

Evolution Digital today announced the launch of a new app-based streaming video service, eVUE-NOW!, for cable and telecommunications operators across the U.S., enabling the deliver... More

CBS: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gave a Huge Lift to All Access Streaming Sign-Ups

The premiere of the new TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” provided a huge lift for CBS All Access streaming subscriptions, according to the network. The show “broke a new rec... More

Mediamorph Celebrates a Decade of Streamlining Content Distribution and Tracking

When New York-based Mediamorph first got off the ground in 2007, the company’s goal was straight-forward: meet the increasingly global content tracking needs of content providers... More

IBC 2017: Aspera, Cisco, G-Technology, Irdeto Introduce New Solutions

IBM’s Aspera, Cisco, G-Technology and Irdeto were among members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) to introduce new products, services and technologies on the ... More

M&E Journal: OTT Just Got Personal

By Chris Wagner, EVP, NeuLion - There’s nothing valuable about vanilla these days. Be it cars, smartphones, running shoes, burgers, you name it—we all now want to purchase t... More

Veritone: Combining Apps with Cognitive Computing to Transform Unstructured Data

Costa Mesa, Calif.—based Veritone may only be a few years old but it’s already garnered some of the biggest names in the business, coming to it for its proprietary platform, on... More

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