Veteran Colorist Jean-Clement Soret Expands His Role at Technicolor (THR)

Veteran colorist Jean-Clement Soret has been named supervising digital intermediate colorist at Technicolor Post in London. He will work in this new role, on features and TV, in ad... More

How Mobile Phones Are Giving Hollywood a Better Understanding of Its Audiences (Variety)

For years, studios have operated with only a vague understanding of who’s buying tickets to their films even as their leadership has publicly claimed to have an indelible connect... More

NAB Show 2018: Prime Focus Technologies to Launch CLEAR Digital Lab (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies will launch its innovative CLEAR Digital Lab at the upcoming NAB show on April 9. CLEAR Digital Lab automates the content supply chain, connects the produc... More

NAB Show 2018: ZOO Digital to Release Digital Distribution Planner for TV, Movie Content (MESA)

ZOO Digital is set to release a scenario planner for digital TV and movie distribution at NAB 2018. The planner will be made available to content owners who wish to prepare for wor... More

NAGRA’s NexGuard Watermarking Passes ChinaDRM Certification (CDSA)

NAGRA announced today that its NexGuard watermarking technology has been certified by the ChinaDRM Lab, the standards body that oversees digital rights management in China. The Chi... More

Analyst: Amazon Will be ‘Major Disruptive Force’ to Live Sports Rights (CNBC)

Amazon and Facebook are likely to become major players in the battle for sports rights thanks to their large audiences and deep pockets, according to an analyst. Daniel Ives, he... More

SXSW: Apple’s Eddy Cue Talks Going ‘All In’ on Original Programming (THR)

Although much has been made of Facebook and Google's efforts to build news products, Apple News has quickly become a powerful distribution tool for publishers. Cue revealed on stag... More

Fox’s Two-Minutes-Per-Hour Ad Plan: The TV Times They are A-Changin’ (MediaPost)

TV today is an anything-goes world, and it appears to be what audiences want. And to the extent that commercial breaks four times an hour (or more) are increasingly incompatible wi... More

SXSW Comedy Festival Becoming Film, TV Launchpad (THR)

It may not have the brand recognition of Montreal's Just For Laughs or the local chops of Moontower Comedy Festival, another Austin event, but SXSW Comedy has become known for its ... More

‘Make TV More Like Digital TV’: Networks are Removing Clutter to Improve TV Viewing (Digiday)

Digital platforms are behind the growing trend in the TV industry to reduce commercial time. Fox Networks Group said it wants to cut advertising on its networks to two minutes p... More

Avid Upgrades MTV3’s News Production Infrastructure (MESA)

Avid today announced that Finland’s leading commercial TV network, MTV3, has rolled out Avid’s story-centric news workflow powered by Avid MediaCentral to create and deliver a ... More

Technicolor PostWorks Helps Send 10 Films to SXSW (MESA)

Continuing its support for innovative and emerging filmmakers, Technicolor PostWorks New York provided post-production services for 10 films screening at this month’s SXSW Film F... More

Broadpeak Integrates NAGRA NexGuard Watermarking to Combat Video Streaming Piracy (SCN)

Broadpeak announced the integration of NAGRA NexGuard watermarking on Broadpeak's BkS400 caching server to protect live and VOD content on every screen, providing a session-based w... More

Avid Editors Sweep the Oscars at the 90th Annual Academy Awards (MESA)

Numerous films recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the world’s most celebrated film awards ceremony were created using Avid’s creative tools and wo... More

Analyst: Virtual MVPDs Growing ‘Like Weeds’ (MCN)

The five largest virtual MVPDs ended 2017 with about 4.6 million subscribers to the detriment to traditional pay TV, but the OTT TV business remains a “lousy” one, MoffettNatha... More

MediaSilo, Wiredrive Rebrand as SHIFT

In February 2017, video sharing tech company MediaSilo and file-sharing platform firm Wiredrive merged, creating one of the largest video collaboration SaaS providers in the busine... More

Avid Celebrates Its Customers’ Successes at BAFTA Film Awards (MESA)

Avid congratulates its customers who received awards at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Awards. Avid’s industry-leading creative tools, Media Compo... More

MPAA Chief Touts Euro Partnerships, Blasts Digital Single Market Plans, Piracy (Deadline)

Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Chairman and CEO Charles Rivkin touched down in Berlin to highlight the partnerships between U.S. film studios and European partners an... More

Advertisers Tuning Out TV in Sign of Trouble for Media Companies (Bloomberg)

Advertisers may be leaving TV for good. Television-advertising sales in the U.S. fell 7.8 percent to $61.8 billion last year, the steepest drop outside of a recession in at leas... More

5G is Making its Global Debut at Olympics, and it’s Wicked Fast (Bloomberg)

The first to experience the future of wireless technology, well before most humans, will be South Korea’s wild boars. That’s because 5G, the fifth-generation wireless network, ... More