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Live at NAB Show: The Keys to Building a Successful OTT Video Service

LAS VEGAS – There are six crucial ingredients to building a successful over-the-top (OTT) video service, according to the content and service providers who spoke on an NAB Show p... More

Live at NAB Show: Dolby Touts Latest AC-4 Strides

LAS VEGAS – Dolby is using this week’s NAB Show here to tout the continued strides that have been made by its AC-4 audio compression technology, including the latest news on th... More

NAB Show: Major Update to Adobe Creative Cloud Includes Advanced AI, Enhanced VR Tools

A significant update to Adobe Creative Cloud (CC) has added several new features, including enhanced virtual reality (VR) tools and advanced artificial intelligence (AI) powered by... More

NAB Show: Back by Popular Demand: MESA’s DAM Tour

On both April 9 and 10 at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) will host its popular “Take the DAM(n) Tour,” a two-hour digital asset m... More

NAB Show: New Post-Production Solutions on Tap From MESA Members

By Jeff Berman and Chris Tribbey This is the second of two stories previewing some of the post-production solutions being showcased at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. The f... More

NAB Show: MESA Members to Tout New Workflow Solutions

By Jeff Berman and Chris Tribbey This is the first of two stories previewing some of the workflow solutions being showcased at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. At the NAB... More

NAB Show: MESA Members to Share New Post-Production Solutions

This is the first of two stories previewing some of the post-production solutions being showcased at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas. Deluxe will be turning the spotlight on... More

NAB Show 2018: Cyber Security & Content Protection Summit Hits Las Vegas April 8

The Cyber Security & Content Protection Summit, produced by the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA), c... More

TiVo: Price Remains a Pay TV Problem

Nearly 87% of consumers who cut the pay TV cord during the fourth quarter of 2017 did because of price, a 6.6% year-over-year increase and the highest rate of price dissatisfaction... More

Smart Content West: NeuLion’s Crawford Stresses Streaming Data

LOS ANGELES — In 2017, NeuLion managed video for 63,000 live events, delivering more than 300 live linear channels, covering everything from ingest and encoding, to monetization,... More

Smart Content West: The Power of Azure AI

LOS ANGELES — For Martin Wahl, principal program manager for Microsoft’s Azure Media Services, a big part of his job is speaking to both audiences and customers about how to us... More

NAGRA: From Portable Recorders to a Content Protection Powerhouse

Switzerland-based NAGRA — the digital TV division of the Kudelski Group — got its start nearly 70 years ago as the brand name of portable professional audio recorders. Today it... More

M&E Journal: The Evolving Television Supply Chain: Everything is Changing… and Always Will Be

By Tom Anthony, Senior Product Manager, Content and Licensing, Vistex - Anatural consequence of advancing technology is the ability to get your content delivered to your end con... More

M&E Journal: Designing an Efficient QC and Delivery Workflow for IMF

By Ken Kiers, EVP Postproduction Services, My Eye Media - The Interoperable Master Format is an international file-based interchange of multi-version finished audio visual work... More

M&E Journal: DVR in the OTT World: A Case for Updated Storage Requirements

By Jason Friedlander, Director, Marketing Communications, Verizon Digital Media Services - Thanks to the Supreme Court’s refusal in 2009 to hear the Cablevision remote DVR ca... More

Analyst: ‘Too Early’ to Gauge Impact of New ESPN Streaming Service for Disney

Disney CEO Robert Iger on Feb. 6 provided more details about the new ESPN direct-to-consumer app that will be launching this spring — including the fact that the streaming servic... More

Amazon CFO: Company to Continue AWS, Alexa, Streaming Video Investments

Amazon will continue to make major investments in its Amazon Web Services (AWS), Alexa and streaming video businesses after continuing to make strides on each of them in the fourth... More

PwC: AI Likely to Impact Media, Telecom Deals in 2018

Artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies will likely play a role in deals made in the media and telecom sector in 2018, according to PwC. That’s one of th... More

Study: 2018 to See More Digital Disruption, Evolving Pay TV Activity

This year expect to see more disruption to traditional media and entertainment distribution, accelerated mergers and acquisitions activity, and a shift in how ad dollars are spent,... More

Avid CEO: ‘Massive Explosion’ of Content Has Created New Challenges for Media Companies

The significant surge in content, as well as the increased number of channels, platforms and devices that content can be viewed on, has created new challenges for media and enterta... More