M&E Journal: A Holographic Future: Creating and Monetizing the Next Generation of Media Using Blockchain

By Kalin Stoyanchev, VP Blockchain and Distributed Systems, and Phillip Gara, Director Strategic Planning, OTOY - The M&E industry has historically been a pioneer in commercializing large-scale technological innovation – from the printing press to wireless communication (rad... More

Movie Licensing Rampant at 2019 Toy Fair

NEW YORK — Toys and games based on movie licenses were out in force at the recent Toy Fair New York 2019, and included everything from the upcoming “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” from Warner to “Toy Story 4” and other properties from Disney. The Toy Industry Association (... More

Light Point Security Releases Clientless Version of Browser Isolation Platform

Anti-browser-based attack firm Light Point Security Feb. 19 announced a clientless version included of its browser isolation platform, Light Point Web, marking the first browser isolation solution that deployable as a browser plug-in or through a clientless HTML5 interface. Th... More

CBS Boosts All Access, Showtime OTT Sub Projection to 25 Million by 2022

Combined subscriptions to the CBS All Access and Showtime over-the-top (OTT) streaming services continue to increase so quickly that CBS has boosted the projection for subscribers to the two services to 25 million by 2022 from its prior forecast of 16 million by that year, accord... More

Making the Business Case for EIDR is Important to Drive Increased Adoption

Adoption of the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) global unique identifier system continues to grow, but it remains important to continue making the business case for more organizations to adopt it globally, according to EIDR and companies supporting it. “There’s st... More

Salesforce’s Benioff: AI to Have Growing Impact on the Industry… and the World

Major strides continue to be made in artificial intelligence (AI) and the technology stands to have an increasingly significant impact on not only the enterprise sector, but the entire world, according to Marc Benioff, the company’s co-CEO and chairman. “You can see the w... More

IBM Watson Exec to Share AI Content Creation Update at Smart Hollywood Event

Sophisticated AI and ML algorithms are already able to mimic the work of artists, pen songs, make informed filmmaking decisions, and enrich metadata to boost the value of content. Just how far can these technologies go in the creative process? That’ll be the topic of discuss... More

Convergent Risks: Linking Security with Understanding Process, Workflows

For nearly two decades now Convergent Risks — a specialist consultancy focused on security, risk and compliance services — has been working with media and entertainment companies to keep infrastructure secure, in order to keep entertainment services online. Chris Johnson. ... More

HPA Tech Retreat Panelists: AI in M&E is in its Infancy

PALM DESERT, Calif. — Don Eklund, CTO for Sony Pictures Entertainment, sees a pretty simple explanation for why artificial intelligence has become such a prevalent technology today, utilized by so many different companies. “Compute got a lot more powerful and a lot more ec... More

M&E Journal: Improving Transparency and Speed in the Content Supply Chain, From Client to Freelance Translator

By Nicky McBride, VP Business Development, SDI Media - Media localization has gone through a major transition in the last few years, driven both by the need to turn around localized content in a shrinking window and increasing quality requirements. The traditional release wind... More