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HBO, DPL Execs: Preserving Metadata Still Challenging, But Hollywood’s on the Right Track

There continue to be challenges that content companies face when cataloguing unstructured metadata for preservation in distributed databases, but Hollywood is on the right track, a... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: ‘Stranger Things’ and Interactive Karaoke

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

M&E Journal: The Power of Engines to Drive Entertainment App Development

By Jason Flick, CEO, You.i TV - “I never wanted to spend all of my time managing app development, but that’s the bulk of my day right now.” That’s a direct quote from... More

IBC 2017: SDI Media, GrayMeta Partner Up; A Milestone for Sony DADC NMS

There’s nothing like a major conference to announce a major milestone. Sony DADC NMS used IBC 2017 to announce that its cloud-based Media-as-a-Service platform Ven.ue in Septe... More

Analyst: Disney’s Plans for Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ a ‘Big Deal’ But ‘Not a Big Shock’

The disclosure by Disney CEO Robert Iger that his company will be including its Marvel and “Star Wars” movies on its coming direct-to-consumer streaming service was significant... More

M&E Journal: Riding The Content Management Tidal Wave

By Rob Gardos, CEO, Mediamorph - Like any sophisticated problem, the content-explosion challenge is best understood by breaking down the component parts, from creation to consu... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: VMAs, ‘The Defenders’ and an Eclipse

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • Ahead of the Aug. 27 “Video Music Awa... More

M&E Journal: Blockchain and the Hollywood Supply Chain

By Steve Wong and Björn Obermeier, DXC Technology - Hollywood movie studios, record labels, publishers and broadcast networks have traditionally served as the guardians of inte... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: BBC, Fox Offer Up VR

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • On Aug. 13, Fox worked with YouTube and... More

Azure Media Exec: AI is Making Content Better

Martin Wahl, ‎principal program manager for Azure Media Services, was a big fan of the “Choose Your Own Adventure” books growing up. And today, he’s seeing something sim... More

Content Company Keynotes to Cover Security, Metadata at July 25 M&E Day in NYC

Several studio and broadcast execs will be on hand July 25 at the Microsoft Media & Entertainment Day, at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) on Eighth Avenue in New York Cit... More

All Things Metadata Discussed July 25 at Metadata Madness East

The benefits of asset management for content, automation of workflows, data integration across business units, and the latest in consumer analytics will all be discussed July 25 at... More

AlterMedia’s Stoner: Studio Suite 12 is ‘Ground-Up Rebuild’ of Software

AlterMedia made several enhancements to its Studio Suite production and post-production studio management software solution that’s used for scheduling, inventory, and media asset... More

Salesforce’s Social Studio Joins YouTube Measurement Program

Social Studio, Salesforce’s social media measurement service, has been certified as a launch partner for YouTube’s Measurement Program, a new service that looks to verify the Y... More

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