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.
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.
Formed in 2008, MESA (Media & Entertainment Services Alliance) represents 100+ companies that are enabling the biggest transformation of media & entertainment in history. MESA’s communities, events and media are a thought leadership voice throughout the M&E industry.
MESA communities include:
- Hollywood IT Society (HITS)
- Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA)
- Smart Content Council
- 2nd Screen Society (S3)
- Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH)
Together these groups include a curated network of content advisors and solutions providers who are accelerating the adoption of new systems and technologies in film, television and home entertainment. Thousands of thought leaders are engaged at any one of our 20+ industry events, meetings and conferences that address the fundamental business processes in: asset management, IT, supply chain, data and security.
MESA events include:
- Smart Content Summit
- Hollywood IT Summit: Spring and Fall
- HITS Broadcast IT Summit
- Metadata Madness
- Transforming Home Entertainment (THE) Summit
- 2nd Screen Summit
- Content Protection Summit
MESA’s media properties help spread the word to over 40,000 executives worldwide every day of the year. Our e-mail newsletters and print M&E Journal explore the latest content creation, production and distribution workflows.
MESA newsletters include:
- M&E Daily
- Smart Content News
- CDSA Cybersecurity News
- The HITS List
- TV [R]EV
In addition to regular e-mails and a robust use of social media platforms, MESA’s editorial team also publishes the entertainment industry’s premier thought leadership publication, the M&E Journal, which is published bi-annually.
For more information visit: www.MESAlliance.org