M&E Connections

Discovery, NBC Report Strong Olympics Viewership Results

Discovery Communications and Comcast’s NBCUniversal division reported strong viewership data for their coverage of the Olympics Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea. “We... More

HPA Tech Retreat Round-Up: HDR, ATSC 3.0 and the Cloud

The 2018 HPA Tech Retreat, held Feb. 19-23 in Palm Desert, Calif. saw record-breaking attendance and nearly a full week of presentations from industry engineering, technical, and c... More

MediaSilo, Wiredrive Rebrand as SHIFT

In February 2017, video sharing tech company MediaSilo and file-sharing platform firm Wiredrive merged, creating one of the largest video collaboration SaaS providers in the busine... More

Cinemark CEO: Strong Initial Results for Movie Club Monthly Subscription Service

It’s still early, but movie theater chain Cinemark is seeing positive initial results from the recent introduction of its Movie Club monthly subscription service, according to Ci... More

Digimarc CEO: Thermal Labels To Be ‘Largest Contributor’ to 2018 Revenue Growth

The new Digimarc Barcode for Thermal Labels are “expected to be the largest contributor” to Digimarc’s 2018 revenue growth, according to CEO Bruce Davis. This year’s Dig... More

Dish Network: Sling TV Subscribers Topped 2.2 Million Mark in 2017

Dish Network ended 2017 with more than 2.2 million Sling TV members, the company said Feb. 21, marking the first time the company provided the number of subscribers that its over-t... More

NAGRA: Content Piracy, Analytics Among Top Pay TV Concerns

Piracy, the need for better data and analytics, and a more personalized user experience are all having major impacts on traditional pay TV operators, according to a new report from... More

AR Presence Strong at Toy Fair, But VR Interest Seems to Be Declining

NEW YORK — Augmented reality (AR) continues to be incorporated into a large number of toys and games targeted at kids, but interest in standard virtual reality (VR) requiring hea... More

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

Signiant Technology at the 2018 Winter Games in South Korea

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