M&E News Headlines

Net Neutrality Challenges Can Begin This Week (MCN)

It's official. Thursday, Feb. 22, will be the red letter day for court and congressional challenges to the FCC's Dec. 14 decision to roll back FCC network neutrality rules and recl... More

BTI Studios Appoints John Koscheka as EVP OTT Operations (MESA)

BTI Studios, one of the world’s biggest media localization companies, providing dubbing, subtitling and access services in any language, has announced the appointment of John Kos... More

The Adobe Digital Report Predicts AI Will Come of Age in 2018 (The Drum)

A survey of 13,000 marketing, creative and technology professionals conducted by Adobe has distilled the key digital and technology trends which look set to shape marketing strateg... More

TV Convergence Working Group Approves File Delivery Specs for Digital Video (MESA)

The TV Convergence Working Group--an omnibus industry group comprised of nine leading associations for advertisers, ad agencies, media distribution companies, broadcasters and inde... More

Avid Celebrates Its Customers’ Successes at BAFTA Film Awards (MESA)

Avid congratulates its customers who received awards at this year’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts Film Awards. Avid’s industry-leading creative tools, Media Compo... More

The Battle for Video Entertainment Goes Global: Who Will Win? (Forbes)

The digital video space is maturing quickly, with new services joining the battle every week. In the U.S. market alone, digital channels on platforms like Roku number in the thousa... More

Google Cloud, HubSpot Announce Strategic Partnership (MESA)

HubSpot announced today that it has expanded its long-standing partnership with Google by adopting Google Cloud to expand its international cloud infrastructure. In addition to pro... More

Study: These are the Best Cities for Women in Tech (Fast Company)

Snagging the top two spots four years running in SmartAsset's fourth annual analysis of Census Bureau data are Washington, D.C., and Kansas City, Missouri (followed by Baltimore, P... More

Influential Uses Watson AI to Help Brands Find Influencers (VentureBeat)

Influential has launched its Social Intelligence platform to find influencers for brands with the help of IBM Watson’s artificial intelligence. The idea is to make influencers... More

Jim Gaffigan to Release Next Stand-Up Special Direct to Digital (Variety)

Jim Gaffigan is bypassing Netflix and TV networks with his upcoming “Noble Ape” stand-up special — planning a broad initial release this summer on rental and digital sell-thr... More

AT&T Names Atlanta, Dallas, Waco First of 12 U.S. Cities to Get 5G Wireless (TechCrunch)

AT&T wireless announced on Tuesday the first cities to get its 5G network. The carrier plans on installing 5G in twelve cities by the end of 2018 and on top of the list is Atlanta,... More

Featured Jobs: Sony Electronics; Netflix; LiveTiles

Sr. Software Engineer — San Diego, CA — Sony Electronicss Visual Communications Manager — NYC — Netflix Enterprise Sales Executive — Chicago — LiveTiles Click here t... More

Caringo Closes the Gap Between File and Object Storage (MESA)

Caringo today announced performance and interoperability enhancements to Swarm Scale-Out Hybrid Storage and SwarmNFS. As a pioneer in on-premises object storage technology, Caringo... More

Caesars Entertainment Transforms its Business with Oracle (MESA)

Caesars Entertainment Corporation has selected Oracle Cloud Applications to improve the experiences of its guests and employees. With Oracle Cloud Applications, Caesars Entertainme... More

IBM Watson Unity SDK Brings AI to Enterprise AR, VR Apps (TechRepublic)

On Tuesday, IBM and Unity launched the IBM Watson Unity SDK on the Unity Asset Store, allowing developers to more easily integrate Watson cloud services and artificial intelligence... More

Is Spotify Getting Ready to Challenge Apple with Its Own Speaker? (The Guardian)

Spotify is working on a line of “category defining” hardware products and is ready to start setting up the manufacturing process. The streaming music company intends to create ... More

Report: Over a Third of Winter Olympics Viewers are Watching Online (TVBEurope)

A new report says 35 per cent of Winter Olympics viewers are watching the Games online. According to Global Web Index, fans are also spending an average of two hours 24 minutes a d... More

Why the NBA is Betting Big on Virtual Reality (SB Nation)

The NBA’s relationship with technology is paramount to its growth as a league. Its embrace of social media has opened doors that other sports leagues slammed shut, providing an u... More

Fox News Plans a Streaming Service for ‘Superfans’ (NY Times)

Thanks to a relentless news cycle Fox News has defied the downward trends in the television business, notching its highest-rated year in 2017 even as audiences dwindled for many ne... More

Google Turns on the Charm with Publishers by Focusing on Subscriptions (Digiday)

Google is vying for the hearts and minds of publishers with an appeal to their bottom lines, particularly in attracting subscribers. Last fall, Google ended its controversial fi... More