Comcast’s Peacock Streaming Service to Be Offered in Free and Pay Subscription Tiers

Comcast will launch its new Peacock streaming service April 15 for current Comcast subscribers and July 15 for other consumers in multiple free, ad-supported and pay subscription tier options, the company disclosed Jan. 16 at an investor meeting in New York that was webcast. ... More

Smart Hollywood Summit Returns to L.A. March 4

What started years ago as Metadata Madness — a gathering of metadata specialists in the industry — and evolved into the Smart Content Summit — looking at industry applications of Big Data, AI, machine learning, automation and blockchain — has become the Smart Hollywood Su... More

Illumio Sees Major APAC Gains

Cybersecurity tech specialists Illumio has announced it has seen a 325% growth in APAC employee headcount and a 300% growth in customers in that region since it expanded there in 2018, a sign that international demand continues to grow for the company’s security segmentation pl... More

Veritone CFO: Company’s Seeing Increased Traction for Illuminate, Redact Applications

Veritone is seeing growing interest in its Illuminate and Redact applications, according to Veritone CFO Pete Collins. The company just started selling Illuminate in the second half of 2019 and has been getting “very positive feedback” from partners since then, he said Jan... More

CES 2020: LG, Microsoft Azure Partner on B2B Innovations

LAS VEGAS — To close out the 2020 edition of CES, LG Electronics announced it is partnering with Microsoft to build its automotive infotainment systems, management systems and other business-to-business (B2B) collaborations, with LG leveraging Microsoft Azure and AI services to... More

Entertainment Partners Acquires SyncOnSet

Payroll specialist Entertainment Partners (EP) announced Jan. 13 that it has acquired SyncOnSet Technologies and its Emmy-winning collaboration and productivity tools for the entertainment production industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. EP said it believes Sy... More

AWS Machine Learning, Analytics Tapped by Bundesliga

German soccer league Bundesliga is now looking to Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its machine learning and analytics, to both improve personalized fan experiences and deliver new game and player statistics. Bundesliga will use AWS artificial intelligence, compute, database and ... More

Salesforce: Holiday Digital Sales Hit $723B

CRM specialist Salesforce has released its 2019 Holiday Shopping Report, showing an 8 percent increase in digital spending to $723 billion in digital revenue worldwide, with 10 percent of digital orders during the holiday season powered by artificial intelligence. Brands and r... More

CES 2020: Verizon Media Talks Multi-CDN Advantages; Technicolor Lands New Security Certifications

LAS VEGAS — In mid-September, Verizon Media shared that its streaming platform was being made available on Microsoft Azure, offering access to a wide range of Azure capabilities (Azure Media Services Video Indexer and Azure Blob Storage), and promising simplified workflows. ... More

CES 2020: Warner Bros. Looks to Cinelytic’s AI Platform; Dolby Vision Gets Smarter

LAS VEGAS — AI and cloud-based technology firm Cinelytic and its AI-driven content and talent valuation system has been chosen by Warner Bros. Pictures International (WBPI) to better inform decision-making around content and talent valuation, in support of release strategies. ... More