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
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.
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
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
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
Evolution Digital today announced the launch of a new app-based streaming video service, eVUE-NOW!, for cable and telecommunications operators across the U.S., enabling the deliver... More
The premiere of the new TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” provided a huge lift for CBS All Access streaming subscriptions, according to the network. The show “broke a new rec... More
When New York-based Mediamorph first got off the ground in 2007, the company’s goal was straight-forward: meet the increasingly global content tracking needs of content providers... More
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
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