2nd Screen Society Announces Amsterdam Event

The 2nd Screen Society announced today the 2nd Screen Summit: Amsterdam an afternoon event on Saturday, September 8 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Okura Hotel.  The Summit will be followed by a dinner for 2nd Screen Society Advisory Board members and invited guests. “Since our... More

Dell Webinar Addresses Critical Data Issues for Studios and Service Providers

One hour can generate a terabyte of data and require massive amounts of computer processing time to render, presenting a new set of challenges to existing infrastructure. Creating, analyzing, storing, and accessing enormous amounts of digital data are pressing issues for many org... More

DEG: UltraViolet Conversions Contribute To ‘Electronic Sell-Through’

By Terence Keegan DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group, says that consumer “conversions” of DVDs and Blu-rays from their home collections into UltraViolet downloads contributed to the “electronic sell-thru” category in its latest status report on consumer home entertain... More

Home entertainment spending up slightly in first half; digital models account for 29% of overall market

by Terence Keegan The home entertainment pie is growing again — albeit slightly, according to DEG: The Digital Entertainment Group. But how are slices of the pie split between the segment's various physical and digital distribution models? Studios and other home entertainme... More

MarkLogic’s Metadata Solutions Powering BBC Sport Olympics Site

By Lyndsey Schaefer When the 2012 Summer Olympics kick off this week in London, the BBC predicts that during the 100m finals, it will service a third of the UK’s Internet traffic. This is in addition to the hundreds of millions of fans around the globe tuning into the Olympic ... More

TiVo-TRA Deal Shows Industry Focus on Analytics

by Terence Keegan It’s revealing that identifies TiVo as “the television analytics company” in its coverage of TiVo’s $20 million planned acquisition of audience tracking firm TRA, Inc. The Times only mentions in passing — three paragraphs from the end of its piece —... More

BSkyB Joins UK’s Internet Video Fray

By Terence Keegan While British Sky Broadcasting may be seen as “tak[ing] on Netflix” and Amazon’s Lovefilm with its new Internet video service, the pay-TV incumbent’s "premium" streaming content promises to be quite different from what either rival offers. But how long... More

Creating the “Killer” 2nd Screen App: What Do Audiences Value the Most?

By Terence Keegan There may never be a single standard for what a second screen app should look like, or what functions it should serve — and that’s a good thing, judging from the range of entertainment company perspectives at last week’s 2nd Screen Summit. Perspectives a... More

Creating the ‘Killer’ 2nd Screen App: What Do Audiences Value the Most?

By Terence Keegan There may never be a single standard for what a second screen app should look like, or what functions it should serve — and that’s a good thing, judging from the range of entertainment company perspectives at last week’s 2nd Screen Summit. Perspectives a... More

2nd Screen Summit Delves Into Monetization; Packed House for MESA’s First NYC Event

By Terence Keegan There is still a host of issues to resolve in the burgeoning market for “second screen” entertainment — not the least of which is how the various stakeholders in the media and entertainment business are going to make money off this new platform. So notes ... More