Smart Screen Connections

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

WD Touts New My Passport Ultra Portable Drive at Pepcom Product Showcase

NEW YORK – Western Digital (WD) used Pepcom’s product showcase for media Sept. 20 to unveil a new version of its My Passport Ultra portable drive that’s equipped with USB-C t... More

IBC 2018: GrayMeta Bows AI-Powered Plugin for Adobe; Video Gorillas Debuts Frame Compare Solution

Aiming to help both content creators and editors become more efficient with their workflows, metadata specialist GrayMeta used the IBC Show to announce a new plugin for Adobe Premi... More

IBC 2018: Sony Launches Intelligent Media Services; Avid Bows Next-Gen Maestro Engine

Sony used the IBC Show to launch Intelligent Media Services and tout other new solutions that it said will enable media companies to capture, edit and share content in 4K Ultra Hig... More

IBC 2018: Irdeto, Sony, Comcast Technology Offer Up Solutions

Several members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) will be bringing new solutions to Amsterdam this month for the IBC Show, which brings together the industr... More

M&E Journal: Data’s Ability to Create an Intelligent Workplace Makes It as Valuable as Oil

By Karl Redenbach, Co-Founder and CEO, LiveTiles - The rise of AI will finally free humans from the mundane tasks they have longed to leave behind (and that are holding business... More

Pixelogic Opens Digital Cinema, Audio Mixing Theaters in L.A.

Localization and distribution services provider Pixelogic has opened new post content review and audio mixing theaters within its Burbank, Calif. facility, including theaters capab... More

Gracenote: New Mobile Video Analytics Solution Provides ‘Deep Insights’ into Viewer Engagement

Gracenote introduced a new Mobile Video Analytics solution Aug. 16 that “offers deep insights into how mobile streaming video performance impacts subscriber engagement and retent... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: Premiere League on Snapchat, Nat Geo Trivia

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • Manchester United Football Club TV, the... More

Save the Date Oct. 4: HITS Fall is Going to Be ‘EPIC’

The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Society (HITS) will be “EPIC” this fall, thanks to a full morning of keynotes, panels and use-case presentations about Entertainment Produ... More