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Boxing Clever: What Does the Future Hold for Set-Top Boxes? (NAGRA Blog)

In a landscape dominated by SVOD and OTT services, the big question for many pay-TV operators is: how can the traditional set-top box (STB) evolve? And the question is urgent: oper... More

Gracenote Working to Keep Radio Connected in the Car (Radio Ink)

Gracenote is ready to bring its “infotainment” services to life, working with all of the nation’s automakers in ensuring that radio doesn’t lose its front-and-center place ... More

Netflix Just Turned 20 – Here’s How it Changed the Movie Business (Quartz)

Moviegoers once devoted substantial chunks of their Friday evenings to perusing the aisles of video stores. You’d go in with one movie in mind, but the latest releases had been p... More

Music Publishers Win Major Copyright Fight Over Streaming of Legendary Rock Concerts (THR)

The Wall Street Journal once called Wolfgang's Vault, a collection of thousands of live concert performances, "the most important collection of rock memorabilia and recordings ever... More

Tennis Channel Partners with 24i Media to Power New Apps on Multiple Devices (MESA)

24i Media announced that it is helping power the newly launched Tennis Channel app, which is now available on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Roku devices. The redesigned a... More

Videofashion Chooses GrayMeta to Unlock the Value of Decades of Fashion Content (SSN)

GrayMeta today announced that they have been chosen by Videofashion, who launched the genre of fashion video in 1976, to help optimize their 22,000-hour library of content. The... More

How Adobe’s New Audio Analytics Tool Will Help Pandora, Spotify, Audible Better Advertise to Gen Z, Millennials (Fortune)

Adobe announced a new tool that allows audio publishers to better understand their audiences at the Adobe Summit in Las Vegas. The move was driven by client needs, with brands like... More

In India, the Future of Mobile Video is Bite-Sized (CMO)

It’s an incredible time to be a marketer in India, where the number of mobile users is on track to exceed 781 million by 2021. From e-commerce to messaging, mobile has become an ... More

From Struggle to Embrace  – TV’s Technological Conundrum (Hacker Noon)

As consumers embrace new technologies, many experts believe that virtual reality will become an essential aspect of television and video in the not-too-distant future. Some go so f... More

Why Dynamic UIs of the Future Will Satisfy Every User (Videonet)

Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, NAGRA: For many years, the UX design standard has been to use a graphical user interface (GUI). This is most notable on computers where users interact with... More

This SAP-Built Mobile App is Taking the $1.7 Trillion Fashion Industry by Storm (Forbes)

What does innovation look like in the digital age? If you ask Alicia Tillman, CMO for enterprise software company SAP, her answer might surprise you. Not only was SAP an official t... More

‘Make TV More Like Digital TV’: Networks are Removing Clutter to Improve TV Viewing (Digiday)

Digital platforms are behind the growing trend in the TV industry to reduce commercial time. Fox Networks Group said it wants to cut advertising on its networks to two minutes p... More

Mobile Shopping is on the Rise, But Remains Split Between the Mobile Web and Apps (Adweek)

Mobile’s influence on shopping behavior has been on the rise since the advent of the smartphone, but recent data indicates consumers are becoming more comfortable finalizing tran... More

Why We May Soon Be Living in Alexa’s World (NY Times)

When Amazon unveiled Alexa three and a half years ago, it was roundly jeered. Now, against all expectations, even though she’s sometimes unpredictable and unpolished, Alexa is he... More

Six Cutting-Edge Technologies That Will Change the Way We Shop (Twice)

Social Payments: Today’s shoppers want seamless payment experiences, whether that’s paying back a friend with a few taps on a smartphone or avoiding a checkout line by paying v... More

Content Personalization Will Keep Audiences Glued to Their Screens – And Advertisers Happier (MediaPost)

Video content consumption has undergone a profound transformation in recent years. The rise of connected devices and video streaming services like Netflix and Hulu combined with li... More

Publishers, Brands are Copying Snapchat’s Story Feature for Their Apps, Mobile Sites (Digiday)

When Snapchat rolled out Stories in 2014, it didn’t take long for Instagram and Facebook to copy the feature. Now publishers and brands are updating their own apps and mobile sit... More

Microsoft Says It’s True: Cat Videos Distract Workers (Bloomberg)

Economists have been puzzled in recent years by the so-called “productivity paradox,” the fact that the digital revolution of the past four decades hasn’t resulted in big gai... More

The NFL Isn’t Just Trying to Win Football Fans in China – It’s Planning its Online Mobile Leap (Forbes)

China is home to about 19 million people interested in the NFL, according to Kantar-CSM China research, and its own indoor football league. The China Arena Football League began pl... More

Apple Makes a Bid to Become the Super-Aggregator of Streaming TV (Videonet)

The role of ‘super-aggregator’ – a company that aggregates not multiple channels but multiple video services under one roof – is up for grabs, and Apple is making a serious... More