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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

LG Partners with Amazon, Dolby, Technicolor

LAS VEGAS -- LG Electronics partnered with Amazon, Dolby and Technicolor on some of the new appliances and 4K Ultra High-Def (UHD) TVs that it introduced at a Consumer Electronics ... More

AI to Have Strong Presence at CES

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is expected to have a far more significant presence at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas Jan. 5-8 than it did only a year ago as a large... More

MESA Members at CES 2017: VR, OTT, AI and More

The Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) will be well-represented at the 2017 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show, taking over Las Vegas Jan. 5-8. Here’s a look at... More

UHD Blu-ray Passes Key Sales Milestones, But Challenges Remain

With the Ultra High-Def (UHD) Blu-ray Disc format’s first year on the market coming to an end, the Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) reported that hardware and software sales passed... More

You.i TV: Creating Fans — and Customers — Across Screens

Privately held company You.i TV has had a straight-forward goal since day one: help media and entertainment companies create fans of content — and keep them — via a multi-scree... More

Technicolor, Turner Tout AWS Advantages at re:Invent 2016

Amazon Web Services (AWS) received plenty of praise from its media and entertainment partners at its annual re:Invent conference, but perhaps none as effuse as that from Turner. ... More

M&E Journal: What is Smart Content? (And why should you care?)

By Guy Finley, Executive Director, MESA From M&E Journal Winter 2014-15 What is Smart Content and why should you care? This was the opening comment I posed to a recent asse... More

Microsoft Azure: Helping Developers, IT Professionals Be Productive in the Cloud

Cloud services have become increasingly important tools for developers and IT professionals to be productive, and Microsoft Azure has become a major player in the sector by offerin... More


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