M&E Connections

MESA Members to Be Well-Represented at HPA Tech Retreat

Members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) will be out in force at the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) Tech Retreat, Feb. 19-23 in Palm Desert, Cali... More

CBS CEO: Company’s Expanding Direct-to-Consumer Streaming Service Offerings

CBS is so pleased with the performance of its current direct-to-consumer streaming services that it’s now readying the launches of CBS Sports HQ and “Entertainment Tonight” s... More

Cisco CEO: Company Sees Continued Growth Opportunity with Intent-Based Networking

Cisco continues to see customer acceptance of its intent-based networking solutions that use automation, network analytics and machine learning, and the company still sees a major ... More

M&E Journal: Employ a ‘Make Once/Use Any’ Strategy to Get the Most Out of Your Content

By Andy Hurt, SVP of Marketing and Business Development, Wazee Digital - In today’s world of M&E, an almost immeasurable amount of high-value content is being created every d... More

Case Study: How Signiant Technology Moves Media for the Winter Games

By Megan Cater, senior manager of digital content, Signiant - Since their inception, the Summer and Winter Games have endeavored to transcend linguistic and cultural difference... More

News Corp. CEO: Company’s Digital Growth Strategy Paid Off in Q2

As the growing shift from print to digital publications continued, News Corp.’s digital growth strategy paid off for the company in the first half of its fiscal year (ended Dec. ... More

Viacom CEO: Company’s New Streaming Service to ‘Complement’ Existing OTT Services

The new direct-to-consumer (D2C) streaming video service that Viacom plans to launch before the end of the company’s current fiscal year is designed to serve as a “complement p... More

Cognizant CEO: Company Benefited Again from Shift to Digital Services in Q4

Cognizant Technology Solutions once again saw growth in digital-related revenue during the fourth quarter (ended Dec. 31) as the company continued its shift to digital services and... More

Analyst: ‘Too Early’ to Gauge Impact of New ESPN Streaming Service for Disney

Disney CEO Robert Iger on Feb. 6 provided more details about the new ESPN direct-to-consumer app that will be launching this spring — including the fact that the streaming servic... More

Ooyala Exec: AI, Blockchain, Metadata to Become Increasingly Significant for Video Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI), blockchain technology, metadata and -- despite ongoing challenges -- virtual reality (VR) are going to play increasingly significant roles in the vide... More

Amazon CFO: Company to Continue AWS, Alexa, Streaming Video Investments

Amazon will continue to make major investments in its Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alexa and streaming video businesses after continuing to make strides on each of them in the fourth... More

DXC, HBR Report: Companies Still Need to Make Major Changes to Succeed in Digital Economy

Companies must be open to making significant changes to their organizations in order to succeed in the digital economy because pressures from digital technology disruption are expe... More

Microsoft’s Azure Revenue Doubles in Q2

Strong performance in Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing and Xbox video game businesses helped boost the company’s revenue in the second quarter (ended Dec. 31), according to CE... More

OpenText CEO: Magellan AI Platform a Q2 Highlight

OpenText continued to make significant strides with its Magellan artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics platform in the second quarter (ended Dec. 31), according to CEO and CTO... More

Vubiquity Acquired by Amdocs for $224 Million

Content services and technology solutions company Vubiquity has been acquired by media and entertainment software and services provider Amdocs, the companies announced Jan. 30, wit... More

IBM: Increased Use of AI Expected to Be Among Top Streaming Video Trends of 2018

Many streaming video companies have been looking to artificial intelligence (AI) as one way to address the changing needs of their audiences, and that is a trend expected to contin... More

VR Storytelling Beguiles Sundance with New Breakthroughs (CNET)

Sundance is over, but the virtual-reality projects that debuted there are just getting started. The Sundance Film Festival, which wrapped up Sunday in Park City, Utah, has evol... More

PwC: AI Likely to Impact Media, Telecom Deals in 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies will likely play a role in deals made in the media and telecom sector in 2018, according to PwC. That’s one of th... More

Dolby CEO: Company’s ‘Off to a Strong Start’ in 2018 Behind Continued Atmos, Vision Momentum

Strong momentum for Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision have continued into 2018 and played a key role in the stronger revenue Dolby was able to report Jan. 24 for the first quarter (ende... More

Sundance Institute Looks to Western Digital

With the 2018 Sundance Film Festival winding down, data storage firm Western Digital is celebrating a major success. That’s because the Sundance Institute has begun using West... More