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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

12th Annual Media Excellence Awards Accepting Submissions

The Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) is partnering once again with the Media Excellence Awards (MEA), which is now accepting nominees for its 12th annual awards event... More

Disney Streaming Services Looks to CDNs to Help Lock Down Content

LAS VEGAS — With consumer demand for streaming content at an all-time high, and delivering that content globally, while also maintaining strong access controls, is proving to be ... More

Infosys’ London Innovation Studio to Delve Into AI, VR

Next-gen digital services and consulting Infosys has opened a new Experience Design & Innovation Studio in the Shoreditch district of London, offering a space for its employees... More

E3 2019: Microsoft’s Next Game Console to Support 8K, Feature Next-Gen SSD

Microsoft’s next video game console, code-named “Project Scarlett,” will support 8K Ultra High-Def (UHD) video playback resolution and feature a “new-generation” solid st... More

HITS Spring: MarkLogic, Sony Tout Benefits of Leveraging Curated Descriptive Metadata

Curated descriptive metadata can yield significant competitive business value for a media and entertainment company, according to MarkLogic and Sony. “We’re here to talk abo... More

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