MESA’s OTT Academy Hits L.A. March 3

The afternoon of Tuesday, March 3 sees the Media & Entertainment Services Alliance (MESA) return to its supply chain roots, hosting the OTT Supply Chain Academy at the Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel, an event offering an intimate gathering of the thought leaders and streaming innova... More

Akamai: API Attacks by Cybercriminals are on the Rise

Application programming interfaces (APIs) are increasingly being targeted in hostile takeover attempts, according to Akamai Technologies. “We have a really consistent amount of credential abuse going on,” Steve Ragan, Akamai editor-security research and publications, said ... More

EIDR Participant March 3 Event to Celebrate Major Milestones

Celebration of EIDR’S first decade of existence, the introduction of the 2020 EIDR board of directors, the upcoming launch a significant stack improvement (EIDR 2.5), and EIDR’s plan for achieving 100% title registration by the end of 2020, all will be on the docket March 3 a... More

M&E Journal: Looking Beyond the Paperless Mission: How Automation Minimizes Risk

By Mark Goldstein, President, CEO, Entertainment Partners - Many have speculated that we are in the midst of a golden age in entertainment production. Content creation continues to explode, as distribution methods continually evolve. News as entertainment, entertainment as new... More

Dish CEO: Sling TV Remains ‘Well-Positioned’ in Crowded OTT Market

Dish Network sees its Sling TV over-the-top (OTT) streaming service as being “well positioned to perform in the dynamic marketplace, but we also need to execute,” according to W. Erik Carlson, the company’s CEO and president. His comment Feb. 19 on Dish’s earnings call... More

IBM X-Force: Phishing Down, Credential Attacks Up in 2019

Phishing as a successful, initial infection vector was reported in less than a third of cyber incidents (31%) against businesses in 2019, compared to half in 2018, but scanning and exploitation of vulnerabilities accounted for 30% of observed incidents, compared to just 8% a year... More

Synamedia White Paper Looks at Impact of Credential Sharing

A new white paper from Synamedia estimates that since the start of 2019, 4.1 billion streaming video credentials have been breached, and that by 2024, pay TV operators will have lost $12.5 billion due to credential sharing alone. More than 25% of U.S. consumers between the age... More

Tape Ark to Talk Cloud Migration at Smart Content Summit

For the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, making its content accessible while also preserving it for future generations hasn’t been the easiest thing, considering how much video content is trapped on both decaying tape media and obsolete infrastructure. Enter tape-to-cloud migration... More

Shazam Founder to Keynote Smart Content Summit

Bringing a concept from idea to reality is difficult. Getting that reality up to proper scale in today’s consumer environment can prove downright daunting. To share his experiences in doing both successfully, Chris Barton, entrepreneur, founder of Shazam, and former mobile s... More

Moving to the Cloud: White Paper Examines Post, VFX Concerns

At this week’s HPA Tech Retreat in Palm Springs, Calif., Entertainment Technologies Inc. and cloud specialists RStor will debut a new white paper “Moving to the Cloud: A Practical Migration Guide for Video Production, VFX and Post-Production Operations.” The paper looks ... More