Smart Screen Connections

EIDR, CIMM to Talk New ID Standard During M&E Day Panel

When the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) published new standards earlier this month around binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (E... More

Fighting Illegal Sports Streams a Content Protection Summit Highlight

The July 24 Media & Entertainment Day at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York will include the Content Protection Summit East program, featuring media and entertainment ... More

Dish Introduces Google Assistant Integration Across Several Devices

Dish Network has integrated Google Assistant into its Hopper, Hopper Duo, Joey and Wally TV set-top boxes, boosting the number of devices now available that feature Google’s voic... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: ‘Westworld’ Maze, World Cup Madness

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • During the World Cup, German broadcaste... More

NAGRA Pay TV Study: More Diverse Video Products an Industry Priority

Diversifying consumer video offerings, better leveraging consumer data, combating streaming piracy, and more infrastructure investments are among the pay TV challenges weighing on ... More

Adobe CEO: Magento Purchase Expands Market Opportunity

Adobe’s recent $1.68 billion purchase of e-commerce company Magento stands to give Adobe a boost on multiple fronts, starting with the ability to “seamlessly integrate” comme... More

MCF Media: New Solutions for Content Localization

It was a pooling of resources between three companies that resulted in today’s MCF Media Solutions. A few years ago, Westlake, Ohio-based MCF Tech Solutions teamed up with Los... More

E3 2018: Microsoft Gaming Cloud Team Developing Multi-Device Streaming Service

Microsoft used its E3 news briefing, June 10 in Los Angeles, to disclose that its new Gaming Cloud Team is developing a game streaming service that Phil Spencer, EVP and head of ga... More

Western Digital CFO: Data is the New Currency

Big data and fast data in the cloud, as well as mobile and Internet of Things (IoT) growth, are among the largest demand drivers for Western Digital (WD), according to Western Digi... More

MESA’s Latest ‘M&E Journal’ Edition Goes Live

The 2018 spring-summer edition of the “M&E Journal,” published by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA), and geared toward senior media and entertainment e... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: Royal Wedding Firsts, a Chatbot for ‘Drag Race’

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • For the premiere of the 10thseason of ... More

HITS Spring WiTH Leadership Award Winners Focus on Equality

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Honoring the work they’ve done in the advancement of women in entertainment technology, Women in Technology: Hollywood (WiTH) May 17 handed out its sec... More

TiVo CEO: Company’s Making Progress on Growth Initiatives

TiVo is making progress on the strategic objectives it recently laid out that are designed to “improve execution, drive growth in key market areas” and expand its capabilities ... More

Google Cloud Exec: Company Continues to Make Major AI Investments

NEW YORK – Google continues to make major investments in deep learning and other associated areas that fall under the artificial intelligence (AI) umbrella, according to Ron Bodk... More

EIDR European Working Group to Meet May 9 in London

The latest updates around the Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) will be presented May 9 at Google’s Covent Garden offices in London during a free meeting of the EIDR European Work... More

M&E Journal: Hollywood Without Borders

By Devendra Mishra, MESA - Since its inception, Hollywood has successfully deployed new technologies that enhance viewing quality and the efficiency of production and business ... More

M&E Journal: Turning Content Storage into a Competitive Advantage

By Adrian Herrera, Vice President, Marketing, Caringo - When it comes to consuming content, convenience is now king and your storage strategy must adapt. From dwindling cable s... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: VR in Space, Netflix and Google Home

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • National Geographic’s new, ten-part d... More

Live at NAB Show: File Transfer, AI, Storage Tech Gets Top Billing

LAS VEGAS — New storage solutions, advances in artificial intelligence and the latest in file-transfer solutions all got heavy space on the floor at the NAB Show. Here’s a l... More

Live at NAB Show: MESA Members Talk Growth, Cloud Services and Machine Learning

LAS VEGAS — Members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) brought a variety of new offerings to the annual NAB Show, covering machine learning, cloud services, an... More