M&E Connections

Nagra Study: Different TV Viewers Have Different Needs

A new study from content protection and multiscreen TV solutions company Nagra and U.K.-based TV industry research firm Ampere Analysis offers up both good and bad news for operato... More

EA CFO: eSports Help Drive Company’s Live Gaming Services Growth

Video game maker Electronic Arts (EA) continues to see live gaming services as a major opportunity for revenue growth, and eSports is playing a key role, according to CFO Blake Jor... More

HPA Inducts New Class of Young Entertainment Professionals

When the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) launched the inaugural Young Entertainment Professionals Program (YEP) in 2016, the goal was simple: attract and mentor young peop... More

Disney-Branded Streaming Service to be ‘Substantially’ Cheaper than Netflix, Iger Says

The Disney-branded direct-to-consumer streaming service planned for 2019 will be priced “substantially below” what Netflix charges for its current streaming service, according ... More

Fox Execs: Company Made Strides on OTT, On-Demand Initiatives in First Quarter

21st Century Fox continued to make strides on its various over-the-top (OTT) and on-demand initiatives during the first quarter (ended Sept. 30), according to company executives. ... More

DXC CEO: Cloud Services Provided Company a Lift in Q2

Continued strength in DXC Technology’s cloud services provided the company with another revenue boost in its second quarter (ended Sept. 30), according to CEO and president Mike ... More

M&E Journal: Clear the Hurdles to Descriptive Metadata

By Corinne Whitney, Director of Content Services, Crawford Media Services Most content owners have recognized the need for descriptive metadata. Taking the first steps toward wr... More

‘Stranger Things’ Creators Tout Technicolor Services

Leading up to the second season release of Netflix’s "Stranger Things," Technicolor conducted a video interview for journalists featuring the creators of the hit series, Matt and... More

Discovery CEO: Company Continued to Make Strides on Digital Strategy in Q3

Discovery Communications continued to make strides on its various digital initiatives in the third quarter (ended Sept. 30), according to David Zaslav, Discovery Communications CEO... More

SDI Media Acquires Film Marketing Firm PPC Creative

Dubbing, subtitling, and media services provider SDI Media announced Nov. 1 that it’s acquired international film marketing agency Picture Production Company (PPC) Creative, pick... More

Technicolor’s Woods Describes How Streaming is Driving Surging Volume of Content Production

Today’s television landscape has never been richer, as the sheer volume of shows – many created exclusively for streaming media providers – creates a conundrum of choice for ... More

Envivo Looks to Cisco Infinite Video for New OTT Streaming Service in Africa

Envivo Communications will launch a new OTT streaming video service, nVIVO TV, in Africa using Cisco’s Infinite Video Platform, giving its subscribers to international video cont... More

Amazon CFO: Strong AWS Performance, Subscription Demand Gave Company Q3 Lift

Continued growth in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and strong demand for subscription services helped Amazon report stronger results for its third quarter (ended Sept. 30), according to... More

Dolby Marks Dolby Vision, Atmos Gains to Close Fiscal Year

Increased adoption of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in consumer electronics devices helped the company’s fiscal fourth quarter results Oct. 25, with Dolby reporting revenue of $24... More

HITS Fall: Hollywood Must Digitize to Survive, Cast & Crew’s Aubuchon Says

Every business, regardless of industry, is becoming a digital business, so each company must digitize to survive … and Hollywood is no different, according to Guillaume Aubuchon,... More

HITS Fall: LiveTiles Futurist Examines the Workplace of Tomorrow

LOS ANGELES — George Muir, futurist for digital workplace software firm LiveTiles, looks ahead to the not-so-distant future, and sees more than one dramatic change on the horizon... More

Dolby Exec: Metadata Can Help Overcome Today’s TV Audio Challenges

NEW YORK — Metadata can be used to provide more consistent audio quality for video content amid the growing shift away from linear TV viewing on televisions to the viewing of TV ... More

M&E Journal: Digital Transformation Means Speed, Increased Expectations for M&E

By Suzanne Clayton, Principal Product Marketing Manager for Communications, Media and Entertainment, SAS - Consumers want content all the time, 24 hours a day, all around the w... More

NAB Show New York 2017: Avid, Cisco, IBM Showcase Latest

NEW YORK — Avid, Cisco and IBM were among the many members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) that showcased their latest products and services at NAB Show New... More

NeuLion, Sky, Rogers Media Experts to Discuss DRM Content Protection Challenges Nov. 15

It’s among the more pressing questions today for media and entertainment companies today: when looking at content protection technologies and services, should I just build my own... More