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CES 2019: AR Made Strides in 2018, Amazon Web Services Exec Says

LAS VEGAS – Augmented reality (AR) technology made strides in 2018 on multiple fronts and among several industry players, according to Mark Francis, product marketing lead for th... More

CES 2019: FandangoNOW Adds IMAX Films; Samsung, Apple Partner Up

VOD service FandangoNOW will be the first U.S. digital retailer to land IMAX Enhanced films for sale directly to the home, the companies announced at the Consumer Electronics Show ... More

CES 2019: AR/VR Stands to Get Boost from 5G, Verizon Ventures Director Says

LAS VEGAS – Further underscoring the significant presence that 5G is having at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Kristina Serafim, director at Verizon Ventures, pred... More

TiVo, Ampere Execs: Voice Control’s a Key Way to End Viewers’ Content Chaos

TV viewers are facing a constantly expanding choice of content to view across the growing number of linear channels and over-the-top (OTT) services, resulting in mass confusion –... More

MPAA Exec: How ACE is Acing Digital Pirates

Piracy continues to present a major problem for media and entertainment companies and it’s important that organizations work together in a coordinated effort to fight it globally... More

Trusted Partner Network Hosts Community Workshop at CPS 2018

The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) — an industry security initiative supported by 28 media and entertainment companies, created by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA)... More

AI, Watermarking, DRM Among Content Protection Summit Showcase Topics

Some of the industry’s top security minds will be on hand Dec. 5 at the Content Delivery & Security Association’s (CDSA) annual Content Protection Summit (CPS) in Marina de... More

L.A. Cyber Lab, MPAA Speakers Among Content Protection Summit Highlights

The deputy mayor of the city of Los Angeles, the director of the Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) and a legal head with the Motion Picture Association of America (MPA... More

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 ... More

CBS Banks on OTT Subscribers

Subscriptions to the CBS All Access and Showtime over-the-top (OTT) streaming services continued to soar in CBS’s third quarter (ended Sept. 30) and those and the company’s oth... More

Google, ABC, CBS Execs Talk Advanced TV Challenges

NEW YORK – Amid ongoing major changes that have taken place across the TV industry, broadcasters and other media companies, as well as technology companies, are continuing their ... More

VR Making Strides but Continues to Face Challenges

NEW YORK — Virtual Reality (VR) continues to make advances when it comes to investment dollars and hardware innovation, but the technology continues to face challenges and still ... More

NAB Show New York: Avid, AWS Elemental, Caringo Tout Latest Products, Strategies

NEW YORK — Avid, Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elemental and Caringo were among the many members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) that are showcasing their lates... More

Trusted Partner Network to Launch App & Cloud Initiative in 2019

The Trusted Partner Network (TPN), an industry security consortium of 28 media and entertainment companies represented by the MPAA and CDSA, has announced the 2019 launch of its ne... More

HITS Fall: EIDR’s Roadmap Looks Bright

LOS ANGELES — Will Kreth, executive director of the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR), looks at the current, collaborative ID initiatives being undertaken today by the entertainme... More

Sony, TV Execs: Expect More Bundling, More OTT, More Personalization

We can expect to see only more bundling of TV networks and video services, more over-the-top (OTT) streaming services and more personalization for the foreseeable future as the TV ... More

Gracenote, TiVo Execs: Smart Speakers, AI Present Opportunities for Music Industry

NEW YORK – The growing popularity of smart speakers and the evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) and voice-powered systems in the home and car are changing the way artists c... More

Free Registration for MESA Members for NAB Show New York

Members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) can now register for free to attend NAB Show New York, being held Oct. 17-18 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. ... More

TiVo Exec: Company’s Out to Tap into Growing Cord-Cutting Market with New Bolt OTA

TiVo is looking to take advantage of the growing market for over-the-air (OTA) digital video recorders (DVRs) with its new Bolt OTA for antenna, a 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) an... More

Salesforce Teams with Apple on Mobile Business Apps

Salesforce is collaborating with Apple in a pact the companies said Sept. 24 will enable “powerful new mobile apps” for business. The strategic partnership brings together t... More