Film/TV

Dolby Cinema at AMC Opens Its 100th Location (MESA)

Dolby Cinema at AMC, the total cinema experience, is now available to more movie-going fans than ever, as AMC Theatres and Dolby celebrate the 100th Dolby Cinema at AMC location op... More

Colorist Sam Daley Joins Deluxe New York (Variety)

Deluxe New York has tapped Sam Daley as senior colorist to lead final color finishing for feature films and television. Daley’s feature credits include “The Florida Project” ... More

Dolby to Receive American Cinematheque Exhibition Honor (Deadline)

The American Cinematheque said today that Dolby Laboratories will receive the organization’s 2018 Sid Grauman Award, an honor bestowed for achievements in motion picture exhibiti... More

TiVo Report Sees New TV Data Shaking Up Measurement (B&C)

TV measurement is going through big changes, according to a new whitepaper from TiVo. After years of audience estimates being based on small samples or panels of viewer, big dat... More

ESPN Adds Fights to UFC TV Rights Deal, Reaching $1.5 Billion Value (Variety)

ESPN is doubling down on UFC, the mixed martial arts league the Disney-owned sports behemoth secured its first TV rights deal in April. Sources familiar with negotiations say ESPN ... More

Technicolor Speeds Up Movie Production with Excelero NVMe Flash (CW)

Technicolor has gone live with 160TB of Excelero NVMe flash-based storage in a move that has allowed it to hugely boost performance in movie production processes. Technicolor is... More

Fox Sports Pulling Out All the Technology Stops for the FIFA World Cup (Forbes)

The network will broadcast on television and digital from a special studio from Red Square in Moscow. Four shows – FIFA World Cup Today, FIFA World Cup Live, FIFA World Cup Tonig... More

Six-Second Video Ads Explode In Popularity (MediaPost)

Six-second video ads are on the rise in a big way. The number of vendors running this ad format is up 300% compared to the same quarter last year, according to Extreme Reach’s Q1... More

How Far Can Amazon Reach Into Pay TV? (FierceCable)

As it does with retail, grocery stores and subscription VOD, Amazon looms large over the pay TV business. It’s becoming clearer that Amazon could even further extend its reach in... More

iQiyi Launches Offline On-Demand Movie Cinemas in China (The Drum)

iQiyi has launched an offline on-demand movie theatre, Yuke, in a bid to showcase the content and convenience of the online entertainment platform. iQiyi has opened the first Yuke ... More

Fox Adding WWE Smackdown to Lineup of Live Sports (B&C)

After making a stunning bid, Fox has pinned down the rights to air the WWE’s SmackDown series starting in the fall of 2019. 21 Century Fox has agreed to sell most of its televisi... More

Could VR and 360 Video Change the Way We Watch TV? (Gigabit)

Earlier in the year, the BBC announced plans to produce its first ever virtual reality documentary series. The two-part series, which follows BBC Africa Correspondent Alastair Leit... More

Ooyala Analyst: Royal Wedding, FA Cup Could Be a ‘Last Hurrah’ for Traditional Broadcasters (TVB Europe)

Tomorrow's double header of both the Royal Wedding and FA CUP final could be the last time traditional linear broadcasters attract huge audiences according to one analyst. Jim O'Ne... More

FA Cup Final 2018: BT Sport Adds Dolby Atmos, VR, Extends HD HDR Mobile Trial (SVG)

BT Sport will broadcast the 2018 FA Cup final live in 4K with Dolby Atmos sound, and make 360-degree highlights of the game available online, as it uses its position as host broadc... More

Hollywood Stakeholders Analyze Potential of HDR, LED Cinema Screens (THR)

With its blacker blacks and whiter whites, high dynamic range is viewed by many in Hollywood as an imaging feature that could create a noticeable difference in the cinema. Studios ... More

Hulu Brings Live TV Guide, Vertical Video Player to Mobile Apps (Variety)

Hulu is getting ready to tweak its mobile apps to put a bigger emphasis on live TV viewing: The company is set to launch new versions of its iOS and Android apps next week that wil... More

Report: ‘Second Screening’ While Watching TV Increases Ad Effectiveness (TVB Europe)

Viewers are much more likely to follow up on a TV advert when simultaneously using their phone or tablet. This is according to new research, dispelling one of advertising’s bigge... More

Fox Sports to Use 5G to Deliver 4K HDR US Open Golf Coverage to DirectTV Customers (Forbes)

Between June 14 and June 17, most of the world’s elite golfers will converge on Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island to take part in the 118th US Open Championship. This yea... More

CBS Taps Nielsen Gracenote ACR for Smart TV Dynamic Ad Insertion (MediaPost)

Moving further toward the addressable TV advertising world, CBS Corp. and Nielsen say they will work together to deliver Dynamic Ad Insertion (DAI) for marketers for live, linear n... More

Verizon Names Los Angeles as 5G City (FierceWireless)

Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam told CNBC that the carrier plans to bring 5G to Los Angeles this year, and he highlighted the important role that city governments are playing in helping ... More