M&E Connections

Dolby Cinema Heads to the Middle East

Dolby Cinema — the next-generation theatrical experience that combines Dolby Atmos surround sound and the Dolby Vision laser projection system — is expanding to the Middle East... More

GameStop Execs: Nintendo Switch Supplies Not Meeting Consumer Demand

GameStop is seeing strong initial demand for the new Nintendo Switch hybrid video game console and portable system, but supplies are still not meeting demand and likely won’t be ... More

Strong Cloud Services Adoption, Retention Gives Adobe a Q1 Boost

Strong Creative Cloud and Document Cloud adoption and retention drove Adobe’s digital media revenue, boosting its overall results for the first quarter (ended March 3), according... More

Evolution Digital Signs TiVo Certified Guide Renewal for eGUIDE

Evolution Digital has signed a certified guide renewal agreement with TiVo to deploy eGUIDE, a newly-designed interactive program guide (IPG). eGUIDE, powered by TiVo metadata, wil... More

Aspera Touts Latest Enhancements to Orchestrator

Several enhancements have been made to Aspera’s Orchestrator web-based application and software development kit (SDK) platform already this year, and additional enhancements are ... More

Salesforce Exec: Company Sees More Opportunities from Digital Commerce, AI

Salesforce continues to see major new opportunities from the digital commerce market and from its Einstein artificial intelligence (AI) platform, according to John Cummings, its SV... More

Avails, Ratings and Digital Retail: A Metadata Standards Update

LOS ANGELES — To open up the annual Metadata Madness luncheon March 9 at the Smart Content Summit West event, Philip Hodgetts, metadata guru and president of metadata firm Lumber... More

Sony’s ‘Passengers’ Marks VR First for Studio

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — For the first commercial endeavor of Sony Pictures VR, the sci-fi space adventure “Passengers” was a perfect fit, with the virtual reality arm of the ... More

Nintendo Switch Demand Strong in First Week

Initial demand for the Nintendo Switch hybrid home video game console and portable system has been strong since its global launch March 3, and supplies were still spotty at U.S. re... More

Sling TV Expands Cloud DVR to Amazon Fire Devices; Apple TV Up Next

After launching Cloud DVR exclusively on Roku devices late last year, Dish Network’s Sling TV has now expanded availability of the service to consumers using Amazon Fire TVs, Fir... More

Teradata Introduces Open Source Kylo Software Platform

As part of its ongoing open source software strategy, Teradata has introduced Kylo, a data lake management software platform that the company says will help users quickly build and... More

Salesforce Exec: AI Pact with IBM Will Help Enhance Customer Engagement

The artificial intelligence (AI) partnership announced by Salesforce and IBM March 6 — combining the companies’ respective AI platforms, IBM Watson and Salesforce Einstein — ... More

Viacom CEO: OTT Could Be Greater Driver of Pay TV Penetration Outside the U.S.

The increasing number of over-the-top (OTT) “skinny bundles” stand a greater chance of boosting pay TV penetration outside the U.S. than inside the country, according to new Vi... More

IMAX CEO: Strong Content Will Decide VR Winners

It may still be the early days for virtual reality (VR) and it remains to be seen who the big winners will be in the space, but the creation of strong content will go a long way to... More

M&E Journal: Implementation Challenges, Opportunities in Forensic Watermarking

Rajan Samtani, Graham Oakes — Media Science International Digital content capture and distribution technologies have evolved at a rapid pace as evidenced by the recent push by... More

M&E Journal: The Growing Necessity For Cross-Screen Technology

By Stephanie Gaines, YuMe - As NBC has shared, the network sold $1 billion in ads for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, a combined total that includes national broadcast, ... More

Viacom Execs: ‘Data Democratization’ is Important for Better Decision-Making

NEW YORK — The “democratization” of data is important today for better decision-making in the entertainment industry, according to Viacom data strategy executives. To help... More

TiVo Exec: Company’s Bullish on Open Standard Audio Watermark

NEW YORK — An open standard audio watermark would be a positive for TiVo and the entertainment industry as a whole, according to Scott Maddux, VP of business development at TiVo.... More

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Inks Deals with Tata Communications, AT&T

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) used the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona to announce a pair of partnerships, one with Tata Communications for cellular IoT connectivity ser... More

IMAX CEO: Company Encouraged by Results of First VR Centre

IMAX is encouraged by the early results of its first Virtual Reality (VR) Centre, in Los Angeles, which attracted more than 7,000 attendees since opening Jan. 6, according to compa... More



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