M&E Connections

M&E Journal: The Power of Engines to Drive Entertainment App Development

By Jason Flick, CEO, You.i TV - “I never wanted to spend all of my time managing app development, but that’s the bulk of my day right now.” That’s a direct quote from... More

M&E Journal: Digital Workflows: Transforming Multimedia Production

By Anil Ganjoo, EVP, HCL America, Inc. - The heightened demand for enhanced digital experiences is pushing M&E enterprises to adopt intelligent operational models—that can en... More

IBC 2017: Avid Debuts New Azure Offerings; Signiant Shows Off Fortium, GrayMeta Partnerships

Among all the companies that unveiled new solutions at IBC 2017, perhaps none made as much early noise as media tech provider Avid. In “its largest-ever set of launches at an ... More

Oracle’s Ellison: Company to Tout New, Machine Learning-Based Database

Oracle is preparing to unveil its next-generation, machine learning-based cloud database at its annual OpenWorld conference Oct. 1 in San Francisco, the company reported Sept. 14. ... More

M&E Journal: EIDR ID Round Trip Validates Vision of Unique Identifiers

By Jason Peña and Don Dulchinos, Entertainment Identifier Registry - EIDR first emerged as an organizing factor within the title management systems of the major Hollywood stud... More

Adobe Touts New VR Features at IBC

On the eve of IBC in Amsterdam Sept. 13, Adobe introduced new virtual reality (VR)/360-degree video, collaboration and other features for Creative Cloud, many of which it said were... More

Viacom CEO: U.S. Pay TV Market Still Desperately Needs Sub-$40 OTT Bundle

The U.S. TV market continues to desperately need a skinny over-the-top (OTT) TV bundle priced under $40, according to company CEO Robert Bakish. The market is still “in a tran... More

Analyst: Disney’s Plans for Marvel, ‘Star Wars’ a ‘Big Deal’ But ‘Not a Big Shock’

The disclosure by Disney CEO Robert Iger that his company will be including its Marvel and “Star Wars” movies on its coming direct-to-consumer streaming service was significant... More

Avid Exec: College Partnerships Continue to Grow

Recently, Avid Technology marked a milestone, passing the 25 mark when it comes to college sports programs, across both the U.S and Canada, who use the company’s tools and workfl... More

Cognizant Exec: Company Continues to Benefit from Digital Transformation

Cognizant continues to benefit from the ongoing digital transformation that includes cloud computing and artificial intelligence, according to Prasad Chintamaneni, president of Glo... More

Cast & Crew Taps Berkley as President

Tech-enabled payroll, accounting and production management solutions provider Cast & Crew has named John Berkley as its president, a newly formed role that sees the veteran tec... More

Data Scientist: Companies Should Start Their AI ‘Journey’ Now

The advantages for companies to use artificial intelligence (AI) to analyze all their data are many, and they should get prepared and start developing an AI strategy now, because i... More

Box CEO: Company to Continue Adding AI, Machine Learning Capabilities to Platform

Box will continue to add artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to its cloud content management platform in the months to come after recently introducing im... More

Returning to ‘Business-as-Usual’ After a Digital Leak

By Peter Worrall, marketing and research director, Fortium Technologies - A recent spate of high profile hacks of digital film and television content has focused attention on th... More

IBM Launches Watson Media at 2017 U.S. Open Tennis Championships

IBM today announced it is launching IBM Watson Media, a new suite of AI-powered solutions on the IBM Cloud that analyze images, video, language, sentiment and tone, at the US Open.... More

Caringo Offers 100 TB Swarm Object Storage License to M&E Firms

Scale-out cloud and object storage platform firm Caringo Aug. 29 announced it’s begun offering a fully featured, 100 TB license of its Swarm object storage system to media and en... More

Okta Introduces New Identity Enhancements, Solutions at Annual Conference

Okta introduced expanded multi-factor authentication and several other new enhancements to its identity management service offerings Aug. 29 in Las Vegas, during its annual confere... More

Kreth Named Executive Director of EIDR

The Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR), a global registry of unique content identification for digital content distribution, has named Will Kreth as its new executive director, the g... More

Irdeto: Kodi, Facebook Live Used for Mayweather vs. McGregor Piracy

Everything from social media services to media player platforms were used to illegally stream the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match Aug. 26, according to digital pla... More

SDI Media Names Simms CIO

Content services provider SDI Media has added former Condé Nast International CTO Natalie Simms as its new CIO, giving the long-time industry vet oversight of SDI’s global IT fu... More