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Sony Preps ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ VR Experience

Ahead of the July 7 theatrical release of “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” the virtual reality arm of Sony Pictures is debuting a VR experience for the film, putting VR fans in the sh... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: Snapchat Exclusives, Facebook Chatbots

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • Broadcaster BT Sport went all-out for t... More

MESA Announces First Media & Entertainment Day, July 25 at Microsoft Technology Center in New York City

NEW YORK — The Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) has announced the inaugural Media & Entertainment Day for Tuesday, July 25th at the Microsoft Technology Center on E... More

HITS: Spring 2017: MarkLogic, Avanade Execs to Put Focus on Metadata, Smart Content

The CTO of MarkLogic and the technology innovation lead for Avanade will be among those tackling the role data is playing today in making content smarter, at HITS: Spring 2017, bei... More

M&E Journal: Accelerating Media Production Workflows with Intelligent Scale-Out Storage

Mike Bott, Principal Systems Engineer, Qumulo - M&E organizations are continually seeking ways to increase the business value of their media assets and stay ahead of the curve ... More

HITS: Spring 2017 Keynotes Redefine IT as Innovation and Technology

The 2017 edition of HITS: Spring — the largest gathering of Hollywood’s brightest minds in the IT community — has announced the names of the two keynotes for its May 25 event... More

M&E Journal: Broadcasters Should Be Talking About Non-Traditional Content

Brian Morris, Tata Communications - Delivering content via OTT is referred to as non-traditional distribution and one of its many advantages is that users do not have to subscr... More

NAB 2017: MarkLogic’s Turner Looks at Data Security; Sohonet Highlights Partnerships

LAS VEGAS — Matt Turner, CTO of media and entertainment for MarkLogic, used his presentation at the Cybersecurity Pavilion at the NAB Show to make a point: cybersecurity threats ... More

NAB 2017: NeuLion Touts Analytics Platform; Turner EMEA Looks to TiVo

LAS VEGAS — One of the winners of the 2017 NAB Show was NeuLion, which touted numerous partnerships, covering everything from OTT to virtual reality. But Chris Wagner, EVP and co... More

MESA Members to Spotlight AI, DAM and Much More at NAB

(This is the first of two stories previewing what MESA and its members are up to at the NAB Show) Members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) will be out i... More

NAB 2017: ZOO Digital Readies Cloud-Based Dubbing Platform

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas this month, ZOO Digital is set to launch a new cloud-based dubbing platform — named ZOOdubs — a service the company promises will help improve the ... More

Vubiquity CEO Talks the Cloud, Brand Awareness and Monetization

Connecting content owners and video providers with tech solutions and services, all in the name of helping media and entertainment companies monetize content, has been the name of ... More

Avails, Ratings and Digital Retail: A Metadata Standards Update

LOS ANGELES — To open up the annual Metadata Madness luncheon March 9 at the Smart Content Summit West event, Philip Hodgetts, metadata guru and president of metadata firm Lumber... More

M&E Journal: Virtual Reality Analytics Mean Real World Value For Marketers

By Marc Jensen, space150 - According to Deloitte, Virtual Reality (VR) will have its first $1 billion year in 2016, with about $700 million in hardware sales, and the remainder... More

MarkLogic on Smart Production, AWS Tackles AI at Smart Content Summit West

At the March 9 Smart Content Summit West event in Los Angeles, executives from MarkLogic will look at the benefits of using a data hub for film and TV production; an expert with Am... More

M&E Journal: Implementation Challenges, Opportunities in Forensic Watermarking

Rajan Samtani, Graham Oakes — Media Science International Digital content capture and distribution technologies have evolved at a rapid pace as evidenced by the recent push by... More

Harvard Fellow Keynotes on M&E’s Data Challenge at Smart Content West

At the March 9 Smart Content Summit West in Los Angeles, media and entertainment executives will hear about the latest industry advancements in artificial intelligence and machine ... More

Viacom Execs: ‘Data Democratization’ is Important for Better Decision-Making

NEW YORK — The “democratization” of data is important today for better decision-making in the entertainment industry, according to Viacom data strategy executives. To help... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: YouTube Live-Chats, VR on Facebook

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. Heading into the second season finale of its a... More

Smart Content Summit Keynoter: Benefits of Interoperability Outweigh Risks

NEW YORK — The enormous benefits offered by interoperability far outweigh any of the possible risks, according to John Palfrey, an author and lecturer who has become an expert on... More

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