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CES 2018: Dolby Touts Growing Industry Adoption; Cisco Spotlights Cloud, Security Innovations

LAS VEGAS – At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Jan. 9-12, Dolby is touting the growing industry adoption of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision that’s being broadly seen acr... More

CES 2018: CTA Expects Major Growth for AI in 2018

LAS VEGAS – Artificial intelligence will play an increasingly significant role in the technology sector in 2018 and beyond, expanding to new devices and applications even outside... More

Veritone Sponsors AI Exhibit During Its First CES

Cognitive analytics firm Veritone is coming out strong for its first-ever CES appearance. The Costa Mesa, Calif.-based company is the official sponsor of the 2018 CES Artificial... More

ISE, HGST Talk Storage Security at Content Protection Summit

Erik Weaver, global director of media and entertainment market development for Western Digital’s HGST, looks at the storage needs for the industry today, and sees some solutions ... More

Content Protection Summit: NexGuard’s Nakano Looks at Piracy’s Costs

Earlier this year, Nagra, the content protection sister company of watermarking specialist NexGuard, came up with an interesting figure around piracy: Take one out of four people p... More

Convergent Risks: Everything You Wanted to Know About GDPR (But Were Afraid to Ask)

The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) represents the biggest shakeup to European privacy laws in more than two decades, but it’s not just European media and entert... More

PwC Survey: Executives See Higher Cybersecurity Stakes

Executives around the world are getting better at acknowledging the risks posed by today’s cybersecurity threats, yet companies at large may still be unprepared to deal with them... More

Content Protection Experts: Owners Need to Improve Screener Process

It’s imperative for studios, networks, indie distributors and other organizations to make their content available to critics, and when sending out pre-release content to those re... More

Content Protection Summit Keynoter Tackles Modern Data Challenges

Victoria Espinel, president and CEO of BSA The Software Alliance, sees the software industry going through more than one major transformation today, one being that software compani... More

Vistex Manager: Simple Contract Management Tools are More Important Than Ever

As the number of non-traditional video content distribution platforms continue to expand, having a set of easy-to-use content and contracts management tools are more important than... More

Box CEO: More Customers Looking to ‘Retire’ Legacy Content Management Systems

Box continued to see momentum in new customer wins during its third quarter (ended Oct. 31) as the company expanded its artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) initi... More

Premiere Digital: Connecting the Dots for Content Owners

Since its start nearly a decade ago, Premiere Digital’s mission has been to simplify global media distribution for content owners, digital distributors and broadcasters large, sm... More

HPA Inducts New Class of Young Entertainment Professionals

When the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) launched the inaugural Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP) in 2016, the goal was simple: attract and mentor young peop... More

OpenText CEO: Company’s ‘On Track’ with Recent Acquisitions, Making AI Strides

OpenText is “on track” with its plans for the three key acquisitions that it made over the past eight months and is also making strides with its Magellan artificial intelligenc... More

HITS Fall: Azure, Sohonet Tout Benefits of Cloud Bursting, Remote, Real-Time Collaboration

As media and entertainment (M&E) companies increasingly turn to the cloud for their content distribution and storage needs, remote, real-time collaboration and cloud bursting are a... More

HITS Fall: LiveTiles Futurist Examines the Workplace of Tomorrow

LOS ANGELES — George Muir, futurist for digital workplace software firm LiveTiles, looks ahead to the not-so-distant future, and sees more than one dramatic change on the horizon... More

HITS Fall: Keynote Speaker Stresses Innovation That Disrupts

LOS ANGELES — Annie Jacobsen, a journalist, bestselling author, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, once had the opportunity to interview American physicist Charles Townes, the inventor... More

HITS Fall: AI, Machine Learning, and Learning How to Say ‘No’

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to machine learning and artificial intelligence and their impact on the future of jobs humans currently handle, Robert Brown, associate VP of the Cogn... More

So You’re Building Out Your Mobile Footprint …

By John Chapman, Cisco Fellow and CTO, Cisco's Cable Access Business As more and more cable service providers forge MVNO partnerships with mobile carriers, or build their own MN... 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