Netflix Execs: Expect More Original Content, Bundling, Interactive Storytelling

Along with more original Netflix content, we can also expect to see more bundling of its streaming service with pay TV, internet and mobile services, as well as more interactive storytelling like what we recently saw with “Black Mirror: Bandersnatch,” according to company exe... More

AI in 2018: More Deep Learning Extensions and Crazy Rich Bayesians

This is the second installment of a three-part piece on the advances made in artificial intelligence in 2018, by Yves Bergquist, founder and CEO of AI company Corto, and director of the AI and Neuroscience in Media Project at the Entertainment Technology Center at the University ... More

2018: AI’s Electrifying ‘Gap Year’

This is the first of a three-part piece on the advances made in artificial intelligence in 2018, by Yves Bergquist, founder and CEO of AI company Corto, and director of the AI and Neuroscience in Media Project at the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern C... More

Digital Bedrock, WGBH Team on PBCore Cataloging Tool

Digital preservation specialist Digital Bedrock and media company WGBH have teamed up to launch a new, open-source cataloguing tool, the PBCore Cataloguing Tool. Developed by Digital Bedrock for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting’s PBCore Development and Training Pr... More

Winter M&E Journal Digital Edition Goes Live

The digital version of the winter edition of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance’s “M&E Journal,” featuring more than 40 original M&E thought pieces from executives ranging from Ad-ID to ZOO Digital, is now live. Along with columns from MESA’s leadership, the i... More

Digimarc CEO: Demand for Its Intuitive Computing Platform Rises

Digimarc is seeing growing demand for its Intuitive Computing Platform (ICP) technologies among retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) companies, according to Bruce Davis, the company’s CEO. The company also continues to have “many sustainable competitive advantages... More

MESA, MarkLogic Webinar to Examine Effective AI Usage in M&E

When MarkLogic and the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) host the Jan. 23 webinar “AI and the Future of Entertainment Data,” Matt Turner wants to cut through the hype around AI, in an accessible way to those who may have little knowledge of AI and its applica... More

SDI Media Debuts App for Foreign Language Dubbing Community

Localization specialist SDI Media has launched a world’s first app geared directly at foreign language dubbing community professionals, offering direct access to the media production marketplace, allowing users to find job opportunities, manage auditions and showcase their abil... More

Veritone CEO: Company Continues to Make Strides in M&E Market

Veritone continues to see strong demand for its aiWARE artificial intelligence (AI) platform, especially in the media & entertainment (M&E) and government sectors, according to Chad Steelberg, the company’s CEO and chairman. “Our Q3 was the best in the history of t... More

Analysts Expect Little Subscriber Pushback to Netflix Price Increases

Analysts were mostly upbeat on the 13-18% price increases that Netflix quietly made across its three U.S. streaming service plans, projecting we’ll see little slowdown in the company’s subscriber growth. “Content is still the motivating factor for viewers, and good conte... More