M&E Connections

NAB 2017: Watermarking, Securing Data and Protecting Broadcasts: A Preview of CDSA’s NAB Cybersecurity Program

The Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA) kicks off its three-day “Cyber Security and Content Protection Pavilion” (C3830CS at the Las Vegas Convention Center) prog... More

NeuLion: Making 4K, OTT Delivery Simple

Heading into the 2017 NAB Show, it’s hard to name another company with as much momentum as online video tech product and service provider NeuLion. Whether it’s powering the ... More

Facebook Doubles Down on AR, VR at F8 Developer Conference

Facebook executives doubled down on their aggressive plans and expectations for augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Jose ... More

Netflix Remains Unfazed by Growing Competition

Netflix continues to be unfazed by the increasing number of companies that are competing against it, including virtual multichannel video programming distributors (VMVPDs) and Amaz... More

WiTH Awards Nominees Announced for May 25 Ceremony at HITS: Spring

LOS ANGELES — Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH), an organization that serves as a catalyst for the advancement of women in entertainment technology, has announced the nominee... More

NAB 2017: CDSA’s Cybersecurity Program Marks a First for the NAB Show

When it comes to entertainment — and developing, managing and delivering content across every screen — there’s no industry trade event more important for those in the content... More

Accenture Completes Purchase of Majority Stake in SinnerSchrader

Accenture has completed its purchase of a 62% majority stake in German digital agency SinnerSchrader after receiving clearance from antitrust authorities, the company said April 12... More

NAB 2017: ZOO Digital Readies Cloud-Based Dubbing Platform

At the NAB Show in Las Vegas this month, ZOO Digital is set to launch a new cloud-based dubbing platform — named ZOOdubs — a service the company promises will help improve the ... More

PwC Taps McCaffrey as New U.S. Tech, Media, and Telcom Lead

PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) April 7 announced it’s named Mark McCaffrey as its new sector leader for U.S. technology, media and telecommunications, giving him oversight of the f... More

Okta: More Companies Looking to Become 100% Cloud/Mobile IT Organizations

An increasing number of companies are looking to become “100 percent cloud and mobile IT” organizations, but they face challenges, according to Daniel Lu, Okta product marketin... More

Ooyala Study: Shift to IP for Video Production a Smart Money Move

A new study from video monetization tech and services firm Ooyala and the nonprofit Digital Production Partnership (DPP) group sees companies that shift to internet protocol (IP)-b... More

VDMS Further Expands Edgecast CDN into New Zealand

Verizon Digital Media Services (VDMS) April 4 announced it’s further expanding its Verizon Edgecast content delivery network (CDN) into New Zealand, with a new point of presence ... More

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Completes Spin-Off Merger with CSC

It took nearly a year, but Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has completed the spin-off and merger of its Enterprise Services (ES) business with Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) ... More

Dell Technologies Helped by Market Share Gains in Fourth Quarter

Dell’s fiscal fourth quarter results (ended Feb. 3) were helped by market share gains achieved in both its server and networking offerings Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG) an... More

MESA Launches Dedicated NAB Portal

To promote news from its members before, during and after April’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) has launched a dedicated web porta... More

Media Execs: OTT, TV Everywhere Creating New Ad Opportunities, Challenges

NEW YORK — The growth of over-the-top (OTT) and TV Everywhere services are creating an increasing number of new opportunities, as well as challenges, for media companies and adve... More

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



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