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‘Stranger Things’ Creators Tout Technicolor Services

Leading up to the second season release of Netflix’s "Stranger Things," Technicolor conducted a video interview for journalists featuring the creators of the hit series, Matt and... More

Dolby Marks Dolby Vision, Atmos Gains to Close Fiscal Year

Increased adoption of Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos in consumer electronics devices helped the company’s fiscal fourth quarter results Oct. 25, with Dolby reporting revenue of $24... More

TiVo Data Science Director: Not All Data is Equal and Monetizing It Can Backfire

NEW YORK -- The huge mass of data that’s become available to media and entertainment companies to make decisions about their day-to-day and long-term TV programming strategies ca... More

M&E Journal: Netflix and Amazon Go Global: The Impact of Content Localization on Video Streaming

By Steven Herrera, Consultant, Zaszou, LLC - When Netflix and Amazon first introduced their video streaming offerings about 10 years ago, they presented alternatives to traditi... More

Vistex Manager: Ineffective Content Restriction Management Could Prove Costly

As alternative TV content distribution platforms and services keep increasing, it’s become more complex than ever to manage content restrictions and doing it ineffectively can pr... More

M&E Journal: Value Reality: VR, AR, MR and Beyond

By Tim Sarnoff, President of Production Services and Deputy CEO, Technicolor - If we are going to deliver on the promise to expose audiences to a new category of entertainment,... More

Analyst: Netflix Pricing Increase to Impact New Subscriptions More Than Churn

The planned pricing increase that Netflix announced Oct. 5 for most subscription tiers will likely have a much larger effect on how many new subscribers it attracts than the number... More

Evolution Digital Launches New Live Streaming Service for Cable Operators Nationwide

Evolution Digital today announced the launch of a new app-based streaming video service, eVUE-NOW!, for cable and telecommunications operators across the U.S., enabling the deliver... More

CBS: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Gave a Huge Lift to All Access Streaming Sign-Ups

The premiere of the new TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” provided a huge lift for CBS All Access streaming subscriptions, according to the network. The show “broke a new rec... More

Mediamorph Celebrates a Decade of Streamlining Content Distribution and Tracking

When New York-based Mediamorph first got off the ground in 2007, the company’s goal was straight-forward: meet the increasingly global content tracking needs of content providers... More

IBC 2017: Aspera, Cisco, G-Technology, Irdeto Introduce New Solutions

IBM’s Aspera, Cisco, G-Technology and Irdeto were among members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) to introduce new products, services and technologies on the ... More

M&E Journal: OTT Just Got Personal

By Chris Wagner, EVP, NeuLion - There’s nothing valuable about vanilla these days. Be it cars, smartphones, running shoes, burgers, you name it—we all now want to purchase t... More

Veritone: Combining Apps with Cognitive Computing to Transform Unstructured Data

Costa Mesa, Calif.—based Veritone may only be a few years old but it’s already garnered some of the biggest names in the business, coming to it for its proprietary platform, on... More

M&E Journal: TV Networks’ Rush to the Web May Be Fruitless Without Aggregation

By Bill Mobley, CEO, FreeCast - The consumer migration from cable and satellite TV to web-based video providers continues, with no sign of slowing down. Now more than ever, the... More

Ooyala: SVOD Providers Have Unrealistic Subscriber Expectations

Having an unrealistic expectation of rapid subscriber growth is among the most common mistakes that subscription VOD (SVOD) providers make, according to a new Ooyala whitepaper. B... More

Questions Linger Over Disney’s Streaming Services, BAMTech Pact

Questions still linger after Disney announced this week that it upped its investment in streaming-video tech firm BAMTech to a majority stake, and planned to use that company’s t... More

Avid CFO: Company’s Long ‘Transformation’ Completed on Time

Avid Technology recently completed the “transformation” of its business that started four years ago and the company is now well-positioned for future growth, according to CFO B... More

Comcast, FX Partner on New, Ad-Free, 4K-Enabled Offering

Comcast will be making another ad-free service available to its Xfinity TV subscribers as an optional pay service, as part of a deal with Fox’s FX Networks, the companies announc... More

Avid Exec: AI to Have ‘Surprising’ and ‘Exponential Impact’ on Industry

NEW YORK – Artificial intelligence (AI), including machine learning and video analysis technologies, will have a “surprising” and “exponential impact” on the businesses o... More

CNBC, Viacom Increasingly Look Toward Metadata

Jeff Jacobs, SVP of production planning, strategies and operations for Viacom Media Networks Music and Entertainment Group, spent a good chunk of his dozen-plus years with Viacom w... More