All posts by Jeff Berman

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

NAB Show New York 2017: Sony Touts New Cameras, Caringo Spotlights Reach Integration

NEW YORK — Sony, Caringo and IBM’s Aspera division were among the many members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) that showcased their latest products and se... More

IBM CFO: Company Made Strides in Blockchain, Cloud, Security in Q3 (MESA)

IBM continued to make strides with its blockchain and other cloud initiatives, as well as with its cybersecurity business, in the third quarter (ended Sept. 30), according to CFO M... More

NAB Show NY 2017: G-Tech Touts G-DRIVE Mobile; Verizon Spotlights Volicon Enhancements

NEW YORK — Several members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) showcased their latest products and services at NAB Show New York Oct. 18-19 at Jacob Javits Conv... More

Netflix CFO: Pricing to Grow ‘Slowly and Steadily Over Time,’ Along with Value

Netflix intends to continue increasing the pricing of its streaming service, but the company is in no hurry to do so on a regular basis – only when it’s able to increase the va... More

Box CEO: Industry’s Facing New Challenges All the Time, On Multiple Fronts

The media industry and enterprise organizations across multiple sectors continue to face new challenges all the time as they continue to embrace the digital age and new technologie... 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

Caringo Product Manager: Not All Storage Solutions Created Equal

There are many vendors selling on-premises, hybrid and cloud-only storage solutions, of course. But not all of them are created equal and different organizations have different sto... More

IBM Exec: Company Helped Mediacorp Overcome Challenging Digital Transformation

IBM helped Singapore media company Mediacorp overcome a challenging digital transformation and set up a new production system using Aspera Orchestrator software, according to Steve... More

Adobe Enhances Advertising Cloud Platform with New Connected TV Capabilities

Adobe enhanced its Advertising Cloud platform by adding several new connected TV (CTV) capabilities that are designed to help advertisers better understand and engage audiences, ac... More

Oracle’s Ellison: Company’s Autonomous Database Gives it Edge Over AI Rivals

Several companies, including Google, have all invested heavily in artificial intelligence (AI), just like Oracle. But one huge differentiating factor that separates Oracle from its... More

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

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

TiVo Exec: Metadata Can Help Overcome Major ‘Pain Point’ Around TV Sports

Rich, real-time sports metadata can be used to overcome a challenge that continues to face sports on TV — whether it’s live sports events airing via traditional linear TV or ev... More

Oracle Introduces First Autonomous Database Cloud, AI and Blockchain Cloud Services

Oracle used its OpenWorld conference that kicked off in San Francisco Oct. 1 to introduce the industry’s first autonomous database cloud, as well as expanded artificial intellige... More

IMAX CFO: Company Still Confident on VR Tests, But Results ‘Disappointing’ for ‘Inhumans’

IMAX remains upbeat about the ongoing testing of virtual reality (VR) at its pilot VR Experience Centres, but the same can’t be said of initial results for the TV show “Marvel... More

Media Industry Execs: OTT Space Remains ‘The Wild West’

NEW YORK — The over-the-top (OTT) television sector remains fraught with challenges for networks, advertisers and consumers, according to media industry executives who spoke Sept... More

Accenture CEO: Continued Strength in ‘New’ Businesses Provided Company with Q4 Lift

Accenture again saw strong demand for digital, cloud and security-related services in its fourth quarter (ended Aug. 31), and those businesses – which the company refers to as ... More

M&E Industry Execs: Future of Television Promising, But Expect More Cord-Cutting

NEW YORK — The future of TV is promising, but we can expect cord-cutting and cord-shaving to only grow as non-traditional platforms continue to gain popularity with viewers, acco... More