The 2nd Screen Society was formed in 2012 to advance the creation, production and adoption of content, applications, devices and distribution systems within the greater 2nd Screen Engagement Ecosystem. It has focused its attention on facilitating API and web services between apps, Smart TVs, mobile devices and set top boxes, providing a social, seamless and stimulating consumer experience that harness the power of data and provide visibility and usage information to companies as content is created, marketed, delivered and archived.

Additionally, the Society’s Search/Discovery initiative has advanced the dialogue between video service providers, metadata provides and content creators to create a lean-back video discovery experience. The group is currently focusing on ways that data is furthering distribution and development through information obtained via IoT-enabled devices.

M&E Journal: Delivering A Showcase Entertainment Experience To Employees And Partners

Chuck Fontana, Okta - When we talk about innovation in M&E, it’s easy to focus on advancements in filmmaking technology and the home entertainment space. The strides the indu... 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: Managing Five States of Data for the M&E Market

Jeff Greenwald, HGST - All media companies, whether a post house, a game developer, an advertiser, a CDN, a movie studio or a broadcaster wrestle with data in five states: Data ... 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

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: ‘Better Call Saul’ Trivia, a ‘Genius’ Chatbot

Here’s a run-down of best-of-April second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • For the April 10 premiere of the... 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

Okta Touts Importance of Effective Mobile Security Solution for Companies

NEW YORK — “Mobility is critical” to all parts of our lives today and it’s become important to the success of companies as well, but using an effective mobile management so... 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

M&E Journal: The Move Toward Digitizing Back-Office Processes

By Darren Ehlers, Entertainment Partners - In terms of utilizing technology, production office progress has been painfully slow. Paper scripts, paper timecards, paper purchase ... More

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