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Irdeto: Dark Web Home to Stolen OTT Login Details

Piracy continues to be a significant problem for media and entertainment (M&E) companies, as well as consumers, around the world, according to an Irdeto Global Consumer Piracy Thre... More

IBM’s Andrews: Think Outside the Box with Blockchain

NEW YORK — These remain very early days for blockchain, but the opportunities that the technology presents for media and entertainment (M&E) and other companies are significant a... More

New Asset ID Standards the ‘UPC Code’ for Media

In early July, the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) published new standards that bind Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) codes to ... More

Smart Content, Content Protection, Cloud Production Together July 24 in NYC

Nearly 400 members of the East Coast media and entertainment community are set to visit the Microsoft Conference Center July 24 for the second annual Media & Entertainment Day, att... More

MESA, MarkLogic Webinar to Examine Sony’s Smart Content Work

When the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) and MarkLogic host the July 18 webinar “Smart Content Connecting the Data Behind the Hits with Sony Pictures,” Matt Turn... More

SMPTE Publishes Standards for Binding Ad-IDs to Commercials, EIDR Codes to Content

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) July 9 announced it has published new standards around binding Ad-IDs to commercials and Entertainment ID Registry (E... More

Video AI, Data Topics Highlight Smart Content Summit East

Among the focus areas of the July 24 Media & Entertainment Day at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York is Smart Content Summit East, a track that will see media and ente... More

M&E Day Keynotes to Address Power of Blockchain, Social Media

The keynote addresses have been set for the July 24 Media & Entertainment Day at the Microsoft Conference Center in New York, an event that covers three programs (Smart Content, Co... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: YouTube Calls for Presenters, FIFA Original Series

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • For an opportunity to produce their own... More

IBM Watson Media, Fox Sports Add AI to World Cup Coverage

For this month’s 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Fox Sports has partnered with IBM Watson Media to add an artificial intelligence layer to the broadcaster’s coverage of the even... More

HITS Spring Keynoter Pushes Attendees to Be Happier

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Mo Gawdat had it all. Successful career, wonderful family, all the “keep-up-with-the-Joneses” material possessions you might want. But the former ... More

HITS Spring to See AI, Data Endeavors Highlighted

Among the breakout sessions during the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit returns to Los Angeles on May 17 is a closer look at the latest AI and d... More

Vast Media Smart Screen Round-Up: Digital-First Debuts, Snapchat Partnerships

Here’s a run-down of recent second screen-related entertainment items, via Berlin-based research and consulting company Vast Media. • To promote the latest season of its rea... More

HITS Spring Keynoter to Share Design Thinking Approaches

When the annual HITS Spring: The Hollywood Innovation & Technology Summit returns to Los Angeles on May 17, Hollywood A-list creative-futurist and designer, Jeff Julian (“Doctor ... More

Ooyala Analyst: Mobile Video Plays Could Soon Hit 70% of All Online Video Watched

Mobile video plays continued to grow in the fourth quarter of 2017 and could soon reach 70% of all online video played globally, according to Jim O’Neill, principal analyst at st... More

May 2 Webinar: ‘Introducing the Trusted Partner Network: One Industry, One Audit’

On May 2 at 11 a.m. PT, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Content Delivery & Security Association (CDSA) will hold a webinar to discuss the Trusted Partner N... More

Live at NAB Show: Anti-Piracy Tools, New Workflows Featured on the Show Floor

LAS VEGAS — The NAB Show saw no shortage of new workflow solutions, software-as-a-service technologies, and anti-piracy news from members of the Media & Entertainment Services Al... More

Live at NAB Show: MESA Members Talk Digital Asset Management, AI, and More

LAS VEGAS -- Members of the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) brought a variety of new offerings to the annual NAB Show, covering artificial intelligence (AI), and mac... More

Live at NAB Show: MESA Members Debut Variety of New Technologies as Show Gets Underway

By Jeff Berman and Chris Tribbey LAS VEGAS -- Cloud solutions, digital asset management offerings, security and content protection technologies and more we’re on hand from mem... More

NAB Show: Industry’s Trusted Partner Network Debuts at Cyber Summit

The Trusted Partner Network (TPN) — a new content security initiative aimed at helping companies prevent leaks, breaches and hacks of pre-release film and TV content, by elevatin... More