OTT Provided a Q4 Boost for Viacom

The strong performance of “Mission: Impossible – Fallout,” combined with growth in revenue from over-the-top (OTT) streaming and other digital services, helped Viacom report stronger quarter in its fourth quarter (ended Sept. 30) than it did a year earlier, according to the... More

Google Cloud CEO: ‘AI is Every Company’s Biggest Opportunity’

Google Cloud continues to be heavily focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and helping its customers take advantage of all the technology has to offer, according to Google Cloud CEO Diane Greene, who urged companies who haven’t started using AI yet to start doing so because o... More

Convergent Risks Expands to Tackle TPN Security Assessments, Consultancy Demands

Risk identification, assessment and mitigation specialist Convergent Risks has announced it’s expanding its resources by 50% to meet increased demand for both the Trusted Partner Network (TPN) security assessments and also in its consultancy division for pre-assessments, penetr... More

Content Protection Summit Keynotes to Examine Security Awareness, Disinformation Campaigns

A trio of keynote presentations Dec. 5 during the Content Delivery & Security Association’s (CDSA) annual Content Protection Summit (CPS) in Marina del Rey, Calif. will look at everything from the state of security awareness programs, to the rampant threat of disinformation cam... More

Dolby Debuts ‘Dimension’ Wireless Headphones

Dolby unveiled what it called “the first wireless headphones perfected for home entertainment,” saying Nov. 14 that the $599 Dolby Dimension is available now exclusively at Dolby.com, but will also be made available starting Dec. 1 at select b8ta stores. The headphones fea... More

IBM Exec: Chapter One of the Enterprise Sector’s Cloud Journey is Over

The first chapter of the enterprise sector’s transition to the cloud is over and it’s now the middle of the second chapter, with machine learning (ML) playing a key role, according to Martin Jetter, SVP of IBM Global Technology Services. Only about 10-20% of workloads are ... More

Eurofins Launches Cybersecurity Division

Quality assurance and testing services provider Eurofins Digital Testing has announced a new cybersecurity division geared toward media and entertainment, the Internet of Things (IoT) and other markets. The new division’s services run the gamut, covering security assessments... More

Microsoft Exec: Azure’s Uniqueness Helped Company Transform

The ability to differentiate Microsoft Azure from rival cloud computing services played a key role in Microsoft’s ability to transition from being a client server company in the PC era to a successful brand in the cloud, according to Chris Capossela, Microsoft CMO and EVP. ... More

M&E Journal: For Hollywood, Fusing Creativity with Analytics is Still a Work in Progress

By Devendra Mishra, Executive Director, HITS and Chief Strategist, MESA - Over the past two decades, data analytics in global business have evolved from the early recommendation engine of Netflix to Cambridge Analytica’s alleged influencing of the 2016 U.S. presidential elec... More

BTI Studios Acquires German Dubbing Firm Berliner Synchron

Media localization firm BTI Studios Nov. 12 announced the acquisition of Munich-based Berliner Synchron GmbH, as the first professional dubbing studio in Germany, one that’s dubbed more than 8,000 titles into German since its 1949 inception. The Berliner Synchron deal comes ... More