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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

PwC: The Content Discovery Challenge is Real

More than half of consumers (55%) are looking for a new TV show or movie to watch at least once per week, 83% are looking a few times each month, and nearly two thirds are struggli... 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

M&E Journal: A Nuanced Approach to a Powerhouse Consumer Base

By Greg Boyer, Partner, U.S. Entertainment and Media Advisory Practice, PwC - You know which language feels right...” This boldly stated voice-over resonates in Xfinity’s l... 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

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

HITS Fall: AI, Machine Learning, and Learning How to Say ‘No’

LOS ANGELES — When it comes to machine learning and artificial intelligence and their impact on the future of jobs humans currently handle, Robert Brown, associate VP of the Cogn... More

M&E Journal: Netflix and Amazon Go Global: The Impact of Content Localization on Video Streaming

By Steven Herrera, Consultant, Zaszou, LLC - When Netflix and Amazon first introduced their video streaming offerings about 10 years ago, they presented alternatives to traditi... More

Signiant Guest Blog: Media Shuttle’s Storage Independence: Customers Embrace the Choices

By Mike Nash, Director, Product Management, Signiant The option to deploy Media Shuttle - Signiant’s cloud-native SaaS solution for hands-on movement of large files – with c... More

M&E Journal: Value Reality: VR, AR, MR and Beyond

By Tim Sarnoff, President of Production Services and Deputy CEO, Technicolor - If we are going to deliver on the promise to expose audiences to a new category of entertainment,... More

TiVo Exec: Metadata Can Help Overcome Major ‘Pain Point’ Around TV Sports

Rich, real-time sports metadata can be used to overcome a challenge that continues to face sports on TV — whether it’s live sports events airing via traditional linear TV or ev... More

M&E Journal: How AI Will Help Build Better Metadata

By Ben Bendre and Noah Beltran, IBM - In the world of M&E, it seems the formula for success is always shifting. It is no longer enough to develop content for eyeballs. The cons... More

Cisco: Moving the Media Industry to All-IP, Cloud-Native Apps

Thirty-two years after its start in San Francisco, Cisco Systems has gone on to become the largest networking company in the world. Now located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Cisc... More

IBC 2017: Record Visitors Reported, LiveArena Taps Microsoft Azure for AI-Driven Broadcast Room

IBC attracted a record number of visitors in its 50th year, IBC said Sept. 19, as the six-day event came to a close in Amsterdam. Attendance grew to 57,669 this time, as visitor... More

Adobe Touts New VR Features at IBC

On the eve of IBC in Amsterdam Sept. 13, Adobe introduced new virtual reality (VR)/360-degree video, collaboration and other features for Creative Cloud, many of which it said were... More

M&E Journal: OTT Just Got Personal

By Chris Wagner, EVP, NeuLion - There’s nothing valuable about vanilla these days. Be it cars, smartphones, running shoes, burgers, you name it—we all now want to purchase t... More

Veritone: Combining Apps with Cognitive Computing to Transform Unstructured Data

Costa Mesa, Calif.—based Veritone may only be a few years old but it’s already garnered some of the biggest names in the business, coming to it for its proprietary platform, on... More

Returning to ‘Business-as-Usual’ After a Digital Leak

By Peter Worrall, marketing and research director, Fortium Technologies - A recent spate of high profile hacks of digital film and television content has focused attention on th... More

M&E Journal: TV Networks’ Rush to the Web May Be Fruitless Without Aggregation

By Bill Mobley, CEO, FreeCast - The consumer migration from cable and satellite TV to web-based video providers continues, with no sign of slowing down. Now more than ever, the... More

SDI Media Names Simms CIO

Content services provider SDI Media has added former Condé Nast International CTO Natalie Simms as its new CIO, giving the long-time industry vet oversight of SDI’s global IT fu... More