Smart Screen Connections

HITS Spring: 5th Kind to Tackle ‘Metadata Endgame’

At the May 23 HITS Spring event at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Los Angeles, Steve Cronan, CEO of 5th Kind, will show attendees how they can make the most of everything they hav... More

M&E Journal: Transforming Pay TV for Long-Term Success

By Simon Trudelle, Senior Product Marketing Director, NAGRA - The global pay TV industry is going through a significant transformation. From evolving consumer demand and rising ... More

Dolby’s Bullish on New Netflix High-Quality Audio Feature, Transition to ATSC 3.0

Dolby is upbeat about the new high-quality audio feature that Netflix announced May 1 for its streaming video customers and the ongoing transition to the new Advanced Television Sy... More

EY Launches Tech-Driven Wavespace Center

Ernst & Young (EY) has launched a new, immersive innovation experience in Atlanta, one geared toward helping companies transform their digital businesses, via design-based thinking... More

Analyst Doubts Disney Plus, Other New OTT Services Will Push Netflix

Netflix doesn’t have a whole lot to worry about when it comes to Disney Plus, Apple TV Plus and other new over-the-top (OTT) streaming video services, according to Macquarie Rese... More

NAB 2019: TiVo Eyes ATSC 3.0; Deluxe One: Automation Made Easy

LAS VEGAS — ATSC 3.0, the next-gen, over-the-air digital broadcast standard, is still in its early days. But already TiVo is looking at how to give owners of its hardware access ... More

M&E Journal: Challenges and Opportunities Abound in the World of OTT

By Chris Tribbey, Editorial Director, MESA - A decade ago, DVD was the undisputed king, with household penetration for players hovering near 90%, and absolutely every corner of ... More

HITS Spring Returns to L.A. May 23, with ‘Tech Takes Talent’ Theme

Hollywood’s technology community is in a seismic state of change. New tech giant arrivals are filling their local talent pools while traditional studios are transforming and retr... More

NAB 2019: Qumulo’s Hybrid Storage Platform; ThinkAnalytics Focused on Data, Information Science; Teradici Shows PCoIP Protocol Enhancements

LAS VEGAS — Qumulo used NAB to introduce a new hybrid storage platform that it said delivers significant increases in read performance and storage density over previous offerings... More

NAB 2019: MESA Members to Tout Post-Production Solutions

By Jeff Berman and Chris Tribbey – This is the second of two stories previewing some of the post-production solutions being showcased at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. M... More

LiveTiles CEO: AI Can Eliminate the ‘Boring’ Tasks

NEW YORK — Artificial intelligence (AI) presents many opportunities to companies across a wide range of industries willing to embrace it, but the technology must be implemented c... More

Microsoft Exec: AI’s Become Crucial for Sales Departments

Artificial intelligence (AI) is “gaining traction” and can be a “game changer for sales” in particular, according to Corrie Hoogstra, worldwide sales leader for sales autom... More

Smart Hollywood Summit: The OTT Battle Has Just Begun

The battle for over-the-top (OTT) video engagement has only just begun and opportunities are abundant, but so are the challenges, according to industry experts. Companies contin... More

M&E Journal: How Server-Side Ad Insertion is Transforming Video Advertising as We Know It

By Ariff Sidi, Chief Product Officer, Verizon Digital Media Services - Advertising is a reliable source of revenue for many online media companies, but the rise of ad blockers c... More

Smart Hollywood Summit: How AI Makes Data Smarter

LOS ANGELES — For Tom Ohanian, global sales executive for IBM Watson Media and Weather, artificial intelligence (AI) applications are only as good as how well they’re able to a... More

MovieLabs on the Importance of EIDR to the Future Media Supply Chain

Next year will mark the 10th anniversary of the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR) global unique identifier system, which plays an important and relevant role in the future m... More

Studio Data Experts Highlight Feb. 27 Smart Hollywood Summit

Data experts from several major studios will take the stage Feb. 27 at the Smart Hollywood Summit, a day-long conference that will tackle the transformative effect AI, blockchain, ... More

CDSA Releases First Film and Television Production Security Guidelines

Guidelines for protecting film and television productions against cyber and physical breaches have been released by the Content Delivery and Security Association (CDSA), the worldw... More

Ooyala Looks to Advance Metadata Applications in News Production

Ooyala Feb. 4 announced it’s partnering with London-based media supply chain trade group Digital Production Partnership (DPP) to advance global news industry standards for the us... More

MarkLogic Exec: Entertainment Companies Can Do a Lot More with AI and ‘We Need to Get Started’

These are still early days for artificial intelligence (AI) and there’s a lot more that entertainment companies can do to leverage the technology to take full advantage of it for... More