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Evoque CEO: Experience Matters Most in M&E Consulting

Vincent Balembois, CEO of Evoque Consulting, sees a lot of needs among media and entertainment firms for his company’s services. And to provide them, his team members bring an av... More

M&E Journal: Continuity: Things We Learned from the Fire

By Damien Carroll, Chief Operating Officer, Sohonet - On an early morning last September, Sohonet’s NOC responded to alarms showing that all office equipment had gone offline ... More

M&E Journal: Blockchain and the Hollywood Supply Chain

By Steve Wong and Björn Obermeier, DXC Technology - Hollywood movie studios, record labels, publishers and broadcast networks have traditionally served as the guardians of inte... More

AWS Unveils Machine Learning-Powered Security Service at Summit, Adds Hulu

NEW YORK — Amazon Web Services (AWS) introduced a new machine-learning based security service at its AWS Summit Aug. 14, while announcing new cloud service client wins that inclu... More

Content Protection, Metadata and More: An M&E Entertainment Day Wrap

More than 300 people were on hand July 25 at the inaugural Microsoft Media & Entertainment Day event in New York City, attending four tracks of programming catering to represen... More

Analysts Predict Impact of Planned Disney Streaming Service

Disney’s announcement that it plans to launch its own direct-to-consumer streaming service for its Disney and Pixar films in 2019 stands to hurt Netflix, although to what degree ... More

M&E Journal: Put Your Film Data Into Focus With ‘Smart Production’

By Jukka Paajanen, Regional Technology Innovation Lead, Avanade - Imagine filming a movie. There is a vast array of details that reveal the “who, what, when, where and how”... More

AT&T’s DirecTV Now to Add CBS, Showtime

AT&T’s DirecTV Now over-the-top (OTT) streaming service is adding CBS, Showtime and other CBS-owned networks, as part of a deal announced by the companies Aug. 7. Terms weren’t... More

TiVo Posts Major Q2 Revenue Uptick

The successful integration of TiVo’s products and brand into the company that once was Rovi, along with a series of successful pay TV and consumer electronics deals, helped the c... More

M&E Journal: With Microservices, Anything is Possible

By John Motz, CTO, GrayMeta - First conceived in May of 2011, the concept of microservices isn’t new. Microservices is the idea of narrowly focusing on a single task and is h... More

Bot Applications Stretch Beyond Media and Entertainment

Dale Linemann, program manager for Microsoft has been working hands on with media and entertainment partners on bot technology for a while, addressing issues in their usage in ever... More

M&E Journal: Navigating the New Security and Privacy Frontier

By David Melnick, Founder and CEO, WebLife Balance - For the last several years, a global debate has been heating up over the right to personal privacy. Driven by rapid technolo... More

Dish Integrates TiVo Metadata Across Its Product Platforms

Dish Network has integrated TiVo’s metadata products across Dish’s platforms, including its DVR, linear TV and video on demand, the companies announced July 31. The migratio... More

Avid Exec: AI to Have ‘Surprising’ and ‘Exponential Impact’ on Industry

NEW YORK – Artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning and video analysis technologies, will have a “surprising” and “exponential impact” on the businesses o... More

CNBC, Viacom Increasingly Look Toward Metadata

Jeff Jacobs, SVP of production planning, strategies and operations for Viacom Media Networks Music and Entertainment Group, spent a good chunk of his dozen-plus years with Viacom w... More

M&E Journal: Hybrid Cloud: When On-Premise is Simply Not Good Enough

By Ramki Sankaranarayanan, Founder & CEO, Prime Focus Technologies - The internet has completely transformed the way organizations across the globe function, and its evoluti... More

NexGuard’s Tholen: Protecting Content is Protecting Jobs

It truly is the “golden age of content,” according to Harrie Tholen, managing director, of Kudelski-owned content protection company NexGuard. Speaking July 25 at the Conten... More

ZoneTV CEO: AI-Based TV Service Solves Major Industry Challenges

NEW YORK – A new linear pay TV service on tap from content provider ZoneTV promises to make use of artificial intelligence (AI) in a unique way, one that could serve as a templat... More

Avid Technology: Helping Content Companies Tell Stories

From its start as the first digital nonlinear editing system in the late 1980s to its work with every major studio and the world’s top broadcasters today, Avid has seen its techn... More

Content Company Keynotes to Cover Security, Metadata at July 25 M&E Day in NYC

Several studio and broadcast execs will be on hand July 25 at the Microsoft Media & Entertainment Day, at the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) on Eighth Avenue in New York Cit... More