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How the Media Biz is Embracing Blockchain Technology (Variety)

Outside of the ICO-fueled blockchain startup mania, big media companies are also looking into the technology. In addition to investing in blockchain startups via its VC arm, Comcas... More

Data & Analytics Summit Comes to L.A. April 3; Discount for MESA Members (MESA)

The 2018 XLIVE Data & Analytics Summit comes to Los Angeles April 3-4, featuring a host of live event producers, expert data and analytics executives, sports executives, entertainm... More

NAB 2018: Prime Focus Technologies, Microsoft Partner to Lead the Media, Entertainment Industry to the Cloud (MESA)

Prime Focus Technologies has partnered with Microsoft to further strengthen its flagship CLEARTM Hybrid Cloud-enabled Media ERP Suite. CLEAR handles 1.5 M hours of content, and its... More

Stream Nation: U.S. Consumers Spend $2 Billion Monthly on Streaming Video Services (Variety)

Americans are watching more streaming video than ever — and they now pay an estimated $2 billion each month on subscription-video services like Netflix, Hulu and Amazon. That... More

Ooyala Finds More People Than Ever Click ‘Play’ for Mobile Video, Reaching 60% of All Views Globally (SSN)

Mobile video plays topped 60% globally for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2017 -- garnering a 60.3% share of all video starts – per Ooyala’s newly released Q4 2017 Glo... More

Facebook is Testing Ways to Compensate Video Creators to Cut Into YouTube’s Dominance (Los Angeles Times)

If you're a die-hard fan of a Facebook video creator, the social network may soon give you a way to pay for exclusive content and award you with a digital badge to declare your fan... More

Facebook Talking with News Outlets About Creating Daily Videos for Facebook Watch (CNBC)

The company is currently in talks with 10 major news outlets about producing roughly 3-minute videos that would live in the Watch tab and could also appear in the main News Feed, a... More

Study: 20% of U.S. Broadband Homes Use Antenna for TV (MCN)

In findings that highlight the growing cord-cutting trend, Parks Associates said that about 20% of U.S. broadband homes used digital, over-the-air antennas to access live TV near t... More

Scaeva Technologies CEO Discusses the Importance of Protection (Mix Magazine)

Scaeva Technologies has come up with a process whereby all digital content will be created in an encrypted form, with encryption and decryption capabilities built into the DAW, as ... More

Report: U.S. Broadband Sub Adds Slow to 2.1M in 2017 (MCN)

With the pace of broadband subscribers slowing, the top 14 U.S. cable operators and telcos, representing 95% of the market, acquired about 2.1 million net high-speed internet custo... More

Netflix Executives on Theme Parks, VR, Smart Speakers, More (Variety)

Netflix is known to embrace cutting-edge technology. The company not only single-handedly introduced consumers to paid subscription video streaming, it was also one of the first of... More

Fandango Joins Disney-Owned Movies Anywhere (Variety)

Fandango’s FandangoNow video-on-demand service is the fifth online retailer to throw in with Movies Anywhere, the digital movie-collection service owned by Disney. Under the d... More

Why Subscription Sports Sites Have Scored Early Wins (Digiday)

As publishers cast about for reader revenue in a tough digital ad market, many are finding that local sports coverage, which attracts especially passionate, engaged readers, is a g... More

What Google Does for Car Traffic, NeuLion Does for Video Traffic (NeuLion Blog)

Digital video is a rapidly growing market, expected to reach more than $100 billion by the year 2020. As industry leaders such as Netflix and YouTube take advantage of this on a la... More

Technicolor’s Marc Rachlin: How to Leverage Logistics Resources to Meet Demand for Direct to Consumer Delivery (MESA)

In a podcast interview, Marc Rachlin, VP of National Operations with Technicolor's Home Entertainment Services division, explains how Technicolor is ideally placed to provide these... More

Hulu’s Interactive Ad Lets Viewers Buy Movie Tickets With a Remote (Variety)

Subscribers to Hulu sometimes use the streaming-video site to watch movies. Now they can use certain ads on the service to buy movie tickets. You might call it a commercial inte... More

Cord-Cutting Accelerates, Top Pay-TV Operators Lost Nearly 1.5 Million Subscribers in 2017 (VideoNuze)

The top 13 pay-TV operators in the U.S., which represent around 95% of the total market, lost nearly 1.5 million subscribers in 2017, double 2016’s loss of 760K subscribers, acco... More

Netflix’s Secrets to Success: Six Cell Towers, Dubbing, More (Variety)

This week, Netflix invited journalists from around the world to its offices in Hollywood and Los Gatos, Calif., to shine the spotlight on some of its work. The Netflix button is... More

Why Companies and Countries are Battling for Ascendancy in 5G (New York Times)

Being at the forefront of a new technology often provides a strategic advantage. That helps explain why there is so much scrapping now by companies and countries over a next wave o... More

5G’s Secret Weapon Will Be Low Latency, Empowering Next-Gen VR, Gaming (VentureaBeat)

As the 2018 Mobile World Congress wound down this week, next-generation 5G wireless technology was clearly the show’s biggest story, promising dramatically faster data speeds. Bu... More