HITS Exclusives

M&E Journal: Addressing Avails Challenges and Solutions in the World of Digital Delivery

Michael Kadenacy, My Eye Media - The concept behind content avails has always been simple: give digital retailers precise data regarding when a video is available to run, where... More

Adobe Unveils ‘Experience Cloud,’ Announces Joint Microsoft Solutions

Adobe kicked off its Summit 2017 event March 21 with a slew of announcements, including the launch of a new cloud-based services offering and a series of joint enterprise solutions... More

M&E Journal: Compliance in Cinema

By Joel Sloss, Microsoft - If an authentic Picasso was stolen off your wall, would you care? If you had hand-restored a classic car from the frame up and a tree fell on it, wou... More

Adobe Marks 25 Years of Premiere

Adobe is celebrating a quarter century of its editing software Premiere this year, and to mark the occasion, the company is launching “Make the Cut,” a global editing competiti... More

Crawford Media Services Ups Storage Game

Atlanta-based Crawford Media Services has upped its storage game of late, adding the capacity to hold an initial 1.2 petabytes of archived assets from clients who are moving their ... More

MarkLogic on Smart Production, AWS Tackles AI at Smart Content Summit West

At the March 9 Smart Content Summit West event in Los Angeles, executives from MarkLogic will look at the benefits of using a data hub for film and TV production; an expert with Am... More

Viacom Execs: ‘Data Democratization’ is Important for Better Decision-Making

NEW YORK — The “democratization” of data is important today for better decision-making in the entertainment industry, according to Viacom data strategy executives. To help... More

Aspera Files Gets Upgraded, Adds Customers

Several components of Aspera Files Software as a Service (SaaS) offering have been upgraded, and the IBM-owned company has announced a handful of new customers for the cloud-based ... More

M&E Journal: A Cloud-Based Digital Supply Chain: Not Just About Capacity

Andy Shenkler, Sony DADC New Media Solutions - The list of options in today’s world is seemingly endless with tools such as social sharing, instantaneous commenting, photo fi... More

Verizon Digital Media Services Launches ‘The Smarts’ Video Promotion

One-to-one session management has long been an integral part of Verizon Digital Media Services’ (VDMS) end-to-end digital platform offering. And Smartplay, the company’s latest... More

Munson: Availability of Aspera High-Speed Transfer Service Expands

Availability of the Aspera High-Speed Transfer Service (ATS) that the IBM division introduced last year has been expanding since launching on Amazon Web Services in late November, ... More

Crawford Media: Adapting to the Digital Age

In an industry where content is king, managing the fluid/variable content types is critical. With a constant awareness on evolving technologies, longtime industry staple Crawford M... More

M&E Journal: You Play It, You Pay For It

By Tony Rodriguez, Digimarc - Copyright: The primary form of protection that empowers and safeguards artistic creativity. Creators of “original works of authorship” are pro... More

M&E Journal: Ultra HD Blu-ray Brings Forth Ultra-Workflow Challenges

Bhanu Srikanth, Giant Interactive - Ultra HD Blu-ray is technically an extension of Blu-ray from a standardization perspective, but it has necessitated extraordinary changes in ... More

2nd Screen Society Launches Smart Screen News

LOS ANGELES — The 2nd Screen Society, a five-year-old trade organization for the media and entertainment industry focused on advancing data collection and content consumption on ... More

New Regency, MarkLogic to Take on Data in Production Workflows

On Feb. 1, Lulu Zezza, physical production executive for New Regency Productions, Matt Turner, CTO of media and entertainment for MarkLogic, and Guy Finley, executive director of t... More

Oracle Enhances Cloud Platform, Expands to Three New Regions

Oracle used its CloudWorld conference in New York Jan. 17 to announce new enhancements to the Oracle Cloud Platform and the expansion of its cloud services to three new regions ove... More

MESA’s Winter ‘M&E Journal’ Goes Live

The winter edition of the “M&E Journal,” published by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), and geared toward senior media and entertainment executives who overse... More

Qumulo Prasied for ‘La La Land’ Work

Data-aware scale-out network-attached storage (NAS) company Qumulo is marking a behind-the-scenes win for the hit film “La La Land,” with boutique visual effects studio Crafty ... More

CTA’s DuBravac: VR Off to Promising Start

LAS VEGAS – The virtual reality (VR) market if off to a promising start, despite what some naysayers have claimed in recent weeks, Shawn DuBravac, chief economist at the Consumer... More


  • Verizon Teams with SES on Ultra HD Trial (MCN)Adding a key MVPD to its 4K test group, SES S.A. s more...

  • Salesforce Looks for a Future Beyond its Walls with Rising VC Investments, Acquisitions (VentureBeat)When it comes to investments and acquisitions, Sal more...

  • Sources: AMC Plans Ad-Free Streaming Service for Cable Subscribers (Reuters)AMC Networks Inc, whose shows include "The Walking more...

  • 3 Major Issues Facing the Movie Business (Variety)Last year, the talk at CinemaCon was all about Scr more...

  • New Hollywood Panic and Pressure Over Rival Premium VOD Plans (THR)This year's edition of CinemaCon could hold plenty more...

  • Can Hulu Reprogram the Way We Watch TV?  (Fast Company)Picture this: You’re out to dinner with your in- more...

  • Millennials Aren’t Watching TV – At Least Until They’re Older (Newsweek)Millennials aren't watching television nearly as m more...

  • Accenture Buys OCTO Technology to Boost Digital Transformation Services (CMS Wire)Accenture announced it has bought Paris-based OCTO more...

  • Report: Online Reviews Impact Purchasing Decisions for Over 93% of Consumers (The Drum)With 60% of consumers looking at online reviews at more...

  • Amazon’s Ambitions Unboxed: Stores for Furniture, Appliances and More (NY Times)For years, retailers have been haunted by the thou more...

  • The Disc at 20: Packaged Media Resonates in a Digital Age (HMM)In an era of digital distribution and streaming vi more...

  • GameStop Closures: Is This the End of Brick-and-Mortar Video Game Shops? (CSMonitor)Gamers no longer have to look far or travel wide f more...