M&E Journal: DVR in the OTT World: A Case for Updated Storage Requirements

By Jason Friedlander, Director, Marketing Communications, Verizon Digital Media Services - Thanks to the Supreme Court’s refusal in 2009 to hear the Cablevision remote DVR ca... More

Analyst: ‘Too Early’ to Gauge Impact of New ESPN Streaming Service for Disney

Disney CEO Robert Iger on Feb. 6 provided more details about the new ESPN direct-to-consumer app that will be launching this spring — including the fact that the streaming servic... More

Amazon CFO: Company to Continue AWS, Alexa, Streaming Video Investments

Amazon will continue to make major investments in its Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alexa and streaming video businesses after continuing to make strides on each of them in the fourth... 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

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: HGTV’s Facebook Chatbot, Nickelodeon’s ‘Loud’ VR

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • To help promote the Jan. 19 return of i... 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

Study: 2018 to See More Digital Disruption, Evolving Pay TV Activity

This year expect to see more disruption to traditional media and entertainment distribution, accelerated mergers and acquisitions activity, and a shift in how ad dollars are spent,... More

Veritone Execs: Company Upbeat on New AI Opportunities, CES Experience

Veritone continues to see new opportunities for artificial intelligence (AI) – both its own software and platform business offerings, as well as the AI sector overall – and was... More

Avid CEO: ‘Massive Explosion’ of Content Has Created New Challenges for Media Companies

The significant surge in content, as well as the increased number of channels, platforms and devices that content can be viewed on, has created new challenges for media and enterta... More

M&E Journal: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Language

By Robert Holmstrom, Chief Technology Officer, BTI Studios - A number of recent trends are strongly influencing how we consume TV and films. In turn our response is influencing ... More

CES 2018: Cisco Debuts Consumption-Based Pricing for Cable Operators

LAS VEGAS — Cisco Jan. 8 used CES to debut a new DOCSIS licensing plan for cable operator customers using the company’s Converged Broadband Router (cBR-8) platform in order to ... More

CES 2018: Expect to See Lots of AI, AR, HDR, UHD & VR

Those attending the 2018 edition of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), taking over Las Vegas Jan. 9-12, can expect to see lots of artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality ... More