Exclusives

Metadata Solutions Front and Center Feb. 27 at Smart Content Summit West

When the industry’s best and brightest descend on the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel Feb. 27 for the fifth annual Smart Content West Summit, they’ll get a primer on the best pract... More

Gracenote Predicts Germany, Norway, U.S. to Be Top Winter Olympics Medal Winners

Germany and Norway will fight it out to be the top medal winner at the 2018 Winter Olympics, followed by the U.S., whose women’s team will fare especially well in PyeongChang, So... More

MoviePass Brass to Keynote Bi-Coastal Smart Content Summits

The data and analytics behind the business of premier movie-theater subscription service MoviePass will be the topic of the very first bi-coastal keynote address during both the Sm... More

PwC: AI Likely to Impact Media, Telecom Deals in 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies will likely play a role in deals made in the media and telecom sector in 2018, according to PwC. That’s one of th... More

TiVo CFO: Company Sees Upside Opportunities from Data, Targeted Advertising

TiVo continues to see upside opportunities from the strength of its evolving business model, according to CFO Peter Halt. For example, “our data business potentially offers tr... More

MESA Smart Content Summits Return to Both Coasts in 2018

The Media & Entertainment Services Alliances (MESA) 2018 Event Calendar kicks off in late February and early March with two back-to-back, coast-to-coast Smart Content Summits. The... More

Analyst: Major Progress to Be Made in Machine Learning This Year

Artificial intelligence (AI) continues to evolve and grow rapidly across the media and entertainment sector, and we can expect to see major enhancements in the technology, from met... More

MESA Members at CES 2018: AI, Blockchain, IoT, OTT and More

The Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) will again be well-represented at the 2018 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show, taking over Las Vegas Jan. 9-12. This is... More

ISE, HGST Talk Storage Security at Content Protection Summit

Erik Weaver, global director of media and entertainment market development for Western Digital’s HGST, looks at the storage needs for the industry today, and sees some solutions ... More

MediaSilo at Content Protection Summit: If It’s Important, Watermark It

Not long ago, content protection technology firm MediaSilo surveyed roughly 100 media and entertainment companies, asking, in broad strokes, about the pain points they’re feeling... More

Vistex Manager: Simple Contract Management Tools are More Important Than Ever

As the number of non-traditional video content distribution platforms continue to expand, having a set of easy-to-use content and contracts management tools are more important than... More

Premiere Digital: Connecting the Dots for Content Owners

Since its start nearly a decade ago, Premiere Digital’s mission has been to simplify global media distribution for content owners, digital distributors and broadcasters large, sm... More

NeuLion, Rogers Media Look at DRM Content Protection Solutions

Beginning in 2014, Rogers Media began streaming live sports through its Sportsnet NOW service, offering up the NHL, MLB, NBA, the Premiere League, and more, all protected with AES-... More

M&E Journal: The Need for Speed: Automating the Localization Supply Chain

By Von W. Johnson, CEO, MCF Media Solutions, LLC - Language dubbing and subtitling have been standard distribution practice since the 1930s. The process and speed of localizing ... More

LiveTiles CEO: Empowering End Users in the Digital Workplace

In just a short couple of years, New York-based LiveTiles has grown from a small start-up to a global software tech power, with the company’s offerings being employed by huge bra... More

Ooyala: The Importance of Providing Transparency Via Analytics

Getting content online isn't the big problem for content companies anymore. Rather, it’s making sure they’re getting the most bang for their buck — monetizing their catalogue... 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: Keynote Speaker Stresses Innovation That Disrupts

LOS ANGELES — Annie Jacobsen, a journalist, bestselling author, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, once had the opportunity to interview American physicist Charles Townes, the inventor... More

TiVo Data Science Director: Not All Data is Equal and Monetizing It Can Backfire

NEW YORK -- The huge mass of data that’s become available to media and entertainment companies to make decisions about their day-to-day and long-term TV programming strategies ca... More

Pivotal Offers M&E Vendor Insights During ‘Culture Club’ Event

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — “We’re not a tech company.” It’s a comment coming from content owners that Andrew Clay Shafer, senior director of technology for software services ... More