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EY Survey: Gaming Industry at a Competitive ‘Tipping Point’

More than 60% of gaming industry executives say the growth of gamers is slowing amid a flood of new entrants, 77% say margins are being stretched due to an influx of new games, and... More

MarkLogic Webinar to Offer Ideas on Data Governance

It’s no secret that mining value from data is an entertainment industry priority, and knowing where your data comes from — and how to monetize it for every screen — requires ... More

MicroStrategy Study: Nearly All Real-Time Enterprise Decisions are Data-Deprived

Nearly 95% of companies say data and analytics is important to their digital transformation and business growth, but 60% of employees say it takes hours or even days to get the inf... More

Avid, Dolby Highlight Atmos/Pro Tools Partnership and More at AES New York 2019

Avid and Dolby touted their partnership at AES New York 2019, showcasing the enhanced use of Dolby Atmos immersive sound technology in the latest version of Avid’s Pro Tools soft... More

Yangaroo: Go-To Platforms for TV, Radio Ad Delivery, Music Delivery, and Award Show Management

What started out as a simple B2B music distribution workflow enterprise has evolved today into the go-to company for entertainment awards shows looking to manage everything from su... More

Box: Content Fragmentation’s Become a Major Challenge

The explosion we’ve seen in the number of apps, services and tools in recent years has caused a major issue with content fragmentation, where siloed app data and multi-clouds are... More

EIDR’s Kroon Praises LMT as ‘The Standard of Standards’

Richard Kroon, technical lead of the Entertainment Identifier Registry (EIDR), makes no bones about it: he’s a big fan of the Language Metadata Table (LMT), an open-source table ... More

Verizon CEO: Company’s Encouraged by 5G Performance So Far

Verizon continues to be bullish on the opportunities presented by 5G next-generation wireless service and is encouraged by its performance so far in the limited number of markets t... More

IBC 2019: Adobe Adds Sensei-Powered Auto Reframe Feature to Premiere Pro

Adobe used the IBC 2019 show in Amsterdam to unveil Auto Reframe, a new feature for its Premiere Pro video editing software that is powered by the company’s Adobe Sensei artifici... More

IBC 2019: GrayMeta Adds More Adobe Creative Cloud Functionality; Gracenote Launches ID Distribution System

Several members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) opened IBC 2019 show in Amsterdam with new feature announcements, new services, and even new hires. Here’s w... More

M&E Journal: Q&A: Putting Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Best Footage Forward With AI

By Jason Lambert, Executive Director, Content Licensing and Metadata Services Sony Pictures Entertainment and Daniel Mayer, CMO, Expert System - With a deep library of clips fro... More

M&E Journal: How D2C is Taking the Media Industry by Storm

By Richard Whittington, SVP, M&E, Industry Cloud Solutions, SAP - Relatively new entrants into the M&E industry are fundamentally changing the very nature of the industry. The ... More

LMT Release 2.0: Language Code Solution for Broadcast, Media Industries

Global distribution requirements have exposed the need to consistently present languages for audio, text on the screen (closed captioning, subtitles, simplified descriptions for ac... More

CBS Expands All Access OTT Streaming Service to Include Kids’ Content

CBS All Access continues to grow on the subscriber and content fronts, according to Joseph Ianniello, CBS president and acting CEO, who disclosed his company’s plan to add kids... More

NAGRA: Industry Approaching ‘Peak Investment’ in Content

Despite standalone OTT services seeing continued subscriber growth — and while traditional pay TV operators continue seeing the exact opposite — many media and entertainment ex... More

Sony Pictures Finds New Life For Catalog Using Time-Based Metadata

In the past, creating data around content was a challenge for studios. Redundancies, missed opportunities, and the costs associated with manual processes were all standing in the w... More

TiVo Scores IPTV Win With Midco

TiVo July 29 announced cable provider Midco has tapped its Next-Gen Platform to transition to IPTV by deploying TiVo’s IPTV suite of solutions, covering IPVOD, IP Linear, Restart... More

M&E Journal: Localization Services Critical to D2C Strategies

By Chris Carey, Chief Revenue Officer, Managing Director for the Americas, BTI Studios - Major OTT platforms are proliferating at a record rate, with many distributors already b... More

NAGRA: The Challenge of Securing Android TV Long Term

NAGRA has released a new white paper — “Securing Android TV in Pay TV Operations” — that tackles how to best secure a combined broadcast-OTT Android-based set-top box solut... More

Adobe CEO: More Sensei AI Opportunities on the Horizon

Adobe continues to see increased applications for its Adobe Sensei artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) platform and expects the strong overall momentum it saw ac... More