Founded in 1970, the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) is the worldwide forum advocating the innovative and responsible delivery and storage of entertainment, software, and information content. For over ten years content service providers have agreed to undergo site audits by CDSA’s industry experts to benchmark their preparedness in content protection and security. Today, the world’s leading motion picture, home video, music, software and games companies recognize and reward CDSA accredited sites for their commitment to protecting their content.
About Smart Content:
Smart Content is a new term that applies to what we used to call the “digital” supply chain and how machines/data/artificial intelligence will impact business processes moving forward.
Smart Content is technology and data integrated into the content itself.
It’s how data, metadata and identifiers are being embedded; how tracking and recognition software are being written and coded; howstorage and archives are using new tools to become auto-recognized, logged and classified; and how our industry will utilize and store the tremendous amount of user feedback, once our media & entertainment products have been delivered into the consumer’s devices/living rooms/ ecosystems. Smart Content enables companies to leverage new content intelligence tools to streamline their productions and supply chains, while gaining unprecedented marketing data and analytics about how their content is being consumed.
The Smart Content Council meets regularly to share best practices, evaluate emerging technologies and collaborate to accelerate the pace of transformation in our industry.
The Hollywood IT Society (HITS) is a community of IT technologists representing the Hollywood studios, independent content creators and their supporting information technology partners. HITS embraces the entire entertainment industry consisting of movie studios, TV networks and home entertainment divisions, video game publishers and music labels.
HITS is a year-round series of industry events, initiatives and meetings supporting all Hollywood studios, content creators and their service provider partners. The Society – the professional organization behind the annual Summits – is at the forefront of emerging developments in smart content, digital supply chain, content protection and next-gen entertainment experiences.
Managed by Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), HITS has expanded its ranks to include offices and operations in Hollywood, New York and London. HITS produces both the Spring and Fall Hollywood IT Summits in Los Angeles, the Broadcast IT Summit in New York City and contributes thought leadership to the conferences and events across all of MESA’s communities.